Havemeister out as agriculture director

Gov. Bill Walker announced last week that Franci Havemeister will leave her role as director of the Alaska Division of Agriculture on Dec. 4.The Palmer… Continue reading

Grants available to study seafood canneries

The Alaska Historical Society is making up to $1,000 available for projects studying the history of Alaska’s seafood canneries.The project is part of the Alaska… Continue reading

Company plans ATV tours in Haines

Alaska Mountain Guides Adventures Inc. has requested permission from the Alaska Department of Natural Resources to operate ATV tours in Haines starting next summer.According to… Continue reading

Haines forestry office closes for season

The Alaska Division of Forestry is closing its Haines office for the winter on Nov. 21.The office had been kept open year-round until budget cuts… Continue reading

Drawing permit applications open

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has opened the application process for 2016 big game drawing hunts.Hunters have until 5 p.m. Dec. 15 to… Continue reading

Video captures skier’s 1,600-foot fall down Alaska mountain

ANCHORAGE — A professional skier who walked away after falling 1,600 feet down an Alaska mountain says the experience was “gnarly.”Video of Canadian skier Ian… Continue reading

2 University of Alaska officials step down

FAIRBANKS — The University of Alaska is looking to fill positions on the president’s executive team following the abrupt resignation of two officials.The Fairbanks Daily… Continue reading

US Capitol Christmas tree rolls through South Dakota

MITCHELL, S.D. — A 74-foot-tall Christmas tree bound for the U.S. Capitol is passing through South Dakota.The semitrailer hauling the tree made a short stop… Continue reading

Walker downsizes state’s Washington office

ANCHORAGE — There will be fewer people staffing the state of Alaska office in Washington, D.C.The Alaska Dispatch News reported the lobbying office for the… Continue reading

Marvin Roberts flashes four fingers in a sign of solidarity of for the Fairbanks Four following his address at the Alaska Federation of Natives conference in Anchorage on  Oct. 17.

‘Fairbanks Four’ trial ends, judge won’t rush

FAIRBANKS — Four men who claim they were wrongly found guilty of killing a Fairbanks teenager in 1997 will have to wait learn the outcome… Continue reading

Marvin Roberts flashes four fingers in a sign of solidarity of for the Fairbanks Four following his address at the Alaska Federation of Natives conference in Anchorage on  Oct. 17.

Nonprofit works to replace Kodiak’s Madsen Bear statue

KODIAK — A Kodiak nonprofit is working to gather support for a new project that would replace the city’s life-size fiberglass statue of a Kodiak… Continue reading

Fish and Game advisory committee to meet

The Upper Lynn Canal Fish and Game Advisory Committee will meet Nov. 20 to discuss a proposal to build artifical log jams in rivers along… Continue reading

Alaska Air rated most efficient airline in U.S.

Alaska Airlines ranks No. 1 in fuel efficiency among U.S. Airlines, according to a report issued by the Washington D.C. think tank, the International Council… Continue reading

Pro-Walker group accused of ‘sanitizing’ campaign contributions

The Alaska Public Offices Commission has filed a complaint against two political action committees that backed Gov. Bill Walker’s campaign in the 2014 election.The complaint,… Continue reading

Alaskans opt out of insurance, choose health care ministries

ANCHORAGE — Some Alaska residents are turning to religious organizations as an alternative to health coverage under the Affordable Care Act.Christian Health Care Sharing Ministries… Continue reading

Commission nixes raises for state lawmakers

The State Officers Compensation Commission has ruled against raises for the state’s top lawmakers.On Oct. 27, the commission met in Anchorage as part of an… Continue reading

Troopers to review alleged Sitka police violence

Alaska State Troopers will investigate the controversial arrest of a high school student in Sitka.In a widely publicized video, Sitka police are shown using a… Continue reading

3 vehicles damaged when moose crosses Sterling Highway

SOLDOTNA — A moose on the Sterling Highway led to two crashes and damage to three vehicles Monday night south of Soldotna.Alaska State Troopers say… Continue reading

APOC to meet Thursday in Anchorage

The Alaska Public Offices Commission will hold a special meeting Thursday in Anchorage. On the agenda is a complaint against a supporter of a write-in… Continue reading

Missing hunter found by Sitka Mountain Rescue

An overnight search early Saturday morning found a missing hunter in Sitka’s Granite Creek area.Byron Kashevarof, 31, of Sitka, was hunting and became lost on… Continue reading