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  • Searchers Locate FV Destination Wreck in Bering Sea(Crab boat)

    07/22/2017 8:26:43 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 17 replies
    G-Captain ^ | 7/20/17 | Mike Schuler
    Searchers have located that the wreck of the missing fishing vessel Destination which sank in the Bering Sea in Februaryh with the loss of all six crew members, the Coast Guard said Thursday. The wreckage was located with the help of two NOAA ships at the request of the U.S. Coast Guard Marine Board of Investigation, which is investigating the loss. The Destination and its six crew members were lost February 11, 2017, while fishing for Opilio crab (snow crab) northwest of St. George, Alaska. – a remote island in the middle of the Bering Sea. After searching 5,730 square...
  • Magnitude 7.7 quake hits Alaska - USGS

    07/17/2017 5:05:11 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 49 replies
    Reuters MSN ^ | July 17, 2017
    A powerful quake of magnitude 7.7 struck in the northern Pacific Ocean between the tip of the Aleutian Islands and Russia's Kamchatka, the U.S. Geological Survey said.  The quake was shallow and powerful enough to trigger a tsunami but there was no immediate advisory.
  • Trump Administration Approves Eni Plan to Drill Offshore Alaska

    07/14/2017 9:38:22 AM PDT · by Oatka · 12 replies
    Reuters via gCaptain ^ | July 13, 2017 | Timothy Gardner
    By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, July 13 (Reuters) – Eni US will become the first energy company allowed to explore for oil in federal waters off Alaska since 2015 after the Trump administration this week approved a drilling plan on leases the company has been sitting on for 10 years. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management approved the drilling plan of Eni US, a unit of Italy’s Eni on Wednesday as part of President Donald Trump’s plan to boost oil and gas drilling and make the country “energy dominant.”
  • U.S. Destroys Incoming Test Missile Off Coast Of Alaska

    07/11/2017 4:43:05 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11 Jul 2017
    FOX NEWS ALERT: U.S. flexes its defense muscles, destroys incoming test missile off coast of Alaska
  • LIFE OFF THE GRID-Meet the Atchleys… the world’s most remote family who live hundreds of miles [tr]

    07/09/2017 6:18:02 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 77 replies
    U.K. Sun ^ | 7/8/2017 | George Harrison
    (full article title: LIFE OFF THE GRIDMeet the Atchleys… the world’s most remote family who live hundreds of miles from civilisation with only hungry bears for company) FOR many of us, the dream of living a peaceful, self-sufficient life away from it all will always be just that: a dream. But for the Atchley family, normal life is just a distant memory after 18 years spent living off the grid in remote Alaska. David, Romey, and their 13-year-old son, Sky, are the only people living on their 250-mile stretch of the Nowitna River. The hippy, weed-loving family have cast off...
  • How ‘isolated’ North Korea managed to build an ICBM that could reach Alaska

    07/08/2017 8:07:14 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | July 8, 2017 | Amanda Erickson
    North Korea is a country in isolation, a place where most citizens don't have access to the Internet or the means to travel abroad. In 2010, the New York Times described the country as a “‘hermit kingdom,’ so poor that there is almost no supply of concrete, bricks or window glass. People suffer shortages of rice, gasoline and even underwear.” And yet. It’s been able to expand its weapons technology at an astounding rate. Earlier this week, it test launched an intercontinental ballistic missile that experts say could have reached Alaska. How has the North been able to make big...
  • Parasitic Worm in Walrus Meat Infects 10 People in Alaska

    07/06/2017 8:00:02 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 46 replies
    Live Science ^ | Jul 6, 2017 | Rachael Rettner
    Ten people in Alaska were recently infected with what is now a relatively rare parasitic worm that they got from eating walrus meat, according to a new report.
  • 19-Year-Old Soldier From Alaska Dies In Afghanistan

