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A light earthquake has been reported afternoon in the Gulf of Alaska. The Alaska Earthquake Center says the magnitude 4.3 quake Friday afternoon was centered about 160 miles (255 kilometers) southeast of Kodiak Island. It was located at a depth of about 6 miles (10 kilometers). There are no reports of ...
(Photo by Zachariah Hughes/ Alaska Public Media). For 46 years, the Iditarod Sled Dog Race has traced a thousand-mile path from Anchorage or Willow up to Nome. But the original route actually started in Seward, and only existed for a few year's time -- the product of gold rushes, boom towns and ...

Alaska Seaplanes recently announced that they will add a new flight between Juneau and Whitehorse. This is a big deal for travelers in Southeast Alaska because it opens up international travel directly from the capital city, which hasn't existed for some time. Alaska Seaplanes General Manager ...
KING SALMON, Alaska (AP) -- An airplane with nine people aboard made an emergency landing at the airport in the village of King Salmon. Alaska State Troopers shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday learned the Beechcraft airplane was inbound and experiencing trouble. The airplane landed on King ...
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) -- The Alaska village of Larsen Bay -- with a population of 87 -- will have its first luxury cruise ship visit this summer. Kodiak city harbormaster Lon White said it's the first time he can remember a cruise liner visiting one of Kodiak's outlying villages, the Kodiak Daily Mirror ...
But take a closer look at some of the state's coastal communities and the story changes, especially when Alaska's fishing towns consider adding climate risks to their balance sheets. Frank Kelty is the mayor of the Unalaska, a tiny town is on an island sandwiched between the Bering Sea and the Gulf ...

The spending bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday would double the budget of the federal Denali Commission, which funds infrastructure in rural Alaska, to $30 million. The new money is aimed at addressing "the most urgent needs" of Alaska villages facing "erosion, flooding ...
The weeklong experiment, dubbed "Nikiski North Star Unplugged," started in hopes of giving students the chance to reflect on what education and learning look like with and without technology, said Principal Margaret Gilman of the school in Nikiski, a town 16 miles of Kenai. Students in kindergarten ... Alaska
Marijuana grown at a Juneau warehouse leased by THC Alaska on March 6, 2018. Up to half of the yield is earmarked for export to other parts of Alaska. ... Meetings between the marijuana industry and Juneau police and city officials have been ongoing and sometimes, according to Lacy Wilcox, a little ... Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska – In this port town on a mountainous island in the Gulf of Alaska, fishing culture reigns supreme. ... The trend is particularly strong in small towns. ... Alaskans accounted for a little over half of those workers, though only 38 percent of the harvested volume of fish came from state residents. Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, March 3 (Reuters) - With light snow falling, spectators cheering and hundreds of dogs barking, sixty-seven mushers and their teams took off for a ceremonial 11-mile jaunt through Alaska's biggest city as the 46th Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race began Saturday in Anchorage. Alaska
If the YMCA comes into the mix, that would involve transferring the power of the pools to the nonprofit. There is also the possibility the city could contract with a nonprofit in town, form its own nonprofit or work with another out-of-town nonprofit. The Aquatics Board originally slated a mid-March goal of giving ... Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — Taking a cue from the fight over immigration, some states that have legalized marijuana are considering providing so-called sanctuary ... Berkeley was already the first city in the nation to formally declare itself a sanctuary city on immigration, barring city officials from cooperating with ... Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Moose thrive in Alaska's largest city with little to fear from natural predators such as wolves or bears, but getting an accurate ... While other U.S. cities get overrun with deer raiding gardens, Anchorage residents are used to steering clear of moose because hitting them with a car ... Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Three people were found dead inside a car parked outside a hotel in Alaska's largest city. The bodies of two men and a woman were found shortly after 1 a.m. Monday outside the Long House Alaskan Hotel on the west side of Anchorage. Anchorage Police Department ... Alaska
I'm huddled next to a wood-burning stove inside an old schoolhouse in Eagle, Alaska, a small village in the bush with a population of about 200 to 300 ... Allen Moore, sometimes known as the Southern Gentleman of Mushing is an elite sled dog runner, who's path from small-town Arkansas to mushing ... Alaska
Sled dog teams set off in a festival-like atmosphere on the city's streets and trails for an 11-mile run that does not count toward their official race time. Downtown street closures started Friday in Anchorage. Road maintenance crews begin bringing in truckloads of snow this evening and will work overnight ... Alaska

