Off the Beaten Path: The mysteries of Yakobi Island, part II

...warn the St. Paul of vicious currents that likely capsized the two boats and led to the drowning of the 15 Russians. The southwest entrance of Lisianski Strait and the entrance to Surge Bay can be quite dangerous, particularly when there is a westerly...
Off the Beaten Path: The mysteries of Yakobi Island, part I

...a two-part series on Yakobi Island and its history. Next week's Off the Beaten Path will conclude the series. At the southwest edge of Cross Sound lies Yakobi Island, a stormy rainforest domain shrouded in mystery. Originally named Takhanes by the...
Airlines soar to record profits

...746 million after spending $600 million less on fuel.? Southwest tripled its profit to a record $453 million; fuel savings...are heading into their best time of year, summer. United, Southwest and Alaska Airlines all said they plan to increase passenger-carrying...
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Juneau Jazz & Classics Festival begins Friday

...mandolin; Glenn Fields, drums; Eric Frey, upright bass; and Chris Miller, saxophone.Known for: Roots music from Southwest Louisiana that combines swamp-pop, Cajun, country, blues and zydeco. "(A) litmus test for what's going on in SW...
Devastating earthquake hits Nepal

...airlift and food distribution.(END OPTIONAL TRIM)Nepal, a country of 30 million people, is bordered by India to the southwest and China to the northeast.Many structures in Nepal are made of unreinforced brick or rubble and field stone, and scores...
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Search begins for pilot in trouble over Prince William Sound

...176th Wing took a "mayday" report and a signal from an emergency locator transmitter. The agency joined the search with a Pavehawk helicopter and C-130 King aircraft with para-rescuemen.Perry Island is 60 miles southwest of Valdez.
Coast Guard says remains of missing Alaska pilot found

...of Wasilla.The search was launched after the pilot reported engine trouble Tuesday afternoon near Perry Island, 60 miles southwest of Valdez. The Coast Guard says the pilot stated he might have to set the plane down.The Coast Guard says searchers included...
Agency will hunt invasive caribou on remote island's two days of fog, caribou might go undetected, Delehanty said.Adak is a 283-square-mile island 1,300 miles southwest of Anchorage. The military built an airfield on the island during World War II. It was used as a Naval Air Station until...
The Pelicans are in

...just three quarters for his fourth triple-double of the season and Houston never trailed against Utah.Houston won the Southwest Division and got the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference when San Antonio lost to New Orleans a few minutes later. The...
Search for missing family comes to grim end

...and Jaracca Hundley, 3, lived on a quiet street on the outskirts of Kenai, a fishing community of 7,100 about 65 miles southwest of Anchorage.They were last seen in May.At the time, relatives said it appeared the family left without packing. The...


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