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Ahtna’s Tolsona No. 1 Gas Exploration Well Rig Mobilizes to Drill Site

Ahtna’s Tolsona No. 1 Gas Exploration Well Rig Mobilizes to Drill Site

Glennallen, Alaska – Tolsona Oil & Gas Exploration LLC, an Ahtna, Inc. subsidiary, has begun mobilization of the Tolsona No.1 gas exploration well rig. The drilling program is…

NOAA-Authorized Collection of Kincaid Park Humpback Parts Begins

NOAA-Authorized Collection of Kincaid Park Humpback Parts Begins

The mammal curator and collection staff from the University of Alaska Museum of the North in Fairbanks will collect humpback whale remains at the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge…

General News

Chevak VPO Shot Three Times in Wednesday Village Incident

Chevak VPO Shot Three Times in Wednesday Village Incident

  New information has been furnished by AST on the circumstances of the Chevak shooting/suicide…

Troopers, Family, Friends Search for Missing Hunter in Eureka Area

Troopers, Family, Friends Search for Missing Hunter in Eureka Area

The search for a missing hunter, 35-year-old Kevin Knoll of Andchorage, is ongoing in the…

Aniak Troopers Arrest Two for Wednesday’s AC Store Burglary/Theft

Aniak Troopers Arrest Two for Wednesday’s AC Store Burglary/Theft

On Wednesday of this week, it was reported that on Wednesday morning around 4 am,…




The Arctic and Alaska Science

Coast Guard Completes Arctic Communications/Next Gen Incident Command System Evaluation

Coast Guard Completes Arctic Communications/Next Gen Incident Command System Evaluation

JUNEAU, Alaska – Arctic Chinook “survivors” being hoisted onto a hovering Coast Guard rescue helicopter were unaware that equipment testing conducted by the Coast Guard Research and Development…

NASA Monitors the ‘New Normal’ of Sea Ice

NASA Monitors the ‘New Normal’ of Sea Ice

This year’s melt season in the Arctic Ocean and surrounding seas started with a bang, with a record low maximum extent in March and relatively rapid ice loss…

Open House at HAARP

Open House at HAARP

Date: August 26, 2016 -August 27, 2016Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Location: HAARP, mile 11.3 Tok Cutoff; Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Visitor Center, mile 106.8 Richardson Highway The…

Cutter Healy in Seward Preparing for 2nd Leg of Arctic Scientific Mission

Cutter Healy in Seward Preparing for 2nd Leg of Arctic Scientific Mission

The Seattle-based Coast Guard Cutter Healy is moored in the port of Seward this week after completing the first in what is to be a three-part science mission…

Tight Evidence for What killed St. Paul Mammoths

Tight Evidence for What killed St. Paul Mammoths

Using the tiniest of clues, scientists have determined what probably killed the woolly mammoths of St. Paul Island — thirst. “It looks like climate did them in,” said…

Discovering the Hidden Universe at Bug Camp

Discovering the Hidden Universe at Bug Camp

OUTSIDE THE UA MUSEUM OF THE NORTH — “Look, it’s a crab spider eating a moth!” says Declan Griswold, an 8-year-old who points to a rose bush. “You’re…

Politics

Trump Gaining as Presidential Polls Grow Tighter

Trump Gaining as Presidential Polls Grow Tighter

In the U.S. presidential race, a new CNN-ORC poll shows Republican Donald Trump with a two-point (45-43) lead over Democrat Hillary…

Murkowski Addresses EpiPen Price Controversy

Murkowski Addresses EpiPen Price Controversy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – After hearing from concerned constituents and reading reports that Alaskans are being charged upwards of $833 for Mylan…


Letters to the Editor

Oil Spill Technology Available But Unused

A warm hello, Thank you for keeping Alaskans informed, after reading” No One has a Solid Plan to Clean up Major Oil Spill in Chukchi Sea” by Bill…

Questions Remain over Governor’s Delay of Official Investigation of Sexual Assaults

Questions remain as to why Gov. Parnell waited almost four years to open an official investigation into 2010 Alaska National Guard (ANG) chaplains’ reports to him of…

Events/Notices

Anchorage Youth Court Open House

Anchorage Youth Court Open House

Mock Hearings & Class Registration Like most juvenile proceedings, Anchorage Youth Court (AYC) sentencing hearings are closed to the public.  On Tuesday, September 13, AYC will open…

Opinion

Saturday Constituent Meeting: Penny Wise, Pound Foolish in the Legislature?

Saturday Constituent Meeting: Penny Wise, Pound Foolish in the Legislature?

Dear Neighbors: On Saturday Senator Ellis and I will be in Anchorage to hear from you and discuss the legislative session. We’ll have pizza and time to…

Dealing with barbarism: V-J Day and beyond

On September 2, 1945, V-J Day, the funeral-like solemnity of the Japanese surrender aboard the USS Missouri was shattered by the thunder of 400 B-29 bombers flying overhead,…

Op/Ed

OP/ED: Adjutant General Hummel Response to DoJ Report

OP/ED: Adjutant General Hummel Response to DoJ Report

On Monday, the Department of Law released retired Superior Court Judge Patricia Collins’ independent investigation of the Alaska National Guard to the public.  Like many Alaskans, I…

OP/ED Yukon River Gold Will Not Process, Fishermen and Processors Without Summer Employment

OP/ED Yukon River Gold Will Not Process,  Fishermen and Processors Without Summer Employment

Yukon River Gold LLC, the sole salmon processor in the village of Kaltag announced that it will not operate this summer, leaving fishermen in this region with…