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Alaska herring harvesters see big bump in Togiak TAC

Purse seiners and gillnetters will be allowed a total allowable catch of 24,042 metric tons in the US state of Alaska's Togiak area fishery in 2018, a 49% increase over the 16,085t allowed in 2017. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) announced the new TAC Tuesday, basing it on a projected

UNDERCURRENTNEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 23:23:00

Military Relocation to Warner Robins: Your PCS Guide and Moving Checklist

In fact, military families move an average of once every three years. The Department of Defense estimates that one-third of all military members make Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves each year. Moving to a new city is both a thrilling adventure and an intimidating change. It allows you to see

REALTYTIMES.COM - 2018-03-21 21:24:00

3 FBX Sport Fishing Groups Oppose Governor Walker's Fish Board Choice

Anchorage, AK - Three Fairbanks sport fishing groups have come out against Governor Bill Walker's Board of Fisheries selection, who believe he is attempting to change the dynamics between commercial and sports fisherman in the 49th State, as reported by the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. Kodiak commer

YOURALASKALINK.COM - 2018-03-21 19:42:00

Alaska village gets $1.7 million to buy out homes threatened by erosion

NEWTOK, Alaska (KTUU) - A village with around 300 residents is getting some help from a government grant designed to help homeowners relocate after their land became threatened by erosion. The village of Newtok has been awarded $1.7 million to move seven homes along the Ninglick River, as its swell

KTUU - 2018-03-21 18:45:00

3rd Ringed Seal Found In Unalaska Sent For Rehabilitation

After admitting a sick ringed seal from Unalaska, veterinarians at the Alaska SeaLife Center are cautiously optimistic about his chances for recovery. The male seal was found earlier this month, lying on a rusty pipe on the beach. In addition to being far outside his natural habitat, he was underwei

KUCB.ORG - 2018-03-21 18:37:55

U.S. House Republicans needle EPA on Pebble mine decision, minus Don Young

WASHINGTON - House Republican leaders are weighing in on the Environmental Protection Agency's latest efforts to restrict the proposed Pebble mine project in Alaska - and they aren't happy about it. The chairmen of two committees, which oversee mining and the EPA, and the head of the Western Caucu

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-21 18:12:08

Sport fishing groups oppose Alaska fish board nominee Fields

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - Alaska sport fishing groups are opposing one of Gov. Bill Walker's picks for the state Board of Fisheries. The groups say Walker is trying to break an unwritten rule about the balance of power between commercial and sports fishing interests with his nomination of Duncan Fiel

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2018-03-21 17:50:58

Alaska bill considered to help homeowners fix heating tanks

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska lawmakers have begun considering a bill to help homeowners cover the cost of fixing leaking heating oil tanks. Depending on the size of the spill, everything from hiring contractors to buying cleanup supplies and even calling the state to report the spill could be bil

FIREENGINEERING.COM - 2018-03-21 17:24:19

Fighting Sullivans' WWII resting place discovered

An expedition backed by Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen found the wreckage of the USS Juneau near the Solomon Islands. JUNEAU, Alaska - The recent discovery of the USS Juneau in the depths of the South Pacific has provided some closure to people with connections to the ship, which

ERIE TIMES-NEWS - 2018-03-21 17:42:22

Avalanche-closed road to Hatcher Pass could be reopened Wednesday, state says

PALMER - The road into Hatcher Pass, the popular Talkeetna Mountains winter recreation destination near Palmer, is expected to open by Wednesday night, state officials say. The avalanche trapped 10 people on the wrong side of the slide, eight at Hatcher Pass Lodge and two at Gold Cord Mine above i

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-21 17:39:59

National Geographic Co-founder's D.C. home sells for $1.72M

All photos courtesy of TTR Sotheby's International Realty In U Street Corridor, National Geographic Society Co-founder Marcus Baker once owned this six-bedroom townhome, which recently sold for $1.72 million. Baker is known for becoming one of the first editors of the National Geographic Magazine as

CURBED - 2018-03-21 17:37:13

North Slope mayor fires police chief and assistant attorney

In a single day this month, the North Slope Borough lost an assistant attorney and its police chief when they were fired by the administration. Both were mayoral appointees rather than classified employees of the borough, meaning they could be terminated from their positions at the will of the may

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-21 16:48:39

EFF Helps SEACC Stand Up To Mining Company, Protects Fair Use Rights

When a mining company sent a cease and desist letter aimed at a critical documentary, the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council (SEACC) worked with the Electronic Frontier Foundation to help them respond. Hecla Mining Company claimed [PDF] that SEACC had infringed Hecla's copyright by using short cl


Respiratory Pathogen Confirmed for First Time in Alaska Dall's Sheep and Mountain Goats

Alaskan Dall Sheep. Image-ADF&G (Anchorage) - A strain of bacteria known to cause pneumonia in Lower 48 bighorn sheep has been detected for the first time in Alaska Dall's sheep and mountain goats. Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae (Movi, for short), described as a respiratory bacteria that can cause disease

ALASKA-NATIVE-NEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 15:52:07

What Is So Fascinating About Unique Adventure Vacations?

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VISIONTIMES.COM - 2018-03-21 16:04:09

Mentoring program to close in Haines, Homer, Hoonah, Sitka

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska will no longer make new matches between youths and volunteers in four Alaska communities: Haines, Homer, Hoonah, and Sitka. The organization that matches volunteers and youth for one-on-one mentoring, says it's a matter of reduced federal and state grant funding. R

KTOO.ORG - 2018-03-21 15:33:38

Nunavut figure skaters get boost from other AWG teams

The spirit of sportsmanship that embodies the Arctic Winter Games will be on full display Thursday as six delegations compete under one flag.It looked like Nunavut's figure skaters would be unable to compete in Thursday's team event until each of the five other delegations offered an athlete to comp

NUNAVUTNEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 15:54:52

If not Maine, where would you live?

A friend of mine who owns a home in Maine and a place in Massachusetts told me this week that he has had enough - he is seriously considering moving to another state south of New England. He cited the two aforementioned states' high cost of living, including taxes, health and car insurance, the cost

BOOTHBAYREGISTER.COM - 2018-03-21 15:45:00

Paleontology 101: The American Mastodon at the Hagerman Fossil Beds

Mastodons evolved in Africa about 20 million years ago and later spread into Europe and Asia. With the Bering Land Bridge that once connected Asia and North America, mastodons migrated into North America. During the Pleistocene, it ranged from Alaska to Florida. The American Mastodon became extinct

DAILY KOS - 2018-03-21 15:30:00

Mapping The Most Isolated-And Beautiful-Roads In America

I hate cars in cities, but I love real road trips. You know, the ones in which there's no set route, no obligations, and no timetable whatsoever. You find a place to sleep every night, decide to stay in some town one extra day because you loved a particular bar, or take an unexpected detour to see a

FASTCODESIGN.COM - 2018-03-21 15:30:54