The summer camps, hosted by the Alaska Deep Ocean Science Institute, allow kids on the Pribilof Islands to research local species such as blue king crab and recently-discovered Golden V kelp.
The group -- which went over quota in 2013 -- had lobbied for a higher quota this year. Instead, the International Pacific Halibut Commission lowered it by almost 50 percent.
Dillingham police pursued a man into the attic of his apartment, which eventually led to both men falling through the ceiling of the neighboring unit.
A pair of brothers from Aleknagik were trapped out on the lake after their boat's motor died and winds proved too strong to row against. A community effort eventually managed to retrieve them safely.
A study by the U.S. Geological Survey has found high levels of chloride in hot springs systems on Akutan, a finding that suggests the presence of a heat source such as magma, which would bode well for potential efforts to harness the heat for electricity.
Researchers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration looking at Alaska pollock DNA have discovered the fish is more closely related to cod than previously believed.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has extended a comment deadline as it prepares new guidelines. The science of how sounds affect a wide variety of marine mammals is still being sorted out.
The Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. has taken over management of the Alaska Elder Mentor Program, a popular and long-lived program that connects Alaska Native elders with children in schools.
A 20-year-old man managed to escape police custody in the Southwest Alaska village for a very short time, wearing nothing but underwear. He was captured when he solicited a ride from an off-duty officer.
At the Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle last month, representatives of the maker of coastal Alaska's favorite boot defended their product and promised it would remain up to their tough standards, despite problems following the transfer of manufacturing to China.
The move comes after Choggiung Limited, Dillingham's village Native corporation, decided to close its own diminishing timber areas to personal use harvests by non-shareholders.
The unemployment rate in Southwest Alaska reached the double digits in October, a startling jump even for a region that relies heavily on summertime fishing jobs. Meanwhile, Alaska's overall unemployment remains below the national average.
Menkes disease is a rare and devastating genetic disorder which affects the metabolism of copper in the human body and deprives the brain and other tissues of this essential mineral. And 2-year-old Reyes Aliva is the only known person in Alaska who has it.
The assistant wrestling coach at a Southwest Alaska high school was one of two men recently arrested on sexual abuse allegations over the course of one week in a town of about 4,000.
What's the secret that gives Bristol Bay rainbow trout their impressive size and legendary taste? Turns out the fish may be gobbling up vermin.