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  1. Ash from Russian Volcano Diverts Nightly Flight into NomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | APRN

    The Global Volcanism Program at the Smithsonian Institution tracked "powerful explosions" last week and into this week from the Shiveluch volcano, considered one of the most active volcanos on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula, that sent plumes of ash up 32,800 feet in the air. Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Nome said Thursday that the ash cloud went to the mid level and lower level of the jet stream, sending it east toward Alaska.


  2. Placer mining operations bring in over $100 million a year in Alaska. ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | APRN

    Most placer mining operations in Alaska are small, but combined they bring in more than $100 million a year. That's according to a new study from the Alaska Miners Association looking at the economic impact of placer mine operations across the state.


  3. White Mountain Man Charged with New Year's Day Murder of GirlfriendRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 5 | APRN

    Gilbert Olanna, Jr. was arraigned in the Nome court Saturday, facing a first-degree murder charge in the death of Esther Lincoln. A White Mountain man stands accused of murder after investigators allege he came home on New Year's Day after a night of drinking and got into an argument with his girlfriend before strangling her.


  4. Crude Price Drop Unlikely To Affect Fuel Prices In Western AlaskaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 31 | APRN

    Oil prices continue to fall, with Brent crude around $56 per barrel and gasoline dipping below $3 per gallon around the state. But even as crude prices plummet, rural Alaskans are unlikely to see major savings this winter.


  5. Second Boy Reaches Deal in Illegal Brevig Mission Muskox KillingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 30 | APRN

    Both boys charged with chasing down a herd of muskox before killing several of the animals just outside of Brevig Mission have now reached a deal with state prosecutors, bringing to a close a case that started back in 2012. More than two years ago the two boys-at the time aged 10 and 13-were charged with shooting at a small herd of the iconic animals with rifles and shotguns over the course of several days before ultimately chasing the herd down on four wheelers and killing seven of the animals-five cows and two bulls.


  6. Arctic Fiber' Project Delayed into 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2014 | APRN

    Both the subsea Arctic cable, and a terrestrial cable along the Dalton Highway, are seeing delays that could push the rollout of Quintillion's ultrafast broadband network in rural Alaska to 2016 or beyond. The backers of an ambitious project to build a fiber optic cable between England and Japan beneath Arctic waters-and in the process bring high-speed internet to remote corners of western Alaska-say undertaking has seen delays that will push the arrival of service back until at least 2016.


  7. Grand Jury Indicts Man in Alaska Prosecutora s Shooting DeathRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2014 | APRN

    An Alaska grand jury has indicted a 47-year-old man accused of shooting a prosecutor in a jealous rage over a woman. Ronald Fischer is charged with first- and second- degree murder in the Dec. 8 shotgun death of 48-year-old Brian Sullivan, who was an assistant district attorney in Barrow, the country's northernmost community.


  8. ast will depart Nome at the end of this semester - December 31.Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2014 | APRN

    Hopes of calmly winding down the fall semester have now been dashed, as the Nome Board of Education is about to get busy searching for a new superintendent. Steve Gast's letter of resignation was officially submitted-and accepted-by the Nome School Board at last night's regular meeting.


  9. Alaska News Nightly: December 2, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2014 | APRN

    A federal agency has proposed about 350,000 square miles of ocean off Alaska's north and west coasts as critical habitat for the seal that's the main prey of polar bears. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is holding hearings around the state on lease sale 193, in the Chukchi Sea.


  10. Norton Sound 450 Race Ready to Run in 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2014 | APRN

    First-place finisher Pete Kaiser arrives at the finish line in Nome at the end of the 2012 Norton Sound 450. The Norton Sound 450 , a regional sled dog race along the western coast of Alaska, will run in 2015, race officials say, committing to a race that was canceled last year and severely shortened the year before.


  11. After 70 Years, WWII Dog Tag Discovered on Bering Sea Coast is Returning HomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2014 | APRN

    On this Veterans Day after 70 years, a small piece of Earl Vogelar, a Michigan soldier stationed in Nome during World War II, is finally on its way home. Nome resident Mario Gandolfo was combing the Bering Sea coast for sea glass last week when he says the small brass treasure found its way into his hands.


  12. Two people stand on the ice with their testing sticks, hooks visible...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 | APRN

    Two people stand on the ice with their testing sticks, hooks visible at the top. The hook could be used to grab onto an article of clothing if someone fell into the water.


  13. Alaska News Nightly: October 7, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2014 | APRN

    The 9th circuit court of appeals struck down gay marriage bans in Idaho and Nevada today. The federal court also has jurisdiction over Alaska, where five same sex couples are suing to overturn the state's ban on same sex marriage.


  14. Nome Man Injured After Crane Crushes Truck CabRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2014 | APRN

    A Nome man was seriously injured Sunday in what police are calling an "industrial accident" when the neck of a crane fell on to the cab of a truck he was driving at a local gravel pit. Nome Police Chief John Papasodora said emergency responders got the call for an "accident involving injuries with a crane" late Sunday morning.


  15. Fire at Nome Multiplex Injures 2, Displaces at Least 20Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2014 | APRN

    Fire tore through a Nome eight-unit multiplex Thursday night, displacing more than 20 people and gutting the building with flames that refused to subside after more than an hour of active firefighting. Nome emergency dispatchers say they received calls starting at 7:07 p.m. reporting "black smoke and fire" coming from the apartment at the corner of East 3rd Avenue and Moore Way.


  16. Senate Candidates Vie for Rural SupportRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2014 | APRN

    This year's U.S. Senate race in Alaska is shattering records for spending, with millions in outside dollars directed mostly toward TV ads. With less than two months before the general election, both campaigns are also aggressively seeking an edge on the ground in rural Alaska.


  17. AK: Going GreenRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2014 | APRN

    In business the general rule is cut costs and raise revenue wherever possible. A company in Homer partially ignores this tenet to provide compostable and recyclable products to environmentally conscious businesses.


  18. Thermal Imaging Cameras Donated To Villages For Use In Search And RescueRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2014 | APRN

    Sixteen handheld thermal imaging cameras will soon be in the hands of search-and-rescue teams in the Norton Sound region, thanks to a donation from Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation . Alaska State Troopers will be distributing these bi-ocular cameras to 15 member communities and Shishmaref within the next few weeks.


  19. Meeting in Nome Attempts to Elucidate Arctic Policy GoalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2014 | APRN

    The Alaska Arctic Commission has been working for more than a year and a half to write the state's first comprehensive arctic policy-a policy the commission hopes will lay out not just Alaska's future, but America's future, in the arctic.


  20. Alaska News Nightly: August 27, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2014 | APRN

    The Alaska Arctic Commission has been working for more than a year and a half to write the state's first comprehensive arctic policy-a policy the commission hopes will lay out not just Alaska's future, but America's future, in the arctic.


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