Alaska

Valdez Avalanche Center Prepares for The Season

Valdez Avalanche Center Prepares for The Season

From Valdez Avalanche Center: Please join the Valdez Avalanche Center in kicking off winter with Avalanche Awareness Month. Prepare for your winter adventures and support your local avalanche forecast: November 17 Winter is Coming Movie Night Boondocker Films, Civic Center 7pm Refresh your avalanche skills- November 18 Avalanche Rescue Workshop, […]

Governor Walker Issues Disaster Declaration for North Slope Borough

Governor Walker Issues Disaster Declaration for North Slope Borough

Late-September storm produced perilous conditions, flooding, damage in Utqiagvik November 15, 2017 ANCHORAGE — Governor Bill Walker late yesterday issued a declaration of disaster for the North Slope Borough following a strong Arctic sea storm in September. The declaration makes available $1 million from the state’s Disaster Relief Fund, and […]

Tustumena Delayed 24 Hours

Tustumena Delayed 24 Hours

Due to forecasted storm-force winds and high seas, the M/V Tustumena will delay its regularly scheduled November 16th departure from Homer for 24 hours.  AMHS staff is contacting affected passengers. Service notices may be found at dot.alaska.gov/amhs/service_notices.shtml or by contacting your local terminal by dialing 1-907-465-3941 or toll-free at 1-800-642-0066. Advertisement […]

Alaska Program to Reduce Crash Rates Receives National Roadway Safety Award

Alaska Program to Reduce Crash Rates Receives National Roadway Safety Award

  (ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (ADOT&PF), working in conjunction with the Alaska Department of Public Safety (ADPS) was honored today in Washington, D.C. for the success of its “Alaska Safety Corridor Program” in reducing the high rates of fatal and serious injury crashes […]

Governor Bill Walker shakes hands with Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott after signing an Administrative Order on Climate Change, at the State Capitol in Juneau, Alaska, October 31, 2017.

Governor Walker Signs Administrative Order Establishing Climate Change Strategy for Alaska

Climate Action Leadership Team will focus on mitigation, adaptation, research & response   October 31, 2017 JUNEAU — Recognizing that Alaska is the United States’ ground zero for the impacts of climate change, Governor Bill Walker today signed Administrative Order 289 establishing the Alaska Climate Change Strategy and Climate Action […]

Walker-Mallott Administration Releases Comprehensive Public Safety Action Plan

Walker-Mallott Administration Releases Comprehensive Public Safety Action Plan

Multi-pronged approach includes short-, long-term steps to continue building a Safer Alaska  October 30, 2017 JUNEAU — Governor Bill Walker today announced the release of the State’s Public Safety Action Plan. In August, Governor Walker tasked Attorney General Jahna Lindemuth to work with Commissioners Walt Monegan, Valerie Davidson, and Dean […]

ADOT&PF Seeks Public Review of 2018 Summer Ferry Schedule

ADOT&PF Seeks Public Review of 2018 Summer Ferry Schedule

(Juneau, AK) – The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities proposed Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) schedule for May-September 2018 is now available for public review.  Communities and interested people can review and comment on the proposed schedule through mid-November.  The draft schedule is based on the expected funding level […]

Visiting Angels-KCHU 10/19/17

Visiting Angels-KCHU 10/19/17

  Advertisement KCHU Reporter Marcia Lynn interviewed representatives of the Independent Living Center of Kenai, serving the region that includes the Kenai Peninsula, Copper River Valley, Valdez, Cordova and Kodiak. Navigating the ins and outs of how to apply for Social Security or Medicare benefits is a daunting task. In […]