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Eight New Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Five Alaska Communities; 18 Nonresident Cases Identified

Eight New Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Five Alaska Communities; 18 Nonresident Cases Identified

  June 4, 2020 ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) today announced eight new cases of COVID-19 in five communities: Anchorage (4), Homer…

18 New Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Eight Alaska Communities; One Nonresident Case in Anchorage

18 New Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Eight Alaska Communities; One Nonresident Case in Anchorage

  ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) Wednesday announced 18 new cases of COVID-19 in eight communities: Anchorage (5), Homer (4), Wasilla (3),…

Justice Department Awards Nearly $400 Million for Law Enforcement Hiring to Advance Community Policing

Justice Department Awards Nearly $400 Million for Law Enforcement Hiring to Advance Community Policing

  Over $2.1 Million Awarded to Alaska Law Enforcement Agencies ANCHORAGE, Alaska – U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced that $2,100,474 in grant funding has been awarded to multiple…

General News

Coast Guard, Good Samaritan Rescue Mariner 500 miles Offshore

Coast Guard, Good Samaritan Rescue Mariner 500 miles Offshore

    KODIAK, Alaska – Coast Guard Seventeenth District command center personnel coordinated efforts with…

Kodiak Coast Guard Aircrews Coordinate Medevac 300 Miles Northwest of St. Paul Island

Kodiak Coast Guard Aircrews Coordinate Medevac 300 Miles Northwest of St. Paul Island

  Two Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak C-130J Hercules aircraft and two MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter…

Robert Thomas Indicted for Murder in Stabbing in Assisted Living Home

Robert Thomas Indicted for Murder in Stabbing in Assisted Living Home

  The Attorney General’s office revealed that on Tuesday, June 2nd, 73-year-old Robert Joseph Thomas…

Anchorage Man who Raped Underage Teen at Gunpoint now in Custody

Anchorage Man who Raped Underage Teen at Gunpoint now in Custody

  A day and a half after receiving a report of an underaged teen being…

Coast Guard to Conduct Dockside Fishing Vessel Exams for Bristol Bay

Coast Guard to Conduct Dockside Fishing Vessel Exams for Bristol Bay

  ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard will offer courtesy dockside examinations of commercial fishing…

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The Arctic and Alaska Science

Potential Landslide Threatens Large Tsunami in PWS, Geologists Say

Potential Landslide Threatens Large Tsunami in PWS, Geologists Say

  (Anchorage) — The threat of a large and potentially dangerous tsunami is looming in Prince William Sound, where an increasingly likely landslide could generate a wave with…

New Method May Help Anticipate Large Volcanic Eruptions

New Method May Help Anticipate Large Volcanic Eruptions

  Volcanic eruptions are not easy to anticipate. Now, a new paper proposes a way to provide early clues by evaluating magma movement far beneath volcanoes. The Bárdarbunga volcanic system…

Radar Gauges Methane Release from Arctic Lakes

Radar Gauges Methane Release from Arctic Lakes

  A University of Alaska Fairbanks-led research team has developed a way to use satellite images to determine the amount of methane being released from northern lakes, a…

Dinosaurs Striding Across the Land Bridge

Dinosaurs Striding Across the Land Bridge

  The recent discovery of the most complete dinosaur skeleton ever found in Japan suggests the duck-billed creatures once stomped across the Bering Land Bridge. The dinosaur found…

We Have been Grounded; Birds have Not

We Have been Grounded; Birds have Not

  It was the first weekend in May, and Alaskans were getting out. Emboldened by words from the governor to get outside, or more likely their desires to…

News from Alaska SeaGrant

Alaska Sea Grant survey reveals challenges to mariculture industry caused by COVID-19 pandemic

Alaska Sea Grant survey reveals challenges to mariculture industry caused by COVID-19 pandemic

  Alaska Sea Grant recently surveyed the Alaska mariculture industry to shed light on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and response on their businesses in February…

Young Fishermen Learn the Business and Management Side of Commercial Fishing Operations

Young Fishermen Learn the Business and Management Side of Commercial Fishing Operations

  Fifty fishermen from around the state gathered in Juneau in January for the eighth Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit (AYFS) for three days of training, networking and…

