Tim Ellis, KUAC - Fairbanks
Biologists say the bison population took a big hit this summer. More than a dozen were hit and killed by vehicles because the animals were using roads in lieu of their usual trails, which were covered by deep snow and ice.
The state’s refugee coordinator has told local officials that refugees from the war in Ukraine will begin arriving in Alaska over the next year or two.
On his show last Sunday, comedian John Oliver called the Nenana Ice Classic “the single greatest ice-melting contest in the world."
The Yukon, Tanana, Koyukuk, Kuskokwim and Susitna basins all have more snowpack than usual — and some are well above normal.
The owner plans to build a new store in the same location.
Shestopalov’s family was among the first in a wave of refugees that began arriving in Delta Junction in the 1990s.
If Copper Valley’s board decides to move ahead on the project, it would be Alaska’s first commercial nuclear-powered electrical-generating station.
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has ordered another 7,000 troops to Europe Thursday to bolster NATO member nations in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
“This is really about the health and safety of the aircrew," she said. "So they can focus on the thing they need to focus on — which is the mission.”
This year’s deep, icy snowpack has forced bison to forage at farms and travel by road.
Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved Alaska’s plan to promote and regulate the production of industrial hemp. The head of the Alaska Division of Agriculture says that means Alaska farmers will be able to diversify by growing a different crop that can be made into products that are increasingly in demand here and worldwide.
Fort Greely’s post commander says he’s concerned about a recent spike in reports of COVID-19 locally and in the Fairbanks area. So he’s directed garrison civilian employees who are eligible to begin working from home.
North Korea test launched a missile the same day of the evacuation, but military officials wouldn't answer questions about whether that was the reason for the evacuation.
The deep snow and hard icy crust makes it difficult for moose to forage, so they’re coming out of the woods and into human-populated areas to find food and refuge. And some have become aggressive and attacked people.
Jay Allen Johnson signed a plea agreement that states he’s guilty of threatening to murder Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Sen. Dan Sullivan ins separate voicemail messages he left in September.
Weather experts are advising that residents of Interior Alaska to monitor snow load on roofs after a powerful storm moved through the region, coating buildings with snow and ice.
Two Alaska-based soldiers were found dead separately in recent days.
"It has not missed a single day of school,” says Tok Transportation co-owner Gerald Blackard.
The Alaska Air National Guard’s 176th Wing identified the Russian aircraft Thursday when they entered international airspace off Alaska, according to a news release.