Tag: AK News

907 Updates July 11, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Alaska’s first private pediatric oncology practice opens in Anchorage; New Anchorage ordinance aimed at keeping people from burning insulated wires; Anchorage’s first solar project will help fuel the Egan Center; Workforce Wednesday: Alaska to Alberta railway could create thousands of jobs and more ->
KTUU.com: Anchorage woman receives 75 years for sexual abuse of minors; Alaska man charged with killing & wasting polar bear; Whistle blowers: demoted Sitka detectives ordered back to work; Girdwood Fire Department using e-bikes to increase emergency response times on trails; Honoring a hometown resource through jewelry making and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Public Safety And A.G. William Barr’s Visit On ‘Talk Of Alaska’; City Approves Local Option Petition For Alcohol; Marijuana Local Option Application In Progress and more ->
Alaska Native News: Trooper Recruits Hit the Streets; Heat Wave Hits Cook Inlet Salmon Streams and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Residents allowed home as firefighter strengthen fire lines ; Fighter jets to perform at Eielson’s ‘Arctic Lightning Airshow’ for first time in 11 years and more ->
The Homer Tribune: Homer teen killed in fiery head-on collision; Former resident brings lessons of stage to Homer; Highland Games and more ->
Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum celebrates Moon Week, July 15-20

907 Updates July 10, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Ketchikan man seriously injured in crash of motorcycle; Fishing operations resume after Alaska explosion; Woman arrested after shoplifting and attempting to pepper spray security, APD says; Homeowner credits firefighters for saving his home from the Montana Creek Fire; ‘We’re gonna need a bigger boat’: Alaska SeaLife Center studies rare Pacific sleeper shark;

KTUU: Kenai dipnetting opens Wednesday; MLK Fire caused by human activity, according to Division of Forestry investigators; Spotlight on youth: Miss Bear Paw 2018 turns over her reign and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Add krill and mussels to the list of unusual marine deaths in Alaska and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: City Attorney Patty Burley Submits Her Resignation; Bethel City Council To Discuss Proposed Alcohol Ordinance And Replacing City Attorney Patty Burley and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: FMH provides clean air respite room for community members to breathe easy due to increase in wildfire smoke; Public Order: Campfire Closure and more->
The Arctic Sounder: The gift of the whale and more ->
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: Air quality: Worse in Alaska than in China right now; Invasion of the muskies; Census job: (You must be a U.S. citizen) and more->
Craig Medred: Toothed invaders
Learn about the Anchorage Police Department at the Citizens Academy; Apply now!

Are you interested in learning about the operations of the Anchorage Police Department and how our various law enforcement units work to protect our city?

APD officers, detectives and support staff want to share with you what they do and how they serve our community.

The Anchorage Police Department and the Anchorage Police Citizens Academy Alumni Association (APCAAA) is hosting its semi-annual Citizens Police Academy beginning September 11, 2019 through December 4, 2019. The program is designed to promote and enhance citizen understanding and awareness of the role of the Anchorage Police Department within our community. Topics include drug investigations, firearms safety, traffic investigations, SWAT operations, cyber-crimes, K-9 program, crime scene investigations and much more.

The academy is held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the APD Training Center located at 3760 West Dimond Blvd (corner of Jewel Lake & Dimond).

Applications for the Citizens Academy are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 9, 2019.

The Citizens Academy application can be found on the APD website:

907 Updates July 09, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Alaska’s Hess Creek Fire is currently the nation’s biggest wildfire in 2019; Dunleavy signs new crime bill into law, repealing ‘failed’ SB 91 and more ->
KTUU: AFD responds to fire near Campbell airstrip, the fire is now out; The end of a mini era comes today after 6-straight days of record weather; FAA to award $19.6 million in grants to five Alaskan Airports, including Anchorage International and more ->
KTOO Public Media: A Petersburg veterinarian floats his clinic to Southeast communities and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Video: Grant Aviation Plane Crashes On Bethel Runway; Troopers Arrest Man Responsible For Kalskag Lockdown; Smoke Blowing From Interior Wildfires Puts Southwest Alaska Under Air Quality Advisory and more ->
Alaska Native News: Teen from China Drowns in Moose River; Coast Guard Suspends Search for Cordova Man Missing in Whittier Dock Explosion and more ->
The Arctic Sounder: Kodiak artist revives dance rattle tradition nand more ->
By Kashmira Gander, Newsweek: Global Warming Could Make Microbes Living in Alaskan Tundra Release More Greenhouse Gases, Scientists Warn

