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Governor Walker Orders Flags Lowered for Memorial Day

Governor Walker Orders Flags Lowered for Memorial Day

JUNEAU – Governor Bill Walker ordered all Alaska flags to be lowered on Monday, May 30 in honor of Memorial Day. This action coincides with a proclamation by…

Fairbanks Man Charged with Murder in 2014 North Pole Death Case

Fairbanks Man Charged with Murder in 2014 North Pole Death Case

Alaska State Troopers announced on Friday that a Fairbanks man has been charged with one count of Murder I, two counts of Murder II and Tampering with Evidence…

Anchorage Couple Indicted for Wire Fraud, Scheming to Defraud

Anchorage Couple Indicted for Wire Fraud, Scheming to Defraud

U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler of the U.S. Justice Department announced on Wednesday that an Anchorage husband and wife, 41-year-old Arnold Flowers and his wife, 31-year-old Miranda May…

General News

Saxman Man Issued Summons after Backing into Teen

Saxman Man Issued Summons after Backing into Teen

A Saxman man was issued a summons to appear in Ketchikan court for negligent driving…

Findings of Fatal April 1st Old Glenn Highway Fatal Motorcycle Accident Released by Police

Findings of Fatal April 1st Old Glenn Highway Fatal Motorcycle Accident Released by Police

Anchorage police released a report on the fatal motorcycle/pickup collision that occurred on April 1…

Anchorage Police Reveal Name of Man Found Dead in Ship Creek on May 18th

Anchorage Police Reveal Name of Man Found Dead in Ship Creek on May 18th

Anchorage police have released the name of the man discovered dead on an island in…

Troopers Arrest Wasilla Man after Stabbing Incident on Point Mackenzie Road Early Friday

Troopers Arrest Wasilla Man after Stabbing Incident on Point Mackenzie Road Early Friday

Troopers investigated a stabbing at Point Mackenzie Road early Friday morning that resulted in one…

Wasilla Man Seriously Injured in Motorcycle Accident

Wasilla Man Seriously Injured in Motorcycle Accident

A Wasilla man was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in Wasilla on Thursday evening…

The Arctic and Alaska Science

Moose Flies a High-Summer Alaska Pest

Moose Flies a High-Summer Alaska Pest

While boating down the Yukon River during the hottest summer recorded in Alaska (1915, when Fort Yukon reached 100 degrees Fahrenheit), missionary Hudson Stuck wrote about the wildlife…

Arctic Set for Record-Breaking Melt this Summer

Arctic Set for Record-Breaking Melt this Summer

The record heat that is baking Alaska is poised to smash a host of climate records in 2016, including the earliest snowmelt date at NOAA’s Barrow Observatory, the…

Big Changes on a Big Alaska Peninsula

Big Changes on a Big Alaska Peninsula

Larger than West Virginia, the Kenai Peninsula has the best of Alaska: coastal rainforests, two icefields, majestic deepwater fiords and a sapphire river home to the largest king…

Arctic Fibre Acquired by Quintillion Networks

Arctic Fibre Acquired by Quintillion Networks

Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Quintillion Subsea Holdings LLC (“Quintillion”) has acquired the assets of Arctic Fibre as part of a plan to build a submarine fibre optic cable…

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Alutiiq Word of the Week

Snuff-Alutiiq Word of the Week-May 15th

Snuff-Alutiiq Word of the Week-May 15th

Iqmik – Snuff; Chewing Tobacco; SnooseTobacco, paulamek, cayumek ilaluku, taumi mililuku, tawaten iqmilitaallriit. – Add tobacco, ashes, and tea, then grind…

Little Cute One-Alutiiq Word of the Week-May 7th

Little Cute One-Alutiiq Word of the Week-May 7th

Aa’icagaq – Little Cute OneElltuwaqa aa’icagamek ap’rtaaqa. – I call my granddaughter “little cute one.” The Alutiiq word aa’icagaq is a…

Rural

Juneau Grand Jury Indicts Former Arizona Lawmaker on Murder Charges

Juneau Grand Jury Indicts Former Arizona Lawmaker on Murder Charges

Alaska State Troopers have released the name of the victim in the murder case in Excursion Inlet in southeast Alaska. Indicted by a Grand Jury on charges of…

Body Discovered Outside Gambell, Person of Interest Commits Suicide

Body Discovered Outside Gambell, Person of Interest Commits Suicide

Troopers report that a positive identification of the body discovered several miles outside of Gambell has still only produced inconclusive results, and the State Medical Examiner’s office is continuing…

At Sea

Four NOAA Fisheries Surveys to Collect Data Crucial to Sustainable Alaska Fisheries

Four NOAA Fisheries Surveys to Collect Data Crucial to Sustainable Alaska Fisheries

Scientists from NOAA’s Alaska Fisheries Science Center will embark from Dutch Harbor May 28 on another busy survey season, off Alaska’s coast, collecting data needed for fisheries…

Lingcod meet rockfish: Catching one improves chances for the other

Lingcod meet rockfish: Catching one improves chances for the other

Along the West Coast, lingcod fish are top predators — voracious eaters that aren’t picky about where their next meal comes from. But lingcod in the Pacific…

Events/Notices

Travellers Reminded to Declare Firearms at the Canadian Border

Travellers Reminded to Declare Firearms at the Canadian Border

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) reminds travellers transiting through Canada to and from Alaska to declare any firearms in their possession to a CBSA officer when…

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. Beginning in mid-April, maintenance and operations…

Fishermen's News Online

Copper River Salmon Fishery Opens on May 16

Copper River Salmon Fishery Opens on May 16

Seafood aficionados in Seattle and Anchorage are getting ready to roll out the red carpet May 17 to welcome the arrival of first of the season Copper…

Togiak Herring Surprises Harvesters, Processors

Togiak Herring Surprises Harvesters, Processors

A record early start date for Alaska’s Togiak herring fishery has caught harvesters and processors by surprise. Alaska Department of Fish and Game area biologist Tim Sands,…

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