Latest Bering Sea News

1 dead after plane landing on Alaska island went off runway

Oct. 19, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — One person died after a commuter airplane went off the end of a runway while landing at an airport in the remote Aleutian Islands fishing community of Unalaska, authorities said Friday. Alaska State Troopers identified the victim as David Allan Oltman, 38, of Washington state. The...

Home sweet volcano: Alaska fur seals thrive at unlikely spot

Oct. 3, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska’s northern fur seal population for three decades has been classified as depleted, but the marine mammals are showing up in growing numbers at an unlikely location: a tiny island that forms the tip of an active undersea volcano. Vents on Bogoslof Island continue to...

Village school investigates racist notes sent to student

Oct. 1, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — School officials in an Alaska Native village said Tuesday they are investigating three racist, hate-filled notes left in the locker of a mixed-race student that urged the girl to kill herself, one day after another student in the Bering Sea community died by suicide. David Harris,...

Corporation works with military on possible Alaska return

Sep. 27, 2019 9:35 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Melting sea ice, increased shipping and shifting defense priorities are factors in deciding whether the U.S. military re-establishes permanent facilities in Alaska's Bering Sea region, officials said. The Native regional Aleut Corporation owns much of the land on Adak Island and is...