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907 Updates June 04, 2023

Alaska Native News: This Day in Alaskan History-June 4th, 1741 and more ->

KINY: Multiple deaths reported on vessel; Tragedy that left 5 dead or missing puts spotlight on safety in Alaska charter fishing industry and more ->

Fireside Books: Alaskan Authors

Michael R Dougherty, Anchorage Memories VIP Club: Anchorage Swimming Memories Did you swim at the Spa, enjoy a day at Goose Lake or Spenard Lake? Summer in Anchorage was a lot of fun. Put on the suntan lotion for this edition.

907 Updates May 31-June 03, 2023

KTUU: Family locates body of missing Anchorage hiker and more ->

KTOO: Grubby’s son captured as Homer faces growing opossum oproblem and more ->
Alaska Native News: Two Fairbanks Women Arrested after Mail Theft Call in Fairbanks; Polar Bears of the Past Survived Warmth; This Day in Alaskan History- in May 31st, 1977; This Day in Alaskan History-June 1st, 1909; This Day in Alaskan History-June 2nd, 1840; This Day in Alaskan History-June 3rd, 1942 and more ->


Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Alaska lawmakers respond to reports of suspected Chinese spy activity at local military bases; Trista Jennings pleads not guilty to embezzling funds from City of Anderson and more ->

The Arctic Sounder: Utqiagvik DMV reopened to offer some services and more ->

KINY: Reward available for information about shooting of Steller sea lions in Cordova and more ->

KSTK: Feds to help identify Alaska waters ready for aquaculture growth and more ->
The Seward Journal May 31 to June 06, 2023


KFSK: Petersburg fisherman moonlights as up-and-coming rap musician and more ->

KRBD: Man convicted of killing Ketchikan surgeon filled shipping containers with his expensive belongings, new details show and more ->

KUCB: Qawalangin Tribe launches effort to stop spread of H5N1 bird flu following series of cases on the island and more ->

KXT: Kodiak museums announce new joint archaeology project and more ->

KTOO: Juneau writer Vera Starbard weighs in on Writers Guild strike

Christine Byl – Author
Lookout is my second book and first novel, following a Western Montana family over decades. Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods, my first book, is a non-fiction account of working on trail crews for the National Park Service, and living in wild places in Montana and Alaska. Fiction and essays have appeared in The Sun, Glimmer Train Stories, Crazyhorse, Lumberyard, Broadsided Press, and other magazines, journals and anthologies. Please see READ for pieces that appear online. I teach craft classes for 49 Writers; I am a senior affiliate editor at Alaska Quarterly Review; and I sometimes work as a writer-in-residence, primarily in remote or under-funded public schools.
Craig Medred: Clickbait


Fashion Pact Event Calendar and more ->

Simple Living Alaska: Better Than We Expected | Outdoor Hot Water & Cabin Flashing

907 Updates May 30, 2023

KTUU: JBER soldier killed in crash on base; Iditarod Elementary teacher sentenced to 46 years on abuse conviction; Seeking Shelter: Community task force looks at 40th and Denali lot for potential sanctioned campground and more ->

KTOO: UPDATE: Search suspended for 4 missing from fatal charter boat accident near Sitka; In Metlakatla, people from across Southeast learn how to watch for invasive green crabs and more ->

KYUK: The Alaska Organized Militia deployed to Bethel and Circle to support flood recovery efforts; Daniel Buckingham sentenced to 23 Years for sexual assault and more ->
Alaska Native News: Murkowski Joins 26 Senators to Reintroduce Bill Seeking Healing for Stolen Native Children and their Communities; Feltleaf willows: Alaska’s most abundant tree; This Day in Alaskan History-May 27th, 1905; This Day in Alaskan History-May 28th, 1867; This Day in Alaskan History-May 29th, 1943; This Day in Alaskan History-May 30th, 1788 and more ->


Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Pioneer Park hosts Memorial Day ceremony featuring Senator Dan Sullivan and more ->
The Arctic Sounder: Police officer kills Point Hope man shooting at residents, troopers say; Police investigate possible arson fire; Athlete from Ambler to play college basketball and more ->

kINY: 42-year-old arrested in Ketchikan, charged with two counts of robbery, one count of assault and one count of violation of condtions of release; “Iditarod on a boat” Race to Alaska returns June 5 and more ->

KFSK: Petersburg celebrates Norwegian heritage in week-long festival and more ->

KMXT: Association of Latin Women in Alaska reinstates summer youth internship program nd more ->

HALO Meeting Agenda
Anchorage, AK
Thursday, June 1, 2023, at 7 p.m.
In-Person at Shepherd of the Hills (corner Klatt Rd & Elmore Rd)
or via Zoom
Meeting ID 455 419 5765 Passcode HALO
Join us for a special HALO meeting at 7 pm on Thursday, June 1st.
Topics will include a discussion of the DOT plans for the Seward/O’Malley interchange, which will include the creation of “double divergent diamonds” intersections. For those unfamiliar with the terminology, this is the pattern used at the intersection of Muldoon and the Glenn Highway.
We will also be formatting our input on AO 2023-66, which would take our current zoning districts and place them into only two categories in an effort to allow small lots throughout Anchorage. While most of the Hillside is zoned R-6 Large Lot Residential with one acre minimum square footage, this AO, if adopted, would remove minimums and dramatically increase densities.

CLICK HERE to download the agenda.

907 Updates May 29, 2023

KTUU: Police investigate fatal shooting in Spenard Neighborhood; Veterans remember the fallen ahead of Memorial Day and more ->

By Nancy Lord, ADN: Book review: GPS tracking plus an informed imagination tell a lone wolf’s story By Tom Walker; Mountaineers Books, “The Wanderer: An Alaska Wolf’s Final Journey”

907 Updates May 27-28, 2023

Craig Medred: Economic consequences
More shipping brings more chances for shipping disasters, including possible oil spills with which neither Russia, Alaska nor the U.S. are prepared to deal with in the region.

And with the Russians and their fleet of icebreakers wanting to make the Northern Sea Route a year-round shipping corridor in one of the most environmentally hostile regions on the globe – ice and 50-degree-below-zero temperatures be damned – a major shipping accident seems almost inevitable.

#52: Time to travel…

Hey there,

The timing couldn’t have been better. As we arrived in Anchorage from Cordova and McCarthy to provision for our summer issue road trip, the magazines arrived on schedule and got packed into our truck (after a celebratory chocolate avocado pudding and some kombucha at Hearth). We left the big town a bit thirsty and hungry, and ready for our first stop at Birch & Alder. We got our treats coffee at the drive-up window, but then we were invited inside for a peek at what will become the dining room later this summer. Keep your ears peeled for more on that. We’re excited.
Rocks into Food
Humans and wolves sharing knowledge with their descendants

Last winter, Dave Kanosh, a Tlingit cultural bearer from Sitka, told me how his ancestors had built rock cairns in the subalpine and high in the mountains. He says many of these rock formations may date back to an ancient flood in which many died. Some survivors sought refuge atop mountains. The cairns were used as a calendar indicating when and where to harvest different foods. They were also used as memory devices to pass on stories. The two were equally vital for the survival of future generations.

“Rocks in those rock formations,” Kanosh said, “were used to help tell part of a story and each rock cairn had different stories.”
—Bjorn Dihle in his Summer column. Read the rest in the magazine or on our website.

