Category Archives: AK News

Alaska News September 30, 2022

KTUU: Golden Lion won’t open as planned, Sullivan may house 300; Selawik man accused of killing teen, unborn baby; Anchorage police body camera discussion moves into arbitration, extending purchasing delays; Aleutian volcano to be renamed after former Rep. Don Young; Disaster assistance hotline launches for Western Alaska storm aftermath and more ->

 
 
 
 

KTOO: ‘An egregious act of spiritual abuse’: Behind the closure of Juneau’s Memorial Presbyterian Church; State health department ends standalone COVID data summaries; Alaskans plan to honor victims and survivors of Indian boarding schools and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Intern leads efforts to encourage respectful harvest practices; New research can help electric utilities account for climate change; This Day in Alaska History-September 30th, 1909 and more ->
 
 
 
 

KINY: Don Young’s bills to be carried by Rep. Peltola in the US House; 2022 ‘Day of Caring’ kicks off in Juneau and more ->
 
 
 
 
KFSK: Southeast Alaska wolves eat over 60 prey species, study finds and more ->

 
 
 
 
KRBD: Whale Pass residents seek last-second halt to state timber sale uphill from town and more ->

 
 
 
 
KUCB: Marine salvage expert dives into memoir writing and more ->
Dan Magone has spent over four decades working in emergency ship repair and marine salvage in western Alaska. His work took him all over the region and into extreme situations doing dangerous work. During his career, Magone directed the successful salvage or wreck removal of 79 vessels and he was awarded Public Service Commendations by the United States Coast Guard.
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Making things worse
 
 
 
 
By Carey Seward, Only In Your State Alaska: 11 Small Towns In Alaska That Are Excellent Places To Live
 
 
 
 
CBS Mornings: Meet the last community to reside inside a national park
About 100 full-time residents live in Wrangell-St. Elias. It’s the last community to reside inside a national park. CBS News correspondent Jeff Glor has more.

 
 
 
 

Alaska News September 28 & 29, 2022

KTUU: Police charge man with murder in Muldoon homicide case; Student taken into custody after threatening call led to Service High lockdown; Inmate deaths in DOC custody has ACLU demanding answers ACLU is now calling for an independent review after 14 inmates have died this year, two this week alone and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO: Retired trooper to review Alaska’s cases of missing and murdered Indigenous people; At the language house in Kodiak, new learners keep the Alutiiq language alive; Remembering Jeremy Hsieh’s 13 years with KTOO; Garden Talk: Planting dreams of spring and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK: Bethel City Council approves new fitness center rates based on income and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: K9 Kenny Apprehends Hit and Run Driver in Fairbanks; U.S. Representative Mary Sattler Peltola announced as keynote speaker for the 2022 AFN Annual Convention; This Day in Alaska History-September 28th, 1907, This Day in Alaska History-September 29th, 1904 and more ->
 
 
 
 
KINY: Fairbanks man arrested after hit-and-run while driving stolen car; State troopers recover body of Soldotna man from lake; Friends of the Flags to take down state flags this weekend and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Seward Journal Septmber 28 to October 04, 2022
 
 
 
 
KRBD: New Coast Guard cutter Douglas Denman enters service after commissioning ceremony in Ketchikan and more->
 
 
 
 
KUCB: September storm brings hot weather and warning of increased tropical storm activity to Aleutians and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Highway News: French Senate report denounces sexual abuse in porn industry
 
 
 
 
By Kathy Raymond, ADN: Letter: What’s at stake
 
 
 
 
Juneau Empire: Resilient Peoples & Place: The Xa’Kooch story pole — one step toward a journey of healing “This pole is for the Chookaneidi, but here among us, many clans are represented…”
 
 
 
 

Alaska News September 27, 2022

KTUU: Man accused of killing toddler in 2014 pleads guilty to manslaughter A second-degree murder charge was dismissed in a plea agreement; Former acting attorney general pleads not guilty to sex abuse charges Ed Sniffen charged with three counts of sexually abusing a minor while being in position of authority; Local man, Jim Shannon shares video of playful wildlife that wanders into his backyard and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO: An ancient discovery in Southeast Alaska could help pinpoint how and when the first humans got here and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Rep. Mary Peltola Hits the Ground Running: Her First Bill Introduced Clears Committee Two Days Later; This Day in Alaska History-September 27th, 1957 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks hosts 2022 Alaska Fire Conference and more ->
 
