Tag: AK News

907 Updates May 05, 2017

By Leroy Polk: One dead, two injured in late night Wasilla area car crash

By Blake Essig: Semantics dominate day 10 of Sockeye Fire trial

By Liz Raines: ‘He should apologize’: Lawmakers respond to Rep. Eastman’s abortion comment

By Travis Khachatoorian: New high speed internet infrastructure goes online in Arctic Alaska

By Leroy Polk / Kalinda Kindle: WATCH: Fire department puts out trash fire after truck dumps out burning contents in open parking lot

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By Dan Carpenter: Local Russian immersion graduation a first in the nation

By Dave Bendinger / KDLG: Anchorage Museum loans fully restored double-ender fishing boat to Bristol Bay museum

By Ashleigh Ebert: Roadtrippin’: Kayaking the Kachemak Bay Water Trail


OMG! It finally happened! We are sponsored by Canon!!! As I’m sure most of you know, I’m a huge Canon fanboy. So this is kind of a big deal for me. YAAAY!!! Oh and seriously, this is a very nice camera. I highly recommend this for anyone (not just moms) who might be interested in getting into photography.

907 Updates May 04, 2017

By Liz Raines: Local reporter claims lawmaker slapped him

So what is his purpose?
By Austin Baird: State lawmaker says Alaska women get abortions for travel vouchers, offers no proof

By Blake Essig: State rests its case in Sockeye Fire trial

By Rebecca Palsha: Roadtripping’: Encounters with a U-Haul full of bees

907 Updates May 03, 2017

Arrrgh! You don’t want an abortion, don’t have one. If you are a man, have a vasectomy. Where is the money coming from to “combat” abortion?
By Liz Raines: Alaska lawmakers mull measure calling abortion ‘child abuse’

University of Alaska Fairbanks glaciologist Erin Pettit, left, and graduate student Christina Carr collect radar data on Taylor Glacier. (Credit: Jessica Badgeley via CBS News)

By CBS News: Scientists solve mystery of Antarctica’s Blood Falls

By KTUU Staff: Valdez vote keeps first marijuana shop in Alaska open

By Lauren Maxwell: Mat-Su: Look out for 17-foot python


Lower ’48:
By CBS News: House of snakes: Dream home turns out to be a nightmare

JBER prescribed burns
Please be advised that you may see smoke from prescribed burns on JBER through the end of this week. JBER and the Alaska Division of Forestry are workining to reduce fine fuels in the area to lower the risk of wildfire.
Mother’s Day with the Birds: May 14th starting at 2:00pm at the Eagle River Nature Center. Join the Bird Treatment and Learning Center and its live education birds to celebrate Mother’s Day! Bring the whole family to meet a variety of birds close up anytime between 2 – 4 p.m. Admission is free, parking at the Nature Center is $5.

Mother’s Day Celebration and Opening Day at Alaska Native Heritage Center: May 14th from 10:00am to 5:00pm at the Alaska Native Heritage Center. The Alaska Native Heritage Center celebrates mothers and the opening day of its 2017 summer season. Enjoy live performances, village site tours and free admission!

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907 Updates May 02, 2017

By KTVA CBS 11 News: Update: Pilot killed in Southwest Alaska plane crash

By Ashleigh Ebert: President Trump appoints Gov. Walker to The Council of Governors

By KTVA CBS 11 News: Tripod falls in Nenana Ice Classic

By Lauren Maxwell: Researchers reveal results of study which placed pregnancy tests in bar bathrooms

By Eric Ruble: Regular trooper patrols end on busy stretch of Seward Highway, community seeks solution


By Victoria Taylor: Spenard Jazz Fest celebrates 10th anniversary


Is your story featured?
Roadtrippin kick off with Rebecca

By Blake Essig: Roadtrippin: A visit to an urban chicken coup

907 Updates May 01, 2017

By Associated Press: Fairbanks woman gets 23 years for husband’s shooting death

SB91 Strikes again!
Beginning in January 2018, alleged offenders will be able to be released from jail and be monitored by a pretrial officer instead of a traditional third-party custodian. Geri Fox, the division’s director, said efforts to form the division started 40 years ago.
By Eric Ruble: Alaska DOC says new pretrial division will increase public safety while saving state money

