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907 Updates October 27, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Body found in Wasilla house fire A body was discovered in a structure fire late Tuesday in Wasilla.; UAA to expand capacity of the bachelor’s degree in its nursing program; Alaska Mushing District unveils part of project’s decorations and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: This Day In Alaska History October 27th, 1778 and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Seward Journal: October 27 to November 02, 2021
 
 
 
 
2021 Alaska Women Veterans Conference NOVEMBER 9, 2021 | ONLINE
 
 
University Of Alaska Anchorage: Latest Issue Of Elevation Now Available
 
 
University of Alaska Fairbanks: Your fall 2021 Aurora: Shaking up the aging process, squeezing secrets from trees and more!
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing, Editor, Must Read Alaska: Wednesday Newsletter – Recall Zaletel results are in and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Spirit Wraps Around You Closing Ceremony
by LAM Webmaster on October 27th, 2021 | Comments

For Immediate Release
October 25, 2021

Juneau – Two dozen Chilkat and Ravenstail woven robes were brought together for the first time, telling the story from origins to present day. To celebrate the robes, their histories, and their weavers at the end of the exhibit, members of the All Nations dance group Yées Ku.oo donned a selection of the robes and danced them back into accessible storage, where most will be returned to their owners and clans who regularly use them in ceremonies.

Featuring the Yées Ku.oo dance group: Alfie Price, David Lang, Disney Williams, Heather Evoy, Nancy C. Barnes, and Walter A. Soboleff Jr.

Special thanks to Nancy Kovalic and Ray Watkins for giving permission for their robes to be included and to Lily Hope for organizing this event.

The closing ceremony can be viewed at https://lam.alaska.gov/sway and at ktoo.org/show/at-the-apk/.

A person experiencing a disability who needs accommodation for events hosted by the Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum can contact the Division’s ADA coordinator at (907) 465-2912 a week in advance to make any necessary arrangements.

Museum admission fees: adult $9, senior (65 & older) $8; all youth (18 years & younger), as well as Friends members and museum pass holders are free. Assistance is available for visitors with special needs. Please contact Visitor Services at 465-2901 before the visit.

Media Contact:

Patience Frederiksen
Director, Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums
907.465.2911
patience.frederiksen@alaska.gov
lam.alaska.gov

907 Updates October 26, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Open container case dropped against Alaska lawmaker; Mayor Bronson delivers State of the City address The mayor appeared remotely due to being a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case
Anchorage, Alaska. And more ->

 
 
Go Revak!
The charge was dropped because the trooper who issued it is no longer employed with the state after being accused of sexual abuse of a minor. Revak wanted to challenge the ticket, and now says he’ll donate the $220 to a sobriety group.

 
 
 
 
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Alaska Air National Guard reports first incursion of Russian military planes since January and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: This Day In Alaska History October 26th, 1909 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: The Governor urges lawmakers to work on a second PFD and more ->
 
 
 
 
KRBD: After a $1.6 million transformation, a former Ketchikan jail will reopen as a shelter for survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault and more ->

907 Updates October 24 & 25, 2021

KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: In the time of COVID, Sitka’s ‘bread guy’ is building community one loaf at a time and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: This Day In Alaska History October 24th, 1887, October 25th, 1916 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Alaska Chip Company’s barbecue potato chips rated among the best in the country and more ->
 
 
 
 
KINY: Juneau Community Foundation announces plans to distribute Cruise Line donation and more ->
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing, Editor, Must Read Alaska: Monday Newsletter — What did Bethel city attorney do that you could never get away with? And more ->
 
 
 
 
By Craig Medred: COVID stalks elderly
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Head Out On The Victor Creek Trail And Explore The Alaskan Mountains From Up High
 
 
 
 
Barbara Brown, Our Third Thirds: Road Trip First Stop: Logistics

907 Updates October 23, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Driver faces DUI charge in fatal early morning collision with pedestrian; Alaska company launches new effort to expand internet service around the state and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Hurricane-force winds cause widespread damage in Unalaska; In her latest project, Juneau artist Lily Hope will mentor weavers and address threats to use of traditional materials and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: This Day In Alaska History, October 23rd, 1960 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Tribal Members demand answers from Tanana Chiefs Conference leadership over recent firings and more ->
 
