Stories tagged: alaska
UPDATED: SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017, 9:37 P.M.
Naturalist shares ways to use healing power of the forest
Mother Nature’s medicine cabinet is wide open – you just have to know where to look.
SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 2017
Parker: Bear and wolf proposal is unconscionable
Senators should vote to leave the protective rule in place – not only to protect our wildlife from politicians’ predatory practices but also to reassure Americans that the chamber still …
SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 2017, 11:42 A.M.
Eskimo village aims to serve up reindeer meat far and wide
A remote Eskimo village on a tundra-covered island in western Alaska is hoping to counter its steep unemployment rate and achieve greater self-sufficiency through one of its few resources: reindeer …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017, 10:15 A.M.
Company claims largest U.S. onshore oil discovery in 30 years
Spanish energy company Repsol says an oil reserve of 1.2 billion barrels has been identified in Alaska’s North Slope, which the company is the largest onshore discovery in the United …
TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017, 12:04 P.M.
Alaska underwater pipeline leak may have started in December
A federal pipeline safety office says natural gas leaking from an underwater pipeline in Alaska’s Cook Inlet may have started flowing in December.
UPDATED: SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2017, 6:33 P.M.
Fan-friendly event kicks off Iditarod race across Alaska
The sound of howling dogs filled downtown Anchorage on Saturday as mushers from around the world gathered for the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 9:20 P.M.
Coast Guard announces investigation into disappearance of crab boat
The Coast Guard will conduct a Marine Board of Investigation – the highest level of agency inquiry – into the Feb. 11 loss of the crab boat Destination and six …
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 1:51 P.M.
Alaska’s Bogoslof Volcano erupts, sends up ash cloud
An Alaska volcano that’s been active since mid-December has erupted again. The Alaska Volcano Observatory says Bogoslof Volcano in the Aleutian Islands erupted just before 10 a.m. and sent an …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 7:21 P.M.
Anchorage apartment complex fire kills 2, injures 16
pre-dawn fire that swept through an apartment complex in Alaska’s largest city and burned for hours killed at least two people and injured at least 16, authorities said Wednesday.
UPDATED: TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2017, 12:39 P.M.
Coast Guard calls off search for 6 fishermen on crab boat
The search has been called off for the six veteran fishermen aboard a crabbing boat missing in the icy, turbulent Bering Sea.
SUNDAY, FEB. 12, 2017, 4:24 P.M.
Search for fishing vessel with 6 people goes into 2nd day
The U.S. Coast Guard in Alaska is searching for a fishing boat with six people that has been missing in the Bering Sea for more than a day.
FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2017, 7:26 A.M.
Researchers: Warm Pacific water led to vast seabird die-off
A year after tens of thousands of common murres, an abundant North Pacific seabird, starved and washed ashore on beaches from California to Alaska, researchers have pinned the cause to …
THURSDAY, FEB. 2, 2017, 11:05 P.M.
Alaska rejects marijuana consumption at retail pot stores
Marijuana regulators in Alaska narrowly rejected a proposal Thursday that would have made the state the first in the nation to allow marijuana consumers to use the pot they buy …
MONDAY, JAN. 9, 2017
Study documents yellow cedar’s decline due to climate change
A type of tree that thrives in soggy soil from Alaska to Northern California and is valued for its commercial and cultural uses could become a noticeable casualty of climate …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4, 2017, 12:59 P.M.
Scientists: Ash cloud from Alaska volcano has dissipated
Scientists say an ash cloud from a remote Alaska volcano that might have gone more than 6 miles into the atmosphere has dissipated after it was tracked north over the …
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 10:43 A.M.
For 2nd day, Alaska volcano eruption sparks aviation alert
For the second straight day, the Alaska Volcano Observatory issued its highest alert level for aviation when a volcano erupted with a towering ash cloud in the Aleutian Islands.
THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016, 1 P.M.
Anchorage gets first hit of retail pot
Residents in Alaska’s largest city are about to join a party that’s been more than two years in the making.
FRIDAY, NOV. 25, 2016, 9:06 P.M.
4 people found dead in Fairbanks, Alaska, hotel room
Authorities in Alaska say four people, including a child, have been found dead in a Fairbanks hotel room.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2016, 4:28 P.M.
Officer shooting probe gives Alaska police break in five homicide cases
The horrific shooting of an Anchorage police officer has led to an unexpected break in a series of outdoor deaths that have gone unsolved for months and left people uneasy …
TUESDAY, NOV. 15, 2016, 4:34 P.M.
Anchorage police tie gun used to shoot officer to five killings last summer
The handgun used to wound an Anchorage police officer last weekend has been linked to five previously unsolved homicides this year in Alaska’s largest city, police said Tuesday.
SATURDAY, NOV. 12, 2016, 2:13 P.M.
Alaska police officer shot; suspect killed in attack
A gunman repeatedly shot an Alaska police officer in an ambush early Saturday morning as the officer lay on the ground near his police cruiser, Anchorage police said.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 8, 2016, 9:46 P.M.
Washington man charged in $2.7-million Alaska fraud case
A Washington state man suspected of bilking more than a dozen Alaskans of a total of $2.7 million was arrested Thursday after being charged with wire fraud and money laundering.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2016, 1:08 P.M.
Alaska delays on pot use in marijuana stores
Alaska marijuana regulators have delayed by at least another month a decision on allowing people to buy marijuana products to smoke, inhale or consume in food in authorized stores.
TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2016, 11:40 A.M.
Alaska guide’s condition improves after mauling by bear
The condition of an Alaska wilderness guide who was mauled by a bear protecting her cub has improved, the hospital said.
FRIDAY, AUG. 19, 2016, 2:01 P.M.
Troopers: Bear mauls guides after group got close to cub
A brown bear mauled two wilderness guides who were leading a hiking excursion in Alaska after the group came between the female animal and her cub, state troopers said Friday.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 17, 2016, 8:45 P.M.
Most residents of eroding Alaska village vote to relocate
Unofficial ballot returns show a majority of voters in one of Alaska’s most eroded communities want to move to safer ground from their tiny island home.
FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016, 2:37 P.M.
Alaska whale-watchers rescue swimming deer in distress
An Alaska whale-watching cruise turned into a rescue mission for an unusual aquatic species – a distressed, swimming deer.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016, 8:20 P.M.
Scientists surveying ocean floor turn up new fish off Alaska
Federal biologist Jay Orr never knows what’s going to come up in nets lowered to the ocean floor off Alaska’s remote Aleutian Islands, which separate the Bering Sea from the …
FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2016, 10:46 A.M.
Teams take off from Victoria for non-powered race to Alaska
Fifty-five teams are enroute to Ketchikan, Alaska, in the second Race to Alaska. The winner will claim a $10,000 cash prize.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2016, 2:24 P.M.
Necropsy completed on whale found on bow of Alaska cruise ship
A necropsy has been completed on a 50-foot fin whale discovered Sunday on the bow of a cruise ship entering an Alaska port.