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Alaska Teen Traveling to Quantico

Alaska Teen Traveling to Quantico

UNALASKA, Alaska— The Department of Public Safety congratulated Ms. Taylor Holman, 15 of Unalaska, for being chosen to represent Alaska at the FBI National Academy Associations (NAA) 2015…

Governor Walker Focuses on Trans-boundary Water Issues

Governor Walker Focuses on Trans-boundary Water Issues

JUNEAU – In an effort to build on a positive working relationship that will expand a meaningful, responsible collaboration on transboundary resource issues, Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott announced…

Gov. Walker Issues Bike Month Proclamation

Gov. Walker Issues Bike Month Proclamation

(JUNEAU, Alaska) – Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has proclaimed the month of May as Bike Month; May 6, 2015, as Bike to School Day; and May 11-15, 2015,…

General News

Three Jailed after Heroin Dealer Offers Drugs to Trooper via Text

Three Jailed after Heroin Dealer Offers Drugs to Trooper via Text

An accidental text by a North Pole man to a Alaska State Trooper Drug Investigator…

Two Homer Men Arrested after Suspicious Vehicle Report

Two Homer Men Arrested after Suspicious Vehicle Report

After receiving a report of possible drug activity in a suspicious vehicle parked on Lyric…

Wasilla Rollover Takes the Life of One

Wasilla Rollover Takes the Life of One

Alaska State Troopers believe that excessive speed was responsible for a Wasilla accident that took…

Two Anchorage Hikers Located Successfully Sunday Night

Two Anchorage Hikers Located Successfully Sunday Night

An Alaska State Trooper, on foot, was able to retrieve and lead out two hikers…

Troopers Negotiate with Barricaded Kodiak Man

Troopers Negotiate with Barricaded Kodiak Man

Alaska State Troopers called on the Kodiak Police Department for assistance in a barricaded subject…

Alaska's Arctic

An Oasis on the Seward Peninsula

An Oasis on the Seward Peninsula

On a recent ski trip across the Seward Peninsula, I followed a trail along the Pilgrim River broken by five friends. Their path led to a subarctic oasis.…

Murkowski asks DHS Secretary How to Expedite Construction of Icebreakers

Murkowski asks DHS Secretary How to Expedite Construction of Icebreakers

In a Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the DHS budget request 2016, Senator Murkowski briefly questioned the Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on the…

Serpentine Hot Springs and Early Alaskans

Serpentine Hot Springs and Early Alaskans

Skiing across the raw, open landscape of the Seward Peninsula a few weeks ago, my friends and I dreamed of getting out of a big wind and into…

Recharging the Overwintered Alaska Battery

Recharging the Overwintered Alaska Battery

It has been a long winter. Like many Alaskans, I have a love/hate relationship with this oversized peninsula, especially as the months of dark and cold pile up…

Alutiiq Word of the Week

Kodiak-Alutiiq Word of the Week-May 3

Kodiak-Alutiiq Word of the Week-May 3

Sun’aq – Kodiak City Qaku-mi angiciqsit Sun’amen? – When will you come back to Kodiak? Established by fur traders in 1793,…

Oyster Catcher-Alutiiq Word of the Week-April 27

Oyster Catcher-Alutiiq Word of the Week-April 27

Kiwiksaq – Oyster Catcher Kiwiksat maniigtaartut qutmi. – Oystercatchers always lay their eggs on the beach. With a world population of…

Three Saints Bay-Alutiiq Word of the Week-April 19

Three Saints Bay-Alutiiq Word of the Week-April 19

Sun’alleq – Three Saints Bay Sun’all’men agyugtua. – I want to go to Three Saints Bay. hree Saints Bay is a…

Talisman-Alutiiq Word of the Week-April 12

Talisman-Alutiiq Word of the Week-April 12

Nakernaq – TalismanCarliarluki nakernaten. Nakciquten. – Take care of your talisman. You will be lucky. A rabbit’s foot, a four-leaf clover,…

Rural

Two Aniak Charged with Felony DUI, Weapons Misconduct While out Boating

Two Aniak Charged with Felony DUI, Weapons Misconduct While out Boating

Two Aniak men were arrested by Alaska Wildlife Troopers on various charges, that included Felony DUI, Weapons Misconduct and Evading, after boating in the Aniak Slough on…

Troopers Investigate Grayling Native Store Burglary

Troopers Investigate Grayling Native Store Burglary

Alaska State Troopers are looking for information on a burglary in the community of Grayling on Tuesday. Trooper dispatch reported that they were contacted by personnel at the…

At Sea

Fishermen, Communities Need More than Healthy Fish Stocks

Fishermen, Communities Need More than Healthy Fish Stocks

The Alaska salmon fishery is touted as one of the best in the world. When measured with an ecological yardstick, it is – fish stocks are healthy…

Coast Guard Monitors Repairs to LNG Carrier near Homer

Coast Guard Monitors Repairs to LNG Carrier near Homer

The Coast Guard was monitoring repairs aboard the liquid natural gas carrier Excel in Homer, Friday.  Coast Guard Sector Anchorage issued an order for the vessel to…

Events/Notices

Alaska Delegation to Bring Together Grant Applicants, Federal Agencies at 2015 Symposium

Alaska Delegation to Bring Together Grant Applicants, Federal Agencies at 2015 Symposium

Alaska’s Congressional Delegation Friday announced it will hold the 2015 Federal Grants Symposium at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage on Wednesday, May 27, 2015…

Calling all Heroes!

Calling all Heroes!

Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska is proud to work with Alaska Communications  to announce the 2015 Summer of Heroes program. Celebrating its five-year anniversary, this program…

Fishermen's News Online

Pebble Proponents Selling Off Surplus Equipment, Still Seeking Investor

Pebble Proponents Selling Off Surplus Equipment, Still Seeking Investor

Canadian investors in a massive mining project near the headwaters of the Bristol Bay watershed have begun selling off surplus equipment at the exploration site, while continuing…

Chuitna River Listed as One of Nation’s Most Endangered Waterways

Chuitna River Listed as One of Nation’s Most Endangered Waterways

A salmon-rich river in Alaska’s Upper Cook Inlet that would be impacted by development of a proposed coal mine is now listed among the nation’s most endangered…

Opinion

Saturday Constituent Meeting: Penny Wise, Pound Foolish in the Legislature?

Saturday Constituent Meeting: Penny Wise, Pound Foolish in the Legislature?

Dear Neighbors: On Saturday Senator Ellis and I will be in Anchorage to hear from you and discuss the legislative session. We’ll have pizza and time to…

Op/Ed

Impending PFD Application Deadline & a Rogue ‘Fortune’ Cookie

Impending PFD Application Deadline & a Rogue ‘Fortune’ Cookie

Dear Neighbors: First, I get to gripe.  Since when do you open a fortune cookie and get a medical warning?!?!?!  Isn’t that a “Warning cookie”?  Here’s what…

Letters from the Editor

We Would like to Thank our Contributors to the ‘Rural Project’

  The Alaska Native News, this Christmas season, elected to initiate our “Rural Project,” a project begun to bring information, technology, awareness, and news information to the…

Letters to the Editor

Questions Remain over Governor’s Delay of Official Investigation of Sexual Assaults

Questions remain as to why Gov. Parnell waited almost four years to open an official investigation into 2010 Alaska National Guard (ANG) chaplains’ reports to him of…

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