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907 Updates April 05-07, 2024

KTUU: Man arraigned on charges of indecent exposure to 4-year-old girl; Man arrested in fatal Parks Highway wreck involving suspected drunk driving and more ->

 
 
 
 

KTOO: What happened to the fast-food restaurants that used to be in Juneau, and why aren’t there more today?; Tsunami program that informs Alaskans of the danger is itself at risk and more ->

 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: Alaska Air National Guard rescue Airmen help three over Easter weekend; NASA rockets to gather sun data in rare daytime Poker Flat launches; Siberian tiger takes final rest at museum; This Day in Alaskan History-April 5th, 1824; This Day in Alaska History-April 6th, 1933 and more ->
 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Historians index Polaris ephemera before demo of Fairbanks’ tallest building; How to view the Great American Eclipse in Alaska and more ->

 
 
 
 
KINY: New rooftop antenna to be installed on UAF Usibelli Building and more ->

 
 
 
 

KUCB: Whale entanglement experts free humpback in Iliuliuk Bay and more ->

 
 
 
 

Delta Wind: Lyons sets sights on bullseye and more ->
 
 
 
 
KMXT: ComFish kicks off in Kodiak next week

 
 
 
 

Eat Your Words from Edible Alaska #68: Where the river meets the road…
April 7, 2024

Hey there,

Here’s a small taste of one of the pieces in Watershed, our current Spring issue of the magazine:
Each spring as the snow begins to shrink, I drive out the Copper River Highway in search of edible greens. The first young fireweed shoots and fiddleheads emerge during the growing daylight of late April and May. All along the road edges, I see these olivine gems spring up where the wild beautiful chaos of the wilderness meets the flat gravel. Over the summer, I will drive this stretch many times—to campfires with friends, and fishing holes, and hikes. This year, as I traversed this familiar stretch of easy foraging ground, I couldn’t help but think of the paradox of this road—both barrier and bastion for wild foods and those who rely on them.

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907 Updates April 04, 2024

KTUU: Efforts underway to help entangled humpback whale in Unalaska and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTOO: Alaska Pacific will partner with Seattle University to offer the state’s first law program and more ->

 
 
 
 

KYUK: In Dillingham, a new group is calling for a unified approach to overdose prevention and more ->

 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: Alutiiq Museum Publishes Alutiiq/Sugpiaq History Book; ADF&G Announces 2024 Southeast Alaska Chinook Salmon All-Gear Catch Limit; This Day in Alaskan History-April 4th, 1911 and more ->
 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 13: Alaska, Canada finalize salmon treaty addition; Military Report: Ft. Wainwright – State of the Installation and more ->
 
 
 
 

KINY: Juneau Schools announce transitions for next year; Lawmakers consider requiring opioid overdose reversal drug in Alaska schools and more ->

 
 
 
 

KSTK: Subsistence foods and hazard mitigation is now included in Wrangell Cooperative Association’s disaster declaration and more ->
 
 
 
 

Delta Wind: ‘Zoombombing’ disrupts city council meeting and more ->
 
 
 
 
KMXT: Aboard the Oscar Dyson, NOAA to pursue new research near Kodiak and more ->

 
 
 
 

Allgood News 4-3-24 – Flash Mob Cancer – Simply the Best.
Arliss and Edward LeBere finally found each other late in life … and after being married less than two years, they got the worst news. Edward has been diagnosed with Glioblastoma. The average glioblastoma survival time is 12-18 months – only 25% of patients survive more than one year, and only 5% of patients survive more than five years.
Arliss says they don’t have a lot of money, but she wanted to let her husband know how much she loves him on their wedding anniversary (February 22) and sent out a call on social media to see if any local dance organizations could help her put together a FLASH MOB to their favorite song – The Best – by Tina Turner. Bartlett High School in Anchorage took up the challenge and surprised Edward at the Dimond Mall with the ‘their’ song … and dance. I shot the entire moment and I talked to the couple afterwards. What’s it like knowing… when you’re going to die? How is life right now.
 
