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VALDEZ GRADUATE EARNS BP PRINCIPALS SCHOLARSHIP
Kathryn Keeney, a graduating high school senior from Valdez High School is a 2015 BP Principals Scholarship winner. She will receive a $4,000 scholarship and is among 25 winners of the BP Principals and Commissioner Scholarship program state wide. Since 1985, BP has awarded more than $3.5 million to 775 Alaska students who have excelled in academics and community service.
BLASTING BEGINS FOR NEW HARBOR Valdez, AK – Blasting operations will commence at the Valdez New Harbor construction site Friday as part of the Phase One Uplands development project.
Blasting will occur daily from May 29th through October 1st between the hours of 7:00am and 11:00pm. Exact blast times will be scheduled to minimize impact to pedestrian and vessel traffic, as well as local business operations and community events.
About 3,000 artifacts excavated during the historic Canadian Arctic Expedition are on loan to the University of Alaska Museum of the North in Fairbanks, where they are being studied and copied to create a virtual collection.
Ten environmental groups are challenging a federal agency in court over its approval of drilling permits off Alaska's northwest coast, in hopes of halting or delaying Shell's plans to drill in Arctic waters.
A dozen environmental groups told a federal court Monday they are renewing a challenge to the 2008 federal petroleum lease sale off Alaska's northwest shore, where Royal Dutch Shell PLC hopes to drill exploratory wells this summer.
Five villages around northern Alaska landed 17 whales this spring, despite Arctic ice that was at once jumbled and unpredictable as well as so soft it endangered the harvest of at least one whale that had already been hauled to the surface.
Before this spring's whaling season began, a Ptarmigan -- a small drone designed and built by a UAF engineering student -- flew over the Arctic Ocean near Barrow, making a three-dimensional map of the sea ice that allowed whalers to take a closer look at ice conditions and find the best routes to open leads.