Tag: AK News

907 Updates May 10, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Sightseeing tour survive helicopter crash in Palmer; The wait is over: 24 hours of daylight arrives in Utqiagvik and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Spring is in the air in Kotzebue, and so are the birds and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Driver Pulled from Vehicle in Palmer as it Burst into Flames Sunday Morning; Sterling Man on DUI-Drugs Conditions of Release Runs into Building and Charged again; NASA crews plan busy summer at Poker Flat Research Range; This Day In Alaska History May 10th, 1957 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Danger fish
 
 
 
 
By Suzanne Downing, Editor, Must Read Alaska: Monday Newsletter – Comparing conservatives to Hitler is all the rage
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only in Your State Alaska: Take An Easy Loop Trail Past Some Of The Prettiest Scenery In Alaska On The Reflections Lake Trail

907 Updates May 09, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Great Alaska Aviation Gathering returns with large crowds, new home; Anchorage utility company says flushable wipes and other items are clogging up the system and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: A year after Sitka made space for tiny homes, no one is building them and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Anchorage Driver Arrested Following Fatal Collision with Skateboarder Sunday Morning; Anchorage Man Arrested after Refusing to Leave ALCAN Border Crossing; Metlakatla Police Capture Second of Two Burglary Suspects after Short Pursuit; Anchorage Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for International Parental Kidnapping; Congressman Don Young Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Safeguard Tribal Items; This Day In Alaska History May 9th, 1907 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: OneWeb to help US Air Force connect in Arctic region and more ->
 
 
 
 
‘The Nome Static’, May 2021
 
 
 
 

907 Updates May 07 & 08, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Event company calls it quits, ends with a huge garage sale; He might only be chief for 2 months, but Ken McCoy has short and long-term goals for APD; Northwood Elementary teacher named Alaska Teacher of the Year; More than a ‘kitschy vestige of times past’: The Spenard palm tree comes home and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Some accuse Instagram of censorship after posts for Missing, Murdered, Indigenous Persons Awareness Day disappear; Winfree selected to be first Alaska-born chief justice of state Supreme Court; ‘We want to get a handle on this’: Deadly fungus threatens Alaska amphibians and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Lower Kuskokwim River Gillnet Openings Announced For June 2021 and more ->
 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: Eagle Man’s Remains sent to SME for Examination; This Day In Alaska History May 7th, 1906; May 8th, 1916 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Tanana Chief sternwheeler office and gift shop successfully recovered from Chena River; Sci-Friday: Weekend rocket launches experiment to solve fundamental aurora mystery and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Greet Summer’s Arrival On The Easy Dogwood Loop Boardwalk Trail In Alaska
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing, Editor, Must Read Alaska: Facebook now punishes Sen. Lora Reinbold; Senator Reinbold passes bill in Senate, defining victims and more ->

907 Updates May 06, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Dominic Johnson sentenced to 99 years for his role in David Grunwald’s murder; Prosecutors say man charged in death of Eagle River woman dumped her body before playing frisbee golf and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Yup’ik college student, founder of Alaska biotech company, wins international young entrepreneur award; As lumber prices climb, Alaskans increasingly mill their own and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Longtime KYUK Storyteller Lillian Atmak Michael Dies; People Gather To Remember Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women And Girls and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: On This Day In Alaska History May 6th, 1908 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks Troopers outline “rules of the road” for summer recreational vehicles; Search warrant reveals why the FBI raided an Alaska couple’s home; Fairbanks-raised Miss Alaska USA prepares to hand over crown to successor and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Caribou collaring now back on track; AC gives 3.3 million pounds of fish to Alaska communities and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Hidden Dangers
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By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: The Nauti Otter Inn In Alaska Has A Yurt Village That’s Absolutely To Die For

907 Updates May 05, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Man arrested in connection with death of woman found near Eklutna Lake Road; Groups sue state over regulation change allowing personal watercraft in critical habitat areas of Kachemak Bay; Breaking up on Alaska river systems and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Cruise company offers $10 million in ‘humanitarian relief’ to Alaska’s port towns; Coast Guard scuttles Juneau’s troublesome tugboat Lumberman and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Former Kongiganak Postmaster Pleads Guilty To Embezzlement and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: This Day In Alaska History May 5th, 1898 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks Public Works talks safe needle disposal methods as spring melt reveals hidden trash and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Threatened salmon?
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing, Editor, Must Read Alaska: Wednesday Newsletter – Final 7 days of Anchorage mayoral marathon; These simple bridges over Matanuska River may become Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Memorial bridges and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDoald, Only In Your State Alaska: Travel Over Boardwalk Bridges When You Hike Up Into The Mountains On The Cope Park Trail In Alaska
 
 
 
 

907 Updates May 04, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: 1 person taken to hospital after Hillside house fire; Alaskan dies in vehicle rollover in Canada; Police identify body found near Eklutna Lake Road as woman missing from Eagle River; Gunsight Mountain Hawkwatch and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Ex-Alaskan to become No. 2 at Department of Interior; Sitka is getting its largest apartment complex in over 20 years. The developer says it doesn’t pencil out. And more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence and MMIW; This Day In Alaska History May 4th, 1911 and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Sam LaGrone, USNI News: Carrier Strike Group, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit Will Join Air Force in Massive Alaska Exercise
 
 
By Peter Suciu, 1944: Game of Aerial Chicken: Why Does Russia Keep Sending Bombers Near Alaska?
 
