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The Denali Highway is Open for Public Travel

The Denali Highway is Open for Public Travel

(FAIRBANKS, Alaska) –The Denali Highway is now open from Cantwell on the Parks Highway to Paxson on the Richardson Highway. The opening of the Denali Highway, originally scheduled…

State Successfully Prosecutes Workers’ Compensation Fraud

State Successfully Prosecutes Workers’ Compensation Fraud

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An Anchorage jury has convicted a former Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOTPF) employee of multiple criminal charges related to workers’ compensation fraud.…

Governor Walker Shares Recent Progress on Improving Public Safety

Governor Walker Shares Recent Progress on Improving Public Safety

(ANCHORAGE, ALASKA) – Friday, Governor Bill Walker shared improvements to public safety in Alaska, including the recent High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) designation, and progress on the Public Safety Action…

General News

Former Fort Wainwright Soldier Sentenced to 15 Years on Child Porn Charges

Former Fort Wainwright Soldier Sentenced to 15 Years on Child Porn Charges

A former soldier stationed at Fort Wainwright was sentenced  to 15 years in prison for…

Togiak Teen Held on Assault-DV Charges after Shotgun Incident

Togiak Teen Held on Assault-DV Charges after Shotgun Incident

Alaska State Troopers in Togiak responded to a residence in that community after receiving a report…

16-Year-Old, VPO Jailed in Connection with Mountain Village Teen Murder

16-Year-Old, VPO Jailed in Connection with Mountain Village Teen Murder

A second person has been arrested in connection with the April 24th shooting death of 18-year-old…

Student Arrested after Making Threats on Dimond High Bus

Student Arrested after Making Threats on Dimond High Bus

An Anchorage teen who attended Dimond High was arrested following threats made on a school bus…

Anchorage Man Arrested for Attempted Murder after Shooting Two on Wednesday

Anchorage Man Arrested for Attempted Murder after Shooting Two on Wednesday

Following an investigation of a dual shooting that took place on the 600-block of East…

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The Arctic and Alaska Science

Making a New Map of Denali

Making a New Map of Denali

A Fairbanks scientist recently made an intricate new map of Denali while crisscrossing its summit a few times in a single-engine airplane. His top-of-the-continent measurement was within a…

NOAA Adopts Technology to Automate Weather Balloon Launches

NOAA Adopts Technology to Automate Weather Balloon Launches

NOAA’s National Weather Service is tapping technology to automate weather balloon launches in Alaska, a move that will allow staff to improve public service across the state while…

Bird Feathers and the Smell of Tangerines

Bird Feathers and the Smell of Tangerines

Millions of Alaska birds nest on rocky emerald islands seen by few people other than ship captains. One of the funkiest of these creatures is the crested auklet,…

Village Visit with the Northern Lights

Village Visit with the Northern Lights

NUIQSUT — Snow whips through the streets, stinging the skin and piling up in dunes. It is springtime in Nuiqsut, blinding white, 1 degree Fahrenheit with a 30…



Rural

Togiak Teen Held on Assault-DV Charges after Shotgun Incident

Togiak Teen Held on Assault-DV Charges after Shotgun Incident

Alaska State Troopers in Togiak responded to a residence in that community after receiving a report of an assault with a firearm at 10:01 am on Friday morning,…

16-Year-Old, VPO Jailed in Connection with Mountain Village Teen Murder

16-Year-Old, VPO Jailed in Connection with Mountain Village Teen Murder

A second person has been arrested in connection with the April 24th shooting death of 18-year-old Coy Bryan, this one a VPO in Mountain Village identified as John…

At Sea

Coast Guard Terminates Vessel Voyage for Multiple Safety Violations near Dutch

Coast Guard Terminates Vessel Voyage for Multiple Safety Violations near Dutch

JUNEAU, Alaska — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon terminated the voyage of the fishing vessel Nushagak Spirit near Dutch Harbor after discovering several safety…

Coast Guard, NOAA Conduct Joint Boardings in the Gulf of Alaska

Coast Guard, NOAA Conduct Joint Boardings in the Gulf of Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick and an officer from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of Law Enforcement conducted…

Alutiiq Word of the Week & Museum News

Indians-Alutiiq Word of the Week-May 20th

Indians-Alutiiq Word of the Week-May 20th

Matarngasqat; Matarngat; Mataryat–Indians (of the Lower 48) Matarngasqat Camani amlertut.–There are a lot of Indians in the Lower Forty-eight. When Christopher Columbus landed in the Caribbean in…

Ugak Island-Alutiiq Word of the Week-May 13th

Ugak Island-Alutiiq Word of the Week-May 13th

Uguaq–Ugak Island PaRaguutakun uguaq kiturtaarpet.–We always pass Ugak island on the boat. Ugak Island lies at the entrance to Ugak Bay, on the far eastern edge of…

Fishermen's News Online

PFDs Save Lives, But Many Still Don’t Wear Them

PFDs Save Lives, But Many Still Don’t Wear Them

Fatal falls overboard keep commercial fishing in the top ranks of most dangerous jobs in America, and yet many commercial harvesters still resist wearing the personal floatation…

Copper River Salmon Fishery Opens May 17

Copper River Salmon Fishery Opens May 17

Alaska’s famed Copper River salmon fishery will open for the 2018 season at 7 a.m. on May 17 for a 12-hour commercial fishing period. Prior to the…

Events/Notices

Summer Food Service Program 2018 Schedule

Summer Food Service Program 2018 Schedule

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…

Acid Society

Trump Administration Ignores Deepwater Horizon Lessons on Spill Anniversary

Trump Administration Ignores Deepwater Horizon Lessons on Spill Anniversary

NEW ORLEANS— The Trump administration is ignoring advice from the bipartisan commission that investigated the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster as officials move to repeal offshore drilling safety…

NOAA Fisheries-Alaska Fisheries Science Center

NOAA Warns: Don’t Shoot Seals or Sea Lions

NOAA Warns: Don’t Shoot Seals or Sea Lions

The Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) prohibits “take” of marine mammals unless an exception or exemption applies such as the take exemption for subsistence harvests by Alaska Natives.  The…

Op/Ed and the Editor

It’s a Wrap!

It’s a Wrap!

Dear Friends and Neighbors, At 117 days, the Second Regular Session of the 30th Legislature adjourned Sine Die after passing a marathon number of bills, including many…