Tag: AK News

907 Updates June 24, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Woman accused of stabbing boyfriend, charged with murder; Amid protest, Anchorage mayor announces mask emergency order may be issued in next few days; Spenard bakery creating marijuana edibles sees big jump in business; Alaska athletes give social media challenge an Indigenous twist and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Former firefighter, 6-year-old daughter named as Seward Highway crash victims; One dead after officer-involved shooting in Wasilla; Whale found dead is likely the Twentymile River whale; Associate’s degree in welding being cut at UAA; Alaska contest to name new fire-prevention moose mascot; A fast food chain opens a completely contactless store and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTOO Public Media: Workers on Kotzebue’s solar project just hauled the last of 1,440 panels across the tundra; Face coverings now required to enter federal courthouses in Alaska and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Alaska State Trooper From Napaskiak Died From Apparent Self-Inflicted Injuries and more ->
 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Golden Heart History: Margaret Vale and the 19th Amendment; Blood Bank of Alaska in critical need of O +/- donors; Fairbanks to get first wood kiln for producing dry firewood and more ->
 
 
 
 

Suzanne Downing, Must Read Alaska: Assembly meeting turns into farce as transgender stages street-theater protest
 
 
 
 
By Courtney, Only In Your State Alaska: Alaska Has A Grand Canyon And It’s Too Beautiful For Words
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Take In The Jaw Dropping Alaskan Views From This Cabin In The Largest National Park In America
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Dangerous bear?
 
 
 
 
The AFD CORE Team’s Mission to Improve Community Health and Wellness

In the spring of 2018, the AFD undertook an analysis of its EMS responses and hospital transports to identify and evaluate methods to improve system efficiencies. The results provided evidence that the Department’s EMS deployment model was strained as it’s designed for time-sensitive, life threatening emergencies, and not built for significant numbers of low acuity and non-emergent medical responses.

In response, a community needs assessment was completed and the AFD established the Community Outreach Referral and Education (CORE) Team. As part of the Department’s community outreach efforts and under the direction of Assistant Chief Erich Scheunemann, one of the primary objectives of the AFD CORE Team is to improve the health and wellness of high utilizers of 911 by integrating EMS with partners in community healthcare and social services.

By providing patient-centered services in the out-of-hospital environment, the mobile healthcare component of the AFD CORE Team is currently staffed by a single Firefighter/Paramedic, who directly responds to clients and provides alternate solutions for their healthcare needs and navigates them to other more appropriate resources than a hospital’s Emergency Department.

With the mission to provide the right care, at the right time, in the right setting, with the right resources, and at the right cost the AFD CORE Team is currently seeking means by which to expand its services to the community. This will include an increase in capacity and overall efficacy of services provided by moving to 24 hour/7 days-a-week availability and will include additional Firefighter/Paramedics as well as behavioral health specialists and social workers.

Address/Location
Anchorage Fire Department
100 E 4th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 907-227-9473

907 Updates June 23, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Anchorage man says he was harassed while running because he is Black; Powerful earthquake shakes southern Mexico, at least 2 dead; Palmer police chief returns to duty following community outcry over ‘inappropriate’ Facebook posts; Pilot program delivers summer meals to Alaska homes and more ->
 
 
 
 
KPTUU: UPDATE: Two fatalities, four injuries in Seward Highway crash; Woman shares story of hope to encourage mental health talks; University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen resigns from the university system; Peony farmers experiencing slowed business due to pandemic and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: The culture clash over requiring customers to wear masks; Gardentalk – Your best defense for currant worms and rhododendron root weevils and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Alaska State Trooper From Napaskiak Died In Bethel; A Poem For Juneteenth and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Shooting in South Fairbanks injures one, suspect in custody; Early morning fire on Fort Wainwright injures 3; Early morning crime spree targets Fairbanks neighborhood; Bear Dogs help keep wildland firefighters in Alaska safe and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Arctic Sounder: Thousands of gallons of heating oil spill in Shungnak
 
 
 
