State
Governor Walker Lowers Alaska Flags for Memorial Day

Governor Walker Lowers Alaska Flags for Memorial Day

ANCHORAGE – Governor Bill Walker ordered all Alaska flags be lowered on Monday, May 29, in honor of Memorial Day. Per U.S. Flag Code and a proclamation from…

Governor Walker Orders Increased Enforcement on Dangerous Roads

Governor Walker Orders Increased Enforcement on Dangerous Roads

ANCHORAGE– As part of the Walker-Mallott administration’s efforts to build a Safer Alaska, Governor Bill Walker today directed state troopers to increase enforcement along safety corridors, like Seward…

Alaska National Guard Hosts 24 Countries at Pacific Environmental Security Forum

Alaska National Guard Hosts 24 Countries at Pacific Environmental Security Forum

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — The Alaska National Guard, in conjunction with U.S. Pacific Command, hosted the 2017 Pacific Environmental Security Forum in Anchorage May 9-12, welcoming more…

General News

Four Arrested in Foldager Lake Cabin Break-Ins/Thefts

Four Arrested in Foldager Lake Cabin Break-Ins/Thefts

Alaska State Troopers reported via trooper dispatch that they have made arrests in the Foldager…

Don’t Let Fire Destroy Your Memorial Day Holiday Weekend

Don’t Let Fire Destroy Your Memorial Day Holiday Weekend

As the Memorial Day Weekend kicks off the unofficial start of summer, Alaskans are getting…

APD Asks Public to Refrain from Calling in Glenn Highway Mother Moose and Calves

APD Asks Public to Refrain from Calling in Glenn Highway Mother Moose and Calves

The Anchorage Police Department asked the public in a Nixle post to refrain from calling…

UPDATE: Female Bank Robber Arrested after Second Holdup

UPDATE: Female Bank Robber Arrested after Second Holdup

Update: At just after 9 pm on Friday night, APD announced that they had taken the…

Bodies of Two Overdue Egg Hunters found near Shaktoolik

Bodies of Two Overdue Egg Hunters found near Shaktoolik

The remains of two persons were located and reported to troopers just after midnight on…


The Arctic and Alaska Science

Gear has Come a Long Way in 20 Years

Gear has Come a Long Way in 20 Years

When I walked this same path 20 years ago, I averaged six miles each day. After a few weeks in 2017 of hiking the path of the Trans-Alaska…

Lots of Quiet Time in the Big Lonely

Lots of Quiet Time in the Big Lonely

I walked around the chain-link fence of Pump Station 12 of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, apprehensive about the human encounter to come. It was time to send a weekly…

Governor Walker Discusses Alaska Opportunities with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

Governor Walker Discusses Alaska Opportunities with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

FAIRBANKS—Governor Bill Walker Thursday discussed the importance of Alaska’s strategic geopolitical role in national security during a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, emphasizing the strong…

Mountains Full of Snow and Birds

Mountains Full of Snow and Birds

In the early going of my second hike across Alaska along the route of the Trans-Alaska pipeline, I chose to walk the highway rather than the pipe’s route…

Rural

Four Arrested in Foldager Lake Cabin Break-Ins/Thefts

Four Arrested in Foldager Lake Cabin Break-Ins/Thefts

Alaska State Troopers reported via trooper dispatch that they have made arrests in the Foldager Lake cabin break-ins that were reported last month.  AST traveled to investigate…

Bodies of Two Overdue Egg Hunters found near Shaktoolik

Bodies of Two Overdue Egg Hunters found near Shaktoolik

The remains of two persons were located and reported to troopers just after midnight on Thursday morning from the community of Shaktoolik, the trooper dispatch revealed. According…

At Sea

Whales Only recently Evolved into Giants when Changing Ice, oceans Concentrated Prey

Whales Only recently Evolved into Giants when Changing Ice, oceans Concentrated Prey

The blue whale, which uses baleen to filter its prey from ocean water and can reach lengths of over 100 feet, is the largest vertebrate animal that…

New Information on How Long some Rockfish Live and How Often they Spawn

New Information on How Long some Rockfish Live and How Often they Spawn

Some things just get better with age. Like rockfish mothers. A rockfish might not start spawning until she is 25 years old. As she gets older she…

Alutiiq Word of the Week

Two-Hatched Kayak-Alutiiq Word of the Week-May 21st

Two-Hatched Kayak-Alutiiq Word of the Week-May 21st

Qayarpak – Two-hatched kayak Qaniq aturtaakait qayarpat. – They used to always use two-hatched kayak. From the Arctic Ocean to Prince William Sound, Native people crafted swift,…

Barnacle-Alutiiq Word of the Week-May 14th

Barnacle-Alutiiq Word of the Week-May 14th

Qaugtat – Barnacles Qaugtat ilait allrani angtaartut. – Some barnacles are sometimes large. Barnacles are one of the oldest living species on earth and a familiar resident…

Fishermen's News Online

Copper River Salmon Fishery Delivers Record Opener Prices

Copper River Salmon Fishery Delivers Record Opener Prices

Harvesters in the Copper River fishery, braving opening day rain and temperatures in the low 40s, made 481 deliveries for the season opener on May 18, including…

Togiak Herring Fishery Winds Down

Togiak Herring Fishery Winds Down

The Togiak herring fishery, which opened on April 28, closed to purse seiners on May 7, while the gillnet fishery area increased westward to the longitude of…

Events/Notices

Summer Food Service Program-2017

Summer Food Service Program-2017

Food Bank of Alaska is participating in the Summer Food Service Program for Children. Meals will be made available free to all children 18 years of age…

KANA Weekly Updates

KANA Weekly News and Updates

KANA Weekly News and Updates

Kodiak Wilderness First Aid Course Summer is the season when most island dwellers venture into the outdoors. Whether we’re hiking, fishing, or camping, there’s always a risk…

Opinion

Unacceptable: Legislator Wrong To Play Abortion Politics

Unacceptable: Legislator Wrong To Play Abortion Politics

We should be working hard on the budget, not playing games with voter emotions over abortion. While many of us are trying to work to find consensus…

Op/Ed

Juneau Update: What I’m Fighting For

Juneau Update: What I’m Fighting For

As one of 60 legislators, I think we could have finished our work within the 90-day limit. But like negotiating for a car, you can’t just make…