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A Life Shaped by Spiritual Connection to Land and Sea

A Life Shaped by Spiritual Connection to Land and Sea

  About midway down the Alaska Peninsula is Chignik, one of three small villages situated in the Chignik River watershed. For outsiders, this may seem an austere and…

Senator Coghill Requests Additional Federal Aid to Improve Fairbanks Air Quality

Senator Coghill Requests Additional Federal Aid to Improve Fairbanks Air Quality

  JUNEAU – Senator John Coghill, R-North Pole, Monday sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, Andrew Wheeler, requesting additional financial assistance through the Targeted…

M/V Matanuska Remains Out of Service Due to Mechanical Issue

M/V Matanuska Remains Out of Service Due to Mechanical Issue

  M/V Columbia will pick up Matanuska sailings on April 14.   (ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) is cancelling sailings on the M/V Matanuska through Tuesday,…

General News

18-Year-Old Arrested on Weapons Misconduct/Theft Charges Following Routine Traffic Stop on New Seward

18-Year-Old Arrested on Weapons Misconduct/Theft Charges Following Routine Traffic Stop on New Seward

A routine traffic stop on Monday evening on the New Seward Highway would net an…

Three Arrested on Wasilla Fishhook Road in Warrant Roundup

Three Arrested on Wasilla Fishhook Road in Warrant Roundup

  Early Tuesday morning, Alaska State Troopers went to a residence at mile 1 of…

Savoonga Man Arrested on Sexual Assault of a Minor/Assault Charges Tuesday

Savoonga Man Arrested on Sexual Assault of a Minor/Assault Charges Tuesday

  Alaska State Troopers report that on Tuesday, AST, after requesting and receiving a warrant…

Anchorage man Arrested for Attempted Murder/Arson in Friday Eagle Street Apartment Fire

Anchorage man Arrested for Attempted Murder/Arson in Friday Eagle Street Apartment Fire

  Anchorage police revealed that after a three-day investigation, investigators arrested a suspect on charges…

After Sunday Car Chase on Parks and Glenn Highway, Suspect Escapes Arrest near Anchorage

After Sunday Car Chase on Parks and Glenn Highway, Suspect Escapes Arrest near Anchorage

  After a wild chase, Alaska State Troopers say they and the Wasilla police broke…


The Arctic and Alaska Science

Winter Journey along the Yukon River

Winter Journey along the Yukon River

  We just skied 100 miles of the frozen Yukon River, two friends and I, until it got too cold for our skis to glide, and we flew…

Taking a Deep Dive into Alaska’s Record-Breaking Warm Year

Taking a Deep Dive into Alaska’s Record-Breaking Warm Year

  Alaska had its warmest year on record in 2019, making a big splash across state, national and even world news. That ranking would not be possible without…

Sundogs, Light Pillars Enliven the Dog Days

Sundogs, Light Pillars Enliven the Dog Days

  Fairbanks’s recent mornings in the minus 30s Fahrenheit may be extending local residents’ winter fatigue, but there are some rewards that come with cold, clear skies. Sundogs…

New Thalattosaur Species Discovered in Southeast Alaska

New Thalattosaur Species Discovered in Southeast Alaska

  Scientists at the University of Alaska Fairbanks have identified a new species of thalattosaur, a marine reptile that lived more than 200 million years ago. The new…

News from Alaska SeaGrant

Register now—Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit early-bird registration ending soon

Register now—Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit early-bird registration ending soon

  The Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit builds leadership and networking capacity in the Alaska commercial fishing industry during three days of intensive training. The fast-paced program features…

Record Low Level of Bering Sea Ice Causes Profound, Widespread Impacts

Record Low Level of Bering Sea Ice Causes Profound, Widespread Impacts

Sea ice in the Bering Sea shrank to its lowest levels in recorded history in 2018, profoundly affecting northwest Alaska residents who depend on marine resources for…

At Sea

M/V Matanuska Remains Out of Service Due to Mechanical Issue

M/V Matanuska Remains Out of Service Due to Mechanical Issue

  M/V Columbia will pick up Matanuska sailings on April 14.   (ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) is cancelling sailings on the M/V Matanuska through…

