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Alaska News May 17-19, 2024

KTUU: Final defendant in Thunderbird Falls murder case pleads guilty

By Casandra Mancl
Published: May. 17, 2024 at 12:42 PM AKDT|Updated: 55 minutes ago

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) – Kayden McIntosh, the man accused of pulling the trigger in the brutal 2019 killing of Cynthia Hoffman, has pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree murder. All other charges were dismissed for McIntosh.

McIntosh is the fourth and final defendant involved in the murder to change their plea. This comes after Darin Schilmiller and Denali Brehmer were sentenced to 99 years each for their part in the killing earlier this year. Both Schilmiller and Brehmer have appealed their sentences according to online court records.

Caleb Leyland already changed his plea to guilty to one count of second-degree murder in November 2023. His sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 23. McIntosh is set to be sentenced Nov. 14.

McIntosh’s plea agreement would permit him to be sentenced to a minimum of 30 years, with a maximum of 85 years.

The charges against McIntosh come from the murder of Hoffman near Thunderbird Falls in Chugiak on June 2, 2019. Hoffman was 19 at the time of her death.

The murder included a group of teenagers who are accused of being “catfished” by Schilmiller to execute the killing for a large amount of money. McIntosh was 16 years old at the time of the crime.

 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: A quiet champ
 
 
Craig Medred: Bad science
 
 
 
 

KTUU: 2 men dead in Six Mile Lake aircraft crash; Police warn residents of door-to-door paving, asphalt scammers in Alaska; Bill allowing restaurant workers ages 18+ to serve alcohol headed to governor and more ->

 
 
 
 

KTOO: Where do the Foodland ravens roost?; Garden Talk: Jensen-Olson Arboretum previews upcoming events for Alaska Native Plant Month and more ->
 
 
 
 

KYUK: Slideshow: Bethel Regional High School’s Senior Parade; Alaska Airlines begins $60M effort to boost cargo capacity, upgrade terminals and other facilities across the state and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Law Requiring Warning that Alcohol Causes Breast and Colon Cancers Passes the Alaska State Legislature; NASA sounding rocket chief praises first solar flare campaign from Poker Flat; This Day in Alaskan History-May 17th, 1906; This Day in Alaskan History-May 18th, 1937; This Day in Alaskan History-May 19th, 1932 and more ->

 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 13: At Fairbanks murder trial, defendant denies brandishing weapon first and more ->

 
 
 
 

Resurrection Bay Historical Society

Resurrection Bay Historical Society will hold its May monthly meeting starting at 7 pm Thursday, May 23 in the Seward Museum. It will be the final meeting before the summer break.

Sue McClure will lead the annual Summer Solstice Cemetery Tour beginning at 10:30 pm Friday, June 21 at the Seward Cemetery. Please meet at the American Legion Cemetery just west of the Chamber of Commerce office. The event is open to the public.
Windows of History

Round the World Flight, the latest Windows of History display in the Library & Museum atrium, takes a look at the first flight around the world that involved a stop in Seward by 4 U.S. military airplanes. Photographs and newspaper articles tell the fascinating story.

 
 
 
 

KRBD: Teens charged with vehicle theft, criminal mischief after attempting to run away from wilderness therapy program and more ->
 
 
 
 

KSTK: Nolan Center unveils repatriated Tlingit objects this weekend and more ->

 
 
 
 

KFSK: Petersburg residents assemble “biggest puzzle in the world” over the winter and more ->
 
 
 
 

KUCB: APIA’s psychologist discusses substance misuse in Unalaska, leading to local symposium; Cold air blob makes “full tour” of Alaska, prolonging winter weather across the state and more ->

 
 
 
 

Delta Wind: New city administrator has longtime love for Alaska; DCC gets EMS working group off the ground and more ->
 
 
 
 

KMXT: Midday Report – May 17, 2024 and more ->

 
 
 
 
Alaska Run for Women

 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: UAF scientist’s research answers big question about our system’s largest planet
 
 