 
 
 
STORIES FROM NORTHERN CANADA AND ALASKA: Luckily only a Few
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Beach ball bear defense
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Race The Alaskan Tide To Complete Your Hike Along Stunning Resurrection Bay
 
 
 
 
ADN: How an airport cafe specializing in pie grew into the Anchorage landmark Peggy’s Restaurant
 
 
 
 
KWWL: Michele White
Michele competed in the 2020 Miss Alaska for America pageant in August. She was honored to be awarded the 2020 Miss Alaska for America Woman of Achievement Award for her accomplishments and to be part of a tightly-knit sisterhood that works to inspire, encourage and celebrate women.
 
 
 
 
The Alaska Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2 Spirit Relatives working group comprised of the Alaska Native Heritage Center, Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center, Data for Indigenous Justice, Native Movement, Native Peoples Action with the Alaska Native Justice Center and Southcentral Foundation invite the public to a virtual MMIWG2S Vigil and Heartbeat of the Drums Ceremony on May 5, 2021 from 1:00-3:30 p.m. AKDT. We mobilize a day of awareness and healing as the MMIWG2S crisis continues to affect our communities and loved ones across our state and nation. A Facebook live event has been created and zoom link for open registration to the event:

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907 Updates May 03, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Just ahead of tourist season, Alaska deals with rental car shortage; UAA student tickles rats for research and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Hikers have standoff with black bear near Seward and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Community Action Grant Application Period Now Open and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Willow Woman Arrested after Shots-Fired and Taking Ax to Vehicle Sunday; This Day In Alaska History May 3rd, 1917 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing, Editor, Must Read Alaska: Monday Newsletter – Get your week started off right
Senator Sullivan addresses Legislature on Monday
U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan will address a joint session of the Alaska Legislature shortly after 11 am on Monday and hold a press availability after his time at the podium. It will be streamed live online on 360 North.
 
 
 
 
Canada Free Press: WATCH: North By Northwest Meets Homer, Alaska … FBI’s Abuse of Power
 
 
 
 
Our Third Thirds: The Quest for New-ness #5

907 Updates May 02, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s New Source: Cybersecurity attack forces Alaska Court System to temporarily go offline; Senator Dan Sullivan steps in after FBI raid couples home in Homer and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Could rising timber prices aid the Tongass transition to second-growth logging?; Juneau Assembly committee OKs budgets for another year of proactive medical services team, child care subsidies and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Wasilla Teen Arrested for Impersonating an Officer Saturday; This Day In Alaska History May 2nd, 1778 and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Michael R Dougherty, Anchorage Genie Chance Memories Do you remember Anchorage’s Genie Chance? She was one of the very first in Anchorage to start reporting on the radio after the 1964 earthquake.

907 Updates May 01, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Homer couple whose home was searched by FBI says it was a case of mistaken identity Marilyn Hueper says the FBI seized computers, cell phones; 6 people being treated at hospital following hazmat exposure at Wasilla shopping center; Human remains found on beach in Nikiski’; Alaska Sports Hall of Fame announces finalists for Pride of Alaska Youth Awards and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Lawsuit challenging Indian Child Welfare Act remains a case to watch for Alaska legal experts, despite split decision in federal court; Juneau seventh grader wins Alaska State Spelling Bee, will compete nationally this summer and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Rep. Zulkosky Introduces Bill For State To Recognize Alaska’s Tribes; Diné Food Advocate Touts Sugary Drink Tax Opposed By ONC and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Governor Dunleavy Ends Alaska COVID-19 Emergency Declaration, Signs House Bill 76; DEC Expanding Testing of Alaska Seafood for Gamma Radiation; The Taylor Highway is Open to Eagle; This Day In Alaska History May 1st, 1914 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Ranked Choice Voting ordinance defeated in Borough Assembly and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: The good news
 
 
 
 

The 4.8 magnitude earthquake was centered 9 miles north of Anchorage, at a depth of 26 miles (Alaska Earthquake Center). This quake is actually an aftershock of the 2018 earthquake, a magnitude 7.1. There have been more than 11,000 aftershocks since that November 30, 2018 event. Our Streamtime Live camera had quite the shake!

907 Updates April 30, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Arizona man indicted on charge of sexual abuse of a minor while on flight to Alaska; Mat-Su will host the 2024 Arctic Winter Games; Anchorage Health Department, partners will hold weeklong event to encourage vaccinations and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Juneau area residents experience area-wide internet outage, due to a problem with underwater cable and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Russian Mission Man Indicted On Sexual Abuse Of A Minor And Assault Charges; UAF Kuskokwim Campus Celebrates Class of 2020 And 2021 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: The secret life of an Alaska fish; This Day In Alaska History April 30th, 1913 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: ‘May Birding Challenge’ hopes to get Fairbanks families excited about birds and nature; Heavily trafficked Fairbanks intersection set to get an innovative update and more ->
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing, Editor, Must Read Alaska: Friday Newsletter – Homer couple gets raided by FBI, looking for Nancy Pelosi’s laptop and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Two Americas