 

907 Updates April 02-03, 2024

Delta Wind: Jeanette Brasier 1946-2024
 
 
 
 

KTUU: Anchorage police locate alleged kidnapping victim, find no cause to press charges and more ->

 
 
 
 
KTOO: State grants will fund two maritime history projects in Bristol Bay and more ->
 
 
 
 

KYUK: National Guard personnel jumped from a search and rescue aircraft to deliver blood to a Kotlik woman and more ->
 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: Latimer Found Guilty of Distribution of Fentanyl and Meth Charges in Largest Drug Stash Seized by Homer Police; April museum programs explore travel; Boreal owls perform by daylight; This Day in Alaskan History-April 2nd, 1967; This Day in Alaskan History-April 3rd, 1898 and more ->

 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Alaska, Canada finalize salmon treaty addition and more ->
 
 
 
 

The Arctic Sounder: After decades of dormancy, skin boat-making returns to Wainwright and more ->
 
 
 
 
KINY: Judean Gordon Promoted to Customer Care Manager and more ->

 
 
 
 

KSTK: Wrangellites receive an automatic tax extension this year and more ->
 
 
 
 

KFSK: Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association awarded funding for decarbonization and more ->
 
 
 
 

KRBD: Ketchikan City Council narrowly votes to extend homeless shelter lease into summer; “One Poem a Day” Schedule and Poems and more ->
 
 
 
 

KUCB: NOAA responds to entangled whale in Unalaska’s Iliuliuk Bay and more ->
 
 
 
 

KMXT: St. Paul Harbor boat launch ramp to be fully renovated with funds from Dept. of Fish & Game and City of Kodiak and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Theresa Bird, Alaska Watchman: Authentic Alaskan Women (Part 3): Leading midwife places God, husband & 14 kids above unique career
 
 

By Theresa Bird, Alaska Watchman: Authentic Alaskan Women (Part 2): Alaska’s 1st female pilot was also a pro-life champion
 
 
 
 

The Nome Static, Transmission 722: April 2024

 
 
 
 

KYUK: Kassiglurmiut Yurartait: Building community through yuraq
 
 

907 Updates March 28-31, April 01, 2024

KTUU: Wrangell tribe makes history as 1st in Alaska to receive FEMA declaration following deadly landslide; Onboard flooding grounds Anchorage-bound flight and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO: LISTEN: The Buddy Tabor Project works to preserve Juneau musician’s legacy; Alaskapox no more: Newly discovered disease and virus is to be called ‘borealpox’ and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK: Kotlik teen faces charges, including ‘terroristic threatening,’ after shooting home, killing 2 dogs and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: USACE, City of Unalaska partner on navigation improvements; This Day in Alaskan History-March 28th, 1898; This Day in Alaskan History-March 29th, 1867; This Day in Alaskan History-March 30th, 1867; This Day in Alaskan History-March 31st, 1915; This Day in Alaskan History-April 1st, 1869 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Judge nixes rape trial after exculpatory evidence mishap; Taser threats to public indecency: MACS Transit employees point to security gaps in borough bus services and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Arctic Sounder: Barrow girls basketball team takes second at state and honors late coach with strong game and more ->
 
 
 
 
KINY: The Douglas-Dornan Foundation fund’s 2024 grant application period is open; Volunteers uncover fate of thousands of Lost Alaskans sent to Oregon mental hospital a century ago and more ->
 
 
 
 
KSTK: An audio postcard for Women’s History Month and more ->
 
 
 
 
Resurrection Bay Historical Society: Upcoming Activities

The next Thursdays: Our History program will feature Sue McClure, RBHS president, reminiscing about her Favorite Seward Oldtimers. The program will start at 7 pm April 18 at the Seward Community Library & Museum. The event is open to the public.
Windows of History

Seward’s Silver Screen, the latest Windows of History display in the Library & Museum atrium, takes a look at Seward’s cinematic history, starting with Seward’s Casino Theater in 1914 and continuing through to the Liberty Theatre.
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KFSK: Petersburg’s Medical Center & Volunteer Fire Department organize wilderness first aid training and more ->
 
