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Coast Guard issues Administrative Order to Lower Kuskokwin School District

Coast Guard issues Administrative Order to Lower Kuskokwin School District

  Photo: The Napakiak School fuel storage facility sits 76 feet from the riverbank’s erosion point, along the Kuskokwim River. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. ANCHORAGE, Alaska —…

July Employment up 0.5 Percent from Last Year; Unemployment Rate at 6.3 Percent

July Employment up 0.5 Percent from Last Year; Unemployment Rate at 6.3 Percent

  JUNEAU, Alaska—Alaska’s employment was up an estimated 0.5 percent in July, or 1,800 jobs, from July 2018. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 6.3 percent while…

Wildlife Troopers Name Patrol Vessel in Honor of Longtime Support Staff

Wildlife Troopers Name Patrol Vessel in Honor of Longtime Support Staff

  P/V Audrey Ann celebrates “two incredible women.” Photo: Audrey Ayay-Dehart, left, and Ann Porter pause aboard the P/V Audrey Ann Tuesday, August 13 in Kodiak. The Alaska…

General News

The First Day of School is upon Us. So are Some New Rules

The First Day of School is upon Us. So are Some New Rules

  Anchorage School District students start the school year on Tuesday, August 20th.  Regardless if…

Off-Duty APD Officer Arrested on DUI Charges, Put on Leave

Off-Duty APD Officer Arrested on DUI Charges, Put on Leave

An Alaska State Trooper on patrol on the Glenn Highway at 12:30 am on Saturday…

Remains of Shelly Ingram Located in Houston Friday

Remains of Shelly Ingram Located in Houston Friday

Alaska State Troopers report that the remains of the woman that they have been seeking…

AST Release Names of August 4th Goat Mountain Crash Victims

AST Release Names of August 4th Goat Mountain Crash Victims

  Alaska State Troopers have confirmed the identities of the persons who died in the…

APD Opens Investigation into Attempted Sexual Assaults on Chester Creek Trail

APD Opens Investigation into Attempted Sexual Assaults on Chester Creek Trail

  Anchorage police have announced an investigation and are looking for information from the public…


The Arctic and Alaska Science

Northern Wheatears now on Remarkable Journey

Northern Wheatears now on Remarkable Journey

Photo:  A northern wheatear flies near Wales, Alaska, with a geolocator device on its back. Photo by Heiko Schmaljohann Birds that spent their summer next to muskoxen are…

UAF Research Looks for Prime Time to Harvest Firewood

UAF Research Looks for Prime Time to Harvest Firewood

Photo: Jessie Young-Robertson demonstrates how a device measures tree water content. The UAF ecologist is using the data to help the best times of year to harvest firewood.…

More than 100 Years of Arctic Sea Ice Volume Reconstructed with Help from Historic Ships’ Logbooks

More than 100 Years of Arctic Sea Ice Volume Reconstructed with Help from Historic Ships’ Logbooks

  The U.S. Revenue Cutter Thetis moored to sea ice near King Island, Alaska, in 1903.Courtesy of Coast Guard Museum Northwest Our knowledge of the dwindling sea ice…

Events/Notices

Providence Drive to close in September for creek culvert replacement project

Providence Drive to close in September for creek culvert replacement project

  Full closure of eastbound and westbound lanes between UAA Drive and Spirit Drive  ANCHORAGE – Beginning the week after Labor Day, Providence Drive will be closed…

At Sea

Coast Guard Aircrew Rescues Three from Small Skiff in Holtham Inlet

Coast Guard Aircrew Rescues Three from Small Skiff in Holtham Inlet

  JUNEAU, Alaska — An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard forward-operating location  rescued three hypothermic mariners from a skiff in Holtham Inlet, Tuesday. The Jayhawk aircrew…

NOAA Fisheries and Alaska Fisheries Science Center

Another Three Gray Whales are Found Dead, Bringing the Total in Alaska to Ten

Another Three Gray Whales are Found Dead, Bringing the Total in Alaska to Ten

  A dead gray whale found near Wrangell, Alaska. Taken 6/17/2019. Credit: Ceona Koch NOAA Fisheries Alaska Region has received reports of three additional dead gray whales…

Fishermen's News Online

Alaska’s Salmon Harvest Passes 124 Million

Alaska’s Salmon Harvest Passes 124 Million

  Deliveries of wild salmon to Alaska processors now tops 124 million fish. This represents nearly 20 million pink salmon more than the past week. The latest…

Rural

Coast Guard issues Administrative Order to Lower Kuskokwin School District

Coast Guard issues Administrative Order to Lower Kuskokwin School District

  Photo: The Napakiak School fuel storage facility sits 76 feet from the riverbank’s erosion point, along the Kuskokwim River. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. ANCHORAGE, Alaska…

Alutiiq Word of the Week & Museum News

Crystals-Alutiiq Word of the Week-August 11th

Crystals-Alutiiq Word of the Week-August 11th

  CUKIILAT – CRYSTALS IKUK’GKA CUKIILAQ. – I FOUND A CRYSTAL. Quartz is one of the most common materials on earth. Made of silicon dioxide (SiO2), this…

Acid Society

Kirby Corp Fined $2.9 Million for British Columbia Oil Spill

Kirby Corp Fined $2.9 Million for British Columbia Oil Spill

  The Nathan E. Stewart is seen surrounded by booms after sinking near Bella Bella. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canadian Coast Guard A fine of $2.9 million was levied…

Op/Ed and the Editor

Governor Dunleavy has violated his duties and continues to unfairly attack rural Alaska

Governor Dunleavy has violated his duties and continues to unfairly attack rural Alaska

  Alaska has always been a unique place where anything is possible. The will of Alaskans to protect their home and care for one another is strong,…


Statewide Weather

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UAA Amazing Stories: Kelly Ireland

Kelly Ireland is a UAA biology graduate student. She and researchers from UAA, University of Massachusetts Lowell, University of Connecticut, and University of Texas at Austin are collaborating on a joint field collection of stickleback fish. Youtube/UAA