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Alaska woman killed in rollover crash after driving erratically, into ditch

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTUU) - A Fairbanks woman was killed this weekend after the vehicle she was driving reportedly careened off the road and rolled into a ditch. Cynthia Durham, 60, of Fairbanks, was identified by Alaska State Troopers as the driver and sole occupant of the wrecked vehicle.


Authorities in Alaska Find Body of Missing Texas Man

The Associated Press reports that search and rescue dogs made an alarming discovery in Fairbanks, Alaska this past Thursday. The search and rescue dogs found the body of a missing Texas man that disappeared in Fairbanks, Alaska. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported that the 55-year-old body of Tr


Alaska Is Bracing for This Year’s Supersize Cruise Season

Kirby Day remembers the last time cruise passenger growth was exploding in Juneau, Alaska, more than two decades ago: Annual increases approached 14 percent, and locals were worried that the new total of 600,000 visitors was way too much.


In Photos: Evidence of a Legendary Massacre in Alaska

Owen Jarus writes about archaeology and all things about humans' past for Live Science. Owen has a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Toronto and a journalism degree from Ryerson University. He enjoys reading about new research and is always looking for a new historical tale.


The Alaska Senate is about to roll out its proposed budget, with spending cuts deeper than the House’s

JUNEAU — Members of the Alaska Senate’s finance committee are scheduled Monday to unveil a state budget proposal that rejects extensive cuts proposed by Gov. Mike Dunleavy but sticks closer to the governor than a separate alternative approved by the Alaska House of Representatives earlier this month


Family wants sick daughter brought home from Alaska

On a clear day, Robin Fields can see Mt. Denali (a.k.a. Mount McKinley) from the window of her daughter’s hospital room in Alaska. It’s a stunning view of the highest mountain peak in North America, but Fields and her husband, Perry, are there to help their daughter, 36-year-old Renelle Fields Harri


Small earthquake hits Alaska's Prince William Sound region

VALDEZ, Alaska – The Alaska Earthquake Center reports that a small earthquake has hit the Prince William Sound region of Alaska. The Fairbanks-based center says a magnitude 3.0 earthquake struck at 11:48 a.m. Sunday about 24 miles (39 kilometers) northwest of Valdez, which has about 3,900 residents.


National Park Service seeks to close another Alaska river

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF BROOKS RIVER VIOLATES STURGEON RULING?. The National Park Service is proposing to close a section of the Brooks River in Katmai National Park and Preserve to motorboats.


The Time the U.S. Government Planned to Nuke Alaska

In the 1950s, the idea of harnessing nuclear power was a bit of a public relations disaster. The world at large knew nuclear bombs only as tools of mass death and destruction. But if the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)—later the Department of Energy—had its way, nuclear explosions would have been rei


Missing Arlington Man Found Dead in Alaska

Alaska authorities say search and rescue dogs have found the body of an Arlington man reported missing in Fairbanks last week. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the body of 55-year-old Travis Tyre was located Thursday near the hotel where he had been staying in the city's west side.


Denali National Park, Alaska

Home to North America's highest peak, Denali National Park is one of the most tranquil places on Earth. Its six million acres of wild space make for the perfect escape, whether on a mountaineering adventure or a bus ride along the Denali Park Road. In September and October, look out for moose engage


More snow forecast for Southcentral as much of Alaska is covered by weather warnings

PALMER -- Light snow coated parts of Mat-Su early Monday as forecasters called for more late-season snow as far south as Anchorage. The wintry weather came amid National Weather Service warnings of snow and winds across Alaska, including a winter storm warning through Wednesday for Fairbanks.


Maine governor approves extradition of accused UAF cold case killer to Alaska

The governor of Maine has signed a warrant allowing the extradition of a man accused of a rape and murder 26 years ago in Fairbanks. Forty-four-year-old Steven Harris Downs is charged with the April 1993 sexual assault and killing of Sophie Sergie of Pitka’s Point, at the University of Alaska Fairba


Alaska considers adding additional terminal for new ferries

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Alaska is considering adding another terminal to accommodate the short range of a new class of ferries. CoastAlaska reported Friday that the administration of Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy may propose a new Juneau terminal 30 miles north of an existing terminal for the new Alas


Alaska Psychiatric Institute Receives Funds to Help with Forensic Evaluations

During its last board meeting on March 28, the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority’s Trustees dedicated $150,000 to the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) to tackle the backlog of forensic psychiatric evaluations.


Alaska: State of Superlatives (Part Two)

Alaska Railroad rumbles through nearly 500 miles of the state’s most soul-soothing scenery and we traveled 360 of them. Rolling out of Fairbanks on a cloudy morning aboard the Denali Star, we settled into the dining car for breakfast with a side of sightseeing. Among those sights: the Mears Memorial


Relax! You’re flying greener, just by choosing Alaska

Refillable water bottle? Check. Packed light? Yep. Took public transportation to the airport? Gold star! Globetrotters today think more and more about the impact of their travel, especially air travel, on the environment. But do you know that the smartest thing you can do to lighten your carbon foot


Throat cancer couldn’t silence Alaska country star Ken Peltier

You can’t be a country crooner without strong vocal chords. Thus, for Ken Peltier, the lead vocal in the Mat-Su Valley’s Ken Peltier band, being diagnosed with throat cancer in 2009 wasn’t just a health threat, it was a career threat, as well.


We must rethink the governance of the University of Alaska

As long as the University of Alaska is governed by a remote centralized body, it will never be able to adequately serve the needs of Alaskans. Since its establishment in 1917, the University of Alaska has expanded to 27,823 students at three separately accredited universities, based in Fairbanks (UA


On Earth Day, NASA asks for Alaska's help to #PictureEarth

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - When most people think of NASA, they think space exploration, but much of NASA’s work if focused right here on planet Earth. “A lot of the most interesting action we see is right here at home, on our own planet,” says NASA Scientist Dr. Leslie Ott. “This is the most exciting scien