This is Juneau's fourth retail marijuana store to open since Alaska voters legalized recreational use with a 2014 ballot measure. Two stores are ... Gray said the main issue with not having Juneau-based strains is that the suppliers in town are already spoken for with the downtown businesses. Gray said ... Alaska
According to figures released Thursday morning, Juneau's temperature — measured at the airport, the city's official measuring point — averaged 23.1 degrees in ... By phone, he explained that the cold weather was the result of high-pressure weather systems over Interior Alaska and western Canada. Alaska
On a recent winter day in Juneau, two of my colleagues headed out to Montana Creek to collect some stream water samples. The cold weather had formed a thick layer of ice over the creek, with pockets of open water here and there along the streambed. Being careful not to slip, Jason Fellman, a University ... Alaska
At the edge of an imperiled Alaska town, Dennis Davis sent a drone over a patchwork of ice covering the Chukchi Sea. ... Climatic shifts are ever more apparent to Alaskans who depend on the land and sea for nourishment, from indigenous subsistence hunters to weekend warriors. Moose are extending ... Alaska
... many black people are there in Alaska?' And I'd say about 10 percent, but it didn't bother me. Gray-Jackson was the first African American Chairperson of the Anchorage Assembly. She served as a member for nine years before term limits dictated she leave last spring. During her time in city government, ... Alaska
Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighter Blake Fleming and other members of CCFR's rescue team arrive at the Spaulding Meadows snowmachine trail with a man rescued from the John ... Alaska State Troopers ended up responding, and called in CCFR as well as the Juneau Snowmobile Club for assistance. Alaska
An Alaska congressman has argued that Jews could have averted the Holocaust if they'd been armed. “How many millions of people were shot and killed because they were unarmed? Fifty million in Russia,” says Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska on a recording made by a Democrat running for Young's seat. Alaska
The Florida Highway Patrol responded at about 7:30 Tuesday evening to a small plane crash into a river in Crescent City, which is about 75 miles south of Jacksonville. Patrick Magie, of Cordova, Alaska, and Michael Martin of Georgetown, Fl. were identified as the two men killed in the crash. The plane they ... Alaska
Alaska's Glacier Bay & Island Adventure is Alaskan Dream Cruises' signature itinerary. The week-long cruise includes premier wildlife viewing, remote wilderness exploration, a full day in Glacier Bay National Park, excursions in a fishing town and Alaska Native cultural immersion in the Tlingit village of ... Alaska
Temperatures in some parts of Western Alaska have reached more than 40 degrees above normal this winter, causing waves to encroach on coasts that are ... Social media posts last week showed open water where there's normally ice in the Bering Strait village of Diomede, Alaska's Energy Desk reported ... Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Temperatures in some parts of Western Alaska have reached more than 40 degrees above normal this winter, causing waves to encroach on coasts that are usually covered by sea ice. Alaska's Energy Desk reported Monday that social media posts last week showed open ... Alaska
The United States Coast Guard has contracted with Anchorage-based Alaska Chadux for cleanup. Matthew Melton, general manager with Chadux, says their crew is on standby in the City of Kodiak due to wind. “There's a lot of people that are ready to rock and roll. We're just waiting for the weather to lay ... Alaska
The Alaskan village of Newtok will receive the majority of the money to move its residents further inland. ... According to the Anchorage Daily News, "The bill doubles funding for the Denali Commission, which funnels federal money to help remote Alaska villages threatened by erosion and the impacts ...
An aerial image of Newtok in October of 2016 shows how close water has come to the buildings of the village. ... The head of the Denali Commission said the new federal spending bill includes $15 million that will probably all go to help a climate-imperiled village in Alaska move to a new location.
The Alaskan town released an astonishing 756 million pounds of toxic chemicals into the environment—that's more than the famous factory town of Gary, Indiana, the notorious mining town of Battle Mountain, Nevada, and Luling, Louisiana, located along a stretch of the Mississippi River dominated by ...
The City and Borough of Juneau will have a say in Canadian-owned Hydro One Limited's attempt to acquire Avista Corp., which owns Alaska Electric ... As an “intervener,” CBJ (through a lawyer) will have a voice in the the matter before the Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA) on the sale between ...
However, Alaska elections officials had said in September that operatives did not compromise the election system. Alaska has asked the U.S. Department of ... On Monday, high winds knocked up to 3,000 gallons of fuel off a dock roughly 50 miles north of the City of Kodiak. University of Alaska opens first ...
