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Alaska News October 21-22, 2023

KTUU: 1 killed in Soldotna home fire; Anchorage Parks and Recreation plans to relocate homeless from city snow dump site to Davis Park; Fish camp Barbie: Indigenizing a pop culture icon and more ->

KTOO: Sitka dog, 13, comes home after 65 days lost in the woods; Mga Kuwento, Ep. 3: The story behind Juneau’s Filipino Community Hall and more ->

KYUK: Mountain Village’s Under 5 Fair: building bonds and boosting literacy and more ->

Alaska Native News: ABI Arrests Village Woman in Unalakleet Murder Investigation; AFN 2023 President’s Awards Honorees; Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta Announces Reauthorization of VAWA at AFN; Scientists say deepening Arctic snowpack drives greenhouse gas emissions; This Day in Alaska History-October 21st, 1903; This Day in Alaska History-October 22nd, 1951 and more ->

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Strengthening Alaska’s electrical grid resilience and more ->


By Alena Naiden, The Arctic Sounder: AFN recognizes an Utqiaġvik family and a long-time linguist and educator and more ->

KINY: After illegal Alaska moose kill, 2 men will be banned globally from hunting for 4 years; Juneau man arrested in ongoing drug investigation and more ->


KNBA: Thousands in Anchorage saw the “Meaning of Home” exhibit, a collection of art showcasing the talents of homeless people.
Science: The collapse of eastern Bering Sea snow crab


Juneau Empire: Juneau public health advocate Carolyn Brown inducted in the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame

Michael R Dougherty: Anchorage Fun Memories
What did you like to do for fun in Anchorage, Alaska? You’ll enjoy this memory-filled edition

Learn more ->

Viktor Posnov: Adak. Westernmost city of US. Calm, Dramatic, Ambient Music
Simple Living Alaska: Preparing our Vehicles for a Cold Dark Alaskan Winter

Alaska News October 19-20, 2023

Moose vs Magpie!


KTUU: Lone bear cub leads officers on chase through Petersburg grocery store and more ->


KTOO: AFN keynote speakers highlight the importance of perseverance and protecting ‘our ways of life’ and more ->

KYUK: ‘They have a loyalty’: AFN photos capture generations of Alaska Natives’ military service; Commissary returns to Bethel and adds Nome delivery; The fall fuel barge is visiting the last villages in the Y-K Delta before freeze up and more ->
Alaska Native News: Alaska Air National Guard rescues plane crash and car accident victims in single sortie; Coast Guard rescues overdue boater after vessel grounding at Hump Island; AFN Convention: 2023 Citizens of the Year and Denali Award Winners; This Day in Alaska History-October 19th, 1951; This Day in Alaska History-October 20th, 1897 and more ->

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: $13.9 million grant funds ACTION Project and more ->


KINY: FCC explores ways to address Alaska’s connectivity challenges and more ->

KSTK: Wrangell officials look to ensure new housing lots go to year-round locals and more ->


KFSK: Petersburg teacher honored with Champion for Kids award; Petersburg Medical Center brings back colonoscopies and more ->

KRBD: Ketchikan breaks a daily record with nearly 7 inches of rain and more ->
KUCB: Unalaskans reflect on mental health benefits of arts and community at annual Make a Difference dinner and more ->

KMXT: New seafood refrigeration class trains next generation of specialists and more ->
Cutter Light: The Bones of Tikigaq: Whaling Festival Site, Point Hope, Alaska

Cutter Light: Point Hope, Alaska from the Air


Alaska News October 18, 2023

1867 – United States takes possession of Alaska after purchasing it from Russia for $7.2 million. Celebrated annually in the state as Alaska Day.
Alaska Day is a legal holiday in the U.S. state of Alaska, observed on October 18.[1] It is the anniversary of the formal transfer of territories in present-day Alaska from the Russian Empire to the United States, which occurred on Friday, October 18, 1867.


