| Jan 23, 2011
| 4:27 PM
A woman died Sunday morning on the Parks Highway in a rollover accident after steering to avoid a moose, according to Alaska State Troopers.
Troopers and Healy emergency medical services responded to Mile 262 of the highway at 5 a.m. Sunday, where a 2004...
| Jan 24, 2011
| 12:47 AM
Gov. Sean Parnell has appointed two Fairbanks residents to the University of Alaska Board of Regents. Mike Powers and Jyotsna "Jo" Heckman were appointed Saturday.
The regents govern the UA system, and are responsible for appointing its president....
| Jan 27, 2011
| 11:26 PM
It’s a rare windless day in Palmer and Ferdinand, a 13-year-old musk ox is doing what these ancient animals do best: standing quietly in the fresh snow, enduring. The Arctic mammals that the Inuit call omingmak, ‘the animal with skin like a...
| Feb 1, 2011
| 3:10 PM
At the northern fringe of the boreal forest, in a valley silent except for the occasional rumble of a truck on the Dalton Highway, an Alaska milestone came and went on January 23, 2011.
That date was the fortieth anniversary of Alaska’s all-time...
| Feb 2, 2011
| 9:17 AM
A new kind of lightning has been discovered by researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The discovery occurred during the state's two most recent volcanic eruptions.
For many of us, the infrequent volcanic eruptions in Alaska are interesting...
| Feb 6, 2011
| 12:20 AM
It’s always refreshing to hear from Alaskans who read or watch the variety of legislative coverage coming from reporters in the capitol. It helps put a face on the words that we type, often hurriedly, while on deadline.
I took part in a panel...
| Sep 8, 2010
John Colbert said he never considered running for office until he saw the way Congress was killing jobs in California.
Colbert was driving through the Central Valley in 2008 when he witnessed farmers clearing trees dying from a lack of water. The trip...
| Sep 13, 2010
| 9:43 PM
While helping the Orange Coast College women's volleyball program to its third state title in five seasons, then-freshman setter Kimya Jafroudi triggered the offense for a team that finished 26-3.
This season, as the only sophomore with experience in an...
| Sep 15, 2010
| 10:04 PM
The Wasilla Police Department is putting the brakes on a free tool officers were given to stop high-speed chases. The department’s new chief, Mike Hughes, has told officers to temporarily stop using mobile spikes, a device that deploys spike...
| Feb 9, 2011
| 4:11 PM
Gov. Sean Parnell and many Republicans in the state Legislature have made it clear that they think lower taxes are the answer to declining production on the North Slope, but Democrats are pushing a few proposals of their own, which they say create more...
| Feb 18, 2011
| 11:33 AM
Betty Jeanne Crawford Pinney was born on September 8, 1920, in Los Angeles, California, to parents Pitzer Miller Crawford and Anna Johnson Crawford. She died on February 13 in Glendale after spending an enjoyable visit with her family.