907 Updates August 06, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Troopers: 2 men drown in Kasilof River, neither wearing a life jacket; Witnesses describe officer-involved shooting at Dave Rose Park and more ->

KTUU: One person hurt in shooting near Big Timber Motel, APD says; ‘We’re going to miss him’ — Girdwood community in mourning after fatal plane crash; Sonar shows corrosion at Port of Alaska with new clarity; School District: coach may have told players ill-fated pool event was mandatory and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Stranded Alaska ferry visitors keep busy by painting fence; Mule deer, white-tailed deer expand range into Alaska; Questions remain as Amazon charges online sales tax in Nome and more ->

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: DOJ Awards $5M to Alaska Native Tribes For Law Enforcement and more ->
Alaska Native News: Air Station Kodiak Conducts Long-Range Medevac of Two Elderly People, St. Paul Island; Coast Guard Boat Crew, Ketchikan EMS Medevac Injured Fisherman in Revillagigedo Channel; HSS Co-Chairs Raise Concerns about Potential Privatization of Alaska Psychiatric Institute and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Flooding on Dalton Highway, more rain expected; Weekend closure at Denali National Park due to mudslides; Murkowski talks Alaskan current events while visiting Fairbanks; A year after Denali flightseeing crash kills five, pain still present, but plane ‘nowhere to be seen; Center for Medicaid and Medicaid withdraw complaint against Alaska Psychiatric Institute and more ->
36th Annual National Night Out; Mountain View August 6th, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

From National Night Out (NNO):
Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. the community of Mountain View will be hosting National Night Out for the 18th year at the Mountain View Community Center Boys & Girls Club. There will be a free community barbecue, various booths with information regarding safety as well as crime and drug prevention, free carnival games, pony rides and entertainment from community members. Local community leaders will be present to talk with community members.

National Night Out was introduced in 1984 as an effort to heighten awareness and strengthen participation in local anti-crime efforts. The first year the event took place, 400 communities in 23 states participated in National Night Out with 2.5 million Americans taking part. In 2015, citizens, law enforcement agencies, community groups, businesses, youth organizations and local, state and federal officials from 16,540 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide joined forces for this event. Nationally, 38.1 million people participated last year.

National Night Out (NNO) is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods a safer, better place to live. NNO aims to enhance the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community and provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. Neighborhoods across the nation host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and other various community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel and exhibits.

For more information, click here: https://natw.org/
Hunting Seasons Open; hunters urged to study regulations before entering field.
Wildlife Troopers urge hunters to study regulations before entering the field

August 6, 2019 (ANCHORAGE) – Excitement is building for Alaska hunters as seasons open this month in many regions for deer, caribou, Dall sheep, moose, mountain goat and other big game species. The Alaska Wildlife Troopers will be present in full force statewide making sure everybody plays by the rules.

“Hunting is a longstanding Alaska tradition,” said Gov. Mike Dunleavy. “As we enter this harvest season, I hope hunters will take a moment to appreciate the critical role our state hunting regulations play in conserving our wildlife resources.”

Serving as the state’s primary law enforcement agency overseeing hunting and fishing regulations, the Alaska Wildlife Troopers will be busy in August and September.

“We’ll be checking in with hunters and keeping an eye out for violations of all types,” said Wildlife Troopers Colonel Doug Massie. “One thing I can’t emphasize enough: Before heading into the field, make sure you’re intimately familiar with the hunting regulations that apply to the areas and game species you plan to hunt.”