Tag: AK News

907 Updates June 26, 2018

By Mary Simton: Super Cub with 2 on board missing south of Fairbanks
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Boater mauled by brown bear during Copper River trip
 
 
 
 
Glad he was not hurt worse. Motorcycle or Mountain bike? His mother is Republican Senator Shelley Hughes (R-Palmer) who voted for SB91, now she’s back-peddling and saying maybe criminals should be locked-up. Plus, why does the family need a GoFundMe site? Isn’t his mother willing to help cover his expenses?
By Daniella Rivera: ‘He is a danger’: Hit-and-run victim outraged suspect released
 
 
 
 
One bullet.
By Leroy Polk: North Pole man found guilty after FBI finds hundreds of child porn images on hard drive
 
 
 
 
Remember this is about illegal immigrants, not legal immigrants.
By Richard Maurer: Anchorage business criticized for its immigration contract
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Gov. Walker signs background checks bill into law
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Alaska regulations ban mandatory tip sharing
 
 
 
 
Call the waaaaambulance. Instead of complaining,they should provide a (the dreaded “S” word) solution. Maybe just shut the airport down until the paving is completed? Divert all flights to FBX and passengers and cargo can be hauled to Anchorage, etc.?
By Liz Raines: Hillside neighbors say airport construction is costing them sleep
 
 
 
 

Bet these folks would love to trade places with those complaining about airport noise. Crime victims, paralyzed from the neck down, overwhelming medical bills or temporary airplane noise?

By Beth Verge: ‘Everything but my wedding ring’: Wife of shooting victim holding sale to help cover medical costs
 
 
 
 
By Joe Vigil: AK Regional Hospital attacks addiction problem with new service
The end of July is the target start time. Staff expects the service to covered by Medicaid, Medicare and most insurance plans. There will be a self-pay option for those without insurance, and financial counselors will work with people on an individual basis. There is no set number of beds at this time.
 
 
 
 
By Erica Martinson: Under rule change, Alaska Native corporations could once again get high-dollar government contracts
 
 
 
 
By Annie Zak: Gov. Walker rejects lawmakers’ request to issue executive order on net neutrality
 
 
 
 
By Sean Maguire: Third annual Alaska Hempfest seeks to educate about cannabis
 
 
 
 
By Michelle Theriault Boots: Man holding gun during ‘Incredibles 2’ prompts Anchorage police to evacuate theater
 
 
 
 
Black bear family munches on freshly-cut lawn
 
 
 
 
Steller Watch Katie Sweeney Biologist: We’re heading out for our 2018 summer field season
 
 
 
 
By Cameron Mackintosh, Eric Sowl: Wiseman, Alaska, an arctic village steeped in history
 
 
 
 
Amid the ruins of the Kennecott mine, a quiet new look at Alaska’s past By Tom Kizzia:
 
 
 
 
By Cassie Schirm: Get Out and go hike Little O’Malley Peak
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Downing Bill: Story Time with Aunt Phil: St. Michael

907 Updates June 25, 2018

By Michelle Theriault Boots: Climber in critical condition after 100-foot fall in remote Southwest Alaska mountains
 
 
 
 
By Victoria Taylor & Sean Maguire: UPDATE: Crash causes temporary road closure on Seward Highway
 
 
 
 
By Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press: Defense secretary stops in Alaska on his way to Asia
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Group works to get sales tax increase on October ballot
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly: Condos on top of shops: A Dimond Boulevard plan signals a new kind of Anchorage growth
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: Paradise Inn’s iconic palm tree sign is up for auction
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Jonny Lang, Lindsey Stirling join Alaska State Fair concerts
 
 
 
 
By KTVA Web Staff: How Sweet it is; The Buzz about Alaska’s Honey Bees
 
 
 
 
Presented by First National Bank Alaska: Constructing success with the Drake family
 
 
 
 
A Taste of Alaska: Chocolate Donuts and National Days

907 Updates June 24, 2018

By Laurel Andrews: Fairbanks man dies in Palmer skydiving accident
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: State asks utilities to pass tax cut savings to customers
 
 
 
