907 Updates May 26 & 27, 2019

By Lauren Maxwell: Video of teen beating prompts principal to report
By Derek Minemyer: New cruise ship in Whittier assisted in 9/11 evacuation
“It was actually one of the boats that responded after 9/11, to do the evacuation, which was one of the largest maritime evacuations in history,” Kyle Enright, the ship’s captain, said Wednesday.

It was also on standby when U.S. Airways Flight 1549 lost engine power and made an emergency landing on the Hudson River — you may know this as the “Miracle on the Hudson.”
KTOO Public Media: Dunleavy spokesperson: Next special session could be outside Juneau, with Mat-Su as an option; Under a new pilot program, several Anchorage elementary schools will have longer lunch and recess next fall; Gardentalk – How do you get rid of cow parsnip? More ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Fourteen-Year-Old Girl Missing In Bethel For Two Days and more ->
Alaska Native News: Quake Wakes up South Peninsula/Kodiak Island Residents Early Monday Morning and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Local research divers survey Harding Lake, no sign of Elodea yet; Annual month long food drive benefiting Fairbanks children raises over $30,000; Fire crews fighting the Oregon Lake fire work to protect structures and more ->
The Arctic Sounder: Congressman works to rid Alaska’s waters of fish farms; Runway protection materials vandalized in Noatak; GCI renews grant program for suicide prevention and more ->
By Hank Davis: Watch: Flying piece of history delivers fuel to the roughest Alaskan terrain
Hot Stuff has two R2800 engines. Galyean says he burns more fuel getting from one end of the airstrip to the other than most planes will burn in an hour, but according the Osborne, the plane’s size and power make it more than efficient as for cargo operations in an Arctic environment.

“So, yes, it burns a lot of gas,” he said, “But when you get to the grand scheme of things — the fuel burn versus what you can haul, there’s nothing else out there that can touch it.”
By Hank Davis: Mat-Su landfill accepting spruce beetle killed trees, free of charge
There’s currently no deadline in place for dropping off spruce beetle kills; however, any logs measuring at greater than four inches in diameter must be cut to under eight feet in length. Logs greater than twelve inches in diameter must be shorter than four feet in length.

Hours for drop sites are listed below. All sites will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.

Central Landfill: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Big Lake Transfer Station: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Limited to 5 cubic yards per trip)
The Sunshine Transfer Station in Talkeetna: Sundays, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Commercial haulers are not eligible to dump spruce beetle killed trees at these locations for free, based on the terms set by the borough.
Residents may also pick up logs from any of these sites, as the wood remains suitable for use as lumber or firewood.
By Joe Vigil: Homeless campers forced to move offer solutions to relocation issues
By KTVA: Inside the Gates: Aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt