Washington DC Turns Attention to Alaska’s Other Minerals

Alaska is often mentioned as rich in oil and gas and deposits of gold, but today in Washington, the state’s potential for mining of rare earth elements took center stage. The valuable minerals are used in all sorts of industries, and Congress wants the U.S. to start producing more.

Fuel Prices to Rise in Bethel

While fuel prices have gone up for months on the road system, prices in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta have been frozen since last September when the last barge made it in.

Fort Wainwright Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

A Stryker Brigade soldier based out Fort Wainwright has been killed by an improvised explosive device while on patrol in Afghanistan.

Elmendorf-Richardson Soldier Found Dead in Home

A soldier in the 4-25th at Elmendorf-Richardson was found dead in his home Tuesday. No identity or cause of death has been announced yet.

Red Salmon Return Early Ahead of Projections

A surge of red salmon is headed up the Copper River. Alaska Department of Fish and Game Glennallen area biologist Mark Sommerville says the early return is well ahead of the pre-season projection.

NTSB Says Cause of Stevens Crash Unclear

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC The National Transportation Safety Board says it’s not clear what caused the plane crash that killed former Alaska Senator...

Students Head to Seattle Marine Science Conference

A group of scientists who study the Pribilof Islands are on their way to Seattle for a North Pacific Marine science conference.