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After Five Months Of Waiting, Fuel Barge Arrives in St. Paul

A fuel ration on the Pribilof Island of St. Paul ended Tuesday after more than a month and a half of limiting fuel for both residents and fishermen. The Bering Sea community announced the ration in late February after bad weather repeatedly canceled the arrival of a fuel barge. The...
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St. Paul Tribal Government One Of Seven Nationwide Recipients Of Federal STEM Grant

A Pribilof Island community of less than 400 people has received more than $250,000 in federal funds to train locals to work at its commercial aircraft test range. The Aleut Community of St. Paul Island Tribal Government (ACSPI) announced it was one of seven recipients nationwide to receive the Economic Development Administration's STEM Talent Challenge grant Tuesday.
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Alaska Fisheries Report — Jan. 2, 2019

We’re going to ease into the new year with a few good books. First up, we have the story of a Bering Sea Captain. Jake Jacobson recounts stories and memories of his five decades fishing Alaska’s dangerous and unpredictable waters.And an we look at the early days of ocean exploration.
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Rumbling Alaska volcano sends ash plume 5 miles into the air

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - One of Alaska’s most active volcanoes, a towering ice-covered cone in the Aleutian Islands, shot a cloud of ash more than 5 miles high on Friday, triggering a warning to aviators and putting on a show that was captured in satellite imagery.
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Alaska Crab Boat Sinking Survivors Reveal Rough Conditions Before Tragedy

Only two survivors were found out of the five crew members of the sunken Scandies Rose. The survivors, Dean Gribble Jr. and John Lawler suffered from hypothermia. Gribble said that they endured rough conditions prior to the sinking with the sea rising 20 feet, the winds blowing at 40 mph and the harsh icy conditions.
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The 907: 2020 Alaska travel trends

Did you or anyone you know Google “trip to Alaska” in 2019? As the No. 6 most searched destination in that category in the world, Alaska has its sights set high for 2020. With an estimated 1.41 million cruise ship visitors, coupled with a steadily growing winter tourism season (hey, aurora!), there is a chance for 2020 to be an even better season.
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Opposition to Alaska mining is shameful

This author, in this column and elsewhere, has often taken the position that Alaska, especially in remote locations, is the safest, most environmentally-sound and worker-friendly mining location in the world. Alaska is endowed with world-class resources from one end of the state to the other. The associated jobs are well paid, and the industry is stable.
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'Alaska PD' Officer Gerrit Butler Is a Former Pro MMA Fighter

It seems like there's no dearth of Alaska-themed reality TV content, but A&E might have a bonafide hit on their hands with Alaska PD. It's no secret that Live PD is the belle of the ball when it comes to cable TV ratings... the program is absolutely killing it for the network. So why wouldn't a series about police officers navigating the criminal world and helping citizens daily in one of America's most remote locations work?
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5 crew members feared dead after Alaska fishing boat sinks

Five crew members are feared dead after a crab fishing vessel sank in the frigid waters off Alaska. Authorities have called off the search for those working in one of the most dangerous industries in the U.S.
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