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Catch of the Day: Poachers

Catch of the Day: Poachers

He grabbed his king pole, his boots and some bug dope, jumped in his truck and headed out. It was late June, the 27th to be exact, about…

An Artist’s Mark

An Artist’s Mark

In mid-June, a fingerprint began to undergo analysis at the Department of Public Safety’s Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory. Unlike most prints found in the lab, this print is…

NOAA Locates Wreckage of F/V Destination off St. George Island

NOAA Locates Wreckage of F/V Destination off St. George Island

Two NOAA ships, en route to scientific missions in Alaskan waters, helped locate the missing fishing vessel Destination at the request of the U.S. Coast Guard Marine Board…

General News

Homer Woman Arrested on DUI/Reckless Endangerment Charges after Rolling with Juvenile Aboard

Homer Woman Arrested on DUI/Reckless Endangerment Charges after Rolling with Juvenile Aboard

A Homer woman was jailed without bail after an accident while under the influence on…

Driver in Fatal Fourth of July, 2016 Petersburg Crash Arrested on Dual Murder Charges

Driver in Fatal Fourth of July, 2016 Petersburg Crash Arrested on Dual Murder Charges

Alaska State Troopers in Fairbanks revealed that they had made a $50,000 warrant arrest on…

Elim Man Jailed for Child Porn/Online Enticement of a Minor

Elim Man Jailed for Child Porn/Online Enticement of a Minor

Nome-based Alaska State Troopers report that a 50-year-old Elim man is behind bars on charges…

Craig Woman Thwarts Theft at Her Neighbors

Craig Woman Thwarts Theft at Her Neighbors

An alert Craig woman thwarted a theft when she called in suspicious activity near her…

UAF Paramedic Program Coordinator Dies in Parks Highway Collision

UAF Paramedic Program Coordinator Dies in Parks Highway Collision

Alaska State Troopers responded to the scene at mile 254 of the Parks Highway after…

The Arctic and Alaska Science

Retreating Glaciers Spur Alaskan Earthquakes

Retreating Glaciers Spur Alaskan Earthquakes

Could an extra warm summer cause an earthquake in your backyard? Probably not… unless you live in Alaska. You probably know that friction in the earth’s crust causes…

Dog Partner Enhances Hike across Alaska

Dog Partner Enhances Hike across Alaska

I suspected my brief dogless period was coming to an end when my wife and daughter were looking at puppies on the Internet. We had a few months…

Daily Respites During a Summer-Long Walk

Daily Respites During a Summer-Long Walk

JIM RIVER — On this cobble bar north of the Arctic Circle, it is a fine day. The sky is a sheet of blue, a breeze wraps us…

Northern Fur Seal Food Study in Bering Sea using Saildrone

Northern Fur Seal Food Study in Bering Sea using Saildrone

The Alaska Fisheries Science Center is back for a second year of tracking northern fur seals on St. Paul Island and measuring prey availability in the northern fur…

Rural

Elim Man Jailed for Child Porn/Online Enticement of a Minor

Elim Man Jailed for Child Porn/Online Enticement of a Minor

Nome-based Alaska State Troopers report that a 50-year-old Elim man is behind bars on charges of Enticement of a Minor and Distribution of Child Pornography following an investigation…

Port Graham Sex Offender who Tried to Fake Death now Facing Federal Charges

Port Graham Sex Offender who Tried to Fake Death now Facing Federal Charges

The Department of Justice announced today in a press release that Port Graham man, 34-year-old Ryan Meganack, also known as “Unga,” and his girlfriend, Ivy Rose Rodriguez,…

At Sea

Alaska Salmon Catch Exceeds 75 Million Fish

Alaska Salmon Catch Exceeds 75 Million Fish

Alaska’s wild salmon catch now exceeds 75 million fish, up from some 48 million salmon caught commercially through last week. The latest preliminary harvest figures compiled by…

