More than 100 students were joined by Olympians Sadie Bjornsen and Erik Bjornsen and Paralympic athlete Andrew Kurka as they rode rode their bikes from Ocean View Park to Ocean View Elementary Wednesday morning for Bike to School Day.
So far this breakup season, it’s a "mushout" on Alaska’s two longest rivers, the Yukon and the Kuskokwim. But even as river ice slowly melts in place, state emergency managers and federal river experts are continuing a long tradition of monitoring for signs of ice jams and floods. They call the effort River Watch.
Workers surveyed the scene Monday as efforts get underway this week to stabilize the bluff above Westchester Lagoon after a section of saturated ground broke away in a February mudslide below an outlook near West High School.
The Federal Aviation Administration has issued its first approval to an Alaska company for commercial use of drones. Alaska Aerial Media said it hopes to use its business to teach people about drones and eventually provide services in emergencies like wildfires.
The Arctic Bicycle Club held their annual Bike for Women at Chugiak High School on Sunday, May 3, 2015. Nearly 600 participants were signed up to compete on a 9-mile out and back course along South Birchwood Loop Road. Read more: For seventh time, Loan leads packs in Bike for Women
The return of millions of birds -- including white-fronted geese and snow geese, mallards and loons, sandhill cranes and tundra swans -- signals spring and the start of rural Alaska’s remarkable spring bird hunt.