 
49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Katherine Wood
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Against the tide
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Kayaking This Glacial Lake In Alaska Is What Dreams Are Made Of
 
 
By Casea Peterson, Only In Your State Alaska: The Death-Defying Story Of A Skier Surviving A 1000 Foot Fall In Alaska Is Amazing
 
 
 
 
By Desert Research Institute: Eruption of Alaska’s Okmok volcano linked to period of extreme cold in ancient Rome
 
 
 
 
Scuttlebutt Sailing News: R2AK Time Machine Day 6/25
 
 
 
 

907 Updates June 22, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Motley Moo Creamery offers sweet treat to beat the heat and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Apparel company out of Soldotna raising awareness for addiction recovery; Lawsuit says 150 cannery workers forced into hotel quarantine without pay and more ->
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing, Must Read Alaska: Masks: Progressives pressing for mandates, and Berkowitz says he is considering it; Flag flap: Retired UA prof says the American flag on Flattop is abuse of power by Dunleavy Administration; No more Eskimo Pie and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Secret lives
 
 
 
 
By Courtney, Only in Your State Alaska: Gaze At A Pink And Violet Sky During The Alpenglow, A Stunning Natural Phenomenon In Alaska
 
 
 
 

907 Updates June 21, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Young fishers find success at 2020 Youth-Only Ship Creek Fishery; COVID-19 forces Alaska Run for Women to move from the street to the internet and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Municipality could soon seek the purchase of four properties to address homeless needs across Anchorage; Municipality could soon seek the purchase of four properties to address homeless needs across Anchorage and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: State plans to mail absentee ballot applications to seniors, prompting calls to send them to all Alaska voters and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Carlson Center to remain as an alternative care site until September; Alaska’s long days make unique conditions for growing plants and more ->
 
 
 
 
Rasmuson Foundation: Foundation to match Muni arts and culture investments
 
 
 
 
Smithsonian Channel: Aerial America: Alaska’s Call of the Wild (Full Episode)

907 Updates June 20, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Dozens of Alaskans show support for APD during pro-police rally; Young anglers can fish for king salmon in Ship Creek this weekend; Mayor signs emergency order allowing for additional outside seating in bars, eateries and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Two Anchorage women charged after months-long crime spree; Headed South? Prepare for backups on the Seward Highway; Little Su message in a bottle mystery solved and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Feds drop charges for released California inmate who allegedly violated coronavirus quarantine; Tribal governments have been waiting since April for permission to hunt during pandemic and more ->

 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: Artificial intelligence could revolutionize sea ice warnings; World traveler visits South Fairbanks; Proposed seismic surveys in Arctic Refuge likely to cause lasting damage and more ->
 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Borough Assembly meetings now allow participation in person or telephonically; B-52 Bombers conduct operations out of Eielson Air Force Base; Gardening Tips: 7 steps for planting a successful tree and more ->
 
 
 
 

The Arctic Sounder: Student graduates high school with associate degree; Inupiat charter school opening this fall and more ->
 
 
 
 

Craig Medred: Pay up
 
 
 
 
49 Writers Blog: Writing to Distance: Rodger Carlyle
“Still, Dear, This quinine might help us get through this.”

“You’re just one of those MAGA men. Don’t expect me to buy into that nonsense.”

“Okay, Madge, I guess you don’t want this Gin and Tonic then.”

Rodger is a writer and businessman. He has been writing for fifteen years, mostly as a ghost writer for politicians and collaborating with other writers on adventure series and thrillers.
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Hike The Easy Red Shirt Lake Trail To Experience Breathtaking Alaskan Lakeside Views
 
 
By Courtney, Only In Your State Alaska: It’s Impossible Not To Love Alaska’s Most Romantic Restaurant

907 Updates June 19, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Game cameras capture secret lives of animals in Portage Valley; Anchorage mayor says future of Captain James Cook monument is under review; Talkeetna’s Flying Squirrel Cafe switches to takeout, curbside pickup and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Mixed reaction to treatment center potentially taking place of Midtown hotel; Car wash for a cause happening this weekend and more ->

 
 
 
 

