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Alaska Info

907 Updates October 4, 2016

Jerzy Shedlock: Troopers: Tok woman dies after being badly cut while butchering a moose


Mike Dunham:  Lowell Thomas Jr., former Alaska lieutenant governor, dead at 92

wiki: Lowell Thomas Jr.



Devin Kelly: Citing data error, Anchorage police reverse earlier statements on crime spike near downtown: ‘It’s legitimate’

File your Police Report Online
If this is an emergency, call 911.



Chris Klint: Catholic Church appoints new Anchorage archbishop


Please God, Give me one more oil boom, I promise not to piss it away~
Alex DeMarban:  Caelus claims offshore Arctic oil discovery that could rank among Alaska’s biggest ever


Alaskan candidate apparently posts hundreds of photos of big-breasted women
William Quayle Jr. declined an interview with KTOO-FM but said in an email that he would not discuss his fetishes, and that he has original ideas that his competitors do not


907 Updates October 3, 2016

Annie Zak:  Amid crime worries, some in Anchorage boost home security

Which security camera(s) do you use and why?

Alex Colon, Will Greenwald: The Best Home Security Cameras of 2016

Get The Best Home Security In Alaska

Kimberly Kurimski: Security Camera Reviews: Which Cameras Are Best?

Now that everyone knows what to look for, in plain sight~

Michelle Theriault Boots, Chris Klint: NTSB: Wreckage of Togiak plane crash that killed 3 ‘highly fragmented’

Cessna 208 Caravan



Author: Presented by Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Surviving breast cancer: one Alaskan’s story
SPONSORED: Sharing stories of cancer diagnosis and treatment requires an extra measure of bravery for survivors.


Suzanna Caldwell: How the oil price crash turned one man from energy worker to pizzeria owner

Marco T’s Pizzeria
302 W Fireweed lane
Anchorage, AK 99503
(907) 929-3663
Marco T’s Pizzeria Menu
Marco T’s Pizzeria Facebook


907 Updates October 2, 2016

Comments on how this is paid for and resolved where you live?  
Devin Kelly: Anchorage Downtown Partnership pushes 8-step safety plan


Parkinson’s disease
Michelle Theriault Boots: Faced with a debilitating disease, an Anchorage woman attends her own celebration of life



Alaska Chicks: New Items!


907 Updates October 1, 2016

Lisa Demer:  Bethel dental patients asked to take blood tests after sterilization breach
Patients with questions can call 844-543-6361 to speak with a medical professional, though after hours they might have to leave a message. YKHC also is posting information on Facebook and its website.
YKHC FB page
Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation
Box 528, Bethel, Alaska 99559
Phone: 907-543-6000

Alaska Dispatch News Photos: Best of September 2016

Mary Wasche: “Escape to Alaska” and “Murder in Wasilla”
By Matt Hickman ‘Murder in Wasilla’ author at book signing Saturday
WASILLA — Alaska may have more homegrown authors per capita than any state in the union, and in her two published books thus far, Mary Wasche has made the Last Frontier the setting.
She lived in Eagle River for more than 20 years, but moved back to her home state of Minnesota last spring to be closer to family.
She’s back this weekend for a book signing at Barnes & Noble in Anchorage from 1 to 3 p.m.
She’ll have with her “Escape to Alaska”, a combination thriller-love story, and the crime drama “Murder in Wasilla”, even as her next book, a novel set during the Civil War gets ready for print, hopefully by year’s end.



907 Updates September 30, 2016

I hope they do not get a reduced sentence  because they can turn their lives around.  Not much of chance of their victim turning her life around.
Chris Klint: Victim dies, 2 more suspects arrested in Russian Jack shooting
“When a shooting occurs in the commission of a crime and someone dies, they all get charged with murder,” Shell said.


What is an appropriate cheer leading outfit for junior and senior high school?
Nick Bowman: Ketchikan volleyball team alleges mistreatment amid ‘booty shorts’ controversy


During this gap, crime rates will…?
Devin Kelly: Girdwood will briefly go without police presence after troopers pull out


Julia O’Malley:  Sometimes a person needs (yogurt) pancakes (GF version included!)


907Updates September 29, 2016

No argument for Vukovich’s logic.
Tegan Hanlon: Anchorage man charged with attacking sex offenders seeks plea deal
Explaining his offer, Vukovich said in the letter, “Grown men who suffer physical wounds will heal, children who are maligned physically, spiritually, and emotionally, grow up but never become what they could have been. A molested or beaten child automatically receives a life sentence, there is no release date.”

Physical -mental abuse, alcohol and firearms = disaster
Lisa Demer: Charging document: North Slope Borough official was killed by stepson


Congratulations Crystal Garrison!
Lisa Demer: Yup’ik speaker is 1st to be official court interpreter
Crystal Garrison, supervisor for Alaska Court System’s in-court clerks in Bethel, recently passed the National Center for State Courts’ written exam for court interpreters. She was tested on court terms, ethical standards for interpreters and her English proficiency. About half of the first-time test takers pass; Garrison scored 93.


Lisa Demer: The last barge of the year means last chance to get big items in Bush city



907 Updates September 28, 2016

Java Wars? No more free coffee at this Holiday station?
Chris Klint:  Police: 2 hurt during ‘melee’ in Mountain View, 4 arrested
After reviewing surveillance video from the store, officers arrested three juveniles, who weren’t being identified because of their ages, Shell said. A fourth teen, 18-year-old Faizon Murray, was taken into custody on counts of second-degree and fourth-degree assault. He was held at the Anchorage Correctional Complex for an arraignment Wednesday afternoon.