 
By Mitch Borden KDLG: ‘This isn’t how I’m dying’: Teenager recounts bear attack in Naknek boatyard
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: Born without a leg, nothing slows down this Chugiak teenager
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: Racing in front of his wife and kids for the first time, Kiplagat beats his brother for his 4th Mayor’s Marathon title
 
 
 
 
By Sean Maguire: Anchorage High School reunion sees alumni meet from classes 1944 – 1963
 
 
 
 
By Diane Kaplan: Remembering Daisy Demientieff: A treasure of cultural knowledge
 
 
 
 
By Mark Thiessen: Alaska city honors Guardsmen killed in crash after ’64 quake
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: A KWHL of a tale: Bob Lester leaves Anchorage radio
Mountain View community celebrates World Refugee day
 
 
 
 
By Victoria Taylor: Muldoon Farmer’s Market gets new location
 
 
 
 
By Julia O’Malley: How Alaska Eats: Make the historic Alaska cocktail (and other local food notes)
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska KTUU: How miscarriages affect men
 
 
 
 
Anchorage women help give gift of hygiene
 
 
 
 
Girdwood & Valley Commuter options?~
By Nicole Avella: Running Late to Meeting, Man Paddleboards Across Hudson River in Business Suit, Dress Shoes Jersey City Resident Scott Holt has no regrets about his Thursday morning voyage: “I got a free commute and a free shoe shine out of it.”

907 Updates June 23, 2018


One bullet. His sentence does not seem fair to what the victims have been sentenced to.

By Liz Thomas: Former corrections officer sentenced in child porn case
 
 
 
 
By Annie Zak: Anchorage police, other agencies made dozens of arrests in joint operation this week
 
 
 
 
By Derek Minemyer: Crime prevention forum brings Anchorage locals and officials to talk about solutions
 
 
 
 
By Erica Martinson: Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan says no to Trump’s proposed ‘Space Force’
 
 
 
 
By Richard Mauer: Advocates praise Obamacare’s preexisting condition rule
 
 
 
 
By Annie Zak: Alaska-based Coast Guard cutter detains Chinese-flagged vessel for suspected illegal fishing
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Ship with reported norovirus outbreak stops in Alaska
 
 
 
 
By Bob Hallinen: Is anything better than ski jumping under the midnight sun?
 
 
 
 
By Scott Gross: New fishing app gives anglers the info they want on the go
 
 
 
 
Class teaches bear safety techniques
 
 
 
 
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: After 3 ‘trash bears’ are shot dead in Eagle River, what can a homeowner do?
 
 
 
 
By Megan Mazurek: Mic Check in the Morning: Eli-Mac

907 Updates June 22, 2018

By Chris Klint: Man badly hurt after being thrown from stolen SUV
 
 
 
 

Ease of access glass doors? Alarm system & video cameras?

By Annie Zak: Two Anchorage bike shops burglarized in two days
 
 
 
 
I hope the dog is kept safe.
By Matt Tunseth Alaska Star: ‘I’ll never forget him’: Alaskan husky rescues injured hiker crossing frigid Eagle River along Crow Pass Trail
 
 
 
 
By Daniel Kirby & Leroy Polk: New drug charges filed, warrant issued for former Anchorage attorney after missed bail hearing
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Former lawmaker Fansler sentenced on harassment count
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: State ferry struck by whale near Kodiak
 
 
 
 

Extensive rafting experience and not wearing a life jacket?

By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Man missing after raft flips in Katmai National Par
The Park Service has not released the man’s name, but says he had extensive experience rafting Alaskan rivers. The man was not wearing a life jacket when the raft flipped.
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: Third trial in Grunwald murder case scheduled for March
 
 
 
 
By Richard Mauer: Here’s what’s happening at culture camp: building two kayaks
 
 
 
 
By Donna Freedman: Tundra creator back with second feature-length film, ‘Sudsy Slim Rides Again’
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
By Jeff Lowenfels: This Alaska gardening writer kills forget-me-nots whenever he can – and thinks you should too
 
 
 
 
Will Alaska unions lose power?
 
