The ice road on the frozen Kuskokwim River is longer than most traditional highways in Alaska. It allows for snowmachine and vehicle traffic in a region that otherwise relies on unpredictable airplane travel in the winter.
Mike Prax is a former Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly member and Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. worker. He was the Interior Alaska coordinator for the election campaign of Gov. Mike Dunleavy.
“I kind of like spicy things, like chile relleno and some lasagna with a little zip in it, that sort of thing,” says Iditarod musher Linwood Fiedler.
The state once said Alaska Native tribes didn’t have jurisdiction over adoptions, like tribes had elsewhere in the United States. The state later changed that position, but this inconsistent history has left tribes with uncertainty about the future.
The Red Devil mercury mine permanently closed in 1971 after the price of ore fell and the owners walked away, leaving it up to the state and federal governments to clean up the site.
The city of Kotzebue has used wind power for decades to supplement its diesel fuel use. Now it’s about to break ground on a new solar energy project.
Anchorage Superior Court Judge Eric Aarseth has again issued a stay that halts Recall Dunleavy from gathering signatures to hold a recall election, pending a decision from the Alaska Supreme Court.
Wilson is taking a job with a state agency that she’s often fought against during her 10 years in the Alaska House of Representatives.
The bills would decrease the unemployment insurance tax rate paid by businesses and change regulations on professional licenses, timber sales and geothermal development.
Realizing time was running short, Steele says he thought of the two things many Alaskans would: cold weather gear and his dog, Phil.