Abbey Collins, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
Over the next four years, a collaborative research project aims to take a close look at three natural hazards: wildfire, unstable permafrost, and rain-in-winter events.
Last month, a lynx was spotted in Anchorage’s Airport Heights neighborhood, several miles from Far North Bicentennial Park. And on Friday, a resident captured a video of the animal walking along the Chester Creek Trail.
Beyond the political battle, part of the PFD story is a lot more personal. If you're handed this sum of money each year — how do you make the most of it?
A new report finds that over the next 20 years, the road maintenance related to studded tire use will cost the state way more than what it takes in from fees drivers pay to use them.
In a statement Thursday, RavnAir Alaska said the company will fly Dash 8 planes to Unalaska, starting "sometime during the week of November 4th."
You’ve probably never been to the Anchorage airport’s sleepy second terminal. The state wants to change that.
Anchorage used to be a critical stopping point for international flights. But as airplanes became more advanced, the city lost that place in the skies.
The North-South Runway Renewal Project has been going on for two years. During construction, planes that would normally fly over Cook Inlet rerouted over the city.
Fire officials say while warmer, drier days are coming, the Swan Lake Fire is not expected to show any considerable change.
The Anchorage residents -- 28-year-old Luke George, 29-year-old Dorothy Hoople, and their Bernese Mountain Dog -- were on a weekend trip in Hatcher Pass.
Public Information Officer Tim Jones says winds could disperse some of the smoke that’s been hanging over the Kenai. That would benefit firefighting efforts in the air.
According to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, the closure comes as the community remains remains on a level 2 "set" evacuation notice. That means residents should be ready and prepared to leave at any time.
Fires update: Firefighters make progress, residents on Sterling and Parks highways remain poised to evacuate
The Swan Lake Fire has grown to 160,033 acres.
The Caribou Lake Fire is threatening around 30 cabins near Homer. The blaze, 25 miles northeast of the city, grew to an estimated 700 acres on Wednesday.
Officials say some area pilots aren't abiding by the temporary flight restriction over the fire, and that could have major consequences.
Suppression efforts are focused on the southern section of the fire, to protect nearby communities. Fire crews have 50% of that portion of the fire contained.
Portage Glacier has receded a lot. And employees are seeing the changes first hand. What does that mean for a company whose business is based on this particular piece of snow and ice?
The Swan Lake fire has grown to 32,300 acres. The fire has been burning since early June in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. This weekend, winds spread the fire within two miles of the Sterling Highway.
"We have a rapidly-growing senior population and this will continue into the 2020s."