KNBA 90.3 FM http://knba.org en 7/29/14 KNBA News - Anchorage waterways contaminated with e.coli bacteria http://knba.org/post/72914-knba-news-anchorage-waterways-contaminated-ecoli-bacteria <p>People fish, play, and swim in the scores of&nbsp;rivers, creeks, and streams that flow through Anchorage, but officials warn people&nbsp;the waterways&nbsp;harbor high levels of e.coli bacteria,&nbsp;most from dog waste.</p><p>The Native&nbsp;Village of Elim is collecting data to accompany an application for an in-stream&nbsp;flow reservation, which would reserve&nbsp;its drinking water watershed, or enough water to support fish habitat.&nbsp;The village is concerned about&nbsp;Triex Minerals, of Canada, began&nbsp;exploratory drilling for uranium&nbsp;hear Elim's largest watershed.</p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 03:32:28 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 13999 at http://knba.org 14/7/28 KNBA News - Allakaket residents oppose a 200-mile road to Northwest Alaska http://knba.org/post/14728-knba-news-allakaket-residents-oppose-200-mile-road-northwest-alaska <p>Residents of Allakaket oppose a road that would span from the Dalton Highway to the Ambler Mining District in Northwest Alaska over concerns about its impacts to already depleted hunting and fishing populations. A mining company estimates there are hundreds of millions of tons of copper, zinc, and lead in the Ambler Mining District.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:18:02 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 13956 at http://knba.org 7/25/14 KNBA News - U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, seek resources to meet needs as the Arctic changes http://knba.org/post/72514-knba-news-us-navy-coast-guard-seek-resources-meet-needs-arctic-changes <p>Members of the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure committee heard about&nbsp;growing maritime&nbsp;traffic in Arctic waters and the need for a heavy ice breaker for search and rescue, oil spill response, and law enforcement services.&nbsp;&nbsp;The U.S. Coast Guard said fiscal constraints don't allow it to build an ice breaker. The Navy testified ice breaking is outside its areas of responsibility. Despite USCG studies to the contrary, Alaska Rep. Don Young said he thinks leasing an ice breaker from the private sector could be done cost effectively. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:27:51 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 13870 at http://knba.org 7/24/14 KNBA News - Residents push for consistent gas prices from Enstar after a 50% price jump http://knba.org/post/72414-knba-news-residents-push-consistent-gas-prices-enstar-after-50-price-jump <p>As KSKA's Ann Hillman reports, about 90 people attended a Regulatory Commission of Alaska meeting to ask it to reconsider its decision to approve&nbsp;Enstar's request for a&nbsp;50% price increase for natural gas.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:42:36 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 13825 at http://knba.org 7/23/14 KNBA News - Group wants advance notice of EPA actions affecting the proposed Pebble Mine http://knba.org/post/72314-knba-news-group-wants-advance-notice-epa-actions-affecting-proposed-pebble-mine <p>In a lawsuit alleging the Environmental Protection Agency overstepped its authority in erecting roadblocks to the&nbsp;Pebble Mine, the group behind the&nbsp;mine has requested advance notice of EPA&nbsp; actions affecting the mine.</p><p>Alaska has set a record in&nbsp;the number of tourists visiting Alaska in the year beginning May 1, 2013.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:06:56 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 13824 at http://knba.org