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 ->
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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 ->

Alaska News January 15, 2022

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: City of Fairbanks Chief of Staff Mike Meeks passes away; North Pole robbery and murder case update North Pole Police Department; Fairbanks School Board gains national attention following sex education controversy; Fairbanks residents receive scam calls pretending to be Tanana Valley Clinic and more ->
Alaska Native News: M/V Kennicott Collides With M/V Hubbard While Docking In Ketchikan and more ->
KINY: Southeast land exchange finalized; Governor taps new commissioner from Ketchikan and more ->
KRBD: Biden administration pledges $500,000 to design new mariculture facility on Prince of Wales Island and more ->

Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum Annual Meeting to Feature Preston Singletaryby LAM Webmaster on January 14th, 2022 in Sheldon Jackson Museum, Museums

For Immediate Release
January 13, 2022

On Saturday, February 19, 2022, at 2:00 pm, the Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum will host their Annual Meeting at Harrigan Centennial Hall and simultaneously on Zoom. This year, the Friends are proud to present guest speaker Preston Singletary (Tlingit).

Singletary is an internationally recognized artist working in glass who draws upon designs from his Tlingit cultural heritage.

According to his website: “The art of Preston Singletary has become synonymous with the relationship between European glass blowing traditions and Northwest Native art. His artworks feature themes of transformation, animal spirits and shamanism through elegant blown glass forms and mystical sand carved Tlingit designs.”

Singletary’s artworks are included in museum collections across the country. His most recent exhibition, Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight, opens in late January at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC.

The Friends are so pleased to offer our community the opportunity to attend a presentation by this highly acclaimed artist. Please note that this event is free of charge, but in-person seating may be limited. All are welcome to join via Zoom.

Please check or the Friends’ Facebook page by Feb. 10 to learn if reserved seating is required and for the Zoom link. Please visit the City of Sitka website for Covid-19 mitigation information. This event is made possible with the support of Aspen Suites Hotel Sitka and Sea Mart. To learn more, email, visit or call (907) 747-8981.

Alaska News January 14, 2022

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: 3 men recently sentenced in Anchorage for sex and human trafficking; Providence Alaska tightens visitation policy as omicron variant drives COVID-19 cases higher and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: A man died in the Bethel sobering center. His family is suing the federal government; The 2022 Bogus Creek 150 will run Feb. 19; NTSB is not investigating Yute Commuter Service plane that landed on lake near Pilot Station and more ->
Alaska Native News: Governor Dunleavy issues Disaster Declaration for 2022 Southeast Storms; Denali Announces Polychrome Improvements Virtual Meetings; The Porcupine’s Winter in Slow-Motion; Midwinter Rain-on-Snow a Game Changer; This Day In Alaska History January 14th, 1869 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: North Pole Police Department responds to armed robbery on Santa Claus Lane and more ->
The Arctic Sounder: New Utqiagvik Superior Court judge combines passions for law, community and more ->
KFSK: Petersburg School Board to consider possible changes to its Covid-19 mitigation plan and more ->
KRBD: Ketchikan’s mayor calls on state authorities to stabilize hillside that’s slid onto highway twice in a month and more ->
Craig Medred: Cheating death
Congressman Young’s Washington Report: Washington Update
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: 12 Scenic Trails To Explore In Alaska, One For Each Month Of The Year

Alaska News January 12 & 13, 2022

Ketchikan Daily News: Patricia Mae (Dow) Davidson
KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Police investigating death of Anchorage chef last month as suspicious Anchorage police say the man’s death is suspicious in nature and that the investigation is ongoing; Flying Dutchman Pastry Shop participates in the Betty White Challenge and more ->
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Petersburg police officer fired after offensive social media post; The Hydaburg Dam is at risk of failing, threatening the city’s water supply and more ->
Alaska Native News: Alaska National Guard to Deploy Personnel to Assist Yakutat With Snow Removal; Alaska National Guard to Deploy Personnel to Assist Yakutat With Snow Removal; Governor Dunleavy Recognizes the Passing of Former Representative Jules Wright; Climate-Driven Disease Devastates Seagrass Health; This Day In Alaska History January 12th, 1916, January 13th, 1946 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Golden Valley Electric Association installs first of its kind transmission circuit breaker and more ->
The Arctic Sounder: Leefisher Tukrook, charged with a first-degree murder, said voices urged him to kill Justin Labrado.; Short on diesel fuel, North Slope sewage pipes break and more ->
KSTK: SEARHC permanently closes Wrangell’s Alaska Crossings program; New state rules expand where ATVs are allowed on Wrangell roads; In February, an electrical rate hike for Wrangell and more ->
The Seward Journal, January 12 to 18, 2022
KFSK: Petersburg police officer fired after offensive social media post; he says it was taken out of context and more ->
KRBD: A new Dock Street food truck park hopes to start serving Ketchikan diners this spring and more ->
By Marc Lester, Anchorage Daily News: A new Anchorage resident left Afghanistan after years assisting U.S. military. Now he’s helping others resettle in Alaska. The former interpreter left Afghanistan weeks before the Taliban took over. He won’t be satisfied until his family joins him.
Craig Medred: Bikes and booze

Alaska News January 11, 2022

The Arctic Sounder: Lucy Adams remembered as ‘the rock of Kivalina’
KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Man suspected of homicide takes own life; Alaska musher Ryan Redington’s sled dog team struck by snowmachine while training in Wisconsin; Report finds Anchorage correctional officers pepper sprayed inmates, used excessive force; News A 6.8 earthquake struck off the Aleutian Islands in Alaska early Tuesday morning. Aleutians get hit by magnitude 6.8 earthquake; Telling Alaska’s Story: Drool Central offers homemade dog treats and business keeps growing; Alaska Botanical Garden Ice Carving Competition Begins and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Traffic is heavy on the Kuskokwim Ice Road, which stretches from Napakiak to Kalskag and more->
Alaska Native News: Biden Administration Continues to Shut Down Alaska’s Domestic Energy Production with “No Action” Decision; This Day In Alaska History January 11th, 1923 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Trial of Steven Downs; what you need to know; Interior Alaska residents experience moose attacks after winter storms and more ->
The Arctic Sounder: Lucy Adams remembered as ‘the rock of Kivalina’
KINY: Indigenous news outlets, nonprofits drive deeper coverage and more ->
KFSK: Petersburg group looks to address childcare needs through locally developed solutions and more ->
By Raymond D. Austin Professor, Department of Applied Indigenous Studies, NAU: Views from NAU: Addressing the missing and murdered Indigenous people in the United States
Daily Mail: Moose in the hoose! Moment a nosy moose sticks its head through woman’s bathroom window in Alaska Cristina Smith filmed the large moose sticking its head into her bathroom Ms Smith, from Homer, Alaska says she often sees wild animals around her home The large animal remained on Ms Smith’s property for several minutes

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