Alaska News January 26, 2022

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Avalanche center cancels fundraising event High COVID case numbers to blame for ‘Cabin Fever Reliever’ cancellation; Staffing issues due to omicron variant add to woes for most hospitals around Alaska; Hair salon says own COVID-19 protocols are bringing in new customers Beauty salon finds ways to flourish amid pandemic; Large construction site is Solid Waste Services’ new transfer station and more ->
KTOO Alaska’s Public News Source: Juneau’s hospital has lost another senior manager; A California redwood forest has officially been returned to a group of Native tribes and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Alaskan tribal groups sign petition for federal government to eliminate or limit salmon bycatch and more ->
Alaska Native News: 67-Year-Old Woman Dies in Parks Highway Collision Tuesday Evening; This Day In Alaska History January 26th, 1959 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks Veterans Court program established for Interior veterans facing criminal charges and more ->
The Arctic Sounder: Utqiagvik children greet the first sunshine with traditional dance this weekend and more ->
KINY: The Alaskans featured in State of the State address; Young resolution would widen WIC program to include indigenous foods; New report released on tobacco control in Alaska, calls for lawmakers to increase tobacco taxes and more ->
The Seward Journal: January 26 to February 01, 2022
Craig Medred: How it ends?

Alaska News January 25, 2022

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Telling Alaska’s Story: Meet Ms. Wheelchair Alaska USA; Alaska attorney general joins others in call for tougher approach toward fentanyl; Parents of Alaskan Olympians watch from afar; Musher whose dog team was hit by a truck last week has pulled out of Iditarod, Willow 300; UAF scientists seek to further improve sea ice forecasts and more ->
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Why are some of Juneau’s street lights glowing purple?; Investigators testify about losing potential witnesses after 1993 UAF campus murder and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Bethel police found the body of a man behind Standard Oil Road; More tiny homes are coming to the Y-K Delta thanks to pandemic relief funds. But are they a good idea?; On Jan. 25, Bethel City Council is set to consider mask exemptions for student athletes and ATVs on Chief Eddie Hoffman Highway and more ->
Alaka Native News: Alaska State Troopers Conduct Prostitution Sting; This Day In Alaska History January 25th, 1918 and more ->
KINY: EXPLAINER: How Alaska’s unique new election system works; CBJ Clerk frustrated with Postal Service answers to ballots not postmarked in Fall election and more ->
Resurrection Bay Historical Society: The next Resurrection Bay Historical Society membership meeting will start at 7 pm Thursday, Jan. 27 in the Community Room. It will be preceded at 6 pm by a brainstorming session to establish upcoming priorities for the organization.
KFSK: Classroom closures are last resort for substitute teacher shortage in Petersburg and more ->
KRBD: Ketchikan officials to crack down on camping in some city-owned parking lots after new measure passes City Council and more ->
By Dominique-Noelle Rafael, Anchorage Patch: The Anchorage Museum is encouraging everyone to check out their Alaska exhibition.; The ASID Alaska Chapter is presenting “A New World of Acoustics” this Wednesday at 12:00 PM. And more ->
Craig Medred: The Outlaw

Alaska News January 24, 2022

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Four Mat-Su schools move to remote learning Monday; Winter job market shortages hit toward increased staffing shortages for summer; Connect Vets at Vato’s Garage and more ->
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Worsening wildfires spark changes to state forestry division; Sitka’s abandoned Fort Babcock to be cleaned of PCB pollution; The Iditarod will require COVID vaccines this year, its third pandemic-altered race and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Epiphany on the Kuskokwim and more ->
Alaska Native News: AST Investigate Burglary at Butte’s Matanuska Cannabis; This Day In Alaska History January 24th, 1963 and more ->
KINY: Juneau man arrested on multiple counts of assault after BB attacks and more ->
KFSK: 5th annual resource fair for people in Petersburg who are housing insecure set for Wednesday; PMC asks residents to report COVID positives from home and more ->

Division of Spill Prevention and Response Contaminated Sites: The Field Sampling Guidance (FSG) has been updated and added to the CSP Guidance and Forms Webpage. The updated FSG, dated January 2022 provides fundamental guidelines, methods, and equipment options for sample collection at contaminated sites.

