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Alaska Info

907 Updates May 20, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Anchorage’s reopening compared to the state’s addressed at assembly meeting; Low Alaska case numbers helped shape governor’s decision to reopen and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Anchorage Mayor says a different path may be taken as Dunleavy announces Phase 3/4; Office work places may allow employees to work at home longer and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTOO Public Media: ‘We’re open’: Alaska businesses can operate at full capacity Friday, Dunleavy says; Marine heatwaves will cripple salmon, cod and pollock at twice the rate previously predicted, study says and more ->
 
 
 
 

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: What To Expect From The ONC Salmon Monitoring And Fish Distribution Program; Distance Strains Education In Rural Alaska and more ->
 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: Alaska Army National Guard Helps Rescue Injured Individual Near Noorvik and more ->
 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Kwethluk man charged with attempted murder after shooting at village police officer; Adult Education student succeeds during COVID-19 and a new baby; Washed away road may hinder long-term research at experimental forest and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Arctic Sounder: Kotzebue sees first positive case of COVID-19 and more ->

 
 
 
 

By Dave Kiffer, Sit News: Ketchikan women were early ‘heroines of the horizon’
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing, Must Read Alaska: Alaska Judicial Council forwards names for Supreme Court vacancy and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Iced out salmon?
 
 
 
 
49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Mistee St. Clair
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: You Can Get Your Favorite Reuben In Alaska Again, Just In Time For Summer

907 Updates May 19, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Anchorage DMV will move to a new Midtown location this summer; Alaska State Fair hosts pop-up drive-in movies and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTUU: Alaska Legislature ratifies federal virus relief aid plans; “The easy decisions are over”: Governor and Chief Medical Officer speak on reopening measures and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTOO Public Media: Juneau high schools kick off several days of individual, socially distanced graduation ceremonies
 
 
 
 

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Kwethluk Man Staged Rifles And Fired At Village Police Officer According To Troopers; Coffee@KYUK, May 18: Graduating Amid A Pandemic; KYUK Partners With Kuspuk School District To Host Radio Graduations and more ->
 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: Mountain View Noise Complaint Results in Multiple Charges against Anchorage Man and more ->

 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Noel Wien Library reopens Bookmobile with limited services; Arbor Day 2020 seeing the planting of two new trees in Fairbanks and more ->
 
 
 
 

By Carey Seward, Only In Your State Alaska: One of The Biggest Tsunamis Ever Recorded Was Right Here In Alaska
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Pray for rain?

907 Updates May 18, 2020

Regina Manteufel has passed from cancer
It is with a heavy heart to announce the passing of Regina due to cancer. She was great supporter of her comunity and church. Loved the outdoors and far away places. She loves Rugby and over coming the challenges of life. She left behind a lot of close friends and family. She will be missed.
By the way this is from her brother Tom.
 
 
 
 
KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Anchorage School District scales up free, online summer school options; Frontiers: In the middle of a storm, Whittier searches for its own port; Jon Bon Jovi, Dolly Parton and more to join Covenant House for virtual fundraiser and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Spenard Jazz fest goes virtual while supporting local musicians; Nine-year-old girl lands first 2020 Ship Creek king and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: A Southeast Alaska tour operator is reviving a small regional ferry and more ->
 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: Coast Guard, Auxiliary announce National Safe Boating Week in Alaska and more ->
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: Review of AK National Guard says improvements continue and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: SES who?
 
 
 
 
By Courtney, Only in Your State Alaska: 25 Reasons Why Everyone Should Marry An Alaskan
 
 
 
 
49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Katie Bausler

907 Updates May 17, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Troopers: Wasilla man had teen steer while he shot at another driver and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Firefighters battling 46-acre Moose Meadows Fire north of Wasilla; Video shows the importance of being bear aware as Eagle River girl has close call and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Coast Guard details blackout that left Princess cruise ship adrift in Juneau; LISTEN: Cellphone tracking gives real-time insight into Alaska’s economic recovery and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Teamwork Saves Harbor Seal with Teeth Stuck in Grate and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: ‘Privilege of a lifetime,’ 354th Fighter Wing Commander says goodbye to time in Alaska; Chena River flood control prevents $50 million in damage, diverts several feet of water; Supporting local businesses safely is priority one for the Tanana Valley Farmer’s Market and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Diane Kaplan, Rasmuson Foundation: We are turning 65 in a pandemic. The party must wait.
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: The season begins
 
 
 
 
49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Pamela Cravez
 
 
 
 

