907 Updates December 12 & 13, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: ‘There’s sorrow, but yet there’s joy’: Family celebrates mother’s sacrifice while bringing attention to organ donation ‘There’s some sort of purpose being created out of this loss’ and more ->
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: You’ll have the best view of the Geminid meteor shower overnight tonight; A new crisis team in Fairbanks is responding to mental health calls and freeing up other emergency resources; A Soldotna man has created a new fantasy dice game; An Unalaska local climbed Bunker Hill more than 300 times this year and more ->
Alaska Native News: This Day In Alaska History December 12th, 1920 & December 13th, 1916 and more ->
KINY: Governor: Backlog cleared of sexual assualt kit tests in Alaska and more ->
Suzanne Downing, Editor, Must Read Alaska: Monday Newsletter – More Troopers on the way and more ->
By Mike Gordon

“In this sweeping, riveting, sometimes raucous, always brutally honest Alaskan epic, Mike Gordon–between the strenuous ups-and-downs of climbing the highest peak on each continent–fights the ghosts of his childhood, survives the rough-and-tumble atmosphere of the bar business in the Last Frontier and struggles, often at long odds, to keep the woman he loves. If you’ve ever had moments of self-doubt, found yourself addicted to drugs, wondered how to overcome low self-esteem or whether you could do the seemingly impossible to overcome them all, by the end of this book you’ll want to stand on a chair and shout out loud. DAGNABIT! takes the reader on a wild ride from the Old South through Wild West Alaska by way of blatant racial discrimination, crazy motorcycle gangs, Russian revolution, dizzying heights and the underbelly of Spenard.”

Mike Gordon is our guest on the Monday Must Read Alaska podcast.
By Ashlyn O’Hara, Peninsula Clarion: A tale of 2 cetaceans Study analyzes outcomes for stranded beluga calves rehabilitated at SeaLife Center.
By JAY STRAFFORD FOR THE FREE LANCE–STAR: December Mysteries Roundup: Crime fiction authors’ talents shine in this month’s picks
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Choose From More Than 32 Flavors Of Scrumptious Pie When You Visit A Pie Stop In Alaska