Alaska News January 07, 2022

KTUU Alaka’s News Source: Victim of deadly December trailer fire identified as JBER airman; Anchorage man sentenced to nearly 5 years for illegal possession of a gun and more ->
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Omicron wave hit Alaska this week, state health leaders say; The 750-mile Race to Alaska is back on after a 2-year pandemic hiatus and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: The Bogus Creek 150 is postponed. The new date has not been announced and more ->
Alaska Native News: This Day In Alaska History January 7th, 1914 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Make-A-Wish looking for volunteers in Fairbanks; Fairbanks Police Chief Ron Dupee shows off new patrol vehicle Fairbanks Police are rolling in style with new design and more ->
The Arctic Sounder: Kivalina holiday races bring in the new year on a high note; In Your Words: Five Kiana families receive new homes for holidays; Kotzebue artist will record a video tutorial of sewing a traditional fur parka and more ->
KINY: Anchorage anti-panhandling signs cite unconstitutional law; Bartlett Hospital implementing new criteria for monoclonal treatment; Deep snow prompts aggressive moose behavior in Alaska and more ->
KFSK: Petersburg assembly passes resolution for post office improvements and more ->
KRBD: Third suspect arrested in drug case and more ->
Anchorage Patch: Jan 6- 12, 39 events coming up in the Anchorage area
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By Amy E. Butcher, GoodReads: Mothertrucker: Finding Joy on the Loneliest Road in America Rate this book 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars Open Preview Mothertrucker: Finding Joy on the Loneliest Road in America
The true story of two women who found meaning, strength, and friendship in one of the most punishing and magnificent landscapes on earth.

Amy Butcher was an accomplished college professor, mentor, and writer, but in her own home, she was embarrassed and emotionally burdened by an increasingly abusive relationship. Exhausted and terrified of the ways her partner’s behavior could escalate, Amy reached out to Instagram celebrity Joy “Mothertrucker” Wiebe. Joy was a fifty-year-old wife and mother and the nation’s only female ice road trucker, a woman who maneuvered big rigs through the Alaskan wilderness along the deadliest road in America. Joy was everything Amy wanted to be: independent, fearless, and in charge of her life in a landscape dominated by men. Invited by Joy to ride shotgun, Amy found her escape on a road that was treacherous, beautiful, and exhilarating—an adventurous ride through the Alaskan wilderness that was profoundly life changing.

Mothertrucker is the story of that bracing four-hundred-mile journey navigating snow-glazed overpasses, ice-blue curves, and near plummets. It’s also the stories that led them both to Alaska—an interrogation of the reality of female fear, domestic violence, and how to overcome—and an exploration into just how galvanizing friendships between women can be. (less)