Road officials use howitzer to start snow slide near highway

FAIRBANKS — The Alaska Department of Transportation used an artillery piece Sunday to lower avalanche danger along the Parks Highway north of Cantwell.The Fairbanks Daily… Continue reading

Road officials use howitzer to start snow slide near highway

FAIRBANKS — The Alaska Department of Transportation used an artillery piece Sunday to lower avalanche danger along the Parks Highway north of Cantwell.The Fairbanks Daily… Continue reading

Sea ice in the Artic.

US Park Service releases report on climate change response

ANCHORAGE — As world leaders began talks in Paris on solutions to global warming, the National Park Service on Monday released a report detailing agency… Continue reading

Sea ice in the Artic.
In this photo taken Nov. 3, Taylor Haines watches from the side of a studio as the Dance Contempo group rehearses a piece in Anchorage.

East High student dances past her differences

ANCHORAGE — When she was in eighth grade, Taylor Haines had the moxie to try out for the East Anchorage High School dance company. That… Continue reading

In this photo taken Nov. 3, Taylor Haines watches from the side of a studio as the Dance Contempo group rehearses a piece in Anchorage.

Digital atlas boosts Alaska Native place names

ANCHORAGE — During a recent walk along the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, Dena’ina historian Aaron Leggett pointed to an area that was devastated during the… Continue reading

Norwegian artifacts found in Petersburg

PETERSBURG — Artifacts left behind by Norwegian settlers are on display at one of Petersburg’s oldest buildings.Carpenters working on the 103-year-old Sons of Norway hall… Continue reading

Anchorage’s only fire investigator to get long-needed help

ANCHORAGE — One of the most recent graduates from the Anchorage Police Department academy will soon bring long-needed help to Anchorage’s only fire investigator and… Continue reading

In this Nov. 13 photo, third grade students in Krista Etzwiler's class at West Homer Elementary School act out an interpretive dance to the sound of artist Eddie Wood's storytelling and percussion in Homer. The performances marked the end of Wood's two week long artist residency at the school.

Homer students explore dance, storytelling

HOMER — Long-time Homer artist Eddie Wood’s November residency at West Homer Elementary School culminated with a goofy, imaginative performance in the school gym.From Nov.… Continue reading

In this Nov. 13 photo, third grade students in Krista Etzwiler's class at West Homer Elementary School act out an interpretive dance to the sound of artist Eddie Wood's storytelling and percussion in Homer. The performances marked the end of Wood's two week long artist residency at the school.

FAA techs briefly stranded on isolated island

A pair of FAA technicians found themselves on the wrong end of an aerial accident earlier this month, as a crash stranded them 80 miles… Continue reading

DOT plans millions in ferry terminal improvements next summer

In addition to the road projects it’s planning for next summer, the Alaska Department of Transportation is preparing some improvements to the Marine Highway as… Continue reading

Greens Creek permit up for renewal

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is preparing to renew the air quality control permit for the Greens Creek silver and gold mine on Admiralty… Continue reading

Permanent Fund seeks financial experts

The Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. is seeking a financial expert to fill a vacancy on its three-person Investment Advisory Group.The group advises the corporation’s board… Continue reading

Artists plan to rebuild damaged display

ANCHORAGE — Creators of a public art installation damaged by tides and high winds at an Anchorage beach plan to rebuild the statue-filled exhibit by… Continue reading

New trailer could boost size of Fairbanks LNG deliveries

ANCHORAGE — A state agency will evaluate a new semi-truck trailer that could carry larger loads of liquefied natural gas from a plant at Point… Continue reading

Avalanche danger slows search for missing Hatcher Pass skier

ANCHORAGE — Avalanche danger is continuing to hamper search efforts for a man missing at Hatcher Pass.Anchorage television station KTUU reported 33-year-old Dr. Liam Walsh… Continue reading

In this Nov. 9 photo, Cleo Pablo, left, and her wife, Tara Roy-Pablo, stand outside their home in Phoenix.

Gay marriage is legal but not on tribal lands

FLAGSTAFF — Cleo Pablo married her longtime partner when gay weddings became legal in Arizona and looked forward to the day when her wife and… Continue reading

In this Nov. 9 photo, Cleo Pablo, left, and her wife, Tara Roy-Pablo, stand outside their home in Phoenix.

Marijuana club opens in former wine bar

FAIRBANKS — A marijuana club that allows consumption but not sales quietly opened this week in Fairbanks and its owners say they are operating within… Continue reading

POW fears of borough annexation rekindle

Rumors are once again rolling that the Ketchikan Gateway Borough might annex some or all of Prince of Wales Island.At the Borough Assembly’s Monday meeting,… Continue reading

Alaska’s Arteries: A visual map of ferry system anemia

The Alaska Marine Highway system has long been the transportation lifeblood of Southeast Alaska. (Mobile users may view infographic here.)Lately, it’s started to look a… Continue reading

Not guilty plea in abduction, rape case

FAIRBANKS — A not guilty plea was entered in the case of a man accused of repeatedly raping a woman and holding her captive for… Continue reading