A Day in the Life of: Poet Richard Stokes

For a long time, Richard Stokes avoided poetry, afraid of what he might say. "I think (I avoided it) because I was very timid," he said.
The story behind the return of the wood bison

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game's reintroduction of wood bison to the Lower Innoko/Yukon Rivers area has made the news lately.
Domestic violence prevention dollars deleted

The group of legislators responsible for negotiating the final version of the state operating budget set eight state department budgets Monday. Its agreements included the elimination of $1.5 million left for Choose Respect programs.
State | AK legislature
House passes fuel tax by a hair

...Walker, it would be the first tax increase for the public since 2005.The fuel tax would fund the state Department of Environmental Conservation's Spill Prevention and Response division, which cleans up about 2,000 crude oil and refined fuel...
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Boring trumps bold in the pursit of long-term change

When you think of the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, the first person who comes to mind is Martin Luther King Jr.
Around town for Monday, March 23

...Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Free.Special Forest-Fisheries Forum, 1:30 p.m.-5 p.m., Department of Environmental Conservation 2nd floor conference room, 410 Willoughby Ave. UAS Faculty Candidate Seminar, 1:45 p.m.-2...
Permanent Fund Corporation not immune to DST impact

...impact.Most other state agencies said passing the bill wouldn't change a thing for them, but the Department of Environmental Conservation, the Department of Natural Resources and the University of Alaska system reported they were also concerned...
State | AK legislature
Little oil, no impact: Officials say Auke Bay unfazed by Feb. 22 spill

...22. The Coast Guard received a report of the spill at 8 p.m. that day.Coast Guard and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation responders estimated the spill area was 500 feet by 1,000 feet and placed booms to keep the sheen from...
Reinbold booted from caucus

...and in a crisis I really wasn't interested in that."Reinbold sits on Finance subcommittees for the Department of Environmental Conservation and the Alaska Court System, both chaired by Rep. Cathy Munoz, R-Juneau, and on the Department...
State | AK legislature
Officials expect minimal damage from Auke Bay oil spill

...damage has been found. The Coast Guard wrote in a press release Tuesday that officials from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and the Coast Guard are investigating the approximately 50-100 gallons of oil spilled into the water...


  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-3028
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2270
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback