Salmon bycatch in the Gulf of Alaska trawl fishery has been under scrutiny since 2012, when the North Pacific Fishery Management Council proposed a revision in the Gulf trawl fishery's management structure. The Council is slowly making headway on the issue.
A light plane crashed in Houston yesterday afternoon, taking the life of a young pilot, 23-year-old Joseph Mielke of Big Lake.
This week's election in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough took an unexpected turn. Ballots are still being counted and the winner of the Borough mayor's race is still undetermined. And the three cities within the Borough had their own elections on Tuesday, also with some surprising results.
KSKA: Fri., Oct. 9, at 2:00 p.m. & Sat., Oct. 10, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Fri., Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m. & Sat., Oct. 10, at 6:00 p.m.
A contentious water permit decision has drawn the ire of developers and environmentalists alike.
Outcome of tight Mat Su Borough mayor's race may not be official for a while.
Three candidates are vying for the Matanuska Susitna Borough's mayor's seat. Incumbent Larry DeVilbiss seeks re-election, and he's is being challenged by Assemblyman Vern Halter and dark horse candidate Rosemary Vavrin. The election is scheduled for Tuesday, October 6.
Three candidates are vying for the Matanuska Susitna Borough's mayor's seat. Incumbent Larry DeVilbiss seeks reelection, and is being challenged by Assemblyman Vern Halter and dark horse candidate Rosemary Vavrin.
Three candidates are vying for the Matanuska Susitna Borough's mayor's seat. Incumbent Larry DeVilbiss seeks reelection, and is challenged by Assemblyman Vern Halter and dark horse candidate Rosemany Vavrin.
Three candidates are vying for the Matanuska Susitna Borough's mayor's seat. Incumbent Larry DeVilbiss seeks reelection, and is challenged by Assemblyman Vern Halter and dark horse candidate Rosemary Vavrin.
The state's case against the two defendants in the Sockeye wildfire may not go to trial until sometime next year. At a court hearing in Palmer Thursday, attorneys for defendants Amy DeWitt and Greg Imig asked Judge David Zwink for more time to prepare their case.
Aurora Energy Services, a subsidiary of Usibelli Coal, announced Tuesday that it's coal loading facility in Seward will be idle through the rest of the year. A drop in coal prices has hit Alaska coal exports, according to Aurora's general manager Rob Brown.
Researchers in Alaska have found the earliest known evidence that Ice Age humans in North America used salmon as a food source. A new paper published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences asserts that chum salmon have been harvested in Alaska for 11 thousand years.
A hefty excise tax on wholesale tobacco products sold in the Matanuska Susitna Borough is under scrutiny.
A plan to build new all terrain vehicle trials accessible by the Knik River Public Use area sparked contention at Tuesday night's Matanuska Susitna Borough Assembly meeting.
The MV Susitna is one step closer to being sold. According to Matanuska Susitna Borough manager John Moosey, progress has been made on a deal to sell the vessel to the Phillipine Red Cross.
The ski resort of Girdwood, about forty miles from Anchorage, is part of the city, but not covered by Anchorage Police. Girdwood may lose it's Alaska State Trooper outpost in January, and community officials are looking at options for public safety coverage.
In a report released earlier this month, the state ombudsman says that the Department of Corrections failed to follow the law in three separate cases involving inmates from both Palmer and Anchorage correctional facilities. The ombudsman's opinion indicates that revisions are needed in how the department conducts certain disciplinary procedures.
Matanuska Susitna Borough School Superintendent appointed to University of Alaska Board of Regents
Many restaurants around Alaska are on board with the public's demand for locally grown foods. But getting produce from farm to table quickly can pose a challenge for busy restaurant kitchens. That's where one entrepreneur spotted a business opportunity.
Seward's City Council has approved a plan aimed at using tidal energy to heat city buildings. If successful, the project could turn out to be the first ocean -sourced district heating system in the state.