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Unalaska city manager resigns

September 15th 8:55 am

Martinson said relationship with city council sustained 'irreparable' damage

Hundreds of dead birds found on Bering Sea shores

September 15th 8:54 am

Necropsies so far show that birds are emaciated

Igiugig residents embark on a Native Foods Challenge

September 15th 8:54 am

For six weeks, adults and children in the village are challenging themselves to eat only traditional foods

Salmon initiative supporters disappointed in rejected ballot application

September 15th 8:53 am

Initiative would have created a two-tier permitting system for activity in fish habitat

Dillingham's Subway restaurant closes again for the winter

September 15th 8:52 am

The "open" sign at Dillingham's only fast food restaurant won't be lit again till next spring. Subway closed for the winter after serving its last sandwiches on Sept. 9. Andrew Berkoski, who, along with wife Kate, has owned and operated the popular downtown [...]

Moose hunter dead from accidental shooting north of Manokotak

September 15th 8:51 am

A fly-out moose hunting trip ended in tragedy Friday when Brian Leslie Heinrichsen, 65, accidentally shot himself in the chest while pulling a large-caliber pistol from a shoulder holster, according to Alaska State Troopers. Heinrichsen and his hunting [...]

Two more Alaska tribes apply to put land into trust with BIA

September 15th 8:51 am

Two more tribes are asking the federal government to put land into trust, including one that seeks to remove a 2.5-acre parcel from the Kenai Peninsula Borough's property tax rolls as the tribe prepares to launch commercial transit service. Tribal [...]

In Brief

September 15th 8:50 am

Alaska lawyer honored for work on Native American law Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Miller & Monkman, LLP is pleased to announce that two of its Alaska partners have been recognized as among the "2018 Best Lawyers in America" in the 24th Edition of Best Lawyers [...]

Alaska fishing season moves into fall harvests

September 15th 8:50 am

Alaska's salmon season is nearly a wrap, but fall remains as one of the fishing industry's busiest times of the year. For salmon, the catch of 213 million has surpassed the forecast by 9 million fish. Highpoints for this season are a statewide sockeye catch [...]

Opinion: Study challenges theories on why third WTC building collapsed

September 15th 8:49 am

Dissident 'truther' group plans to use study from University of Alaska Hijackers destroyed the Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001, by flying fully loaded 767 passenger jets into the skyscrapers. A third building in the World Trade Center complex also caught fire [...]

Afognak property transferred to state

September 15th 8:48 am

Two thousand acres of coastal property on Afognak Island flush with salmon and wildlife has been purchased from Uyak Natives Inc. for $6.3 million, and transferred to the state as a conservation easement. The Thorsheim Drainage on the northern part of the [...]

New ambulance on the job in Dillingham

September 15th 8:48 am

The Dillingham Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad showed off their new Dodge ambulance to city officials before the council meeting on Sept.7. Purchasing a new ambulance has been on the city's to-do list for five years, and the ambulance replacement [...]

Dillingham looks to tidy up tax-exempt code

September 15th 8:47 am

At its Thursday meeting, the Dillingham City Council introduced resolution 2017-08, the lengthy result of months of work by the code committee. The council had sought to clarify which nonprofits are exempt from paying sales tax in town, and which small [...]

Memorial erected to commemorate Lil' Larry Road in Dillingham

September 15th 8:47 am

A crowd of about 50 gathered Sunday near the Dillingham Senior Center for the unveiling of a plaque, dedicating Lil' Larry Road to Larry Nunn Jr. Nunn died in a construction accident while building the street nearly seven years ago. The plaque reads, "In [...]

Wilson, Mack sprint to wins at Tustumena Invite

September 15th 8:45 am

Unalaska's Trevor Wilson and King Cove's Elaina Mack both turned in outstanding performances on Saturday en route to claiming victories in their respective divisions at the Tustumena Invitational Cross Country Meet in Dutch Harbor. "It was a great day to be [...]

Opinion: The path to health is a series of simple choices

September 15th 8:40 am

In Dillingham, likely the oldest practicing doctor in the state is going strong at 81. His prescription for long life? Move. Dr. Dan O'Connell has been walking every day for decades. Before he walked, he ran. We are made to stay in motion, he said. It's that [...]

Two more Alaska tribes apply to put land into trust with BIA

September 15th 8:36 am

Two more tribes are asking the federal government to put land into trust, including one that seeks to remove a 2.5-acre parcel from the Kenai Peninsula Borough's property tax rolls as the tribe prepares to launch commercial transit service. Tribal [...]

North Korea blast lights up Alaska seismometers

September 15th 8:35 am

On Saturday night, Matt Gardine was at home outside Fairbanks playing with his daughter when his phone beeped. As the seismologist on call with the Alaska Earthquake Center, Gardine's duty was to get information out about detectable earthquakes right after [...]

At 81, 'Doctor Dan' has hardly slowed his pace

September 15th 8:25 am

O'Connell has 50 years of experience with medicine in Alaska

New Stuyahok teen learns 4 languages fluently

September 8th 11:42 am

Konukpeok learned to speak Yup'ik, Inupiaq, Russian and Tagalog by high school graduation

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