907 Updates May 25-26, 2023

KYUK: Bethel remembers the life of renowned aviator Robert Sundown; A moose was poached in St. Mary’s and the meat wasn’t harvested; Tundra Youth Home becomes first youth-specific housing program in the Y-K Delta and more ->

KTUU: Teen speaks about trouble navigating Alaska’s mental health system Twilla Farrally pleads for more mental health facilities to help others like her.; The Morning Edition says goodbye to longtime photojournalist Mike Nederbrock; Cuddy Park campers receive abatement notice over concert event and more ->

KTOO: Homer’s elusive possum, finally captured, will not be killed after all; What happens in Alaska if the United States defaults on its debt next month? And more ->
Alaska Native News: Harold Gregory Sentenced to 33 Years for Murder of Girlfriend; NWS is Soliciting Comments on Changes to NWS Alaska Weather TV Program; This Day in Alaskan History-May 25th 1799; This Day in Alaskan History-May 26th, 1917 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Alaska Interior Trauma Conference learns from combat medics; Alaska State Troopers begin limited use of body cameras and more ->

KINY: Daniel Buckingham sentenced to 23 years for sexual assault and more ->

KSTK: School district seeks community collaboration to build a new strategic plan and more ->

KFSK: Petersburg’s groundskeeper prepares borough landscapes for spring and more ->

KRBD: Revilla students wrap up a year of training with Ketchikan’s fire department and more ->
KUCB: Wilson leaves UCSD after decades with the school district and more ->

Delta Wind: When river breakup came to Eagle and more ->

South Anchorage Farmers’ Market MAY 27th, 2023 HOURS: 9am-2pm Party on at the Market Saturday: Always plenty to see & do

907 Updates May 24, 2023

Craig Medred: Dangerous Innocence

A French tour guide demonstrating both how to get into trouble on a quicksand tidal beach and how to get out of trouble/YouTube

KTUU: Roadtrippin’ 2023: Meet the Salmon Sisters, Homer’s iconic duo; APD, police union come to agreement on body-worn cameras; Anchorage Assembly pushes off decision on sanctioned homeless camps and more ->


KTOO: When Antiques Roadshow comes to Alaska, Kenai woman will put her heirlooms to the test; More marine debris cleanup projects coming to Alaska; Wildlife Troopers to crack down on ‘performance-enhancing’ add-ons to Bristol Bay fishing boats and more ->
Alaska Native News: Troopers Investigate the Theft of Two Vehicles Taken from Hurst Road in North Pole; 2023 Spring Floods Update – May 23; Delegation Welcomes Reaffirmation of Alaska LNG Project; UAF Group Receives Philanthropic Grant to Aid Chignik Region Communities; This Day in Alaskan History-May 24th, 1922 and more ->

KINY: Anchorage inmate indicted for orchestrating purchase of firearms with Oregon woman and more ->
KSTK: Wrangell property values increased almost 50% this year and more ->
The Seward Journal May 24 to May 30, 2023

KRBD: Ketchikan’s borough assembly passes budget for school district and more ->

Fireside Books: Dave Barry’s ‘Swamp Story’; Becky Albertalli’s ‘Imogen, Actually’ and more ->

Fireside Books Fair: Saturday, June 24, 2023 – 2:00pm to 8:00pm

Ever wished that you could recapture the magic of the book fairs from your childhood days? Now you can!

Join us for a grown-up book fair at Moonstone Farms Tasting Room! Soak up some sun while you browse a specially curated selection of books and sip some of the finest Alaska brewed beers, wines, ciders, and spirits. We’ll have all the best new titles, a variety of delicious brews, and Luminescent Readings by Brea.

Saturday, June 24th


Moonstone Farms

2141 S Church St.

Palmer, AK 99645
2141 S Church St.
Palmer, AK 99645


907 Upates May 23, 2023

Alaska Public Media: LizAnn Williams, mother of Alaska congresswoman, has died
KTUU: A tour of Kincaid Park shows Alaska’s vital military history during the Cold War; Anchorage science teacher named Alaska Teacher of the Year; Helen MacLean recognized by UAF for preservation of language, culture; Assembly task force selects sanctioned sites for immediate homeless needs and more ->
KTOO: Alaska Native-led green banks are starting up in Alaska; Gray whales find haven in Sitka Sound and more ->

Alaska Native News: Seward Suspect Busted on Multiple Drug Charges Saturday Falsely Identifies Himself as his Brother; Remains Found at Funny River this Weekend Tentatively Identified as October 2022 Soldotna Fugitive; Broadband advocates gather in Anchorage for Indigenous Connectivity Summit 2023 to tackle Indigenous digital divides; UAF scientists to hunt for clues about Arctic Ocean glaciation; This Day in Alaska History-May 21st, 1915; This Day in Alaskan History-May 22nd, 1906; This Day in Alaskan History-May 23rd, 1922 and more ->


Summer Solstice Cemetery Tour starts at 10:30 pm Wednesday, June 21 at the Legion Cemetery behind the Seward Chamber of Commerce. Lee Poleske and Sue McClure will share stories of important people in Seward history. Bring an umbrella or bug repellent — whichever is appropriate!

