Alaska

Update: Seward Highway Reopened at Mile 105

Alaska DOT Press Release- UPDATE: The Seward reopened at 11:30 a.m. Please expect intermittent lane closure today 12/18, as crews will still be clearing debris from ditches and assessing the guardrail replacement. SEWARD HIGHWAY: Advisory – December 18, 2017: Per State DOT there is a large rock and mudslide across […]

Production coming in April

CONGRATULATIONS! …to everyone who auditioned for “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat”. Cast has been named and rehearsals are set to begin in January. If we missed anyone’s name here, be sure to let us know! Well done, everyone, and thank you for the turn out! NARRATOR — Linnea […]

Northern sea ice off the coast of Alaska. Photo by Ned Rozell.

Driven by Open Ocean, Arctic Continues to Warm

by Ned Rozell- NEW ORLEANS — At this gathering of thousands scientists at a horseshoe bend of the lower Mississippi River, a few talked about a place far away they have been watching for years. “The Arctic shows no sign of returning to the reliably frozen state it was a […]

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) survey and workshop. Photo by David Guilfoyle

Collaboratively Unearthing the Past

by Katherine Schake- At a unique curve in the Kenai River, known today as a late-season silver salmon ‘hole’ by locals and named for its color, Turquoise Bend has been discovered as an 800-year-old semi-permanent winter village site of the Denai’na. To the Kenaitze Indian Tribe, this site is not […]

Alaska Railroad Names Clark Hopp Chief Operating Officer

Alaska Railroad Names Clark Hopp Chief Operating Officer

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Alaska Railroad (ARRC) has named Vice President of Engineering Clark Hopp as chief operating officer (COO), effective January 1, 2018, when current COO Doug Engebretson retires.  The COO oversees rail transportation, engineering, mechanical, safety and grant administration functions. “Involved with railroading for more than two decades, Clark […]

Consider donating to SOS Pets on #GivingTuesday!

Consider donating to SOS Pets on #GivingTuesday!

Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 28th, otherwise known as Giving Tuesday, please consider donating to Save Our Seward (SOS) Pets. In honor of #GivingTuesday, Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will MATCH any donations and waive fees for funds raised through Facebook Fundraisers.  To learn more click on the image below […]

Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm CCA Board Awards New Grants

Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm CCA Board Awards New Grants

by Katherine Schake- The Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm (KMTA) Corridor Communities Association (CCA) Board of Directors held their annual fall meeting on October 18th, 2017 at the newly constructed Bison Hall at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. In addition to fostering partnerships within the Kenai transportation corridor, the association receives and […]

An aerial view of Grewingk Glacier on an October day, fifty years to the month after the landslide and tsunami. The cliff to the right of the glacier could slide again, which local geologist believe could cause another massive tsunami. Photo: Bjorn Olson.

Grewingk Glacier Landslide and Tsunami

by Bjørn Olson- Imagine hovering in a helicopter above Grewingk Glacier Lake, in Kachemak Bay, fifty years ago. From this safe vantage, you watch as 80 Empire State Buildings worth of material slowly dislodge from the steep slope above the lake, and then let go all at once. Cleaved from […]