A fuel tanker headed to the North Slope wrecked at a remote spot along the Dalton Highway Sunday and overturned, spilling 1,200 gallons of diesel. The wrecked rig later caught fire and burned up.
ASD will put $17 million aside for next year’s budget, $2 million to help Rilke Schule construct a building, and $4 million to help with classroom crowding during the second semester.
Montessori Borealis has been part of the Juneau School District for 20 years as an optional program. After a couple years of planning, the Montessori Borealis community submitted a proposal last spring to become its own school.
Alaska State Troopers have released the names of the two other travelers that remain missing on the frozen Kuskokwim River.
Thousands of rural Alaskans will see their power bills go up after the first of the year. That’s because the Regulatory Commission of Alaska, or RCA, approved an 11 percent rate increase last week for Alaska Power Company customers. That’s lower than the hike the company asked for. But it’s still more than many residents in Southeast and the Interior say they can afford.
As Alaskans grapple with the effects of a warming planet, they look to federal and state agencies to help with problems that are too big for an individual or even a community to tackle. But it’s not clear if statutes and regulations, and agency fundingare up to the task.
President Obama Makes Bristol Bay Off-Limits For Oil, Gas Development; State Hires Project Lead for Medicaid Expansion; North Slope-Bound Tanker Wrecks, Spills 1,200 Gallons of Diesel, Catches Fire; Anchorage School Board Puts Money into Savings, Rilke Schule Facility; Juneau School Board to Decide if Montessori Borealis Should be its Own School; Troopers Release Names of Missing Kuskokwim Travelers; Alaska Power Company Customers Will See 11 Percent Rate Hike; Are Agencies Prepared for Effects of Climate Change?
Today we’re trying to sell cookies online. Last week the Girl Scouts of America announced that in 2015 they will introduce the Digital Cookie program. The program will allow Girl Scouts to sell their cookies online. The only problem? Alaska won’t be participating.
850 pounds of icing, 40 houses of gingerbread and chocolate – Joe Hickel has been creating Marina’s Village in the lobby of The Hotel Captain Cook for 35 years. Last year’s creation took six days to build and features a new country scene.
With oil prices now crashing, Gov. Bill Walker has halved Parnell’s proposal to $106 million in unrestricted general fund spending — the money that legislators can appropriate with no strings attached.
Gov. Walker Submits Capital Budget; Sullivan Delighted with U.S. Senate Committee Assignments; Ballot Measure to Combat Corruption Has A Year To Gather 30,000 Signatures; UA President Announces Retirement Date; EPA To Use North Pole Air Data; Bethel Winter House Reopens with New Rules; Akeela House Celebrates 40 Years of Successful Sobriety Treatments; Friends, Family Mourn Avalanche Victim; Expert Advises Recovery Operation Delay; Climate Change And Alaska Natives: Health
Senator-Elect Dan Sullivan will come in with the lowest seniority of the 100 senators, primarily because he’s never held elected office before. But it doesn’t seem to have hurt him on the committee score. He’ll serve on Armed Services, Veterans Affairs, Commerce, and Environment & Public Works,
A small group of supporters behind an effort to criminalize what they see as corruption in Alaska politics gathered at the Division of Elections Friday, for a training on how to collect all the signatures they will need from across the state to put the issue to voters in 2016.
The Fairbanks area continues to struggle with fine particulate pollution from wood smoke and other sources. Wintertime air inversions trap emissions at ground level, dropping air quality below federal Clean Air Act standards. Much of the North Star Borough is classified a federal non-attainment area by the Environmental Protection Agency, based on air quality monitoring in Fairbanks, but the EPA plans to begin using monitoring data from North Pole, where pollution is typically much worse.
Memorial services were held over the weekend for the Delta Junction man killed in a avalanche in the Alaska Range. Friends and family gathered to remember 35-year-old Erik Petersen, who was skiing with friend Michael Hopper when the slide came down Dec. 6th.
Bethel Search and Rescue searchers Sunday found the body of Ralph ‘Jimmy’ Demantle, one of three people who disappeared while traveling by four-wheeler from Bethel to Akiak. Searchers continue to search for another man and a woman