Stories tagged: alaska
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 25, 2019
For generations, people in Alaska’s far-north villages have relied on hand-built ice cellars dug deep into the permafrost to age their whale and walrus meat to perfection and keep it …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019
A 71-year-old Alaska man is under federal arrest after he was found with $400,000 in illegal drugs hidden in spoiled goat intestines at an airport.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 19, 2019
Sea ice that protects coastal villages and provides habitat for marine mammals remains largely absent off Alaska’s northwest coast.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019
Anyone with unpaid parking fines at the University of Alaska Anchorage campus has the option to reduce or cover the cost of their tickets with peanut butter and jelly.
Tue., Oct. 22, 2019
One of the youngest members of the Spokane Audubon chapter – 18-year-old Curtis Mahon, an Eastern Washington University student working on a wildlife biology degree – will talk Nov. 13 …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019
One person died after a commuter airplane went off the end of a runway while landing at an airport in the remote Aleutian Islands fishing community of Unalaska, authorities said …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019
The Interior Department has rejected an iconic Alaska tree for listing as a threatened species due to climate warming
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019
The Better Business Bureau of Spokane closed its doors Monday and laid off most of its sales staff, a company spokesman said.
Thu., Sept. 12, 2019
There’s not much that scares Susie. As an Alaska Native woman, she thrives amid sub-zero winters in her village near the Arctic Circle, and camps with her family each summer …
Thu., Sept. 12, 2019
The Democratic-controlled House on Thursday voted to reinstate a decades-long ban on oil and gas drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge – a largely symbolic move aimed at reversing …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019
A small Alaska apparel company is clashing with Starbucks over a trademark term the Seattle-based coffee giant says is too closely linked to its own branding.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019
Add salmon to the list of species affected by Alaska’s blistering summer temperatures, including the hottest July on record.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019
While it never grew more than 400 acres, the Montana Creek Fire threatened the historic town of Talkeetna and drew a large response from firefighters around the Northwest continental United …
UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019
Alaska’s largest city and two other state locations reached record high temperatures on Independence Day
UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019
Attorney General William Barr has declared a law enforcement emergency in Alaska, clearing the way for the Justice Department to award more than $10 million to combat crime in rural …
Mon., May 27, 2019
Ask any Alaskan, as they know firsthand that the popular cheesy and spicy Kenai Dip makes the sun stay up longer and the fish grow even bigger. OK, while that …
UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019
A felon convicted of carrying a loaded gun in Juneau has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison.
UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019
The bodies of two more people have been found after small sightseeing planes crashed in Alaska, the Coast Guard says.
UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019
Ever since Billy Bomar purchased the Prairie Falls Golf Club in 2014, he’s made it a habit to rib his former colleagues in Alaska about how early in the year …
UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019
Climatologists in Alaska say unusually high temperatures set records in March and likely are a reflection of the upward warming climate trend
UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019
Nearly a year ago, a shirtless man and his father, also shirtless except for a black vest, stalked through the wilderness on Esther Island in Prince William Sound, Alaska. They …
Sat., March 30, 2019
The U.S. Supreme Court stated in a 9-0 ruling Tuesday that rivers that flow through National Parks in Alaska aren’t part of the park units and aren’t subject to National …
Wed., March 27, 2019
Army veteran Richard Bean Sr. took his wartime secret to the grave, dying a hero without anyone knowing about it for decades. Now Bean and four other long-deceased Alaska Natives …
Tue., March 26, 2019
The National Park Service improperly banned an Alaska moose hunter from using a hovercraft on a river through a national preserve, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a unanimous …
Sun., March 24, 2019
Dawn detergent has been my brand of choice for dishwashing since 1989, when The Spokesman-Review flew me to Alaska to report on the environmental havoc caused by the Exxon Valdez …
Fri., March 22, 2019
The Iditarod musher who was hours ahead in the Alaska wilderness race when his dogs refused to keep running dismissed critics who say he ran them too hard and chalked …
Sun., March 17, 2019
The Army Corps of Engineers hopes to decide by mid-2020 whether to allow Pebble Limited Partnership to open a copper and gold mine at the headwaters of Bristol Bay in …
Mon., March 11, 2019
Musher Nicolas Petit lost a huge lead in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Monday when his dog team refused to keep going after he yelled at one of …
Sun., March 3, 2019
A furry fixture of an Alaska general store must leave after the owners were notified the black cat’s presence violates food safety standards
Mon., Feb. 18, 2019
On Tuesday, the Senate passed the biggest conservation bill in years. The Natural Resources Management Act of 2019, S. 47, swells with more than 100 combined pieces of legislation related …