 
 
 
KINY: Maine man sentenced for 1993 rape, murder of woman in Alaska and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: One Of The Oldest Family-Owned Restaurants In Alaska Is Also Among The Most Delicious Places You’ll Ever Eat
 
 
 
 
By Maria Cid, Aaska Airlines: Alaska pilots are inspiring young women to pursue careers in the skies
 
 
 
 
By Emily Schwing, The Washington Post: In rural Alaska, modern realities collide with traditional way of life
 
 
 
 
Deadmen: We learned a VERY hard lesson / 30 day cabin build / Hand tools only / Extended version

 
 
 
 

Alaska News September 26, 2022

KTUU: Man accused in 2016 double homicide case pleads guilty The guilty plea comes almost seven years after two women were found dead at Point Woronzof; Intruder enters Juneau high school Friday and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO: He spent decades recording soundscapes. Now they’re going to the Library of Congress; Forest Service to build new cabins in the Tongass and Chugach and more ->

 
 
 
 

KYUK: As recovery begins, Hooper Bay reckons with the emotional toll of the storm and more ->
 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: Janelle Rude’s Remains Pulled from her Submerged Cessna by Air Force Rescue Swimmers on Whiskey Lake Sunday; StrongHearts Native Helpline Statement 2022 Domestic Violence Awareness Month; This Day in Alaska History-September 26th, 1922 and more ->
 
 
 
 
KINY: One dead in plane crash near Skwentna; Lori Moylan, Public Policy Manager for Meta, talks social media safety; Public can weigh in on how Alaska should use millions of opioid settlement money and more ->
 
 
 
 

Simple Living Alaska: Blueberries and Mushrooms and Cranberries, Oh My!
 
 
 
 

Alaska News September 24 & 25, 2022

KTUU: Businesses prepare to close doors after 24 years in downtown Anchorage Cabin Fever and Quilted Raven will take over a space on the other side of G Street and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO: No arrests and few details from police after Juneau woman found dead along popular trail and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK: Federal report finds bad communication, weather caused fatal 2020 Yute Commuter Services crash and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Lower Kalskag Father Arrested for Murder after Fatally Stabbing Son Friday; This Day in Alaska History-September 24th, 1918; This Day in Alaska History-September 25th, 1907 and more ->

 
 
 
 
KSTK: Engineers to analyze Wrangell’s drinking water dam stability next week and more ->

 
 
 
 
KUCB: Alaska’s kelp farming industry hits tricky hurdle, despite high global demand and more ->

 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Semi-annual bailouts
 
 
Craig Medred: Dangerous words
 
 
Craig Medred: Relentless tech
 
 
 
 

By Anchorage Daily News editorial board: EDITORIAL: What we must do to stem Alaska’s epidemic of violence against women
 
 
 
 

By Andrew Weaver, Outside: Yeti Coolers Are Washing Up on Alaska Beaches. Get Yours Today. “Cooler hunting” may be Alaskans’ new favorite sport
 
 
 
 

Peter Santenello: Living Off The Grid In Alaska 🇺🇸

Alaska News September 23, 2022

KTUU: Necropsy results indicate bear involved in Tuesday attack not the same as the one in Butte Fish and Game says it’s not definitive, but unlikely; Witness comes forward weeks after alleged excessive force by Alaska trooper; Mayor Bronson names new library director and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK: Searchers have recovered the body of one of the moose hunters who went missing near Bethel and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Kaylene Johnson, Narrated by Timothy Howard Jackson: Canyons and Ice The Wilderness Travels of Dick Griffith
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Joshua Philby Jailed following Several Hit and Runs on Wednesday Morning; Interior Department Invests Over $3.3 Million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Advance Wildfire Resilience in Alaska; This Day in Alaska History-September 23rd, 1928 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: 29-year-old Bradley West taken into custody Alaska State Troopers respond to house fire; World Central Kitchen arrives to feed western Alaskans; Alaskans who have federal student loans may soon feel some relief and more ->
 
 
 
 
KINY: Rep. Eastman remains on ballot but could be disqualified after election and more ->
 
 
 
