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Holiday High Visibility Enforcement Efforts Begin

Holiday High Visibility Enforcement Efforts Begin

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The snow is falling, lights are brightening up neighborhoods and holiday parties are in full swing! For those of you that have to traverse our…

Alaska Public Media Receives Ready To Learn Grant to Form Community Partnership to Help Children in Low-Income Neighborhoods

Alaska Public Media Receives Ready To Learn Grant to Form Community Partnership to Help Children in Low-Income Neighborhoods

  ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and PBS recently announced that public media station Alaska Public Media (AKPM) has been awarded $175,000 to work…

Alaska Legislature Approves $25 Million in Federal Funds for DOT&PF Emergency response

Alaska Legislature Approves $25 Million in Federal Funds for DOT&PF Emergency response

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – Thursday, the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee approved $25 million in federal receipt authority for the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) for repairs…

General News

Shooting Suspect Tristan Grant Taken into Custody for Shooting Girlfriend

Shooting Suspect Tristan Grant Taken into Custody for Shooting Girlfriend

Anchorage police have arrested the suspect in the early morning shooting incident that took place on…

Convicted Felon Arrested Following Ninilchik Assault/Stalking Investigation

Convicted Felon Arrested Following Ninilchik Assault/Stalking Investigation

  According to Alaska State Troopers, a convicted felon was arrested at a Ninilchik establishment…

Nunapitchuk Man Arrested on Multiple Assault Charges after Violent Saturday Alcohol-Related Incident

Nunapitchuk Man Arrested on Multiple Assault Charges after Violent Saturday Alcohol-Related Incident

A violent, alcohol-fueled incident in Nunapitchuk on Saturday night netted a 21-year-old man in that…

Palmer Theft Investigation Recovers ATV, Snowmachine and 20 Firearms

Palmer Theft Investigation Recovers ATV, Snowmachine and 20 Firearms

  Troopers report that an investigation into a stolen ATV and over a dozen stolen…

Gustavus Man Arrested on Multiple Sexual Abuse of a Minor Charges at Juneau Airport

Gustavus Man Arrested on Multiple Sexual Abuse of a Minor Charges at Juneau Airport

Alaska State Troopers met a Gustavus man at the Juneau Airport on Tuesday and took…

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The Arctic and Alaska Science

Chunks of Northern Coast Fall to the Sea

Chunks of Northern Coast Fall to the Sea

  The frozen cliffs of Drew Point, Alaska, (population zero) are tumbling to the ocean faster than perhaps any other location in the Arctic. The sea has eaten…

Wintertime Arctic Sea Ice Growth Slows Long-Term Decline: NASA

Wintertime Arctic Sea Ice Growth Slows Long-Term Decline: NASA

New NASA research has found that increases in the rate at which Arctic sea ice grows in the winter may have partially slowed down the decline of the…

DDT in Alaska Meltwater Poses Cancer Risk for People Who Eat Lots of Fish

DDT in Alaska Meltwater Poses Cancer Risk for People Who Eat Lots of Fish

  Children in Alaska whose diet includes a lot of fish from rivers fed by the Eastern Alaska Mountain Range may have a long-term elevated risk for cancer…

Fairbanks Air Earns Unwanted Ranking

Fairbanks Air Earns Unwanted Ranking

Fairbanks’ air quality issues began in 1901, when shallow water grounded a gold rush entrepreneur. That August day, when a hired steamship could take them no farther up…



Events/Notices

Holiday High Visibility Enforcement Efforts Begin

Holiday High Visibility Enforcement Efforts Begin

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The snow is falling, lights are brightening up neighborhoods and holiday parties are in full swing! For those of you that have to traverse…

BLM Reschedules Scoping Meetings for New NPR-A Plan

BLM Reschedules Scoping Meetings for New NPR-A Plan

  ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Bureau of Land Management rescheduled the four remaining public scoping meetings that were postponed due to the Nov. 30 earthquake in Anchorage.…

At Sea

Humpback Whales Linger in Sitka Sound

Humpback Whales Linger in Sitka Sound

SITKA, ALASKA – The Allen Marine tour boat pushed off the dock at the Sitka Crescent Harbor on a clear crisp October afternoon with University of Alaska…

Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley Returns to Port after Bering Sea Patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley Returns to Port after Bering Sea Patrol

JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley returned to homeport in Kodiak, Alaska, Thursday, following a 66-day multi-mission patrol. The Alex Haley spent the last…

NOAA Fisheries-Alaska Fisheries Science Center

Two Alaskans Postpone Thanksgiving to Rescue Whale Near Prince of Wales Island

Two Alaskans Postpone Thanksgiving to Rescue Whale Near Prince of Wales Island

Members of NOAA’s North Pacific Large Whale Entanglement Response Team are thankful for Wednesday’s freeing of an entangled humpback whale in Sarkar Cove, north of Naukati on…

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…

Fishermen's News Online

Sitka Sound 2019 Herring GHL Set at 12,869 tons

Sitka Sound 2019 Herring GHL Set at 12,869 tons

The guideline harvest level (GHL) for the 2019 Sitka Sound sac roe herring harvest has been set at 12,869 tons. Alaska Department of Fish and Game officials…

2019 Eastern Aleutian Tanner Crab Fishery Closed

2019 Eastern Aleutian Tanner Crab Fishery Closed

  Eastern Aleutian District commercial fisheries for tanner crab will be closed in 2019, according to a statement released on Dec 4 by the Alaska Department of…

Rural

Nunapitchuk Man Arrested on Multiple Assault Charges after Violent Saturday Alcohol-Related Incident

Nunapitchuk Man Arrested on Multiple Assault Charges after Violent Saturday Alcohol-Related Incident

A violent, alcohol-fueled incident in Nunapitchuk on Saturday night netted a 21-year-old man in that community seven criminal counts, troopers reported on Tuesday. After a report of…

Anchor Point Man Sentenced for Poaching and Wasting Three Moose

Anchor Point Man Sentenced for Poaching and Wasting Three Moose

(ANCHORAGE, AK) – On Thursday, December 6, 2018, the Homer district court sentenced Anchor Point resident Rusty Counts in a wildlife case involving the poaching and wasting…

Alutiiq Word of the Week & Museum News

Oil-Alutiiq Word of the Week-December 16

Oil-Alutiiq Word of the Week-December 16

Uquq—Oil Una uquq asirtuq.—This oil is good. Today, many people limit the amount of fat in their diet, but in the past, fat was an essential part…

Dance-Alutiiq Word of the Week-December 9th

Dance-Alutiiq Word of the Week-December 9th

Agnguarluni—Dance Agnguart’skuk!—Let’s dance! Dancing was a favorite activity at Alutiiq winter festivals. Moving to the rhythmic beat of skin drums, Alutiiq men reenacted hunting scenes and women…

Acid Society

Oil Cleanup and Salvage Operations Continue after F/V Nordic Viking Sinks in Seward

Oil Cleanup and Salvage Operations Continue after F/V Nordic Viking Sinks in Seward

  Containment boom has been re-deployed around the sunken f/v Nordic Viking, the commercial fishing vessel that sunk at Seward’s T-Dock on Sunday morning after the shifting…

Cleanup and Investigation Continues in Norwegian Frigate/Tanker Collision

Cleanup and Investigation Continues in Norwegian Frigate/Tanker Collision

While the country of Norway dodged a bullet on the 8th of November when the KNM Helge Ingstad, one of five of that nation’s naval frigates, collided…

Op/Ed and the Editor

Holiday Foster Youth Laptop & Gift Drives; Earthquake-Hit Local Businesses

Holiday Foster Youth Laptop & Gift Drives; Earthquake-Hit Local Businesses

  Dear Friends and Neighbors: I hope you are well after a week of very unwelcome house and building shakes. I haven’t been a big fan of…

Employee Resignation Request Wrong, Offensive, Likely Unconstitutional

Employee Resignation Request Wrong, Offensive, Likely Unconstitutional

Dear Friends and Neighbors: I, like many of you, was unhappy to hear of the memo from the Governor-Elect’s Chief of Staff asking for hundreds of resignations…


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