907 Updates June 22, 2017

By KTVA Web Staff: Bear suspected in fatal Bird Ridge mauling killed
20 year old victim sentenced to being paralyzed from the waist down. He might be sentenced to 5 to 9 years.
By KTVA Web Staff: Man accused of ‘accidentally’ shooting, paralyzing woman indicted
By Caslon Hatch: Could Alaska’s Senators play a key role in the future of health care?
By Leroy Polk: Man who plowed into eight cars had very high levels of alcohol in system, police say
Author: Jerzy Shedlock: Juneau gets a new district attorney
By Laurel Downing Bill: Story Time w/ Aunt Phil: Civil War in the Bering Sea
Author: Emily Fehrenbacher: Incompetent homesteaders, rejoice – the Raneys are back for another season of ‘Homestead Rescue’
Department of Public Safety: Daily Dispatches – Public Information Office

Dangerous bear – Craig Medred

When Cynthia Dusel-Bacon read of a geologist killed by a bear and another injured near the Pogo Mine in Interior Alaska on Monday, the news hit awfully close to home despite the years that have passed since she spent large amounts of time in-country.

The latest bear attack came not far from where Dusel-Bacon, now 70, survived one of the more horrific bear attacks in Alaska history. Her story came to be headlined “Come quick! I’m being eaten by a bear” in Alaska author Larry Kanuit’s book “Alaska Bear Tales.”

Dangerous bear – Craig Medred

907 Updates June 21, 2017

Gov. Walker wants to cap the PFD checks to ensure the funds are available for many more years.
By Associated Press & KTOO / 360 North: Supreme court weighs dispute over PFD checks
By Lauren Maxwell: Bird Ridge Race organizers to discuss fatal bear mauling
Author: Michelle Theriault Boots: Bear attacks are still rare in Anchorage. But the dynamics of Sunday’s fatal mauling stand out from history.
By Dan Carpenter: Mat-Su approves new building requirement for flood zones

By KTVA Web Staff: Man charged in 2015 double homicide of Wasilla couple

By Sean Maguire: Alaskan builds virtual reality tour of International Space Station

By Steffi Lee: APD dispatch center to get new technology
What is the Contaminated Sites Laboratory Approval Program?
By regulation, any laboratory analysis of soil, air, or water required under the Division of Spill Prevention and Response must be conducted by a laboratory approved under the Laboratory Approval Program (CSLAP). Both the laboratory and the analysis method(s) in question must be approved by the CSLAP.

Author: Dermot Cole: Denali climber who survived 15 hours in crevasse says he is grateful for a new life
While he dreams of going back to the mountains because there are more peaks to climb, he said if that is not to happen, “There will be another mission for me in this new life. I will wait for what God will send me, what to do, who to help.”

“APD not taking calls about Ohio homicide investigation” from Anchorage Police Department : Nixle

Please don’t call the Anchorage Police Department about possible sightings of the individuals mentioned in the Ohio release.

If anyone has any information about the investigation, please call the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations (855-224-6446), not Anchorage Police Dispatch.
Source: “APD not taking calls about Ohio homicide investigation” from Anchorage Police Department : Nixle

907 Updates June 20, 2017

By Sean Maguire & Ashleigh Ebert: APD officer injured, family member missing on valley lake

By Dan Carpenter: Upcoming trail race under review following Sunday’s bear attack

By Beth Verge: Authorities continue search for black bear involved in fatal Bird Ridge mauling

Author: Jerzy Shedlock: Black bear kills mine worker, injures another in Interior Alaska

Author: Glenn Cravez: Alaska legislators need to hear from you. Are you happy with their work?
By KTVA Web Staff: Family wanted in Ohio killings may be in Alaska


On June 7, Rader ran her first virtual workshop. On a program called Zoom, people watch from all over interior Alaska. As they plant, they use Rader for troubleshooting. After her students learn the basics, Rader hopes they can be her growing guinea pigs. Rader’s other digital project is an app called Grow and Tell. She’s asking all Alaskans to tell her what they grow, and how they grow it.
By Emily Carlson: Harvesting Alaska: Using technology to grow rural Alaska

Author: Alaska Dispatch News: Video: Around the Kenai Peninsula — by packraft, fat bike and kayak

907 Updates June 19, 2017

By Beth Verge: BREAKING: Teen dies after being mauled by bear
By Associated Press: Alaska man receives jail time for setting truck on fire
By Sean Maguire: Two-week old walrus calf rescued from Nome and brought to Seward
Author: Tegan Hanlon: Municipality of Anchorage looks into on-site health clinic to drive down health care costs
By Heather Hintze: Humble beginnings to eatery empire: Humpy’s celebrates 23 years