Tag: safety

Brief: October declared Pedestrian Safety Month

With diminished sunlight as winter nears, the state of Alaska has declared October as Pedestrian Safety Month in an effort to decrease the number...

Prepare ahead to travel in national forests

U.S. Forest Service officials are reminding those pursuing recreational activities in Alaska’s national forests to be prepared when venturing out for snowshoeing, skiing, stargazing and aurora chasing.

Learn to avoid traps on Chugach trails

When traveling on winter trails in Chugach National Forest, particularly in years when snowfall is abundant, hikers should be very cautious about going beyond areas where roads are plowed, to avoid getting themselves or their pets caught in traps, a veteran U.S. Forest Service official advises.

Winter motorized sports now open across the Chugach

It’s fall on the calendar, but it certainly feels like winter on the Cordova Ranger District. Early season snowfall means a winter wonderland brimming with recreation activities: skating, snowshoeing, snowmachining, snowboarding and skiing.

Stay home, Cordova officials urge during winter storm warning

The city of Cordova is asking residents to please stay home and avoid non-essential travel on the roads as a National Weather Service winter storm warning remains in effect through 11 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6.

State to ship water to Yakutat due to contaminated wells

YAKUTAT— Alaska plans to begin shipping water to a town where chemical contamination was found in area wells, officials said.

Use extra vigilance around wildlife in springtime

It’s important to be safe around wildlife all year long, but spring is a particularly important time.

No need for vigilantes or trailhead guards in Cordova

Oh my. Surprise, surprise. More headlines about crimes in Alaska’s biggest city are in the news. Is there a day that goes by without something bad happening in Anchor Town?

Murkowski supports need to expand tribal jurisdiction

Sen. Lisa Murkowski is calling on Attorney General William Barr to work with her to address the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women...

Cordova troopers participate in DPS rural trooper training

During the first week of April, the Department of Public Safety held its first Rural Trooper Training and saw participation from Alaska State Troopers...
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