Alaska News January 23, 2022

KMXT: Remembering longtime mayor, educator and community leader Carolyn Floyd
KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Vehicle driven into Anchorage liquor store Just after 3 p.m. on Saturday, the Brown Jug liquor store at 2220 East Northern Lights; Alaska lawmakers call on national leaders in Canada, US to get rid of vaccine mandates for truckers; Alaska governor to give State of State speech Tuesday and more ->
Alaska Natie News: DPS Advisory: Aggressive Moose; Scientists aim to improve sea ice predictions’ accuracy, access; This Day In Alaska History January 23rd, 1969 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Takodah Veach apprehended by law enforcement and more ->
AMATS Public Involvement: Non-Motorized Plan
Dan Sullivan: Miss America Emma Broyles Honored as Sullivan’s “Alaskan of the Week”

Alaska News January 22, 2022

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Magnitude 6.2 quake strikes off coast of Unalaska; Anchorage police investigating Mountain View shooting that sent minor to the hospital; Assembly questions water utility general manager over temporary fluoride shutoff; Anchorage’s first chief equity officer has settled with city in lawsuit over termination and more ->
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Riverbend Elementary staff settle into their new teaching spaces; Forecasters warn of flooding and avalanches in Juneau as atmospheric river passes over Southeast Alaska and more ->
Alaska Native News: This Day In Alaska History January 22nd, 1902 and more ->
KINY: Avalanche hazard leads to closure of Thane Road and more ->
KSTK: Wrangell elementary, middle school students protest district mask policies and more ->
KRBD: Periodic closures while trees removed from Ketchikan’s City Park; Ketchikan business TSS plans to start offering some DMV services early next month and more ->
By Dominique-Noelle Rafael, Anchorage Patch: Congratulations to Luke Jager, West High School Alumnus, for making it to the 2022 USA Olympics! Go Eagles!; The Alaska Zoo is encouraging everyone to visit Errol. Errol is a very handsome Great gray owl.; The Anchorage Museum is promoting its new extended hours. And more ->
Alaska Free Legal Answers

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Alaska News January 21, 2022

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Anchorage School District takes community input for new superintendent The board hopes to hire a new superintendent by the end of March; Alyeska ski resort leads North America for most snowfall; Federal judge rules Dunleavy’s ‘loyalty pledge’ termination of attorney was unconstitutional, in second such case and more ->
KTUU Alaska’s Public Media: Gov. Dunleavy says he stands by Zink as attacks on Alaska’s chief medical officer escalate; Alaska’s only Arctic deep draft port will get hundreds of millions of dollars from infrastructure bill; All of Haines’ emergency dispatchers caught COVID but stayed on the job to answer 911 calls and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: SWAAG – Southwest Alaska Arts Group merges existing Y-K Delta arts groups with eye towards expanding; Bethel’s Reyne Athanas receives Governor’s Award for Arts Advocacy and more ->
Alaska Native News: Mi Jung Sherrod Indicted on Manslaughter Charge; This Day In Alaska History January 21st, 1905 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Numerous witness testimonies describe the inside of the women’s bathroom where Sophie Sergie was found and more ->
The Arctic Sounder: Iron Dog race will feature higher prizes and more ->
KINY: Alaska education commissioner outlines priorities to lawmakers; Magnitude 5.1 earthquake rumbles southern Alaska and more ->
KFSK: Whale Pass residents recover from 100 inches of snow in December and more ->
Dominique-Noelle Rafael, Patch Contributing Writer, Patch: Anchorage Cold-Case Update + Students Behind On Reading Skills The quickest way to get caught up on the most important things happening today in Anchorage. And more ->
Alaska Native Heritage Center: Sewing Class with Elder Marge Nakak
Fireside Books presents Shelf Awareness for Readers for Friday, January 21, 2022
Alaska Highway News Canadian Press: B.C. study links low river flows with lower chinook salmon productivity