By Cameron Mackintosh / Victoria Taylor: EYEWITNESS: High-speed pursuit results in collision on Seward Highway

By Beth Verge: BLM’s digital map series lightens the load for recreationists

By KTUU News Team: Denali National Park road lottery opening Monday


907 Updates April 30, 2017


Barr is held without bail.
By KTVA Web Staff: Man charged in attack of woman, unborn child

The Representative said the discussion over the funds was made during an executive session, “any discussion that has to do with the finances of the state of Alaska it is advised we go into an executive session to discuss those things.”
By Victoria Taylor: Lawmakers approve $3.5 million for renovation projects at Anchorage LIO building

AK on the Go: Explore Valdez With Your Family

By Peggy McCormack: State Plans to Widen Sterling Highway

By Sierra Starks: Recipe Box: Honey-Please Cake


Little Big House: Flaming Hot Buffalo Chicken Spice Rub

907 Updates April 29, 2017

One bullet each. Although he did not die immediately, he did die as a result of the attack.
Author: Jerzy Shedlock: Anchorage man attacked in September home invasion has died, according to friends


How is this handled where you live?
By Associated Press: Judge sentences couple investigated after boy overdoses
By KTVA CBS 11 News: Adopt-a-Sailor: Juneau encourages locals to host crew members arriving on Navy ship

The Library Advisory Board will make the final decision on what policies to adapt. They’ll consider it at their next public meeting. People are welcome to testify on the subject.
The meeting is Wednesday May 3rd at 5:30 on the fourth floor of the Loussac Library.
By Lauren Maxwell: Anchorage Library Advisory Board takes new look at internet policies
By Bonney Bowman: Inside the Gates: Maintenance Co. puts skills, speed to the test at JBER

907 Updates April 28, 2017

By Shannon Ballard: State fire investigator takes stand on day 5 of Sockeye Fire trial

Another example of why things do not get accomplished in a timely manner.

By Austin Baird: Republicans reject governor’s demand for a confirmation hearing

Honor all or individual groups?

By Liz Raines: Wasilla representative casts lone no vote on bill honoring Alaska’s Hmong veterans

According to the rules:
1. Is his request to be heard acceptable?
2. Is her refusal acceptable?

By Liz Raines: Eastman calls for reprimand after LeDoux blocks committee debate
By Heather Hintze: Native Youth Olympics highlight culture, camaraderie for competitors


By Cameron Mackintosh: WATCH: Musk ox gives birth to healthy calf

By Associated Press: Alaskan tribal government dips into defense contracts

By Staff Reporter: Twelve local authors showcased at book signing

907 Updates April 27, 2017

By Leroy Polk: Wasilla man found guilty for blackmailing, extorting women with sexually explicit material of them

By Associated Press: Pot farm’s cash shipment blocked by US Postal Service

By Liz Raines: Governor, education advocates ramp up pressure on Senate over cuts, broad-based tax
By Bonney Bowman: Anchorage homeowners to see property tax increase


By Daniella Rivera: Anchorage municipality shows residents options for fixing Chester Creek flooding


Alaska Highway News
By Daybreak Staff: Alyssa London aims to be first Alaskan to win Miss USA crown

Little Sister of Jesus, Marie Josephe Brin Long-serving religious sister dies in Alaska
The Little sisters have two communities in Alaska, one in Anchorage and the second in Nome.
By Matthew F. Smith, May 27, 2014 Profile: Little Sisters Leave Western Alaska

Twice In A Lifetime

Twice in a lifetime:

He has a particular gift for the aphorism. I plan to start my next scientific talk by quoting this one:

“You will reply that reality has not the slightest obligation to be interesting. I will reply in turn that reality may get along without that obligation, but hypotheses may not.”

And, more simply, and very much to the heart of someone who, in the company of his children, watches schools of flying fish exploding from the sapphire water all day long, each lonely fish held aloft on wings that look like nets of diamonds:

“In this world, beauty is so common.”