Category Archives: AK News

Alaska News July 22, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Cargo project could create 1,000 more jobs at Anchorage airport; Officials remove pylons aimed at keeping cars off bike path and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Kotzebue Fire Department’s dog found beaten to death; All women’s fire crew receives first assignment in Alaska; Cancer support group has been helping women for the past 17 years; Watch out for summer bee swarms in Anchorage and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Alaska Air Guardsmen Rescue Pilot, Passenger near the Talachulitna River; Coast Guard Aircrew, Good Samaritan Boat Crew Medevac Injured Vessel Captain Northeast of Biorka Island; Cops in One Village Have Been Convicted of 70 Crimes. Here’s What They Had to Say About It and more ->
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: Swan Lake Fire winding down and more ->

Alaska News July 21, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Two women dead in shooting, Kenai police searching for suspect and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Anchorage homeless camp advocating for rights to occupy public space; Alaska family finds a new home after moving to Anchorage to escape drugs and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Fleeing Nikiski Car Chase Suspect Caught by Wildlife Troopers while Hitchhiking Fleeing Nikiski Car Chase Suspect Caught by Wildlife Troopers while Hitchhiking; NTSB Investigates Fatal Rust Air Service Crash in Tutka Bay and more ->

Alaska News July 20, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Alaska drug dealer caught with meth, heroin, $153K gets 8 years in prison; Small gas valves play big role in keeping Anchorage safe during earthquakes; Renewable energy company testing river power technology in Igiugig; Mic Check in the Morning: The SpeNerds and more->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Man indicted for July 2 attempted murder at Williwaw Elementary; Gov. Dunleavy signs bill tightening sex crime laws; ‘Lawless: Sexual Violence in Alaska’ Part II; Goverment Hill Historic Wireless Building; Disability advocate inspires others to follow their dreams; Botanical garden opens at northernmost tip of North America and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Two worlds that overlap: Richard Glenn sees ANWR drilling as a boon to Iñupiaq communities; Kodiak whale necropsy adds to the growing body of data about 2019 gray whale deaths and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Togiak Man Jailed on Murder Charges for July 11th Homicide; Congressman Don Young Introduces Legislation to Support Low-Income Mothers, Children and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fatal plane crash in Tutka Bay; Fort Wainwright gets new emergency dispatch center; enator Sullivan and Secretary of Veterans Affairs held town hall with veterans; Senator Lisa Murkowski collaborates in bipartisan effort to help spur innovation; Gardening Report: Lawn Care and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Matt Prepost, Alaska Highway News: Taylor teacher remembered for legacy of literacy

Alaska News July 19, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Judge gives 17 years to Emmonak man who strangled disabled girlfriend; Alaska Housing Finance Corporation helps people pay rent and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: 1 dead, 2 hurt in house fire early Thursday; Man recovering after stray bullet hits his head while sitting in his apartment; WEIO attracts international talent; First via ferrata in Alaska opens in Tordrillo Mountains, but some have concerns; Alaska Waste trying out curbside organics program and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Planes violating airspace restrictions raise safety, operations concerns at Swan Lake Fire; Gardentalk – It’s garlic harvesting time! More->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Illegally Dumped Fish Waste Invites Bears, Fines; Dragons of Summer Now on the Hunt; Man Who Stabbed Elderly Woman in Walker Indicted on Attempted Murder Charges Wednesday and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Man accused of sexual assault at prom party begins trial; Babies show off family history and culture in regalia contest; MILITARY REPORT: Camp Cheechako immerses military children in Alaskan culture, history and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Homer Tribune: A walk on Homer’s wildflower side; North Dakota angler takes lead in Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Arctic Sounder: Podcaster brings millennial Native voices to airwaves; Coast Guard opens post in Kotzebue for summer and more->
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing, MRAK: MRAK Almanac: Moon landing, Hammond birthday and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Julia O’Malley, ADN: How Alaska eats: Sofishticated 10 salmon recipes you can make right now

Alaska News July 18, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Anchorage ordinance would speed up homeless camp removal during high fire danger; Doctor speaks on importance of genetic testing to prevent cancer and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: UPDATE: APD releases the names of the two people found dead in a Mountain View apartment; Division of Forestry to lift campfire bans in Southcentral; WEIO DAY ONE; Point Woronzof erosion levels on the rise; Companies using Anchorage port want terminal work delayed; Construction projects continuing in Palmer as State Fair approaches and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: ‘We’re never going to surrender’ — Sarah James on a life fighting oil drilling in the Arctic Refuge; Could climate change research in Alaska be put on ice? More ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Alaska Airlines Baggage Policy Unchanged For Bethel; AVCP Hires More VPSOs As State Lawmakers Debate Budget and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Young Toddler Dies after being found in Bodenburg Creek; Car Thief also Gains Drug Charges after Pat-Down and more ->Unruly Palmer Shoplifter Gains Charges at Arrest and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbnaks News Webcenter 11: Alaska village will install new river power generator and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Craig Medred: Long Night

Alaska News July 17, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: DEC confirms recalled fish cakes distributed in Alaska and more -> Anchorage to host international police conference;
 
 
 
 
KTUU: 65 active fires in Southwest Alaska now exceed 400,000 acres. DHSS says measles case confirmed on Kenai Peninsula; Trio of Alaska Women conquer famous Chugach route and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Containment efforts keep Swan Lake Fire away from communities; Draft ferry schedule shows long gaps in service to coastal communities and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Wildfires Burn Close to Red Devil, Donlin Gold Mine; Pete Kaiser, Ashley Glasheen New K300 Race Committee Board Members; YKHC Opens Doors To New Hospital; Bethel DMV Opens After Two Months and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Investigation Continues in Brayton Drive Stolen Vehicle Bust; The Rulemaking Process for an Alaska-Specific Roadless Rule: What’s the Point? Rising Tundra Temperatures Lead to Changes in Microbial Communities. More ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Golden Days are here; Local beekeepers concerned about possible impacts of mosquito spraying; Water and sewer utility prices increase in Fairbanks and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Daisy Contreras, NPR: Women’s Art Alliance: The First 10 Years
 
 
 
 
Anchorage Police Department: It’s WHAT NOT TO DO WEDNESDAY! #WNTDW

When you walk into either a restaurant or an event hall, and you see large silver bins lined up side-by-side on a table, what do you call that? A buffet line.

