Tag: AK News

Don Young No New News August 29, 2016

He is seeing his 23rd Term in Congress Fall of 21016.  The crook you know better than the crook you don’t?

Nathaniel Herz: U.S. Rep. Don Young’s ownership in his family’s farm, with gas leases, wasn’t disclosed for years

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Alaska Fair Godzilla’s Garden

Devin Kelly: Warmer weather and experimentation lead to new mix of prize-winning Alaska fruits and vegetables

 

School District New Approach to Attacks

Tegan Hanlon: The Anchorage School District is using a new approach to train students, teachers how to respond to attacks

 

 

What does ALICE stand for?

A – Alert: Sound an alarm using plain and specific language to alert others to the danger.

L – Lockdown: Move to a secure location, lock the door and take action to better barricade the room and begin preparing for other strategies if needed, such as evacuate or, as a last resort counter.

I – Inform: Share the violent intruder’s location and direction as often as possible using any means necessary (such as the intercom, handheld radios, text, cell phone or other means) so that everyone on site has access to the information. The goal is that knowledge is the key to survival.

C – Counter: This is a last resort.  Interrupt the physical act of the violent intruder by making noise or other distraction with the intent of reducing the intruder’s ability to execute his/her plan. This could mean throwing available objects to hinder the intruder’s aim. This is a last resort when the violent intruder is in the immediate vicinity and individuals are unable to escape.

E – Evacuate: When it is safe to do so, remove yourself from the danger zone. The goal is to get as many people away from the situation as possible. ALICE training provides techniques for safer and more strategic evacuations that will make the need to counter less likely. Individuals are encouraged to always evacuate when possible.

The strategies do not need to be completed in order and should not be considered a checklist. Staff and students will rely on the information at hand and their own judgment to determine the safest course of action.

 

The school district is holding an informational meeting on ALICE at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the ASD Education Center, 5530 E. Northern Lights Boulevard.

Additional communication will be made with parents when the training is scheduled to take place in their child’s school.

The ALICE Training Institute response was vetted by the Anchorage Police Department, Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson and is in use in other school districts throughout the state.

 

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907-742-4000
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5530 E Northern Lights Blvd.
Anchorage, AK 99504-3135

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Heroin Cocktails August 27, 2016

Laurel Andrews Powerful synthetic drug fentanyl played a role in Quinhagak overdoses, troopers say

 

Dean Reynolds Dangerous heroin-fentanyl combination fuels overdoses

 

Alaska Hiking and Picnic Club

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Step 1: Come on the hike with us on Sunday in the SUNSHINE at Portage Pass.
Step 2: Lets figure out how to make these.

FB Group Alaska Hiking and Picnic Club

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Jody Patrick Brion
May 11 · Anchorage, AK

Good morning. With more than a handful of new members, I thought I’d take a moment and reiterate the vibe of this group. I started it last year as a way to join several eclectic subgroups of my friends doing something we all love: hiking. Since then, due to the enthusiastic response of many nature-loving friends and friends-of-friends and friends-of-friends-of-friends, etc. we have grown into a sizeable group. My template is to select, and toss up as an event, a Sunday afternoon hike in the Anchorage area, with the idea being to hit as many great spots as possible, and some of them two or three times. However, this group is also accommodating to anyone who is headed out and wants a partner or partners- and just wants to post a “I’m climbing Flattop this afternoon. Anyone care to join?” kind of notice. We love pictures here, especially selfies taken outside. The age range of our group runs the gamut- and our hikes almost always have kids and dogs tagging along. The dynamic is that we do not all know each other- yet- but that if you hike with us this summer, you are guaranteed to end the season with 30-50 new friends who share at least one interest in common. Last thing I’ll mention is that this year I am going to continue into wintertime activities- skiing, snow shoeing, ice skating, sledding and winter camping parties.

Alaska Frontier – You Tube August 26, 2016

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Alaska State Fair August 25, 2016

Yes it is raining!

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907 Updates August 25, 2016

Heather Shade and Sean Copeland Distill It Down

Presented by First National Bank Alaska

MAKING IT: Building Southeast Alaska’s first distillery
SPONSORED: One couple navigated uncharted straits to infuse whiskey and other spirits with Alaska flavors and history.

 

No harm, no foul?

Alex DeMarban: SEC targets North Slope Borough over false statements during bond sales

The settlement does not provide a fine, and there is no admission of wrongdoing by the borough. The settlement calls for the borough to take remedial steps to prevent the problem in future bond sales, a step that borough officials say has already occurred.

 

Andrew Reid & Wassillie Gregory Dancing with their devils

Lisa Demer:  Former Bethel cop must serve time for violent 2014 arrest caught on video

Gregory already received a $175,000 civil settlement from the city of Bethel. A harassment conviction against him from the incident was dismissed last year.

The money hasn’t really helped, his sister said. Mainly, she said, he drinks it away.

 

Mat-Su River August 24, 2016

Workers on Tuesday afternoon were piling rock next to the highway but the plan is to lay the trench on the river side of the Matanuska Electric Association power poles, officials say. As of late afternoon, crews lacked permission to dig from a private landowner at the start of the trench; the rest of the project falls on Matanuska-Susitna Borough land.

 

Zaz Hollander: Works begins on $1M trench to stave off Matanuska River erosion