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Huge Wildfire Burns in Chiniak

Huge Wildfire Burns in Chiniak

A large wildfire broke out in the community of Chiniak, located 45 miles from the city of Kodiak on Thursday night, lighting up the sky to the southeast…

Alaska and British Columbia Seek to Improve Protection of Transboundary Waters

Alaska and British Columbia Seek to Improve Protection of Transboundary Waters

JUNEAU –  For the first time in more than twenty years, government officials with the State of Alaska and British Columbia spent this week meeting face-to-face with Alaska…

Alaska Drone Ban in Effect Next Week Too

Alaska Drone Ban in Effect Next Week Too

Palmer, Alaska – With the upcoming aviation restrictions related to President Obama’s visit to Alaska, Rep. Shelley Hughes wants the thousands of Alaskans who are recreational drone owners…

Habitat Concerns Prompt Restrictions on Cottonwood Creek ATV Trail

Habitat Concerns Prompt Restrictions on Cottonwood Creek ATV Trail

(Palmer) – All but the first mile of the Cottonwood Creek trail in the Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge will remain closed to motorized vehicles through the…

General News

RCC Lifts Trapped Man from Homer Bluffs

RCC Lifts Trapped Man from Homer Bluffs

The Homer Fire Department reported to the Alaska State Troopers that they were attempting to…

Troopers Seek Information on Wasilla Armed Robber

Troopers Seek Information on Wasilla Armed Robber

Alaska State troopers in Wasilla are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the intersection…

Most Diverse Alaska Air Guard Group Trains Collectively

Most Diverse Alaska Air Guard Group Trains Collectively

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Members of the 176th Mission Support Group brought together approximately…

Wildlife Troopers Help Two Across Ober Creek, Cite One

Wildlife Troopers Help Two Across Ober Creek, Cite One

Early Sunday afternoon, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, while on patrol at Ober Creek near Coal Mine…

Soldotna Man Arrested for Assault in Dogs/Weapons Incident

Soldotna Man Arrested for Assault in Dogs/Weapons Incident

A Soldotna man was arrested and charged with two counts of Assault III after a…

Plea Deal Reached in December Kanga Bay Boating Accident

Plea Deal Reached in December Kanga Bay Boating Accident

On Sunday, Alaska State troopers announced court results stemming from an investigation that began in…

Alaska's Arctic

A Float Down the Tanana River

A Float Down the Tanana River

This is not Henry Allen’s Tanana River. Nor is it the Trail River of people living here thousands of years before the nineteenth-century government explorer struggled his way…

US Gives Shell Go-Ahead for Arctic Drilling

US Gives Shell Go-Ahead for Arctic Drilling

The Obama Administration has given Royal Shell Oil permission to drill in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska’s northwest coast.  This is the first time gas and drilling operations…

The Loneliest Camp on Earth

The Loneliest Camp on Earth

One of the quietest places in Alaska was temporarily home to a few hardy people when the Mayflower landed at Plymouth Rock. An archaeologist has fleshed out what…

Red-backed Voles Climb into Scientific Literature

Red-backed Voles Climb into Scientific Literature

A few years ago, Link Olson wanted students in his mammalogy class to see one of the neatest little creatures in Alaska, the northern flying squirrel. He baited…

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Alutiiq Word of the Week

Teach-Alutiiq Word of the Week-August 23

Teach-Alutiiq Word of the Week-August 23

Litnauwiluni – TeachUciitilat litnauwitaartut. – The school teachers always teach. Children in Alutiiq communities learned traditional skills by playing and working…

Vaccination-Alutiiq Word of the Week-August 16

Vaccination-Alutiiq Word of the Week-August 16

Uspaq – Vaccination Cuumi uspaq’rtaaqait. – They used to give us vaccinations. Vaccinations may seem like a feat of twentieth-century bioengineering,…

Rural

Rural man Cited after Taking Illegal Moose and Giving it to Community

Rural man Cited after Taking Illegal Moose and Giving it to Community

After receiving a tip that a Chalkyitsik man had taken a moose out of season, Fairbanks troopers immediately traveled to the community via state aircraft to investigate…

Search Continues for Two Missing Boaters on Eek Lake

Search Continues for Two Missing Boaters on Eek Lake

Weather conditions continue to hamper search efforts for two boaters reported overdue early Monday afternoon in the Eek Lake area. Alaska State Troopers were advised that two…

At Sea

First-Ever Octopus Genome Sequenced

First-Ever Octopus Genome Sequenced

Multiple serpentine arms, a bulbous head, the ability to change color: No wonder the octopus is often compared to an alien creature. Turns out, its uniqueness extends…

Record-Setting Bloom of Toxic Algae in North Pacific

Record-Setting Bloom of Toxic Algae in North Pacific

A record-breaking algal bloom continues to expand across the North Pacific reaching as far north as the Aleutian Islands and as far south as southern California.  Coinciding…

Events/Notices

Downtown Traffic Changes During GLACIER Conference and Presidential Visit

Downtown Traffic Changes During GLACIER Conference and Presidential Visit

ANCHORAGE – Anchorage will host the international GLACIER conference at the Dena’ina Center, bringing over a thousand dignitaries and guests from all over the world. This international…

AMHS Releases Winter 2015-16 Schedule

AMHS Releases Winter 2015-16 Schedule

(JUNEAU, Alaska) – The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) today announced the release of its 2015-16 winter schedule. Reservations are now available for booking at FerryAlaska.com, by…

Fishermen's News Online

Wild Salmon Harvests in Alaska Top 211 Million Fish

Wild Salmon Harvests in Alaska Top 211 Million Fish

Alaska’s wild salmon harvests rose to more than 211 million fish through Aug. 18, as the humpy harvest alone climbed to 143.6 million, exceeding the forecast of…

Festival in Homer, Alaska will Celebrate Halibut

Festival in Homer, Alaska will Celebrate Halibut

Educating people about the science and value of Homer, Alaska’s halibut resource is key to the first Homer Halibut Festival, set for Sept. 19-20 on the Kenai…

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