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  • Portraits of Alaska May 31, 2020
      Each year within Alaska’s 16 national wildlife refuges, the frigid temperatures, darkness and compounding snow of winter slowly give way to tundra bursting with berries in summer. A quick couple of months bring sunlit abundance in the form of millions of salmon and migratory birds, and thousands of migrating caribou. Countless living beings rely […]
  • Best Way to Save Young Wildlife: Leave Them Alone May 31, 2020
      A newborn moose calf found alone in the woods – or even in your backyard – can appear helpless and abandoned. But don’t be fooled. Destitute as those big-eyed calves may seem, a protective mother is almost always nearby. Newborn moose calves, deer fawns, and tiny bear cubs are already being seen in Alaska, […]
  • Four new cases of COVID-19 reported in four Alaska communities; one nonresident case in Bristol Bay Borough May 31, 2020
      May 30, 2020 ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) today announced four new cases of COVID-19 in four Alaska communities – Anchorage (1), Wasilla (1), Homer (1) and Kenai Peninsula Borough (1). This brings the total Alaska case count to 434.  One new nonresident case was also recorded yesterday, […]
  • Amid Global Pandemic—With Nearly 363,000 Dead—Trump Terminates US Ties With the World Health Organization May 30, 2020
      “When every single country in the world is able to work with the WHO, except for one whose president advocates treating coronavirus with bleach and UV light, who do you think is at fault?” President Donald Trump at a White House press conference on Friday announced he was “terminating” ties to the World Health […]
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  • Five new cases of COVID-19 reported in four Alaska communities; one nonresident case in Kenai Peninsula Borough May 30, 2020
      May 29, 2020 ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) today announced five new cases of COVID-19 in four communities: Anchorage (2), Juneau (1), Homer (1) and Soldotna (1). This brings the total Alaska case count to 430. This report reflects data from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on May […]
  • Denali Implements Private Vehicle Access for Park Road May 29, 2020
      Denali Park – Alaska. Denali National Park and Preserve (Denali) will be implementing a previously discussed opportunity for private vehicles to access usually restricted portions of the Denali Park Road (Park Road) during the 2020 summer season, via a reservation system. This opportunity is in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic and will be […]
  • Trump Signs Order to Try to Tighten Social Media Controls May 29, 2020
      WHITE HOUSE – U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday he said was aimed at reining in social media platforms, although analysts doubt it will survive legal scrutiny. The president said his action is meant to “protect and uphold the free speech rights of the American people.”  Social media companies currently “have a shield. […]
  • Troopers, Agencies Search for 89-Year-Old Man Missing Near Tok Cut-Off May 29, 2020
      Troopers say the search for a missing Palmer man in Tok has thus far been unsuccessful despite an extensive search of the area in and around the Tok Cut-Off. On Wednesday morning, troopers received a call reporting that 89-year-old Donald R. Evans of Palmer, who was supposed to have gone to his remote cabin […]
  • One Dies, Two Injured in Thursday Morning Crash Between Mountain Village and St Marys May 29, 2020
      Tribal police in Mountain Village reported to troopers in St Marys that one died and two were injured in a fatal one-vehicle accident early Thursday morning. According to the report, Mackenzie Mike was driving a 2005 Ford F-150 on the road between St Marys and Mountain Village with two passengers, identified as Jessica Peterson, […]


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NOAA Estimates 35,000 Walrus Hauled Out near Point Lay

NOAA Estimates 35,000 Walrus Hauled Out near Point Lay

Once again, Pacific Walrus are hauling out on the beaches in northwestern Alaska as the sea ice retreats beyond their reach. NOAA estimates as many as 35,000 have hauled out…