907 Updates July 08, 2019

KTUU: UPDATE: Evacuations now mandatory for fire in Sunshine; Fairbanks man rescued after all-terrain vehicle crash; Flower Stealing In the past two weeks, surveillance video captured a woman pulling up and digging up a few of the flowers at the front an Anchorage business and more ->
KTVA The Voice of Alaska: 2 people missing in Whittier after explosion and fire; Judge orders psychiatric evaluation for man accused of stabbing elderly woman; Lawmakers to appear in Juneau and Wasilla for 2nd special session and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Australian mining firm explores potential vanadium deposit near Juneau; 40 years after closure, volunteers restore historic Cold War site; At Portage Glacier, business boom follows glacial recession and more->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Bering, Chukchi Seas Break Warm Temperatures Record Again and more->
Alaska Native News: Passenger in Routine Traffic Stop Found with Stolen Credit Cards and Sawed-Off Shotgun and more ->
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: Pebble comment period closes: 94,000 received; Alaska life hack: Keep your dog cool; Why Anchorage can’t have nice things and more->
Barbara Brown Our Third Thirds: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow?

907 Updates July 07, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Live updates: Latest information on the Swan Lake Fire; Man accused of starting wildfire says someone else did it and more ->
KTUU: Health and Healing Park; Animals at the Alaska Zoo beat the heat; There’s a new sport making a splash in Alaska: dog diving and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Alaska Native men gather to explore culture, identity, domestic violence and building healthy communities and more ->
Alaska Native News: Coast Guard Responds to Two Vessels in Distress, Tows Both to Valdez; Governor Dunleavy Signs Senate Bill 16 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Caribou Creek Fire mostly contained and more ->

907 Updates July 06, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Iditarod musher Rick Casillo braces his home, kennel for Montana Creek wildfire; Inside the Gates: Reconnecting with Alaska communities through rural operations; Mic Check in the Morning: Hurricane Dave’s ‘Don’t Touch My PFD’ and more ->
KTUU: Woman stabbed multiple times, man arrested and charged with assault; Man arrested for starting a wildfire Friday morning, APD says; Anchorage wasn’t the only place to break an all-time record and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Sen. Hoffman Wants To Add PFD Formula To Constitution, Remove ‘Political Football’ From Campaigns; Warmer Water Means More Parasites In Kuskokwim Salmon and more ->
Alaska Native News: Alaska Army National Guard Black Hawk crews and Military Police respond to wildfires and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Dunleavy announces new Fairbanks Superior Court Judges; Congressman Young’s office accepting Alaskan veterans stories to preserve in history; GARDENING REPORT: Flower Show and more ->

907 Updates July 05, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Hannah Lafleur, Max King are the 2019 Mount Marathon champions; Workers begin refurbishing columns at Alaska State Capitol; DNR restricts burning in Chugach State Park and more ->
KTUU.com: MLK fire contained. Shovel Creek, Swan Lake and Montana Creek fires still going strong; Fourth of July producing some strange crimes around Alaska; Girdwood Fire responds to three dogs inside vehicles in just thirty minutes; ‘I’m with my family’: Wildland firefighters keep on working for July 4th; Sasha the Porcupine stops by the Morning Edition and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Watch: Juneau’s Fourth of July parade; The Beaver Patrol of Juneau helps maintain balance with wildlife and humans and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Morning News Update A 7-05; As America celebrates its independence, local attorneys remind us of the importance of jury duty and more ->
The Homer Tribune: Firefighters continue to battle Swan Lake blaze; Wyoming angler takes lead in Jackpot Derby; Art scene heats up with First Friday events; Entrepreneurs channel Earth’s healing powers and more->

