Alaska News April 27, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Frontiers: Anchorage’s ‘hunker down’ history and more ->
KTUU: New mom shares story after daughter is born premature during COVID-19 pandemic; Some Anchorage restaurants will see limited customers starting Monday; Why some stores are waiting to reopen their doors and more ->
49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Warren Libby
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: State lifts restaurant entryway hand sanitizer health mandate and more ->
New Book: Button Up! Fall in Alaska by Angela Gonzalez
April 25, 2020 Angela Gonzalez

I wrote a book! Earlier this year, Best Beginnings, Alaska’s Early Childhood Investment, released Seasons of Alaska, four board books highlighting Alaska Native talent. Best Beginnings and editor Tricia Brown collaborated with Alaska Native writers and photographers contributed to four books focused on the seasons for ages 0-3 years old.

Authors include Joni Spiess of Nome/Anchorage, Yaari Toolie-Walker of Savoonga/Anchorage, Angela Y. Gonzalez of Huslia/Anchorage, and Carla Snow of Bethel. Featured photographers include Esther Pederson of Nome, Ian Merculieff of St. Paul Island/Anchorage, Carol Maillelle of Togiak/Anchorage, Taylor Booth of Nome, Greg Lincoln of Bethel, Jacqueline Cleveland of Quinhagak, and Cheryl Kriska of Fairbanks. Congratulations to the photographers and fellow authors!

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Recreational Fires are the only outdoor fires allowed within the Municipality – Corrected link

We hope you are all enjoying this wonderful weather!

Burn permits are no longer issued in the Municipality of Anchorage.

Burning trash, yard debris, leaves, construction material, woody debris including Spruce Bark Beetle wood, is prohibited in the Municipality of Anchorage.

The only outdoor burning allowed is for a recreational burn. Not sure what is considered a recreational fire? See the attached Fire Matrix or view it on the web at

Just a quick reminder that the Alaska Division of Forestry is suspending all burn permit (both small and large scale) outside of the Municipality of Anchorage effective midnight on April 30th, 2020.

If you plan to have a recreational burn please make sure to check the website before lighting the fire.
Thank you for keeping your neighbors safe!

Anchorage Fire Department
100 E 4th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 907-227-9473