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Thin Ice

Thin ice dangers span state, safety preparation key to surviving

One person died this week after falling through thin ice on the Kenai Penninsula but the danger of thin ice is statewide.

Snow Debate

Hatcher Pass opens to snowmachiners thanks to fresh snowfall

State officials have re-opened Hatcher Pass to motorized vehicles thanks to Thursday evening snowfall. The area had been closed to protect vegetation after the warm Southcentral winter left fewer than three feet of snow on the ground.

National Park Service open to public comments on proposed rule changes for Alaska parks

National Park Service will be accepting comments from the public for a 30 day period,  on all proposed changes to regulations, restrictions and closures for Alaska parks, authorities said in press release, Thursday.

Moose Hunting in Kincaid

Hunting moose in Kincaid Park? This is one man's proposal

Last spring, when he was biking in Kincaid Park, Ira Edwards had a bad run-in with a moose. Edwards says he's noticed negative moose encounters with the park's users have increased -- and he wants to do something about it.

Mat-Su commission again rejects controversial monofill plan

After nearly 6 hours of public testimony and debate, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Planning Commission rejected a conditional use permit for a construction waste landfill near Palmer.

Adam Pinsker

Gas Bills Will Increase by 48 Percent

Some customers are fuming over an Enstar rate increase, although the gas company says it's making up for a warmer than normal winter.

Restrictions on Kings Prompt Threats of Armed Fishing

Restrictions on Kings Prompt Threats of Armed Fishing

Tempers flared at a Tuesday meeting in Bethel on the current state of subsistence fishing, with some people in the area promising to fish regardless of federal regulations aimed at protecting king salmon.

Senators Seek to Restrict EPA's Project Veto Power(1)

Senators Seek to Restrict EPA's Project Veto Power

A bipartisan bill introduced by senators from Louisiana and West Virginia, aimed at limiting the Environmental Protection Agency's veto power over proposed projects, now has support from Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski.

From mining to fisheries: The RDC conference focuses on a thriving Alaska

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