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  • Fleeing Ketchikan Man Arrested for Vehicle Theft and Multiple Warrants on North Tongass Oct 21, 2018
    Ketchikan-based Alaska State Troopers pulled over a bicyclist near mile six of the North Tongass Highway just before midnight on Saturday night and arrested him on multiple charges it was reported in the trooper dispatch. At 11:47 pm, troopers on patrol observed 36-year-old Paul Jackson abandoning a vehicle and attempting to leave the scene on […]
  • Coast Guard Icebreaker Crew Completes Second Arctic Mission Oct 21, 2018
    The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy completed their second mission of their Arctic West Summer 2018 deployment Thursday. Mission 1802 was a scientific mission to study stratified ocean dynamics in the Arctic (SODA) for the Office of Naval Research. The project, led by Dr. Craig Lee of the Applied Physics Laboratory at […]
  • Palau Citizen Sentenced in Armed Carjacking of ANMC Employee Oct 21, 2018
    The U.S. Justice Department announced on Friday that dangerous armed carjacker, Cordy Mai Martin, of the South Pacific country of Palau was sentenced to 11 years in prison for a May 2018 carjacking that occurred at the Alaska Native Medical Center. Martin pleaded guilty to Carjacking as well as “using a  firearm during and in relation to a crime […]
  • Eklutna Plant Homicide Victim Identified and Suspect Vehicle Recovered Oct 21, 2018
    After receiving a report of a body in the area of the Eklutna power plant northeast of Anchorage on Wednesday, Alaska State Troopers responded to the location to investigate but soon determined that victim had been transported to the location and his death likely occurred within APD’s jurisdiction. APD investigators arrived and took over case […]
  • Fish Head-Alutiiq Word of the Week-October 21st Oct 21, 2018
    Iqallum Nasqua—Fish Head Tang’rk’gka Iqallum nasqua suupami!—I saw a fish head in the soup! From Chile to China and Jamaica to Scotland, people recognize fish heads as a delicious, nutritious, and versatile food. Some cultures make soup with whole fish heads floating in the broth. Others simmer the heads to make a flavorful stock, or […]
  • 2018 President’s Award Honorees-AFN Oct 21, 2018
    ANCHORAGE, AK – Every year AFN honors those who have made outstanding contributions to their families and the Native community. Here are this year’s honorees: Click individual images for honoree details 2018 PRESIDENTS AWARDS Hannah Solomon “Woman of Courage” Award The Hannah Solomon “Woman of Courage” Award is given to an Alaska Native woman who demonstrates […]
  • Master Sergeant Tanna Lee Carter | Gin’tith (Richard Frank) Military Service Award Oct 21, 2018
    Master Sergeant Tanna Lee Carter serves part-time in the Alaska Air National Guard and is the first Alaska Native woman to serve as an aircrew member and Boom Operator/Inflight Refueling Technician on the KC-135 Air Refueling aircraft in the 168th Air Refueling Wing at Eielson Air Force Base. Carter is from Minto and is the […]
  • Ben Anderson-Agimuk | Roger Lang Youth Leadership Award Oct 21, 2018
    Ben Nemqerralria Anderson-Agimuk, who is Yup’ik, grew up in Chevak, Tununak, Bethel, Anchorage and Napakiak, and is a tribal citizen of the Native Community of Chevak. His mother is Susie Anderson (Agimuk) from Tununak. After graduating from Chevak School in 2011, Ben studied Political Science and Alaska Native Law, Policy, and Government at the University […]
  • Lieutenant Lonny Piscoya | Glenn Godfrey Law Enforcement Award Oct 21, 2018
    Lieutenant Lonny Piscoya was born in Nome to Carol and Roy Piscoya. He was raised in Nome and has seven siblings. He has been married to his wife, Bridget for 24 years and they have six children. He is a member of Rotary International and is a board member for the Midnight Sun Boy Scout […]
  • Frances Jackson | Eileen Panigeo MacLean Education Award Oct 21, 2018
    Ahtna Athabascan from the Tsisyu clan. Her parents are Nick and Lorraine Jackson. Her maternal grandparents are Hazel and the late Chief Ben Neeley of Gulkana. Her paternal grandparents are the late Tony and Mary Jackson of Kluti-Kaah. Ms. Jackson has spent the last 17 years teaching. She taught at June Nelson Elementary in Kotzebue […]

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Coast Guard Icebreaker Crew Completes Second Arctic Mission

Coast Guard Icebreaker Crew Completes Second Arctic Mission

The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy completed their second mission of their Arctic West Summer 2018 deployment Thursday. Mission 1802 was a scientific mission to study stratified ocean dynamics in the Arctic (SODA) for the Office of Naval Research. The project, led by Dr. Craig…

Arctic Greening Thaws Permafrost, Boosts Runoff

Arctic Greening Thaws Permafrost, Boosts Runoff

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Oct. 17, 2018–A new collaborative study has investigated Arctic shrub-snow interactions to obtain a better understanding of the far north’s tundra and vast permafrost system. Incorporating extensive in situ observations, Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists tested their theories with a novel 3D computer model and…

Serpentine Hot Springs Stone points Raise Questions

Serpentine Hot Springs Stone points Raise Questions

Stone spear points from Serpentine Hot Springs on the Seward Peninsula hint that ancient people may have migrated northward between ice sheets from warmer parts of America, bringing their technology with them. Heather Smith, an anthropologist at Eastern New Mexico University, wrote a recent paper based on spear-point…

UW: Past Warm Period Polar Bear Strategy won’t Suffice this Time

UW: Past Warm Period Polar Bear Strategy won’t Suffice this Time

Polar bears likely survived past warm periods in the Arctic, when sea ice cover was low, by scavenging…

The Dashed Line of the Arctic Circle

The Dashed Line of the Arctic Circle

A friend and I just camped out at the Arctic Circle, about 200 miles north of where we…

2018 Arctic Summertime Sea Ice Minimum Extent Tied for Sixth Lowest on Record

2018 Arctic Summertime Sea Ice Minimum Extent Tied for Sixth Lowest on Record

Arctic sea ice, the cap of frozen seawater blanketing most of the Arctic Ocean and neighboring seas in…

Alaska Beetles Survive Unearthly Temperatures

Alaska Beetles Survive Unearthly Temperatures

As we pull on our winter coats to shield our tropical bodies from the cold, there is a…

Sheefish a Shiny Surprise on Interior River

Sheefish a Shiny Surprise on Interior River

ZITZIANA RIVER — Fishing at the spot where this long, squiggly stream mixes with a floury channel of…

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