Daysha Eaton, KMXT - Kodiak
Alaska's Emergency Alert System test that was scheduled for Wednesday at 10:00 am has been cancelled. Officials called off the EAS test due to severe weather across Western Alaska. The national weather service predicts a storm will hit the coast with hurricane force winds starting Tuesday evening.
Alaska is number one in the country for traumatic brain injury. And in rural Alaska, where snow-machine travel is part of everyday life, the rates are highest.
The Occupy Wall Street protest is in its second month now. Different versions of the protest that began in mid-September have sprung up in cities around the world to highlight the inequality of the modern financial system and to call for change.
A Penair flight from Anchorage to Dillingham made an emergency landing at the Dillingham Airport Monday afternoon. Melissa Anderson is Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Penair. She says Penair flight 253 made an emergency landing after a bomb threat came in around 3:30 p.m.
Three Killer Whales, or Orcas have been spotted between the villages of Ekwok and New Stuyahok, about 60-70 river miles up the Nushagak River from Dillingham. Scientists from NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service say it is not unusual for the whales to head upriver after salmon, but it is odd that they’ve gone so far up this late in the season and that they’re lingering so long.
It’s been just about two months since the residents of Bristol Bay and Dutch Harbor have seen an issue of their community newspapers. The new owner pushed back the publication dates of the papers and announced that when they do come out they will be combined into one newspaper.