Tag: AK News

907 Updates May 27 & 28, 2022

WWII Vet George Fox

Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) honors Mike Livingston and Gertrude Svarny as “Alaskan of the Week”


KTUU Alska’s News Source: Anchorage man indicted on murder charges in January homicide case and more ->
KSTK: New commuter air service takes off in Wrangell and more ->


KUCB: Bird flu detected in red fox and eagles found dead in Unalaska and more ->
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Author raised in Juneau explores stories locals tell about the city’s early Asian immigrants; Remembering Reynaldo Caparas, Juneau’s DMV guy; Special prosecutor charges former Alaska attorney general nominee with sexual abuse of a minor; Major upgrade to Railbelt transmission lines could pave the way for more renewable energy and more ->


KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: School facilities burn at Akiuk Memorial School in Kasigluk; Find out where you can vote in-person for the US House special primary election and more ->


Alaska Native News: The Worst Fire Year We can Remember; ‘You could see the water creeping up’: JBER service members helped rescue 2 Alaska rescue crash victims; 750-Mile Engineless Boat Race to Alaska Returns with a New Twist; This Day in Alaska History May 27th, 1905, May 28th, 1867 and more ->

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: American Red Cross Alaska Region exceeds regional goals with the “Sound The Alarm Campaign”; Sinkholes: Their causes and effects in Alaska and more ->

KINY: Juneau woman cited after alleging false kidnapping report and more ->

Craig Medred: Ultimate fish war
Lofty Minded in Alaska: Five-Acre Almanac: Back in the Garden
By Millie Spezialy, ADN: Letter: A well-deserved thank you

By Megan McDonlad, Only In Your State Alaska: The Massive Indoor Playground In Alaska With Endless Places To Play

Bound for Nowhere: THE DRIVE FROM ALASKA THROUGH CANADA | Lost & Found EP. 15

907 Updates May 26, 2022

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Homer wildfire reaches 13 acres as crews maintain barrier between homes; Parents and ASD superintendent respond in the wake of Texas school shooting and more ->

KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Frosting and fiction: Thunder Mountain students show of their literary knowledge, with cake and more ->

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: A high school senior became the first Toksook Bay graduate to earn a prestigious language certification; KYUK won 5 Society of Professional Journalists awards for journalism produced in 2021, including honors for Comprehensive Pandemic Coverage; Some Tununak residents have been living without internet for over 3 months and more ->

Alaska Native News: Coast Guard Medevacs Individuals after Plane Crash at Dry Bay Airstrip; This Day In Alaska History May 26th, 1917 and more ->


Fairbans News Webcenter 11: Durham School Services holds open house amid bus driver shortage and more ->

KINY: Fairbanks youth arrested for bringing pellet gun to school campus; Sen. Murkowski’s ‘mobile offices’ slated to come to Southeast Alaska and more ->

KRBD: School board to approve principal hire and KEA-SSPK contract and more ->


KUCB: After two-year COVID hiatus, tours on Pribilof island set to resume and more ->

By Craig Medred: Dog-eaten paperwork?


907 Updates May 25, 2022

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Anchorage Assembly establishes criminal offense for open burning during burn ban Those caught could face up to 1 year in jail and a $10,000 fine; Interactive map shows if your house is more susceptible to wildfires and more ->


KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Haines artist and community leader pursues rare apprenticeship in Northwest Coast formline art; Meet the Sitkan behind the ‘crappy clarinet playing’ of Squidward Tentacles; State to transfer Telephone Hill to City and Borough of Juneau for redevelopment and more ->
Alaska Native News: This Day In Alaska History May 25th 1799 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: State Legislature passes Alaska Reads Act to strengthen childhood literacy and more ->

KINY: Sitka police investigating arson at a local harbor; McAnally speaks out about Hoonah police department hire; Colonel Massie to retire as head of Alaska Wildlife Troopers and more ->


KSTK: Video app connects Wrangell students to classrooms worldwide and more ->

The Seward Journal: May 25 to May 31, 2022


KFSK: Charitable endowment pays out more grants to Petersburg projects and more ->

By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Hike Less Than Half A Mile To This Spectacular Waterfall Swimming Hole In Alaska

