Hopes for a strong Yukon chum salmon season fade

The first commercial fishery of the year on the Yukon River took place Wednesday night near the mouth.  The fishery targeted summer chum salmon,...

NOAA begins process of updating Kachemak Bay nautical charts

The first phase of a project to update the nautical charts of Kachemak Bay is underway. The NOAA ship Fairweather is tied...

State Supreme Court gives thumbs up to the Clean Water Initiative

Voters will have the final word on an initiative that would set water standards for the mining industry in the state.  The State Supreme...

Board of Game to use means testing for Tier 2 subsistence permits

A Superior court decision has cleared the way for the state Board of Game to use income as part of the criteria used for...

Wildfire threatens Anchorage

Fire crews in Anchorage are battling a wild fire that broke out today in a wooded area south of Tudor road. The blaze...

Adak running dangerously low on fuel

The city of Adak is running out of fuel to run their electrical generators.  Adak City Manager Steven Hines says this morning they had...

Ted Stevens and Sarah Palin join forces on energy plan

Senator Ted Stevens had a joint news conference with Governor Sarah Palin today to promote the energy plan put forward by Republicans in Congress,...

Mark Begich trots out his own energy plan

Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich is hoping to be Steven's democratic opponent in the general election. And he has his own national energy plan. Much...

Fred Meyer pulls suspect beef off its shelves

Fred Meyer stores in Alaska have pulled certain packages of ground beef from their shelves as a precaution after cases of E Coli in...

Wind energy comes to Bethel

Bethel is getting wind energy. After half a decade of tests and feasibility studies, the city secured funding to build one wind turbine. The...

Near-fatal bear attack in Anchorage prompts outcry, discussion

An Anchorage teenager was scheduled for more surgery today to treat extensive wounds from a bear attack in the city's Bicentennial Park this weekend....

Lawsuit filed to protect Beluga population

Trustees for Alaska filed a lawsuit today in Washington, DC over the delay in moving forward with an Endangered Species Act listing for the...

Fairbanks extends energy emergency funding and research

The Fairbanks Borough Assembly has extended emergency funding aimed at solving the local energy crisis. The emergency ordinance, originally passed last month, was scheduled...

Kodiak hosts meeting for Exxon 'Valdez' claimant education

The first of several meetings with plaintiffs in the aftermath of last week's Supreme Court decision in the Exxon Valdez oil spill punitive damages...

US Supreme Court will take up Kensington Mine evironmental case

Oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court could take place as early as  January on the Kensington Gold Mine’s tailings plan. The high court...

Alaska senators look for tax break for commercial fishermen

Commercial fishermen around the country would receive a tax credit to help cover high fuel prices under legislation introduced this week by Alaska’s senators....

New Tribal Advisor for EPA region 10

The Environmental Protection Agency has a new Tribal advisor for region 10, which covers Alaska, Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Jim Woods is a Makah...

First major interior wildfire blazing near Venetie

The season’s first major wildfire in the interior is drawing state and federal aircraft and personnel to the Yukon Flats.  The fire is burning...

New USGS study tracks human impact on wolves

A new study clarifies human’s impact on wolf populations. The U.S. Geological Survey study looks at the affects of hunting, trapping and other human...

Excavated remains to be returned to Qawalangin Tribe

Human remains excavated from Unalaska and Amaknak Islands in the 1950s and 60s will soon be returned to the Qawalangin tribe. Robert King coordinates...