Yereth Rosen

Yereth Rosen

Yereth Rosen came to Alaska in 1987 to work for the Anchorage Times. She has reported for Reuters, for the Alaska Dispatch News, for Arctic Today and for other organizations. She covers environmental issues, energy, climate change, natural resources, economic and business news, health, science and Arctic concerns. In her free time, she likes to ski and watch her son's hockey games.

A hillside view of Gambell, one of the two communities on St. Lawrence Island in the northern Bering Sea, is seen in 2005. Two Indigenous men sailed from Russia's Chuktoka region, arriving in Gambell in early October. Upon arrival, they asked for asylum. (Photo provided by the Alaska Division of Community and Regional Affairs)

Russian asylum seekers who boated to Alaska island are Indigenous, Murkowski says

By: - October 24, 2022

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski on Saturday provided some details about the two asylum seekers who traveled from the Russian Far East to Alaska’s St. Lawrence Island earlier this month to avoid being conscripted into the nation’s military. The two men are Indigenous Siberians, and they said Putin’s government is targeting ethnic minorities in rural areas, […]

Lisa Murkowski poses for photos on Saturday at the close of the Alaska Federation of Natives convention with Joe Nelson and Ana Hoffman, co-chairs of the organization, and AFN Executive Vice President Nicole Borromeo. AFN, the largest Native organization in Alaska, endorsed both Murkowski and U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola, the first Alaska Native to serve in Congress. Two Murkowski campaign staffers, Grace Jang and Shea Siegert, are using smartphones to take the photos. (Photo by Yereth Rosen/Alaska Beacon)

AFN endorses Peltola and Murkowski, citing accomplishments and commitments

By: - October 23, 2022

Alaska’s largest Indigenous organization on Saturday endorsed the reelection campaigns of both U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola, a Democrat, and Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a Republican, backing two lawmakers seen by the members as champions of Native issues. “It’s pretty unanimous that everybody is for the two candidates,” said Jodi Mitchell, who chaired the resolutions committee at […]

Sen. Lisa Murkowski delivers a speech on Friday during the second day of the Alaska Federation of Native's 2022 convention. (Photo by Yereth Rosen/Alaska Beacon)

Murkowski, facing spirited election challenge, gets warm embrace at AFN convention

By: - October 21, 2022

Alaska’s senior U.S. senator, the target of an aggressive challenge in her reelection campaign, got a warm reception at the Alaska Federation of Natives annual convention on Friday. The AFN audience greeted U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski with a standing ovation and multiple bursts of applause. Murkowski returned the warm greeting to members of Alaska’s largest […]

Mary Peltola wears the late U.S. Rep. Don Young's signature bolo tie as she addresses a packed audience Thursday on the first day of the 2022 Alaska Federation of Natives convention. (Photo by Yereth Rosen/Alaska Beacon)

Peltola gets hero’s welcome at AFN, along with songs of blessing, gifts and pledges of support

By: - October 20, 2022

The first Alaska Native to represent the state in the U.S. Congress got a hero’s welcome on the opening day of the Alaska Federation for Natives convention, where she was greeted with standing ovations, given thunderous applause and hugs, showered with praise and gifts, celebrated with signs emblazoned with her image – and presented with […]

A sign on a hillside, seen on Friday, marks Anchorage's oldest neighborhood. The addition of Government Hill is one of the big changes to the reconfigured legislative district spanning Anchorage's north side. (Photo by Yereth Rosen/Alaska Beacon)

Ranked-choice voting likely to be important in North Anchorage House race

By: - October 19, 2022

In a newly redrawn House district, Alaska’s new ranked-choice voting system is poised to be critical to the election outcome. Two highly experienced Democrats are running to unseat the Legislature’s youngest member for the seat representing the northern tier of Anchorage. The seat is now held by Republican David Nelson, 26, a lieutenant in the […]

Light from the setting sun on March 21, 2008 is reflected on the surface of an ice road in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska. (Photo by Wayne Svejnoha/U.S. Bureau of Land Management)

Study tracks reductions in time and space for ice roads in the Arctic, including Alaska