KTUU: Woman indicted in viral Halibut Cove encounter between boat, floatplane agrees to plea deal; 104 Anchorage homicide defendants included in court backlog, 21 are released on bail and more ->
Delta Wind: Local arrested for Aug. 29 hit and run fatality and more ->
KTOO: Alaska ski guide’s new book, ‘The Avalanche Factor,’ aims to improve education on snow slides; As the once-lucrative Bering Sea crab harvest resumes, Alaska’s fishers face challenges and more ->
KYUK: Bethel Upward Bound Club Drone Fest takes flight and more ->
Alaska Native News: 2022 Alaska Drug Overdose Mortality Update; This Day in Alaska History-October 18th, 1867 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Doyon installs two wind turbines in Deadhorse and more ->
KINY: 2nd Annual Real Talk Walk/Run Event Happening October 21 and more ->
KSTK: LISTEN: Wrangell third-graders sing songs for Alaska Day and more ->
The Seward Journal: October 18 to October 24, 2023
KFSK: Petersburg tender boat temporarily transforms fish hold into improvised sound stage and more ->
KUCB: Three Unalaska Raiders place in top 20 at state cross country meet and more ->
KMXT: Alutiiq Museum commissions new atkuk to display in galleries after construction and more ->
By Leann Bentley, USA Ski and Snowboard: 2023-24 Stifel U.S. Cross Country Ski Team Announced
Cutter Light: Dog Sled Races, Shishmaref, Alaska

KINY: State Troopers investigate death of a paraglider in Eagle River; Sitka Police Department puts out call for information on missing persons case entering its 11th year. And more ->

KTUU: Eagle River mom stops daughter inches from sliding into razor blades on park slide; Gunsight Mountain Lodge reopens after 40 years and more ->


KTOO: Campers pack up at Mill Campground, but Juneau’s warming shelter isn’t open yet; Alaska attorney general approves free legal defense for top officials accused of ethical lapses and more ->


Alaska Native News: Struggle with Trooper at Mat-Su Regional Hospital Results in Discharge of Trooper’s Firearm Sunday; This Day in Alaska History-October 17th, 1918 and more ->

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Near-surface permafrost to nearly disappear in 77 years Data shows warming of Earth is on pace with extreme climate scenarios and more ->


KRBD: Ketchikan’s federal subsistence designation being reconsidered and more ->

KMXT: Cost Savers bought by Native Village of Afognak and Sun’aq Tribe and more ->

Alaska Business Monthly: Mammography on Wheels
Michael R Dougherty, Anchorage Pioneers: Meet Anton Anderson, “Mr. Alaska Railroad”, and discover who created the Whittier Tunnel in this edition of the Anchorage Memories VIP Club.

Simple Living Alaska: Winter Has Arrived at The Cabin | 2024 Alaska Calendar

Alaska News October 16, 2023

KTOO: Millions of dollars worth of property in downtown Haines went up for sale overnight and more ->

Alaska Native News: Two in Wasilla Perish in Saturday Night Residential Blaze; Convicted Felon takes Troopers on Early Sunday Chase to Kenai; This Day in Alaska History-October 16th, 1917 and more ->


KINY: Alaska State Troopers responded to two assaults in Ketchikan; Suicide-prevention program teaches Alaska students how to identify their own strength and more ->

KFSK: Borough Assembly to hear testimony on new subdivision zoned for mobile homes at tonight’s meeting and more ->

Alaska Highway News: New guideline urges doctors to regularly screen for alcohol use disorder

Cutter Light: Pedal Bike
Cutter Light: Ravenous Sea
Cutter Light: Photo of the Day: Main Street, Shishmaref, Alaska
Cutteer Light: Photo of The Day: Shishmaref Aerial

Cutter Light: Disappearing Island

Lofty Minded in Alaska: Illuminate: A ten-day journal series of self-discovery


Live from Storyknife if a monthly reading series featuring the guest residents of the Storyknife Writers Retreat. Please join us to hear outstanding work by the September residents:

Dayna Bateman is a recovering tech worker. Someday soon she’ll finish HUSTLING VINYL, a hybrid history/memoir about the record business, learning to listen, and her dad.

Julia Bouwsma lives off-the-grid in the mountains of western Maine, where she is a poet, homesteader, editor, teacher, and small-town librarian. Bouwsma is Maine’s sixth Poet Laureate and the author of two poetry collections: Midden (Fordham University Press, 2018) and Work by Bloodlight (Cider Press Review, 2017), both of which received Maine Literary Awards for Poetry Book. She is the Library Director for Webster Library in Kingfield, ME.

