The National Weather Service says an ash cloud, the result of an eruption from the Shiveluch volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula, moved over the Norton Sound Thursday night.
The proposed habitat covers roughly 350,000 square miles along the Bering Strait and the northern Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort seas.
Oil prices continue to fall around the state. But even as crude prices plummet, rural Alaskans are unlikely to see major savings this winter.
A Sunday house fire in Koyuk claimed the life of one elder and seriously injured one other person.
An oily substance smelling of gasoline was first observed off Shishmaref’s north coast over the summer, but despite cleanup efforts over the summer, the sheen has returned.
Arnold, a former U.S. Army officer and now an Air Force reservist, has worked as a teacher, a principal, and a district administrator in his 20 years in Alaska.
A power outage in Diomede last week saw the Bering Strait School District and the Alaska National Guard work to get an electrician on scene and power restored by Friday.
Ten charges were handed down against 34-year-old Kandie Allen on Nov. 24, including felony arson and assault charges.
The Federal Aviation Administration is conducting a study on a navigational beacon at the Nome Airport, with the intention of decommissioning the technology.
The city’s top priority is continuing with ongoing water and sewer upgrades, but even modest projects are uncertain in the face of a potential $3 billion deficit due to falling oil prices.