Alaska's popular walrus cam streams again after a decade put two paid staff members on the island about 400 miles southwest of Anchorage to not only welcome the handful of visitors it...reached by an hours-long boat ride from hub communities in southwest Alaska - had just 42 visitors last year. Only five of those...
Alaska's popular walrus cam streams again after a decade, the cam is again up and running.Every summer, up to 15,000 walruses haul out on the island about 400 miles southwest of Anchorage in northern Bristol Bay.There are four cameras pointed at two beaches on the remote island.But like in 2005...
Anatomy of the worst fire year

...end in July. August is usually a wet month in Interior Alaska, when a change in the jet stream shoves moisture from the southwest between the Alaska Range and Kuskokwim Mountains. That mechanism seemed broken in 2004. Fairbanks had its driest August...
'Monumental' art unveiled at Soboleff Building

...York and can be seen in collections including the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and the Southwest Museum in Los Angeles.The Soboleff Building panels are based on his painting, "Greatest Echo," which was sold at the...
Bethel battles growing heroin problem

...BETHEL - The city of Bethel has directed managers to begin drafting a plan to combat the growing heroin problem in the Southwest Alaska hub community.The Bethel City Council last week voted to have the city manager lead a team that will partner...
Exoskeleton that helps paralyzed walk faces safety barrier in Japan

...because of a robotic exoskeleton called ReWalk.The thrill is still limited to a rehabilitation center in Atsugi city, southwest of Tokyo, where ReWalk is available to a handful of Japanese paraplegics, skirting regulations, in the name of research...
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Yemen officials: Some ground fighting after cease-fire

...between the rebels and forces loyal to exiled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi also raged in the strategic city of Taiz, southwest of the capital. The rebels and their allies shelled residential areas, with one shell hitting a bus, killing nine people...
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Transmission line planned for Air Force station

...Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported, in response to an Air Force request for saving money.Clear Air Station is 78 miles southwest of Fairbanks near Anderson. The station operates radar antennas that track satellites and provide early warning of an intercontinental...
Tornadoes kill at least 5 in South

...widespread flooding. Firefighters in Corsicana, 60 miles southwest of Van, recovered the body of a driver who had ventured into...caused a huge sinkhole to open up in Granbury, some 40 miles southwest of Fort Worth. The 40-foot-wide sinkhole swallowed the...
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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...


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