907 Updates May 16, 2020

The Arctic Sounder; Pilot dies in plane crash near Utqiagvik; Who Done It and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Son of slain Trooper made an honorary member of the Alaska State Troopers; Kayakers overturn in Chena River, City warns of dangerous waters; The Quarantine Kitchen Episode 7: New Orleans Bread Pudding and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK ublic Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Village Enters Lockdown After Traveler Tests Positive For COVID-19, 2nd Confirmed Case In Y-K Delta; Coffee@KYUK, May 15: Subsistence Salmon Monitoring; KYUK Partners With LKSD To Host Radio Graduations and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: ‘Unserviced’ Communities: – Adapting to the coronavirus pandemic without water and sewer; Dunleavy will leave quarantine mandate in place for two weeks and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Alaska Seaplanes offers to buy, restore PenAir operations; State to promote absentee & early voting, will not move to vote-by-mail for August primary election and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Kenai eagle cam live and waiting for eggs to hatch; WATCH: JBER’s Salute to Alaska brings F-22s over Southcentral Alaska skies and more ->
 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: Dinosaurs Striding Across the Land Bridge; Radar Gauges Methane Release from Arctic Lakes and more ->
 
 
 
 

Rider Magazine Staff: List of U.S. Motorcycle Tour Operators 2020
 
 
 
 

By Tele, Hooked: Of Salmon, Orcas, & Fisher-families
 
 
 
 

49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Margaret Williams

49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Jeanne Swartz

49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Bob Armstrong

49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Nancy Deschu

49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: John Morgan

49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Cindy Hardy

49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Marybeth Holleman

49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Jay Bechtol

49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Mary Odden

49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Eric Heyne

49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Sue Pope

49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Birgit Sarrimanolis

49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Thomas Pease

 
 
 
 
By Carey Seward, Only In your State Alaska: This Rare Phenomenon In Alaska Is Unlike Anything You’ve Ever Seen
 
 
 
 

907 Updates May 15, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Troopers ask for help in search for missing 10-year-old; Berkowitz: Alaska should keep 14-day quarantine for interstate travel; Work continues on new terminal at Port of Alaska and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTUU: Potential landslide-triggered tsunami threatens Prince William Sound and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTOO Public Media: Byron Mallott: ‘My friend, we also have lived life fully, made a few contributions’; Alaska faces a ‘generational loss’ as small business owners turn out the lights and more ->
 
 
 
 

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: LKSD Conducts New Training To Identify Sexual Grooming Behavior; Coffee@KYUK, May 14: An Inside Look Into The LKSD And Carmichael Investigation; Rogue Gravel Barge Recovered and more ->
 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: The Iditarod Launches New Dog Care Initiative and more ->
 
 
 
 

Craig Medred: Persistence
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing, Must Read Alaska: Anchorage Assembly to consider repeal of mandatory bag charge
 
 
 
 
By Courtney, Only In Your State Alaska: 16 Tips For Living Off The Grid In Alaska
 
 
 
 
49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Stephen D. Bolen
 
 
 
 
Splashes of Joy: Alaskan Dreams by Beth Carpenter #ADPrism
 
 
 
 
By New York PR Web: Author Rie LaMarr’s new book “It’s One Whale of a Tale” is a charming story celebrating the spectacular landscape and the adventures of children on the Inside Passage.

907 Updates May 14, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Unique payout Alaskans get from oil wealth could be at risk; AFD: Discarded smoking materials likely caused condo fire near Taku Lake; National Police Week observed differently due to coronavirus pandemic; Anglers wait for first king salmon to arrive in Ship Creek and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTUU: Alaska Army National Guard deploys to Poland; Moose cow attacks woman and dog in Eagle River; It’s official, ERHS students debut new Wolf Den Drive signs for the road leading to their school; Show us your face mask fashion and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTOO Public Media: Juneau man sues over the state’s plan to spend $1.5 billion in CARES Act funds; Summer camp directors prepare to welcome Alaska’s campers during the pandemic and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Four Girls Allege School Principal Abused Them. They’re Suing LKSD For Inaction.; BPD Found Body Of Man Missing For Three Weeks; Coffee@KYUK, May 13: Spring Comes With Easing Restrictions In Some Villages and more ->
 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: Anchorage Felon Fights with Arresting Officers at Spenard Hotel; APD Investigates Shooting at Mountain View Holiday Gas Station and more ->
 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fort Wainwright soldiers awarded purple hearts for injuries from Iran missile attack; Don’t touch your eyes! Pollen allergy season is back in the Alaskan interior; Garage, Yard Sales to continue, but be respectful, says Mayor Matherly and more ->
 
 
 
 

The Arctic Sounder: Kivalina whalers bring home beluga bounty and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Masks and guns
 
 
 
 
49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Kaylene Johnson-Sullivan
 
 
 
