Category: 907 Updates

Alaska Info

907 Updates August 17 & 18, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: 2 self-defense techniques from a world champion jiu jitsu fighter; Homeless movement relocates to Cuddy Park in Midtown; Hundreds of jellyfish washing up along Kenai Peninsula beaches and more ->

KTUU: Off-duty APD officer arrested, charged with operating under the influence; No injuries after condo fire in Eagle River; AK Railroad north of Denali closed; Community groups breathing life back into the Williwaw neighborhood. More ->

KTOO Public Media: ‘Molly of Denali’ creators help Juneau kids find their own voices and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Set Plans For Moving Napakiak School Fuel Tanks Will Develop At Pace Of Erosion, According To LKSD and more ->
Alaska Native News: Remains of Shelly Ingram Located in Houston Friday; Coast Guard issues Administrative Order to Lower Kuskokwin School District; Scent Brings Songbirds to the Yard and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Man accused in Alaska cold case murder faces second bail hearing; Community help for veterans at ‘Fairbanks Veterans Stand Down’ on Saturday; Second Red Flag of the summer at Eielson comes to an end; Smokejumpers use sewing to help them fight fires; Crews reopen Denali park road, tourist buses begin to return; Gardening Report: Quack Grass and more ->
The Arctic Sounder: Joint celebration honors 2018 whaling quota decision and more ->
By Katherine Rose, KCAW: Sitka Assembly takes no action on police investigation
Rasmuson Foundation: Welcome 2019 Grantmakers Tour of Alaska
By Leah Ward, The Globe: Sibling authors stop at Murray County Fair on book tour

907 Updates August 16, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: APD seeks public’s help locating suspect in attempted sex assaults at Chester Creek Trail; 2 accused of 2016 ‘ninja’ murders found guilty; What to do when there’s an active shooter; Alaska National Guard breaks ground on new $24 million facility; 4 bodies recovered from fatal plane crash site on Goat Mountain near Girdwood, troopers say and more ->
KTUU: Eastbound International at Jewel Lake closed due to fatal accident; 3rd Ave. business owners say they’re seeing a new element in homelessness; Alaska-based researchers collaborate with NASA; Nationwide program teaching teenagers emergency prep comes to Alaska; Allie Ostrander named Mountain West Female Athlete of the Year for 3rd straight year; Employees past and present gather to say goodbye as Nordstrom shuts its doors and more ->

KTOO Public Media: Golden North Salmon Derby suspended over wind safety concerns and more ->
Alaska Native News: Ketchikan Man Arrested on Theft Charges when Caught Throwing Away Stolen Access Devices; Wildlife Troopers Name Patrol Vessel in Honor of Longtime Support Staff; Northern Wheatears now on Remarkable Journey; UAF Research Looks for Prime Time to Harvest Firewood and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Steven Downs arraigned in Fairbanks, defense attorneys visit crime scene; Fairbanks Police Department drone operations take flight; Military Report: Greek tragedy performed to bridge topic of suicide prevention with deploying soldiers; F-35 community impact discussed at University of Alaska Fairbanks; What’s Happening at Pioneer Park: Monday Markets and SS Nenana Day and more ->
The Homer Tribune: Zucchinis take center stage at Farmers Market; Bodywork practitioners offer a path to health; Gallery aims to be first EV charging station; Krohn takes over as KBBI’s new general manager and more ->
Craig Medred: Be afraid
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: MRAK Almanac: Fairs and festivals this weekend and more ->

907 Updates August 15, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Alaska AG: $759K restored for legal aid to domestic violence, sexual assault victims; Alaskans in debt: What to do when the collection agency calls; Fall foliage? Nope, it’s larvae turning birch leaves brown and more ->

KTUU: Sheep hunter found dead near Eureka; Man charged in Alaska cold case killing pleads not guilty; DNR advises safety precautions before water recreation after kayakers escape calving glacier unscathed; Buckland sets a milestone for rural energy capabilities with new Li-ion battery; Leaving Alaska: Thousands migrate for a strong Lower 48 economy and more ->
KTOO Publlic Media: Alaska’s “landless communities” discuss possibilities for settlement; Veto blocks cruise funding for Marine Exchange and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Financing For Avenues Piped Water And Sewer Project Approved; Bethel City Council Votes Against Lighting Project On Pinky’s Park Boardwalk and more ->
Alaska Native News: Coast Guard Aircrew Rescues Three from Small Skiff in Holtham Inlet and more ->

