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Alaska Air Guardsmen Rescue Crash Survivors near Delta Junction

Alaska Air Guardsmen Rescue Crash Survivors near Delta Junction

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Airmen with the Alaska Air National Guard’s 210th, 211th and 212th Rescue Squadrons rescued two individuals Aug. 12 after their plane crashed on…

First Lady of Alaska Christens Brand New M/V Tazlina

First Lady of Alaska Christens Brand New M/V Tazlina

KETCHIKAN – Alaska’s First Lady Donna Walker broke a bottle of champagne over the stern of the M/V Tazlina in Ketchikan Saturday, officially christening the ship as the…

Air Guard C-17s move to 144th Airlift Squadron

Air Guard C-17s move to 144th Airlift Squadron

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON— Airmen of the 176th Wing’s 249th Airlift Squadron changed their unit affiliation to the 144th Airlift Squadron during a discreet Aug. 4 ceremony when they…

General News

Port Heiden Man Arrested on Vehicle Theft, Arson Charges

Port Heiden Man Arrested on Vehicle Theft, Arson Charges

A 25-year-old Port Heiden man has been arrested on vehicle theft and arson after several…

Elderly Haines Berry-Picker Located and Lifted by USCG Jayhawk Sunday Night

Elderly Haines Berry-Picker Located and Lifted by USCG Jayhawk Sunday Night

The search for the 74-year-old Haines man who went missing after setting out on a berry…

Wasilla Woman Arrested after Found Slumped over the Wheel at Wasilla Intersection

Wasilla Woman Arrested after Found Slumped over the  Wheel at Wasilla Intersection

A Wasilla woman was arrested on DUI charges on Monday night following a trooper welfare…

No Suspect in Monday Night East 20th Homicide

No Suspect in Monday Night East 20th Homicide

APD says that they have no suspect information and have made no arrests in the…

Woman Arrested after Five-Hour Government Hill Stand-Off

Woman Arrested after Five-Hour Government Hill Stand-Off

Anchorage police took a female suspect into custody after a five-hour stand-off following a shots-fired…

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The Arctic and Alaska Science

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…

Alaska’s Big River Never Stops Flowing

Alaska’s Big River Never Stops Flowing

It’s midsummer, a good time to slip a canoe onto the Yukon River. I start at the river town of Eagle, population 85, and will finish in Circle,…



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

Coast Guard Station Valdez Rescues Two Men near Busby Island

Coast Guard Station Valdez Rescues Two Men near Busby Island

KODIAK – A Coast Guard Station Valdez Response Boat-Medium boat crew rescued two men from the 21-foot pleasure cruiser Gaillea after it ran aground approximately six miles…

First Lady of Alaska Christens Brand New M/V Tazlina

First Lady of Alaska Christens Brand New M/V Tazlina

KETCHIKAN – Alaska’s First Lady Donna Walker broke a bottle of champagne over the stern of the M/V Tazlina in Ketchikan Saturday, officially christening the ship as…

NOAA Fisheries-Alaska Fisheries Science Center

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

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…

Kwethluk Man Arrested for Dragging Bound Teen Girl Down Gravel Road

Kwethluk Man Arrested for Dragging Bound Teen Girl Down Gravel Road

A Kwethluk man was charged and jailed at the Yukon-Kuskokwim Correctional Center after dragging his bound daughter behind an ATV in that community on Friday. AST reports that they…

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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