Air Force major dies after hit by pickup during Interior Alaska cycling trip

The person driving the pickup Saturday was traveling with Maj. Michael "Cal" Gentry and another airman as they cycled from the Fairbanks area to Central.

Bristol Bay Borough voters approve fish tax proposal

The proposed 1.5% fish tax on all processed fish in the borough passed with overwhelming results, with 153 yes votes to 73, according to unofficial election results.

ShoreZone photographers shoot thousands of photos to map changing coasts

How many photos do you figure you shoot out the window when you take a trip? 5? 10? 20? How many of you take a picture every three seconds? KUCB’s Zoe Sobel caught up with a helicopter crew of modern mapmakers who shoot 3 to 5 thousand photos a day. Download Audio
Rocks (ore) separated by wooden planks

Donlin Gold still waiting for big state permits

So far in the permitting process, Donlin Gold's biggest milestone has been the Army Corps of Engineers’ joint record of decision, issued in August. Listen now

Alaska state ferry supporters come out in force

A long procession of Alaskans signed up to testify Tuesday over the future of the state’s ferry system.
Several hundred walrus lie on a dark gray beach

Officials investigate suspected poaching after walrus deaths in Bristol Bay

USFWS is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information about the illegal killing of walruses in the Bristol Bay region.

East Anchorage Drug Bust Part of State-Wide Rise in Heroin, Cocaine, Meth

Police Department spokesperson Jennifer Castro said a tip allowed officers to obtain search warrants, which led them the cache of drugs--estimated to be worth $111,000 at the street level.

Lead facilitator of Anchorage youth leadership program to retire after 22 years

For 22 years, the Points of Light Youth Leadership Institute, or PYLI, has worked to add in an important skill set for children: leadership.
A man in a suit stands at a podium that says on it "alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium," as does the backdrop. To the viewers right is Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Rep. Don Young. All three are wearing masks.

Health secretary lauds Alaska Native communities for response to pandemic

“The creativity of Alaska Native communities has helped you adapt during the COVID-19 pandemic," Sec. Alex Azar said.

Hilcorp Drilling Platform Catches Fire In Cook Inlet

Four people were safely evacuated from a drilling platform in Cook Inlet that caught fire Thursday morning. Download Audio

DEC looks into helicopter fuel spill in Jakolof Bay

State officials are investigating whether a charter helicopter spilled fuel near a Kenai Peninsula oyster farm in Jakolof Bay.

After federal pandemic benefits expire, unemployed Alaskans wonder how they’ll survive on $500 a month

There were roughly 52,000 Alaskans who would have qualified for the $600-a-week federal benefits during the last week of July, the first one in which those benefits ran out. That represents about 15 percent of the state's workforce.
A mossy spruce forest

Why was fire prevention funding used on the Roadless Rule process in Alaska? Congress members want to know.

A United States senator from Michigan and a representative from Arizona want an investigation into why federal dollars typically used to prevent wildfires were given to the State of Alaska to work on the Roadless Rule.

‘Stay off the ice’ BSAR warns as two die from four-wheelers falling through ice

Two four-wheelers carrying five men leaving Bethel broke through needle ice on the upper end of Church Slough on Sunday night. Two of the men died, while three others were treated for hypothermia in Bethel.
A Carrs grocery store with a large parking lot in front.

Airport Heights Carrs to close, dealing a blow to the Northway Mall

The Carrs grocery store at the Northway Mall in Airport Heights is going to be closing its doors next month. This is the second anchor tenant to leave the 40-year-old mall recently, after Joann Fabric and Craft left for a new location in Midtown.

Haines Mining and Water Forum draws dozens, critics question objectivity

The Palmer Project, a potential hard-rock underground mine was the focus of a forum on water and mining attended by dozens of residents at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall in Haines on Wednesday. Listen now

49 Voices: Benjamin Agimuk of Bethel

This week we're hearing from Benjamin Agimuk in Bethel. Agimuk is originally from Chevak and is part of several Native dance groups as a yuraq drummer. He performed at this year's Cama-i Dance Festival.
A man in a white robe reads a cell phone in front of several panels of icons in a church

‘She was past this earthly life’: Remembering Natalya Isatchenko, Kodiak’s walking contradiction

Isatchenko, who was killed in a hit-and-run last week, was known around Kodiak for her delicate demeanor and for communing with beings that others couldn't see.

Alaska biologists forecast ‘weak’ pink salmon harvest for 2020

According to a preseason forecast released Nov. 20, the estimated 2020 harvest is around 12 million fish, far below the 10-year average of 35 million.