907 Updates May 16, 2019

One bullet for those who beat the child and those that ignored the child’s injuries.
By Daniella Rivera: Accident or abuse: Man charged in child’s death receives reduced bail
Noe’s mother was present in the courtroom on Wednesday and supported Vickery’s release on bail. She told the judge her other, younger child is living with her, along with Vickery’s two biological children.

When asked by the judge where Vickery’s ex-wife is, Noe’s mother said, “she’s dealing with her own issues. She signed a delegation of powers to me so I could have the children full-time.”

Judge Catherine Easter said she would reduce the bail, but Vickery must be on GPS electronic monitoring and have no unsupervised contact with children, including his own.

He must now pay $11,000 in cash, but the new order won’t go into effect until another bail hearing is held on Thursday, once the state has had time to verify the location and custody of all the children.
By KTVA: Man sentenced for killing girlfriend during suicide attempt
Prosecutors and defense attorneys suggested a 14-year sentence with five suspended. Superior Court Judge Erin Marston agreed and ordered that Sibson receive treatment for mental illness.
By Lauren Maxwell: Anchorage begins homeless camp cleanup
But there is one thing, according to Burke, which could slow the abatement process. She said courts upheld a law that says people can’t be forced from homeless camps if there isn’t a place for them to go. At the end of April, Anchorage lost 100 shelter beds after the contract for Bean’s Cafe to be used as an overflow shelter ended. Burke said the city recognizes that as a problem.

“We have added a tool that now polls the shelters every night and asks whether or not they have capacity,” said Burke. “And that’s something that will guide our abatement efforts this summer.”

Burke encouraged people to report homeless camps on the municipality’s website, adding that residents are not permitted to do clean ups themselves. She said the city hopes to include a new map available online early next week which will show residents which camps have been documented, which have been cleaned and where crews are headed next.
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ASD students prepare for crime scene investigation competition King Tech High students studying crime scene investigation prepare to compete in national SkillsUSA competition.
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By Heather Hintze: Alaska Tilth program gets fresh produce to Mat-Su families in need
Farm manager Ben Swimm has been busy plowing and seeding the fields to get the growing season started. He said Alaska Tilth is about more than just food.

“Show people how to do it themselves, how to connect with the piece of land they’re on or the environment they’re in,” Swimm said. “Do good beyond just selling food and trying to make money off of it. To actually provide for people who need it.”

Families that participate in the WIC program and seniors are also eligible for coupons for produce at Alaska farmers markets. Harman’s cooking demonstrations typically coincide with the Wasilla’s farmers market so people can shop for produce then learn how to prepare it at home.
Rasmuson Foundation Lisa Demer: Writer, researcher, soundscape artist Richard Nelson: Foundation’s 2019 Distinguished Artist

Nelson served as Alaska’s Writer Laureate from 1999 to 2002. Other honors include the Lannan Literary Award for Creative Nonfiction, the Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award for “Heart and Blood: Living with Deer in America,” and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alaska Conservation Foundation.

Watch a short film about Nelson and learn more about his work here. Additional photos are available upon request.