    07/05/2017 5:42:56 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 37 replies
    www.SarahPalin.com ^ | July 5, 2017 | Mary Kate Knorr
    A 19-year-old soldier from Wasilla, Alaska has died while serving overseas in Afghanistan, according to Reuters. The Pentagon said Wednesday that he died from injuries sustained during an attack. Check it out (via Reuters): "Private First Class Hansen Kirkpatrick of Wasilla, Alaska, died on Monday when he was struck by “indirect fire,” a military term that usually encompasses rockets, mortars, or artillery, the U.S. military command in Kabul said in a statement. Kirkpatrick was assigned to the U.S. Army’s 1st Armored Division, which is based in Fort Bliss, Texas."
  • Armed 11-year-old boy saves fishing party from charging bear

    07/04/2017 4:13:15 PM PDT · by KittyKares · 31 replies
    Juneau Empire ^ | June 30, 2017 | KEVIN GULLUFSEN
    “There was four of them in a line … my son was third,” Clark said. “The bear came down the trail at them, fella in the front, who was his uncle, the bear was on him so quickly that he didn’t have time to take his rifle off his shoulder.” The bear ran through the first two men, who were pushed to the side of the trail, leaving Elliot Clark in front of his unarmed cousin. The boy raised his pump action shotgun and shot the sow, hitting it with birdshot, which is often used just to scare bears off,...
  • Puerto Rico deserves its star: Alaskans should join...in supporting statehood

    06/21/2017 6:34:42 AM PDT · by cll · 128 replies
    It has been nearly 58 years since the last star was added to the U.S. flag when Hawaii joined the union in August 1959. In a referendum 10 days ago, Puerto Rico residents voted to become the next. The matter isn’t up to residents alone, of course — Congress and the president would have to sign off on the admission of a new state, and there are many political hurdles that stand in between America’s closest possession and statehood. But those obstacles existed for Alaska, too, and we had allies who helped us gain entry to the U.S. As Puerto...
  • In a Bering Sea battle of killer whales vs. fishermen, the whales are winning

    06/20/2017 1:21:21 PM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    adn.com ^ | June 19, 2017 | Suzanna Caldwell
    In the Bering Sea, near the edge the continental shelf, fishermen are trying to escape a predator that seems to outwit them at every turn, stripping their fishing lines and lurking behind their vessels. The predators are pods of killer whales chasing down the halibut and black cod caught by longline fishermen. Fishermen say the whales are becoming a common sight — and problem — in recent years, as they've gone from an occasional pest to apparently targeting the fishermen's lines. Fishermen say they can harvest 20,000 to 30,000 pounds of halibut in a single day, only to harvest next...
  • Alaska bear kills teen during race, troopers say

    06/20/2017 5:15:08 AM PDT · by SJackson · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 19, 2017
    A 16-year old boy was mauled and killed by a black bear Sunday while running a mountain race, Alaska State Troopers said. The teenager, whose identity has not been released, was a participant in the juniors division of the Robert Spurr Memorial Hill Climb race between Anchorage and Girdwood, the Alaska Dispatch News reported. Brad Precosky, the race’s director, said the runner had apparently made it to the halfway point turnaround on Bird Ridge Trail when he texted a family member that he was being chased by a bear. The family member alerted Precosky about the text and a search...
  • Rhoden murder investigators seeking information about four former Ohio residents

    06/19/2017 2:46:22 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | June 19, 2017 | WOWK
    COLUMBUS (WCMH) – The Ohio Attorney General’s Office is looking for information about four for people in connection with the killing of eight people in Pike County. Investigators in the murder investigation are asking for information regarding the following people: George “Billy” Wagner, III, 46 Angela Wagner, 46 George Wagner IV, 25 Edward “Jake” Wagner, 24
  • Coast Guard pulls man and dog from failing duct-taped boat (in Alaska)

    06/09/2017 8:02:10 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 38 replies
    AP via WRAL ^ | : June 9, 2017 | AP
    KTOO reports the U.S. Coast Guard picked up a 32-year-old man and his dog from an inflatable, duct-taped watercraft when it started to take on water Wednesday in Gastineau Channel near Juneau, Alaska’s capital city. The Coast Guard says in a release that the duct-taped boat was homemade.
  • FBI: Handgun Murders Dropped when These States Abolished Concealed Permit Requirements

