Alaska is celebrating 100 years of aviation this year. And aviator Stu Ramstad is an important part of that history. He grew up in a gold mining family. And became a pilot at age 14 in 1954. He says he didn’t goof off in the air. He considered the plane a tool that you loaded up and used to deliver supplies. But he told APRN’s Lori Townsend, he did have scary times as a pilot and survived two in-flight fires.
Arctic Council Adds Six Observer Seats; ConocoPhillips Reviewing Spending In Alaska; Agency To Consider Alaska Lake Seals As Threatened; Report Shows Mineral Values Tripling Since 2001; Tanana River On Track For Record Late Break Up; Late Season Snow Expected In Southcentral; Anchorage Farmers Markets Prepping To Open Despite Possible Snow; Yakutat To Celebrate Return Of The Terns; Stu Ramstad Relives Memorable Moments In The Air
The U.S. Senate will vote on the nomination of Ernest Moniz on Thursday. He’s expected to pass with ease.
The recent detection of two cases of rabies in wolves trapped south of the Brooks Range has prompted concern about whether the deadly disease has re-emerged in the interior. Many pet owners in Fairbanks are getting their animals vaccinated as a precaution.
Say so long to summer drivers riding the ferry for free. Wave goodbye to the winter roundtrip discount. And printed schedules? Those are on their way out too. They won’t happen for a while. But the changes are some of the ways the Alaska Marine Highway will address a $3.5-million spending cut mandated by the Legislature.
Atka is home to just 71 people. But that’s about to change. The city’s processing plant wants to quadruple its workforce — and with that, the community is ramping up a campaign to replace its dilapidated clinic.
State wildlife officials have closed a subsistence musk ox hunt near Kotzebue because of evidence of wanton waste of the animals. Area biologists say five cow musk oxen from the Cape Thompson herd were killed sometime during January or February of this year.
State officials are keeping an eye on anticipated flood conditions in the Interior of the state, but in the Matanuska Susitna Borough flooding is already starting. Borough officials say the ground is saturated with rain from last fall’s heavy storms, and that, coupled with the lack of snow this winter is causing conditions that give melting ice runoff nowhere to go.
A Petersburg fisherman has recovered more than half of the hand-carved cedar paddles that were lost by the One People Canoe Society late last month.
There are not great numbers of female rappers and Alaska Native female rappers probably number in the single digits. But one such artist is finding great success in the state and around the world as a woman with a passion for raising awareness of the struggles of Native people.
Great Bear Undecided On 2013 Drilling Season; Activity Increases At Pavlof Volcano; Interior Rabies Cases Prompt Animals Vaccinations; Marine Highway Dropping Discounts To Save Money; Atka Searches For Funds To Replace Aging Health Clinic; Officials Close Kotzebue-Area Subsistence Musk Ox Hunt; State Keeping Close Eye On Mat-Su Flood Conditions; Fisherman Recovers Over Half Of Group’s Lost Canoe Paddles; Female Alaska Native Rapper Finding Worldwide Success
A firearm found Tuesday in a Valdez school forced every school in the Valdez City School District on lock down. The Valdez Police Department is investigating as to how the weapon ended up in the school.
The salmon fleet is getting ready to go fishing on Thursday morning on the Copper River Delta.
Scientists at the Alaska Volcano Observatory were able to get clear views of two restless volcanoes today. The images show that both Cleveland Volcano in the Aleutian Islands and Pavlof Volcano on the Alaska Peninsula are oozing lava.
Doctors deal with death all the time. But they still struggle to tell a patient they’re dying or help them live with a terminal disease. A specialty called Palliative Care is trying to change that. It’s been around since the 1990s. But a lot of people, even in the medical profession, still don’t know it exists.
When voters head to the polls next year, they could be faced with questions on oil taxes, the minimum wage, and the use of recreational marijuana. But one thing that won’t be on the ballot is a referendum on a controversial bill concerning cruise ship waste.