Prepare ahead to travel in national forests

U.S. Forest Service officials are reminding those pursuing recreational activities in Alaska’s national forests to be prepared when venturing out for snowshoeing, skiing, stargazing and aurora chasing.

USFS invites artist applicants for wilderness experience

U.S. Forest Service officials are inviting interest in its 2022 summer season Voices of the Wilderness Artist-in-Residence Program in Alaska, with applications being accepted through March 1.

BOF Southeast meeting set for March 10-22 in Anchorage

Alaska Board of Fisheries officials have rescheduled the Southeast and Yakutat shellfish and finfish meeting for March 10-22 in Anchorage.

CDC chief says cruise industry will continue COVID-19 — safety measures

Owners of cruise ships, whose visits to Alaska are a major boost to the state economy, will continue to employ safe practices to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus and its variants, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday, Jan. 11.

Alaskans for Better Government pushes for tribal recognition

A group backing a statewide ballot initiative to have the state of Alaska formally recognize all 229 federally-recognized tribes in Alaska delivered over 55,000 signatures for certification on Wednesday, Jan. 12, to the Division of Elections office in Anchorage.

Murkowski reflects on attack on democracy

Sen. Lisa Murkowski-R Alaska, was among many members of Congress to comment on the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 6, 2021, mob attack at the U.S. Capital in Washington, D.C.

Alaska National Guard will help dig out Yakutat area

Some 20 Alaska National Guard members and multiple vehicles have been deployed to the city and borough of Yakutat via military airlift to provide emergency snow removal and building safety assessment for the community, due to tremendous amounts of snow and rain over the last week.

Copper River Highway avalanche hazard moderate and increasing

A dramatic change in weather has begun. Models suggest 2 inches of water Sunday and Monday. Precipitation has started as snow down to sea level, but the freezing level looks to climb to 2,000 feet Monday. This should translate into 20 inches of snow in the upper mountains and a bunch of slop at sea level.

Man pleads guilty to threatening Alaska senators

Federal justice officials say a Delta Junction man has pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to two counts of threatening to murder Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, both R-Alaska.

Alaska Airlines reduces flights by 10% through end of January

Continued impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the omicron variant spreading rapidly, have prompted Alaska Airlines to announce a 10% reduction in departures through the end of January, airline officials said.

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Law & Order: Jan. 10-16

The following is a summary of incidences that occurred or were reported to the Cordova Police Department Jan. 10 through Jan. 16, 2022. Defendant(s) are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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