 
 
 
KUCB: Alaska historian hopes to change offensive name of creek on remote Aleutian island; Veteran fisheries specialist uses Dutch Harbor as backdrop for debut novel and more ->
 
 
 
 
Delta Wind: Kaspari honored with regional conservation award
 
 
 
 
KMXT: Thousands of stranded herring expected to be left in the water during Kodiak’s sac roe fishery, fishers call for change and more ->
 
 
 
 
Simple Living Alaska: An ENTIRE Winter Off Grid | Everyday Challenges Living in Alaska
 
 

907 Updates March 25-27, 2024

KTUU: Wasilla police: Suspected drunk driving crash leaves 1 dead, highway closed for hours; Body of woman missing since December located in Eagle River; More information revealed about body of missing person found at Point Woronzof; Former Dimond star Alissa Pili’s collegiate career ends in NCAA tournament loss to Gonzaga and more ->

 
 
 
 

KTOO: Juneau’s hospital to receive $4M in federal dollars to improve emergency department; Legislature relaunches Alaska Children’s Caucus and more ->

 
 
 
 

KYUK: Nunam Iqua man charged with murdering woman during snowmachine trip; Annual tsunami warning system test coming Wednesday, March 27 and more ->
 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Navy conduct joint training exercise off Alaska coast; Ice experts aid U.S. military in Arctic Ocean exercise; This Day in Alaskan History-March 25th, 1914; This Day in Alaskan History-March 26th, 1958; This Day in Alaska History-March 27th, 1964 and more ->
 
 
 
 

KINY: Project seeks to gather Alaska environmental knowledge embedded in Indigenous languages; New workforce plan to meet Alaska workforce shortages and more ->
 
 
 
 

KFSK: Residents, biologists discuss freshwater king salmon closure and more ->

 
 
 
 

KRBD: Ketchikan Borough is considering raising airport parking rates and more ->
 
 
 
 

KMXT: Old Harbor hydroelectric powerhouse gets millions in funding to help finalize project that will benefit all residents and more ->

 
 
 
 

The 1964 Alaskan earthquake, also known as the Great Alaskan earthquake and Good Friday earthquake, occurred at 5:36 pm AKST on Good Friday, March 27.[3] Across south-central Alaska, ground fissures, collapsing structures, and tsunamis resulting from the earthquake caused about 131 deaths.[4]

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FYI: Hey City Nerds

FCC Informational Alert on behalf of the Anchorage Assembly

City Nerd Nite is back next week and it’s all about “Money Money Money” on Thurs. March 28 from 6-8pm at King St. Brewing Co.

Living in a city means we all contribute to sustain our community. Come hear from 7 Anchorage locals as they dissect the system we all pay into.

Topics include evaluating the Base Student Allocation (BSA), demystifying the tax cap and making sustainable energy investments.

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Simple Living Alaska: The Walls GO UP on the Quonset Hut | Overhead Shop Door Install

 
 

907 Updates March 23-24, 2024

KTUU: ‘Napalm Girl’ Kim Phuc Phan Thi shares story of hope with Alaskans; Air Force honors fallen JBER service member with flyover; Looking back: 35 years after the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Prince William Sound; Becca’s Closet connects Alaska teens with the perfect free prom dress and more ->

 
 
 
 

KTOO: New development center will connect Alaska businesses with AI tools and more ->
 
 
 
 

KYUK: The ‘Heart of the Drums’ still beats strong at the Cama-i Dance Festival in Bethel and more ->

 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: This Day in Alaskan History-March 22nd, 2020; This Day in Alaskan History-March 23rd, 1933 and more ->
 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks man arrested; drugs, weapons, cash confiscated; Military Report: 11th Airborne Divisions sends soldiers to Norway for “Arctic Shock”; Zoning practices versus medium-density housing: A showdown 80 years in the making and more ->
 
 
 
 

