Biweekly subsistence fishing periods are underway now. State officials are not considering a chum salmon commercial fishing period.
New research paints an unsettling picture of the future of shellfish in coastal Alaska. The effects of ocean acidification are worsening and could mean the end of hatcheries in the next 25 years if costly mitigation efforts aren’t put in place.
A B-25 J Mitchell bomber left to rust in Nome after World War II is being stripped for parts and may one day be refurbished.
In late May, the state body charged with oversight of judges and courts cited Judge Dooley for six incidents the commission said may have violated codes of professional conduct.
Dial-up Internet access is a distant memory for most of us. But slow connections to the web are still a fact of life in much of the far north.
Gov. Bill Walker wrote Wednesday to the Census Bureau to begin the process of changing the name from the Wade Hampton Census District to Kusilvak Census District.
More than 230,000 acres have burned in Southwest Alaska. There are 78 active fires in the region and 317 statewide.
Earlier this month the Nome City Council passed an $11.3 million budget for operations, and saw fit to also drop the property tax rate from 12 to 11 mills. But what wasn’t in that budget was any mention of funding for various nonprofits and other charities in Nome.
While subsistence has been slow, commercial chum fishing was open in the lower river with dipnets and beach seine gear.
The U.S. Arctic Research Commission is looking for feedback on any type of research being done in the Arctic—from behavioral health or indigenous languages, to climate change and marine mammals—so they can make funding recommendations to the federal government.