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  • STERLING HWY UPDATE: Hwy closed for limited time due to fire behavior. Be alert for emergency vehicles, flaggers Aug 20, 2019
      The Swan Lake Fire is backing north of Skilak Road towards the Sterling Highway. Both lanes of traffic are currently stopped due to the fire behavior at MP72. Firefighters expect smoke from the fire to affect the travel on the Sterling Highway for a limited time. Alaska State Troopers will sweep vehicle traffic along […]
  • STERLING HWY UPDATE: Hwy scheduled to open at noon to 2-way traffic. Smoky conditions, be alert, headlights on Aug 19, 2019
      The Sterling Highway reopened at 12:00 pm today (8/19/2019). Traffic will be allowed to pass in both directions; however, due to the ongoing fire activity, no stopping along the highway will be allowed. Conditions along the highway may continue to be smoky. Motorist are urged to drive slowly and with their lights on. Alaska […]
  • Devil’s Club-Alutiiq Museum-August 18th Aug 19, 2019
      CUKILANARPAK – DEVIL’S CLUB CUKILANARPAT TAK’UT. – THE DEVIL’S CLUB ARE TALL. Hikers in Alaska’s coastal forests are familiar with devil’s club, known by its appropriate Latin name Echinopanax horridum. This spiny member of the ginseng family can grow up to ten feet tall and flourishes in wet ravines under the spruce canopy. It has broad […]
  • Coast Guard Medevacs Man from Fishing Vessel near Uganik Bay Aug 19, 2019
      KODIAK, Anchorage— The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 56-year-old man from a fishing vessel near Uganik Bay, Alaska, Saturday. A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Air Station Kodiak hoisted the crewman from fishing vessel Caiti Jo and transported him to awaiting emergency medical services in Kodiak at 7:00 p.m.  Watchstanders at the Sector Anchorage command center received […]
  • Coast Guard Picks up ATV Accident Victim from Saltery Cove Trail Aug 19, 2019
      Late Sunday afternoon Kodiak-based Alaska State Troopers were notified of a single ATV accident along the Saltery Cove Trail and State, along with Wildlife troopers and Kodiak City Medics responded to the remote location south of the city of Kodiak. With the assistance of several people in the area, the crash victim was located, […]
  • Fire Crews Continue to Fight McKinley, Deshka Landing, Swan Lake, and Anchor Point Wildfires Aug 19, 2019
      Fire crews around the state continue to fight wildfires from the interior to the Kenai Peninsula. McKinley Fire The McKinley Fire near mile 88 of the Parks Highway increased in intensity and has burned at least 50 structures and emergency responders work diligently to evacuate residents in the area from mile 82 to 91 […]
  • Iranian Tanker Sails From Gibraltar Aug 19, 2019
      GIBRALTAR – An Iranian oil tanker seized in Gibraltar for violating EU sanctions sailed from Gibraltar’s waters Sunday after the British colony’s Supreme Court rejected repeated U.S. requests to turn over the vessel suspected of intending to deliver crude to Syria. Marine traffic monitoring data indicated Monday the tanker — with its named changed from Grace […]
  • North Pole Driver Chasing, Confronting Speeder Jailed on Assault Charges Aug 19, 2019
      A disturbance call went in to Alaska State Troopers went in at approximately 10:40 pm on Sunday night reporting an incident taking place between the occupants of three vehicles in the  Mushers Haal in Fairbanks, AST reports. The caller reported that one of the persons in the altercation was armed. Troopers responded to the […]
  • August 19th, 1935 Aug 19, 2019
  • The First Day of School is upon Us. So are Some New Rules Aug 18, 2019
      Anchorage School District students start the school year on Tuesday, August 20th.  Regardless if you’re in the “Thank goodness, FINALLY” camp or on the “Holy crow where did the summer go” side – it’s happening. Here are a few things you need to know about this impending first day of school.   Parents, please […]

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Coast Guard Patrols North Pacific in Support of International Fisheries

Coast Guard Patrols North Pacific in Support of International Fisheries

  JUNEAU, Alaska — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Mellon (WHEC 717) continues their North Pacific patrol in support of Operation North Pacific Guard (NPG) 2019, protecting living marine resources, enforcing international fisheries agreements and conducting global security missions. Since June, Mellon’s crew has conducted 40 boardings…

Coast Guard Medevacs Man from Fishing Vessel near Uganik Bay

Coast Guard Medevacs Man from Fishing Vessel near Uganik Bay

  KODIAK, Anchorage— The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 56-year-old man from a fishing vessel near Uganik Bay, Alaska, Saturday. A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Air Station Kodiak hoisted the crewman from fishing vessel Caiti Jo and transported him to awaiting emergency medical services in Kodiak at 7:00 p.m.  Watchstanders…

Iranian Tanker Sails From Gibraltar

Iranian Tanker Sails From Gibraltar

  GIBRALTAR – An Iranian oil tanker seized in Gibraltar for violating EU sanctions sailed from Gibraltar’s waters Sunday after the British colony’s Supreme Court rejected repeated U.S. requests to turn over the vessel suspected of intending to deliver crude to Syria. Marine traffic monitoring data indicated Monday…

Coast Guard Aircrew Rescues Three from Small Skiff in Holtham Inlet

Coast Guard Aircrew Rescues Three from Small Skiff in Holtham Inlet

  JUNEAU, Alaska — An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard forward-operating location  rescued three hypothermic mariners from…

Air Station Kodiak Medevacs Fisherman near Saint Paul

Air Station Kodiak Medevacs Fisherman near Saint Paul

  KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medically evacuated a 33-year-old…

Coast Guard Rescues Two near Driftwood Bay State Marine Park

Coast Guard Rescues Two near Driftwood Bay State Marine Park

  ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Mustang rescued two mariners stranded near Driftwood Bay…

Alaska Marine Highway System Has Resumed Regularly-Scheduled Service

Alaska Marine Highway System Has Resumed Regularly-Scheduled Service

  (KETCHIKAN, Alaska) – The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) has returned to regularly scheduled ferry service throughout coastal…

Coast Guard, NOAA Encourage Alaskan Fishermen to Know Before they Go

Coast Guard, NOAA Encourage Alaskan Fishermen to Know Before they Go

  Photo: Captain Pete Wedin of Captain Pete’s Alaska in Homer, AK gently releasing a halibut back into…

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