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Sea Ice A Long Ways Off From Western Alaska

With a poor start for ice forming in northern Alaska waters this season, the latest climate forecasts predict sea ice may not reach Western Alaska until December. According to the National Weather Service, sea ice has started to form along the upper coast of the North Slope on the Chukchi side, as well as in…

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Suspected Burglar From AC Store Break-In Arrested

Block letters spelling "POLICE" on the side of a Nome Police Department SUV.

The main suspect for a recent break-in at the Nome Alaska Commercial Company store has been taken into custody. Nome Police announced earlier today that 19-year-old Christopher Gandia was arrested *Monday the 21st (a previous version of this story mistakenly said the arrest took place on Sunday, that has now been updated) and remanded to…

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Pete Kaiser Among First Mushers to Enter 2020 K300

Pete Kaiser in an orange parka, moments after his 2017 Kuskokwim 300 victory

Yesterday (Oct. 14th), a handful of mushers signed up for the 2020 Kuskokwim 300 on the opening day of registration. Among them, was four-time K300 winner and 2019 Iditarod champion, Pete Kaiser. According to race staff, the first four mushers to sign up yesterday were Dennis Kananowicz, Wade Marrs, Nicolas Petit, and K300 rookie Dave…

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Moose Research in Unit 22 Could Explain Declining Population

Moose nutrition throughout the Seward Peninsula is currently the focus of one of the Alaska Department of Fish & Game’s latest research projects. Results from this project could help ADF&G better respond to declining moose populations in Unit 22D. The four-year study started in the fall of 2017 by setting up radio-tracking collars on moose…

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Crabbing in 2019? Fish & Game Says “A Year to Forget”

According to a recently released recap from the Department of Fish & Game, crabbing in the Norton Sound this year was underwhelming in many ways. At the beginning of 2019, ADF&G set the region’s lowest guideline harvest level in 20 years, poor ice conditions and early sea ice loss prevented many from crabbing in the…

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