Alaska News January 20, 2022

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Musher and truck collide near Willow leaving 1 sled dog dead, 3 injured; Mirror Lake exit on Glenn Highway will remain closed until spring; Limited hours of operation create struggles for Anchorage businesses and more ->
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Local whale experts aim to educate guides and visitors with catalog of Juneau’s most-sighted humpbacks; Private catamarans will provide ferry service between Juneau and the upper Lynn Canal this month and more ->
Alaska Native News: Hardy legal team asks court to take action against Nome for withholding critical records; Arctic Guardians support response to Yakutat local disaster; Amid Rocky COVID-19 Rapid Test Rollout, Rep. Young Presses the Administration for Answers for Concerned Alaskans; This Day In Alaska History January 20th, 1913 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Alaska Supreme Court upholds ranked-choice voting system and more ->
The Arctic Sounder: North Slope officials oppose reversal of National Petroleum Reserve plan and more ->
KINY: Juneau police continues efforts to recruit officers; Murder suspect subject of search by Fairbanks Police and more ->
By Trial opens into long-unsolved case of Alaska Native woman
By Hallie Golden in Seattle, The Guardian: ‘This alert is her scream’: new system would help locate missing Indigenous women:
By Eric Bork, Alaska Public Media: The 50th Anniversary of the Hillside ski trails in Anchorage
The Anchorage Hillside Ski Trail System is 50 years old this year! The first five-kilometer ski loop was cut by Service High School families and coaches in 1971. Over time, the trail system has gradually expanded to its current 24 kilometers, many of them lighted for night skiing. The ski trails at Hillside are used by hundreds, and sometimes thousands of people each day, for exercise, recreation, and sometimes racing, and the trail system’s impact on the local community is difficult to overstate.

By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: 12 Bucket List Worthy Restaurants To Try In Alaska, One For Each Month Of The Year
Anchorage Public Library- Loussac
Hi All
Just a quick reminder, the mystery book club will be meeting Thursday January 27 2-3:30. For those wishing to join remotely please use the link below. Hope to see you there.

Alaska News January 18 & 19, 2022

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Website to order at-home COVID tests launches, but Alaskans will have other options than cold mailboxes; Alaska sees an ongoing increase in meat prices; Tastee Freez to host blood drive this Saturday and more ->
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: No one earns less than minimum wage at Eaglecrest Ski Area anymore; Snow, ice are making it hard for some Juneau residents with mobility issues to get around; The state has set a record harvest for Sitka herring, but a weak market will keep many of those fish in the water; Alaska lawmakers would see higher salaries, lower expense payments under new compensation plan and more ->
Alaska Native News: This Day In Alaska History January 18th, 1909, January 19th, 1900 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks Police Department seeks Takodah Veach whereabouts; Four sentenced for bribery, scheming to defraud through snow removal service for Anchorage Veterans Affairs; Wasilla doctor sentenced to close to 3 years in federal prison for overprescribing opioids to patients; Taking the Stand: Cross examinations in the Steven Downs Jury Trial and more ->
KINY: Headstones, crosses vandalized at Russian cemetery in Alaska; Agriculture Undersecretary on mariculture investment: “great opportunity for southeast” and more ->
The Seward Journal: January 19 to January 25, 2022
KFSK: Petersburg leaders gather online to discuss child care challenges and more ->
KRBD: Inter-Island Ferry Authority celebrates 20 years of sailings with gala honoring founders, boosters and employees and more ->
Craig Medred: Angry Canadians
Anchorage Gospel Rescue Mission: Fashion Pact
Fresh Finds for Valentines

Valentines will be here before we know it, and we have so many items to choose from! We’ve pulled Pinks, Reds, Hearts, and Roses into a feature section for the whole family. We also have a “Date Night” collection of dresses and home goods for a romantic evening in or out. Elevate your Valentine’s and feel good knowing you supported your favorite charity — even if you only use the item once!


Eat Your Words from Edible Alaska: #22 What’s new in 2022?
Hey there,

We aren’t exactly into numerology over here, but even so, it seems pretty cool that our first newsletter of 2022 is #22! Auspicious? We hope so. “Start as you mean to go on,” is one of our favorite nuggets of wisdom which we thought we learned from Mary Poppins, but the internet thinks it’s not a quote at all, just a saying. At any rate, we don’t usually go all in on crazes like trends and new beginnings for the new year and all that, but phew! (Oh, and trend-avoidance notwithstanding, the New York Times says kelp will be hot and Specialty Food Magazine puts its money on mushrooms. We’re here for you, 2022.) We’re ready for something new. Aren’t you?



Alaska News January 17, 2022

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Alaskan doctor dies while scuba diving off Florida Keys; Bethel plane fire prompts warnings, letters from national agencies and more ->
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Engineering professor fosters university community for Alaska Native students: ‘It’s full circle’; Interior Secretary Haaland announces $25 million for Denali Park Road; Alaskan kids ‘do everything except pull the trigger’ in class moose hunt and more ->
Wickersham’s Conscience: Mrs. WC’s First Day in Alaska
Craig Medred: Viral tsunami
Anchorage Patch: Anchorage Restaurants Making Changes + Land Exchange Complete and more ->

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