Alaska News March 20, 2023

KTUU: Alaska’s pricey housing market still limiting options for home buyers; Rosanne Cash performs at Atwood Concert Hall and more ->

KTOO: Fix the Permanent Fund dividend? There’s no shortage of ideas in the Alaska Legislature; As coastal erosion pulls rural Alaska communities into the sea, new research seeks solutions and more ->


Alaska Native News: This Day in Alaskan History-March 20th, 1985 and more ->


Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Lindsy Weaver honored nationally for contributions to Fairbanks afterschool programs

KINY: New legislation could clear up confusion surrounding e-bikes in Alaska; Biden-⁠Harris Administration provides communities resources to bolster resilience to wildfires in advance of 2023 fire season and more ->


KFSK: Assembly to review an ordinance to adjust the 2023 Budget and more ->


KUCB: As search continues for missing Unalaska woman, officials focus on area around her residence on Dutton Road and more ->

Fireside Books: A Q&A with Sabaa Tahir; Sabrina Orah Mark’s ‘Happily’ and more ->

Craig Medred: Rest matters


Eat Your Words from Edible Alaska: #49: A Balancing Act ☀️

Alaska News March 15 – 19, 2023

KTUU: Heavy snow, high winds for Kenai Peninsula and Chugach Mountains Avalanche Warning for W. Chugach and Kenai Mountains and more ->

Alaska Native News: 5.3 Quake Wakes up Kenai Peninsula Sunday Morning; Dozens descend upon Alaska to measure snow; This Day in Alaskan History-March 15th, 1916, This Day in Alaskan History-March 16th, 1915, This Day in Alaskan History-March 17th, 1912, This Day in Alaskan History-March 18th, 1918, This Day in Alaskan History-March 19th, 1963 and more ->

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: 2023 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Live Blog Ryan Redington wins the 2023 Iditarod and more ->


The Arctic Sounder: Tikigaq girls repeat as 2A state basketball champs and more ->


KINY: Due to significantly low preseason forecasts, Alaska Department of Fish and Game closes Cook Inlet king salmon sport fishing and more ->

The Seward Journal March 15 to March 21, 2023


KUCB: New convenience store lets Unalaskans pick up snacks, pantry staples downtown and more ->

By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Sitka Nature Photojournal Updates for 2023-03-19


Craig Medred: Big wild life
Craig Medred: Rabbit redux
Craig Medred: Know it alls

KINY: Clarity on Alaska Law and Mifepristone


By Helen Hegener, Northern Light Media: Old Photographs From the Alaska State Library Historical Collections
Simple Living Alaska: Let’s Get this Move On | Mystery Tracks & More Snow at the New Property

Alaska News March 12 & 13, 2023

KTUU: Anchorage opera ‘Missing’ triggers emotional celebration of Ashley Johnson-Barr Day ‘The story we need to tell; the women we must remember’;Anchorage School District has restrained or secluded students thousands of times since 2014 Numbers have declined and policy will be phased out following DOJ settlement and more ->
2023 Alaska wildfire outlook – dry again in Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta
KTOO: Seaweed farming inspires high hopes in Alaska for economic and environmental benefits; Elizabeth Kudrin remembered as ‘great survivor’ of World War II and more ->
Alaska Native News: 19-year-old Hooper Bay Teen Charged with Arson and Murder for Friday Fire; Caribou have been using same Arctic calving grounds for 3,000 years; This Day in Alaskan History-March 13th, 1918; This Day in Alaskan History-March 12th, 1914; This Day in Alaska History-March 11th, 1942 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Biden administration approves Alaska’s Willow Project Final decision opens up 3 drilling sites for ConocoPhillips after separate decision to protect almost 16 million acres of state land from development and more ->

KINY: Kenai woman sentenced to 10 years for drug trafficking and firearms possession and more ->
The Seward Journal March 08 to March 14, 2023

KUCB: Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month: local resources and information; New convenience store opens Monday at site of former Vy’s Cafe and more ->

Craig Medred: Iditarod meltdown
Craig Medred: Fish math

Simple Living Alaska: Hot Tent Winter Camping | Keeping Warm in the Mountains

Alaska News March 05 – 11, 2023

KINY: Becoming “AWARE” about Women of Distinction
By Judi Ketteler, Good Housekeeping: Resilience Looks Like This: One Alaska Native Woman’s Journey to Help Her People No family should have to go through what my family endured in the 1940s.

By JD Knapp: Jeff Perry Reveals How Alaska Daily With Hilary Swank Honors Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Ahead of the Alaska Daily mid-season premiere on March 2, Jeff Perry exclusively told E! News about working with Hilary Swank on the ABC series about missing and murdered Indigenous women.

