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  • Tugidak Island-Alutiiq Word of the Week-July 21st Jul 21, 2019
      TUIY’UQ – TUGIDAK ISLAND TUIY’UQ NALLQIGTUQ. – TUGIDAK ISLAND IS FLAT. Tudigak Island lies at the southern end of the Kodiak region in the Trinity Island group. This, low oval landform is 18 miles long. It has a large, protected lagoon at its northern end, and rises to just 160 feet above sea level. […]
  • Alaska’s Salmon Harvest Nears 71 Million Fish Jul 21, 2019
      Harvests of Alaska’s wild salmon, through July 16, jumped to nearly 71 million fish, up from 49.5 million just a week earlier. A sockeye harvest of more than 42 million fish, 36 million of them from the Bristol Bay fishery, brought this boost of 18 million reds overall. Humpy harvests surged from 15 million […]
  • Fleeing Nikiski Car Chase Suspect Caught by Wildlife Troopers while Hitchhiking Jul 21, 2019
      The driver of a red Pontiac Bonneville made good on his escape from a traffic stop on the Kenai Spur Highway for a time but was ultimately remanded to the Wildwood Pretrial Facility on Saturday afternoon, troopers report. AST conducted a traffic stop on the Pontiac at 2:38 pm on Saturday for a speeding […]
  • NTSB Investigates Fatal Rust’s Air Service Crash in Tutka Bay Jul 21, 2019
      The investigation into the crash of a Rust’sd Air Service flight crash as it was taking off from Tutka Bay near Homer is continuing as investigators work to determine what caused the fatal mishap. Anchor Point-based troopers received a report of the crash of the air services de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver at 10:12 am […]
  • July 21st, 1917 Jul 21, 2019
  • Governor Dunleavy Signs House Bill 14, Closes ‘Schneider Loophole’ Jul 21, 2019
      Images of signing. (Click here for photos) (Juneau) – Today Alaska Governor Michael J. Dunleavy signed into law House Bill 14, legislation to close the final gap in the ‘Schneider Loophole’ that allowed for a heinous act of violence to be met with little consequence. HB 14, sponsored by Representative John Lincoln of Kotzebue, […]
  • Senate Democratic Leader Praises Unanimous Passage of Capital Budget Jul 21, 2019
      JUNEAU – Today, the Alaska State Senate passed a Capital Budget unanimously for the second time this year. The Capital Budget, Senate Bill 2002, now heads over to the House of Representatives for consideration. The capital budget is vastly similar to the bare bones version that passed June 13, 2019, which was vetoed by […]
  • 50 Years Ago: One Small Step, One Giant Leap Jul 21, 2019
      Words such as these were emblazoned in dozens of languages on the front page of newspapers around the world, echoing the first part of President John F. Kennedy’s bold challenge to the nation, made more than eight years earlier – to land a man on the Moon. That part was successfully accomplished on July […]
  • Williwaw Elementary Shooting Suspect Indicted Friday Jul 20, 2019
      The 22-year-old  man who shot a juvenile at the Williwaw Elementary school basketball court on July 2nd was indicted by an Anchorage grand jury to charges that include attempted murder on Friday, the Alaska Department of Law revealed. The indictment stems from an incident on July 2nd when “numerous other young adults and juveniles […]
  • July 20th, 1917 Jul 20, 2019


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Akiachak Man Dies while in Protective Custody in Village Jail

Akiachak Man Dies while in Protective Custody in Village Jail

  AST in Bethel revealed that a person in custody at the village jail in Akiachak died while being held in protective custody on Friday night. Tribal police reported that…

Body of Missing Ambler Snowmachiner Pulled from River near Kobuk

Body of Missing Ambler Snowmachiner Pulled from River near Kobuk

  Alaska State Troopers are reporting that they have been notified by Northwest Arctic Borough Search and Rescue that the remains of a missing Ambler snowmachiner have been pulled from…

Overdue Emmonak Hunters Located Safe

Overdue Emmonak Hunters Located Safe

  Alaska State Troopers, after an unnecessary search operation for two overdue hunters on Sunday are reminding  hunters to “provide friends and family with a trip plan and keep them…

Violent Assault on ‘Household Member’ in Bethel Jail

Violent Assault on ‘Household Member’ in Bethel Jail

  Alaska State Troopers responded to an assault in Tununak over the Easter weekend and arrested a man there on Assault charges for an incident on Saturday, they report. According…

Newtok Man Jailed after Injuring Juvenile with TV

Newtok Man Jailed after Injuring Juvenile with TV

  According to Alaska State Troopers, They traveled to the community of Newtok on Sunday and took a resident there into custody for an April 15th Assault where a juvenile…

Yute Air PA-32 Crashes Northeast of Bethel

Yute Air PA-32 Crashes Northeast of Bethel

  A Bethel Alaska Army Guard UH-60 helicopter responded to a location 30 miles northeast of Bethel late Thursday afternoon in reference to a commercial aircraft crash and lifted four…