Tag: AK News

907 Updates June 13-15, 2024

KTUU: Deadliest Catch’ star dies due to medical emergency, authorities say; Anchorage man charged for making false bomb threats in multiple downtown federal buildings; State sues Anchorage RV rental company alleging deceptive business practices and more ->

KTUU Dave Allgood News: Future is bright for young Sitka welder. Autumn Mayo, family, passion and -NEW- plasma cutter!
KTOO: What will happen to Juneau’s City Hall mural if the city moves out?; Garden Talk: Companion planting in Southeast Alaska, with zucchinis and more ->

KYUYK: Bethel house fire leaves 3 in critical condition and more ->

Alaska Native News: Alaska Air National Guard rescues six plane crash victims near Port Alsworth; Two Russia-Born U.S. Citizens Arrested for Conspiring to Send $500,000 Worth of Luxury Goods to Russia; New way to spot beetle-killed spruce can help forest, wildfire managers; This Day in Alaskan History-June 13th, 1994; This Day in Alaskan History-June 14th, 1944; This Day in Alaskan History-June 15th, 1921 and more ->


Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Gardening Tips: Successfully cultivating red rhubarb in Alaska; Fighting green with green: Elodea eradication progressing steadily, but funding still needed and more ->
KINY: Scam Alert: Juneau Police Department Warns of Impersonation Scams and more ->

KSTK: Alaska Wildlife Troopers take lead on last week’s mountain lion death on Wrangell Island; Under the shell in Wrangell’s yards and more ->
KRBD: Search continues for missing Ketchikan woman with few leads; Federally funded heat pumps are coming to Prince of Wales Island and more ->

KUCB: Details point to homicide in King Cove couple’s death; Hiker found dead on popular Unalaska trail; City approves legal action against dog owner after multiple attacks; Schoolhouse Block: UCSD music and band teacher David Patush and more ->

KMXT: Kodiak Fisheries Research Center shares research at open house and more ->


By Lori Townsend, Alaska Public Media: Summer reading with Alaskan authors | Talk of Alaska Rewind

Simple Living Alaska: Our 8,000 SQFT Alaska Garden | Building Hot Beds + Planting Berries and Trees

907 Updates June 04-12, 2024

KTUU: Oldest woman in Fairbanks celebrates 110th birthday; Father of slain man pleas with Anchorage police to release body-worn camera footage and more ->

KTOO: How a 12-year-old got an Anchorage street named after a Harry Potter location; Chemists, curators and Chilkat weavers present findings on historic dye techniques and more ->

KYUK: Bethel’s Yuraq Bots bring Yup’ik songs to the international stage and more ->
Alaska Native News: Fairbanks Man with Warrant Arrested after Harming K9 Kenny; New research shows flood risk for several Alaska communities; Did sea ice help populate the Americas?; This Day in Alaskan History-June 7th, 1942; This Day in Alaskan History-June 8th, 1957; This Day in Alaskan History-June 9th, 1912; This Day in Alaskan History-June 10th, 1914; This Day in Alaskan History-June 11th, 1913; This Day in Alaskan History-June 12th, 1916 and more ->


Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Two Chicago residents charged in fraud scheme of North Pole restaurant and more ->

The Arctic Sounder: Kotzebue residents spot and sketch birds returning to Arctic; Young Kivalina hunter shoots polar bear that was headed to fish drying racks and more ->

KINY: Attorney General Treg Taylor Reaches $700 Million Settlement Against Johnson & Johnson; Bert Heitstuman Sentenced in Sexual Assault Case and more ->

Resurrection Bay Historical Society: Condolences and more ->

KFSK: UPDATE: Alaska State Troopers identify boater killed in collision near Petersburg; A petition to put king salmon on the endangered species list is raising alarm across Alaska; Petersburg’s Water Department asks customers to help check for copper and lead in household lines and more ->


KRBD: Crews search Ward Lake area for missing Ketchikan woman; Ketchikan’s main homeless shelter is shutting its doors for good and more ->


KUCB: Silver Bay purchases Trident’s False Pass facility and more ->

KMXT: Sun’aq Tribe saves sea lion entangled in plastic packing band; KPD and Alaska State Troopers seize hundreds of fentanyl pills in Kodiak and more ->

CutterLight: Hawk Chicks
By Jasz Garrett, Juneau Empire: First book published in series on Juneau’s history explores ‘Tall Tales’ of the Red Dog Saloon Author W.R. Kozey’s stori
Craig Medred: Bike wars
Craig Medred: Revisiting the bus
Craig Medred: Gone forever?

Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Sitka Nature Show #316 – Eric Matthes


Wrangell History Unlocked: The Cannery at Labouchere Bay

907 Updates June 03, 2024

Ada Johnson Obituary
Obituary published on Legacy.com by Janssen’s Evergreen Memorial Chapel – Anchorage on Jun. 2, 2024.
Dr. Ada Gaines Johnson was born in Birmingham, Alabama on March 1, 1932, to Felix and Fannie Gaines. She was the third of eight girls.
Dr. Ada Johnson started her career with the Alaska Psychiatric Institute in 1963, and she was the first female and black Correction Officer in Alaska, holding the rank of Sergeant from 1977 to 1987.

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KTUU: Former Wasilla mayor Rupright dies at 72 and more ->


KTOO: ACLU says Department of Corrections is illegally limiting access to attorneys in Alaska and more ->

KYUK: Single-engine plane crashes on takeoff in Bethel, no injury reported and more ->


Alaska Native News: Richard Johnson Sentenced to 25 Years for Sexual Abuse of a Minor; Troopers Contact Four Illegal Canadians for Drugs and Wildlife Violations; This Day in Alaskan History-June 3rd, 1942 and more ->

KINY: Alaska Permanent Fund leaders vote to hire law firm to investigate leaker and themselves and more ->

KFSK: Petersburg jury finds couple liable for defaming former police officer and more ->

907 Updates June 02, 2024

KINY: Malaysian climber dead, 1 rescued near the top of Denali, North America’s tallest mountain; Alaska fisherman pleads guilty to federal charges after ordering crew to shoot whale and more ->

KTUU: Community housing program unveils Anchorage’s first furniture bank and more ->


Alaska Native News: This Day in Alaskan History-June 2nd, 1840 and more ->

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: 30 years without answers: searching for the killer of David ‘Barry’ McNulty and more ->


The Arctic Sounder: New tribal apprenticeship program provides a pathway to certify more local teachers and more ->
Resurrection Bay Historical Society: Upcoming Activities

Sue McClure will lead the annual Summer Solstice Cemetery Tour beginning at 10:30 pm Friday, June 21 at the Seward Cemetery. This year’s theme is “A Group of Interesting People.” Please meet at the American Legion Cemetery just west of the Chamber of Commerce office. The event is open to the public.

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June 16, 2024: San Francisco Yiddish Combo at Writer’s Block Bookstore and Cafe


907 Updates June 01, 2024

KTUU: 1 killed in downtown shooting; police shoot and injure suspect; First ‘Live After Five’ of 2024 sees weekly summer event take back Town Square Park The series of live performances, reserved only for the summer months, returned to a park that’s been hosting a large number of people experiencing homelessness; Roadtrippin’ 2024: A belly full of seafood at Fairbanks Chowder House and more ->


KTOO: With cruise tourism booming, Juneau has negotiated a limit on how many passengers can come off ships and more ->

KYUK: Kotlik man sentenced to 6 years for homicide and more ->


Alaska Native News: Alaska Chamber Announces Finalists for the Alaska state finals of the 2024 National Civics Bee; This Day in Alaskan History-June 1st, 1909 and more ->

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Doorless dwelling: Attorney argues defense of premises in failed acquittal motion at Fairbanks murder trial; BLM to restore fish habitat at Nome Creek; Temporary closure in White Mountains National Recreation Area; Gardening Tips: Growing potatoes in Interior Alaska and more ->

Detla Wind: Delta pauses to remember

By Ammon Swenson, Alaska Public Media: Discussing ‘The Queen of Fairbanks’ with author Tricia Brown | State of Art
When first meeting Irene Sherman, there’s no doubt that she would have left a lasting impression. She would dress in heavy layers of assorted clothing, riding her adult tricycle around town with a beer stein tied to her waist. Irene was well-known around Fairbanks and could be seen taking part in parades as she confidently waved like a monarch. While she wasn’t quite homeless and maintained her independence, she lived rough and members of the community would help her out. Her past life was a mystery to even those who knew her—especially how she came to be covered in extensive burn scars or the other tragedies she experienced.

In her new book, “The Queen of Fairbanks: Extraordinary Family Secrets and Untold Stories of America’s Farthest North Bag Lady,” author Tricia Brown combines her journalistic approach to uncovering truth with personal reflections about her own experiences with Sherman. Brown tells us about Sherman’s legacy, tragedies and uncovered mysteries.

