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UNALASKA POLICE REPORT

August 28th 5:36 pm

 Aug. 2 DUI - Gabriel E. Hockema, 39 yoa, was arrested for Driving under the Influence after an officer noticed him driving away from a bar and then weaving across the roadway. Drunk Disturbance - Officer broke up a minor scuffle between two brothers, one [...]

Tanalian School opens new doors in Port Alsworth

August 28th 5:35 pm

In May 2014, Principal Nate Davis shut the doors for the last time on the existing Tanalian School. Construction to expand and renovate was about to begin. It would be a long process and flexibility was expected from not only students and staff but from the [...]

New wastewater plant opens in Unalaska

August 28th 5:35 pm

Following a legal dispute with federal regulators which the city eventually settled out of court, Unalaska's new wastewater treatment plant went into operation last month. While finishing touches still remain, "It's up and running and they're getting the [...]

French cruise returns after visit to Russia

August 28th 5:34 pm

While the French eco-cruise ship passengers couldn't go to a Russian island to see polar bears, they still managed to make one visit to the country where they got a big dose of bureaucracy as well as a view of relics of the former Soviet state. L'Australe [...]

Opinion: Bristol Bay residents ready to welcome Obama

August 28th 5:34 pm

Some interesting folks have travelled through Bristol Bay over the years, but never before have we had the honor to host a sitting President. Needless to say, we all stand ready to provide a warm welcome to President Obama as the first U.S. president to visit [...]

Small boat cod fishery to open Sept. 1

August 28th 5:33 pm

Summer fishing in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands is winding down, and smaller catcher vessels will have access to an extra 1,700 metric tons of Pacific cod this fall after some quota went unused by other fleets. Krista Milani, from the National Marine [...]

Dillingham animal shelter gets safety upgrade with new pens

August 28th 5:33 pm

A health and safety upgrade at the Dillingham Animal Shelter took six guys, a truckload of donated concrete - and no city funds, save staff time for the town's animal control officer. City councilman Paul Liedberg was one of six men who spent a couple hours [...]

EPA responds to subpoena request for former employee

August 28th 5:32 pm

Defense for the Environmental Protection Agency filed its response to the request to subpoena Phil North in the ongoing lawsuit over the agency's alleged violation of federal regulations. The Pebble Partnership filed a motion Aug. 17 asking the federal court [...]

One contest on Unalaska ballot in Oct. 6 election

August 28th 5:32 pm

One contest will appear on the ballot of the Oct. 6 local election in Unalaska. Frank Kelty and former local police officer John Waldron are running for the city council seat being vacated by Tom Enlow, who is not running for re-election. Kelty, the city [...]

Building certified for energy efficiency

August 28th 5:31 pm

Applied Sciences Center on Bristol Bay campus receives first LEED certification for UA

Dillingham residents weigh in on veteran health care

August 28th 5:31 pm

Rural Alaskans face challenges under Choice Act, attendees say

Obama should see country rural Alaskans know

August 28th 5:28 pm

Kotzebue — In this town rumors swirl worse than any tidal currents.

Alaska Federation of Natives sets resolution deadlines

August 28th 5:27 pm

The final day for submission of resolutions in this year's Annual Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Anchorage is Sept. 21. Resolutions can be emailed to bmallot@nativefederation.org, hand delivered, mailed or sent via fax to 907-276-7989. A form can [...]

Salmon initiative takes hit during budget crisis

August 28th 5:26 pm

One of the casualties of this year's budget cuts was funding for a program aimed at discovering why Alaska's chinook salmon stocks have been declining since 2007.

International Inuit leaders gather in Bethel

August 28th 5:24 pm

International leaders connected with a group promoting the perspective and needs of the indigenous people of the Arctic met last week in Bethel, discussing the needs of Inuit on an international level. The Inuit Circumpolar Council represents more than [...]

A float down the Tanana River

August 28th 5:23 pm

This is not Henry Allen's Tanana River. Nor is it the Trail River of people living here thousands of years before the nineteenth-century government explorer struggled his way down the Tanana. But it seems close.

Opinion: Northwest Alaska is ready for an opening Arctic

August 28th 5:23 pm

The State Department's special representative for the Arctic, Adm. Robert J. Papp (USCG ret.), came to Anchorage a year ago this month. During his visit, he stated that he was working to create "greater interest in Arctic issues" by the American public. He [...]

Opinion: Glacier a case for climate change investment

August 28th 5:22 pm

The Mendenhall Glacier near Juneau Alaska is an icon of the Capital City. Photos of "the glacier" as it's locally known, appear on brochures for Alaska Airlines and the local visitors bureau, and as a sweeping wallpaper-backdrop in our City Assembly Chambers.

Opinion: Point Hope resident worries about offshore drilling

August 28th 5:22 pm

My name is Earl Kingik and I am a member of the Native Village of Point Hope.

Opinion: Time for Alaskans to pull together for change

August 28th 5:21 pm

This past week has been a tough one for Alaskans.

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