When a bear walks down the road and sees a line of easy-to-open trash cans, what does he call that? A buffet line.

Here’s the difference: the buffet line you eat from very probably won’t cost you $320 (if it does that food better be awfully darn good). If you contribute to the bear’s buffet line it will cost you that much in the form of a citation which will be gifted to you either by us, Alaska Wildlife Troopers (AWT), or the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG).

This photo was taken right here in Anchorage on June 28th. Now imagine if a kid, not knowing the bear was there, walked out the front door and turned the corner straight into Yogi. That just has bad and ugly written all over it. Keep your trash stored in a bear-resistant can or inside a secured structure, and only put the trash out at the curb the morning of pickup.

It’s pretty amazing we live in a place with such incredible wildlife. Let’s do our part to make the cohabitation harmonious and not disastrous.

Use your inside voice, play well with others, and remember we’re all in this together.

Anchorage Police Department. It’s WHAT NOT TO DO WEDNESDAY! #WNTDW

Alaska News July 16, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: 84 wildfires burning in US, 58 in Alaska; many started by lightning; Anchorage gets more rain in one weekend than it did in all of June and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTUU: The City of Whittier declares a State of Emergency following a July dock fire; Anchorage unveils largest state rooftop solar project; Head of US Forest Service visits Alaska’s Tongass Forest; DOT: This year’s construction projects are still a go; Alaska Rug Company brings creative, nautical-themed designs to the White House and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Five fishermen rescued near Ketchikan; Rural Alaskans brace for impact as Power Cost Equalization funds disappear; Gardentalk – Harvest potential exploders before the big rain and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Former City Planner Betsy Jumper Fired; Celebrating Nick Phillips’ 30 Years Of Delivering Water To Bethel Residents and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Willow Suspect takes Troopers on 65-Mile Chase down Parks Highway; DOT&PF Seeks Public Review of 2019/2020 Winter Ferry Schedule; The Rulemaking Process for an Alaska-Specific Roadless Rule: What’s the Point? More ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Construction Report: Mitchell Expressway reopening delayed near Geist; Eielson welcomed more than 12,000 people at the ‘Arctic Lightning Airshow’ and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Casea Peterson, Only In Your State: These 17 Photos Of Alaska In The 70s Are Mesmerizing

Alaska News July 15, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Palmer off-ramp to close for earthquake repairs; AST names trooper involved in Togiak shooting and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Palmer farm teaches importance of self reliance; Sitka Community Hospital set to close later this month; Alaska’s News Source Expands Its Reach; Coast Guard rescues three people stranded on a beach near Cape Resurrection; New tech could unveil the secret life of Bristol Bay red king crab and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: BSAR Recovers Body Of Another Drowning Victim and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Local and Traditional Knowledge Included in Bering Sea Management Plan and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Morning News Update A 7-15
 
 
 
 

WOMEN CRY

Women cry when they’re mad, I said
And left out the part about hurt and sad
Scared, worried, misunderstood, frayed
Uncertain, and a tad bit overwhelmed

We cry ugly when
A regular red-nose cry won’t do
Our makeup ruined, our masks unglued
Into the dunk tank we go, kasploosh

All blubbery messiness observed
Napkins and sleeves called to attend
We blink away, look away, file away
and retire our weary spigots to bed.

– Suzanne Downing, 2018
Suzanne Downing Must Red Alaska: MRAK Almanac: Molly of Denali edition and more ->

Alaska News July 13, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: ‘It brings hope’: Rural communities eager to use new funding; Inside the Gates: Guardians of the Last Frontier select new command chief; From meals to work opportunities, Operation: Reborn! offers more than free haircuts; Special Olympics’ Camp Shriver is a catalyst for inclusion and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Drone, float plane interrupt Swan Lake Fire aerial operations; Car nearly lost in Ketchikan sinkhole; Meet Alaska’s latest dual sport athlete Harry Weigle and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Juneau officials lift borough-wide ‘air emergency’; Jökulhlaup watch: Scientists, Juneau officials waiting for Suicide Basin’s glacial dam release; How hospital ERs in Alaska are helping patients with opioid use disorder and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Fleeing Warrant Subject Flees into Woods but Inadvertently Gives Away Position and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fire managers use inferred to see through smoke; An update on the Hess Creek Fire and more ->

Alaska News July 14, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: 34th annual Bear Paw Festival draws hundred; State lifts campfire bans in some areas, most restrictions still in effect in Southcentral and Interior; Alaska gets more help to deal with wildfires across the state and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Kobe fire up to 1,200 acres but growth slows; dozens of new fires in Southwest Alaska; Anchorage police searching for a man who assaulted young female; Anchorage park commemorates 414 victims lost to violent crime; Port of Alaska – City and users clash over potential cement and petroleum tariffs; Kodiak spaceport to host rocket launch and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Local and Traditional Knowledge Included in Bering Sea Management Plan; Lack of Sea Ice Sends Seal Pups and Walrus Calves to Beach; The Thin Line Between Alaska and Canada and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: An update on the Hess Creek Fire; Gardening Report: Smoke Safety and more ->