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Allgood News 5-31-24 Basketball Buddies – Rex Sharp ‘T-Rex’ – Random Rebounds & Reminiscing

907 Updates May 31, 2024

KTUU: 1 climber dead, 1 rescued from near Denali summit; Deadly fire turns to homicide investigation after discovery of 3rd body in Russian Jack house fire; Operator of Anchorage ghost tour points to downtown disarray as reason for shutdown and more ->
KTOO: Celebration returns next week to uplift Indigenous culture in Juneau; Garden Talk: What it means to harvest plants respectfully and more ->

KYUK: State announces Kuskokwim fishing closures and restrictions an more ->
Alaska Native News: U.S. Attorney’s Office announces additional charges against leader, member of Alaska organized drug crime ring; This Day in Alaskan History- in May 31st, 1977 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: City of Fairbanks cleans up nuisance property after community complaints and more ->

The Arctic Sounder: North Slope Borough plans to bring the water and sewer system above ground and more ->

KINY: Alaska files lawsuit against jewelry stores amid push for stronger consumer protection and more ->

KFSK: Canoes journeying to Celebration welcomed in Petersburg Canoes journeying to Celebration welcomed in Petersburg and more ->

KMXT: The seafood industry is in trouble. Processors and policy makers blame Russia.

907 Updates May 30, 2024

KTUU: Anchorage police issue response to Assembly’s request for Kris Handy body cam clarification; Final Alaska State Fair parade to take place this year; Parenting in the Far North: What is a doula? And more ->

KTUU Allgood News: ‘I love this little cat’: Missing tabby cat, Harley, home after 257 days
KTOO: Organization awards home in Fairbanks to combat-wounded Army veteran; What happened to the village, gardens and fish camp at Auke Rec? And more ->

KYUK: Body of Hooper Bay man recovered; Could Alaska once again be home to woolly mammoths? This reporter had to find out and more ->

Alaska Native News: Brandon Swan And Austin Swan Jr. Convicted of Sexual Assault and Attempted Sexual Assault; This Day in Alaskan History-May 30th, 1788 and more ->


Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: 8 years after initial murder conviction, man’s case back before Fairbanks jury; An F-16 faced an in-flight emergency at Eielson AFB; Amazon to bring new last-mile facility to Fairbanks and more ->

KINY: Celebrating 89 Years: The Storied History of KINY in Juneau; Alaska health officials point to wastewater sampling as useful disease-tracking tool and more ->


KUCB: Qawalangin Tribe works to reintroduce blue mussels as safe local food source; Unalaska students cap off fisheries class with salmon release and more ->


Delta Wind: Mayor resigns at work session and more ->

Craig Medred: A dangerous place

Craig Medred: Journalism 2024


Local Alaskan author Ceezar Martinson releases “Reflections on Life: The Wisdom of a Thoughtful Mother,” sharing generational wisdom and personal anecdotes
ANCHORAGE, ALASKA, USA, May 29, 2024 /EINPresswire.com/ — Local author and lifelong Alaskan Ceezar Martinson is proud to announce the release of his latest book, “Reflections on Life: The Wisdom of a Thoughtful Mother”. This new publication delves into the enduring wisdom passed down through generations, as articulated by Martinson’s own mother, whose insights and guidance have shaped much of his perspective on life.

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907 Updates May 29, 2024

KTUU: Anchorage landfill starts new lithium battery policy after 2020 fire; Alaska veteran to take on next challenge at Invictus Games; Comic landmark celebrates 4 decades in Spenard and more ->

KTOO: Federal grand jury indicts man accused of stabbing multiple people on cruise ship and more ->


KYUK: Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge hires new manager with Bethel roots; Alaska Federation of Natives 2024 convention looks to the future and more ->


Alaska Native News: U.S. Coast Guard Alaska Responds to Multitude of Cases over Weekend; Alaska Legislature Passes Legislation Establishing Juneteenth as a State Holiday; This Day in Alaskan History-May 29th, 1943 and more ->

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: UAF will have first college of indigenous studies in the nation; Tonight on Investigate TV+ and more ->


The Arctic Sounder: Kotzebue police sergeant resigns after investigation into inflammatory racial comment on social media and more ->


KINY: Decades-long monitoring shows reduced levels of regulated contaminants in Arctic people’s bodies and more ->

KSTK: Wrangell Sentinel reporter speaks up about her life; Wranglin’ in Wrangell: a little taste of homesteading and more ->

KFSK: Organization wins a grant to study Southeast’s trash problem and more ->

KUCB: Schoolhouse Block: UCSD third and fourth grade teacher Sierra Gilman and more ->
KMXT: Fatal fire in a Kodiak trailer home likely electrical in nature and more ->

By Lee Wagner, High Country News: Spring on Alaska’s Unuk River shouldn’t mean fighting for our way of life

Simple Living Alaska: Raised Beds for the Garden | Moose Proof Fencing Built to Last

