Abbey Collins, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage


Cyclists were perplexed when a bovine creature turned up on a popular Anchorage bike trail. Listen now

For the second year in a row, Alaska residents will see cheaper monthly rates. But, insurance rates remain high, compared to most other states in the country. Listen now

The Catholic Archdiocese in Anchorage announced Wednesday it will take a close look at possible sexual abuse within the church. Listen now

While recessions in other energy-dependent states have come and gone, Alaska’s economy has yet to recover. Listen now

The first day of the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Anchorage saw protests and a high-level apology. Listen now

Alaska’s economy has been in recession for three years now. But 2019 may be a turning point. Listen now

Like much of Alaska, the mountains and woods around Haines are home to many bears. For the most part, people try to avoid them. But there’s one spot where people seek them out. Listen now

On Friday, a Klukwan resident set out to pick blueberries in the Upper Chilkat Valley. When he didn’t return, an extensive search began. After two days alone in the woods, he was found alive and well. Listen now

A Haines candidate for Alaska House District 33 is asking the public not to vote for him. Listen now

On Tuesday morning, a fisherman called the U.S. Coast Guard to report a giant squid on the West side of Lynn Canal, near St. James Bay. Listen now

The Alaska Court System is one of many agencies impacted by state budget cuts. For rural communities like Haines, where residents are already separated from some court services, the impacts of a shrinking budget are compounding existing frustrations. Listen now

The University of Alaska is moving forward with a controversial Haines-area timber sale. Listen now

The University of Alaska Board of Regents is delaying a decision on whether to approve the plan for a Chilkat Valley timber sale. Listen now

White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad suspended service after a rock struck a bridge about seven miles up the railroad track from town. Listen now

The Alaska Legislature gave distilleries the green light to continue serving cocktails last week. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Bruce Schindler from Skagway. Schindler moved to Alaska in the 90s and is a mammoth ivory carver. Listen now

The Haines Borough School Board renamed the high school gym. The facility, known for decades as the Karl Ward Gymnasium, will now be called the Haines High School Gymnasium. Listen now

Last week, 17 people, including students and staff, were killed in a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Many others were injured. Thousands of miles away, in Skagway, Alaska, one family wanted to help those affected. Listen now

On Tuesday, the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board adopted new regulations banning distilleries from serving cocktails – at least in the traditional sense.