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Nome Man Arrested on Eleven Counts of Heroin Trafficking

Nome Man Arrested on Eleven Counts of Heroin Trafficking

The Alaska Bureau of Investigation reported via the trooper dispatch on Tuesday that they made a Friday arrest for Heroin trafficking in the Nome area following an investigation…

Authorities Continue Kodiak Meth Investigation after Clandestine Lab Discovery

Authorities Continue Kodiak Meth Investigation after Clandestine Lab Discovery

Kodiak-based troopers reported on Tuesday concerning a drug bust and meth lab discovery investigation that has been moving forward since mid-March. According to the report, on March 16th,…

Coast Guard to Commission Alaska’s First Fast Response Cutter in Ketchikan, April 12

Coast Guard to Commission Alaska’s First Fast Response Cutter in Ketchikan, April 12

JUNEAU, Alaska – Media are invited to attend the commissioning of the Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick (WPC 1121), the 17th District’s first 154-foot Fast Response Cutter, in…

General News

Newtok Seal Hunter Reported Overdue, Search Taken Up

Newtok Seal Hunter Reported Overdue, Search Taken Up

Newtok and Tununak volunteers,the U.S. Coast Guard,  the Civil Air Patrol and Alaska State Troopers…

Wildlife Troopers Investigate Collision in Sitka Sac Roe Fishery

Wildlife Troopers Investigate Collision in Sitka Sac Roe Fishery

Alaska Wildlife Troopers say that they conducted an investigation into the collision of a pair…

K-9, Suspect Both Dead Following Parks Highway Chase

K-9, Suspect Both Dead Following Parks Highway Chase

An Alaska State Trooper K-9 and a Wasilla man are both dead from gunshot wounds…

No Injuries in Monday Soldotna Hard Landing

No Injuries in Monday Soldotna Hard Landing

No injuries were reported in a hard landing of a Piper PA-22 that occurred on…

Akiak Man Arrested on Assault Charges after Stabbing Victim in Forehead with Arrow

Akiak Man Arrested on Assault Charges after Stabbing Victim in Forehead with Arrow

Although very little information has been released by troopers, they did reveal that an arrest…


The Arctic and Alaska Science

Arctic Sea Ice Maximum at Record Low for Third Straight Year

Arctic Sea Ice Maximum at Record Low for Third Straight Year

BOULDER, Colo., March 22, 2017—Arctic sea ice was at a record low maximum extent for the third straight year, according to scientists at the National Snow and Ice…

Are Ravens Responsible for Wolf Packs?

Are Ravens Responsible for Wolf Packs?

People who study animal behavior think they may have found out why wolves hunt in packs — because ravens are such good scavengers. Scientists who watched wolves on…

NSF Awards $5.6 Million to Establish New Arctic Long-Term Ecological Research Site

NSF Awards $5.6 Million to Establish New Arctic Long-Term Ecological Research Site

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has made a $5.6 million, five-year grant to establish a Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site along the northern Alaskan coast that will focus…

How to Conserve Polar Bears — and Maintain Subsistence Harvest — under Climate Change

How to Conserve Polar Bears — and Maintain Subsistence Harvest — under Climate Change

Polar bears are listed as a threatened species as the ice-covered ocean they depend on for hunting and transportation becomes scarce. Changes in the Arctic Ocean are also…

Rural

Newtok Seal Hunter Reported Overdue, Search Taken Up

Newtok Seal Hunter Reported Overdue, Search Taken Up

Newtok and Tununak volunteers,the U.S. Coast Guard,  the Civil Air Patrol and Alaska State Troopers continue to search for a missing 59-year-old seal hunter who was reported…

Akiak Man Arrested on Assault Charges after Stabbing Victim in Forehead with Arrow

Akiak Man Arrested on Assault Charges after Stabbing Victim in Forehead with Arrow

Although very little information has been released by troopers, they did reveal that an arrest has been made in an Akiak assault incident that took place late…

At Sea

Coast Guard to Commission Alaska’s First Fast Response Cutter in Ketchikan, April 12

Coast Guard to Commission Alaska’s First Fast Response Cutter in Ketchikan, April 12

JUNEAU, Alaska – Media are invited to attend the commissioning of the Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick (WPC 1121), the 17th District’s first 154-foot Fast Response Cutter,…

Wildlife Troopers Investigate Collision in Sitka Sac Roe Fishery

Wildlife Troopers Investigate Collision in Sitka Sac Roe Fishery

Alaska Wildlife Troopers say that they conducted an investigation into the collision of a pair of boats during the opening moments of the Sitka Sac Roe Herring…

Alutiiq Word of the Week

Spam-Alutiiq Word of the Week-March 27th

 Spam-eq – Spam Alutiit Spam-eq pingaktaarat. – Alutiiq people (always) like Spam. The Hormel Foods Corporation introduced Spam to American consumers in 1937. Manufactured in Austin, Minnesota,…

Television-Alutiiq Word of the Week-March 19th

Television-Alutiiq Word of the Week-March 19th

Ulutegwik – Television Ulutegwik ikirsgu. – Turn the television on. Television began reaching rural Alaska communities in the1970s, as communication systems evolved following World War II. Alutiiq…

Fishermen's News Online

Sea Lion Boards Fishing Boat, Bites Crewman

Sea Lion Boards Fishing Boat, Bites Crewman

A crewman aboard a fishing vessel tied up at the Peter Pan Seafoods dock at Sand Point was severely injured when a sea lion jumped on board,…

Bristol Bay Fishing Jobs Outnumber Pebble Mine Work

Bristol Bay Fishing Jobs Outnumber Pebble Mine Work

Commercial Fishermen for Bristol Bay says the total economic contribution and number of fisheries jobs in the bay continue to outnumber offerings at the Pebble mine project…

KANA Weekly Updates

KANA Weekly News and Updates

KANA Weekly News and Updates

Arctic Care 2017 Registration Events Begin This Week The United States Department of Defense Arctic Care Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) Program in partnership, with the Kodiak Area…

Opinion

Ballot Measure 1 Makes Good Business Sense for Alaska

Ballot Measure 1 Makes Good Business Sense for Alaska

At CIRI, when we sit down to consider changes to the way we do business, besides keeping our shareholder’s best interests in mind, we usually look for…

Op/Ed

How President Obama has Protected our Sacred land for Future Generations

How President Obama has Protected our Sacred land for Future Generations

  I am very proud to be both Navajo and American. As the President of the Navajo Nation, I’ve dedicated my life to ensuring that, as a…