Brittany Retherford is a writer, fisherman, and licensed social worker based in Juneau. She is working on multiple projects focused on stories of how communities in Alaska journey through grief, triumph, connection, hope, and mental illness. She earned a Masters in Arctic and Northern Studies from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, is a former daily newspaper reporter and anthropologist, and is currently training as a sex therapist.

Sara Daniele Rivera is a Cuban Peruvian American artist, writer, translator, and educator. Her poetry and fiction use speculative and realist lenses to explore themes of migration, memory, and language. Her debut book of poetry, The Blue Mimes, will be published by Graywolf Press in 2024.

Erin Roberts is a speculative fiction writer who tells stories across formats, including prose, interactive fiction, and tabletop roleplaying games. She is currently a Provost’s Early Career Fellow at The University of Texas at Austin and one of the co-hosts of Writing Excuses, an award-winning podcast for writers by writers.


Alaska News October 14-15, 2023

​​ Snow Removal
​Snow Plan Summary

​It is the policy of the municipality of Anchorage to plow, store, or remove snow from publicly owned rights-of-way.
Arterial and collector streets and priority1 sidewalks are to be plowed with first priority. Remaining streets and Priority 2 sidewalks in the Anchorage and Drainage Service Area (ARDSA) will be plowed to full width within 84 hours after the snow storm ends, with driveways gated.
Snow from cul-de-sacs will be placed on adjacent rights-of-way where space is available.
As resources permit, snow will be hauled only from streets with rights-of-way of insufficient width to store snow.
“No-parking” hours for snow removal in the downtown area will be from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.
Sidewalks in the Central Business District are completed by the Anchorage Downtown Partnership and will be enforced by the Right of Way Enforcement Division.
Ice Control throughout the city will use aggregate pre-wetted with liquid deicer for selected intersections, hills, school bus stops and other high hazard areas. Aggregate will be used in residential areas when road conditions require it.

Useful links:

Snow Plowing | Anchorage Street Maintenance (

Street Owners and Maintenance Providers (

Winter Pedestrian App (
Sign Up – Smart911 — RAVE

2023-2024 Anchorage Municipal Snow & Ice Control Plan


KTUU: Last day of the season for Anchorage Farmers Market; Matsu Valley Rebuild finds ‘forever’ home, but needs community support and more ->


KTOO: Designers share proposals for Telephone Hill redevelopment, with one including existing homes; Mga Kuwento, Ep. 2: Filipino workers seek the American dream in Juneau and more ->

KYUK: Flu season is in full swing in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta; 2024 K300 sled dog race registration opens and more ->


Alaska Native News: Felon in Possession of Firearms Arrested in Butte During Saturday Traffic Stop; Native American Rights Fund Files Amicus Brief Before Ninth Circuit; This Day in Alaska History-October 14th, 1915; This Day in Alaska History-October 15th, 1904 and more ->

KINY: Multi-Agency Medicaid fraud investigation leads to 115 felony counts against the “MediCenter” and managers and more ->


Delta Wind: BLM AFS, U.S. Army to burn debris piles on military training lands

By Jacob Dye, Peninsula Clarion: Sharing about sharing the land


By David Lochead, Nunatsiaq News: First-time Inuit writers festival running in Iqaluit this weekend Titiraqtat: Inuit Circumpolar Writers Festival to take place runs from Friday through Sunday
Kodiak Daily Mirror: Kodiak writer releases first novel
“You’ve got to write about what you know about,” is advice that retired Kodiak longliner and newly minted author Michelle Weekly took to heart in her first young adult novel, “Paloma’s Rage.”


Dave Allgood: Attitude of Gratitude. Dave talks to Alaskans about what they’re grateful for this fall of 2023.