Craig Medred: This is us

South Anchorage Farmers’ Market March 11, 2023 HOURS: 10am-3pm
By Helen Hegener: Kantishna Roadhouse Denali Park’s Oldest Standing Building
Helen Hegener Northern Lights Media The Last Great Race 2023

The Official Start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race begins today in Willow, Alaska, and anywhere from 9 to 14 days from now the winning musher will drive his or her team under the burled arch in Nome, almost 1,000 miles away. This is the 51st running of the most well-known and widely-respected sled dog race in the world.
Learn more ->

Alaska News March 01 – 04, 2023

KTUU: Anchorage police investigating shooting involving juvenile girl; 1 dead in Abbott Loop house fire; No one injured in early-morning building collapse; Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Ceremonial Start from Downtown Anchorage and more ->

KTOO: Price Tagish: As Alaska boats age, who bears the cost? And more ->

KYUK: Bethel veterans weigh in on cost of living, health care, and suicide rates during VA Secretary visit and more ->

Alaska Native News: Former Anchorage Resident Sentenced for Federal Drug Conspiracy and Passport Fraud; As sea ice declines in the Arctic, bowhead whales are adjusting their migration patterns; Caribou have been using same Arctic calving grounds for 3,000 years; This Day in Alaska History-March 1st, 1879; This Day in Alaska History-March 2nd, 1915; This Day in Alaskan History-March 3rd, 1913; This Day in Alaska History-March 4th, 1914 and more ->

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employee charged with fraud and embezzlement of public funds; Fairbanks tour guide sentenced for operating without a permit and more ->

KINY: Update: Toaster is found to be cause of fatal fire; Global race to boost electric vehicle range in cold weather; Protect your dog from parvovirus-Juneau Animal Rescue explains and more ->

The Seward Journal March 01 to March 07, 2023

KFSK: Petersburg hosts first in-person Southeast Alaska Farmers Summit in four years and more ->

KRBD: “One Poem a Day” coming in April; AT&T retailer sees opportunity after Verizon shutdown on Prince of Wales Island; Ketchikan’s Borough Assembly greenlights plan for park and playground improvements and more ->

KUCB: ‘​​It’s opened up a lot of friendships’: Nigilax̂ workshop focused on community as boat construction continues and more ->

Delta Wind: Science Fair packs school and more ->

The Alaska 100

Celebrating women-owned businesses
Check out some of our favorite women-owned businesses for Women’s History Month.

March is Women’s History Month and to celebrate, we’ve rounded up a list of some of our favorite women-owned businesses throughout the state. From clothing boutiques to bakeries to tour operators and everything in between, be sure to show these businesses some love this month:



ADN Calling for Poems
Therefore, April 1 will once again be Poem Day in the ADN’s letters space. If the muse strikes you, submit a poem to, and we’ll print a selection of the poems we receive. Please identify your submission as a poem somewhere in the subject or body of the submission, so it doesn’t get misfiled.

Read more, if the paywalll will let you~


Wickersham’s Conscience: Return of Bird of the Week: Parakeet Auklet

By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Sitka Nature Show #283 – Alia Lesnek (encore)


Craig Medred: Pink tide rising

By Alaska Division of Forestry on February 28, 2023: Refresher & basic firefighter training schedule – Forestry 2023

The Division of Forestry & Fire Protection is offering basic firefighter training and Red Card refresher courses across the state. Registration is currently open for most classes and important registration deadlines can be found on the Forestry’s website. Spring is quickly approaching, and we ask that you share this page with people you know who are interested in protecting Alaska. In addition to these training opportunities, a record number of employment opportunities are available for those living within and outside Alaska. Come to the Last Frontier and spend the summer under the midnight sun. Job opportunities for the 2023 DOF season are listed here.



Courtesy of Cynthia White
???? Do you know of a hydrant in your neighborhood that is buried? How long do you think it would take to get it dug out as needed or if your house was on fire would you rather not wait and find out?

???? I was the first person on the scene if a house fire today with a sad ending. The firefighters had to get help from neighbors to find the hydrant in the first place and then had to dig it out themselves. I don’t know if the ending would have been happier if the hydrant was accessible immediately but I I can’t help but wonder.


Here is a map of hydrants

If you know of a buried fire hydrant, call AWWU field services at 907.564.2762.