907 Updates May 27-28, 2024

KTUU: ‘Maynard Mountain Men’ recognized at Memorial Day ceremony in Whittier; Veterans honored at Anchorage’s annual Memorial Day ceremony and more ->

KTOO: Decades ago, sperm whales learned how to raid fishermen’s lines of black cod. Now, an Alaska man is charged with killing one. and more ->

Alaska Native News: This Day in Alaskan History-May 27th, 1905; This Day in Alaskan History-May 28th, 1867 and more ->


Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Pioneer Park Memorial Day event honors soldiers lost in 2023 vehicle accident and more ->
KINY: Remembering the Strategic Significance of Juneau and Southeast Alaska: A Memorial Day Tribute; Legislature gives Alaska Railroad permission to sell land in Nenana for river port and more ->


KSTK: Paddlers soon set sail for 150-nautical mile journey to Juneau for Celebration this week; Wrangell Assembly preview: water treatment plant improvement loan and a general tax levy and more ->
KUCB: Fire department puts out grass fire in Unalaska Valley and more ->


By Craig Medred: News fiction

By Rachel Cassandra, Alaska Public Media: ANTHC launches first in-state lab for cervical cancer screening


By Andy Cochrane, Ski Mag: Female Heli-Ski Guide/Pilot Duo in Alaska Hopes More Women Will Follow Their Lead Lel Tone and Kimber Warder bring a different kind of energy to the state’s legendary extreme terrain.
By Megan McDonald, Only in Your State Alaska: The Country’s Most Impressive Rest Stop Is Hiding Right Here In Alaska

Have you commented on AO 2024-45 yet? Has your Council submitted testimony? Have your members? Friends? Neighbors?

As you are well aware, our Muni Code created community councils to give residents the maximum opportunities for community involvement in issues that would affect us. We have since spent time and efforts to encourage our neighborhoods to become involved. We have also seen how many of today’s leaders first became interested in community issues through their councils.

AO 45 has some drastic ramifications for residents. It virtually removes all of our community opportunities for involvement in land use issues. First, this is a rezone of almost all of the Muni, including the Hillside. We expect to receive official publications of all rezones in our council boundaries, and for properties in proximity to requested rezones to receive notice in the mail and postings at the site. This proposed AO removes all individual and neighborhood public notice of what will happen to our properties. Example: A single family home neighborhood can become a multi-family neighborhood (apts, duplex, etc. on one lot) – without you ever knowing it’s going to happen.

AO 45 paves the way for the HOME ordinance, which removes most of our opportunities to offer public comment on cases at the Planning Department or Planning and Zoning Commission. It also combines all our properties into a single zoning district, without taking into consideration topographical or geological features that require special attention and building methods. It removes our abilities to protect our watersheds and other natural features that make our Hillside a desired community.

If you and your Council have not yet offered written or in person testimony on AO 45, please do so asap! The Planning and Zoning Commission decision on this issue has been held over to June 10, so there is still time to have input. We trust that the PZC will make a finding of facts that state that this is an area-wide rezone, and that an area-wide rezone requires public notice as per current Code, and that the Commission will offer amendments that will honor the intent of current Code demanding real, meaningful public comment opportunities. The Assembly will resume work on adopting this ordinance at their meeting on June 11.

To comment to the Planning and Zoning Commission, email PlanningZoningInformation@cianchorage.ak.us or David Whitfield at david.whitfield@anchorageak.gov

To comment to the Assembly, email wwmas@anchorageak.gov or to all the Assembly Members at their Muni email addresses below.

South Anchorage & Hillside Assembly Representatives: Zac.Johnson@anchorageak.gov, Randy.Sulte@anchorageak.gov.
Abbott Loop area: Karen.Bronga@anchorageak.gov, George.Martinez2@anchorageak.gov.

Other Assembly Representatives to contact:
Christopher.Constant@anchorageak.gov (Assembly Chair)
Mark.L.Littlefield@anchorageak.gov (Eagle River)
Scott.Myers@anchorageak.gov (Eagle River)

Assembly Representatives creating and sponsoring the ordinances are Meg.Zalatel@anchorageak.gov, Anna.Brawley@anchorageak.gov and Daniel.Volland@anchorageak.gov

907 Updates May 26, 2024

Anchorage Remembers its Military & Vets

KTUU: Justice For Kris Handy rally demands the release of APD body camera footage and more ->

Alaska Native News: This Day in Alaskan History-May 26th, 1917 and more ->


Fairbanks News Webcenter 13: Mental health awareness for service members on Memorial Day and more ->

KINY: Planning a DIY Cruise Through the Inside Passage and more ->

Reminder Nominations are due June 1, 2024
Alaska Womens Hall of Fame