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Governor Dunleavy Recognizes Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Proclamation

Governor Dunleavy Recognizes Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Proclamation

  January 21, 2019 (Juneau, Alaska) – Alaska Governor Michael J. Dunleavy today proclaimed January 21, 2019 as “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day” and issued the following…

Senator Murkowski Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Senator Murkowski Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  Remembering the Life and Legacy of a Remarkable Civil Rights Leader   WASHINGTON D.C. — Today U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) offered the following reflections on Martin…

Winter Conditions Increase Moose-Vehicle Collision Risks

Winter Conditions Increase Moose-Vehicle Collision Risks

(Statewide) — Motorists are urged to use extra caution this time of year when traveling roadways in Southcentral, Interior, and other regions where moose are common. Long nights…

General News

Kodiak AST Investigate Monday Mill Bay Gas&Go Burglary

Kodiak AST Investigate Monday Mill Bay Gas&Go Burglary

  Alaska State Troopers in Kodiak are actively investigating a break-in at a Mill Bay…

Kodiak Troopers Seek Info in Early Morning Hit and Run

Kodiak Troopers Seek Info in Early Morning Hit and Run

  Kodiak-based Alaska State Troopers are seeking the public’s help in locating a vehicle in…

APD Seeks Second Person of Interest in November Black Angus Homicide Investigation

APD Seeks Second Person of Interest in November Black Angus Homicide Investigation

The  Anchorage Police Department revealed on Monday that they are seeking a second person of…

Two in Nikiski Arrested after Burglary in Progress Call

Two in Nikiski Arrested after Burglary in Progress Call

  Soldotna-based troopers responded to a burglary in progress in Nikiski on Sunday evening and arrested…

Willow Man Rolls into AST During Stop, Charged with DUI/MIW IV

Willow Man Rolls into AST During Stop, Charged with DUI/MIW IV

  A routine traffic stop near the intersection of the Parks Highway and Hawk Lane…

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The Arctic and Alaska Science

Alaska’s Year without a Summer

Alaska’s Year without a Summer

Two-hundred and thirty-six years ago, when Gen. George Washington marched back into New York City as British troops were walking out, a volcano erupted in Iceland. For eight…

Use of University Research on DNA in Salmon Monitoring Could Result in Savings for State

Use of University Research on DNA in Salmon Monitoring Could Result in Savings for State

JUNEAU — Each year wild salmon return to the streams in which they were born to spawn and die. Salmon fishery managers must ensure that adequate numbers of…

American Robins not Heading North Quite Yet

American Robins not Heading North Quite Yet

While walking the streets of Washington, D.C., last month, a pleasant sound stopped me. A male robin was singing, high in a sidewalk sycamore. It was December, months…

Life Recycled on a Wilderness Gravel Bar

Life Recycled on a Wilderness Gravel Bar

At the approach of a canoe, the wolverine tears into the woods, its claws spitting mud. Seconds later, ravens explode from what resembles two branches reaching from a…



Events/Notices

Cold Weather Testing at Fairbanks International Airport

Cold Weather Testing at Fairbanks International Airport

  The absence of wind, dry conditions, and lengthy low temperatures make Fairbanks an ideal location for cold weather testing of aircraft. A helicopter manufacturer scheduled cold…

Seward Highway Northbound Lanes Closed at Tudor Road Overpass

Seward Highway Northbound Lanes Closed at Tudor Road Overpass

  (ANCHORAGE, Alaska)—During today’s repairs, Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) bridge repair crews noted further damage to the girder that was struck by the…

At Sea

AMHS to Save Money with Vessel Swap

AMHS to Save Money with Vessel Swap

  (JUNEAU, Alaska) – The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) is making a vessel route change with the goals of saving money and utilizing the new Alaska…

Making the Arctic Accessible for Excellent Science

Making the Arctic Accessible for Excellent Science

Making the Arctic accessible for excellent science EU funds an Arctic Research Icebreaker Consortium, which will provide researchers with improved access to research icebreakers. Fourteen partners from…

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

Ocean Beauty Introduces New Salmon Candy

Ocean Beauty Introduces New Salmon Candy

Ocean Beauty Seafoods’ Echo Falls brand has introduced three new smoked salmon treats, including Applewood Smoked Wild Alaska Sockeye Salmon Candy, sustainable strips cut from whole fillets…

Federal Shutdown Not Yet Affecting Fisheries

Federal Shutdown Not Yet Affecting Fisheries

  As federal government shutdown prompted by a dispute over a border wall heads into its third week, it is not currently affecting the seafood industry as…

Rural

PFAS Discovered in Groundwater Near Dillingham Airport Firefighting Foam Discharge Areas

PFAS Discovered in Groundwater Near Dillingham Airport Firefighting Foam Discharge Areas

  DOT&PF immediately offering alternate water source; expanding testing. (DILLINGHAM, AK) – The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) was recently alerted to concentrations of…

One Perishes in Shageluk Fire

One Perishes in Shageluk Fire

  Aniak-based AST and the State Fire Marshals are investigating a fatal fire incident in the community of Shageluk that occurred on Thursday morning just after midnight…

Alutiiq Word of the Week & Museum News

Bailer-Alutiiq Word of the Week-January 20th

Bailer-Alutiiq Word of the Week-January 20th

Imanga’iyutaq–Bailer Imanga’iyutaq aturu!—Use the bailer! Whether you are piloting a seiner, running a skiff, or paddling a canoe, water is bound to get into your boat. Waves,…

Snow-Alutiiq Word of the Week-January 13th

Snow-Alutiiq Word of the Week-January 13th

Qaniq (falling), Aniuq (on ground)—Snow Qaninguq.—It is snowing.                                             …

Acid Society

Oil-Eating Microbes are Challenged in the Arctic

Oil-Eating Microbes are Challenged in the Arctic

Bacteria play a major role in cleaning up oil spills and mitigating its environmental impacts. A new review examines the major limiting factors for microbial degradation in…

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…

Op/Ed and the Editor

Take Action: Protect Bristol Bay from Pebble’s Toxic Exploration

Take Action: Protect Bristol Bay from Pebble’s Toxic Exploration

  Camai! The Pebble Limited Partnership recently applied for new State of Alaska permits to continue using public lands at the headwaters of Bristol Bay’s major salmon-producing rivers. For…

Monday: I’d like to Thank You; Zack Wants to Hear Your Ideas

Monday: I’d like to Thank You; Zack Wants to Hear Your Ideas

  Dear Neighbors: I hope you can join me Monday so I can thank you for sharing your ideas, and letting me represent you these past many…


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