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FAIRBANKS (AP) — Organizers of the Copper Basin 300 have canceled the race because of extreme cold and impassible section of trail. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner says the race was scrapped Sunday morning. Race marshal Greg Parvin says the trail between Meier’s Lake and Sourdough had unusually d...

Mon, 01/16/2012 - 1:57am

Alaska’s 477th Fighter Group can trace its roots directly to the famed Tuskegee Airmen of World War II. This heritage was honored when Lucasfilm gave select Reserve servicemen an early screening of the company’s new film “Red Tails.” About 200 current and former military members plus communi...

Sat, 01/14/2012 - 10:02pm

North Slope oil producers have laid out their vision of what’s possible with new oil development if the state Legislature makes changes in the state’s oil production tax. They’ve also highlighted the problems they face under the status quo. BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. President John Minge sai...

Sat, 01/14/2012 - 9:43pm

A revised version of a bill to create a new board for licensing sport fishing guides and outfitters is set to come back to the Senate Resources Committee. Senate Bill 24 was introduced in 2011 by Sen. Lesil McGuire of Anchorage and has undergone numerous changes in response to public input over the ...

Sat, 01/14/2012 - 9:37pm

When Frank Kataiva wasn’t holding an audience captive with his words on top of Diamond Head in Hawaii he would often pause in reflection. He would take a moment to look out over the azure sky and brilliant water. In the distance the now calm beaches hugging Pearl Harbor. “I am sure it brought ba...

Sat, 01/14/2012 - 5:35pm

As the Alaska Legislature prepares for its opening Tuesday, so prepares the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly to lobby for several capital projects it hopes to have in the state’s Fiscal Year 2013 budget. This year, Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor Mike Navarre and administration took a different angl...

Sat, 01/14/2012 - 5:32pm


Sat, 01/14/2012 - 10:07pm

A 44-year-old Soldotna man pleaded guilty to a single charge of manslaughter Thursday afternoon at the Kenai Courthouse. On July 16, 2010, Lyle Ludvick shot 23-year-old Brendan McGee in the head with a shotgun at close range over a $500 payment for a gun, according to court records. Judge Charles Hu...

Thu, 01/12/2012 - 6:57pm

ANCHORAGE — The use of snares to kill bears is a “train wreck” of wildlife management policy, a former Alaska governor said Thursday as he announced that he was joining biologists in opposing the expansion of such methods. Former Gov. Tony Knowles said he planned to testify Friday against prop...

Thu, 01/12/2012 - 10:30pm


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