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  • STERLING HWY OPEN: Expect delays MPs 75-53, be prepared for sudden closures due to Swan Lake fire activity & smoke Aug 22, 2019
      STERLING HIGHWAY IS AGAIN OPEN between Mileposts 75-53. Expect delays and be prepared for sudden highway closures due to Swan Lake fire activity and dense smoke. Drive with headlights on and be alert for pilot cars, flaggers, and firefighters. For highway conditions statewide, visit 511.alaska.gov
  • STERLING HWY REOPENED: Expect delays, be prepared for sudden closures due to Swan Lake fire activity & smoke Aug 21, 2019
      STERLING HIGHWAY HAS REOPENED between Mileposts 75-53. Expect delays and be prepared for sudden highway closures due to fire activity and dense smoke. Drive with headlights on and be alert for pilot cars, flaggers, and firefighters. Also, Skilak Lake Loop Road is closed to traffic. For highway conditions statewide, visit 511.alaska.gov For wildfire updates […]
  • Division of Forestry Issues Emergency Burn Closure for Kenai Peninsula, Mat-Su Valley Aug 21, 2019
      Map showing current burn closure areas as of Wednesday, August 21. Image-Alaska Division of Forestry Due to extreme wildfire danger and current wildfire activity in Southcentral Alaska, as well as limited resources available to respond to new starts, the Alaska Division of Forestry is instituting an emergency burn closure on state, private, borough and […]
  • STERLING HWY CLOSED: MP 75 – MP 53 closed due to Swan Lake fire activity & dense smoke. Avoid area Aug 21, 2019
      STERLING HIGHWAY CLOSED: Both lanes between MP 75 – MP 53 remain closed due to Swan Lake fire activity and dense smoke. Fire acitivity and DENSE smoke are expected to continue for some time. Free camping in City of Soldotna is available at Centennial Campground and at Swiftwater Park for stranded motorists. The rodeo […]
  • Trump Reportedly Set to Unveil Plan to Detain Immigrant Families Indefinitely Aug 21, 2019
      “The Flores Settlement is crucially important for the humane treatment of immigrant children, and Trump is again trying to kill it.” President Donald Trump on Wednesday is reportedly planning to unveil a set of rules that would terminate an agreement limiting the amount of time the federal government can detain immigrant children and families, opening the […]
  • Painting Display Features Kodiak Landscapes Aug 21, 2019
      Photo: Paintings of Kodiak landscapes by local artists on display at the Alutiiq Museum. Image-Alutiiq Museum The latest addition to the Alutiiq Museum’s gallery is a display of paintings featuring Kodiak landscapes. Nunat—Lands, which opened today, shares views of coastal settings as interpreted by three artists. The paintings include—Sunset at Pyramid Mountain, oil on […]
  • Report: Trump Says More Background Checks for Gun Buyers ‘Off the Table’ Aug 21, 2019
      President Donald Trump has told the head of the National Rifle Association that strengthening background checks for gun buyers is “off the table,” the Atlantic magazine reports. “He was cementing his stance that we already have background checks and that he’s not waffling on this anymore,” Atlantic quotes a top White House official who […]
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  • Two Women in Vehicle with Children both Charged with DUI and Reckless Endangerment Aug 20, 2019
      Two intoxicated Anchorage women were jailed on numerous charges following an accident at the intersection of Hollywood Drive and Northpointe Bluff Drive on Friday night, Anchorage police reported. A call-in to the police dispatch reported that adults and children were in the roadway and it appeared that they had been in a collision, according […]
  • Palmer Man Trapped on Tanana River Logjam Rescued by Whitestone Community Rescue Boat Aug 20, 2019
      Early Monday afternoon at 1:09 pm, a report came in from a Palmer man whose son was trapped on a logjam in the middle of the Tanana River after a kayaking mishap, troopers reported. According to the victim’s father, 69-year-old Erin Brunquist, his son, Christien Brunquist, age 42, was in his kayak when he […]

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When Biologists Stocked Alaska with Wolves

When Biologists Stocked Alaska with Wolves

  Alaska had been a state for one year in 1960 when its Department of Fish and Game conducted a wolf-planting experiment on Coronation Island in Southeast Alaska. At the time, the remote 45-square-mile island exposed to the open Pacific had a high density of blacktailed deer and…

Northern Wheatears now on Remarkable Journey

Northern Wheatears now on Remarkable Journey

Photo:  A northern wheatear flies near Wales, Alaska, with a geolocator device on its back. Photo by Heiko Schmaljohann Birds that spent their summer next to muskoxen are now leaving Alaska to spend winter with zebras. Northern wheatears are robin-size songbirds with tan bodies and handsome black eye…

UAF Research Looks for Prime Time to Harvest Firewood

UAF Research Looks for Prime Time to Harvest Firewood

Photo: Jessie Young-Robertson demonstrates how a device measures tree water content. The UAF ecologist is using the data to help the best times of year to harvest firewood. UAF photo by JR Ancheta While studying how trees take up snowmelt and rainwater, Jessie Young-Robertson noticed dramatic seasonal variations…

More than 100 Years of Arctic Sea Ice Volume Reconstructed with Help from Historic Ships’ Logbooks

More than 100 Years of Arctic Sea Ice Volume Reconstructed with Help from Historic Ships’ Logbooks

  The U.S. Revenue Cutter Thetis moored to sea ice near King Island, Alaska, in 1903.Courtesy of Coast…

Why I Took These Shots

Why I Took These Shots

Lisa Hupp is an outreach specialist based at Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, one of 16 national wildlife refuges…

UAS Researchers Investigating Harmful Algal Blooms in Southeast Alaska

UAS Researchers Investigating Harmful Algal Blooms in Southeast Alaska

  JUNEAU, KETCHIKAN – University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) researchers Dr. John Harley and Dr. Matthew Pawlus have…

Icelandic Glaciologist Feels a Weighty Responsibility

Icelandic Glaciologist Feels a Weighty Responsibility

   Video: Guðfinna Aðalgeirsdóttir, also known as Tolly, a glaciologist and university professor from Iceland, recommends people…

Extreme Melting where Glacier meets Ocean

Extreme Melting where Glacier meets Ocean

  Image: The terminus of LeConte Glacier lies in an ocean bay about 25 miles east of Petersburg…

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