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907 Updates January 21, 2021

KYUK, Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: 36-Year-Old Former TPO Dies From COVID-19; Community Finds Ways To Say Goodbye and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU Alaska’s Public Media: Palmer Museum digitally archives hundreds of historical photos in newest project; Inside the Gates: JBER warehouse holds unwanted surplus items for public purchase and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Today In Alaska History January 21st, 1905 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Tips for snowmachining in Alaska that could save your life; Fairbanks Police seeking public help in locating missing person and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: COVID’s upside?

907 Updates January 20, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: 1 dead another hurt following a snowmachine crash near Fox Monday; Anchorage man charged in death threat to Assembly member and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks local, UFC legend dies of COVID-19 at age 51; Fort Wainwright’s Apaches represent only U.S. Army arctic attack helicopter battalion and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: SeaLife Center seals deal on spill response partnership; ‘They’re just going to rip everything open’: Displaced Haines residents worry that bears will trash their empty homes; Seward demolishes building where Alaska flag first flew, plans for memorial in its place and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Tuluksak’s Water Plant And Washeteria Building Destroyed In Fire and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: EPA settles with Anchorage military base for hazardous waste violations; Today in Alaska History January 20th, 1913 and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Craig Medred: Knuckleball weather
 
 
 
 
By Suzanne Downing, Editor Must Read Alaska: Wednesday Newsletter – Day One of Biden, and Alaska shutdown begins
 
 
 
 
By Tori Jane, Only In Your State Alaska: Misty Fjords Is A Scenic Outdoor Spot In Alaska That’s A Nature Lover’s Dream Come True

907 Updates January 19, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Healthy Living: Local dentist creates a wellness community for Alaskans; ‘I really dislike lies’: Business owners react to being on list of closed stores and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Yakutat police department’s updated use-of-force policy addresses chokeholds and de-escalation tactics; Dunleavy appoints Ed Sniffen as attorney general, pending lawmakers’ approval and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: This Day In Alaska History January 19th, 1900; and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: University of Alaska Fairbanks hosts free educational presentations on Interior Alaska air quality and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Kayna Whitworth, Good Morning America: All-female team delivers COVID-19 vaccines by snowmobile in harshest of conditions in rural Alaska
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Reload & attack
 
 
 
 
By Rebecca van Sambeck, Only In Your State Alaska: Kennicott Copper Mine Is One Of The Strangest Places You Can Go In Alaska

907 Updates January 18, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Deadly “incident” reported at Red Dog mine near Kotzebue; ‘Anchorage Adopt a Restaurant’ Facebook group shines spotlight on struggling local restaurants; A check-up for your house, how identifying small problems can save big bucks; Skeetawk’s only ski lift down with mechanical issues and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Today in Alaska History January 18th, 1909
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing, Editor, Must Read Alaska: Purity test applied to National Guardsmen going to DC, via FBI background checks

907 Updates January 17, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: GCI television customers remain blocked from popular programming; APD asks for public’s help with unsolved 2020 homicides Most cases closed, but handful remain open; NTSB Alaska handles plane crash investigations in Hawaii and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: January 17, Today in Alaska History
 
 
 
 
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman: Igloos in Palmer, and the best ice cream in the Valley
 
 
 
 

The 100th Anniversary Lecture: Sinking of the Good Ship DORA 7PM Thursday January 21, 2021
Join us online for a free virtual CIHS lecture.

Advance registration is required to receive the link. Please register directly on the Anchorage Museum website:

https://www.anchoragemuseum.org/visit/calendar/details/?id=64069

The staunch little steamer Dora served in Alaskan waters her entire career: delivering the mail, transporting food and goods from Southeast Alaskan ports all the way to Bristol Bay and rescuing hundreds lost at sea. Sold into the cod fishery she made her last voyage to Alaska with a green crew when tragedy struck in the winter of 1920. This talk will be a celebration of her life and a commemoration of her tragic sinking one hundred years ago. This is the third talk in the Cook Inlet Historical Society’s 2020-2021 Speaker Series, “Disasters.”

J. Pennelope Goforth has been a member of coastal historical societies for many years researching and writing about Alaska history. She has been a member of the Historic Canneries Preservation Initiative and served as editor of the Alaska Historical Society’s cannery blog, and as guest editor for the Puget Sound Historical Maritime Society’s widely-regarded journal, The Sea Chest. She curated and created an online portal for the Port of Alaska’s historic scrapbooks. She is the author of Sailing the Mail in Alaska and has a maritime research website, www.seacatexplorations.com.

Cordially yours,

J. Pennelope Goforth

“How inappropriate to call this planet earth when it is quite clearly ocean.”

-Arthur C. Clarke

http://seacatexplorations.com/
SeaCat Explorations: Adventures in Alaska’s Maritime History
POB 240165
Anchorage, AK 99524-0165
Tel: 907.227.7837

 
 
 
 
Wickersham’s Conscience: Another Bird Is Vanishing
 
 
 
 
Alaska Highway News, The Canadian Press: Melinda Gates writes US$250K cheque for prize spotlighting female fiction writers
The annual award is set to be handed out each spring starting in 2023 after the launch was postponed by a year because of the COVID-19 crisis.

The prize will carry a $150,000 cheque for the winner, and $12,500 to four finalists.

Eligible women and non-binary writers must be residents or citizens of the U.S. or Canada, and the books must be published in English in those two countries.

