Category: 907 Updates

Alaska Info

907 Updates December 15, 2016

When the use of deadly force is questioned, how many folks actually at the scene, involved in communications have alternate suggestions with training to accomplish them?  Are these questions and  comments from Keyboard Commandos,  Monday Morning Quarterbacks, etc?~)
Jerzy Shedlock: Review finds Anchorage officers were justified in using deadly force in Hillside standoff


One bullet
Jerzy Shedlock:  Eagle River man pleads guilty to killing teen girlfriend


Jeremy Hsieh, KTOO: A Juneau man fell through lake ice. He saved himself, and then he saved a grandmother.


Martin Buser of Big Lake and Jeff King of Denali Park, both four-time Iditarod champions, and Nicole Johnston of Anchorage
Beth Bragg: Alaska Sports Hall of Fame welcomes mushers and a star of Native games


Storyknife News + Gift Ideas + Kate 21 Pub Date
Amazon Kindle: Nine Kates! 99¢!
One of my publishers has lost his mind, and now the FIRST NINE Kate Shugak novels are available for only 99¢ on Amazon. And actually, the first one is even free!
Grab them now, before he comes to his senses. Who knows when that will be?
A Cold Day for Murder
A Fatal Thaw
Dead in the Water
A Cold-Blooded Business
Play with Fire
Blood Will Tell
Killing Grounds
Hunter’s Moon


Dana Stabenow’s shop



907 Updates December 14, 2016

Chris Klint: Haines to go without state trooper as budget cuts tighten staffing


Jerzy Shedlock: 2 arrested in Unalaska for making counterfeit money


Annie Zak, Chris Klint: Kenai Peninsula Borough sued over religious invocation rules


A@@hole cloaking his ugliness under religion.   
Jerzy Shedlock: Alaska radio evangelist tells kids at Texas mall Santa isn’t real; video goes viral


Greg Bill:  The Iditarod family is deeply saddened to share with you the news that Greg Bill passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2016


Erin Kirkland: During winter, Alaska Zoo comes alive with Zoo Lights, special programs for kids


Steve Kahn:  When Alaska backcountry meals go horribly wrong

Congratulations Michael Conti, Amy Johnson, Susanna J. Mishler, Jacinthe TwoBulls  
Alaska Artists Selected for Out-of-state Residencies
Contact: Courtney Brooke Smith, 907-334-0520
Four artists from Alaska selected to spend eight weeks in residence at Lower 48 arts organizations as part of the 2017 Artist Residency Program.


Suzanne Ashe: Acclaimed world travel and fiction writer Paul Theroux to keynote 2017 North Words Writers Symposium



907 Updates December 13, 2016

What reason does he not deserve one bullet?
Jerzy Shedlock: 21-year-old charged in Point Woronzof double homicide remains at large
Anyone with information about Hall’s whereabouts is asked to call an Anchorage police detective at 907-786-8900, or to submit tips anonymously through Anchorage Crime Stoppers.


I have my doubts about his defense.  How long has he lived in the US, Alaska? Not understanding the law, no one in the Korean Community would help him understand his options, etc.  I do understand the aggravation over a counting, constantly barking dog(s).
Tegan Hanlon: Anchorage man gets jail time for shooting neighbor’s dog with pellet gun


How does your city/state resolve the homeless problems? Not drunks, people who refuse to work, etc. but homeless due to lost jobs, medical bills, PTSD, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, violence.
Devin Kelly: Wanting to quickly reduce homelessness, city officials rushed into contract


Reminder- Public Comment Period Deadline Dec. 19, 2016
Dear Listserv Subscriber:
This is a reminder of the upcoming deadline for commenting on the proposed changes to 18 AAC 78.  These changes concern how laboratories are approved for conducting laboratory analyses of soil, water, or air samples at leaking underground storage tanks and contaminated sites.  The amendments also include housekeeping changes to conform with recent changes in other chapters, and minor changes to the UST Procedures Manual, adopted by reference.  Comments are due next week by 5 p.m. Monday, December 19, 2016.