KINY: With handwritten amendment, Alaska House votes to raise state’s age of consent; Alaska House votes to give police warrantless emergency access to cellphone location data and more ->
 
 
 
 

KUCB: Unalaska to pursue geothermal energy, leaving Chena Power out of the equation and more ->

 
 
 
 

By Theresa Bird, Alaska Watchman: Authentic Alaskan Women (Part 1): Quiet Yup’ik mother rocks the cradle, inspires the world
 
 
 
 
Daily Sitka Sentinel: House Votes for Easier Birth Control Access

 
 
 
 

JD Supra: A New Solicitor Opinion Revisits Tribal Jurisdiction Over Alaska Native Allotments

 
 
 
 
Resurrection Bay Historical Society
Upcoming Activities

Mark the 60th anniversary of the Great Alaska Earthquake with an open mic discussion n the community room of the Seward Library & Museum at 7:30 pm Wednesday, March 27 in t he community room of the Seward Library & Museum. People can share their memories and view a slideshow of the artwork created in 1964 by Seward school students.

The next Thursdays: Our History program will feature Sue McClure, RBHS president, reminiscing about her Favorite Seward Oldtimers. The program will start at 7 pm April 18 at the Seward Community Library & Museum.

Learn more ->
 
 

907 Updates March 22, 2024

KTUU: 2 injured in crash involving fire department vehicle; Western Alaska man charged with murder after returning from snowmachine trip without girlfriend; Following Fifth Ave shooting, Anchorage residents worry downtown is becoming less safe, less welcoming for visitors and more ->
 
 
KTUU: Anchorage Community Theatre brings back ‘Our Town’ for 60th anniversary of Good Friday Earthquake

 
 
 
 
KTOO: Why do Juneau’s thrift stores fill up so fast? And what can we do about it? And more ->

 
 
 
 
KYUK: Tatiana Taanka Korthuis is 2024’s Miss Cama-i and more ->

 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Applications open for 2024 Dalton Highway artist residency; This Day in Alaskan History-March 22nd, 2020 and more ->

 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: More EV chargers around the corner for Fairbanks: Where will they go? And more ->
 
 
 
 
KFSK: Land sale cap raised for the first time since 1990; Petersburg Medical Center’s CEO just biked 1000 miles in subzero tempertaures and more ->

 
 
 
 

KMXT: Alitak District setnetters scrambling after OBI dismantles area’s salmon market months before summer season starts and mnore ->
 
 
 
 

By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Perhaps The State’s Best Hidden Treasure, Hardly Anyone Knows This Incredible Coral Reef Exists In Alaska
 
 

907 Updates March 21, 2024

KTUU: House lawmakers stay late to pass Internet for schools bill before deadline; Anchorage plans to close cold weather shelters over 2-month period and more ->

 
 
 
 
KTOO: Psychologist sues state over license application she says is unconstitutional and discriminatory and more ->

 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: AFN Launches President Search; ANTHC launches $257 million project to expand emergency services at the Alaska Native Medical Center; This Day in Alaskan History-March 21st, 1913 and more ->

 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: School Board votes in favor of closing Ben Eielson Jr./Sr. High School and more ->

 
 
 
 
KINY: FEMA Awards $6.7 Million for Native Village of Newtok Relocation Efforts and more ->

 
 
 
 

KRBD: Alaska Power & Telephone is moving its headquarters to Ketchikan and more ->

 
 
 
 

KUCB: Long-awaited dredging project to commence in Unalaska Bay this fall and more ->
 
 
 
 

Delta Wind: City plagued by resignations and more ->
 
 
 
 

KMXT: Alaska Fisheries Report 21 March 2024 and more ->
 
 
 
 

By LaToya Lucas, KUAC: Alaska Women’s History: Irene Ryan
 
 
By LaToya Lucas, KUAC: Alaska Women’s History: Evangeline Atwood

 
 
 
 

