Tag: AK News

Campbell Airstrip August 22, 2016

Less than 2 miles from home.

Markiewicz urged anyone who saw something suspicious overnight Sunday to call police at 907-786-8900, noting that the body’s location in oncoming traffic suggests it wasn’t there for long — and that there may have been witnesses soon after the crime.

Chris Klint: Police close Campbell Airstrip Road due to death investigation

Chanel Your Inner Stevie Nicks: Be A Gold Dust Woman

Emily Fehrenbacher: Are you an Alaska female who wants to gold mine on TV? Marty Raney has a job for you.

Congratulations Jordyn Baker!

Congratulations to Jordyn Baker, Culinary arts instructor Kellie Puff , and the King Career Center

Jordyn Baker, Alaska teen wins national baking competition

 

King Career Center

 

 

 

Problems and Corrections?

Do you have any familiarity with these programs and how well do they work?

Is this a proactive, reactive and most importantly an effective community policing idea?   Maybe folks could sit in a circle and sing of romance, harmony and brotherhood.  Then when that doesn’t work as planned,  the hard-ass SWAT, Delta folks can explain reality.

 

Devin Kelly: Former Anchorage Assemblyman Paul Honeman hired in new police position

University Sports: The costs and benefits for all?

Colleges can not support themselves and provide quality education for all students.  What guidelines are used to determine necessity and how many students benefit?

 

Beth Bragg, Doyle Woody University budget report puts Alaska college hockey in crosshairs

 

 

South Anchorage Farmers Market – Saturday

9 am – 2 pm

@ Subway/Cellular One Sports Centre

(the corner of Old Seward and O’Malley)

South Anchorage Farmers Market – Saturday

Whale Bones Viewing August 19, 2016

Whale Bones

Gateway To The Arctic: Barrow, Alaska Cold Alaskan bones. (Photo: Jeffrey Philip Roddy/CC BY-SA 3.0) This Barrow, Alaska arch opens up to the Arctic Ocean, symbolizing Barrow's relationship to the sea and whaling. The "Gateway to the Arctic" sits upon a gray pebbled beach with the shells of traditional whaling boats and other bones scattered about. There is little information about the arch's history, though sources date it to the end of the 19th century.

Gateway To The Arctic: Barrow, Alaska
Cold Alaskan bones. (Photo: Jeffrey Philip Roddy/CC BY-SA 3.0)
This Barrow, Alaska arch opens up to the Arctic Ocean, symbolizing Barrow’s relationship to the sea and whaling. The “Gateway to the Arctic” sits upon a gray pebbled beach with the shells of traditional whaling boats and other bones scattered about. There is little information about the arch’s history, though sources date it to the end of the 19th century.

 

10 Places Where You Can See Whale Bones Outside a Museum Whales figure into town arches, church façades, and more. by Eric Grundhauser August 17, 2016

 

 

Qatar’s $25,000 Grant to Alaska’s Domestic Violence Shelter Improvements Program

Difference between a Donation and a Grant

The Grant is from the people, not his Excellency, and what strings are attached?

Courtesy of The Rasmuson Organization:

His Excellency Mohammed Jaham Al Kuwari, Qatar’s Ambassador to the United States, today announced a $25,000 grant from the people of Qatar to the Domestic Violence Shelter Improvements Program administered by the Alaska Community Foundation.

From the people, not his Excellency and what strings are attached?

His Excellency Mohammed Jaham Al Kuwari DV Grant of $25,000-

Pilot Incompetence August 18, 2016

Pilot in command had his head up and locked.

Fortunately none was serious injured.  The pilot had time and multiple opportunities to prevent the deliberate crash.  He had plenty of time to stop the aircraft before it hit the bank.

 

Crash
Done rapidly or urgently and involving a concentrated effort.
“a crash course in Italian”

Accident
An unfortunate incident that happens unexpectedly and unintentionally, typically resulting in damage or injury.

Incident
An unexpected and usually unpleasant thing that happens.

 

Author: Chris Klint NTSB: Floatplane crashed into shore on takeoff south of Iliamna

Alaska Elections August 18, 2016

Have you worked or volunteered in the election process?

Our Third Thirds What it’s like to work a polling place for a 15% turnout election:

Best excuses for losing an election?

Seven incumbents out of Legislature after low-turnout primary