Wings and Wheels Alaska: We Split Up | Alaska Overland Adventures


Alaska News October 12-13, 2023

KTUU: Anchorage drivers urged to stay alert as new law goes into effect; Assembly approves final changes to emergency cold weather shelter plan and more ->
KTOO: Juneau’s cold weather shelter likely will be in a Thane warehouse this winter and more ->
KYUK: Rescuers find a second Atmautluak man dead after collision with barge on the Kuskokwim River; With Ravn Alaska discontinuing flights to Aniak soon, Ryan Air will operate 2 new flights and more ->
Alaska Native News: Federal Judge Allows AFN to Intervene in Case Challenging Katie John; The Mellon Foundation Awards $1.7M to the Indigenous Place Names Project; This Day in Alaska History-October 12th, 1930; This Day in Alaska History-October 13th, 1905 and more ->
Faribanks News Webcenter 11: FNSB hires Code Enforcement Officer, ending summer’s total lack and more ->
KINY: Don’t mess with this mama bear: Grazer easily wins popular Fat Bear Contest at Alaska national park and more ->
KSTK: Wrangell approves $19.5 million contract for new drinking water treatment plant and more ->
KFSK: Petersburg Ranger District authorizes wilderness survival show, “Outlast,” to film in Little Duncan Bay and more ->
KUCB: Unalaska hires police chief, 10 months after former chief resigns and more ->
KMXT: Midday report

By Rod Boyce, University of Alaska Fairbanks: Flooding that closed Alaska’s Dalton Highway also caused widespread ground sinking


Alaska News October 11, 2023

KTUU: Structure associated with bakery burns in East Anchorage neighborhood; Anchorage unveils winter shelter plan for homeless individuals Encampment at East Third Avenue and Ingra Street will be abated starting Oct. 16; Mat-Su Assembly member to pay over $77K in fines over EPA violation and more ->
KTOO: Post-mortem shows that a local humpback calf was killed by a large boat and more ->
KYUK: 19 cases of avian flu identified in Dillingham and more ->

Alaska Native News: This Day in Alaska History-October 11th, 1915 and more ->
KINY: Alaska school sports board votes to exclude transgender girls from girls teams; Public comment open for Juneau Police Department spending plan for Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program funding and more ->
The Seward Journal: October 11 to October 17, 2023
KFSK: School District looks to improve safety and security and more ->
KMXT: Midday Report and more ->
Daily Sitka Sentinel: Report: Alaskans’ Rate of Poor Health High and more ->
CutterLight: Photo of the Day: A Mighty Splash – Childs Glacier Calving into the Copper River
CutterLight: Anticipation
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Most People Don’t Even Know About The Serious Marvel Of Engineering And Labor That Is The Kuskulana River Bridge
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: There’s A Deadly Plant Growing In Alaska Yards That Looks Like A Harmless Weed
By Ian Gill, The Tyee: Love Forests? Meet the Authors of ‘Canopy of Titans’
Simple Living Alaska: Wild Cranberries & Spruce Grouse | Harvesting Dinner from the Forest

Alaska News October 10, 2023

KYUK: Calista Corporation announces death of board member Robert L. Beans and more ->

KTUU: City installs gate at Cuddy Park encampment, distressing some living there; City considers moving Anchorage’s Downtown Transit Center; City considers moving Anchorage’s Downtown Transit Center; Midtown residents optimistic about possible police substation coming to area; Maya Salganek: Connecting and exploring Indigenous communities through filmmaking and more ->
KTOO: Presbyterian leaders apologize, begin reparations for 1962 closure of Juneau church led by Rev. Walter Soboleff and more ->
Alaska Native News: Why Alaska Needs the Affordable Connectivity Program; UAS Evening at Egan Fall Lecture Series Continues October 13 with Dr. Rosellen M. Rosich; This Day in Alaska History-October 10th, 1915 and more ->
KINY: Humpback whales increasingly sighted in Arctic Alaska waters better known as bowhead territory; Sunrise gatherings, dances and speeches mark celebration of culture on Indigenous Peoples Day and more ->
KMXT, Kodiak, AK Midday Report

Alaska News October 09, 2023

KTUU: Rain for Southeast, with snow moving into the Interior 3 to 5 inches of snow looks likely for parts of the Interior and more ->

KTOO: State rolls out playbook to help Alaska schools hire and keep teachers and more ->

KYUK: Direct hire agreement means more opportunities for ANSEP students and more ->

Alaska Native News: Pave Hawk Rescues Two from Aircraft Flip on Strandline Lake; This Day in Alaska History-October 9th, 1923 and more ->

KSTK: Wrangell Assembly preview: New water plant contract, harbor zincs & much more

Lynn Curry: If You Knew the True Story, from the Writing from the Cabin blog,