Birch Lake – 24” about 400 yards out from the DOT wayside
Harding Lake – 21” about 400 yards out from the 5th Street boat launch
Chena Lake – 23” near the fishing pier, around all the fishing huts
Cushman Lake – 15” about 400 yards out from the boat launch area
Lisa Lake – 24″ even with the rock in the middle of both shorelines
Always use extreme caution when traversing the ice. Remember that ice will be thinnest over flowing water, inlet and outlet areas, deeper areas, and areas of upwelling.
This report will be updated as new ice information is received.
Be safe and good fishing!
Klaus Wuttig, Area Management Biologist
(ANCHORAGE, Alaska)—During Friday’s repairs, Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) bridge repair crews noted further damage to the girder that was struck by the dump truck in the Jan. 3 crash. The damaged beam has the potential to fall and must be removed to protect the safety of the highway users below.
DOT&PF using is an emergency contract to bring a contractor on board. Removal of the girder will begin as soon as the crew and equipment can mobilize to the site.
Traffic on Tudor is currently shifted away from the damaged girder and remains open to two through-lanes. Tudor Road users are being cautioned to be alert to the new configuration and reduce speeds when traveling in the area.
Updates will be posted at: http://dot.alaska.gov/bridgestrikejan3/
More information will be shared as it becomes available.
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), Division of Sport Fish (Division), is accepting public comment from Jan. 1 through Jan. 30, 2019, on its 2019 Statewide Stocking Plan for Sport Fisheries.
The Division, with assistance from private non-profit hatchery operators, plans to release approximately seven million fish annually into the waters of Alaska over the next five years to benefit anglers. The plan outlines the locations, numbers, and size or life stage for each species of fish that are planned for stocking.
“Receiving public input is extremely important to the Division as we finalize the Statewide Stocking Plan for 2019,” said Statewide Stocking Coordinator Andrew Garry. “The Division commits a significant portion of their annual budget towards stocking fish throughout the state, and hearing from anglers is a critical piece of the fisheries management process.”
Only fish reared from the Division’s hatchery facilities and from private non-profit hatcheries that work in cooperation with ADF&G to improve sport fisheries are included in this plan.
The Statewide Stocking Plan is available for review on the Division’s webpage. Hard copies are also available for review at local ADF&G offices.
Please submit public comments to Andrew Garry by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail:
William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery
c/o Andrew Garry
941 North Reeve Boulevard
Anchorage, Alaska, 99501
The public comment deadline is Wednesday, January 30, 2019.
(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – The damaged Tudor Road overpass, over the new Seward Highway, was inspected this morning. Bridge inspectors determined that the bridge remains structurally sound, however, one bridge girder is damaged and needs to be replaced. Because of this damage, the current traffic patterns will change.
This evening, crews will work to reconfigure the eastbound lanes on the Tudor overpass to create two through-lanes, closing the right-hand lane. The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) asks the public to be alert to ongoing lane closures while this work is completed. The new traffic configuration will close northbound access from Tudor to the Seward Highway.
Recognizing that this closure impacts an important and heavily used road, DOT&PF is working to expedite repairs. If a bridge girder can be manufactured locally, the repairs will happen more quickly. If a girder has to be manufactured out of state, the repair work will take substantially longer.
Crews will be removing the damaged debris hanging from the bottom of the bridge. There will be lane closures while this work is taking place. It is estimated that the lane closures will remain in place through the weekend. Crews anticipate opening all northbound lanes on the Seward Highway early next week.
The Seward Highway, Tudor Road overpass is a two span bridge, 176 feet in length. It was built in 1976 and has a vertical clearance of 16 feet.
The overpass was damaged at approximately 1 a.m., when an empty dump truck traveling with the truck bed up struck the bridge.
More information will be shared as it becomes available. Updates will be posted at: http://dot.alaska.gov/bridgestrikejan3/
It’s January of 2019 and that means it’s time to file your permanent fund dividend (PFD) and participate in Pick.Click.Give. This year the Pick.Click.Give. Charitable Contributions Program will be found within the PFD application. Instead of completing and submitting the application and then choosing to donate to a nonprofit after submission, the Pick.Click.Give. program has been moved to the end of the PFD application itself. It is now located alongside the UAA Savings program and Veterans Assistance program pieces of the PFD application.
In 2018, 24,155 Alaskans donated $2,294,464.38 to 637 nonprofits across the state. Since its inception, the Pick.Click.Give. Charitable Contributions Program has raised over $21 million for Alaskan nonprofits. “Alaskan’s are strong, generous people and they continue to support causes they care about. Pick.Click.Give. provides them a convenient, simple, safe way to do that,” said Jessie Lavoie, the Pick.Click.Give. Program Manager at The Alaska Community Foundation.
Pick.Click.Give. is a charitable contributions program managed by The Alaska Community Foundation and the Permanent Fund Dividend Division of the Alaska Department of Revenue with support from the Rasmuson Foundation and The Foraker Group.
Jessie Lavoie, MPA
The Alaska Community Foundation
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Please Pick.Click.Give. when you apply for your PFD!