Scientists are now exploring the seamounts on the ocean floor off of Alaska looking for crab. Others are keeping close tabs on the Hubbard Glacier near Yakutat which may be repeating its 1986 performance of closing off the Russell Fjord.
- A new weather station installed on Mt. Ripinsky last month is now relaying data on weather conditions that could help hikers, climbers and skiers prepare for bad weather -- especially avalanches.
- Kids attending the Homer Folk School learn everything from making apple juice to building kayaks.
- Bethel has made more than a quarter of a million dollars from its 12 percent sales tax on alcohol since legal alcohol sales began in April.
- A National Weather Service meteorologist says warm ocean temperatures and less sea ice suggest this year's winter could be close to normal.