KTOO Public Media: Ketchikan officials urge calm while police investigate individual who broke COVID-19 quarantine; Pebble offers to pay annual dividend to residents of Bristol Bay, hotbed of opposition to Pebble’s mine and more ->
 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: Call In Helps Capture of Burglar Canvassing Anchorage Neighborhood; One Arrested in Glenn Highway Road Rage Incident; Wildfire Discovered in Denali    and more ->
 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks food bank opens new volunteer clubhouse; Pet ‘bug-out kits’ help keep animal friends safe in an emergency and more ->
 
 
 
 

The Arctic Sounder: Qagruq celebrates community and the gift of the whale; All systems are ‘go’ for Alaska’s fisheries this season and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Out of the wild
 
 
Craig Medred: Destination unknown
 
 
 
 
49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Georgeie Reynolds
 
 
49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Melissa Bassham
 
 
49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Susan Campbell
 
 
49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Sandra Porter

907 Updates June 18, 2020

Magnitude 4.3 – 6 miles S of Girdwood
June 18, 2020 12:38:41 AKDT
60.8583°N 149.1134°W Depth 10.2 miles
 
 
 
 
KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Lodge and cabins burn in 1 of 115 active fires across Alaska; Inside the Gates: Army recruiters use gaming to draw attention to military benefits; Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority offers COVID-19 response grants to service providers and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: APD holds first virtual town hall, fielding community questions on policing; Family finds message in a bottle in Little Susitna River; Alaska Railroad gears up to get passenger service back on track; The FDA has apporved a video game to help with ADHD and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: AFN will hold in-person annual convention this year with the theme ‘Good Government, Alaskans Decide’; Alaska’s salmon industry contends with a rumor from China that you can get COVID-19 from seafood and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Pandemic Health Guidelines Have A Long History In The Y-K Delta; YKHC Says Coronavirus Cases Will Rise As Alaska Reopens and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Coast Guard rescues stranded rafter north of Haines, Alaska and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Midnight Sun Festival, a cancelled staple of solstice celebrations; Military First confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Fort Wainwright and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Secondhand COVID
 
 
 
 
By Courtney, Only In Your State Alaska: Why Everyone In Alaska Should Visit This One Tiny Town
 
 
 
 
The Alaska State Library and Alaska State Archives are open for appointments Tuesday through Friday, June 23-26 and Tuesday through Thursday, June 30 – July 2 from Noon – 4 p.m.

To make an appointment to use the general reading room, use the Reading Room reservation form or call (907) 465-2920.
To make an appointment with Historical Collections or the State Archives, use the Research Center reservation form or call (907) 465-2925.

The Alaska State Museum will re-open to the public on June 24, 2020 with a timed entry system Wednesday through Saturday from Noon to 4:00 p.m. and by reservation only. Please call the museum front desk at 907-465-2901 to schedule your visit.

The Sheldon Jackson Museum will re-open to the public on June 24, 2020 with a timed entry system and by reservation only. We will be open Wednesday through Saturday, from Noon to 4:00 p.m. Please call 907-747-8981 to schedule your visit.

Visit our staff directory to contact LAM staff by email or phone for distance services.

Documenting the impact of COVID-19 on life in Alaska
by Daniel Cornwall on June 18th, 2020 in Archives, Libraries | Comments

May 25, 2020

Juneau – The Alaska State Libraries, Archives, and Museums Division is documenting the impact of COVID-19 on life in Alaska.

As Alaska residents like you react to new policies and recommendations aimed to restrict the virus’ spread, the Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums wishes to document and preserve the materials and stories that demonstrate how you are continuing to communicate, work, commute, learn, teach, create, pray, celebrate, mourn, and give aid to others. Tell us your story or consider what objects or recordings best represent the experiences and observations that have stood out to you most. How are you and your friends and family staying in touch during this period of social distancing and self-quarantine? What do you regard as your biggest challenges? Was there a moment when you realized a historic event was taking place? We are looking for a diverse set of voices, hearing about your lived experience, and learning about your new everyday lives. Historians of the future will want to know how we spent our days.

