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2017 “Crime in Alaska” Report Released

2017 “Crime in Alaska” Report Released

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Department of Public Safety has released 2017 Uniform Crime Report (UCR) data in compliance with federal and state regulations. The FBI assumed responsibility for…

Governor Walker Attends Groundbreaking of Fort Knox Mine Expansion

Governor Walker Attends Groundbreaking of Fort Knox Mine Expansion

FAIRBANKS – Governor Bill Walker gave remarks at a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday at Fort Knox Mine for a significant expansion of the mine that is happening because of…

Corps, BLM’s First Joint Record of Decision Approves Donlin Mine Project

Corps, BLM’s First Joint Record of Decision Approves Donlin Mine Project

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON – Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Land Management signed a joint record of decision for the Donlin Gold mine project…

General News

Troopers Seek Info on Discarded Caribou in GMU13

Troopers Seek Info on Discarded Caribou in GMU13

Alaska Wildlife troopers are seeking five individuals that may be possible witnesses to the killing and…

Natural Pantry Employees Take Down Combative Shoplifter

Natural Pantry Employees Take Down Combative Shoplifter

Officers arrived at the Natural Pantry on Barrow Street to find ao Pantry employee holding…

Man Arrested on Several Charges after Attempting to Cash Stolen Check at Wells Fargo

Man Arrested on Several Charges after Attempting to Cash Stolen Check at Wells Fargo

A call from the Wells Fargo bank on East Fifth Avenue on Tuesday resulted in…

One Dead and Three Injured in Wasilla Motorcycle/Jeep Collision

One Dead and Three Injured in Wasilla Motorcycle/Jeep Collision

A Wasilla woman suffered fatal injuries in a motorcycle/vehicle collision at approximately mile seven of…

Monday’s East 20th Homicide Suspect in Custody

Monday’s East 20th Homicide Suspect in Custody

Anchorage police reported on Tuesday that the murder suspect in the Monday evening E. 20th…

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The Arctic and Alaska Science

Tapir’s Jaw an “Incredibly Rare” Find

Tapir’s Jaw an “Incredibly Rare” Find

Thanks to her six-year-old grandson, Janet Klein of Homer recently hosted a few interesting house guests. Five experts on ancient creatures slept in Klein’s Homer house last month…

Northern Snowshoe Hares Eat Lots of Dirt

Northern Snowshoe Hares Eat Lots of Dirt

The evidence is in: Snowshoe hares near Wiseman eat lots of dirt. “I have thousands and thousands of photos of hares eating soil in this one little spot,”…

Eyewitness to the Peregrine Falcon’s Recovery

Eyewitness to the Peregrine Falcon’s Recovery

YUKON RIVER — “She’s starting to wail,” Chris Florian says, referring to the worrisome shriek of a peregrine falcon across the river. Florian, her biologist husband Skip Ambrose…

NOAA Surveys the Unsurveyed, Leading the Way in the U.S. Arctic

NOAA Surveys the Unsurveyed, Leading the Way in the U.S. Arctic

President Thomas Jefferson, who founded Coast Survey in 1807, commissioned Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery Expedition in 1803, the first American expedition to cross the western portion…



Acid Society

BP Canada Spews Thousands of Gallons of Toxic Mud During Offshore Drilling Incident near Halifax

BP Canada Spews Thousands of Gallons of Toxic Mud During Offshore Drilling Incident near Halifax

BP Canada has spewed out 36,000 gallons of a toxic mud into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Halifax during deepwater offshore exploratory oil drilling, a…

Four Norwegian Companies Form Oil Spill Response Partnership

Four Norwegian Companies Form Oil Spill Response Partnership

Framo, Maritime Partner, Norbit Aptomar, and NorLense have established the OSRV Group which is claimed to be a ‘one-stop-shop’ for oil spill response. The companies in this…

At Sea

Stern of World War II U.S. Destroyer Discovered off Remote Alaskan Island by NOAA-Supported Scientists

