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January is National Radon Action Month, when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency joins with state, tribal and local public health agencies to encourage all Americans to test their homes for radon. In an announcement on Jan. 4, the EPA notes that exposure to radon in indoor air is the second leading cause of lung cancer.…
01.17 / 20:23
thecordovatimes.com
A new federal plan for polar bear conservation management bluntly states the obvious:  their future is at risk without the collective willingness of humans to address factors contributing to climate change. The sea ice habitat they roam in the Arctic is shrinking due to Arctic warming and global action is necessary to improve their chances …
01.17 / 20:22
thecordovatimes.com
A fierce, northwesterly wind storm wreaked havoc at the 6.5 Mile Copper River Highway community on Eyak River outside of Cordova on Jan. 6, as wind gusts to 95 mph toppled nearly 100 trees and damaged homes, outbuildings and motor vehicles on residents’ properties. A high wind warning issued by the National Weather Service was […
01.17 / 19:45
thecordovatimes.com
Alaska Beer Week: Smoked Porter Preview, all day. Buy vintage Smoked Porter bottles, with six vintages available between 2005 and 2015 (limit one bottle per year per person for vintage brews). Valley Toastmasters meeting, 6:15 a.m., St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Parish Hall. A safe, fun environment to learn public speaking skills. Details: Jim, 789-3074. read m…
01.17 / 18:23
juneauempire.com
Two people in a small airplane survived a crash between southwest Alaska villages. Alaska State Troopers say a Coast Guard helicopter spotted the downed aircraft early Monday night. Investigators say the airplane left Dillingham on a flight to Port Heiden but landed in Pilot Point because of bad weather. The airplane took off again from […] The post 2 survive plane crash between villages in Southwest Alaska appeared first on KTVA…
01.17 / 17:20
ktva.com
Update: Both pilot, passenger survived, successfully rescue by Coast Guard and transported for medical care Monday night. Update: U.S. Coast Guard helicopter located downed aircraft and is preparing pilot and passenger for medical transport. Original: Pilot, passenger believed alive but injured after Van Air chartered flight between Pilot Point, Port Heiden went down Monday afternoon. Passenger been able to communicate by cell phone. US Coast Guard enroute from…
01.17 / 16:44
kdlg.org
If you follow trends, this was a no-brainer. In the past two years, Ryne Olson has taken third and second place at the Copper Basin 300 sled dog race. Like a blue chip, which grows slowly and consistently over time, this one found its highest point yet. Now you can call her a Copper Basin 300 champion. […] The post Ryne Olson wins Copper Basin 300 appeared first on KTVA 1…
01.17 / 16:09
ktva.com
  The identities of two people who went down and survived the crash of an aircraft bound for Port Heiden on Monday afternoon have been reported as pilot and Van Air owner, Matt Vandeventer of Dillingham, and passenger, Gerda Kosbruk of Port Heiden. King Salmon-based Troopers were notified of the crash of a Van Air Piper …
01.17 / 16:09
alaska-native-news.com
Alaska’s population is climbing despite the fact that more people are moving away from the state than moving in. KTOO-FM reports that according to a Department of Labor report released Thursday, Alaska’s population has grown slightly due to births, though net migration remains down. Net migration – the number of people moving two Alaska minus […] The post Alaska’s population climbing despite net migration loss appeared first on KTVA…
01.17 / 16:08
ktva.com
Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke says he would never sell, give away or transfer public lands, an important stance in the West where access to hunting and fishing is considered sacrosanct. But Zinke’s commitment to public lands has come into question recently and is likely to be a point of contention Tuesday as a Senate committee […] The post Interior nominee Zinke to be questioned on public lands, coal appeared first on KTVA…
01.17 / 16:07
ktva.com
Just days after the Civil War ended, President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated at Ford’s Theatre. As a fractured nation mourned, a manhunt closed in on his assassin, the twenty-six-year-old actor, John Wilkes Booth. Tonight at 8:00 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for…
01.17 / 12:39
kuac.org
The story of a devastating series of storms in the Great Plains. Wyoming was one of the hardest hit states. But for all the tragedy and loss, suffering and death, there was also hope and heroism, unselfish sacrifice and generosity. The blizzard brought out the best in people. Wyoming citizens from all walks of life…
01.17 / 12:37
kuac.org
Viewers will be able to follow the proceedings of the Alaska Legislature via the Gavel Alaska program beginning today, Jan. 17 and continuing throughout the session. The typical schedule will be 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on KUAC TV…
01.17 / 12:36
kuac.org
This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement and public safety agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent. Anyone with information about a crime can report a tip anonymously to juneaucrimeline.com. Assault • At 6:14 p.m. Friday, Juneau Police Department responded to an assault report in the 9100 block of Mendenhall Mall Road. Investigation c…
01.17 / 09:12
juneauempire.com
FAIRBANKS — Every session is different than the last, and the 30th legislative session begins today with sweeping changes in the H…
01.17 / 08:43
newsminer.com
A proposal to charge the Ketchikan Shipyard property tax or an equivalent payment in lieu of taxes was postponed by the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly on…
01.17 / 06:17
krbd.org
David Fox Outside Passage by Julia Scully Courtesy image Julia Scully led a peripatetic childhood, dragged along by her mother who bounced around between San Francisco, Nome, Alaska, Seattle and Taylor Creek, Alaska–a remote frontier outpost providing rudimentary food and shelter to an itinerant group o…
01.17 / 06:16
anchoragepress.com
Southeast Alaska was the area that saw the largest population losses, in part due to…
01.17 / 00:47
ktoo.org
PALMER — The Frontiersman attended the Palmer Police Department’s neighborhood watch meeting on Thursday at the Palmer Depot. The meeting was hosted by Chief Lance Ketterling, commander Dwayne Shelton and dispatch supervisor Rebecca Frey. Following are their tips and inf…
01.16 / 22:10
frontiersman.com
Living in sub-Arctic Alaska, volunteer Tyler says, offers "weekly lessons in what it means to…
01.16 / 21:14
knom.org