907 Updates April 26, 2022

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Telling Alaska’s Story: A Native artist uses local clay to revive an old tradition; Mayor Bronson names new Anchorage library director; $13M raised between a private, public partnership to combat homelessness in Anchorage and more ->
 
 
 
 

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: The Alaska Legislature is considering a bill to assert state control over Alaska’s submerged lands and more ->
 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: This Day In Alaska History April 26th, 1920 and more ->
 
 
 
 

KINY: Fairbanks man arrested on charges of harming a police dog and more ->
 
 
 
 

KSTK: Wrangellites brave rain to collect rubbish at annual community cleanup and more ->
 
 
 
 

KFSK: Petersburg’s victims advocacy organization marks 40 years and more ->
 
 
 
 

By Nat Herz/Anchorage Daily News, KUCB: In King Cove, Interior Secretary Haaland gets an earful from residents and receives an honor and more ->
 
 
 
 

Anchorage Daily News: Anchorage historian David Reamer delves into the name of Suicide Peaks, movies about pipeline construction, and the story of a unique low-tide-only ballpark in Ketchikan. Learn more at the link.
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Answering reader questions, Anchorage historian David Reamer delves into the name of Suicide Peaks, movies about pipeline construction and the story of a unique low-tide-only ballpark in Ketchikan.
 
 
 
 

Fireside Books presents Shelf Awareness for Readers for Tuesday, April 26, 2022

 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: The Stunning Alaska Drive That Is One Of The Best Road Trips You Can Take In America

 
 
 
 
Party Paint USA – Anchorage

Two delightful paintings this week! Sleepy Fox & Dream Land… get your tickets today! Only $29 – Only with Party Paint!
SLEEPY FOX: WED. 4/27 7PM DON JOSE’S
DREAM LAND: THURSDAY 4/28 7PM OLIVE GARDEN.
COME MEET OUR NEW ARTIST BAYLEE – SHE’S AWESOME!

 
 
 
 
James Bartlett shared a link.
Hi everyone, Andrew said it was ok to post this about my new book that’s out about a 1950s murder in Fairbanks, Alaska – and which I thought some of you might remember (or even want to read).
“The Alaskan Blonde: Sex, Secrets, and the Hollywood Story that Shocked America” looks at the murder of wealthy businessman Cecil Wells in October 1953, and how Cecil’s younger, blonde wife Diane – and her lover, Black musician Johnny Warren – were indicted for the crime, though it never came to trial and was never solved.
The book reexamines the flawed, lengthy FBI/police investigation, interviews living family members, uncovers new evidence, and looks again at a case that was a huge scandal in Jim Crow America – particularly because of the inter-racial sexual element. It made the pages of Life, Newsweek, Jet and the pulp magazines, and was a rare story from then-territorial Alaska that hit the headlines around the world.
It took me 5 years to write and research, but I’d love to hear any memories or stories that any of you have of it.
Thanks, James T. Bartlett