907 Updates August 12, 13 & 14, 2022

Courtesy of the Anchorage School District on Carpooling/transportation:

At this time the District does not have specific carpooling information for neighborhoods. We recommend connecting within your neighborhood school to coordinate carpooling and other resources. A good place to start could be calling your school. Thank you for your patience during this time, we know this is impacting our families and hope for this to be a temporary situation.

City Wilds By Bill Sherwonit Aug 10, 2022: Remembering and celebrating Gary Holthaus

I knew about Gary Holthaus, founding director of the Alaska Humanities Forum, long before I met him. However, I didn’t realize or appreciate how much he’d accomplished in his life — and the strong Humanist values he held — until after we became friends.


And the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is holding a memorial service for Gary H. soon…It’s coming up at 10 AM on August 21st… You can Zoom in by going to the AUUF website, or go in person to the church building at 2824 E 18th.

KTUU: Willow man charged with kidnapping Saturday Alaska State Troopers; Beloved Anchorage instructor passes away and more ->

KTOO: Alaska hunting guide serving 6 months in prison for ‘multi-year wildlife crime spree’; Ironman Alaska athletes likely spent millions while they were in Juneau; Ballot measure to defund Ketchikan’s library over drag queen storytime certified for Oct. 4 election and more ->

KYUK: Housing residents wake to an overnight fire that killed 3 and destroyed 2 apartments and more ->
Alaska Native News: Husband of UAA’s Christina Jackson Arrested on Murder Charges Thursday; Historic Alaska Tribal Child Welfare Compact becomes Law; Interior Department Announces Next Steps for Selection by Alaska Native Vietnam-era Veterans on Millions of Acres of Federal Lands; HAARP to hold public open house Saturday, Aug. 27; This Day in Alaska History-August 12th, 1916 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Twenty-one year old from North Pole competes in American Ninja Warrior and more ->

The arctic Sounder: Police didn’t listen to witness account of events, Lee’s family says and more ->

KINY: Kodiak resident to serve five years for sexual abuse of a minor; Ketchikan educator named ‘Teacher of Distinction’ at SHI conference and more ->

Craig Medred: Tough loss

KRBD: A Ketchikan teacher is using his sabbatical to write a book about 19th century Tlingit history and more ->

By Clarisa Diaz, Quartz: Spruce trees have arrived in the Arctic tundra a century ahead of schedule

Michael R Dougherty Anchorage Memories VIP Anchorage: Varsity Show Memories
Do you remember watching Anchorage’s Saturday teen TV dance program, The Varsity Show? Did you dance on the show? Did you work on the show?

From 1959, when the show was called “Chuck’s DJ Dance Party”, up to 1971, Anchorage teens could watch KTVA channel 11 on Saturday afternoons from about September to May of each year to see their friends dancing to the latest hits on Anchorage’s very own version of “American Bandstand” called, The Varsity Show.



Author Annie B. Sullivan’s New Book ‘Alaska Winter Miracle’ is an Inspiring Spiritual Tale of a New Mother Stranded in an Alaskan Blizzard and Her Miracle Baby

Recent release ‘Alaska Winter Miracle’ from Covenant Books author Annie B. Sullivan is an endearing tale of prayerful miracles for young readers that shares a story of a mother stranded in a storm while going into labor too early. When a team of rescue medics all pray over the mother and baby, miracles of faith prevail.

By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: The Reindeer Dog Was Invented Here In Alaska, And You Can Grab One From The Street Vendors In Anchorage

If you’re looking for some iconic Alaskan food, you may be thinking of our killer fresh seafood or sourdough bread. But many locals’ favorite grab-and-go meal? The delicious and mouth-watering reindeer dogs in Alaska. Topped with all of your favorites like cheese, onions, and even jalapeños, this classic Alaskan street food will have you coming back for more.