907 Updates July 04, 2019

KTUU.com: The Heat is not stopping people from Fourth of July celebrations; Preliminary report released for deadly Johnstone Bay plane crash; Kikkan’s gold medal moment turned into a Jeopardy question and more ->
KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Wildfire near Montana Creek Road now estimated at 200-300 acres; Charging docs: School playground shooting stemmed from fight over girl; Assembly members to propose ordinances related to wildfires in Anchorage; Watch: 2019 Mount Marathon Races; Workforce Wednesday: Seasonal jobs still available and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Juneau police investigate body found in Mendenhall Valley backyard; Juneau residents asked to conserve water as dry conditions persist; Douglas Highway construction suspended over July Fourth weekend, resumes Monday and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Longer Subsistence Openings On Yukon and more ->
Alaska Native News: Happy Fourth of July! Weird World of Northern Dinosaurs Coming into Focus; Alaska Congressional Delegation Welcome Disaster Relief for Alaska Fisheries; More ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Military Report: National Guardsmen provide security for evacuated areas; Burn suspensions across much of Alaska for Independence Weekend; The Food Bank is here to H.E.L.P. More ->

907 Updates July 03, 2019

KTUU: WATCH: Press conference being held on the MLK Jr. Fire, Evacuation orders lifted; Local students present at World Anti-Bullying Forum; Targeting trophy trout and grayling at Chavey Lakes; Bear can regulations will soon be in effect in Girdwood and more ->
KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Evacuations near Campbell Creek Science Center canceled, wildland fire partially contained; Man arrested for shooting teen near Williwaw Elementary School; Ostrander gives up Boise State track career to sign professional contract; 6 ways Alaskans are cooling off without air conditioners; Wisconsin journalist documented 1935 Colony settlement in Palmer and more ->
KTOO Public Media: For Quinhagak tribal officers, law enforcement training means feeling prepared for a job they were already doing; In Arctic Village, Gwich’in leaders say the fight to stop drilling in the Arctic Refuge isn’t over and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Caribou Traders Plans To Sell Liquor Store To Current Management; Fourth of July Fireworks Legal Again In Bethel and more ->
Alaska Native News: Alaska Congressional Delegation Welcome Disaster Relief for Alaska Fisheries; UPDATE: State Lifts Fireworks Suspension for Western Alaska and more->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Interior legislators prepare for Second Special Session; Burn suspensions across much of Alaska for Independence Weekend and more ->
The Northern Light by Robert Gant: Plaque-to-plaque coverage

907 Updates July 02, 2019

KTUU: Seaweed farming could make waves in the future; Pink shorts and persistence fuel Moore’s 50-year Mount Marathon streak; Biologists find dead rat on St. Paul after months of searching; More than 91,000 comments submitted on Pebble impact statement before closing day and more ->
KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Bans, cancellations and where to see fireworks in Alaska this Independence Day; UAA researcher studying sexual assault reporting process in Alaska; Mount Marathon plans for possibility of unhealthy air quality; Meet Joe: The Mount Marathon Gumby; Extended Interview: Sen. Sullivan addresses rural public safety, tariffs on China and domestic violence bill; Web Extra: Sen. Murkowski speaks on rural law enforcement, Pebble Mine and health care and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Juneau man dies after being stabbed with filet knife; EPA says report on Pebble Mine lacks detail, likely underestimates risks to water quality and more->In the Alaska village where ANWR is the backyard, many see drilling as an opportunity;
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Akiachak Man Arrested Over Sexual Abuse Of Minor; Fireworks Banned In Bethel; Tuntutuliak Fire Burns Water And Sewer Building, Four-Wheeler and more ->
Alaska Native News: Murkowski, Schatz Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Impact of the ANSEP Program and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Man arrested after driving his car into multiple police vehicles while evading arrest; As evacuations are issued, some residents decide to stay; UAF researcher prepares to study sea ice while ship frozen in sea ice and more ->