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  • June 25th, 1921 Jun 25, 2019
  • House, Senate and Governor at Odds as to Special Session Venue Jun 25, 2019
      In an announcement on Moday, House Speaker Bryce Edgmon of Dillingham and Senate President CFathy Giessel of Anchorage said:  “Funding the 2019 Permanent Fund dividend is critical to Alaskans. However, the long-term issues about the sustainability and future of the Permanent Fund must also be addressed. Unfortunately, the Governor’s special session proclamation restricts discussion […]
  • Enforcement Efforts Aim to Maintain Valuable Kuskokwim Salmon Fisheries Jun 24, 2019
      June 24, 2019 (Bethel) – In an effort to help preserve a highly valued resource, Alaska Wildlife Troopers made their presence known during recent Chinook, or “king,” salmon subsistence fishery openings on the Kuskokwim River. Over the course of four fishery openings – on June 12, June 15, June 19, and June 22 – […]
  • Passengers in Fatal Little Johnstone Lake Crash Identified Jun 24, 2019
    Alaska State Troopers have tentatively identified the passengers aboard a Helio Courier, a short take-off and landing aircraft, that crashed near Little Johnstone Lake southeast of Seward on Friday afternoon. According to AST, the passengers deceased in the crash were identified as Hopkins, Michigan residents Michael John Timmer, age 42, and Traci Pauline Timmer, age […]
  • Increased Swan Lake Fire Activity Delays Traffic on Sterling Highway Jun 24, 2019
      Hot and dry weather and winds from the north-northeast pushed the Swan Lake fire within two miles of the Sterling Highway on Sunday. The advancing wildfire prompted a closure of the highway and the relocation of firefighters as the flaming front became obscured in smoke. Alaska Interagency Management Team asked for traffic to be […]
  • Juneau Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Meth Distribution Jun 24, 2019
      Sentencing for a father and son duo in Juneau was completed on Thursday when the father of the drug dealing team was sentenced in federal court on the conviction of four counts of drug distribution, U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced in a press release. In court, 53-year-old Charles Cotten Jr was handed a prison […]
  • Alaska Air Guardsmen, Volunteers Rescue Hikers near Mount Marathon Jun 24, 2019
      JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska —Airmen with the Alaska Air National Guard’s 210th, 211th and 212th Rescue Squadrons rescued two distressed hikers with the assistance of two Alaska Mountain Rescue Group members June 17 near Mount Marathon west of Seward. AMRG is a nonprofit volunteer search and rescue organization dedicated to providing search and rescue […]
  • Bristol Bay Commercial Fishing Season Opens as Flawed Federal Permitting Process for Pebble Plows Forward Jun 24, 2019
      Bristol Bay fishermen ramp up efforts to save their industry and look to Congress for suspension of rushed Pebble Mine permitting process   Naknek, AK — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has announced the season’s first commercial fishing openers in Bristol Bay.  As fishermen turn their attention to the fishing grounds, the […]
  • First of Four Involved in Christmas Eve 2016 Murders Sentenced Jun 24, 2019
      The Alaska Department of Law announced on Friday that the first of four defendants has been sentenced for his role in the double homicide that occurred in Mountain View on Christmas Eve of 2016. According to the announcement, 22-year-old Jaylyn Franklin, who was part of the murder plot but was not the triggerman, was […]
  • June 24th, 1922 Jun 24, 2019


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