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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.

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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.

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Metals Giant Rio Tinto Withdraws from Pebble Mine

The company says it will give its 19.1 percent stake in Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd.—the owners of the Pebble Partnership—to two Alaska charities.

Coast Guard: Lack of Planning, Management to Blame for Kulluk Grounding

U.S. Coast Guard report puts blame on Shell Oil for drill rig that went aground off Kodiak Island on Dec. 31, 2012.

Potential Flint Hills Refinery Tenants Emerge

Parnell Proposes Millions in Tax Credits for Alaska's Three Refineries

Gov. Sean Parnell is putting forward a proposal in helping the state's three refineries provide lower cost fuels to in-state customers.

AGDC discusses next steps to Alaska pipelines

4 areas are now under advisories, watches or severe weather warnings.

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