Alaska News Nightly: March 15, 2013
The United States is increasing the amount of interceptor missiles it stockpiles from thirty to forty four. The 14 additional missiles will be based at Fort Greely, near Fairbanks.
An Iditarod Sled Dog described as “otherwise healthy” has died in Unalakleet. Race Marshal Mark Nordman said in a news release that the 5-year-old male dog named Dorado was from 38-year-old Fairbanks rookie musher Paige Drobny’s team.
Buccaneer Energy Alaska has filed litigation countering a lawsuit brought by a subcontractor in December concerning work on the jack-up rig Endeavor.
The trial of a man accused of killing two people at the Coast Guard station on Kodiak Island has been postponed.
It’s been an especially good winter for aurora viewing in Alaska, and that’s great news for the man known as the aurora hunter.
This week, we’re heading to the interior village of Galena, on the Yukon river. Greg Moyer is city manager in Galena.