State
Judge Temporarily Delays EPA’s Process to Protect Bristol Bay; Orders Pebble Partnership to Redraft Complaint

Judge Temporarily Delays EPA’s Process to Protect Bristol Bay; Orders Pebble Partnership to Redraft Complaint

Dillingham, AK – After hearing over an hour of oral argument Monday morning, District Court Judge H. Russell Holland ordered a temporary injunction to assess Pebble’s claims that EPA’s…

Transition Team closes out productive weekend conference

Transition Team closes out productive weekend conference

The Walker-Mallott transition team on Sunday wrapped up a successful three-day conference, preparing the way for the new administration. A comprehensive summary of the groups’ findings will be compiled within the…

General News

Spartan Brigade Gains a New Commander

Spartan Brigade Gains a New Commander

HEADQUARTERS, U.S. ARMY ALASKA, JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Col. Matthew McFarlane will relinquish command…

Kodiak Man Commits Suicide aboard Fishing Vessel

Kodiak Man Commits Suicide aboard Fishing Vessel

Alaska State Troopers reported via the trooper dispatch that a man aboard a vessel anchored…

Wasilla Traffic Stop Turns into Drugs, Stolen Vehicle Bust

Wasilla Traffic Stop Turns into Drugs, Stolen Vehicle Bust

A 1998 Mazda 626 was pulled over for multiple moving and equipment violations at 3:48…

Wasilla Man Arrested for November 17th Burglary

Wasilla Man Arrested for November 17th Burglary

Alaska State Troopers, with the BHP,  while on patrol, pulled over a vehicle in a…

Alaska's Arctic

Villager’s remains lead to 1918 flu breakthrough

Villager’s remains lead to 1918 flu breakthrough

The revival of the virus responsible for the 1918 Spanish flu, the killer of millions of people, was the end of a long journey for Johan Hultin. Hultin,…

Worldwide Retreat of Glaciers Confirmed in Unprecedented Detail

Worldwide Retreat of Glaciers Confirmed in Unprecedented Detail

A new book from the GLIMS (Global Land Ice Measurements from Space) initiative, an international collaboration including the National Snow and Ice Data Center at the University of…

Northern Lab Cranked out the Quirky and Creative

Northern Lab Cranked out the Quirky and Creative

“Rectal Temperature of the Working Sled Dog.” “Cleaning and Sterilization of Bunny Boots.” “Comparative Sweat Rates of Eskimos and Caucasians Under Controlled Conditions.” These are some of the…

Archaeologists Discover Remains of Ice Age Infants in Alaska

Archaeologists Discover Remains of Ice Age Infants in Alaska

The remains of two Ice Age infants, buried more than 11,000 years ago at a site in Alaska, represent the youngest human remains from that era ever found…

Alutiiq Word of the Week

Trickster/Cheater-Alutiiq Word of the Week-November 16. 2014

Trickster/Cheater-Alutiiq Word of the Week-November 16. 2014

Iqlluwista – Cheater / Trickster Iqlluwingnaqaaten. – He is trying to cheat you. Things are not always as they seem! This…

Weatherman-Alutiiq Word of the Week-November 9, 2014

Weatherman-Alutiiq Word of the Week-November 9, 2014

Llaatesurta - Weatherman Llaatsurtaallriit. - They used to be weathermen. Long before marine radios, the nightly, television weather report, weather apps…

Rural

Operation Santa Claus 2014 takes Flight

Operation Santa Claus 2014 takes Flight

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – The holidays are quickly approaching and Operation Santa Claus is gearing up to take flight in celebration. Hundreds of children living in…

Troopers Investigate Burglary, Vandalism in Rural Community of Aniak

Troopers Investigate Burglary, Vandalism in Rural Community of Aniak

Alaska State Troopers were informed of a case of Burglary in the community of Aniak on Friday. Troopers investigated a reported Burglary at the Aniak Library on…

At Sea

Coast Guard Medevacs Mariner Near Cold Bay

Coast Guard Medevacs Mariner Near Cold Bay

KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a mariner approximately 75 miles southeast of Cold Bay, Alaska, Sunday. The helicopter crew…

Coast Guard Prepares for Severe Weather in Western Alaska

Coast Guard Prepares for Severe Weather in Western Alaska

KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard is preparing for an incoming severe weather system forecasted to impact the Bering Sea and Western Alaska on Friday. The Coast Guard…

Fishermen's News Online

Exxon Valdez Damages Lawsuit Drags Into 2015

Exxon Valdez Damages Lawsuit Drags Into 2015

More than 25 years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill disaster, federal litigation revolving around part of the original 1991 billion-dollar settlement with Exxon continues to drag…

NPFMC Approves Observer Deployment Plan

NPFMC Approves Observer Deployment Plan

Federal fisheries managers have approved the 2015 annual deployment plan for the marine observer program, with several recommendations, including one for conditional releases for some vessels in…

Stop and Smell the Lichen

New stuff going on….

New stuff going on….

I think every writer goes through this period of enormous self doubt….and I’m struggling with it right now I think.  I have about ten posts that I…

Motherhood…..

Motherhood…..

Late May our first child was born in the wee hours of a warm muggy morning.  We happened to be adopting but I was lucky enough to…

Events/Notices

Baichtal to Talk about Discovery of Ancient Sites with Evidence of Microblade Technology

Baichtal to Talk about Discovery of Ancient Sites with Evidence of Microblade Technology

Sealaska Heritage Institute will offer its last noon lecture of the year on Tuesday. Forest Geologist Jim Baichtal will talk about the search for early habitation sites…

Anchorage Museum Hosts Traditional Holiday Events, Exhibition

Anchorage Museum Hosts Traditional Holiday Events, Exhibition

Crafts Weekend 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 28-29 Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 Crafts Weekend returns Thanksgiving weekend with a variety…

Op/Ed

Saudi Arabia versus the Keystone Pipeline

Saudi Arabia versus the Keystone Pipeline

Wow, I had barely recommended repealing the laws that restrict U.S. oil exports as part of an overall ramping up of competition in global oil markets when…

OP/Ed: Guardedly optimistic & extremely grateful

OP/Ed: Guardedly optimistic & extremely grateful

Dear Alaska Native News As we wait for the final ballots to be counted, Byron and I have been overwhelmed by the widespread support and endorsements we have…

Opinion

Dealing with barbarism: V-J Day and beyond

On September 2, 1945, V-J Day, the funeral-like solemnity of the Japanese surrender aboard the USS Missouri was shattered by the thunder of 400 B-29 bombers flying…

Mallot Decries Stifling of Public Voice in Resource Management

Recently Alaskans watched horrific images from a tailings dam failure in British Columbia that released a flood of millions of gallons toxic water and sludge into an…

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…

Cobb: My Continued Attempts to Bring my Innovations to ‘Big Oil,’ Governments, and Other Agencies

Cobb: My Continued Attempts to Bring my Innovations to ‘Big Oil,’ Governments, and Other Agencies

Since I spoke with the Alaska Native News last, I pondered why corporations, such as “big oil,” who jump at every chance to cut costs, would not…