The 120-foot research vessel Tiglax is sailing up to Cape Thompson for the first time in more than 20 years to look at seabird populations. Like it’s namesake the Aleut word for eagle, it covers vast stretches of Alaska, visiting refuges from Safety Sound and Topkok to Sitka Sound, from Cape Lisburne to the Pribilof Islands.
One of the new owners says the independently-owned Nugget is “a reporter’s dream,” because of its nature as a community paper.
Gov. Bill Walker signed House Bill 260 into law, allowing carriers to show their license in paper form or on their cellphone. including a digital copy, or a photograph of a paper copy.
In late June, a pipeline failed in Gambell causing an estimated 2,500 gallons of diesel fuel to spill, but the spill was only recently discovered, according to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation.
So far, 15 rural armories have been divested. The guard plans to divest 60 in rural communities total, mostly to municipalities.