 
KRBD: Former Ketchikan mayoral candidate convicted of recklessly injuring young daughter and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Highway News: B.C. report on prolific offenders says hardline enforcement is not the answer
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Feast On Southern BBQ At This Unassuming But Amazing Roadside Stop In Alaska

Alaska News September 22, 2022

KTUU: Elderly man claims Alaska State Trooper used excessive force, AST disagrees Soldotna senior Bob Bodell was tased, maced, and struck twice during a melee with a rookie trooper; Mat-Su school district passes policy implementing daily moment of silence in classrooms and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO: Alaska has the highest rate of women killed by men in the nation for the 7th year in a row; ‘Some of them just disappeared’: Essential pieces of life in Nome were lost in the storm; Skyrocketing airfares have Unalaska residents wondering if they can stay and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK: Hooper Bay families displaced by the flood search for a permanent solution; National Guard troops land in Bethel before deploying to help with storm damage and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Caught in a major storm, UAF researchers make the best of it; This Day in Alaska History-September 22nd, 1898 and more ->
 
 
 
 
KINY: Sukteeneidí Honor Totem Pole raised on Prince of Wales Island; Juneau police investigating Brotherhood Bridge homicide case; AP: Waiting for takeoff, her heart stopped, flight attendants came to the rescue.; Vaccine mandate for Head Start overturned and more ->
 
 
 
 
KRBD: Ketchikan High School selected as the only Alaska school to produce Broadway’s “Frozen” and more ->
 
 
 
 
KUCB: Aleutian Airways gets FAA approval to begin service to Unalaska’s Tom Madsen Airport and more ->

 
 
 
 

Alaska News September 17, 2022

KTUU: Anchorage man sentenced to over 13 years for 2018 crash that killed taxi driver; Butte bear is back; kills 21 turkeys on local hatchery A resident fired shots at the bear, but Fish and Game doesn’t believe it was hit and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO: Why Alaska uses ranked choice voting and what we know about how it affects elections; Dillingham’s housing crisis has teachers sleeping in the school and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK: Watch: Inuit soul music and dance and more ->
 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: This Day in Alaska History-September 17th, 1868 and more ->
 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Live blog: Flooding, damage unveiled as powerful storm moves across western Alaska A former typhoon is bringing damaging winds, dangerous seas, and an extreme storm surge to the western side of the state and more ->

 
 
 
 

The Arctic Sounder: Young language enthusiast becomes elementary school Inupiaq teacher and more ->
 
 
 
 
KINY: Homer resident indicted for vehicular homicide, authorities seeking whereabouts in Vegas and more ->
 
 
 
 
Resurrection Bay Historical Society
The next Thursdays: Our History program at 7 pm Thurday, Oct. 20 will feature representatives of the Seward Trail Blazers sharing details about the upcoming project to install a bronze statue of Alfred Lowell on the Seward waterfront. Dan Seavey and Lee Poleske will share details about the life of Alfred Lowell, a noted dog musher who was the son of Mary Lowell, whose homestead became the townsite of Seward in 1903. Free and open to the public, the program will be held in the Community Room of the Seward Community Library & Museum.
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KUCB: Unalaska grasps at solutions to stifling airfare costs and more ->

 
 
 
 
By Matt Preprost, Alaska Highway News: Fort Nelson writer shortlisted for CBC literary prize Fort Nelson author Kerissa Dickie is one of five finalists for the 2022 CBC Nonfiction Prize.

 
 
 
 
By Jacob Mann, Frontiersman.com: Alaska Writers Guild brings local wordsmiths together at Wasilla Library
 
 
 
 
Iris Yamashita Authors Mystery Set in Alaska

“City Under One Roof” by Iris Yamashita is forthcoming from Berkley, a division of Penguin Books.
A stranded detective tries to solve a murder in a tiny Alaskan town where everyone lives in a single high-rise building, in this gripping debut by an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter

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Alaska News September 15 & 16, 2022

Dorothy Fulton: August 25, 1937 – September 2, 2022

Dorothy Patricia Holmes Fulton, 85, came to the end of this life’s journey at home in Anchorage, Alaska, quite suddenly after a brief illness, on Sept. 2, 2022.

She was born on Aug. 25, 1937, to the late Mrs. Mattie Holmes and Mr. Samuel Holmes Sr.

