Alaska volcano erupts, triggers highest aviation warning
Alaska’s Bogoslof Volcano erupted Sunday, sending a plume of ash at least 35,000 feet into the air and temporarily triggering the highest aviation alert, scientists say. (more…)
Know your hubs: -PAJN- Juneau International Airport
Juneau International Airport
Juneau International Airport (IATA: JNU, ICAO: PAJN, FAA LID: JNU) is a city owned, public use airport and seaplane base located seven nautical miles (8 mi, 13 km) northwest of the central business district of Juneau, a city and borough in the U.S. state of Alaska which has no direct road access to the outside world. The airport serves as a regional hub for all air travel, from bush carriers to a major U.S. air carrier, Alaska Airlines. Another major air carrier, Delta Air Lines, also operates flights with mainline jet aircraft from the airport although this service is seasonal in nature. (more…)
Interior Secretary Zinke will make Alaska stops from Arctic to Anchorage
WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke plans to spend the Memorial Day weekend and a few days after in Alaska on a tour organized by Sen. Lisa Murkowski. (more…)
Feds to gain control over Alaska river
BETHEL, Alaska (AP) Starting next month, the management of king salmon on a southwestern Alaska river will transfer from state control to federal.
KYUK-AM reports that as of June 12, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will begin to oversee the salmon living on lower and middle Kuskokwim River. Under federal law, the switch is necessary when there is poor return of king salmon. By taking over the fishery, the service is responsible for ensuring that local people receive subsistence priority.
According to the report, the feds may announce gillnet fishing openings depending on the condition of the run.
Refuge Manager Ken Stahlnecker says one opening is already scheduled for June 12. He expects fishers will be allowed to harvest as many as salmons this year as last year: about 40,000 kings.