You can help by sharing documents, images, journals, audio recordings, videos, and other digital or tangible items relating to COVID-19 in Alaska. Use the SLAM COVID-19 submission form available at https://lam.alaska.gov/our-covid19-story to tell us about your ideas.

While we can’t promise to accept any particular item for our collections, we will strive to select those having permanent historical value. We aim to preserve the materials we accept and make them available to researchers. Thank you for helping us document this important part of Alaska’s history.

Media Contact:

Patience Frederiksen
Director
907.465.2911
patience.frederiksen@alaska.gov
lam.alaska.gov

907 Updates June 17, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: LIST: What’s opening up around Alaska; ASD sets 1st day of school in August, considers mix of in-person and distance learning; Florida man receives federal probation for illegally shooting, transporting Alaska black bear; UA president apologizes for comments about diversity and PFD; Study looks to unlock the mysteries of Alaska’s bats and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: ASD Superintendent emails letter to parents addressing race and racism; Growing AK: Mid-season maintenance; Small business retailers adapt to new reality after restrictions ease and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Juneau draws inspiration from Depression-era solutions with plan to put locals to work on trails and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Kuskokwim King Salmon Tracking 2018 Run, Which Was Late And Average and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Golden Heart History: James G. Steese; laska State Troopers serve arrest warrant to man wanted for assault; Yukon Quest is on for 2021, will have two races; Why Alaska is the Land of the Midnight Sun and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Arctic Sounder: First bachelor’s degree student graduates from Ilisagvik and more ->
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: Midtown up in arms over homeless shelter proposal and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Limits of science
 
 
 
 
By Carey Seward, Only In Your State Alaska: This Delicious Blueberry Hike In Alaska Will Wind Down Your Summer In All The Right Ways
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: The Hatcher Pass Road Is A Back Road You Didn’t Know Existed But Is Perfect For A Scenic Drive In Alaska
 
 
 
 

907 Updates June 16, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Triple-murder suspect’s second trial not likely to happen in 2020; Alaska Supreme Court delays jury trials until September; 1st US children’s series with Alaska Native lead wins Peabody Award and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Remembering the legacy of Ron Senungetuk; New cab business opens in Anchorage; Regal announces reopening of theatres in July and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Have questions about police accountability and use of force in Alaska? We’ve got some answers. And more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Poker Flat Research Range utilizes Alaskans’ help in recovering rocket debris; Senator Dan Sullivan is considering law enforcement reforms, but not “defunding”; UA faculty union releases petition calling for president Jim Johnsen to resign and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Mask the cat
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: The Beautiful Alaskan Island Where Bears Outnumber The People
 
 
 
 
By Amit Akirov, MD: Recommended Management of Cardiovascular Health in American Indians and Alaska Natives
 
 
 
 
Author: Nancy Lord | Alaska books: Journey to Interior Alaska and its peopled past with this joyful, lyrical memoir
 
 
 
 
By LEE JUILLERAT For the Herald and News: Regional authors write fiction and truth
Other book chapters recount other bike trips — Klamath Falls to Alaska, adventures in Alaska, riding from Canada to Colorado, “eclectic side trips” to places like the Grand Canyon, and travels in China.

907 Updates June 15, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Isom Creek Fire grows to more than 12,000 acres and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: One person dead in a shooting at a military facility in Kodiak; Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer urges residents to stay vigilant after recent COVID-19 increases and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO: Children’s program ‘Molly of Denali’ wins Peabody award; Your questions about traveling through Canada, answered and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Ned Rozell, Alaska Native News: When permafrost kills? A moose story
 
 
 
 
By Suzanne Doning, Must Read Alaska: ‘Fair is fair’: Eagle River Republicans ask Anchorage to grant Bear Paw permit
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: The science hunt
 
 
 
 
49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Larry Wright
 
 
49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Doug Capra
 
 
 
 
By Casea Peterson, Only In Your State Alaska: The Ultimate Alaska Natural Wonders Road Trip Is Right Here – And You’ll Want To Do It