At Sea

Coast Guard, Good Samaritan Rescue Mariner 500 miles Offshore

Coast Guard, Good Samaritan Rescue Mariner 500 miles Offshore

    KODIAK, Alaska – Coast Guard Seventeenth District command center personnel coordinated efforts with motor vessel President Eisenhower to rescue a 67-year-old man from his disabled…

Kodiak Coast Guard Aircrews Coordinate Medevac 300 Miles Northwest of St. Paul Island

Kodiak Coast Guard Aircrews Coordinate Medevac 300 Miles Northwest of St. Paul Island

  Two Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak C-130J Hercules aircraft and two MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews coordinate efforts to perform a long-range medevac of an injured fisherman…

NOAA Fisheries and Alaska Fisheries Science Center

Archival Tagging Study Reveals Habitual Movements of Greenland Turbot in Alaska

Archival Tagging Study Reveals Habitual Movements of Greenland Turbot in Alaska

  A multiyear archival tagging study identified consistent seasonal and daily patterns of depth-specific behavior by Greenland turbot in Alaska. These new findings provide key information for sustainably managing this commercially…

Using Artificial Intelligence to Identify Endangered Beluga Whales

Using Artificial Intelligence to Identify Endangered Beluga Whales

  Scientists partnered with tech industry experts to develop the first machine learning application for acoustic monitoring of Alaskan beluga whales. An innovative machine learning application will help scientists…

Fishermen's News Online

Factory Trawler Crew Infected With COVID-19

Factory Trawler Crew Infected With COVID-19

  Eighty-six of 126 crewmen on board the American Seafoods factory trawler American Dynasty have tested positive for COVID-19 in the wake of a fishing trip off the coast…

Latest Pebble Plan Bump Hinges on Mine Access

Latest Pebble Plan Bump Hinges on Mine Access

  Federal officials tasked with deciding whether to issue a crucial permit for the proposed Pebble mine, in Southwest Alaska, have identified as a preferred transportation route…

Acid Society

Smart Sponge Could Clean Up Oil Spills

Smart Sponge Could Clean Up Oil Spills

  A team funded by the National Science Foundation has developed a porous smart sponge that selectively soaks up oil in water. With an ability to absorb more than 30 times…

Putin Declares Federal Emergency After Diesel Fuel Spill in Arctic River That Could Take Decades to Recover

Putin Declares Federal Emergency After Diesel Fuel Spill in Arctic River That Could Take Decades to Recover

  Reports indicate melting permafrost caused by global heating may have damaged the industrial facility. Russian President Vladimir Putin declared a federal emergency Wednesday to help clean…

Alutiiq Word of the Week & Museum News

Anchor-Alutiiq Word of the Week-May 31

Anchor-Alutiiq Word of the Week-May 31

  KICAQ – ANCHOR KICAQ AGTUNARTUQ. – THE ANCHOR IS HEAVY. Before the availability of metal tools, Alutiiq people fashioned anchors from large cobbles.  Craftsmen selected a relatively…

Summer-Alutiiq Word of the Week-May 25

Summer-Alutiiq Word of the Week-May 25

  KIAK – SUMMER KIAKUTARTUKUT. – WE ARE GOING TO HAVE SUMMER PRETTY SOON. Summer in the Kodiak Archipelago comes slowly. In April and May, low pressure…

Events/Notices

Lunchtime Chats with Tlingit & Haida

Lunchtime Chats with Tlingit & Haida

  Date: June 4, 2020 Time: Noon – 1 PM (AKST) Topic: Financial Assistance Programs Location: Facebook Live Event via Zoom (www.facebook.com/ccthita)   Join us for our…

AMHS to Increase COVID-19 Mitigation Protocols

AMHS to Increase COVID-19 Mitigation Protocols

  Customers urged to book online or call for reservations (KETCHIKAN, Alaska) – In order to protect the health and safety of our customers and employees, the Alaska…

Op/Ed and the Editor

Where’s the Money?

Where’s the Money?

  Now that the Legislature adjourned after more or less authorizing CARES Act funding, people are asking, “Where is the money and how is it being distributed?”…

Make Your Voice Heard, Vote this Fall

Make Your Voice Heard, Vote this Fall

Many democratic nations through history lost their democracy as the citizens gave up rights and believed in saviors that always, ultimately, were later seen as autocrats. Those…

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