By: - October 17, 2022

The Arctic’s accelerating warming has shortened the amount of time and the breadth of areas for use of ice roads throughout the far north, scientists and industrial users have said for years. Now a new study from scientists at Nanjing University in China has quantified those losses for different regions of the Arctic, including Alaska, […]

Spawning salmon swim on Sept. 7, 2005, in the Grand Central River on western Alaska's Seward Peninsula. (Photo by Christian Zimmerman/USGS Alaska Science Center)

Bycatch task force considers new rules, more research to protect Alaska fish intercepted at sea

By: - October 14, 2022

In the search for a solution to the problem of bycatch, the unintended at-sea harvest of non-target species, the stakes in Alaska are high. Now a special task force is nearing the end of a year-long process to find solutions that satisfy competing interests to the problem of bycatch, which refers to fish that are […]

The Yukon-Kuskokwim hub of Bethel is seen from the air on July 13, 2015. (Photo by Rachel Loehman/USGS Alaska Science Center)

Modern broadband service, funded by federal grants, headed to Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta

By: - October 12, 2022

A new broadband system providing high-speed internet service is in the works for one of the most rural areas of the nation, Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. The announcement was made Monday by the Bethel Native Corp., the village Native corporation located in the region’s population hub, and GCI, Alaska’s largest telecommunications company. The new system will […]

cGubernatorial candidates at an Anchorage debate on Tuesday use signs to indicate their votes on a ballot measure about a new constitutional convention. Opposing the idea of a convention to rewrite the state's constitution are, from left, former Gov. Bill Walker, an independent, and former state Rep. Les Gara, a Democrat. In favor of the convention are incumbent Gov. Mike Dunleavy and former Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce, both Republicans. The four appeared at a debate held by the Resource Development Council for Alaska. (Photo by Yereth Rosen)

Gubernatorial candidates spar over gas pipeline, fiscal plans and other issues at Anchorage debate

By: - October 11, 2022

Gov. Mike Dunleavy tangled with his challengers Tuesday in an Anchorage debate that featured the first joint appearance of all four gubernatorial candidates on the ballot. At the debate, held by the Resource Development Council for Alaska, sparks flew over several issues. One was the long-desired but never-built pipeline shipping massive reserves of North Slope […]

Strips of salmon dry on a rack in the Inupiat village of Teller on Sept. 2, 2021. (Photo by Yereth Rosen/Alaska Beacon)

In Bering Strait region, House candidates face off in a rerun of 2020 race

By: - October 11, 2022

The race to represent Alaska’s Bering Strait region in the state Legislature is a rematch of the 2020 House contest. But the issues that drove Tyler Ivanoff to challenge legislative leader Neal Foster two years ago have now shifted. In 2020, Ivanoff, a teacher in the Inupiat village of Shishmaref, channeled anger over what he […]

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Anthony Downs and Staff Sgt. Derek Bolton, staff weather officers assigned to one of the AIr Force's Combat Weather Squadrons, return to an Alaska National Guard helicopter during training on Aug. 25 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage The new White House Arctic Strategy emphasizes national defense and the threats posed by Russian aggression. (Photo by Senior Airman Patrick Sullivan/U.S. AIr Force)

White House Arctic strategy puts new emphasis on national defense and threats posed by Russia

By: - October 8, 2022

A new Arctic strategy released on Friday by the White House acknowledges some big changes in the region over the past decade – the rise of military threats posed by Russia, the largest Arctic nation. A heavier emphasis on national defense is the biggest difference between the new Biden administration strategy and its predecessor, released […]

The U.S. Coast Guard Healy transits through multi-year pack ice in the Arctic Ocean on Sept. 27 it approaches the North Pole. The Healy reached the North Pole on Friday. It was the third time the icebreaker traveled there, and the second time it reached the North Pole without an accompanying vessel. Thirty-four scientists and technicians traveled aboard the Healy on this North Pole voyage. (Photo by Deborah Heldt Cordone/U.S. Coast Guard)

U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker trip to North Pole is part of this year’s busy Arctic season

By: - October 7, 2022

The U.S. Coast Guard’s icebreaking cutter Healy reached the North Pole last Friday, a milestone it reached only twice before. It was the second time that the 420-foot icebreaker had made it to the North Pole unaccompanied; the first time was in 2015, the Coast Guard said. “The crew of Healy is proud to reach […]