 
 
 
By Megan Mazurek: Medical professionals to learn Nuka Care System
 
 
 
 
RoadTrippin’: A visit to the Arctic Interagency Visitors Center

907 Updates June 21, 2018

By Michelle Theriault Boots, ADN – Matt Tunseth, Alaska Star: Man killed, member of search party injured in Eagle River bear attacks
 
 
 
 
Arrrgh!
By Zaz Hollander: Over pleas of victim’s family, man accused in fatal Mat-Su boat collision gets lower bail
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Airport authorities say pilot uninjured in Lake Hood float plane crash
 
 
 
 
By Kortnie Horazdovsky & Leroy Polk: UPDATE: ‘Person of interest’ sought in midtown homicide investigation
 
 
 
 
One bullet.
By Daniel Kirby: Anchorage clinical psychologist indicted on child pornography charges
 
 
 
 
Is he still her neighbor?
By Chris Klint: APD: Neighbor flees with woman’s TVs
 
 
 
 
Sad. I hope the children can stay together.
By Lauren Maxwell: Woman who drowned with son in Mat-Su was mom to 5
 
 
 
 
By Yoshina Okamoto: Celebrating summer solstice: Here are parties and events around Alaska
 
 
 
 
By Justin Greiser, The Washington Post: Five things to know about the longest day of the year
 
 
 
 
By Derek Minemyer: Vet Village, AK would connect homeless veterans to work and shelter
 
 
 
 
By Nathaniel Herz: Alaska regulators assess damage to tundra and permafrost after 240-mile fiber-optic installation
 
 
 
 
We built on a flood plain, in an avalanche chute, where there is little or no fire service…call the waaaaaambulance & give us $$$$~
Land, time run out for Matanuska River buyouts
 
 
 
 
By Kari Bustamante: Alaska joins first ever World Fishing Day
 
 
 
 
By Kyle Midura: Toxic water contaminant could be slipping through regulatory cracks
 
 
 
 
By Megan Mazurek: Non-profit offers kids arts, theater education

907 Updates June 20, 2018

Brown bear attack at end of Hiland Road in Eagle River; please avoid the area

At 10:28 AM on June 20, 2018, Police Dispatch were notified that one of the people searching for missing person Michael Soltis had been attacked by a brown bear near the area at the dead end of Hiland Road in Eagle River.

The victim is being transported to a hospital with serious injuries to his leg; he is expected to survive.

The bear’s location is unknown at this time. Police are asking people to avoid the area and for the searchers to leave the area as well.

By Anchorage Daily News: Eagle River man who likely went for a hike is missing off Hiland Road, friends and police say
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Woman, child killed after falling into Matanuska River Tuesday night
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Wrangell car crash kills mother, daughter; 2 girls injured
 
 
 
 
By Derek Minemyer: Citizen’s arrest of alleged Concord Lane car thief caught on camera
 
 
 
 
By Richard Mauer, Daniel Kirby: Reports of shots fired draw heavy police presence to Penland Park
 
 
 
 
Yes!
By Laurel Andrews: U.S. attorney seeks death penalty against Palmer man charged in double homicide
 
 
 
 
By Michelle Theriault Boots: Track Palin pleads guilty to reduced charge, enters Anchorage court program for veterans
 
 
 
 
By Dan Joling: BLM offers reward for stolen 100-lb mammoth tusk
 
 
 
 
By Nathaniel Herz: Rocket launches and alleged government waste: The hidden story behind the Glenn Highway bridge wreck
 
 
 
 
Bean’s Cafe should keep it’s clients away from residents and business’s. Maybe more restraining orders need to filed against Bean’s Cafe & Brother Francis Shelter. Maybe close the both places down? I understand the good intentions behind the programs but are they actually getting folks help or enabling them to keep living on the streets?
Bean’s Cafe want restraining order against business owner
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Alaska Native artifacts to be distributed to local groups
 
 
 
 
By Makayla Clark: New artwork unveiled as part of the 1% For Art program
 
 
 
 
By Loren Holmes: Officials are racing an Alaska glacier that threatens to swallow what’s left of a 1952 plane crash that killed dozens
 
 
 
 
By Matt Tunseth Alaska Star: All king salmon fishing on the Kenai River closed starting Wednesday
 
 
 
 
By Sean Maguire: Mitch Seavey’s dog kennel goes tetherless, socializing dogs in large pens
 
 
 
 
By Cameron Mackintosh, Eric Sowl: RoadTrippin’ Alaska: The long haul to Prudhoe Bay
 
 
 
 
By Shannon Ballard: Man road trips to Alaska on mission to break 2 world records
 
 
 
 
By Christine Cunningham: How the Cow Face Pose can make you a better duck hunter
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Grilled kabobs with smoked sausage and veggies

907 Updates June 19, 2018

By Laurel Andrews: Police: One man dead, another injured in shooting
 
 
 
 
By Matt Tunseth Alaska Star: Biologists say trash bears in Eagle River will be killed — but people are the problem
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Man indicted for Mat-Su boat collision that killed Anchorage woman
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: APD on Citizen’s arrest: When should you step in?
 
 
 
 
By Nathaniel Herz: Murkowski and Sullivan call for halt to separation of parents and children at U.S. border
 
 
 
 
By Jack Carney: $100 million project at Ted Stevens will boost Anchorage economy and pump up the volume of air traffic noise
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Alaska fights runway vandalism with awareness campaign
 
 
 
 
By Annie Zak: China is the biggest market for Alaska seafood exports. The tariff war is raising concerns.
 
 
 
 
By Megan Mazurek: Meet Miss Alaska 2018, Courtney Schuman
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Middle Eastern-inspired bean salad

907 Updates June 18, 2018

By Sean Maguire: Wasilla man runs into burning home to try and save a stranger’s dogs
 
 
 
 
By Mary Simton: REDDI caller detains suspected drunk driver
 
 
 
 
By Michelle Theriault Boots: Alaska’s secretive parole board has almost unlimited power to release prisoners before their sentences are up. It has never been busier.
 
 
 
 
By Dave Leval: Peninsula Oilers pitcher turns blind eye to disability
 
 
 
 
By Sean Maguire: Alaskan fishery could be voted nation’s top mom-approved fishing spot
 
 
 
 
By Mary Simton: Bear appears at Bird Ridge Race, a year after fatal mauling
 
 
 
 
By Matt Tunseth Alaska Star: Norris, Yeaton fastest racers up Bird Ridge
 
 
 
 
By Elwood Brehmer, Alaska Journal of Commerce: Interior Alaska gold mine gets new life, $100M expansion
 
 
 
 
By Michelle Theriault Boots: Hey, Alaskans, the circus is in town
 
 
 
 
One Alaska Update June 18, 2018: Public Safety Action Plan, Qagruq: Celebrating whale in Point Hope, Touring Red Dog and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Heather Hintze: Harvesting Alaska: Spruce tip foraging
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Downing Bill: Weddings of the gold rush era
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska KTUU: Loving parent-child relationships boost brain development

907 Updates June 17, 2018

By Chris Klint: Taser, K-9 help end Eagle River standoff
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: Man arrested after using pliers to smash the windshield of a tour bus on the Parks Highway, troopers say
 
 
 
 
Compassion for Eugene Maud’s early life/formative years. How do you untwist his life so he can be a productive member of society? Can he function outside an institutional or regulated setting? If prison is not the right place, what is? What happened to the drunk who murdered his siblings?
By Michelle Theriault Boots: An unlikely friendship brought the daughter of a slain Dillingham police officer to Alaska
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: ‘Don’t try to run:’ Carpentry class nails truck thieves in video
 
 
 
 
By Scott Gross: Anchorage middle schools may get resource officers
 
 
 
 
By Anchorage Daily News: Katmai National Park drama: Bear vs. Eagles
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Black bear cub mortally injured by illegal wolf trap
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: 150 years ago on St. Paul Island, Knock Down and Skin ‘Em became Alaska’s first baseball team
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: First place in Ship Creek king salmon derby goes to angler with a nearly 29-pounder, the smallest winning fish in the contest’s history
 
 
 
 
By Sean Maguire: Alaska Native Heritage Center hosts model fish camp
 
 
 
 
By Kalinda Kindle: Garden looks to grow food security and business opportunities for refugees
 
 
 
 
By Kalinda Kindle: Summer program explores history of neighborhood parks
 
 
 
 
By Dave Leval: Sullivan Arena shifts to seeking smaller events