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Addicts stole 36 guns in a single break-in. 1 was used in a murder. Where are the rest?

On the morning of Sept. 7, two young heroin addicts used a handgun to smash the glass door of a gun store in a strip mall on Northern Lights Boulevard, one of Anchorage's busiest streets. It was just before 7 a.m. on a Thursday morning. The city would have been rumbling to life for the workday: T

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-24 19:43:32

West Valley Wolfpack soccer tops Soldotna

FAIRBANKS - The West Valley Wolfpack boys soccer team rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat the Soldotna Stars 3-2 in Friday's nonconfernce high school game at The Dome in Anchorage. Down 2-0 at halftime, the Wolfpack received two second-half goals from junior Alwayne Anglin, coming in the 51st an

FAIRBANKS DAILY NEWS-MINER - 2018-03-24 09:01:00

UAF launches center focusing on salmon, society

KENAI, Alaska (AP) - The University of Alaska is diving into broad social issues tied to salmon, with the hope of finding solutions to longstanding conflicts and future challenges. The University of Alaska Fairbanks' College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences is launching the Alaska Center for Salmon a

SFGATE - 2018-03-24 14:43:00

SPECTRUM: It's up to us all to be a voice for the salmon

It's up to us all to be a voice for the salmon Community Spectrum by Brad Kirr Depressing headlines that spell trouble for Alaska's prized Chinook salmon have dominated news outlets throughout Alaska over the past several weeks. As an angler and a sport fishing business owner, these headlines cut me

FRONTIERSMAN - 2018-03-23 07:00:00

More wild Alaska sheep, goats found with worrisome bacteria

FAIRBANKS-The respiratory bacteria first confirmed to be infecting wild Alaska sheep and goats last week has now been found in additional animals. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced Tuesday afternoon that an additional nine Dall sheep and three mountain goats have tested positive for M


After Parkland: Teachers, students, parents navigate the world of school shootings

National Stop the Bleed Day courses will be taught in Anchorage and Kenai. Anyone interested in taking the course can call Todd Lecours at DHSS, 907-269-3042 or email t.lecours@alaska.gov. Students graduating high school in 2018 have never known a world where being killed in a classroom - or on a pl


SPECTRUM: Keeping an Eye on Fishery Management for Upper Cook Inlet

Our Matanuska-Susitna Borough Fish & Wildlife Commission continues to do the painstaking, honorable work of demanding justifications from the Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game on its management of our struggling fisheries in Northern Cook Inlet. ADF&G's management decisions and the Alaska Board of Fisheri

FRONTIERSMAN - 2018-03-23 07:20:00

Southcentral community leaders want in on AKLNG site selection studies

Japanese government officials from the Kyoto Prefecture and Maizuru City are seen during a tour of Port MacKenzie May 30, 2016. Resources Energy Inc., a Japanese consortium considering the site for a small LNG export project, was heavily courted by Matanuska-Susitna Borough officials but the company


LNG on hold for another 15 months

The U.S. Federal Energy and Regulatory Commission has told Alaska's state gas corporation, Alaska Gasline Development Corp., it will have to wait another 15 months for an Environmental Impact Statement and federal approval for the $43 billion Alaska LNG Project. In a letter, FERC also told AGDC it s


Nikiski Fire trains up on ice diving

In this March 9, 2018 photo, Matt Quiner, left, and Kassidy Stock, right, of the Nikiski Fire Department prepare to dive through a hole in the ice on Island Lake as part of a diving training drill in Nikiski, Alaska. The Nikiski Fire Department is working on getting its ice diving team up to certifi


Concerns over Governor's nominee for AK Board of Fisheries

There is controversy over Governor Bill Walker's appointment of a new member of the Alaska Board of Fisheries. The Governor has chosen commercial fisherman Duncan Fields to fill the spot for a three-year term. Ricky Gease, executive director of the Kenai River Sportfishing Association, hopes lawmak


Location switch produces once-in-a-lifetime Kachemak Nordic Ski Marathon

Skiers participating in the 42 Kilometer race take off from the starting line in this year's Kachemak Bay Nordic Ski Marathon on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the McNeil Canyon Ski Area outside of Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News) "Are you kidding me?" puffed a skier as he pushed his w


Bacteria found in wild Alaska sheep, goats for first time causes concern

The Alaska Department of Fish Game reported on March 13, 2018, that the bacteria Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae has for the first time been found in wild sheep and goats in the state. Buy Now The Alaska Department of Fish Game reported on March 13, 2018, that the bacteria Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae has for


New bill would put inmates back to work in Alaska prisons

Inmates in Eagle River used to sew the yellow scrubs prisoners wear. On the Kenai Peninsula, prisoners made ergonomic furniture for state office buildings. In Juneau, inmates laundered linens for every state ferry. At one time, maximum-security inmates in Seward made wooden caskets. Alaska's once


Alaska Board of Fisheries meeting heads to central peninsula

KENAI, Alaska (AP) - The state board that sets seasons and take limits for Alaska commercial, sport and personal use salmon fisheries will meet in the central Kenai Peninsula in 2020 for the first time in 20 years. Since 1999, the Alaska Board of Fisheries has met in Anchorage to set rules in Upper


SPECTRUM: Time for better salmon management

On March 5, 2018 I learned from the chairman of our Mat-Su Borough Fish and Wildlife Commission that Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) Commissar Sam Cotten had spoken to him concerning a possible total emergency closure of all Northern Cook Inlet / Mat-Su Valley king salmon fisheries -- Beg