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‘Superman,’ Three Mail Theft Co-Conspirators Charged in 18-Count Indictment

‘Superman,’ Three Mail Theft Co-Conspirators Charged in 18-Count Indictment

An 18-count indictment, that included  conspiracy, theft of mail, credit card fraud, bank fraud, counterfeit securities, aggravated identity theft, trafficking in methamphetamine, and being a felon in possession…

Alaska Air National Guard Personnel Deploy in Support of Operation Enduring Freedom

Alaska Air National Guard Personnel Deploy in Support of Operation Enduring Freedom

Several HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters and approximately 70 personnel from the 210th Rescue Squadron, maintenance squadrons and support personnel with the Alaska Air National Guard’s 176th Wing will…

General News

New Mexico Drug Smuggler Sentenced to 12 Years

New Mexico Drug Smuggler Sentenced to 12 Years

The Alaska State Trooper Dispatch reported on Monday that a drug dealer, arrested bringing in…

Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad Comes to Aid of Beached Campers

Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad Comes to Aid of Beached Campers

The Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad notified the Alaska State Troopers of a spot beacon activation…

Wasilla Driver Involved in Hit and Run and Vehicle Theft

Wasilla Driver Involved in Hit and Run and Vehicle Theft

On Saturday morning, Alaska State Troopers and Wildlife Troopers received a report of a multiple…

Palmer Man Flees Troopers during Welfare Check

Palmer Man Flees Troopers during Welfare Check

Troopers in Wasilla conducted a welfare check on a man in a Mazda Navajo, who…

Copper Center Teen Runs into Pedestrian

Copper Center Teen Runs into Pedestrian

On Saturday night, in the heavy blowing snow, a Copper Center teen was driving on…

Alaska's Arctic

The Demise of Scotch Cap Lighthouse

The Demise of Scotch Cap Lighthouse

In spring of 1946, five men stationed at the Scotch Cap lighthouse had reasons to be happy. World War II was over. They had survived. Their lonely Coast…

Two tales of dynamic Alaska tundra

Two tales of dynamic Alaska tundra

As pungent eucalyptus trees soaked up inches of California rain, a few researchers inside San Francisco’s Moscone Center spoke of the treeless third of Alaska at the 2014…

Far-North Changes Pondered in San Francisco

Far-North Changes Pondered in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — At this annual gathering of more than 20,000 Earth and space scientists, press conferences offered by the organizers feature scientists discussing everything from Mars rovers…

Rising Air and Sea Temperatures Continue to Trigger Changes in the Arctic

Rising Air and Sea Temperatures Continue to Trigger Changes in the Arctic

A new NOAA-led report shows that Arctic air temperatures continue to rise at more than twice the rate of global air temperatures, a phenomenon known as Arctic amplification.…

Alutiiq Word of the Week

Shaman-Alutiiq Word of the Week-January 25, 2015

Shaman-Alutiiq Word of the Week-January 25, 2015

Kalla’alek; Samanaq – Shaman Kalla’alek alingnartuq. – The shaman is scary. Alutiiq shamans healed the sick, foretold the future, controlled the…

Driftwood-Alutiiq Word of the Week-January 18, 2015

Driftwood-Alutiiq Word of the Week-January 18, 2015

Pukilaaq; Kapilaq; Tep’aq – Driftwood Pukilaanek iwa’at’skut. – Let’s look for driftwood. Spruce trees are a recent addition to the Kodiak…

Rural

Lower Kalskag Drunk Driver Injures Two in SUV/Four-wheeler Accident

Lower Kalskag Drunk Driver Injures Two in SUV/Four-wheeler Accident

An injury accident involving a drunk driver operating a SUV and a four-wheeler with four juveniles aboard in the community of Lower Kalskag was reported to Aniak-based Alaska…

Remains of Second Missing Traveler Located on Kuskokwim

Remains of Second Missing Traveler Located on Kuskokwim

Volunteer searchers, that included Duluth resident, Tom Crossmon, using Crossmon’s remote-operated underwater vehicle, scoured the bottom of the Kuskokwim River, and located the remains of, who they…

At Sea

Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad Comes to Aid of Beached Campers

Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad Comes to Aid of Beached Campers

The Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad notified the Alaska State Troopers of a spot beacon activation on Sunday afternoon at 1:17 pm from the Fish Creek camping area.…

Tidal Stresses and Giant Earthquakes

Tidal Stresses and Giant Earthquakes

A scientist once noticed a connection between the stress that tides inflict on the planet and the number of small earthquakes that happen in some areas when…

Fishermen's News Online

IPHC Takes up Halibut Bycatch Anew

IPHC Takes up Halibut Bycatch Anew

Incidence of halibut bycatch in commercial fisheries with other directed catches comes before the International Pacific Halibut Commission Jan. 27, during the IPHC’s annual meeting, being held…

Coast Guard Port Access Route Study Underway

Coast Guard Port Access Route Study Underway

Public comment is being sought through June 3, 2015, on a Coast Guard port access route study aimed at reducing maritime casualties and increasing efficiency of commercial…

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…

Events/Notices

Kodiak Alutiiq Week seeks artists and culture-bearers

Kodiak Alutiiq Week seeks artists and culture-bearers

The Alutiiq Museum, Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak, Native Village of Afognak, and KIBSD are hosting an Alutiiq Week session in Kodiak during Spring Break, March 16-20, 2015. We’re seeking…

Celebrate Russian New Year’s at Sun’aq Tribal Hall

Celebrate Russian New Year’s at Sun’aq Tribal Hall

Masking is a winter Alutiiq ceremony, inspired from Ukrainian folk traditions, that takes place in the days leading up to the Russian New Year. Like carolers, maskers traveled from…

Op/Ed

SB 21 Oil Loopholes Kill Value Of ANWR Oil

SB 21 Oil Loopholes Kill Value Of ANWR Oil

Dear Neighbors: This week President Obama proposed keeping ANWR off limits to drilling. I have a different view on the Coastal Plain of ANWR. But, at the outset, let’s…

Unnecessary Danger to Kenai Kings and Trout

Unnecessary Danger to Kenai Kings and Trout

Dear Neighbors: This state has a history of railing against the federal government. Well, this is a part rail and a part call for personal responsibility so we…

Opinion

Sitka Tribe Responds to ADF&G Preliminary Guideline Herring Harvest Level

Sitka Tribe Responds to ADF&G Preliminary Guideline Herring Harvest Level

The Sitka Tribe of Alaska (STA) is alarmed but not surprised at the recent press release by Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) that the Sitka…

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…

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…