907 Updates September 21 & 22, 2021

Public Notice: Early End of Studded Tires Prohibition

From the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) Traffic Engineering Department:

Due to this morning’s snowfall and the forecast for additional snow this upcoming weekend, the Traffic Engineering Department has issued the attached order to allow studded tires to be used on areas within the municipality starting Thursday, September 23, which is 8 days prior than otherwise would have been allowed.

Please see attached.

Anchorage Police Department
716 W 4th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 907-786-8900

Anchorage Press: Alaska man sentenced to 99 years in death of Kotzebue girl
The Alaska Department of Law said Wilson was sentenced to 198 years, with 99 years suspended. State Attorney General Treg Taylor in a statement said the sentencing “shows that law enforcement in this state will bring to justice those who commit violent crime and sexual abuse in rural Alaska by working collaboratively and with the community. Hopefully this result brings some sense of closure to Ashley Johnson-Barr’s family and the people of Kotzebue.”


The Arctic Sounder: ‘Today is about her, and only her’: Kotzebue man sentenced to 99 years for sex abuse and murder of 10-year-old Ashley Johnson-Barr
KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Alaska musician Hobo Jim reflects on career after announcing end stage cancer diagnosis; Anchorage School District fighting wave of vandalism inspired by TikTok trend; Telling Alaska’s Story: Bambino’s Baby Food forms new salmon partnership with Bristol Bay Native Corp. and more ->
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Boatbuilder sentenced for defrauding 22 customers, including Village of Igiugig; Here’s when Alaskans can expect to get this year’s PFD and more ->
Alaska Native News: Troopers Arrest Fellow Hunter for Manslaughter in the Death of Michael Easley Near Chicken; This Day In Alaska History September 21st, 1891, September 22nd, 1898 and more ->
KINY: Tlingit & Haida heads up broadband initiative in southeast; State: Crime rate down in Alaska by 18% and more ->
KSTK: Upcoming survey to examine seafood consumption habits in Wrangell and more ->
The Seward Journal September 22 to September 28, 2021
KRBD: Ketchikan’s school board to consider new tribal consultation policy and more ->
By Suzanne Downing, Editor, Must Read Alaska: Wednesday Newsletter – Anchorage Assembly digs deeper to dictate and more ->
Lisa Murkowski: Murkowski Applauds Public Safety Funding Awarded to Alaska Grant Aims to Improve Victim Safety and Hold Offenders Accountable
By Vivian Mork Yéilk’, Juneau Empire: Planet Alaska: The more we give The richer we are.
Craig Medred: Fear fades
By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Fall Migration (Turned up to 11)
By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Northern Flicker
By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Cross Trail Walk and Heart Lake Creatures
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska The American Hot Dog Gets A Makeover At This Gourmet Hot Dog Spot In Alaska