Dorothy was the ninth of 12 children, born and raised in Waycross, Ga. She married Augustus Fulton Jr. shortly after graduating from high school. She was a staunch supporter of Augustus, “Gus,” throughout his long career in the United States Air Force. His military career eventually brought them to Anchorage, where they have remained.

Education was very important to Dorothy, she began her 42-year nursing career in 1963 as an LPN, going on to achieve an associate RN degree in 1978, and a Bachelor of Arts in human resource development in 1984, and a master’s degree in adult and community education in 1985, all while raising three children. Assisting Gus with their family business was a huge part of their lives together.

Dorothy was a well-respected champion and advocate of nurses; she devoted her career to serving others. She retired from the State of Alaska as the Executive Administrator of the Alaska Board of Nursing in 2005, after serving 16 years, but returned for another year at their request. She also served on the Board of Directors of the National Council of the State Boards of Nursing, as well as chairing the National Disciplinary Data Bank. She received many awards and recognition for her service.

Dorothy was employed by Providence Hospital from 1976 to 1989 in various nursing positions: staff nurse, assistant manager and staff development and education.

Dorothy was an avid basketball fan, being in Booster clubs for both UAA men’s and women’s basketball since the late 70s. Dorothy and Gus attended many basketball games and never missed the Alaska Shootout. It was a sad day for them when the Shootout was discontinued.

She was preceded in death by her adoring siblings, Mrs. Willie Mae Cooper, Ms. Ruth Holmes, Mrs. Martha Johnson, Mr. Samuel Holmes Jr., Mr. George Holmes, Mrs. Mary Ervin, Mrs. Elizabeth Shelton, Mrs. Odessa Dixon and Mr. Edward Holmes.

Dorothy deeply loved her family above all, mourning her loss is her loving husband of 66 years, Augustus Fulton Jr.; along with her children, Phyllis Fulton of Jacksonville, Fla., Augustus Fulton III (Joyce) of Anchorage, and Gregory Fulton (Brenda) of Anchorage; and grandchildren, Augustus Fulton Wiley, Natalie Wiley, Jessica Fulton (Michael Brown), Dan’elle Fulton, Daniel Greene (Amanda), Sara Fulton, Samantha Fulton, Nick Janak and Tiphanie Mikula (Sam). She was also a proud great-grandma of 13 children. Her family’s special memories include fantastic holiday meals where she always made everyone feel welcome and at home.

She will be deeply missed by her sisters, Mrs. Shirley Griffin of Columbus, Ga., and Mrs. Altamease Holmes of Savannah, Ga.; brother, Albert Hunt Jr.; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends who admired and adored Dorothy.

Memorial Mass to be held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Alaska at 12 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, followed by a reception at the Alaska Airlines Center.

She will be interned at Fort Richardson National Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be made in her honor to Catholic Social Services or the charity of donor’s choice.

 
 
 
 

Eva Ryan November 13, 1929 – August 18, 2022
Eva Pauline Ryan passed away on Aug. 18, 2022, in Anchorage, Alaska. She was born in Shaktoolik, Alaska, on Nov. 13, 1929, to Paul and May Tetpon Ivanoff. Eva’s early years were spent at Merkoryuk, Eek, and Golovin, where she completed grade school. Eva’s high school years were at White Mountain, Wrangell, and Mt. Edgecumbe, graduating in 1948.

Eva met Wilfred Ryan at White Mountain in 1946. On Aug. 15, 1949, Wilfred and Eva were married in Unalakleet by her grandfather, Commissioner Stephan Ivanoff. The couple moved to Kaltag in 1950, where Eva was hired as a BIA teacher. After a year on the Yukon River, they returned to Unalakleet. Eva worked at the post office and Wilfred began his flying career. Together, they founded Unalakleet Air Taxi in 1953. Eventually, Eva returned to teaching at the BIA Elementary School. Their family and Unalakleet Air Taxi grew, and Eva became not only a busy mother, but also a hostess to many guests and clients of the air taxi. In March 1977, Wilfred Sr. passed away after a short battle with cancer. Eva continued guiding their air taxi, which later became Ryan Air. In 1980, Eva retired from a long and memorable career with BIA. Eva qualified for a commercial herring permit and captained her own crew during the 80s. From 1988-90, she worked for the Headstart Program in Unalakleet as a cook. Eva was hired by Neeser Construction as their camp cook in 1988. This employment took her to Neeser job sites in Gambell, Stebbins, Wales, and Teller. In 1996, Eva retired for good.

