Gustavus author Kim Heacox wins award for "Jimmy Bluefeather"

...Outdoor Literature for his novel, "Jimmy Bluefeather," published by Alaska Northwest Books."Jimmy Bluefeather" is the first original fiction Alaska Northwest Books has released in its 56 years of publishing.The novel follows a 95-year-old...

...Book Award and Reviews recently announced that Juneau author Annie Boochever's "Bristol Bay Summer," published by Alaska Northwest Books, was chosen as "Best in Category, Best First Novel" in its 2015 selection of top books for children and young adults...
Coast Guard studies shipping lanes for Bering Sea routes

...000 passengers on a 32-day voyage next year through the Northwest Passage.The federal agency has laid out a 4-mile wide...will travel from Seward, Alaska, to New York by way of the Northwest Passage, a route that winds through waters in far northern...
Snow hits Colorado, could bring tornadoes to south

...Colorado's main east-west highway, was closed because of blizzard conditions on the state's Eastern Plains as well as in northwest Kansas, where up to 15 inches of snow and heavy winds are in the forecast. Dozens of semi-trailers and cars were lined...
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First snow tallies show effects of winter storm: 5 inches downtown, 10 in Valley

...might be disappointed. The Weather Service expects heavy rain Thursday night and Friday as predominant winds shift from the northwest to the southwest, bringing warmer air. Colder weather - possibly carrying snow - is expected to return on Saturday, freezing...
Western US hit with blast of winter weather

...expected to drop light rain Monday in western Washington, with wetter, windier weather forecast in the days ahead across the Northwest.The National Weather Service in Seattle said the harsher weather will likely begin on Tuesday and last into Thursday. The...
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My Turn: Apprenticeships more important than ever

...development goals. They also help companies engaged in resource development. Red Dog Mine, located in a remote part of northwest Alaska, recently expanded its apprenticeship programs. Apprenticeships can help mining, oil and gas companies develop their...
NOAA outlines whale protection rules for Navy testing

...has outlined rules to protect whales and other marine mammals during testing conducted by the U.S. Navy off the Pacific Northwest.The Navy operates the Southeast Alaska Acoustic Measurement Facility north of Ketchikan, and it participates in the Northern...
State | Outdoors
From Australia to Zambia, slowing China economy causes pain

...economic troubles have dropped on the doorstep of a sun-weathered house at 18 Edgar St. in Port Hedland on Australia's northwest coast.Four years ago, the 50-year-old home, fabricated from cheap asbestos cement, sold for the equivalent of $1...
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E. coli in Northwest marks Chipotle's 3rd outbreak this year

SEATTLE (AP) - Chipotle closed 43 of its Pacific Northwest locations after the chain's third foodborne illness this year sickened about two dozen people - prompting renewed scrutiny of...
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