Alaska News May 12-16, 2024

KTUU: Police: Anchorage man dead from police gunfire in West Anchorage shooting; Woman found dead in tent near Campbell Creek Park; Man pleads guilty to killing homeless woman, injuring 4 others in 2021 downtown shooting and more ->

 
 
 
 

KTOO: Bill to ban toxic ‘forever chemicals’ in firefighting foams passes Alaska House and Senate; Juneau Assembly OKs $2M grant for low-income supportive housing project; Ketchikan residents protest imitation totem poles carved by convicted murderer and more ->

 
 
 
 

KYUK: Community slideshow: 2024 Kuskokwim River breakup flooding; Bethel hires new chief of police and more ->

 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: Fairbanks Jury Convicts Christensen of Attempted Murder; AVTEC Launches Innovative Training Program To Equip Students With Industrial Machine, Maintenance Skills; This Day in Alaskan History-May 12th, 1898; This Day in Alaskan History-May 13th, 1866; This Day in Alaskan History-May 14th, 1898; This Day in Alaskan History-May 15th, 1926; This Day in Alaskan History-May 16th, 1924 and more ->
 
 
 
 

Fairbans News Webcenter 11: Military Report: West Valley High School graduate awarded army scholarship and more ->

 
 
 
 
The Arctic Sounder: Anaktuvuk Pass Elder received an honorary degree from Ilisagvik for protecting caribou hunting traditions and more ->
 
 
 
 

KINY: Cancer claims Iditarod champion Rick Mackey. His father and brother also won famed Alaska race; Alaska awarded nearly $4M in Community Wildfire Defense Grants and more ->
 
 
 
 

KSTK: Wrangell middle school students made documentaries and podcasts that will be viewed at the Stikine Stories Film Festival and more ->
 
 
 
 

KFSK: Petersburg volunteer firefighter receives long-delayed state award; What to expect at this year’s Little Norway Festival and more ->

 
 
 
 

KRBD: Ketchikan Schools deliver 52 layoff notifications, which leaders say are unlikely to materialize and more ->
 
 
 
 

KUCB: Dutch Harbor Cannabis Company opening delayed until fall; Schoolhouse Block: UCSD high school science and math teacher Kyle Holloway and more ->
 
 
 
 

Delta Wind: Tractors, books, fun mix at Delta Community Library and more ->
 
 
 
 

KMXT: Kodiak College to change its Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing program and more ->
 
 
 
 

Craig Medred: Salmon subterfuge
 
 
Craig Medred: On Artificial Ignorance
 
 
 
 

By Matt Goff: Sitka Nature Show #312 – Laura Kaltenstein (encore)
 
 
 
 
By Snell & Wilmer: May 14, 2024 Alaska Supreme Court Extends Tribal Sovereign Immunity: A Landmark Decision with a Far-Reaching Impact
 
 
 
 
‘Siesta’ in the Arctic: The forgotten Alaska link to Allen Ginsberg and the Beat GenerationBy David Reamer | Histories of Alaska
Part of a continuing weekly series on Alaska history by local historian David Reamer. Have a question about Anchorage or Alaska history or an idea for a future article? Go to the form at the bottom of this story.

In the summer of 1956, a cargo ship and poet together traveled the seas off north Alaska. The ship was a relic, an artifact of a war that ended more than a decade earlier. As a Victory ship, the USNS Sgt. Jack J. Pendleton had been among hundreds built during World War II to replace losses from German submarines. It would continue to serve, but the initiative behind its creation was gone. On the other hand, Allen Ginsberg, the poet, stood at a precipice of fame, infamy and influence. He was about to publish his first standalone work on that boat in those frigid waters off Alaska.

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Apologies for the paywall!

 
 
 
 
Bird Treatment & Learning Center
Stop! Don’t pick up that baby bird!

With baby bird season on its way, we want to remind everyone that most baby birds do not need human help. We know it’s hard – they look adorable and helpless. But chances are, their parents are nearby, and even though you mean well, you’re kidnapping their babies. Read our latest blog post, “Three Things to Know Before You “Rescue” a Baby Bird” so you’ll be ready and armed with knowledge when you see your first baby bird this spring:
Three Things To Know Before You “Rescue” A Baby Bird

 
 
 
 
Life Is A Highway: Describing Anchorage 1 Week After Arriving – Alaska First Impression
 
 
Life Is A Highway: Living In A Small Remote Town In Alaska

 
 

Alaska News May 05-11, 2024

KTUU: Wasilla man charged with robbery after following woman home, stealing bingo money, troopers say Victim claims to have had around $750 in bingo winnings stolen in altercation at her home; Federal judge calls cruise ship stabbings off Alaska’s coast ‘violent’ & ‘unprovoked’ Judge, defense express concern over South African suspect’s mental health as prosecutors detail stabbing of 75-year old passenger & 2 ship employees; Proposed academies could change daily class schedule for Anchorage high schoolers and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTOO: This oil platform stopped pumping 30 years ago. Alaska still won’t make the owner tear it down. And more ->

 
 
 
 

KYUK: Gov. Dunleavy issues disaster declaration for 2024 spring floods and more ->
 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: Paul James Jr. Sentenced to 104.5 Years for Sexual Assault and Other Convictions; Mountain goats live and die on the edge; Ancient DNA reveals genetic resilience of Pacific walruses; This Day in Alaskan History May 5th, 1898; This Day in Alaskan History-May 6th, 1908; This Day in Alaskan History-May 8th, 1916; This Day in Alaskan History-May 9th, 1907; This Day In Alaska History May 10th, 1957; This Day in Alaskan History-May 11th, 1852 and more ->
 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Defendant testifies in attempted murder trial; Alaska launches ‘One Pill Can Kill’ and more->
 
 
 
 

KINY: Sitka Police investigate death, no foul play suspected and more ->

 
 
 
 
KSTK: Master weaver, Holly Churchill, taught week-long workshop this spring; Wrangell residents have until May 20 to apply for FEMA disaster assistance; Microplastics in Wrangell’s harbors? High school students affirmed the findings and more ->

 
 
 
 

KFSK: Petersburg residents march in the rain for Missing and Murdered Indigenous People Awareness Day; Students practice budgeting at Financial Reality Fair and more ->
 
 
 
 

KRBD: Former Ketchikan volleyball coach convicted of assault, harassment against player; Ketchikan’s primary homeless shelter is stopping overnight service and more ->
 
 
 
 

KUCB: Alaska Wildlife Troopers dedicates patrol vessel to former Unalaska resident and fallen trooper; Unalaska Chief of Police discusses city’s dog ordinances; Unalaska City Council grants full funding to nonprofit organizations and health clinic and more ->
 
 
 
 

KMXT: Sun’aq Tribe staff get scuba certified to improve search efforts for invasive crayfish; Ouzinkie’s Spruce Island Farms testing kelp farming as a way to provide revenue and restore the environment and more ->

 
 
 
 

By John Skidmore, Alaska Beacon: Prosecuting crimes against Alaska Native people is at core of Department of Law work
 
 
 
 
FYI

Laurel Bill Author

I know this post is a bit different from what I usually share, but I am so proud of my fourth-generation Alaskan daughter that I could burst! We have been keeping this secret since she flew to Nashville this winter to compete in the PBS series The Great American Recipe that begins its next season (featuring her and other folks from all over the United States) on June 17. Kim is the FIRST Alaskan ever on the show. Mark your calendar and watch as she whips up recipes using moose, salmon, and other Alaska ingredients! Alaska Girl Eats https://alaskagirleats.com
Go Kim Sherry!!!!!!

 
 
 
 

FYI

Kindle freebie 5/11/2024

Pearl: You are Cleared to Land Kindle Edition
by Deanna Edens (Author) Format: Kindle Edition

Have you ever heard of The Pearl of Alaska? How about The Hillbilly Eskimo? Do you know the name of the woman who received the Wright Brothers’ Master Pilot Award at the age of ninety-seven? Well, her name is Pearl and this is a story about her and her family and friends. To be more precise many of these stories are hers—authentic memories written by an amazing woman.