Alaska News February 27 & 28, 2023

KTUU: Dog truck mishap on Seward Highway leaves 1 dog missing; Department of Education and Early Development appoints new commissioner and more ->

KTOO: On its own: How local organizations piece together search and rescue operations along Alaska’s Arctic coastline and more ->


Alaska Native News: Captain Michael Healy-African-American Legend in Alaska’s History; This Day in Alaska History-February 27rd, 1923; This Day in Alaska History-February 28th, 1967 and more ->

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Ribbon cutting ceremony held at the new veterans clinic in Fairbanks and more ->


KINY: Rapes and aggravated assaults push Alaska’s violent-crime rates up; property-crime rates fall and more ->

KSTK: Wrangell Assembly preview: SE wolves, building permits & more ->


Resurrection Bay Historical Society: Frank Baker will be featured presenter of the “Thursdays: Our History” program starting at 7 pm March 16 in the Library & Museum community room. He will share childhood memories of growing up in Seward in the 1940s-50s. And more ->
KFSK: PMC long term care unit experiencing “largest COVID-19 oubreak” to date and more ->


KRBD: Craig’s Millie Schoonover takes over as Alaska Native Sisterhood’s new grand president emeritus and more ->

Craig Medred: Ever faster

By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Some Of The Most Mouthwatering BBQ In Alaska Is Served At This Unassuming Local Gem

If you’re looking for mouthwatering BBQ in Alaska, head straight to Roscoe’s Catfish and Barbecue in Anchorage. This small hidden gem is a favorite with locals and it’s easy to see why. Every item on the menu stuns and the barbecue is out of this world!
Roscoe’s Catfish and Barbecue is a popular restaurant in downtown Anchorage, Alaska, that serves up delicious Southern-style comfort food.

Alaska News February 26, 2023

KTOO: High avalanche danger in Juneau after record snowfall and more ->

Alaska Native News: Anchorage Judge Sentences Eric Lee to Seven Years for 2018 Attempted Murder; Birds in Alaska, 70 million years ago; This Day in Alaska History-February 26th, 1917 and more ->
Michael R Dougherty: Anchorage Pioneers Did you know Merrill Field was first named “Aviation Field”?

Meet Anchorage Pioneer, Russel Hyde Merrill in this edition.


By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Winter Birds and Snowy Landscapes
By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Birds and Lichens on a Gray December Day
By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Sawmill Cove Divers
Geophysical Institute – UAF Official: Inspiring Girls Expeditions Alaska: Teaching Science & Art w/ Nature’s Guidance – Science for Alaska

Alaska News February 23, 24 & 25, 2023

KTUU: Anchorage School District assigns new schools for Abbott Loop Elementary students; Veteran organization focuses on importance of difficult discussions surrounding suicide An applied training course gives people the tools needed to potentially save lives; VA Secretary joins local leaders in honoring female veterans The last leg of his state tour included a renaming ceremony for the Anchorage VA Medical Center; Dave and Melissa can’t contain their laughter during carnival food live shot and more ->
KTOO: Meet Genevieve Mina, Alaska’s second Filipino legislator; Department behind Alaska’s food stamp backlog will soon be processing 260k Medicaid reapplications and more ->
Alaska Native News: This Day in Alaska History-February 23rd, 1916; This Day in Alaska History-February 24th, 1917; This Day in Alaska History-February 25th, 1997 and more ->

The Arctic Sounder: Students can receive commercial driver’s licenses at Iḷisagvik and more ->
KSTK: Wrangell community rallies to support Churchill family and more ->

KUCB: Statewide testing data helps Unalaska schools find learning gaps following COVID-19 pandemic and more ->

The Cordova Times: Eleanor Andrews: ‘I could do anything I wanted’


By Teresa Young, Wayland Baptist University: Toia Farmer named Wayland Baptist University’s Alumnus of the Year

By Becca MILFELD, Politiko: From his farm to Alaska, Jimmy Carter leaves environmental legacy


By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Return of Snow

By Craig Medred: Iditarod rising

Alaska News February 19 -22, 2023

KTUU: 5-year-old cancer patient donates toys to fellow pediatric oncology Justus Trayer, age 5, is in remission after initially being diagnosed with leukemia, but is passing good vibes to other sick kids; Some Anchorage parents heated over ‘inappropriate’ books in school libraries and more ->

KTOO: Juneau mushroom enthusiast grows community connections through edible fungus business; Earthquakes last longer and feel stronger in parts of Interior Alaska, research finds and more ->

Alaska Native News: Trooper Track Probation/Parolee Four Miles to Healy Bar after Finding his Abandoned Vehicle Monday; Making sense of raven talk; FAA grants wide authority to UAF unmanned aircraft center; This Day in Alaska History-February 19th, 1902; This Day in Alaska History-February 21st, 1924; This Day in Alaska History-February 22nd, 1919 and more ->
Fairban News Webcenter 11: Safety tips for winter driving in Interior Alaska and more ->
The Arctic Sounder: Traditional Inupiaq seamstress Mary Lou Sours is remembered for her passion for craft, teaching and life and more ->

