Early reports indicate Chinook salmon may reach escapement goals this year, but fishing for them remains closed along the entire Yukon River.
Area fishermen will be about to catch 12 percent of 3.2 million pounds of harvestable red king crab this summer.
Convicted killer Joshua Wade claims he’s responsible for additional murders, including the 1999 slaying of Henry Ongtowasruk of Wales.
Court records show Kevin Hansen, 23, backed his truck up at a high rate of speed during a party on the beach Saturday June 14, hitting a woman with the vehicle before driving off.
Another magnitude 5.7 quake in the Noatak earthquake swarm struck around 4:01 a.m. Monday. Residents reported about a minute of strong shaking.
Henrietta “Tia” Wilson, Rose Towarak, and Ella Agibnik were honored with a special retirement party Thursday evening in Unalakleet.
One of only two National Weather Service stations in Alaska that stills has forecasters read and record the weather for broadcast, this week an automated system takes over at Nome’s weather service.
The analysis potentially opens up the pollock fishing industry to new limitations and early closures, but falls far short of the immediate relief many subsistence users called for.
Teck Resources, the Canadian firm that operates the Red Dog Mine in northwest Alaska, won’t build a pipeline to carry wastewater away from the mine, opting instead to absorb an $8 million fine laid out in a 2008 lawsuit settlement.
The city is hoping an 8% tax on tobacco and alcohol will help pull in revenue, but any new tax would have to go before voters.