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Iditapod: The Yukon Quest

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In Episode 2, we talk to Molly Rettig about the Yukon Quest and Brent Sass's scratch; and to Zachariah Hughes about the Iditarod start moving to Fairbanks and the economics of dog handling.

Iditapod: Recapping the Kuskokwim 300

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In this episode we talk about: - This year's Kuskokwim 300 with Ben Matheson. - Mushing's rural to urban migration with Zachariah Hughes

Despite Deal, Credit Downgrade Still A Possibility

Congressional leaders hope to pass a deal calling for more than $2 trillion in spending cuts, but the door is still open to a downgrade of the government's top-notch credit rating. Last month, Standard & Poor's put the chances that the U.S. could lose its AAA rating at 50 percent if Congress failed to come up with a "credible agreement to reduce the debt."

Gold Rush History of Alaska and the Klondike

Gold Rush Alaska and the Klondike are brought alive in a new book by Howard Bluhm.  The lives and thoughts of Soapy Smith, George Carmacks and others are re-constructed from their personal...

Manufacturing Rising in Alaska

Mike Mason, KDLG - Dillingham Seafood processing and fossil fuel processing are the biggest sectors of Alaska's manufacturing economy.  Timber processing fell back some time ago, and shows no growth.  Overall, manufacturing is on the...

APD Begins Posting Notices in Homeless Camps

Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage Anchorage police yesterday began posting notices at the city's homeless camps that any possessions left there after 15 days will be confiscated. They have provided a list of locations where...

NTSB Begins Hearing on Stevens Crash

Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage The National Transportation Safety Board has begun a hearing this morning on the plane crash that took the life of Senator Ted Stevens and four others north of Dillingham last...

Crews Make Progress in Containing Moose Mountain Fire

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks Substantial progress has been made on corralling a Fairbanks area wildfire.  The Moose Mountain Fire has burned more than 940 acres in an area just northwest of...

Coast Guard Rescues Five After Pleasure Craft Sinks

Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage Five Anchorage residents are safe after their pleasure boat, the Nordic Mistress, sank yesterday 85 miles north of Kodiak.  The boat’s operator called in a mayday to...

Rash of Dead Birds Piques Biologist’s Interest

Jay Barrett, KMXT – Kodiak An increasing number of dead birds have been showing up in downtown Kodiak. The die off is attracting the interest of federal officials, who were initially concerned...

Tlingit Leader Walter Soboleff Passes Away

Rosemarie Alexander, KTOO – Juneau The Reverend Doctor Walter Soboleff has died — at the age of 102.  He passed away Sunday morning at his home in Juneau. He was the first Alaska Native...

Alaska News Nightly: May 23, 2011

Individual news stories are posted in the Alaska News category and you can subscribe to APRN’s news feeds via email, podcast and RSS. Download Audio (MP3) Crews Make Progress in Containing Moose Mountain Fire Dan Bross, KUAC...

Fire North of Fairbanks Hits 800 Acres

Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage The Moose Mountain wildfire above Goldstream Valley north of Fairbanks is at 800 acres.  The smoke has been clearly visible from the city and an air quality advisory has been...

Aces Bring Home Kelly Cup

Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage The Alaska Aces won game five in Kalamazoo and came home with the Kelly Cup yesterday.  The score was 5 to 3. Download Audio (MP3)

Clammers in Fatal Cook Inlet Boat Sinking Identified

Associated Press The six commercial clammers involved in that fatal boat sinking on the west side of Cook Inlet last week have been identified now. The survivor is Noel Garcia, 42, of Aberdeen, Washington.  He decided...

Customs Officials Seize $1.2 Million Worth of Heroin

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage U.S. Customs officials have seized more than $1.2 million worth of heroin in three different shipments through Anchorage’s FedEx facility.  The drugs were discovered in April and...

BOEMRE Releases Environmental Impact Statement of Chukchi Lease

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage The Bureau of Ocean Energy, Management, Regulation and Enforcement or BOEMRE released today a draft supplemental environmental impact statement for the Chukchi Sea lease sale 193. The draft...

Homeland Security Releases Information About Possible Al Qaeda Threat

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage Information released Friday by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security indicates that Al Qaeda last year considered hijacking and detonating oil tankers in non Muslim seas to...

Two Men May Face Charges After Shooting Walrus

Daysha Eaton, KDLG – Dillingham Two men face possible federal charges in an ongoing investigation of a shooting of a federally protected Pacific Walrus near a State Sanctuary near Togiak. Download Audio (MP3)

Students Head to Seattle Marine Science Conference

Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage A group of scientists who study the Pribilof Islands are on their way to Seattle for a North Pacific Marine science conference. That isn’t big news- since...