 
By Carey Seward, Only In Your State Alaska: We Checked Out The 13 Most Terrifying Places In Alaska And They’re Horrifying

907 Updates May 13, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Alaska reports 35 active cases of COVID-19, no new diagnoses; Study ranks Alaska top state for rise in multigenerational housing; Travel Tuesday: How to plan the perfect virtual family getaway and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Municipality begins abatement of well-known downtown homeless camp; Blood Bank of Alaska looking for donors who have recovered from COVID-19; Record pollen count, Alaskans facing an itchy allergy season; Repairs on Knik Goose Bay Road will begin Friday and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: How Alaska Native corps are helping Alaska Native communities cope with the pandemic; Alaska could be empty of tourists this summer. For residents, there’s an upside and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: KYUK Wins National AP Award, Two Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards; Bethel City Council Considers Extending City’s COVID-19 Emergency Powers, Rejects Rewriting Cab Laws; Acting Police Chief To Stay Until Bethel Finds Replacement and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Two Arrested One Taken to Hospital after 5th Avenue Assaul and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks woman attempts to shoot ex-boyfriend in AST parking lot; Maintenance team plays important role in F-35 mission at Eielson; Fairbanks students celebrate completion of BRIDGE and Project Search programs and more ->
 
 
 
 
By University of Alberta, Phys Org: Alaskan rainforests are a global lichen hotspot, new study shows
 
 
 
 
49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Shauna Potocky
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Jackpot! Road to Recovery for Lance & Family
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing, Editor, Must Read Alaska: Drive-up comedy show shut down by police due to noise and more ->
 
 
 
 
AK on the GO: Eagle River Nature Center Offers Self-Guided Opportunities This Summer

907 Updates May 12, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Turning Iowa corn into hand sanitizer for Alaska’s North Slope; Teens behind Quarantine Academy encourage Alaskans to connect; Alaska Airlines launching new services to Western Alaska, Aleutian Islands; Anchorage pottery studio sees business boom with mosaic art kits and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTUU: Look out for JBER flyover salute of COVID-19 responders this week; Harbor seal pup rescued near Haines faces long road to recovery and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: LKSD Said It Was Blindsided By Principal’s Arrest. Except He’d Been Investigated Twice Before. More ->
 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: Homer Man Charged with Multiple Funny River Burglaries Following Accident and Subsequent Investigation Sunday; New Resource for Alaska’s Health Care Providers and Frontline Responders; Lawmakers Approve Transferring Federal COVID-19 Funds to Alaskans, Small Businesses and more ->
 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Dr. Eastman of Homeland Security to tour Alaska; Red and Green bus lines open with no fares for passengers; Eielson flyover salutes Fairbanks community and more ->
 
 
 
 
Anchorage Daily News: Libby Roderick, ‘How Could Anyone’
 
 
 
 
Committee on Indian Affairs: Udall, Murkowski Announce Senate Passage of Resolution Honoring Native Women Resolution celebrates achievements in civil rights, business, law, medicine, science, language revitalization, and more
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: COVID hits kings
 
 
 
 
Alaska Run for Women: We are going virtual!
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only in Your State Alaska: Alaska’s Frostbite Foods Is Delivering Juicy Burgers Right To Your Front Door

907 Updates May 11, 2020

KTUU: ‘Hello Central’ — Nome Mayor James ‘Richard’ Beneville passes away at age 75; WATCH: Anchorage teen gets support parade before heading to Seattle for cancer treatment; The sun won’t set on Utqiaġvik until August and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Paycheck Protection Program puts employees at Mat-Su lodge back to work; Frontiers: Talkeetna businesses hope for Alaska travelers and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTOO Public Media: The stress-relieving, storytelling art of yuraq is now available virtually; The pandemic is making it especially difficult to recruit teachers to rural Alaska schools; ‘Unserviced’ communities: Why some Western Alaska villages lack basic sanitation infrastructure and more ->
 
 
 
 

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Quinhagak Extends Travel Restrictions To June; Fish Buying Will Proceed In Emmonak With No Contact and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Suzanne Downing, Editor, Must Read Alaska: Death by COVID — or not?
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Not Many Know The Story Of The World War II Battle That Took Place On Alaskan Soil
If you’re interested in learning more about this, the Prince William Sound Museum in Whittier, Alaska has more exhibits about it. They are located in the Anchor Inn Hotel at Department 102, 743 Whittier St., Whittier, AK 99693. You can visit their website here for more information.

There was even a shipwreck during the battle. You can read This Shipwreck Just Discovered In Alaska Was From The Only World War II Battle In North America to learn more about it!
 
 
 
 
49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Sharry Miller