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  • Volcanoes, Permafrost, Earthquakes Shape Alaska Jul 16, 2019
      Forty-one volcanoes that have erupted since the 1700s. Eleven percent of the world’s earthquakes. Glaciers of an ever-changing number that probably tops 100,000. Alaska has its share of superlatives, and here’s another one — Alaska has the largest maar on Earth. What’s a maar? It looks a lot like a lake, it’s circular and […]
  • SME Identifies Remains from Susitna River as that of Missing Kentucky Fly Fisherman Jul 16, 2019
      Alaska State Troopers revealed on Tuesday morning that the partially submerged body retrieved from the Susitna River on last Tuesday was that of a Kentucky man, who had disappeared while fly-fishing in the Willow Creek area in late June. William “Bill” Hartlage, age 76, of Louisville, Kentucky was reported missing by a family member […]
  • Two Facing Charges in Fishhook Road ATV Incident Jul 16, 2019
      Two men, one from Palmer and another from Wasilla, are facing various charges after an incident involving an ATV on Fishhook Road on Sunday afternoon, troopers revealed. According to the report, troopers responded to a call of a robbery on Fishhook at 3:43 pm and opened an investigation. They found that the 29-year-old man […]
  • US House to Vote on Resolution Condemning Trump’s ‘Racist Comments’ Jul 16, 2019
      U.S. President Donald Trump declared  “I don’t have a racist bone in my body” as he continued to push back on criticism that his comments directed at four Democratic Congresswomen of color crossed the line into blatant racism and xenophobia. Trump has repeatedly since Sunday targeted the four members of the House of Representatives, […]
  • Trump Threatens to Launch Probe into Google’s Alleged Ties with China Jul 16, 2019
      President Donald Trump is warning his administration may launch a probe into Google over accusations the U.S. technology giant has been infiltrated by the Chinese government. The warning came after staunch Trump supporter and billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel said earlier this week the CIA and the FBI should investigate Google because it may […]
  • Willow Suspect takes Troopers on 65-Mile Chase down Parks Highway Jul 16, 2019
      Late Sunday night, while on patrol on the Parks Highway near Willow, a trooper spotted a white 2009 Chevy van that was suspected of numerous thefts in the Willow area and so attempted to pull the vehicle over for various equipment violations and for erratic driving. Instead of pulling over for the 11:30 pm […]
  • The Rulemaking Process for an Alaska-Specific Roadless Rule: What’s the Point? Jul 16, 2019
      The states of Alaska and Utah are currently seeking exemptions from the 2001 Federal Roadless Rule, and it is expected that the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Forest Service will release a draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Alaska rulemaking by the end of this month. This Alaska rulemaking, assuming a “No Action […]
  • DOT&PF Seeks Public Review of 2019/2020 Winter Ferry Schedule Jul 16, 2019
      Comments Due July 26th; Public Teleconferences on July 29th (JUNEAU, Alaska) – The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities’ proposed Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) schedule for October 2019 through April 2020 is now available for public review.  Communities and interested people can review and comment on the proposed schedule through July 26, 2019 and […]
  • The Science is in: Federal and State Agencies Confirm Pebble Mine DEIS is Deficient Jul 16, 2019
      Government scientists conclude that Pebble plan and Army Corps Assessment fail to assure Bristol Bay Fisheries will be protected Naknek, AK — As Bristol Bay commercial fishermen haul in millions of fish a day during the peak of another strong season, top State and Federal agency scientists have submitted comment letters to the U.S. […]
  • Coast Guard, Locals, Good Samaritan Rescue Five Fisherman After Vessel Sunk Near Black Island Jul 16, 2019
      JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard and Alaska State Trooper boat crews, as well as the crew of a good Samaritan vessel, rescued five fishermen after their vessel sunk near Black Island, Sunday. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Ketchikan returned four of the five fisherman to Ketchikan, while the master of the vessel […]

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