907 Updates January 16, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: No charges filed against APD officers in fatal shootings of corrections officer, unarmed man; Alaska will be well represented on U.S. ski team at U23, junior world cross-country championships and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Yukon birders excited about rare ‘lifer’ species that made its way from Japan this winter; Douglas students return to school, but some families are opting out and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Bethel’s Iconic Video Store Closes Forever and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Koniag Government Services promotes Jeannette Morris to Chief Financial Officer; This Day In Alaska History January 16th, 1920 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Shake up in Alaska high school basketball has private schools feeling ‘targeted’ and more ->

907 Updates January 15, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Alaska VA offering vaccination appointments to veterans 75 and older; Alaska SeaLife Center, Alaska Chadux̂ Network to create response program for oil spill-impacted marine mammals; Mental health in a pandemic: Recognizing the signs of needing help and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTOO Public Media: Alaska’s first state ferry sinks in Washington windstorm and more ->
 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: 18-Year-Old Fairbanks Teen Murdered, Father and Son Jailed at Fairbanks Correctional; High time for lynx in Alaska’s Interior; This Day In Alaska History January 15th, 1959 and more ->
 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Troopers attempting to locate good Samaritan who may have helped burglary suspects; Annual MLK Day free legal clinic for Alaskans goes virtual this year and more ->
 
 
 
 

The Arctic Sounder: New year brings giant storms, big waves and chilly winds and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Suzanne Downing, Editor, Must Read Alaska: Friday Newsletter – Police swarm Anchorage Assembly meeting
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: The end
Jeff: We traded in one rich old guy for another rich old guy-which seems very undivided.
 
 
 
 
By Meg Archer, Only In Your State Alaska: These 13 Unusual Discoveries Made In Alaska Will Leave You Scratching Your Head
 
 
 
 

907 Updates January 14, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Amutat project will list Alutiiq objects in museums across the world; How the Anchorage School District says it will handle COVID-19 in the classroom and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Through art, Haines students begin to heal after losing beloved kindergarten teacher in landslide; LISTEN: Juneau author crafts a thoughtful portrait of brown bears in Alaska with ‘A Shape in the Dark’; Under new ownership, Peter Pan says it will focus on value-added products; Sitka looks to rename Baranof Elementary School after Native educator and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: High Number Of People Declining COVID-19 Vaccine Opens Vaccinations To General Public In Villages and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Remains Found along Parks Highway Identified as Arnoldine Simone Hill of Hooper Bay; Peejay Her Indicted for Murder in November Shooting Death of Rick Moa; Hit and Run Suspect Served Warrant for Murder at the Anchorage Jail; Anchorage Mother Served Arrest Warrant for Murder While Serving Time at Hiland Correctional and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: A wild life

Jean said no way; she wasn’t going to Stanley. She was the one who offered Alaska as an option.

“I’d always wanted to go to Alaska,” she said. “I don’t know why. I don’t really remember why.”

Dan didn’t care why. Alaska sounded great to him. If it wasn’t Stanley, he said, it was either Alaska or Australia, and Australia has lots of little creepy, crawly things. Dan preferred Alaska where the dangers are more obvious, like the grizzly bear that ripped its way through the bottom of his storage shed and was throwing out bags of dog food when Dan confronted it before running it off.

It was the big wild life in the big wild, and Dan loved it.
 
 
 
 

907 Updates January 13, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Woman sustains life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car early Wednesday morning; Have you seen this woman? Here’s how police say she escaped from Hiland Mountain Correctional Center.; Local business owners plead with Assembly to stop city emergency declaration and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: US Congress authorizes deep draft port project in Nome; New avalanche center compiles observations from Juneau backcountry; New Baby Raven Reads books include story written by Juneau elementary students and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Bethel Burglars Targeting Toyo Stoves; Chevak School Superintendent Dies From COVID-19 Complications; Troopers Say There Was An Accomplice In Emmonak New Year’s Day Murder; Mulchatna Caribou Hunt Closed To Preserve Declining Herd and more ->
 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: Alaska News January 13th, 1946

 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fort Wainwright transport helicopters play vital role in Army, Fairbanks community and more ->
 
 
 
 
25th Annual Alaska Ski for Women
 
 
 
 

By Betsy Welch, Velo News: ‘Lael Rides Alaska’: the new film and scholarship from ultra-endurance cyclist Lael Wilcox
 
 
 
 

Pulitizer Center: Behind the Story: Breakthrough Journalism Award Winner on Investigating Abuse Against Alaska Native Women
 
 
 
 

Suzanne Downing, Editor, Must Read Alaska – the King of Hearts edition
 
 
 
 

By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Everyone In Alaska Should Take This Underappreciated Scenic Drive

907 Updates January 12, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Alaska’s rural broadband capacity focus of federal telehealth initiative and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: In a Fairbanks lab, Alaska scientists search for the new, more contagious coronavirus strain; Wrangell man rescued by bystanders after driving into Heritage Harbor and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Teenager Found Dead Near Napakiak and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Rudolf Waska Being Held on Expanded Charges in Emmonak Murder and Darren Hootch also in Custody on Same Charges; This day in history January 12th, 1916 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks School Board to prepare response to Education Associations and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Arctic Sounder: Exploring the gardening potential of the Last Frontier and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Headin’ south