Eva taught her children and grandchildren how to hunt and fish. She lived a true subsistence lifestyle, providing for her family and others. Villagers near and far received care packages of meat or fish and berries from Eva. In 1997, the Alaska Federation of Natives selected Eva “Atauchaq” Ryan as the first recipient of their Hunter/Fisher Award. In 2012, the 27th Alaska State Legislature honored both Wilfred Ryan Sr. and Eva Ryan in recognition of their contributions to air transportation and the Alaska aviation community. They were inducted into the Alaska Aviation Museum’s Hall of Fame on March 22, 2012.

Throughout her life, Eva spent her days being productive and, depending on the season, she was busy with her subsistence lifestyle; collecting herring eggs on kelp, seal hunting, making seal oil and black meat, gathering bird eggs and greens, drying and smoking salmon, berry picking and hunting moose and caribou. When not in the country, she was busy sewing, knitting, crocheting, embroidering, tanning and sewing furs, and creating grass baskets. Eva Ryan was a strong, hard-working and independent woman whom many admired, respected and loved. Her kindness, generosity and compassion will be greatly missed.

Eva is survived by her children, Sue (John) Eckels, Linda (Clarence Jr.) Towarak, Wilfred (Victoria) Ryan Jr., Glenda (Jake) Sherman, Adrian (Amy) Ryan, Pauline Nicoll, Dennis Ryan, Ferno (Jim) Tweto and Stephanie (Craig McConnell) Ryan; 28 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and brother, Larry (Maggie) Ivanoff. Eva was preceded in death by her husband, Wilfred; infant son, Dean; parents, Paul and May Ivanoff; and siblings, Clarence Towarak Sr., Ralph Ivanoff, Myrtle Garrison, Johnny Ivanoff, Emma Moses, Paul Ivanoff II, Henrietta Hansen, Fina Bunch, Laurina Ryan and Glenn Ivanoff.
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Anchorage mom pleads for information about hit and run driver who struck her son; News Tudor Road was closed off temporarily Friday morning after a crash that Anchorage police say… Vehicle crash with injuries briefly closes eastbound lanes of Tudor; Rogue bear raids Butte chicken coops and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO: Longtime AWARE staff member dies at 76; To center Yup’ik culture, a Southwest Alaska school district has adopted a subsistence calendar; Former player says Ketchikan volleyball coach charged with assault has history of abusive behavior and more ->
 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: This Day in Alaska History-September 13th, 1955; This Day in Alaska History-September 14th, 1916; This Day in Alaska History-September 15th, 1904; This Day in Alaska History-September 16th, 1929 and more ->
 
 
 
 

Fairbank News Webcenter 11: Alaskan bill signed requiring at least minimum wage for disabled workers; Protestors gather outside Fairbanks Youth Facility; New mural unveiled in downtown Fairbanks; North Pole Community Chamber of Commerce Visitor Cabin demolished and more ->
 
 
 
 

KINY: Kenai Grand Jury indicts River Aspelund for murdering mom; USDA awards Tlingit & Haida funding for Herring Roe program and more ->
 
 
 
 

The Seward Journal September 14 to September 20, 2022

 
 
 
 

KFSK: Alaska ferry system goes back to flat rates this winter and more ->
 
 
 
 

KUCB: Saab 2000 touches ground in Unalaska and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Heroes and villains
 
 
Craig Medred: Road rage AK
 
 
Craig Medred: The big chill
 
 
Craig Medred: Up, down fisheries
 
 
Craig Medred: Armed and safer
 
 
 
 
Tuesday, September 13, 2022: Alaska historian Steve Haycox on Mary Peltola’s Congressional swearing-in ceremony. Juneau trail system initiatives on the October 4th ballot. First annual Babefest launches tomorrow with a Joni Mitchell retrospective.
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: The 1.8 Mile Hike To Thunder Bird Falls In Alaska Is Short And Sweet
 
 
By Courtney, Only In Your State Alaska: 6 Epic Train Rides In Alaska That Will Give You An Unforgettable Experience
 
 
 
 
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