Mat-Su Borough holds terror response drill in Palmer

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A terror response drill was held in Palmer over the weekend, organized by the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. It was a staged scenario of a busload...

Air National Guard recovering bodies from Brooks Range plane crash

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The Alaska Air National Guard has been enlisted to remove the bodies of two Gustavus men who died in a plane crash last week...

Alaska Zoo's 'Maggie' may be headed to California

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An elephant rescue facility in California has been revealed as one of the top contenders to acquire Maggie the Elephant when she moves from...

Interior officials examine warming effects in McCarthy, Wrangell-St. Elias

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The Interior Department’s Deputy Secretary, Lynn Scarlett, held a climate change task force meeting in Seattle today. The session follows a visit to Wrangell-St....

Anchorage Mayor releases State of the City report

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Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich issued his "2007 State of the City" report today -- a 12-page insert tucked inside the Anchorage Daily News. At...

Chena Hot Springs hosts Murkowski and Stevens at hydrogen plant launch

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Alaska’s Senators were in Fairbanks over the weekend to cut the ribbon at the state’s first hydrogen production facility. Lisa Murkowski and Ted Stevens...

Cold climate alternative energy development gets boost in Fairbanks

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A Fairbanks-based nonprofit is developing an alternative energy system for rural Alaska applications. The Cold Climate Housing Research Center (CCHRC) is working on a...

Yukon king salmon numbers too low for U.S./Canadian treaty

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The number of Yukon River king salmon that crossed into Canada this year is only about half of the number called for in a...

Picnic Photos!

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Thanks to everyone that came out to our Member Appreciation Picnic last night! It was great weather and we were delighted to meet so...

Five dead, four injured in second Ketchikan-based small plane crash

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Five people are dead and four were injured after a float plane crashed yesterday evening in Traitors Cove, about 27 miles north of Ketchikan....

Forest Service and employee sparring over whistle blowing and possible retaliations

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U.S. Forest Service officials have been considering whether to fire a whistle-blower employee who successfully challenged some of the agency's road building and timber...

'Columbia' suffers piston damage, heads to port for repairs

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The state ferry Columbia will be out of commission for the rest of the summer season. The vessel lost its starboard engine Monday because...

Chena Hot Springs generating its own hydrogen supply — an Alaskan first

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Chena Hot Springs, the resort northeast of Fairbanks, has achieved another energy breakthrough. A year after opening the planet's first low-temperature geothermal power plant,...

Does Anchorage still need its vehicle I/M program?

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Both Anchorage and Fairbanks have an I/M testing program to help the two cities meet federal clean air standards. Anchorage's program has proven very...

Alaska Railroad introducing whistle-stop service into Kenai backcountry

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Starting next Thursday, a new whistle-stop train will give passengers backcountry access to the eastern half of the Kenai Peninsula. Chugach National Forest officials...

Students exploring the science of salmon in Bristol Bay

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The summer's adventures are winding down. Last week, seven high schoolers from around Bristol Bay closed up their Salmon Camp. But they weren't catching...

Picnic Photos!

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Thanks to everyone that came out to our Member Appreciation Picnic last night! It was great weather and we were delighted to meet so...

Anchorage's I/M Task Force holds public forum

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Does the success of Anchorage's vehicle I/M program mean that it's no longer needed or at the very least, needs to be changed? A...

Stevens investigation examines VECO Arctic services contract

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Federal authorities are turning their focus in the probe of Senator Ted Stevens. The Justice Department recently asked the National Science Foundation for records...

Military names five Fort Wainwright soldiers killed in Iraq helicopter crash

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The Defense Department released the names this afternoon of five Fort Wainwright soldiers killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq: Chief Warrant Officer Christopher Johnson,...