Navy: More space needed to maneuver during Northern Edge
U.S. Navy officials seeking more space for maneuvering vessels and aircraft during Northern Edge training exercises in Alaska say they are preparing a supplemental environmental impact statement/overseas environmental impact statement.
Coastal legislators dislike governor’s spending plan for ferries
Though they say the level of funding for the state ferry system in Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1 is adequate, coastal legislators don’t like that the governor wants to use one-time federal money to pay the bills, eliminating almost 95% of state funding.
Coast Guard wraps up initiative in Arctic, Western Alaska
2021 marked a milestone for the Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Task Force initiative in Alaska. MSTF teams operated with new partners, visited more communities, and strengthened relationships in the Arctic and Western portions of Alaska, due to unprecedented planning, action and support.
Committee formed to defend state’s current constitution
A committee of eight co-chairs with a broad spectrum of political views has formed to defend Alaska’s constitution and educate voters on the costs and impact of residents of approving a constitutional convention.
New ocean-class vessel to replace Tustumena ferry in 2027
A new federally financed ocean-class ferry with increased vehicle and passenger capacity is now on the map for potential delivery in 2027 to replace the aging 57-year-old Tustumena for service within the Alaska Marine Highway System.
Coast Guard rescues puppy lost after vessel grounding
An 8-month-old puppy named Grace, presumed lost after her owner’s vessel ran aground, was rescued by a Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrew.
Pratt Museum exhibits works by famed Inupiat artist
It’s not his first solo show at Homer’s Pratt Museum, but for aficionados of the work of sculptor, silversmith and woodcarver Ron Senungetuk it’s significant to see the cumulative impact of 55 years of the internationally renowned artist’s work.
Cup’ik activist calls for economic solutions for a changing planet
"We can’t keep compromising our climate and polluting our waters, lands and community health for jobs," Sophie Swope said.
Alaska Native remains reburied at Point Spencer
A plane carrying a box of delicately packaged, unidentified human remains touched down on a dirt runway at Point Spencer on Aug. 12.
Volunteers help kids study Native language and culture
Throughout Native Village of Eyak's Culture Week, students learn about Indigenous languages, crafts and cultural traditions.