    06/08/2017 10:31:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/7/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    FBI crime report figures show that Alaska, Arizona, and Wyoming–three states that abolished their concealed requirement years ago–have since witnessed a decreased in handgun murders. This runs completely counter to the left’s doom and gloom predictions whereby they claim doing away with a government-issued carry permit will mean more bad guys carrying guns, more shootings and violence, etc. FBI figures published by the NRA show that Alaska’s handgun murder rate “declined after the state enacted permitless carry in 2003.” Moreover, in the years since Alaska’s permit requirement was abolished “handgun murders have declined as a percentage of the total number...
  • America First with Alaskan Oil

    06/06/2017 8:56:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | June 6, 2017 | Fritz Pettyjohn
    On his recent visit to Alaska, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke began laying the groundwork to open the 3% of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge contained in Area 1002 to oil development. He ordered a new assessment of the area's potential oil reserves. The most recent comprehensive study by the United States Geological Survey was completed in 1998, and its mean estimate of recoverable reserves in Area 1002 was 7.7 BBO (billion barrels of oil). At $45 a barrel, that's $346 billion. Most of this oil lies in the western portion, near the terminus of the Trans Alaska Pipeline at Prudhoe...
  • Sarah Palin Slams Kathy Griffin: She’s ‘Mercilessly Attacked Children for Years’

    06/03/2017 9:15:58 AM PDT · by drewh · 51 replies
    People.com ^ | POSTED ON JUNE 3, 2017 AT 9:49AM EDT | Y DAVE QUINN•@NINEDAVES
    The 53-year-old former politician, who served as the governor of Alaska from 2006 until resigning in 2009 and was the Republican party vice presidential nominee in the 2008 election, wrote an impassioned Facebook post on Friday slamming the comedian. Her words come after Griffin, 56, gave a tearful press conference earlier in the day — apologizing again for holding up a decapitated head of President Donald Trump in a gag gone wrong and claiming the 70-year-old former businessman and his family were “bullying” her and “trying to ruin [her] life forever.” “I don’t think I will have a career after...
  • Alaska Volcano Erupts

    05/29/2017 11:30:00 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 41 replies
    USA Today ^ | 5/29/2017 | Aamer Madhami
    Alaska's Bogoslof Volcano erupted Sunday, sending a plume of ash at least 35,000 feet into the air and temporarily triggering the highest aviation alert, scientists say. The Bogoslof Volcano in the Aleutian Islands erupted at 2:16 p.m. Sunday, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory. The eruption lasted 55 minutes. No further ash emissions have occurred at Bogoslof Volcano since the explosion, and seismic activity remains low, according to the observatory.
  • Sarah Palin Trump ‘Makes America Great Again’ by Lifting Obama’s Anti-American Offshore Drilling Ban

    04/29/2017 7:27:07 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 28th, 2017 | Sean Moran
    Former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin told Breitbart News that she welcomes President Trump’s executive order aimed at lifting the ban on offshore drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic and Atlantic areas. Governor Palin said, “Quashing Obama’s anti-American energy plan makes America great again. We’ve been working for years to remind people that our exceptional nation came to be by developing our God-given natural resources and by expecting reward for an unsurpassed work ethic. We capture that again when we drill, baby, drill!” Trump’s executive order directs the U.S. Department of the Interior to...
  • Muslim “NO-GO” Zones Confirmed In 9 U.S. States. Warn Your Friends.

    04/22/2017 12:39:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 137 replies
    Angry Patriot ^ | April 21, 2017 | Angry Patriot
    Another day passes as radical Islam continues its aggressive expansion across the globe. Now OUR country is in serious trouble.A video has appeared that shows Muslim enclaves ruled by Sharia law in nine different states: Alaska, California, New York, Texas, Michigan, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee. Americans are forbidden to enter these communities. (via Twitter)Dear Obama: please admit you have failed the American people. It is because of your “open border” policies that we now are losing valuable real estate in our own country. This is unacceptable.After eight years of Obama, we have literally lost American soil to terrorists....