 
 
 
KRBD: High winds sever Ketchikan’s connection with the island’s largest hydroelectric dam and more ->
 
 
 
 
STORIES FROM NORTHERN CANADA AND ALASKA: Gateways to the Alcan
 
 
 
 
By Taylor Clark, WAVE 3: Texas man finds message in a bottle on Alaska hunting trip, tracks down the person who wrote it
 
 
 
 
By James Cockrell, Anchorage Daily News: Enough is enough: Help end domestic violence in Alaska
 
 
 
 
By Anna Rose MacArthur, KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Linda Curda of Bethel was inducted into the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame
 
 
By Kyle Wilkinson For the Frontiersman: Longtime Valley educator inducted into the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

907 Updates October 22, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Anchorage to launch form on city website for reporting mask requirement violations; Vandals strike at Wasilla’s McManus Field; One Anchorage business deals with mask requirement and offers vaccinations; Trick-or-Treat Street is a monthlong family event in Anchorage and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Sullivan takes issue with Biden vaccine mandate, asks employers to delay enforcement; Scientists are still following whales that swam through the Exxon Valdez oil spill; Alaska scrambles to spend nearly $100M in federal child care relief as centers close; A redistricting proposal has left Homer neighbors feeling stranded, highlighting a complex process and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Akiachak teacher arrested on charges of felony sexual assault of minors; Kwethluk is installing wind turbines that will power half the community and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Victim of Serial Killer Robert Hansen Identified 37 Years After She Was Discovered; This Day In Alaska History October 22nd, 1951 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: School district supplemental materials addressing sexual education are up for public review; Bookmobile hits the streets delivering a good read to the community; Fairbanks Jeweler turns old insulators into new rings and necklaces; Fairbanks Golden Valley Electric Association installs electric vehicle chargers and more ->
 
 
 
 
KRBD: Judicial Council seeks applicants to replace retiring Ketchikan Superior Court judge and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Tough transition
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing, Editor, Must Read Alaska: Friday Newsletter – Rep. Zack Fields has zero sympathy for unvaccinated Alaskans and more ->
 
 
 
 

907 Updates October 21, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Anchorage Town Hall meeting unveils new homelessness plan to the public; Anchorage man accused of killing his mother indicted on murder charges; Dancing traffic cones share important safety reminder for families and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: AFN Promotes Alaska Native Voting Rights at Key U.S. Senate Hearing; This Day In Alaska History October 21st, 1903 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Science Daily: ‘Ray guns’ let scientists use light instead of DNA to tell plant populations apart
Using a handheld device that looks a little like a ray gun, scientists recorded how plant leaves on different Alaskan mountains reflect light. And, it turns out, different populations of plants of the same species — for instance, plants living on neighboring mountaintops — reflect light differently, in ways that echo their genetic variation from each other.
 
 
 
 
Cision: Author Della Marie’s new book “Can’t Feel the Love” is a compelling story of courage and perseverance for a young mother yearning for peace, security, and love
Della Marie, a motorcyclist, Alaska native, and single mother of two currently residing in Portland, Oregon, has completed her new book “Can’t Feel the Love”: a riveting work that keeps the pages turning until the heartwarming conclusion.
 
 
 
 
Sierra Club: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Authors: Our Anthropocene Guides
Fantasy author Robin Hobb grew up in Alaska, a place of ancient wonder that is home to some of North America’s richest wilderness. “On Kodiak Island,” she says, “moss grows on top of the ashfall on the branches of the old trees from a volcanic eruption many years ago.” Her childhood home was “close enough to the ocean that when a storm hit the cliffs, our trailer house would shake with it.” A meeting place for the forces of nature, it was fertile ground for a young writer. “How can any storyteller not be affected by things like that?”