NOAA Locates Wreckage of F/V Destination off St. George Island

NOAA Locates Wreckage of F/V Destination off St. George Island

Two NOAA ships, en route to scientific missions in Alaskan waters, helped locate the missing fishing vessel Destination at the request of the U.S. Coast Guard Marine…

Alutiiq Word of the Week

Maggots-Alutiiq Word of the Week-July 23rd

Maggots-Alutiiq Word of the Week-July 23rd

Qepel’ut – Maggots Qepel’ugaa iqalluk. – The fish is getting “maggoty.” Flies are part of summer in Alaska, and where there are flies, there are maggots.  Biologists…

Harpoon-Alutiiq Word of the Week-July 16th

Harpoon-Alutiiq Word of the Week-July 16th

Ayaquq – Harpoon Ayaqut egtaakait arwanun cuumi. – They used to throw a harpoon at a whale before. For thousands of years Alutiiq people used harpoons to…

Fishermen's News Online

Alaska Salmon Catch Exceeds 75 Million Fish

Alaska Salmon Catch Exceeds 75 Million Fish

Alaska’s wild salmon catch now exceeds 75 million fish, up from some 48 million salmon caught commercially through last week. The latest preliminary harvest figures compiled by…

Alaska’s Salmon Harvest Nears 48 Million Fish

Alaska’s Salmon Harvest Nears 48 Million Fish

Preliminary harvest data show the catch in Alaska’s wild salmon fisheries is nearing the 48 million fish mark. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s (ASF&G) count…

Events/Notices

Emergency Kit First Step In Disaster Readiness

Emergency Kit First Step In Disaster Readiness

Anchorage, Alaska—The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHS&EM) is urging Alaskans to take three simple steps to prepare for any natural and/or man-made disasters; get…

UAS Invites Teachers and Artists to Unique Experience

UAS Invites Teachers and Artists to Unique Experience

The University of Alaska Southeast invites teachers and artists to “UAS 2017 Summer in the Rainforest: Teachers as Artists; Artists as Teachers,” a place-based learning experience exploring…

KANA Weekly Updates

KANA News and Updates.

KANA News and Updates.

It’s been a busy summer with KANA’s programs and activities for kids, parents, and the whole community. Scroll down for some highlights! Summer Youth Activities With programs…

KANA Weekly News and Updates

KANA Weekly News and Updates

Kodiak Wilderness First Aid Course Summer is the season when most island dwellers venture into the outdoors. Whether we’re hiking, fishing, or camping, there’s always a risk…

NOAA Fisheries-Alaska Fisheries Science Center

Northern Fur Seal Food Study in Bering Sea using Saildrone

Northern Fur Seal Food Study in Bering Sea using Saildrone

The Alaska Fisheries Science Center is back for a second year of tracking northern fur seals on St. Paul Island and measuring prey availability in the northern…

NOAA Releases New Population Estimate for Endangered Cook Inlet Beluga Whales

NOAA Releases New Population Estimate for Endangered Cook Inlet Beluga Whales

NOAA Fisheries, released Thursday, its biennial population estimate for the endangered Cook Inlet beluga whale. Scientists determined that the population size is between 279 and 386 animals,…

Op/Ed

Declining Per Diem Checks

Declining Per Diem Checks

Dear Friends and Neighbors, The legislative per diem system should be fixed, in part because we can’t send mixed messages about the worst fiscal crisis in Alaska…

Senate Healthcare Bill Won’t Help Alaska

Senator Murkowski recently said she wants to hear from small business owners about the U.S. Senate’s health insurance repeal bill. Hopefully she will read this. My husband…

Senate Oil “Plan”: The Hidden $1.45 Billion In New Oil Subsidies

Senate Oil “Plan”: The Hidden $1.45 Billion In New Oil Subsidies

I like a good fish tale. But when it involves fish, not when it involves politics.  And not when it involves Senate leaders failing to tell you…