907 Updates March 20, 2024

KTUU: Anchorage landlords to be required to license short-term rentals; Violations of city code, genitalia-shaped cookies, alleged pressure to drop domestic violence charges: Anchorage ombudsman’s office releases report about behavior in city hall and more ->

 
 
 
 

KTOO: Time is running out for legislators to increase internet speeds for Alaska’s rural schools; Tongass Voices: Nimmy Philips and Enrique Cabrera on what makes a restaurant special and more ->
 
 
 
 

KYUK: Missing woman located unharmed and more ->
 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: 176th Wing hosts tour for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska; ANC Takes Flight With Four New Routes Summer 2024; Marine scientist rows across the Atlantic; This Day in Alaskan History-March 20th, 1985 and more ->

 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: UAF athlete talks perfect score on college rifle’s biggest stage; Trial date set for Loving Companions animal cruelty case and more ->
 
 
 
 

KINY: Versace Sperl indicted for Anchorage homicide; Paul James Jr. sentenced to 104.5 years for sexual assault and other convictions; Attorney General Treg Taylor joins 27 states encouraging SCOTUS overturn of gun and magazine ban in Illinois; Bill to support Alaska farmers passes the Senate and more ->

 
 
 
 

KBD: Alaska aquaculture is growing quickly, but faces roadblocks and more ->
 
 
 
 

By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: The Stunning Landscape In Alaska That Appears As Though It Was Ripped From A Painting

 
 
 
 

Alaska Wildland Fire Information: BLM Alaska Fire Service Smokejumper training jumps start March 25
 
 
 
 
Alaska Dude with Dogs: Moose meet dogs through the glass door
 
 

907 Updates March 16-19, 2024

Fairbans News Webcenter 11: Tyrone Thomas: A father, a friend and sprinkle of spice to life passes away and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Illinois JBER airman killed on the job, military officials say; Anchorage police investigating fatal Tudor Road shooting; Friends share final moments of legendary backcountry skier before his death; Crash knocks out power for thousands in East Anchorage; What Anchorage voters should do if they have not received their ballot in the mail and more ->

 
 
 
 
KTOO: Grocery cards and car repairs: How COVID aid changed the way schools can help homeless kids; Technology that detects volcanoes and nuclear explosions will listen for avalanches in Juneau and more ->

 
 
 
 

KYUK: Bethel Police seek public assistance in locating missing person Olinka Chaliak; Cama-i 2024 honors the roots of yuraq’s resurgence with 2 dedications and 2 Living Treasure awards and more ->

 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: FCC Proposes New Emergency Alert Code for Missing and Endangered Persons; State Asks for More than $700 Billion in Compensation for Federal Taking of State Land in Bristol Bay; Toolik Field Station joins new international polar research network; This Day in Alaskan History-March 15th, 1916; This Day in Alaskan History-March 16th, 1915; This Day in Alaskan History-March 17th, 1912; This Day in Alaskan History-March 18th, 1918; This Day in Alaskan History-March 19th, 1963 and more ->
 
 
 
 

KINY: FBI releases 2023 Internet Crime Report; Senator seeks makeover for Alaska parole board — more members, more representation, more clarity; New detection method aims to warn of landslide tsunamis and more ->
 
 
 
 

KFSK: Petersburg Borough Assembly to hold final public hearings on land disposal ordinances and more ->
 
 
 
 

Delta Wind: Scouting tradition rolls on and more ->

 
 
 
 

KMXT: Bayside Fire Department asks for a mill rate reduction, Kodiak Fire Protection Area No. 1 Service Area Board sends request to Borough and more ->
 
 
 
 

By Mary Goddard, Samantha Phillips Travel Alaska: Travel with Respect: Embracing Alaska’s Cultures

 
 
 
 

By Cozen O’Connor, JD Supra: CVS Settles with Alaska AG for $10 Million over Opioid Allegations
 
 
 
 

KTOO: Juneau Afternoon: North Words Writers Symposium in Skagway inks May date for 2024 and more ->

 
 
 
 
Simple Living Alaska: Building Endwalls with Sawmill Lumber | Quonset Hut Workshop