KINY: Alaska Court System rule change will remove hundreds of marijuana convictions from Courtview; UAS class “The Vietnam War in Film” announces guest speakers for 2023 spring semester and more ->


KSTK: Trident hopes to freeze more fish by reopening Wrangell plant and more ->
The Seward Journal: February 22 to February 28, 2023


Resurrection Bay Historical Society: RBHS Membership Meeting Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7 pm in the Seward Museum. Frank Baker will be featured presenter of the “Thursdays: Our History” program starting at 7 pm March 16 in the Library & Museum community room. He will share childhood memories of growing up in Seward in the 1940s-50s.

KRBD: As sea otter numbers climb, Southeast Alaska fishermen and elected leaders call for population management and more ->

KUCB: University of Alaska assistant professor selected as Unalaska’s new superintendent; Unalaska memorial scholarship helps students attend trade school; New marine forecast zones coming to Alaska’s coastal waters and more ->
Delta Wind: Women rescued from ice on Tanana River and more ->
By Nnacy Lord, ADN: Book review: 2 new collections by Alaska Native poets enhance our understandings of place, cultures, and a legacy of harm

The crowing of Marguerita Lee of Nome, center, as Miss Alaska highlighted the 1937 Fairbanks Winter Carnival.
Alaska Public Media: Alaska joins lawsuit that would take the abortion pill off the market


By Teddy Wayne, Lit Hub Asks: 5 Writers, 7 Questions, No Wrong Answers In Conversation with Martin Riker, Patrick Bringley, Sonora Jha, Priya Guns, and Melinda Moustakis
Melinda Moustakis: 1950s Alaska. Marriage of practical strangers. Lies. Moose. Alaska’s bid for statehood. Complexities of what statehood and land ownership means. Clearing land. Living on an old school bus. Building a cabin. More moose. Betrayal. Snow.

Juneau Empire: 90 shorts talks: The work of ‘professional Volunteer’ Mary Lou King


DOJ: Acting Director Allison Randall of the Office on Violence Against Women Delivers Remarks at 2023 Strengthening Sovereign Responses to Sex Trafficking in Indian Country and Alaska

By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Very Early Plover and Other Totem Park Birds
By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Six Mile Sunset
By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Winter Fishing Trip

Craig Medred: Changing times
Craig Medred: Shrinking salmon
Craig Medred: Chasing health
Simple Living Alaska: Generators, Winter Chicken Feed & Sprouts | Alaska’s Winter Wonderland

A Freightdog’s Life: Very bumpy arrival at Anchorage, Alaska – B747-400

Alaska News February 09 -14, 2023

By Craig Medred: The great hypocrisy
Craig Medred: Canada’s loss
Craig Medred: Killer bears
By Rob Brown, Alaksa Highway News: Tumbler Ridge doctor authors three books for children

By Nancy Lord: Book review: An atmospheric historical novel depicts a homesteading life in territorial days By Melinda Moustakis “Homestead”

The Founder of Alaska, Inc. lent her expertise to help craft a new essay explaining how modern technology has affected accounting.


By Arthur Williams, Alaska Highway News: City of Prince George tried to silence UNBC critics, emails show City staff tried to suppress the dissemination of an opinion piece written by a group of UNBC faculty which criticized the city’s efforts to clean up the tent encampment known as Moccasin Flats.
By Chrissy Sexton, staff writer Clash of the top predators: wolves are eating sea otters

AK SPCA February Newsletter

Record Breaking January

We are so happy to report that 2023 kicked off with a bang! During the month of January the hard working staff at the shelter found homes for a record breaking 39 shelter pets. Some of the animals had been waiting a while for their forever home, so it was an awesome way to start the new year!

It is one of our top goals to continue this trend of adopting out as many homeless cats and dogs in Alaska that we can. We wouldn’t be able to do it without your generosity and support. THANK YOU!


Fashion Pact: Alaska Zoo and more ->
Around Town with Our Allies:

NOW | Music Machine | Summer Registration Open

NOW | STAR | Online Crisis Line Responder Training

02/15 | Anchorage Opera | When Words Aren’t Enough

02/18 | Skiku | Ski 4 Kids

03/25 | Alaska Junior Theater | Rhythm of the Night Benefit*

04/22 | STAR | Masquerade Ball

05/06 | Hope Community Resources | Walk & Roll for Hope
*See bottom of this email for flyer about this event
Simple Living Alaska: Rendering Pork Fat into Lard | Two Easy Chicken Meals

Information about how Alaska Women Rock