907 Updates August 13, 2019

KTOO Public Media: Enviros say new rules weaken the Endangered Species Act. Interior says they enhance it. Alaska Natives pushing against budget cuts say the state can learn from their cultures and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: How To Continue, Not Preserve, Alaska Native Languages and more ->
Alaska Native News: Troopers, Family Search for Missing 43-year-old Shelly Ingram; Tipster Leads Troopers to Soldotna Man with 26 Criminal Charges; Three Arrested after Stealing Elderly, Church Funds during Burglary in Akiachak and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks man charged with murder after stabbing woman to death; Undergraduate students spend summer in Fairbanks learning about the arctic and more ->
By Craig Medred: The Alaska connection
By Helen Hegener, Alaskan History Magazine: This week in Alaskan History; The 1935 Matanuska Colony Project and more ->
By Henry Leasia, KHNS: Yakutat offers first surf camp of its kind in Alaska
By Sandra Emerson, The Press-Enterprise: Temecula teen’s play tackles tough topic: kidnappings, killings of indigenous women and girls

907 Updates August 14, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: 77-year-old man sentenced to 31 years on multiple counts of sex abuse; 2 weeks to trial, evidence motions loom for Grunwald murder suspects; Report: OCS made misleading, false claims when moving foster child; Mat-Su neighborhood makes progress on Williwaw community park and more ->

KTUU: Celebrated linguist of Alaska Native Languages Michael Krauss dies; Country musician Zac Brown loses Alaska property dispute; What’s Working: Support Program for Mentally Ill Felons; State announces plans to help sexual assault victims with legal representation; Spotlight on Youth: Baking Boot Camp helps students tap into their creative culinary skills; Amazing moment captured at Spencer Glacier and more ->

KTOO Public Media: Heatwave shuts down dog sled tours early on a glacier near Skagway; As the Kenai Peninsula dries out, the likelihood for fires increases and more ->

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: U.S. Coast Guard Inspecting Napakiak School Fuel Tanks Dangerously Close To River and more -> 

Alaska Native News: Air Station Kodiak Medevacs Fisherman near Saint Paul; Soldotna Native Trains to be a U.S. Navy Future Warfighter and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: US Marshals seek Arkansas man in killing of girlfriend, son; may be hiding in Alaska, Canada; New option for Alaskan men with prostate problems; Alaska scientists say polar bear encounters to increase and more ->
The Arctic Sounder: Fran Tate, founder of Pepe’s, dies; Coast Guard urges EPIRB education to save taxpayer dollars, lives; ICC-Alaska launches mentorship initiative; Opinion: Everything we needed to know about health, we learned in the berry patch and more ->

907 Updates August 12, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Former Alaska professor wants accusers to use real names; Rare lightning strikes less than 300 miles from the North Pole; Valley of the Moon homeless camp has to move, Municipality says and more ->
KTUU: APD releases name of driver in Arctic at W Dowling fatal accident; RickyJon Balgenorth to compete for Junior National Karate team; Anchorage Museum hosts live elevator music; Celebrating Korean Independence day in Anchorage; Donated items find new life through Recycle for a Reason program and more ->

KTOO Public Media: Circuit Court justices hears Fairbanks Four appeal; Human Rights Commission quietly fires director; In tight labor market, business groups highlight hiring ex-inmates and more ->
Alaska Native News: ‘Gold Over Life, Literally’: How Trump Forced Reversal on Mining Project EPA Scientists Warn Could Destroy Alaskan Salmon Ecosystem and more ->
By Craig Medred: Killers on the road
The odds of being killed while bicycling in this country, according to the data compiled by Business Insider, are 1 in 4,030. The odds of dying in a mass shooting are 1 in 11,125.

Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: Country star at wit’s end in land rights dispute with aggressive Homer group; Choose Respect revived by Alaska’s Attorney General and more ->

907 Updates August 11, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Scientists warn of too many pink salmon in North Pacific; Anchorage community gathers to remember the victims of mass shootings in Texas, Ohio and more ->
KTUU: Improperly used distress beacons cause distress to the Coast Guard; ACUASI drones push boundaries of unmanned flight in Alaska and more ->

KTOO Public Media: Conservation groups ask DEC to reconsider Palmer Project permits and more ->
Alaska Native News: Anchorage Man Indicted on Murder Charges for 2018 Death of Tupou Satini and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Troopers involved in stand-off while trying to arrest impaired driver; Parents of missing children arrested; Troopers give tips for 40-mile caribou herd hunt and more ->
Helen Hegener Alaska History Magazine: This week in Alaskan History