907 Updates May 24, 2022

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Arliss Sturgulewski remembered by friends and family with memorial and reception; Group of volunteers builds beds for bed-less children in Anchorage; Telling Alaska’s Story: Alaskan woodcarver busy at work on bench for Alaska Zoo and more ->

KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Juneau’s Meals on Wheels program needs more volunteers to keep up with food deliveries; Denali’s historic, lingering snow season is affecting the park’s wildlife; The Race to Alaska is back, in film and on the water and more ->

Alaska Native News: UAF makes Alaska’s first large drone flight from international airport; This Day In Alaska History May 24th, 1922 and more ->

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: White House Infrastructure Coordinator talks spending in Alaska and more ->

KINY: Anchorage man convicted of attempted murder in 2018 inmate assault; FCC adopts new rules addressing international robocalls and more ->

KFSK: Program uses artificial intelligence to track thousands of humpback whales through photographs and more ->

KRBD: Larger cruise ships to add Klawock to itinerary in 2023 and more ->


KUCB: International marine salvage company acquires local diving business MAC Enterprises and more ->

By Hallie Golden, The Guardian: Indigenous and Alaska Native women could face escalated violence if Roe is repealed They are also two to three times more likely to die as a result of pregnancy than white women, according to the CDC

BirdCast: Migration Dashboard

907 Updates May 22 & 23, 2022

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Residential fire breaks out in South Anchorage and more ->
kTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Legislature modernizes 40-year-old definition of consent in sexual assault cases; Class-action lawsuit says state is failing Alaska foster kids; University of Alaska Anchorage receives federal funds to expand state health care workforce; Southeast Native Radio aired for just 16 years, but its voices live on in a new digital archive and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: If subsistence salmon fishing opens on the Yukon River, new rules will limit who can fish for salmon and more ->
Alaska Native News: Washington Man Arrested for Enticing Bethel Child; This Day In Alaska History May 22nd, 1906, May 23rd, 1922 and more ->
KINY: No wrongdoing found in Hoonah mayor police hire, formal training recommended; Veteran-founded disaster response group holding training sessions in Juneau; Sitka Assembly to take up Native boarding school research resolution and more ->
KFSK: Petersburg nurse recognized nationally with Daisy Award and more ->
SitNews: 32nd Session Ends: Legislature agrees on budget, confirms Dunleavy Administration priorities and more ->
Alaska Run For Women 2022
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: With Stream Crossings and Footbridges, The Little-Known Point Bridget Trail In Alaska Is Unexpectedly Magical

907 Updates May 21, 2022

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Burn ban issued for Anchorage Red Flag warning issued from Homer to Salcha; Saturday 5-21-22 Fire Danger: “Extreme”; Palmer businesses raising money for water tower lights; 20 years of Friday Flings in Palmer and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Broadband bill passes the Alaska state legislature and more ->
Alaska Native News: Alaska Legislature Passes Bill Overhauling Public Safety Statutes; This Day In Alaska History May 21st, 1915 and more ->
Fairbans News Webcenter 11: 19-year-old Jamison Gallion pleads guilty to 2 counts of arson in Two Rivers fires; Blood Bank of Alaska purchases Fairbanks location and more ->
Ketchikan Daily News: Judith “Judi” Anne Slajer, longtime Ketchikan resident, fisherwoman, and first woman to manage an Alaska borough, passed away on April 21, 2022.
Craig Medred: The disinformation war

907 Updates May 20, 2022

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Anchorage women push for more mental health awareness post childbirth; Stolen gun from Alaska turns up at South Carolina middle school; ‘I could do a freeze frame and count his teeth’: A year after near-fatal bear mauling, Allen Minish revisits Glennallen attack site and more ->
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Soldotna Planned Parenthood to close at the end of May; Firefighters contain wildfire in Bristol Bay walrus sanctuary and more ->
Alaska Native News: Coast Guard aircrew medevacs passenger from Alaska ferry Kennicott in Shelikof Strait; Wading into the icy Yukon River for science; This Day In Alaska History May 20th, 1909 and more ->
KINY: Report: City of Craig, IFA celebrate anniversaries and more ->
KUCB: St. Paul toddler laid to rest next to mother following months-long battle to bring him home and more ->
Our Third Thirds: “Home” vs. “Away”
By Carey Seward, Only In Your State Alaska: This Abandoned Ghost Town In Alaska Is Downright Bone Chilling


