Tim Ellis, KUAC - Fairbanks
There were over 30,000 lightning strikes in Alaska Monday through Wednesday, with the number of acres burned rising from about 1,500 to nearly 11,000.
Alaska Fire Service spokeswoman Beth Ipsen says the agency recorded 7,000 lightning strikes around the Interior overnight Monday.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hopes to resume the project next month after "taking corrective action" to resolve a bidder's protest.
Matthew Heller, 54, had placed sandbags around his home Wednesday before he aimed a firearm at troopers who shot him.
Sen. Dan Sullivan's office confirmed his statements on Alaska bases' security last week, but Pentagon officials declined comment.
NORAD scrambled Alaska-based F-22 and F-16 fighters and an AWACS radar plane for Thursday's "routine interception."
Military officials advise Alaskans to expect aircraft noise and Gulf of Alaska naval operations during the state's biggest exercise of the year.
The FBI investigators say the couple used false and fraudulent claims to get 22 people to invest more than $700,000 in a “marijuana theme park.”
A few Stryker combat vehicles remain at Fort Wainwright, for training soldiers in facing weapons of mass destruction.
An EPA attorney says the violations were found in 2019 at the Pogo mine and two underground tanks beneath its assay laboratory.
The 300-foot-wide fire break, west of Delta Junction, is near an area that has seen wildfires sparked by military training.
Convoys from JBER started rolling toward Fort Wainwright over the Parks Highway on Wednesday. They'll begin returning on April 6.
The state is asking for public comments on new rules for siting small nuclear reactors, like one planned for Eielson Air Force Base.
A Tanana man has been charged with first-degree murder, after Alaska State Troopers say he fatally shot a family member who lived next door.
Troopers have wrapped up their investigation of the Feb. 18 incident. The Eielson Air Force Base airman who fell is still being treated for her injuries.
The U.S. Army is proposing to replace Fort Wainwright’s coal-fired heat and power plant with natural-gas fired boilers installed around the post.
An Army spokesperson says the AH-64D Apache helicopter was one of four that were taking part in a training flight.
The new jets will join Eielson's 18th Aggressor Squadron, which trains Air Force pilots during Red Flag and Northern Edge events.
Daniel Serkov, 33, was arraigned Saturday on two counts of first-degree murder in the Friday deaths. His bail was set at $2 million.
Higher prices for feed, fuel and fertilizer have driven some producers to cut back on their livestock.