907 Updates August 10, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Inside the Gates: Callie ‘the flying dog’ aims to change search and rescue missions; News Anchorage cafe feeding minds and stomachs but not the trash can; Little Blue Market cart offers products to refill and reuse; Mic Check in the Morning: Alec Lytle & Them Rounders and more ->
KTUU: Alaska economist and 2018 gubernatorial candidate Scott Hawkins dies; Suspect in fatal assault arrested in Fairbanks; NTSB releases preliminary report on deadly plane crash that killed a Wrangell man; Without guidance, Alaska judges to ‘muddle through’ sex offender registry removal decisions; Volunteers from the Lower 48 help out Gold Star mom in need and more ->

KTOO Public Media: Recent missile launch alerts direct Fort Greely residents, workers to take shelter; Summer heat accelerates Alaska peony harvest; Only 2% of Alaska cruise passengers will visit Wrangell in 2019. And the town is fine with that. More ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Quinhagak Opposes Donlin Gold Mine; Bethel City Council Member Revokes Ethics Complaint; City Of Bethel Hires Familiar Face As Planning Director and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: UAF fire fighters graduate Friday from summer fire academy; UAF researcher conducts international training on radar remote sensing applications; Romaine Talo named the next Lathrop volleyball head coach; Gardening Report: Late Harvests and Flowers and more ->
The Arctic Sounder: Weird weather brings flooding to Kotzebue and more ->

907 Updates August 09, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: California scientist dies on research dive in Alaska; Low-cost airline to offer nonstop service between Anchorage and Germany; First community harvest brings nearly 100 families to Matanuska farm; Free Narcan kits available at Providence hospital, no questions asked and more ->
KTUU: UPDATE: Person in custody after threatening self harm near Seward Highway and Tudor; Homer man enters plea deal over ‘dark web’ gun deal; A man from Shishmaref finds a message in a bottle from 50 years ago; Denali Borough declares disaster after flood damage; Back To School: What a difference four years makes and more ->

KTOO Public Media: Gardentalk – How to eat your flowerbed and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: ‘Holistic Approach’ Takes Hold At Latest Y-K Delta Economic Development Work Session anmd more ->
Alaska Native News: Hiker Dies in Penny Royal Glacier Fall in Hatcher Pass; More than 100 Years of Arctic Sea Ice Volume Reconstructed with Help from Historic Ships’ Logbooks; Why I Took These Shots; UAS Researchers Investigating Harmful Algal Blooms in Southeast Alaska and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Kaltag man pleads not guilty to breaking into woman’s home and raping her; Alaska Division of Forestry warns hunters to be careful with fire; Tanana Valley State Fair celebrates Fairbanks community art and more ->
The Homer Tribune: Melding art, culture and natural history and more ->
Only In Your State Alaska: This Little Bakery In The Alaska Bush Is A Hidden Treasure; Why Everyone Should Explore These Ice Caves In Alaska At Least Once; The Remnants Of This Abandoned Fortress In Alaska Are Hauntingly Beautiful and more ->

907 Updates August 08, 2019

Alaska Native News: Chris Birch, Senator, Engineer & Grandfather, Passes Away at 68; “1488” Associate Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping in Michael Staton’s Murder Case; 210th Rescue Squadron receives first Operational Loss Replacement Pave Hawk and more ->
KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Mom says car seat saved her 6 year old in rollover, spreads safety message to others; Nearly 20% of Alaska mothers don’t vaccinate their 3-year-olds due to vaccine hesitancy; AK Lady Barber opens shop in Palmer; Program offers home buyers money for down payment they don’t have to pay back; Houseless Records tour promotes music while destigmatizing homeless musicians and more ->
KTUU: Two drivers are facing charges following a deadly crash back in May 2019; Schilmiller pleads not guilty to child pornography charges in Anchorage; Labrador helps troopers defuse situation; Bear Valley bears and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Why Has It Been So Wet? We’ve Been Swimming In An Atmospheric River; Students In Mertarvik Will Go To School In Evacuation Center and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Environmental groups file new lawsuit to block new Izembek land swap deal; International Joint Commission launches ‘fact-finding mission’ into British Columbia transboundary mining; Alaska credit union to end marijuana business pilot program and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Man driving under the influence hits lawn mower; Responders recover remains of 4 killed in Alaska plane crash; Troopers seeking help locating vehicle involved with hit and run; Vegetable safety at the Farmers Market; Military Report: Fairbanks proclaimed ‘Purple Heart City’ and more ->
The Homer Tribune: Annual group photo calls for salmon advocacy and more ->