A new study says Akutan Volcano could be an even more promising source of geothermal energy than previously thought. Download Audio
There’s less than normal ice build up on many Interior waters. The National Weather Service drills into ice on rivers and lakes at the start of each month, and agency hydrologist Ed Plumb says January’s measurements showed generally thinner ice. Download Audio
Trailbreakers are busy packing and clearing the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race trail. There are no major changes planned for the route this year. This will be one of the busier years on the Alaska side of the trail, where dog teams are likely to encounter open water. Download Audio
If you are lucky enough to get a permit, the McNeil River Sanctuary in Southwest Alaska offers an opportunity to safely get up close and personal with the largest congregation of brown bears in the world. Since only 185 permits are drawn each year, a UAA professor decided to team up with an Alaskan filmmaker to create an immersive experience for those who can't make the trip. Download Audio
Federal Spending Package Secures Funds For Tribal Health Care Facilities; Alaska's Affordable Care Act Enrollment Remains Low; Refinery Owner Seeks Lower Cleanup Level For Tainted Groundwater; Akutan Volcano’s Geothermal Power Potential Increases; Bering Sea Ice Sees 7-Year Expansion; Interior Alaska’s River, Lake Ice Thinner Than Normal; Allen Moore Wins Copper Basin 300; Trailbreakers Prepare Yukon Quest Route; UAA Planetarium Offers Unique Look Into McNeil Bear Sanctuary Download Audio
The Senate campaign of Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell has issued a series of press releases attacking incumbent Mark Begich for allegedly receiving support from Outside politicians working to lock up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and enact gun control. But the Treadwell campaign was apparently unaware that a listed host for a Treadwell fundraiser in Chicago is one of the Senate’s biggest advocates for those same two issues.
Governor Sean Parnell announced Friday the state is taking a new approach to a large-scale natural gas line in Alaska, and is terminating the agreement signed with TransCanada under AGIA. Download Audio
The Supreme Court of Alaska has ruled that a referendum launched by union supporters to repeal a controversial Anchorage labor ordinance can go ahead. Download Audio
The NTSB is investigating the Era commuter plane that crashed and killed four people and injured six outside St. Mary’s. The government’s full report is many months away, but in the meantime, Era, now known as Ravn and others are digging into the cause of the crash. Download Audio
Parnell Announces New Pipeline Plan, Changes AGIA Agreement; Supreme Court Okay’s Referendum Repealing Controversial Labor Law; Treadwell Campaign Attacks Begich On ANWR; Ravn Investigating Cause Of St. Mary's Crash; Lawmakers File Dozens Of Bills In Advance Of Session; Air Quality Regulations Worry Fairbanks, State Officials; Winter Grizzly Sightings Raise Concerns Near Denali Park; AK: Shipwreck; 300 Villages: Chickaloon Download Audio
The controversial air-quality regulations that state officials have proposed for Fairbanks-area residents are aimed at reducing pollution from wood-burning heating systems. They do not apply to coal-fired systems, which are increasingly popular because coal is cheaper than wood. Download Audio
State lawmakers have pre-filed more than 50 bills in advance of the legislative session. Download Audio
Midwinter grizzly and track sightings have raised concern in the Denali Park area. Local resident, four time Iditarod Champion Jeff King spotted blood and bear tracks on a trail while training dogs Wednesday. Download Audio
The grounded crab boat Arctic Hunter has been stuck on the rocks outside Unalaska for more than two months now. Dan Magone of Resolve-Magone Marine Services has been working on a plan to remove the wreck. Right now, the Hunter is at the mercy of the elements. So what happens to a shipwreck while it’s waiting to be saved? Download Audio
A high school cross-country ski team is okay after its bus was struck by a semi-truck on the Richardson Highway on Friday morning. Valdez Police say the accident involving the Kenai Central High School cross-country ski team happened at mile 55 of the Richardson Highway at 11:30 a.m.
An Anchorage Assembly member wants to move the Municipal Election from spring to fall. He says he believes it will boost turnout, which has averaged around 29 percent since 1993. But other Assembly members says it's a bad idea and want the public to weigh in before any change is made.