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Governor Walker Orders Flags Lowered for Memorial Day

Governor Walker Orders Flags Lowered for Memorial Day

JUNEAU – Governor Bill Walker ordered all Alaska flags to be lowered on Monday, May 30 in honor of Memorial Day. This action coincides with a proclamation by…

Fairbanks Man Charged with Murder in 2014 North Pole Death Case

Fairbanks Man Charged with Murder in 2014 North Pole Death Case

Alaska State Troopers announced on Friday that a Fairbanks man has been charged with one count of Murder I, two counts of Murder II and Tampering with Evidence…

Anchorage Couple Indicted for Wire Fraud, Scheming to Defraud

Anchorage Couple Indicted for Wire Fraud, Scheming to Defraud

U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler of the U.S. Justice Department announced on Wednesday that an Anchorage husband and wife, 41-year-old Arnold Flowers and his wife, 31-year-old Miranda May…

General News

nchorage Police Arrest Two Suspects in Connection to Sunday Fairbanks Shooting

nchorage Police Arrest Two Suspects in Connection to Sunday Fairbanks Shooting

Anchorage Police made two arrests on Monday in connection with the early Sunday morning shooting…

Four Kobuk Suspects Arrested in Cash and Carry Burglary

Four Kobuk Suspects Arrested in Cash and Carry Burglary

Alaska State Troopers reported making arrests in the burglary of Kobuk’s Rainbow Cash and Carry Store…

One Dies in Early Morning Palmer Crash

One Dies in Early Morning Palmer Crash

An early-morning single vehicle crash in Palmer’s the life of one, it was reported. At…

Three Suffer Minor Injuries in Head-on Glenn Highway Semi/Truck Collision

Three Suffer Minor Injuries in Head-on Glenn Highway Semi/Truck Collision

Three people suffered minor injuries in a head-on collision between a semi-and a pickup truck…

Saxman Man Issued Summons after Backing into Teen

Saxman Man Issued Summons after Backing into Teen

A Saxman man was issued a summons to appear in Ketchikan court for negligent driving…

The Arctic and Alaska Science

Moose Flies a High-Summer Alaska Pest

Moose Flies a High-Summer Alaska Pest

While boating down the Yukon River during the hottest summer recorded in Alaska (1915, when Fort Yukon reached 100 degrees Fahrenheit), missionary Hudson Stuck wrote about the wildlife…

Arctic Set for Record-Breaking Melt this Summer

Arctic Set for Record-Breaking Melt this Summer

The record heat that is baking Alaska is poised to smash a host of climate records in 2016, including the earliest snowmelt date at NOAA’s Barrow Observatory, the…

Big Changes on a Big Alaska Peninsula

Big Changes on a Big Alaska Peninsula

Larger than West Virginia, the Kenai Peninsula has the best of Alaska: coastal rainforests, two icefields, majestic deepwater fiords and a sapphire river home to the largest king…

Arctic Fibre Acquired by Quintillion Networks

Arctic Fibre Acquired by Quintillion Networks

Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Quintillion Subsea Holdings LLC (“Quintillion”) has acquired the assets of Arctic Fibre as part of a plan to build a submarine fibre optic cable…

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Alutiiq Word of the Week

Comb-Alutiiq Word of the Week-May 29th

Comb-Alutiiq Word of the Week-May 29th

Kacagsuuteq – CombCuumillallret aturtaakait kacagsuutet cucunarta’iluteng. – Ancestors used to always use combs to make themselves beautiful. Combs have been a…

Snuff-Alutiiq Word of the Week-May 15th

Snuff-Alutiiq Word of the Week-May 15th

Iqmik – Snuff; Chewing Tobacco; SnooseTobacco, paulamek, cayumek ilaluku, taumi mililuku, tawaten iqmilitaallriit. – Add tobacco, ashes, and tea, then grind…

Rural

Four Kobuk Suspects Arrested in Cash and Carry Burglary

Four Kobuk Suspects Arrested in Cash and Carry Burglary

Alaska State Troopers reported making arrests in the burglary of Kobuk’s Rainbow Cash and Carry Store that took place in that community mid-month. Arrested last Wednesday on warrants…

Juneau Grand Jury Indicts Former Arizona Lawmaker on Murder Charges

Juneau Grand Jury Indicts Former Arizona Lawmaker on Murder Charges

Alaska State Troopers have released the name of the victim in the murder case in Excursion Inlet in southeast Alaska. Indicted by a Grand Jury on charges of…

At Sea

Four NOAA Fisheries Surveys to Collect Data Crucial to Sustainable Alaska Fisheries

Four NOAA Fisheries Surveys to Collect Data Crucial to Sustainable Alaska Fisheries

Scientists from NOAA’s Alaska Fisheries Science Center will embark from Dutch Harbor May 28 on another busy survey season, off Alaska’s coast, collecting data needed for fisheries…

Lingcod meet rockfish: Catching one improves chances for the other

Lingcod meet rockfish: Catching one improves chances for the other

Along the West Coast, lingcod fish are top predators — voracious eaters that aren’t picky about where their next meal comes from. But lingcod in the Pacific…

Events/Notices

Travellers Reminded to Declare Firearms at the Canadian Border

Travellers Reminded to Declare Firearms at the Canadian Border

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) reminds travellers transiting through Canada to and from Alaska to declare any firearms in their possession to a CBSA officer when…

The Denali Highway is Open for Public Travel

The Denali Highway is Open for Public Travel

(FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – The Denali Highway is now open from Cantwell, on the Parks Highway, to Paxson, on the Richardson Highway. Beginning in mid-April, maintenance and operations…

Fishermen's News Online

Copper River Salmon Fishery Opens on May 16

Copper River Salmon Fishery Opens on May 16

Seafood aficionados in Seattle and Anchorage are getting ready to roll out the red carpet May 17 to welcome the arrival of first of the season Copper…

Togiak Herring Surprises Harvesters, Processors

Togiak Herring Surprises Harvesters, Processors

A record early start date for Alaska’s Togiak herring fishery has caught harvesters and processors by surprise. Alaska Department of Fish and Game area biologist Tim Sands,…

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