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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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Coast Guard issues Administrative Order to Lower Kuskokwin School District

Coast Guard issues Administrative Order to Lower Kuskokwin School District

  Photo: The Napakiak School fuel storage facility sits 76 feet from the riverbank’s erosion point, along the Kuskokwim River. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Coast Guard issued Administrative Order to the Lower Kuskokwim School District (LKSD), Friday, to remove all fuel oils from the…

Three Arrested after Stealing Elderly, Church Funds during Burglary in Akiachak

Three Arrested after Stealing Elderly, Church Funds during Burglary in Akiachak

  Alaska State Troopers responded to the rural community of Akiachak in southwest Alaska on Saturday after receiving a call from the tribal police in that community reporting a burglary and suspects. At 3:45 pm on Saturday tribal police reported that the office of Akiachak Ltd had been…

Congressman Young Applauds DoJ Public Safety Funding for Rural Alaska

Congressman Young Applauds DoJ Public Safety Funding for Rural Alaska

  Washington, D.C. – This week, the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced nearly $5 million in funding to bolster law enforcement in 20 Alaska Native Villages. This funding is part of the 2019 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) program, and is…

Body of Alakanuk Teen recovered from Slough

Body of Alakanuk Teen recovered from Slough

  The remains of the teen that jumped into the slough in front of Alakanuk on last Wednesday…

Unalakleet Man Arrested on 13-Count Warrant for Sex Crimes

Unalakleet Man Arrested on 13-Count Warrant for Sex Crimes

  Unalakleet-based troopers motored up the Unalakleet River to a cabin located there to arrest a 60-year-old man…

Akiachak Man Arrested on Alcohol and Sex crimes on Thursday

Akiachak Man Arrested on Alcohol and Sex crimes on Thursday

  An Akiachak man is being held on $75,000 bail after his arrest on sex crime charges in…

Quinhagak Teen Arrested on Sexual Abuse/Assault of a Minor Charges

Quinhagak Teen Arrested on Sexual Abuse/Assault of a Minor Charges

  Alaska State Troopers initiated a sexual assault investigation in the community of Quinhagak after receiving allegations on…

Murkowski Hosts U.S. Attorney General William Barr in Alaska

Murkowski Hosts U.S. Attorney General William Barr in Alaska

  Rural Trip to Bethel and Napaskiak to Discuss Public Safety, Law Enforcement  WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator…

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