Annie Feidt, Alaska's Energy Desk - Anchorage

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Annie Feidt is the Managing Editor for Alaska's Energy Desk, a collaboration between Alaska Public Media in Anchorage, KTOO Public Media in Juneau and KUCB in Unalaska. Her reporting has taken her searching for polar bears on the Chukchi Sea ice, out to remote checkpoints on the Iditarod Trail, and up on the Eklutna Glacier with scientists studying its retreat. Her stories have been heard nationally on NPR and Marketplace. Annie’s career in radio journalism began in 1998 at Minnesota Public Radio, where she produced the regional edition of All Things Considered. She moved to Anchorage in 2004 with her husband, intending to stay in the 49th state just a few years. She has no plans to leave anytime soon. afeidt (at) alaskapublic (dot) org  |  907.550.8443 | About Annie

Dwight Yoakam Concert Cancelled Due to Safety Concerns

A concert promoter in Anchorage is refunding more than 1,000 Dwight Yoakam tickets for a show that was supposed to happen this weekend. The concert was scheduled for June 25 in the Alaska Dome.

Solving A Biological Puzzle On Middleton Island

Picture a giant chicken coop in the middle of a treeless island in the Gulf of Alaska. But the coop is really an old concrete Air Force radar tower. And instead of chickens, it holds Black-Legged Kittiwakes. Photos courtesy of USGS/Voice of USGS biologist Scott Hatch

Interior Department Will Not Designate Public Lands as ‘Wild Lands’

The Interior Department is backing away from a plan to make millions of acres of undeveloped land in the west eligible for federal wilderness protection. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar made the announcement in a memo today to the director of the Bureau of Land Management.

Postal Service Cuts May Affect Juneau Residents

The U.S. Postal Service is making changes around the country to try to shrink a budget deficit of billions of dollars. Alaska is no exception. The post office is reorganizing how it oversees the bypass mail program in the state. And it is considering a big change in how Juneau residents receive mail.

Students Head to Seattle Marine Science Conference

A group of scientists who study the Pribilof Islands are on their way to Seattle for a North Pacific Marine science conference.

Officials Hopeful About Shale Oil Potential

State officials are cautiously optimistic about a new type of on shore oil development that could help feed the sputtering Trans Alaska Pipeline. A new company called Great Bear Petroleum is armed with almost half a million acres in new leases and a plan to go after unconventional oil sources on the North Slope.