Tag: AK News

907 Updates October 7, 2016


I hope the Supreme(s) allow the voters wishes.  Two votes?  How much money/time was spent on this? How much money/time will be spent on the appeal?
Nathaniel Herz: Judge overturns results in northern Alaska election, declaring Nageak the winner


I have listened to scanner’s and the broadcasts are not crystal clear. Maybe the sound quality has improved over the years. I enjoy the scanner page. I understand both sides of the issue. If Nixle alerts are best for safety, then that is what will have to be.


Congratulations Vivian Korthuis
Lisa Demer: For the first time, a woman leads this big Alaska Native organization. Her grandfather was a founder.


Liz Meredith; Pieces of Me: Rescuing My Kidnapped Daughter
Book signings
October 7
Cabin Fever Gifts
650 W. 4th Ave.
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Book signing/Benefits AWAIC
October 8
Fireside Books (Palmer)
Time: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Benefits Eva’s Program/Victims for Justice
October 20
Barnes and Noble (Anchorage)
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Talk/Book signing
October 21
Seward Library w/ Seaview Community Center
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.


Haunted History



Mavis Muller, Annika Niebuhr (left)

Mavis Muller, Annika Niebuhr (left)

Mavis Muller’s Burning Basket Project
Meet Annika Niebuhr (left) from Berlin, Germany. Annika has been doing an artist-in-residency with me and the Burning Basket project for 7 weeks in full theme immersion. She was an invaluable assistant for Homer Burning Basket, EXPAND – Basket of Remembrance & Unburdening which was ignited and burned on Sept. 11. Then we journeyed on to Ketchikan to create this beauty as a gift for that unique community. RUNS DEEP – Basket of Respect & Appreciation was ignited and burned on Oct.1. My cup runneth over with gratitude, respect, appreciation, and love for this beautiful, fun, capable & viable person. Thanks for the laughs & tears as we merged our creativity & imagination with intense hard core strenuous labor of love to give a good gift. Oceans of emotions there at the terminal in Ketchikan as she departed to go back to Berlin. Annika, my friend, YOU inspire me. I look forward to future collaborations and until we meet again keep a fire burning in your heart.





Alaskan Viewpoint: Bill Beudoin's Lowhigh cabin #2. — at East Fork of the Chena River.

Alaskan Viewpoint: Bill Beudoin’s Lowhigh cabin #2. — at East Fork of the Chena River.

907 Updates October 6, 2016


Thank you Gov. Walker for trying to keep the PFD going.
Nathaniel Herz: Alaska today pays each qualified resident a $1,022 oil wealth dividend



Erica Martinson:  Alaska gets $1M federal grant to process backlog of sex-assault evidence kits

FYI: Rape kit, Cost and Backlog

The cost of rape kits is a barrier to use in many locations where the victim is billed for the collection of forensic evidence. Collecting a rape kit reportedly costs upwards of $1000.[40] In some countries, reimbursement for the cost is contingent on the victim reporting the crime to police. In Japan, for example, a sexual assault victim must pay for the rape kit upfront, but police will reimburse medical fees if the victim reports the assault.[41]

Victims of sexual assault in the United States faced similar hurdles until the 2005 reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which requires states to pay for the cost of the rape kit regardless of the victim’s decision to report the assault to the police.[42] Under the more recent 2013 VAWA reauthorization, which took effect in March 2015, victims also cannot be required to pay the upfront cost of the exam. States may still require victims to submit claims for the rape kit exams to their personal insurance providers, as long as they are not billed for a deductible or a copay.[43]


Facts are the child let go of the leash, dog ran out into traffic and the driver did report hitting the dog. Not the fault of the driver, unfortunately he now lives with hitting and killing the animal.
Jerzy Shedlock: Anchorage police will not cite driver in death of boy’s service dog in training


UAA Fees  “It varies~”  How much bloat is in UAA’s costs? The Univeristy can not support itself, can UAA have an accredited accounting program? Make the courses pay for themselves and charge the students accordingly. How would you cut university costs?
Tegan Hanlon:  Here are the next academic, administrative programs up for review at the University of Alaska


907 Updates October 5, 2016

Great idea!
Dermot Cole:  Fairbanks man offers $1,000 reward for information leading to best constitutional argument on dividend
“The letter can be addressed to your newspaper of choice, but to be eligible for the prize, you must send a copy of the letter to me,” he said.
Write him at: Charles L. Parr, 676 Old Steese Highway North, Fairbanks, AK 99712-2308.


October 4th and they already have the best photo’s~
Alaska Dispatch News: Photos: Best of October 2016


Taxes are usually popular by the recipient, not so much the payee
Zaz Hollander:  Mat-Su voters reject commercial cannabis ban, but pot taxes popular

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
Email: info@ykhc.org

Alaska Dispatch News Photos: Best of September 2016

Mary Wasche: “Escape to Alaska” and “Murder in Wasilla”
By Matt Hickman Frontiersman.com ‘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.