Examples of those who play games for a very lucrative living
Shiloh Carder: A sports history of not standing up for the national anthem

Reminder that Colin Kaepernick is not the first to refuse to stand, his bandwagon is just more socially acceptable. Will these actions assure more votes for Flynn?
Devin Kelly:  Anchorage assemblyman kneels during Pledge of Allegiance
Anchorage Assemblyman Patrick Flynn knelt during the Pledge of Allegiance at Tuesday night’s Assembly meeting, which he said was in solidarity with a national movement started by NFL player Colin Kaepernick to protest police brutality and social injustice.
Flynn also put his hand over his heart while he knelt and recited the pledge and also wore an American flag pin.
“Obviously I’m respectful of our community and our country, which is why I put my hand over my heart and knelt at the same time,” Flynn said in a later interview.


Chris Klint: Pioneer Peak climber impaled by ax during fall
Based on GPS coordinates from Pierimarchi, Butte Fire Department paramedics began hiking to the scene but encountered rough terrain. At that point the 11th Air Force’s Rescue Coordination Center in Anchorage was contacted and sent a helicopter to hoist Whitehorse from the mountain.


Congratulations Sarah Lorimer!
Beth Bragg: The Alaska Fighting Championship will go global this season.
Beginning with Wednesday night’s season-opening event at Sullivan Arena, the AFC will be available in more than 200 countries on UFC Fight Pass, the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s online broadcast platform.


907 Updates September 26 & 27, 2016

Chris Klint: 3 moose killed in wave of predawn Glenn Highway collisions
A total of 10 vehicles were involved in collisions on the Glenn Highway before dawn Tuesday that left three moose dead but caused no serious injuries among the people involved.


Zaz Hollander:  Alaska State Troopers K-9 killed near Palmer was the 1st to die in line of duty
But documents filed with criminal charges Monday identify the dog as Helo, named for trooper Tage Toll and pilot Mel Nading, who died in a helicopter crash on a 2013 search and rescue near Talkeetna.


Amanda Compton: Saving Cape Decision: The quest to rescue an iconic Alaska lighthouse

Information on lighthouses

So you would like to be a lighthouse keeper or purchase a lighthouse?

List of lighthouses in Alaska

List of lighthouses in the United States


Bernie Monegain: Northern Michigan University lands $300,000 to launch STEM pilot for women
Project to focus on making education in science technology, engineering and math accessible to America Indian and Alaska Native Women.


907 Updates September 25, 2016



Legalize Marijuana & Hemp farming?

Michelle Theriault Boots: Wednesday morning at the methadone clinic

wiki Methadone

Priyanka Boghani: The Options and Obstacles to Treating Heroin Addiction

Rising Use of Opioid Painkillers May Lead Soldiers, Vets to Heroin

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration SAMHSA Methadone


Connex housing is in remote Alaska, why not use them for Anchorage housing?
Doug Smith, Los Angeles Times:  A nonprofit in California is turning shipping containers into homeless housing



René Edelman Azzara I think I've shared this before, but it's just so awesome I'm sharing it again. On the left is my great-Grampa Ed Edelmann in 1903. Chapter III in Colonel Claude Cane's book, Summer and Fall in Western Alaska is of a hunt that Ed guided a hunting trip for Cane. Ed had a sail boat that he used in Cook Inlet. This hunt takes place on the West side of the Inlet. Here is a link to the book:

René Edelman Azzara
I think I’ve shared this before, but it’s just so awesome I’m sharing it again. On the left is my great-Grampa Ed Edelmann in 1903. Chapter III in Colonel Claude Cane’s book, Summer and Fall in Western Alaska is of a hunt that Ed guided a hunting trip for Cane. Ed had a sail boat that he used in Cook Inlet. This hunt takes place on the West side of the Inlet.
Here is a link to the book:



907 Updates September 24, 2016

Best method(s)for balancing budget’s to be fair for all? Is this impossible due to graft, corruption and entitlement?
Devin Kelly: Anchorage mayor: State cutbacks leading to an extra $24 million in city expenses
In his discussion with the Assembly on Friday, Berkowitz used the word “inappropriate” to describe several actions by the state, such as the Department of Corrections and the regulatory decisions for Municipal Light and Power.

He said the city was investigating what it already pays to cover state expenses. He said that may include police officers testifying in court or apprehending prisoners who walk away from halfway houses.

Alaska Author Dave Koster:
CAITLIN SKVORC: Witchy work: Wasilla author hopes to publish with public’s help
To pre-order a copy of “Wine Bottles and Broomsticks,” visit
For more information about the book, follow Dave S. Koster on Twitter @daveskoster


The DEC Contaminated Sites Program has posted an Interim Technical Memorandum on its Guidance and Forms web page, listed under the category of “Screening and Establishing Cleanup Levels”, that compares DEC cleanup levels for Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) and Perfluorooctonoic Acid (PFOA) to EPA’s Health Advisory Levels. The document provides DEC cleanup levels for soil and groundwater as well as a general understanding of EPA lifetime health advisory levels and how it differs from the groundwater cleanup levels.
If you have questions regarding this memorandum, please contact Ted Wu,, (907) 451-2269.
Kevin Gardner
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
Contaminated Sites Program
Desk: 907.269.7658
Cell: 907.268.9875