Temperatures in some parts of Western Alaska have reached more than 40 degrees above normal this winter, causing waves to encroach on coasts that ... Alaska's Energy Desk reported Monday that social media posts last week showed open water where there's normally ice in the Bering Strait village of ...
The United States Coast Guard has contracted with Anchorage-based Alaska Chadux for cleanup. Matthew Melton, general manager with Chadux, says their crew is on standby in the City of Kodiak due to wind. “There's a lot of people that are ready to rock and roll. We're just waiting for the weather to lay ...
Following the public hearing, the regular meeting will examine the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Opioid Grant through a Power Point presentation outlining a prevention framework, Juneau strategies, a work group for the issue and its relevance to the city. The Alaska Opioid Policy ...
FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Banning onsite marijuana consumption and limiting the number of pot retail stores are just two of the proposed ordinances in Fairbanks. The proposal adds six new pages of Fairbanks General Code dealing with marijuana establishments and licensing, and is up for second reading, ...
University of Maryland students learned about the effects of climate change on a small Alaskan village during a documentary screening Friday. ... "Between Earth and Sky: Climate Change on the Last Frontier," focused on villagers of Shishmaref, a village on an island located off the northern coast of Alaska.
Alaska Democrats recommend 3 for vacant House seat representing Bethel area. pencil Author: Nathaniel Herz. clock ... The other is Yvonne Jackson, who runs job training programs at the Bethel-based Association of Village Council Presidents, a nonprofit tribal consortium. Raymond "Thor" Williams is the ...
Nicolas Petit, 39, grew up in Normandy, France but lived in Alamogordo for a short while in his teen years before moving to Alaska. ... The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race began in 1973 in honor of the 1925 serum run to Nome, when a large diphtheria epidemic threatened the small isolated Alaskan town.
I was a regular visitor to the Soviet Far East where Alaska and Russia citizen-diplomats were melting the Cold War “Ice Curtain,” including participating in Juneau sister-city exchanges with Vladivostok. But I had never heard of this city until Nemtsov's reforms started attracting the world's attention.
This sampling was the basis for a well-financed anti-mining public relations campaign that generated concerns about the safety of traditional foods in the Hawk Inlet ecosystem. Luckily, we live in an era where facts and science still matter. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) and ...
Laying the foundation for Sheldon Chalet took two years because of the extreme environs in Alaska's in Denali National Park. ... sister Kate, lost his father, Don-a trailblazing Alaskan pilot-when he was just 4: "I only have a couple of memories with my father, and the earliest one was taking off from the village ...
The field trips were made possible with a grant from the Education Fund of the League of Women Voters of Alaska and the Alaska Committee which paid for the student/teacher bus transportation and copying costs associated with the program. The League of Women Voters of Juneau is working to ...
10: Ketchikan and other Southeast towns aren't asking for anything above what other parts of the state received. It's more a matter of treating the whole of Alaska equally in terms of Natives and Native land. Beyond that, what Natives choose to do is their business, and as longtime Alaskans, their collective ...
In high school, we heard Elizabeth Peratrovich share her testimony in a documentary during Alaska History class. ... While it's difficult for me to describe what Juneau is like to me, I can say that history — including the history behind incredible Alaskans like Elizabeth Peratrovich — is a great gateway to ...
Candidates have to report donations to the Alaska Public Offices Commission, the regulatory agency that tracks campaign finance. Disclosures by individual candidates don't reflect spending by outside groups that aren't affiliated with the campaigns. Those "independent expenditure groups" are not subject ...
But take a closer look at some of the state's coastal communities and the story changes, especially when Alaska's fishing towns consider adding climate risks to their balance sheets. Frank Kelty is the mayor of Unalaska, the tiny town is on an island sandwiched between the Bering Sea and the Gulf of ...
So far it does not appear likely to spread to any nearby structures, however Gordon said that thick smoke had been blowing over the village since the fire started. The building is expected to be a total loss. The Department of Public Works states on its website that its mission is to improve life for residents by ...


 

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