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 Alaska    June 26, 2014

USDA seeks applications for grants to help repair housing in rural areas

USDA-Rural Development (RD) Alaska State Director Jim Nordlund today announced that USDA-RD is accepting applications from eligible intermediaries who will make grants to help low and very low-income rural residents repair their homes. “USDA...

 
 Alaska    June 26, 2014

Get out of the way, Troopers ask

The side of the road can be a dangerous place for emergency vehicles. Alaska State Trooper Mike Wery found this out when his patrol car was rear-ended while he parked on the side of the road with his emergency lights flashing, partially blocking the...

 
 Alaska    May 22, 2014

Statewide exercise tests CAP readiness

The Alaska Wing Civil Air Patrol successfully completed a statewide Wing exercise, Polar Heat, on May 17. The Wing logged about 50 flight hours using 41 air crew members, 11 squadrons and 15 aircraft on 22 sorties. The area flown encompassed a large...

 
 By Zachariah Bryan    Alaska    April 3, 2014

Walker, Fleener want to represent Alaskans

Gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker, an oil attorney and former mayor of Valdez, has a message: He wants Alaskans to run Alaska. "We need to be more aggressive as a player and not sit in the nosebleed...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Alaska    March 20, 2014

Rough and tumble Iditarod is over

Dan Seavey rolled into Seward on Monday, back from probably the most extreme Iditarod he's ever seen. "Wasn't that wild," he said, marvelling at the stunning upset in the final stretch. He says son...

 
 By LOG Staff    Alaska    March 6, 2014

Iditarod mushers get rough start

This is as much snow as Travis Beals and his dog team will see for quite awhile as they leave the line at the Willow restart of the 2014 Iditarod. Nearly bare ground for long stretches of the trail to...

 
 By Terrie Hanke    Alaska    February 27, 2014

Junior Iditarod mushers celebrate success

The thrill is not in victory but in the courage to join the race. Nowhere could this be more evident than at the Junior Iditarod banquet. These young mushers dreamed one day of running dogs. Later...

 
 By Anchorage Museum    Alaska    February 6, 2014

'Gyre' dives into the murky waters of marine debris

There are no roads within 150 miles of Hallo Bay, a brown bear haven in Alaska's Katmai National Park. Yet last year four tons of garbage were collected from just four miles of beach in one day....

 
 By Zachariah Bryan    Alaska    January 23, 2014

Rohn Buser takes home K300 crown

When Jeff King arrived at the finish line, he already knew the story. The 57-year-old, four-time Iditarod and nine-time Kuskokwim 300 champ lost to a 25-year-old. Rohn Buser, son of King's fellow...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Alaska    December 19, 2013

Trappers, pet owners create risk

[A correction appears in italics at the bottom of this story - Ed.] A hands-off policy by regulatory agencies and trappers looking for convenience are the focus of one man's criticism of the current...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Alaska    November 14, 2013

Dan Seavey debuts book

Dan Seavey formally introduced his new book "The First Great Race: Alaska's 1973 Iditarod" to an enthusiastic hometown gathering at the Seward Community Library Museum last Saturday. Seavey thanked...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Alaska    October 17, 2013

Alaska Day celebrates land transfer

Alaska Day is celebrated on Oct. 18, the anniversary of the formal transfer of the Alaskan Territory, and the raising of the U.S. flag at Sitka. On this day in 1867, officials held a ceremony...

 
 Alaska    October 17, 2013

Nominees sought for Alaska Women's Hall of Fame

People from across the state and the country have been invited to nominate a woman to be considered for the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame by going the website at www.AlaskaWomensHallofFame.org. The deadline is Nov. 1. Nominees’ contributions...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Alaska    August 1, 2013

Harding Icefield shrinks, Exit Glacier retreats

The Harding Icefield is thinning in almost all areas according to University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers. For several years the researchers have measured the ice just behind the mountains soaring...

 
 By LOG Staff    Alaska    July 18, 2013

Alaska Railroad celebrates 90 years

The Alaska Central Railroad, which was the first section of the today’s Alaska Railroad, began construction in 1903 at the shores of Resurrection Bay. In 1914 the United States government took over...

 
 By Annette Shacklett    Alaska    July 11, 2013

Redistricting board hammers out new plan

A U.S. Supreme Court decision on June 25 voided the obligation that the Alaska submit voting district maps to the U.S. Department of Justice for approval. The justices voted 5-4 for the change. Since...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Alaska    June 27, 2013

Moose Pass Fest better than fair

A sea of white tented booths flapped in the gentle breezes at the 35th annual Moose Pass Summer Solstice Festival on Saturday as crowds packed the midway and bandstand area. Festival souvenirs in...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Alaska    June 20, 2013

Moose Pass ready for festival

With more space, more vendors and a decent weather forecast, the organizers for this weekend’s Moose Pass Summer Solstice Festival are ready to break some records. They’ve already broken one, sell...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Alaska    May 23, 2013

It's the season to be bear aware

Bears are emerging from their winter dens. When they first awaken, most haven’t eaten for about six months, so they’re pretty hungry. With a comparatively late green-up this spring, they may also...

 
 By Coastal Television    Alaska    May 2, 2013

Heartbeat airing on ABC

Jeanie Blatchford Greene, formerly of Seward, was added to Coastal Television’s regular programming last week. The award-winning Greene will be seen in the news lineup and in her Heartbeat Alaska...

 
 By United States Coast Guard    Alaska    April 25, 2013

Coast Guard reminds vessel operators in Alaska to maintain proper lookouts

The Coast Guard reminds all mariners to maintain a proper lookout at all times while on the open water in Alaska to prevent collisions, groundings and other marine casualties. “Nearly every collision investigated by the Coast Guard has found a fail...

 
 By LOG Staff    Alaska    April 18, 2013

State legislature ends 2013 session

The 28th Alaska State Legislature finished its work late Sunday with the customary eleventh hour passage of several bills and the state budgets. The legislation that changes how oil extracted in the state is taxed, Senate Bill 21, passed the House...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Alaska    March 7, 2013

Proposed pipeline may mean jobs, lower bills

A spokesperson for the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. gave a compelling argument in Seward Feb. 26 for the proposed Alaska Stand Alone Gas Pipeline and its positive implications for Seward. The in-s...

 
 By LOG Staff    Alaska    February 28, 2013

Legislature gets down to passing bills

Just past the halfway point in this year’s regular session, legislators in Juneau have passed three bills that await the governor’s signature or veto. One removes the phrases “mental retardation” and “mentally retarded” from Alaska...

 
 Alaska    February 28, 2013

Lang named Alaska Auxiliarist of the Year

Sue Lang of Seward leads a training session about water safety information booths, during the Coast Guard Auxiliary summit held Feb. 22-24 in Anchorage. Lang, state chair for National Safe Boating...

 

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