In Friday’s News: Pilot involved in fatal plane crash out of Petersburg reported fog and rain in area; Yukon River flood takes out taxiway in Emmonak, air service halted; Hearings continue for Teddy Kyle Smith of Kiana; Alaska Airlines flight schedules change to OME & OTZ in August, two flights, one direct.
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In Monday’s news: Shell’s drilling rig Nobel Discoverer arrives in the Chukchi amid uncertain weather; telecommunication problems in Wales trouble residents, organizations for more than a month; Coast Guard suspends search for crewmen missing after fishing vessel sinks near Kodiak Island; strong Yukon River chum salmon runs sees a single pulse of over 200,000 fish two weeks ago; 66-year-old pilot George Vonderheide killed in single-engine plane crash near Homer; and Sitka’s “Brewery Bandit,” Carl Liberty, charged with burglary and theft from Baranof Island Brewery.
In Monday’s news: The 15th International Congress on Circumpolar Health convenes in Fairbanks today; The Caleb Lumen Pungowiyi scholarship program extends its deadline to August 10th (hear more in Monday’s Profile); Alaska State Troopers say assaults against law enforcement officers on the rise; Mirroring a national trend, health officials in Alaska see an increase in [...]
In Monday’s news: Governor Sean Parnell seeks federal disaster declaration for king salmon fisheries on Yukon and Kuskokwim Rivers; Alaska Nanuuq Commission, U.S. Fish & Wildlife in Shishmaref detailing new international quota for subsistence harvest of polar bears; Body of woman found south of Barrow identified as 28-year-old Eliza Mae Simmonds; Shell Oil’s drill rig [...]
Incumbent Neal Foster is running against Chalkyitsik’s Woodie Salmon in a democratic primary this August to determine who will represent the newly-expanded House District 39. Foster, born and raised in Nome, has been district 39’s representative since 2009, but the state’s redistricting has significantly changed the size of that district: it now spans from the [...]
While the arrival of the valuable king salmon has been late to the Unalakleet and Shaktoolik Rivers – and despite poor chinook runs throughout the State of Alaska – the Alaska Department of Fish and Game forecasts the runs in the Southern Norton Sound to seen an improvement over the past two years. Fish and [...]
Woodie Salmon wants to be your representative for House District 39. He’ll be running against incumbent Neal Foster in a democratic primary this August. Salmon served as a house rep in the old district six for six year, representing interior communities, as well as communities along the Kuskokwim and Yukon rivers. Salmon was a pilot [...]
In Monday’s news: Two people found dead following a Friday house fire in Galena; A 4 year old boy dies from injuries after falling off a bulldozer driven by his father; State biologists say low king salmon returns are likely a result of problems in the ocean, not freshwater; Norton Sound crab fishermen could make [...]
In Wednesday’s news: With extremely low numbers in the Yukon Chinook salmon run, Fish and Game begin subsistence closures; US Supreme Court decision in Ramah Navajo case, seeking full payment of federal contracts with tribes, to have big implications in Alaska; US House passes Representative Don Young’s Sealaska bill; President of the National Congress of [...]
In Monday’s news: Two Alaska State Troopers shot during prolonged standoff in Kotzebue that ended with suspect taking his own life; Association of Village Council Presidents Myron Naneng asks Gov. Parnell to declare disaster over king salmon runs on the Kuskokwim and Yukon; Dave Benton, former Fish and Game deputy commissioner, appointed to Arctic Research [...]