Theodore Alex Bastia, Jr. examines pot before making a purchase at Breeze Botanicals, Oct. 1 in Ashland, Oregon. Marijuana shops in the state began selling marijuana last Thursday for the first time to recreational users.

Marijuana pesticide flap brings consumer lawsuit in Colorado

DENVER — Two marijuana users in Colorado filed a lawsuit Monday against a pot business they said used an unhealthy pesticide to grow their weed… Continue reading

Theodore Alex Bastia, Jr. examines pot before making a purchase at Breeze Botanicals, Oct. 1 in Ashland, Oregon. Marijuana shops in the state began selling marijuana last Thursday for the first time to recreational users.
In this Sept. 16, 2015 file photo, a member of a search and rescue team wades in to Virgin River during a search in Zion National Park, near Springdale, Utah. Zion National Park officials are retracing what led up to the deaths of seven people in a flooded canyon on Sept. 15 before a panel assesses what can be done to keep a growing number of visitors safe when spectacular natural settings turn perilous.

Zion National Park investigates run-up to deaths of 7 hikers

SALT LAKE CITY — Zion National Park officials are retracing what led up to the deaths of seven people in a flooded canyon last month… Continue reading

In this Sept. 16, 2015 file photo, a member of a search and rescue team wades in to Virgin River during a search in Zion National Park, near Springdale, Utah. Zion National Park officials are retracing what led up to the deaths of seven people in a flooded canyon on Sept. 15 before a panel assesses what can be done to keep a growing number of visitors safe when spectacular natural settings turn perilous.

Marijuana pesticide flap brings consumer lawsuit in Colorado

DENVER — Two marijuana users in Colorado filed a lawsuit Monday against a pot business they said used an unhealthy pesticide to grow their weed… Continue reading

Anchorage firefighter among those honored at memorial

ANCHORAGE — An Anchorage firefighter who died during a training exercise was among those honored at national memorial service over the weekend.Senior Capt. Jeffery Bayless… Continue reading

Venetie man arrested in connection with stabbing death

ANCHORAGE — A 33-year-old man is under arrest in connection with the stabbing death of another man in the interior Alaska village of Venetie (VEE’-neh-teye).Alaska… Continue reading

Some of the 30-plus goats owned by the Nelson family of Petersburg.

Couple brings fresh goat milk to market

PETERSBURG — Fresh dairy products are a rarity in southeast Alaska, but one family is trying to change that.Victor Nelson and his wife, Tabitha, have… Continue reading

Some of the 30-plus goats owned by the Nelson family of Petersburg.

Moderate earthquake felt in Alaska community

ANCHORAGE — Seismologists say a moderate earthquake was strongly felt in a community in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands.The Alaska Earthquake Center says the 5.7 magnitude quake… Continue reading

Anchorage requests federal help to stop Spice crisis

ANCHORAGE — Andre Boyd, a monitor at the nonprofit Bean’s Cafe, said he always calls 911 if he sees someone’s eyes roll back into their… Continue reading

Thieves target vehicles along highway near Fairbanks

FAIRBANKS — Alaska State Troopers say highway thieves near Fairbanks have been pulling emission control devices off vehicles.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported that troopers say… Continue reading

Soldotna woman arrested for driving drunk with 5 kids in car

ANCHORAGE — Alaska State Troopers say they arrested a Soldotna woman for driving drunk with five children in the car.KTUU-TV reported that troopers say they… Continue reading

Economic development council holds Anchorage meeting

ANCHORAGE — If economic development is your profession, odds are you are in Anchorage this week.The International Economic Development Council is holding its annual meeting… Continue reading

State’s LNG buyout could cost $7B

ANCHORAGE — Gov. Bill Walker’s proposal to increase the state’s share in the Alaska LNG Project could put Alaska on the hook for more than… Continue reading

Photo: Welcome to the library

Alaskan artist Dan DeRoux, right, works with Ron Reed of Dawson Construction, center, and Juneau Public Library Director Robert Barr to install one of two… Continue reading

Playoffs open with Astros-Yankees, Cubs-Pirates

Dallas Keuchel started the All-Star game, won 20 times and twice dominated the New York Yankees.Now, the Houston Astros need him to pitch the game… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2015
  • By BEN WALKER

Rangers win AL West on final day

ARLINGTON, Texas — First-year manager Jeff Banister stood in a corner of the Texas Rangers clubhouse watching players celebrate, with champagne spraying all over the… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2015

Brees’ 400th TD pass beats Cowboys in OT

NEW ORLEANS — Drew Brees hit C.J. Spiller with a short pass that the running back turned into an 80-yard touchdown — the 400th of… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2015
Youths play basketball at the community court in the village of Newtok on Aug. 4. The state is hoping to kick-start a mass exodus from the tiny village through a national competition for states and local governments vying for a slice of nearly $1 billion in grants to be awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Officials eye eroding village as relocation model

ANCHORAGE — One of Alaska’s most eroded coastal Native villages is being eyed as a possible national model for relocating whole communities whose futures are… Continue reading

Youths play basketball at the community court in the village of Newtok on Aug. 4. The state is hoping to kick-start a mass exodus from the tiny village through a national competition for states and local governments vying for a slice of nearly $1 billion in grants to be awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Mass. college cancels sale of Native objects

JUNEAU — A Massachusetts theology college has abandoned plans to sell off art from 52 Native tribes, including Tlingit and Haida items, as the federal… Continue reading

Around town for Monday, Oct. 5

Tai Chi class for ages 60 and older, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Filipino Communit Hall. Enrollment is based on a first come, first served basis. Details:… Continue reading

Photo: The skeleton in Nana’s Attic

Suzanne Hudson, owner of Nana’s Attic, decorates the front of her Seward Street antique and collectible business on Friday.… Continue reading