Alaska News Nightly Tuesday July 4 2017

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter @aprnListen nowReported North Korean ICBM test could spell concerns for AlaskaAssociated PressU.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson confirmed today that North Korea’s latest missile test was with an intercontinental ballistic missile. Though the U.S. military’s initial assessment was that the North Koreans fired an intermediate-range missile, Tillerson’s statement offered the first confirmation from the Administration that it was in fact an ICBM.Alaskans take Mt. Marathon top spotsAPRN StaffThe 2017 Mount Marathon race in Seward is over and a familiar champion has taken first in the women’s race.No one injured after one vessel sinks, three beached in big overnight Nushagak fisheryAvery Lill, KDLG – DillinghamAt least four fishing vessels appear to have had major problems from Sunday night to Monday morning in Bristol Bay’s Nushagak District. One, the fishing vessel N-11, capsized and sank after “deck-loading” a big catch of sockeye.Tulsequah Chief Mine controversy deepens as it courts new investorsEd Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – JuneauSoutheast Alaska tribal groups are calling for cleanup of British Columbia’s long-abandoned Tulsequah Chief Mine.Educators come together for annual National Education Association meetingHenry Leasia, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageEducators from across the nation are currently meeting in Boston for the annual meeting of the National Education Association, the largest teacher’s union in the country.Eielson reminds pilots to not harass wildlife on training rangesTim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksEielson Air Force Base officials say they reminded pilots and their commanders participating in a training exercise last month that they cannot harass wildlife that wanders onto military training ranges during a recent exercise.Unalaska is the nation’s eagle attack capital. Why?Berett Wilber, KUCB – UnalaskaUnalaska is the national hot spot for bald eagle attacks. Biologists and law enforcement officials agree: You’re more likely to be attacked by a bald eagle here than anywhere else in the country.How scuba equipment fits into managing Southeast fisheriesAngela Denning, KFSK – PetersburgCommercial fishing is a key industry in Southeast Alaska. But managing the fisheries sometimes means donning scuba gear and checking out the ocean floor.A look into the workings of a Nushagak sport fishing campAllison Mollenkamp, KDLG – DillinghamIn the controlled chaos of Bristol Bay’s commercial and subsistence fishing, it can be easy to lose track of the third group the salmon get to: sport fishermen. They come from all over to fish with guides at camps and lodges along Southeast Alaska Rivers. Those guides are just part of the infrastructure that keeps sport fishing going.last_img