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Cold War Inspired First Launch from Poker Flat

Cold War Inspired First Launch from Poker Flat

  When they launch, the four rockets now pointed northward from Poker Flat Research Range will add to the 345 that have arced over northern Alaska during the…

Big Lake Man Threatening Life of Three-Year-Old Shot by SERT

Big Lake Man Threatening Life of Three-Year-Old Shot by SERT

Alaska State Troopers report that a Big Lake man was shot and killed during a early morning confrontation with troopers and the Special Emergency Reaction Team in Big Lake…

Governor Walker Issues Disaster Declaration on Opioid Epidemic

Governor Walker Issues Disaster Declaration on Opioid Epidemic

JUNEAU—On Wednesday, Governor Bill Walker has declared a public health crisis in order to combat the state’s opioid epidemic. The disaster declaration establishes a statewide Overdose Response Program…

General News

Unresponsive Man at Glennallen Gas Station without Pulse Revived and Sent to Anchorage

Unresponsive Man at Glennallen Gas Station without Pulse Revived and Sent to Anchorage

Just after 12 noon on Monday, Glennallen-based troopers were alerted to an unresponsive male at…

Chalkyitsik Woman Suffers Strangling Attack, Man Jailed

Chalkyitsik Woman Suffers Strangling Attack, Man Jailed

A Chalkyitsik victim and her assaulter were both flown to Fairbanks on Sunday, her for…

296 Marijuana Plants Seized in Tok

296 Marijuana Plants Seized in Tok

On Tuesday, February 14, 2017, Fairbanks SDEU received a tip regarding an illegal marijuana grow…

Midtown Woman Shot and Killed, Husband Arrested on Murder Charges

Midtown Woman Shot and Killed, Husband Arrested on Murder Charges

Anchorage police report that they have made an arrest in a shooting of a woman…

One Confirmed Dead in Wednesday’s Royal Suite Lodge Blaze

One Confirmed Dead in Wednesday’s Royal Suite Lodge Blaze

Anchorage police say that the Anchorage Fire Department is still clearing the the Royal Suite…


The Arctic and Alaska Science

More Tropical Nights in Alaska’s Future?

More Tropical Nights in Alaska’s Future?

By the end of this century, Alaskans may be enjoying tropical evening breezes for about a week each year. That’s an increase from the almost zero such nights…

Lack of Sea Ice and Lower 48 Weather

Lack of Sea Ice and Lower 48 Weather

  Last month, villagers in Savoonga landed a bowhead whale. Before 2017, in every January people can remember, sea ice surrounded St. Lawrence Island, locking it in for…

Sleuthing the Site of a Century-Old Earthquake

Sleuthing the Site of a Century-Old Earthquake

  The second-largest earthquake on the planet in 1904 happened somewhere in Alaska. It could have been St. Michael, Rampart, Fairbanks, Coldfoot or a place called Sunrise on…

An open letter to deep Interior cold

An open letter to deep Interior cold

Hello old friend. I thought you were dead. Sorry, but remember last year, when you didn’t show up? It was the first recorded winter in Fairbanks when the…

Rural

Unresponsive Man at Glennallen Gas Station without Pulse Revived and Sent to Anchorage

Unresponsive Man at Glennallen Gas Station without Pulse Revived and Sent to Anchorage

Just after 12 noon on Monday, Glennallen-based troopers were alerted to an unresponsive male at the Hub gas station at mile 189 of the Glenn Highway. When…

Chalkyitsik Woman Suffers Strangling Attack, Man Jailed

Chalkyitsik Woman Suffers Strangling Attack, Man Jailed

A Chalkyitsik victim and her assaulter were both flown to Fairbanks on Sunday, her for treatment of her injuries, and he for remand, Fairbank-Based Alaska State Troopers…

At Sea

USCGC Polar Star Makes New Zealand Trip

USCGC Polar Star Makes New Zealand Trip

New Zealand has granted the United States permission for a U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker, the USCGC Polar Star, to visit the port of Lyttelton later this month.…

Sperm Whales: Revealing the Mysteries of the Deep

Sperm Whales: Revealing the Mysteries of the Deep

Sperm whales have been a part of American culture ever since Captain Ahab set out aboard the Pequod to find the infamous white whale in Moby Dick.…

KANA Weekly Updates

Kana Weekly News and Updates

Kana Weekly News and Updates

KANA Dental Expands Village Care with Increased Provider Visits KANA’s Dental Department is excited to share a new schedule of services for our village communities. Dr. Holbrook,…

KANA Weekly News and Updates

KANA Weekly News and Updates

New Rural Health Fellowship Program Brings Education and Experience to Physicians ANTHC partners with a variety of educational programs to bring the best professionals into our Tribal…

Fishermen's News Online

Bristol Bay Fishing Jobs Outnumber Pebble Mine Work

Bristol Bay Fishing Jobs Outnumber Pebble Mine Work

Commercial Fishermen for Bristol Bay says the total economic contribution and number of fisheries jobs in the bay continue to outnumber offerings at the Pebble mine project…

BC, West Coast Chinooks Dominate King Salmon Harvest in Western Alaska

BC, West Coast Chinooks Dominate King Salmon Harvest in Western Alaska

A new study shows that the king salmon harvest in Western Region of Alaska commercial fisheries and Kodiak area sport fisheries from 2014 through 2016 was comprised…

Events/Notices

18th Annual Alaska Aviation Hall of Fame Gala Announced

18th Annual Alaska Aviation Hall of Fame Gala Announced

The 18th annual Alaska Aviation Hall of Fame Gala will be held on March 25th at the Egan Center in downtown Anchorage.  The Alaska Aviation Hall of…

Alutiiq Word of the Week

I Got It!-Alutiiq Word of the Week-February 19th

I Got It!-Alutiiq Word of the Week-February 19th

Pingua – I Got It! Bingo-mi pingneq pingaktaaqa. – I like to win at bingo. “Pingua! I got it!,” you might shout while reeling in a big…

Opinion

Ballot Measure 1 Makes Good Business Sense for Alaska

Ballot Measure 1 Makes Good Business Sense for Alaska

At CIRI, when we sit down to consider changes to the way we do business, besides keeping our shareholder’s best interests in mind, we usually look for…

Op/Ed

How President Obama has Protected our Sacred land for Future Generations

How President Obama has Protected our Sacred land for Future Generations

  I am very proud to be both Navajo and American. As the President of the Navajo Nation, I’ve dedicated my life to ensuring that, as a…

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