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907 Updates October 19 & 20, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Eielson Air Force Base chosen as site for US Air Force’s first nuclear microreactor pilot project; Anchorage woman indicted on murder charges in 2020 killing of man in Russian Jack Park; Telling Alaska’s Story: Seward Highway flagger entertains those in line and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: She-Ra is a sailboat and a malamute. They stopped in Haines on their way around the world and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Congressman Don Young: Honor and Respect Alaska’s Wild Game; Use Every Part of the Animal; Great Alaska Shakeout chance for all Alaskans to practice Drop, Cover, Hold On; This Day In Alaska History October 19th, 1951, October 20th, 1897 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Alaska joins 19-state effort opposing higher natural gas and oil costs and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Seward Journal: October 20 to October 26, 2021
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Moose-arrazi
 
 
 
 
By Davis Hovey, KNOM: Native-owned Nome business makes traditional garments with modern materials
 
 
 
 
The Delta Discovery: Bethel’s Linda Curda selected as inductee to the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame
 
 
 
 
By Michael Armstong, Homer News: ‘Countess’ Safra receives First Lady’s volunteer award Homer senior honored at Alaska State Fair and then by First Lady.
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing, Editor, Must Read Alaska: Wednesday – the Sen. Kawasaki ‘hold my beer’ edition
 
 
 
 
By Jeff Landfield, The Alaska Landmine: The problem with anonymous news: Why the Blue Alaskan needs to be identified
 
 
 
 
CU Boulder Today: Got questions about the Arctic? INSTAAR’s journal has ‘Arctic answers’
 
 
 
 
 
 
By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Gusty Winds on a Fall Day
 
 
By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Beach Bryophytes
 
 
 
 

907 Updates October 18, 2021

IntraFish: Obituary: Chuck Bundrant, founder of Trident Seafoods
 
 
 
 
KTOO Alaska’s News Source: Alaska pediatricians criticize Anchorage’s chief medical officer over ‘grossly misleading’ comments on COVID; Wrangell seeks ‘COVID greeter’ to tell visitors about local mandates; Keeping the Malaspina in dry dock costs nearly twice what the state has disclosed, emails show and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: This Day In Alaska History October 18th, 1867 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing, Editor, Must Read Alaska: Monday Newsletter – Happy Alaska Day and more ->
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

907 Updates October 17, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Dunleavy administration to allow ATVs on state roads, starting Jan. 1; Fall market brings out vendors and visitors and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Pre-statehood Fishermen’s Fund celebrates 70 years; This Day In Alaska History October 17th, 1918 and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Waterlogged Golf Course
 
 
By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Sandy Beach Sanderlings and a Spectacular Sunset
 
 
By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Fall Scenes and Birds
 
 
 
 
By Courtney, Only In Your State Alaska: This Haunted Road Trip Will Lead You To The Scariest Places In Alaska
 
 
By Courtney, Only In Your State Alaska: Step Inside The Creepy, Abandoned Town Of Port Chatham In Alaska

907 Updates October 13, 14 , 15 & 16, 2021

KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Clem Tillion, Alaska’s original ‘fish czar,’ dies at 96; State flags lowered for former Alaska lawmaker Bill Hudson and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Remembering Tony Vaska, who dedicated his life in service of the Y-K Delta and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU Alaska’s News Source: NTSB to consider final report on deadly 2019 PenAir crash in Unalaska; With chemotherapy in the rearview, Anchorage hockey product Evan Trupp takes on coaching role with Wolverines and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Space Rocks Streak through the Alaska Sky; Red aurora rare enough to be special ; This Day In Alaska History October 13th, 1905, October 14th, 1915, October 15th, 1904 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Soldotna trooper’s bail set at $200K in sex abuse case involving multiple victims Investigators seeking out information on other possible victims and more ->
 
 
 
 
KSTK: LISTEN: Evergreen Elementary third-graders sing for Alaska Day and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Seward Journal October 13 to October 19, 2021
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing, Editor, Must Read Alaska: Friday Edition – Anchorage Assembly ensures Mat-Su Valley economy will thrive; CLEM TILLION HEADS INTO HISTORY This guy had a storied life. A well-loved lawmaker, fisherman, and Permanent Fund defender; BILL HUDSON PASSES Longtime representative from Juneau was at the center of many roles in his long life and more ->
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing, Editor, Must Read Alaska: Wednesday Newsletter BOSTON MARATHON: LIST OF ALASKA RUNNERS The annual race had its 150th annual run on Monday. Check out those athletic Alaskans. And more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Listen to scientists
 
 
Craig Medred: Deadly diet?