Alaska News Nightly: December 7, 2012

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Explosion Near Eagle Leads to Mysterious Geologic Slump

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage

Residents in the Yukon River community of Eagle are excited about a mysterious geologic event that is emitting fire, steam and a sulfur smell. Yukon Charley Rivers National Preserve lead Interpretative Ranger Pat Sanders says it all started on September 27.

Randall and Diggins Ski to Team Sprint Victory

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks

Anchorage’s Kikkan Randall teamed with Jessie Diggins of Minnesota to win a World Cup team sprint race in Quebec City, Canada today.  It’s the first ever World Cup gold for a U.S. women’s cross country relay team.

ASRC Joins Business Lobby, Tax Fight Looming

Peter Granitz, APRN – Washington DC

Arctic Slope Regional Corporation is partnering with the nation’s largest business lobby. ASRC is launching the Native American Enterprise Initiative with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

What Is Juneau Fest 2012?

Matt Miller, KTOO – Juneau

Juneau residents have been curious about some cryptic advertisements that have popped up around town over the last few weeks. They promise gifts and prizes if people simply show up next week at Centennial Hall, Juneau’s main convention center.

What’s Next For Longtime Lawmaker Albert Kookesh?

Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – Juneau

Angoon Democratic Senator Albert Kookesh ends his 18-year career at the Capitol when the Legislature is sworn in this January. But the longtime Southeast Alaska politician still has plenty on his plate.

AK: Bingo

Alexandra Gutierrez, KUCB – Unalaska

Every other week, a bright pink sign pops up along Unalaska’s main road advertising a makeshift gambling parlor. In hand-painted black lettering, it lays out the stakes and discourages any young whippersnappers under 19 from even trying to participate. This game is very much for grownups. For two years, KUCB’s Alexandra Gutierrez has driven by it and wondered what exactly went on there. Now, she takes us into the ­­­­­seedy underbelly of Unalaska’s senior center.

300 Villages: Egegik

This week we’re heading to Egegik, a small fishing community on the Egegik river and Bristol Bay. Roberta Alto is the tribal secretary in Egegik.