KFSK: Petersburg School District counselors receive federal grant to keep programing afloat; State charges Petersburg fishing guides with 54 violations State charges Petersburg fishing guides with 54 violations; Petersburg’s Housing Task Force launches housing needs survey and more ->

KRBD: Klawock swears in new police chief five months after death of longtime chief left department empty and more ->
Craig Medred: Fact vs belief

By Acacia Johnson, The Guardian: The lifeline of flying: the pilots connecting remote communities in Alaska
By Seth Adams, CN Traveler: The Beauty of Alaska’s Denali Highway During Off-Season For this Alaskan, the start of summer means one thing—time to plan a winter visit.
By Rhonda McBride, KNBA: ‘A real Alaska Native character’: Writer reflects on ‘Alaska Daily’ cancellation


NY1: “Mother Nature has no mercy:” Man gets stuck waist-deep in Alaska mud flats, drowns as tide comes in
Delta Wind: Anchorage native participates in a cake-cutting ceremony for 10th anniversary of USS Anchorage

Truck House Life: DIY 16×20 Small Cabin in Alaska – QUICK TOUR Including his parakeets!

907 Updates May 21-22, 2023

Must Read Alaska: Soldotna High teacher, who is also the KPEA union president, arrested for sexual abuse of minor and more ->


Alaska Wildland Fire Information: Barley Way Fire reaches 310 acres and 60% containment

Michelle McCarten, Alaska


Michelle McCarten, Part 2, Richard took sunset pictures and others, and I took a bunch of them. Beautiful days!


Michelle McCarten, Richard took sunset pictures and others, and I took a bunch of them. Beautiful days!


Michelle McCarten, View from the train on Sunday


Michelle McCarten, Views from our hotel window in Talkeetna. April 29, 2023


Michelle McCarten, View from hotel room


Michelle McCarten, Train making return trip from Fairbanks to Anchorage. Arrived at 5:40 instead of 4:50 pm

Simple Living Alaska: A Chicken Coop Built for Alaska | Finishing the Interior & Solar Electric Fencing

907 Updates May 19-20, 2023

KTUU: Longtime Kenai sports radio voice, championship coach, dies at 66; Court of Appeals orders resentencing in 1985 Winona Fletcher triple murder case; Anchorage police arrest man following altercation; Remembering a 1991 dogsled race that united two nations and more ->

KTOO: Glory Hall residents dig in to their community garden and more ->

Alaska Native News: Alaska National Guard partners with tribal consortium to recruit in Aniak; ABI Investigates Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting of Point Hope Man; When River Breakup Came to Eagle; This Day in Alaskan History-May 19th, 1932, This Day in Alaskan History-May 20th, 1909 and more ->
The Arctic Sounder: A new AC brings more fresh food to Point Hope but some say it’s too early to tell and more ->

KINY: Kodiak Corrections Officer indicted for sexual assault in the third degree and more ->

KFSK: Clausen Memorial Museum shows off community art for Little Norway Festival and more ->

KRBD: Ketchikan Charter School students use theater to tell Indigenous stories and more ->
Delta Wind: Schools on lockdown after online threat; parents need to update contact information and more ->
Wickersham’s Conscience: Return of Bird of the Week: Townsend’s Warbler


Craig Medred: The run is on
By David James, Anchorage Daily NewsWith a seat-of-the-pants writing approach, Alaska author delivers a propulsive political thriller

Gerri Brightwell, Author