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Army Guard Region VI names top Soldier, NCO for 2018 Best Warrior Competition

Army Guard Region VI names top Soldier, NCO for 2018 Best Warrior Competition

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Despite thick rain and looming clouds, 15 Soldiers from across eight states battled it out here to determine the top non-commissioned officer and…

Bristol Bay Native Corporation Partners with Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program

Bristol Bay Native Corporation Partners with Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Thanks to support from Bristol Bay Native Corporation, a new strategic partner of the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program, 54 students descended upon Anchorage…

Alaska Trade Delegation Finds Warm Welcome, Encouraging Progress in China

Alaska Trade Delegation Finds Warm Welcome, Encouraging Progress in China

CHENGDU – Governor Bill Walker and the Opportunity Alaska: China Trade Mission delegation attended the 4th Annual China-U.S. Governors’ Forum on Tuesday. The forum focused on trade and…

General News

25 arrested in Northern Lights Fred Meyer Retail Detail operation

25 arrested in Northern Lights Fred Meyer Retail Detail operation

Thursday, officers with the Patrol Division, Community Action Policing (CAP) and the Investigative Support Unit…

Anchorage Man Sentenced in Drug/Firearms Investigation

Anchorage Man Sentenced in Drug/Firearms Investigation

United States Attorney Bryan Schroder announced that James Markus Harries, a/k/a “James Harris,” 33, of…

Wasilla Teen Perishes in Canoeing Accident on Finger Lake Friday

Wasilla Teen Perishes in Canoeing Accident on Finger Lake Friday

One Wasilla teen perished in a boating accident on Finger Lake early Friday morning troopers…

Two Arrested after Brief Stolen Car Chase on Fairbanks Street

Two Arrested after Brief Stolen Car Chase on Fairbanks Street

Two people were arrested on warrants and charges in a stolen vehicle investigation that was…

Petersburg Teen Sentenced in Deer Ramming Case

Petersburg Teen Sentenced in Deer Ramming Case

Anchorage teen, Sebastian Davis, pleaded guilty in Petersburg Court in a wildlife harassment case that occurred…

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The Arctic and Alaska Science

Making a New Map of Denali

Making a New Map of Denali

A Fairbanks scientist recently made an intricate new map of Denali while crisscrossing its summit a few times in a single-engine airplane. His top-of-the-continent measurement was within a…

NOAA Adopts Technology to Automate Weather Balloon Launches

NOAA Adopts Technology to Automate Weather Balloon Launches

NOAA’s National Weather Service is tapping technology to automate weather balloon launches in Alaska, a move that will allow staff to improve public service across the state while…

Bird Feathers and the Smell of Tangerines

Bird Feathers and the Smell of Tangerines

Millions of Alaska birds nest on rocky emerald islands seen by few people other than ship captains. One of the funkiest of these creatures is the crested auklet,…

Village Visit with the Northern Lights

Village Visit with the Northern Lights

NUIQSUT — Snow whips through the streets, stinging the skin and piling up in dunes. It is springtime in Nuiqsut, blinding white, 1 degree Fahrenheit with a 30…



Rural

Alakanuk Woman Jailed on DUI/Assault Charges after Hitting Six-Year-Old Child on Bike

Alakanuk Woman Jailed on DUI/Assault Charges after Hitting Six-Year-Old Child on Bike

An Alakanuk woman was arrested on DUI/Assault charges after she was driving under the influence and struck a six-year-old on a bicycle on Monday, troopers revealed. 40-year-old…

Northwest Alaska Man Arrested after Assault/Weapons Incident in Buckland

Northwest Alaska Man Arrested after Assault/Weapons Incident in Buckland

Alaska State Troopers in Kotzebue and Selawik responded to Buckland on Monday morning following a report of an assault incident with shots-fired incident. As troopers were arriving…

At Sea

Expanding Electronic Monitoring Technologies in the North Pacific Fisheries

Expanding Electronic Monitoring Technologies in the North Pacific Fisheries

A multiyear electronic monitoring collaboration between the Alaska Fisheries Science Center and the Fisheries Information System Program is improving data collection through the development of innovative electronic monitoring technologies.…

Coast Guard Terminates Vessel Voyage for Multiple Safety Violations near Dutch

Coast Guard Terminates Vessel Voyage for Multiple Safety Violations near Dutch

JUNEAU, Alaska — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon terminated the voyage of the fishing vessel Nushagak Spirit near Dutch Harbor after discovering several safety…

Alutiiq Word of the Week & Museum News

Indians-Alutiiq Word of the Week-May 20th

Indians-Alutiiq Word of the Week-May 20th

Matarngasqat; Matarngat; Mataryat–Indians (of the Lower 48) Matarngasqat Camani amlertut.–There are a lot of Indians in the Lower Forty-eight. When Christopher Columbus landed in the Caribbean in…

Ugak Island-Alutiiq Word of the Week-May 13th

Ugak Island-Alutiiq Word of the Week-May 13th

Uguaq–Ugak Island PaRaguutakun uguaq kiturtaarpet.–We always pass Ugak island on the boat. Ugak Island lies at the entrance to Ugak Bay, on the far eastern edge of…

Fishermen's News Online

PFDs Save Lives, But Many Still Don’t Wear Them

PFDs Save Lives, But Many Still Don’t Wear Them

Fatal falls overboard keep commercial fishing in the top ranks of most dangerous jobs in America, and yet many commercial harvesters still resist wearing the personal floatation…

Copper River Salmon Fishery Opens May 17

Copper River Salmon Fishery Opens May 17

Alaska’s famed Copper River salmon fishery will open for the 2018 season at 7 a.m. on May 17 for a 12-hour commercial fishing period. Prior to the…

Events/Notices

Candidate Filing Deadline Approaching

Candidate Filing Deadline Approaching

JUNEAU – The Alaska Division of Elections (DOE) reminds all Alaskans that the candidate filing deadline for the 2018 Primary and General Elections is 5 p.m. on…

Acid Society

Trump Administration Ignores Deepwater Horizon Lessons on Spill Anniversary

Trump Administration Ignores Deepwater Horizon Lessons on Spill Anniversary

NEW ORLEANS— The Trump administration is ignoring advice from the bipartisan commission that investigated the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster as officials move to repeal offshore drilling safety…

NOAA Fisheries-Alaska Fisheries Science Center

NOAA Warns: Don’t Shoot Seals or Sea Lions

NOAA Warns: Don’t Shoot Seals or Sea Lions

The Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) prohibits “take” of marine mammals unless an exception or exemption applies such as the take exemption for subsistence harvests by Alaska Natives.  The…

Op/Ed and the Editor

It’s a Wrap!

It’s a Wrap!

Dear Friends and Neighbors, At 117 days, the Second Regular Session of the 30th Legislature adjourned Sine Die after passing a marathon number of bills, including many…