Mariner’s Remains Retrieved from Vessel Southwest of Wrangell Monday

Mariner’s Remains Retrieved from Vessel Southwest of Wrangell Monday

Alaska State Troopers report that the remains of one Wrangell man have been retrieved from an overturned vessel southwest of Wrangell on Monday by a Wrangell search…

NOAA Fisheries and Alaska Fisheries Science Center

New Study Shows Pacific Cod Eggs are Highly Vulnerable to Changes in Bottom Temperature

New Study Shows Pacific Cod Eggs are Highly Vulnerable to Changes in Bottom Temperature

  The 2013 to 2016 marine heatwave—known as “The Blob”—is the largest warm anomaly ever recorded in the North Pacific. In the Gulf of Alaska, scientists have…

First Long Term Acoustic Study Tunes Into Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Foraging Ecology

First Long Term Acoustic Study Tunes Into Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Foraging Ecology

  The first continuous multiyear acoustic monitoring effort across Cook Inlet provides the most comprehensive description of beluga whale seasonal distribution and feeding behavior to date.   This knowledge is critical for…

Fishermen's News Online

Alaska Board of Fisheries Action Hits Hard on Commercial Setnetters

Alaska Board of Fisheries Action Hits Hard on Commercial Setnetters

  A new escapement goal for late-run Chinook salmon into the Kenai River approved in mid-February by the Alaska Board of Fisheries has some commercial harvesters on…

Alaska’s Forests Contribute Millions of Salmon to Fisheries

Alaska’s Forests Contribute Millions of Salmon to Fisheries

  A new federal report says that Alaska’s rainforests contribute an average of 48 million salmon annually to the state’s commercial fishing industry. The study led by…

Acid Society

Coast Guard Responds to Oil Sheen in Kitoi Bay

Coast Guard Responds to Oil Sheen in Kitoi Bay

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard responded to a report of an oil sheen in Kitoi Bay Friday. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage Incident Management Division and Marine Safety Detachment…

Kirby Corp Fined $2.9 Million for British Columbia Oil Spill

Kirby Corp Fined $2.9 Million for British Columbia Oil Spill

  The Nathan E. Stewart is seen surrounded by booms after sinking near Bella Bella. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canadian Coast Guard A fine of $2.9 million was levied…

Alutiiq Word of the Week & Museum News

Ear-Alutiiq Word of the Week-February 23rd

Ear-Alutiiq Word of the Week-February 23rd

  CUUTEQ – EAR CUUTENG’RTUQ ANGSQANEK. – HE HAS LARGE EARS. In classical Alutiiq society, people decorated their ears. Historic paintings and ancient drawings show both men…

Alutiiq Angyaq Inducted into Alaska Innovators Hall of Fame

Alutiiq Angyaq Inducted into Alaska Innovators Hall of Fame

  Before there were pick-up trucks, there was the Alutiiq/Sugpiaq angyaq (open boats). Crafted explicitly for heavy seas, and mass transportation, and made from local materials, these…

Events/Notices

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Public Input to Increase Access to Refuge System Lands

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Public Input to Increase Access to Refuge System Lands

  As part of its ongoing effort to increase public access on federal lands, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced it is seeking the public’s…

UAS Society for Human Resource Management Student Chapter Announces Board Members

UAS Society for Human Resource Management Student Chapter Announces Board Members

  JUNEAU – The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is pleased to announce its current board members:…

Op/Ed and the Editor

Minimum Qualifications for Alaska Police Officers Makes Alaska Safer

Minimum Qualifications for Alaska Police Officers Makes Alaska Safer

  Most people are bewildered when they find out people with serious criminal convictions are serving as police officers in rural Alaska.  It truly is shocking to…

State of the State Op-ed by Governor Mike Dunleavy

State of the State Op-ed by Governor Mike Dunleavy

  Last week, I shared with you my vision for the Last Frontier – an agenda that highlights the priorities of Alaskans from Kotzebue to Ketchikan. It’s…


Statewide Weather

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