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  • AST Release Names of August 4th Goat Mountain Crash Victims Aug 16, 2019
      Alaska State Troopers have confirmed the identities of the persons who died in the August 4th plane crash outside of Girdwood near Eagle Glacier on Goat Mountain today. According to AST, the deceased are “Charles Weimer, age 31, of Girdwood; David Osborn, age 60, of Girdwood; Karl Erickson, age 55, of Girdwood; Paul Wiley, […]
  • APD Opens Investigation into Attempted Sexual Assaults on Chester Creek Trail Aug 16, 2019
      Anchorage police have announced an investigation and are looking for information from the public on two separate attempted sexual assault incidents that took place on the Chester Creek Trail System Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. According to APD, they responded to an attempted sexual assault at 7:20 pm on Tuesday and again at 8:20 pm […]
  • Providence Drive to close in September for creek culvert replacement project Aug 16, 2019
      Full closure of eastbound and westbound lanes between UAA Drive and Spirit Drive  ANCHORAGE – Beginning the week after Labor Day, Providence Drive will be closed to traffic between UAA Dr and Spirit Dr for needed road repairs. Construction crews will be replacing a creek culvert that collapsed under the road in March. In […]
  • July Employment up 0.5 Percent from Last Year; Unemployment Rate at 6.3 Percent Aug 16, 2019
      JUNEAU, Alaska—Alaska’s employment was up an estimated 0.5 percent in July, or 1,800 jobs, from July 2018. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 6.3 percent while the comparable national rate remained at 3.7 percent. Job growth was widespread in Alaska’s private sector, although a few industries continued to lose jobs. Construction added the […]
  • Governor Dunleavy has violated his duties and continues to unfairly attack rural Alaska Aug 16, 2019
      Alaska has always been a unique place where anything is possible. The will of Alaskans to protect their home and care for one another is strong, regardless of political affiliation, cultural identity, and where you live, work, or play. When we see fellow Alaskans in need, we help in any way possible. We know […]
  • Northern Wheatears now on Remarkable Journey Aug 16, 2019
    Photo:  A northern wheatear flies near Wales, Alaska, with a geolocator device on its back. Photo by Heiko Schmaljohann Birds that spent their summer next to muskoxen are now leaving Alaska to spend winter with zebras. Northern wheatears are robin-size songbirds with tan bodies and handsome black eye bands. Wheatears are now gobbling insects in […]
  • UAF Research Looks for Prime Time to Harvest Firewood Aug 16, 2019
    Photo: Jessie Young-Robertson demonstrates how a device measures tree water content. The UAF ecologist is using the data to help the best times of year to harvest firewood. UAF photo by JR Ancheta While studying how trees take up snowmelt and rainwater, Jessie Young-Robertson noticed dramatic seasonal variations in the water content in the trees, […]
  • Wildlife Troopers Name Patrol Vessel in Honor of Longtime Support Staff Aug 16, 2019
      P/V Audrey Ann celebrates “two incredible women.” Photo: Audrey Ayay-Dehart, left, and Ann Porter pause aboard the P/V Audrey Ann Tuesday, August 13 in Kodiak. The Alaska Wildlife Troopers patrol vessel was named in honor of the two civilian employees. Image-DPS August 15, 2019 (KODIAK) – The Alaska Wildlife Troopers broke from tradition Tuesday […]
  • Troopers Join National Campaign to Crack Down on Impaired Drivers Aug 16, 2019
      The goal is to encourage motorists to “use good judgment and get home alive” (ANCHORAGE) – Driving impaired is always a bad idea, a fact Alaska State Troopers and Alaska Wildlife Troopers are highlighting as they dedicate extra time and effort to take tipsy motorists off the state’s roadways. The high visibility effort is […]
  • Ketchikan Man Arrested on Theft Charges when Caught Throwing Away Stolen Access Devices Aug 16, 2019
      At just before 1 pm on Thursday, an officer with the AST observed am “suspicious” man identified as 26-year-old Shaquille Mills of Ketchikan discarding items into a dumpster on the 400-block of Main Street near the courthouse. When troopers investigated, they found that Mills had been throwing away “reported stolen access devices. The devices […]


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