April 12, 2010
by The Associated Press Sunday, April 11, 2010 JUNEAU, Alaska -- A memo indicates there is a buyer for the Tulsequah Chief Mine in British Columbia. The old mine is leaking polluted water into the Taku River watershed -- a prized salmon habitat. Now, a memo distributed by the BC Environmental Assessment Office indicates there is a buyer. Former mine owner Redfern Corp. went bankrupt in March of 2009, after its plans to build an experimental hoverbarge to cart ore down the Taku River met resistance from Juneau's commercial fishermen and other river users.
February 11, 2010
by The Associated Press Wednesday, February 10, 2010 VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Lindsey Vonn's husband says it's possible the U.S. skiing star will have to pull out of some Olympic events because of a bruised and swollen right shin, but he'd be "very, very surprised if she didn't race in anything. " Thomas Vonn told The Associated Press on Wednesday his wife could use painkillers or a local anesthetic to numb the pain in the muscle where her leg meets her ski boot.
February 17, 2010
by The Associated Press Wednesday, February 17, 2010 VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Canadian mining giant Teck Resources Ltd. says environmental and aboriginal groups have appealed a decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to renew a permit for the company's Red Dog Mine in northwest Alaska. Teck said Wednesday that several environmental and tribal groups appealed the EPA's renewal of a water discharge permit for the mine. Teck says the entire permit will be stayed.
November 1, 2012
The University of Alaska Anchorage volleyball team became just the latest Vikings victim Thursday night down in Bellingham Washington dropping three straight games to 17th ranked Western Washington University 25-16, 25-22, 25-23. The sweep keeps Vikings impressive home streak alive WWU has yet to lose a single game, let alone a match, to a GNAC opponent on their own floor. For the Seawolves freshman Katelynn Zanders was the top performing offensive...
February 27, 2010
by Andrew Hinkelman Saturday, February 27, 2010 ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Anchorage Nordic skiers Kikkan Randall and Holly Brooks had strong performances in their final event of the 2010 Winter Olympics on Saturday. Randall battled with a group of skiers gunning for a top 25 finish, ending up 24th in a photo finish with Poland's Sylvia Jaskowiec by 0.1 seconds in the 30-kilometer cross country mass start classic race. Brooks steadily moved up from the back of the pack of 50 skiers to finish 36th.
February 14, 2010
by Andrew Hinkelman Sunday, February 14, 2010 ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Kikkan Randall said Sunday she would skip the first cross-country ski race of the 2010 Winter Olympics in order to focus on her best event. Randall had been slated to ski in Monday's women's 10-kilometer race, but used her Twitter feed Sunday to say she was bowing out to be more prepared for Wednesday's sprint. The sprint is Randall's best event -- she became the first American woman to win a World Cup event in a sprint race two years ago -- and is widely considered her best chance at a medal.
February 18, 2010
by Andrew Hinkelman Thursday, February 18, 2010 ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Kasilof's Jay Hakkinen skied and shot his way to a 76th-place finish in the 20-kilometer biathlon Thursday afternoon. Eighty-eight competitors finished the race. Hakkinen incurred penalties in each of four shooting rounds and had two misfires in three of them. He was third among Americans in the race, which did not include Anchorage's Jeremy Teela. Teela Tweeted that he experienced sinus problems when he woke up Thursday morning and was a late scratch from the race.
February 14, 2010
by Andrew Hinkelman Sunday, February 14, 2010 ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Team USA got off to a strong start in women's hockey on Sunday, posting an 12-1 win over China at the 2010 Winter Olympics, and a Palmer defenseman had a helping hand. Kerry Weiland, a defenseman in her first Olympics, assisted on the 11th goal and finished with a plus-4 rating in 16 minutes, 58 seconds of ice time. Jenny Potter led the way with a hat trick and two helpers. Monique Lamoureux -- sister of former Alaska Aces goalie J.P. Lamoureux -- had four assists.
February 15, 2010
by Andrew Hinkelman Monday, February 15, 2010 ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Alaska Pacific University Nordic skier James Southam bested all his American teammates in the 15-kilometer cross country race at the 2010 Winter Olympics on Monday. Southam posted an overall finish of 48th out of 95, but was first among the red, white and blue. With a time of 35 minutes, 58.2 seconds, Southam was 2:21.9 slower than gold medalist Dario Calogna of Switzerland, but nearly 45 seconds faster than the next American, Garrott Kuzzy, who was 58th.
February 18, 2010
by Andrew Hinkelman Thursday, February 18, 2010 ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Palmer's Kerry Weiland and the rest of Team USA did as expected Thursday, completing the preliminary round of hockey competition undefeated. The Americans defeated Finland 6-0. Weiland had three shots on goal and a minor penalty in 16:54 of ice time. The Finns did make a bit of history, though. Anne Helin was awarded the first penalty shot in women's Olympic hockey history after she was hooked down by Natlie Darwitz late in the game.