Proposed changes can be viewed here:  

You may submit comments through the State of Alaska’s online public notice website at  Or you may send written comments to Sally Schlichting, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, 410 Willoughby Ave., Suite 303, P.O. Box 111800, Juneau, AK  99811-1800, by facsimile at (907) 465-5218, or by email to

Thank you for taking the time to review and comment on this regulations package.
Sally Schlichting
Unit Manager for Technical Services, Policy & Regulations
ADEC Contaminated Sites Program – Juneau, Alaska
Phone: 907-465-5076

To receive program updates, please join the Contaminated Sites Listserv:


Schedule for 2017 Alaska Health Fairs



907 Updates December 12, 2016

Annie Zak: Big changes might be coming to a popular Midtown Anchorage mall


Suzanna Caldwell: In South Anchorage, Butcher Block No. 9 raises the profile of Alaska charcuterie



Congratulations Fairbanks writer Michael Engelhard
Nancy Lord: Exploring wildness in lyrically crafted prose leavened with honesty and humor


Presented by Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium: ’Tis the season: Volunteer opportunities for giving back
SPONSORED: A little goes a long way for kids, seniors and four-legged friends this holiday season



907 Updates December 11, 2016

Congratulations Lark Shellhamer

Do you have a favorite server and ask for their section when dining out?  For several years, when I made reservations at the Cattle Company, I requested “Mike.”  And if the Cattle Company goofed, and instead, we were placed with someone else, we were moved to his section.  On the flipside, when we go to Round Ass Island (Golden Coral), the section we like to sit in has a horribly obnoxious  waitress.  We’ve figured a work-around for her.  Going before she comes on shift is the easiest method.  
Charles Wohlforth: Meet a diner waitress whose kindness made regular customers into lifelong friends



And this means, accomplishes what?
Annie Zak: Alaska Republican Party formally pulls support from 3 of its own




907 Updates December 10, 2016


One bullet.
Zaz Hollander: Another 4 charged in killing as vigil honors slain Palmer teen


Suzanna Caldwell:  Sold: State-owned Palmer slaughterhouse finally finds a buyer



Suzanna Caldwell: Acclaimed Tlingit weaver Clarissa Rizal dies at 60


Donna Freedman: Mr. Whitekeys finds plenty to lampoon in Christmas show – even outside Spenard

907 Updates December 9, 2016

Culpability?   Also LWOP, is a consideration but that means the responsible party is alive and possibly reliving their crime(s) with joy while the victim’s quality of life is destroyed or they are dead.  I am a death penalty advocate when there is no room for doubt.   I say BS on the “adolescent brain”, degrees of responsibility for their action.  If this is the case, then driver’s licenses should not be issued until people are in their mid-20’s.  
Zaz Hollander: Family friend of slain Palmer teen suggests parents should be liable for crimes of children



Tegan Hanlon, Chris Klint: NTSB headed to Lake Clark after discovery of debris linked to missing plane



Erica Martinson: Obama administration offers parting protections for Alaska waters and tribes


Erica Martinson: Obama administration offers parting protections for Alaska waters and tribes



Erica Martinson: Congress passes defense bill expected to keep troops in Alaska and give them a raise




907 Updates December 8, 2016


Zaz Hollander: Hundreds expected to attend Friday vigil for slain Palmer teen


Tegan Hanlon, Laurel Andrews:  Former state Rep. Mike Kelly dies in plane crash near Fairbanks


Chris Klint, Tegan Hanlon:  2 remain missing after boat sinks near Dutch Harbor



One bullet.
 Chris Klint: Fairbanks airport police arrest long-sought federal child-porn fugitive



Laurel Andrews: Head of Alaska’s Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office to step down




Who will be responsible for reviewing, writing tickets and collecting funds, etc.?  Have you ever received a ticket for an auto you do not own in a state you do not live in? 
Devin Kelly: Anchorage Assemblyman wants red-light cameras at intersections

907 Updates December 7, 2016

Pearl Harbor:
Michael E. Ruane, The Washington Post: One twin brother died at Pearl Harbor, the other survived. Seventy-five years later, they’ll be reunited.


Michelle Theriault Boots: After a Facebook post by an elected official, an Alaska Muslim finds he has to explain his faith


Dembowski strikes again!
Devin Kelly: Demboski says at Anchorage Assembly she has no reason to apologize to Muslim family


Tegan Hanlon: High school teacher from Soldotna named Alaska Teacher of the Year



Alex DeMarban: Audi plans return to North Slope for secretive cold-weather testing


Matthew Rosenberg, Maggie Haberman, The New York Times: Trump fires senior adviser’s son from transition team for sharing fake news

907 Updates December 6, 2016

Governor Walker Orders Flags Lowered for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day



I am not going to share the details of the horrific crime.  One bullet for the POS that murdered him.
Daniella Rivera: ‘That could have been my daughter’: Mother of teen murder suspect’s ex-girlfriend speaks out


Lisa Demer: Judicial Council traveling state to evaluate potential judges