907 Updates May 19, 2022

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: California man who trafficked drugs through Alaska sentenced to 25 years; Dowling Road project to disrupt traffic all summer and more ->


KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Eagle that died in Sitka park tests positive for bird flu and more ->


KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Dolena Fox could be the world’s first female Yup’ik commercial pilot and more ->

Alaska Native News: The Denali Highway is Open for Public Travel; This Day In Alaska History May 19th, 1932 and more ->


Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Sinkhole opens up near City Lights Boulevard in Fairbanks; Inside the Gates: Eielson Air Force Base wraps up their Red Flag training and more ->

KINY: Lawmakers approve PFD payments to residents of about $3,200 and more ->

KFSK: Petersburg hopes to convince cruise company to let passengers disembark and more ->

KUCB: Unalaska gathers to support the families of two teens killed in 2019 car crash and more ->

Craig Medred: Second climbing death

By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: For Some Of The Most Scenic Waterfront Dining In Alaska, Head To Ray’s Waterfront

907 Updates May 16, 17 & 18, 2022

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Anchorage woman recognized as CNN Hero, for work with Ukrainian refugee crisis
KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Telling Alaska’s Story: Alaska Picker Kelly Turney closes antique shop filled with history; Man arrested after ‘disrupting blasting activities’ at the landslide in Seward; Bird flu continues to spread across the state and more ->
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: The Ironman race is coming to Juneau, and the city asked residents to house athletes and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: KYUK won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for journalism produced in 2021; Alaska Legislature OKs increase to rural power subsidy and more ->
Alaska Native News: Search for Sawyer Cippola Comes to Unfortunate End Sunday Afternoon on Pillar Mountain; Man Awaiting Murder Trial in Oregon Indicted for Another Murder in Alaska; Wasilla Man Sentenced for Killing Harbor Seal; Legislature enshrines Tribal Child Welfare Compact in Alaska Law; This Day In Alaska History May 16th, 1924, May 17th, 1906, May 18th, 1937 and more ->
KINY: US Coast Guard calls off search for a person overboard in Lynn Canal; State Troopers arrest Soldotna resident after multiple reports of aggressive behavior; Pair of Juneau volunteers honored by First Lady Rose Dunleavy and more ->
The Seward Journal May 18 to May 25, 2022
KFSK: Petersburg gears up for big Little Norway Festival and more ->

KRBD: Ketchikan borough mayor vetoes funding for LGBTQ group as assembly passes budgets and more ->

By Evan Hill, Only In Your State Alaska: The Easy 5.2-Mile Russian River Falls Trail Will Lead You Through The Alaska Forest
Loussac Library Hours Update

Starting on May 22, the Loussac Library will be closed on Sundays. The decision to close was made in order to improve patron services for more frequently used days. The Municipality of Anchorage remains committed to utilizing its resources in the most efficient and effective way possible to maintain services citywide.

Branch libraries will remain open Tuesday through Saturday during regularly scheduled hours. See full location and hours information at https://bit.ly/APLHoursAndLocations.

Hoopla Borrowing Limit Update

As part of Anchorage Public Library’s pandemic response, borrowing limits for Hoopla Digital were temporarily increased to ten borrows, per library card, per month. While we were thrilled to offer this increased service connecting patrons to digital materials, current APL collection budgets can no longer support the additional borrows.

Effective June 1- borrows will return to eight per library card, per month.

We encourage patrons to watch for quarterly “Bonus Borrow” promotions from Hoopla, which allow for unlimited borrows from their featured titles, as well as using the Alaska Digital Library through the free Libby App or online portal.

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907 Updates May 15, 2022

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Joseph Usibelli Sr., Chairman of the Board of Directors of Usibelli Coal Mine, dies at age 83
Alaska Native News: This Day In Alaska History May 15th, 1926 and more ->
KINY: Juneau’s Salvation Army Celebrated Their 100th Anniversary and more ->