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Seward Highway Currently Open in the McHugh Creek Fire Area

Seward Highway Currently Open in the McHugh Creek Fire Area

All lanes on the Seward Highway are currently open following snarls that closed down northbound traffic and slowed southbound traffic to a crawl as motorists were subject to…

Governor Walker Appoints Commissioner Sheldon Fisher to Permanent Fund Corp. Board

Governor Walker Appoints Commissioner Sheldon Fisher to Permanent Fund Corp. Board

ANCHORAGE – Governor Bill Walker announced Tuesday the appointment of Department of Administration Commissioner Sheldon Fisher to the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation Board of Trustees today. The six-member…

Governor Walker Signs Bill to Support Alaska Timber Industry

Governor Walker Signs Bill to Support Alaska Timber Industry

KLAWOCK—Governor Bill Walker signed into law Tuesday a bill designed to meet the growing demand for timber in southeast Alaska—after the lack of federal timber threatened the industry’s…

General News

Anchorage Police Seek Cordova Center Escapee

Anchorage Police Seek Cordova Center Escapee

Anchorage Police are actively looking for an Anchorage man who escaped from the Cordova Center,…

Glennallen Woman Gains Multiple Charges after Hit and Run Crash

Glennallen Woman Gains Multiple Charges after Hit and Run Crash

Glennallen-based troopers revealed on Saturday that a Glennallen woman had been charged with DUI, Leaving…

Troopers Seek Identity of Body Found Floating in Tongass Narrows

Troopers Seek Identity of Body Found Floating in Tongass Narrows

Alaska State Troopers stated on Sunday that they still had not gotten a positive ID…

Four-Year-Old Boy only Survivor of Kobuk River Boating Accident

Four-Year-Old Boy only Survivor of Kobuk River Boating Accident

A four-year-old boy was the only survivor of unfortunate boating accident on the Kobuk River on…

Oregon Man Tracked and Arrested after Girdwood to Anchorage Car Chase

Oregon Man Tracked and Arrested after Girdwood to Anchorage Car Chase

On Thursday, Alaska State Troopers reported on a vehicle theft incident that turned into a…

The Arctic and Alaska Science

NASA Science Flights Target Melting Arctic Sea Ice

NASA Science Flights Target Melting Arctic Sea Ice

This summer, with sea ice across the Arctic Ocean shrinking to below-average levels, a NASA airborne survey of polar ice just completed its first flights. Its target: aquamarine…

A Ghost Town on the Tanana River

A Ghost Town on the Tanana River

COS JACKET — On a canoe trip down the lower Tanana River, we’ve scrambled up a sandy bank to explore a place that is less populated now than…

Alaska’s Shorebirds Exposed to Mercury

Alaska’s Shorebirds Exposed to Mercury

Shorebirds breeding in Alaska are being exposed to mercury at levels that could put their populations at risk, according to new research from The Condor: Ornithological Applications. Thanks…

Sheefish a Shiny Surprise on Interior River

Sheefish a Shiny Surprise on Interior River

ZITZIANA RIVER — Fishing at the spot where this long, squiggly stream mixes with a floury channel of the Tanana River, Alison Beamer feels a thump. Line squeals…

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Alutiiq Word of the Week

Pasagshak-Alutiiq Word of the Week-July 24th

Pasagshak-Alutiiq Word of the Week-July 24th

Pas’rsaq – PasagshakQuteq Pas’rsami cucunartuq. – The beach at Pasagshak is beautiful. Place names are like the layers of an archaeological…

Elderberry-Alutiiq Word of the Week-July 17th

Elderberry-Alutiiq Word of the Week-July 17th

Tuuciik – ElderberryTuuciiqutat alagnangq’rtaatut. – The elderberry bushes always have berries. Red elderberry (Sambucus racemosa) is a large shrub with toothed…

Rural

Troopers Investigate Shooting Death of Ivanof Bay Man

Troopers Investigate Shooting Death of Ivanof Bay Man

Alaska State Troopers announced via the trooper dispatch on Tuesday that they have opened an investigation into a shooting incident that occurred on Sunday in the community…

Coast Guard Transports Injured Teen ATV Rider from Chiniak Highway

Coast Guard Transports Injured Teen ATV Rider from Chiniak Highway

A 17-year-old girl suffered severe injuries to her left arm in an ATV rollover on Kodiak Island’s Chiniak Highway on Sunday at approximately noon, the troopers and…

At Sea

Troopers Seek Identity of Body Found Floating in Tongass Narrows

Troopers Seek Identity of Body Found Floating in Tongass Narrows

Alaska State Troopers stated on Sunday that they still had not gotten a positive ID on the remains of a man who was found floating in the…

Disentangling a Whale of a Problem

Disentangling a Whale of a Problem

The hotline rings. A whale is in danger. Fishermen report the location of a humpback tangled in tightly twisted fishing lines. An entanglement response team speeds to…

Events/Notices

Illegally Dumped Fish Waste Invites Bears, Fines

Illegally Dumped Fish Waste Invites Bears, Fines

(Anchorage) — As salmon surge into Southcentral fisheries from Chitina to China Poot Bay, anglers and dipnetters are reminded to properly dispose of fish waste. Discarding fish…

Department of Public Safety Advisory

Department of Public Safety Advisory

Summer boating recreation season is upon us and in the interior temperatures can easily hang in the 80s for days at a time. The warm weather often…

Fishermen's News Online

Bristol Bay Salmon Tops Forecast

Bristol Bay Salmon Tops Forecast

Bristol Bay’s wild salmon harvest has reached upwards of 33 million fish, surpassing the harvest forecast of 29.52 million fish, and the preliminary commercial salmon harvest for…

Wild Salmon Harvest Rises, Bristol Bay Waits

Wild Salmon Harvest Rises, Bristol Bay Waits

Alaska’s wild salmon commercial harvests more than doubled from July 4 through July 12, with deliveries to processors rising from 18.3 million to 42 million fish, in…

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