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Update News: November 27th, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: Sen. Murkowski and Sen. Begich co-sponsor amendment moving forward on ice-breakers for Arctic; AK Dept. of Safety is asking the public to comment…

The first hints of winter

The snow is starting to accumulate on the mountains, hills, and the tundra. At night, if the sky is clear, you can sometimes see wispy, colorful…

Update News: September 24th, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Nome Common Council hears arguments over fluoride in city water; Authorities on Monday suspended search for a missing plane and pilot near Yakutat;…

Update News: Tuesday, June 18, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell announces he’s running for U.S. Senate in 2014; Record high temperatures were broken throughout the state yesterday; Alaska’s…

Transitions

Although our daylight hours are increasing, the final throes of winter are long in Western Alaska. With temperatures just below freezing, small pellets of ice and…

What’s a “sun dog”?

The bitterly cold temperatures are lingering, but there is more daylight to enjoy. Last week, we experienced a remarkable atmospheric phenomenon: bright, colorful spots of light…