Alaska News

Alaska State Troopers and Mat-Su emergency responders were en route to a report of two rafts overturned in the Matanuska River near Chickaloon Saturday, but initial reports said everyone was OK.

 

Zaz Hollander
In Washington, state agencies, ports and local governments can apply to get up to 90 percent of the removal cost reimbursed, though they look first to the vessel's owner. Abandoning a vessel in Washington now is a misdemeanor crime.Lisa Demer

Rusting relics of industry gone by cut into the banks of a well-traveled slough off the Kuskokwim River, oozing fuel and gradually disintegrating -- a decaying steamboat here, abandoned barges there, even a dismantled tug.

Lisa Demer
Hundreds of abandoned and derelict vessels litter Alaska shorelands from the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta to the Aleutians to Southeast, and the cost of removing them is easily in the tens of millions of dollars.Lisa Demer
The family of the Wasilla child actor and health care advocate has started a fundraising campaign to cover costs following a four-wheeler accident.Mike Dunham
Alaska State Troopers say the motorcyclist who died in a crash on the Seward Highway Friday evening was pursued and later hit by a trooper's patrol car. Zaz Hollander
Whaling crews and helpers took turns cutting up muktuk into bite-sized pieces Monday afternoon in Barrow as the celebration of Nalukataq marked the end of whaling season.Jillian Rogers
Remains of Red Army soldiers who died in a 1944 battle in Finland have been found just recently. The search for more remains continues.YLE News
A $390,000 grant from the Mat-Su Health Foundation will allow the Mat-Su Borough to install LED lights on 2 1/2 miles of trail in the Government Peak Recreation Area near Hatcher Pass.Mike Campbell
Tidal Vision launched its aquatic leather line on Kickstarter, a web-based crowd-funding community that has helped bring nearly 90,000 creative ideas to life since 2009. The company reached its $17,500 funding goal in less than 24 hours and now has 764 backers who have pledged $55,664 to the project.Laine Welch