News archive from 12 September 2014

Linguistic study sheds new light on peopling of North America

Linguistic study sheds new light on peopling of North America

Using a new method for exploring ancient relationships among languages, linguists have found evidence further illuminating the peopling of North America about 14,000 years ago. Their findings follow a recent proposal that the ancestors of Native...

 

Adams sisters help set new UAF swim records at NCAA championships

Former Service High swimmer Victoria Adams had a hand in setting two UAF records at the NCAA Division II championships Wednesday in Geneva, Ohio. The UAF freshman swam a leg of the Nanooks' 200 medley relay, which tied for third place with a time of 1...

 

Anchorage sisters set UAF records at NCAA Division II swimming championships

Anchorage's Margot Adams helped set a new UAF swimming record and tied one of her own school records Thursday at the NCAA Division II championships in Geneva, Ohio. Adams led UAF with a fourth-place finish in the 100-meter butterfly, tying her school...

 

Treadwell brother-in-law, Valdez city official, dies of heart attack at Alyeska

JUNEAU -- The brother-in-law of Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell died Wednesday of a heart attack while skiing at Alyeska Resort, and the lieutenant governor went to Girdwood Thursday to be with family, his office said. Treadwell said in an email sent out by...

 

Coast Guard ends search for Ketchikan man missing from drifting houseboat

The Coast Guard said Wednesday it suspended a search for a Ketchikan man who went missing from a houseboat in the Tongass Narrows. John Anderson's 40-foot houseboat, Diver III, was first spotted Tuesday morning dragging anchor off Pennock Island,...

 

Coast Guard suspends search for overboard fisherman in Bering Sea

The Coast Guard late Wednesday suspended a search for a fisherman who reportedly fell overboard in the Bering Sea. Crews scoured 64 square miles of water for 10 hours before calling off the search, the Coast Guard said. "Our thoughts and prayers...

 

Murphy rides to fat-tire win

Riding on a course covered with fresh snow, Kevin Murphy and Laurel Brady took home titles in the 60-mile Talkeetna Trio/Mike Sterling Memorial fat-tire bike race Saturday in Talkeetna.  Murphy finished in 6 hours, 35 minutes to beat Nicolas Baudin by...

 

Thursday Night at the Fights: This week's results

Anetelea Opetaia won Thursday Night at the Fights main event with a third-round decision over Hampton Miller.  Thursday Night at the Fights Toby Smart def. Juan Chavez, third-round decision. Johnny Taunton def. Cameron Crawford, third-round decision....

 

Seafood processing company fined in Kodiak ammonia dumping case

A Seattle-based seafood processing corporation and one of its employees were ordered to pay fines this week after pleading guilty to federal and state charges of illegally dumping ammonia into the city sewer in Kodiak. On Tuesday, a federal judge...

 

Adams sisters swim to All-America honors for Nanooks

Anchorage’s Victoria Adams earned All-America honors in the 100 backstroke and sister Margot Adams collected All-America honors in the 800 freestyle relay Friday at the NCAA Division II swim championships in Geneva, Ohio. The sisters swim for UAF....

 

2,000 athletes in Fairbanks for Arctic Winter Games

For the third time in its 44-year history, the Arctic Winter Games is in Fairbanks, bringing 2,000 athletes from several polar nations to the city for seven days of competition. Athletes will compete in 20 sports, including some traditional Native...

 

Randall, Bjornsen in top 21 in Falun

Anchorage skiers Kikkan Randall and Sadie Bjornsen helped the United States put three women in the top 21 of Saturday's World Cup 15-kilometer skiathlon in Falun, Sweden, the penultimate race of the international ski season. Liz Stephen of Vermont led...

 

Wolf kills, eats dog after battle with owner in daylight attack near Haines

HAINES -- A Haines woman beat back a wolf with a ski pole but was unable to keep it from killing and devouring one of four dogs she was walking with during a midday ordeal near 40 Mile Haines Highway. Hannah Bochart, 24, said she never felt threatened...

 

Fresh snow beckons snowmachiners, skiers but hikes avalanche danger

People recreating in the backcountry of the Chugach Mountains triggered three major avalanches this weekend -- but no one was hurt, avalanche analysts said. All of the snow slides documented were "deep, large and dangerous" and could have...

 

State agencies forecast millions in regulation costs if Alaska legalizes pot

If a ballot measure to legalize retail marijuana in Alaska passes, it will cost the state between $3.7 million and $7 million to set up a regulatory system and enforce the new law, a report prepared by eight state agencies found. Public agencies...

 

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