Stern of World War II U.S. Destroyer Discovered off Remote Alaskan Island by NOAA-Supported Scientists

For almost 75 years, the stern of the destroyer USS Abner Read lay somewhere below the dark surface of the Bering Sea off the Aleutian island of…

Kodiak Fisherman Perishes in Boating Accident near Alitak Cannery

Kodiak Fisherman Perishes in Boating Accident near Alitak Cannery

Kodiak-based Alaska State Troopers have released the name of the Monday drowning victim on the south end of Kodiak Island on Wednesday morning. According to the trooper…

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Alaska Longline Survey

Alaska Longline Survey

So how does longlining work? I wasn’t sure myself before I got on the boat other than guessing that there was probably a line and it was…

Saildrones Head to the Arctic

Saildrones Head to the Arctic

The saildrones are completely autonomous, so they can sail along under their own power as long as there’s a little sun and wind to send them on…

Fishermen's News Online

Golden King Crab Fishery Under Way in Aleutians

Golden King Crab Fishery Under Way in Aleutians

The 2018–2019 Aleutian Islands golden king crab fisheries is under way, with a quota of 3,470,400 pounds of individual fishing quota (IFQ) and 385,600 pounds of community…

Investigation Underway into Sinking of Fishing Tender in Bristol Bay

Investigation Underway into Sinking of Fishing Tender in Bristol Bay

An investigation into the sinking of the 58-foot F/V Pacific Knight near Clark’s Point in Bristol Bay, Alaska – an incident in which one crew member was…

Rural

Alaska Small Business Development Center Reinvigorates its Rural Development Approach

Alaska Small Business Development Center Reinvigorates its Rural Development Approach

Anchorage – Thanks in part to a recent $66,500 grant awarded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Alaska Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is…

Four Canoers Overturn but Make it to Sandbar on Clearwater River

Four Canoers Overturn but Make it to Sandbar on Clearwater River

A double overturned watercraft report went in to the Alaska State Troopers at 11 am on Wednesday, but the incident righted itself before troopers arrived at the…

Alutiiq Word of the Week & Museum News

Ocean-Alutiiq Word of the Week-August 12th

Ocean-Alutiiq Word of the  Week-August 12th

Imaq—Ocean Imam taanga taryutuu’uq.—The ocean’s water is salty. The bountiful North Pacific Ocean has been the economic foundation of Alutiiq communities for more than 7,500 years. Kodiak’s…

Crow/Blackberry-Alutiiq Word of the Week-August 5th

Crow/Blackberry-Alutiiq Word of the Week-August 5th

Augyaq, arauryaq—Crowberry, Blackberry Augyat lliitaakait uqumen.—They always put crowberries in oil. The crowberry, or blackberry, is a low growing, evergreen shrub found throughout the Kodiak Archipelago. This…

Events/Notices

Deadline to Apply for Absentee Ballots Is Saturday, August 11

Deadline to Apply for Absentee Ballots Is Saturday, August 11

JUNEAU – The deadline for eligible Alaska voters to apply to receive an absentee ballot in the mail for the August 21 Primary Election is this coming…

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport to Conduct Full-Scale Disaster Exercise

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport will conduct a Full-Scale Disaster Exercise on Saturday, Aug. 4. Large plumes of smoke and emergency vehicles may be…

Op/Ed and the Editor

Ample Opportunity for Alaska to Join the Rising Tide of Renewable Energy

Ample Opportunity for Alaska to Join the Rising Tide of Renewable Energy

Dear Editor, In response to the recently published article entitled “Thawing Permafrost Microbiomes Fuel Climate Change,” it is increasingly evident that a bold and swift transition to…

Op-Ed from John Moller

As a lifelong Alaskan, commercial and subsistence fisherman, I support Mike Dunleavy as our next governor.  Recent statements from critics that Mike is not supportive of commercial…

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