Pearl Bragg Laska Chamberlain was the first woman to fly her own plane from the Lower 48 up the Alaska Highway to Alaska. She worked as a flight instructor, bush pilot, cryptographer for the Pentagon, flew in five Powder Puff Derbies, and was also a WASP trainee and famous “99er.” Pearl was a member of the UFO’s (United Flying Octogenarians), and the mayor of Fairbanks actually declared a “Pearl Laska Chamberlain Day.” Pretty impressive, eh?

I am very excited to bring you this fabulous collection of “Braggin’ Rights” stories that begin in the early 1900s on Chestnut Mountain in Summers County, West Virginia. Tales about bootleggin’ and learning to fly in the Appalachians are followed by adventures to exotic places. Narratives about living in the polar region and escapades of an aviatrix are accompanied by heartfelt memories of real-life victories and the sorrows of a lifetime. So settle down into the cockpit, buckle your seatbelt and get ready for an astonishing and amazing flight.

 
 
 
 
GEO All Day: Why Criminals love this place ????

 
 
 
 
Simple Living Alaska: Breaking Ground on the New Garden | Starting Over from Scratch
 
 

Alaska News May 01-04, 2024

KTUU: Wife to auction off late husband’s one-of-a-kind wagon; Alaskan’s gather for 2nd annual ‘Play Ball’ camp, sponsored by Seattle Mariners and more ->
 
 
KTUU Allgood News: A stroke of kindness. Leo and Kai were on an old field but a ‘hello’ put them on a new journey.
 
 
KTUU Allgood News: Blazing a broadcast trail under his bunk bed! Teen Colton Prince ‘rock’in it’! Internet Radio DJ!
 
 
 
 
KTOO: Former head prison doctor replaces Anne Zink as Alaska’s chief medical officer; Tidal Network works to meet FCC’s timeline for Hoonah broadband license and more ->

 
 
 
 
KYUK: For one Utqiaġvik family, spring bowhead whaling marks an important milestone; Kongiganak roots fuel graduating Columbia senior Charitie Ropati and more ->
 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: Marsh, of Fairbanks, Sentenced to 75 Years for Murdering Trisha Pearson; Eagle River man charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm; Searching for microplastics on Denali; This Day in Alaskan History-May 1st, 1914; This Day in Alaskan History-May 2nd, 1778; This Day in Alaskan History-May 3rd, 1917; This Day in Alaskan History-May 4th, 1911 and more ->
 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons crisis addressed by Justice Department; Lisa Murkowski introduces historic legislation for menopause research; Propagating local species during Alaska Native Plant Month and more ->
 
 
 
 

The Arctic Sounder: Subsistence hunters measure wave height and use an app to predict conditions at sea and more ->
 
 
 
 

KINY: Juneau man arrested for arson in connection to trailer fire; Capital City Fire Rescue responds to third fire in a week; Alaska Seaplanes announces launch of ‘game changing’ technology to increase reliability and more ->

 
 
 
 
KSTK: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist visits Wrangell to talk about journalism and covering sexual violence in Alaska and more ->
 
 
 
 

Resurrection Bay Historical Society
The next Thursdays: Our History program will feature a presentation by local historian Doug Capra on the book “The Alaskan” by Robert Lund. A novel about life in small-town Alaska in the 1930s, the author drew upon the time he spent working as a longshoreman in Seward for part of the tale. The program will start at 7 pm May 16 at the Seward Community Library & Museum. The event is open to the public.
 
 
 
 

KFSK: Outbreaks of measles nationwide inspire preparation at the Petersburg School District; U.S. Coast Guard rescues stranded kayaker with assistance from Petersburg police dispatch; Some Petersburg officials are trying to stem the tide of fatal overdoses by handing out more Narcan kits. But not everyone is onboard. and more ->
 
 
 
 

KRBD: Identity of man found dead beneath downtown dock revealed; School Board upholds decision to retain book in high school library; Performing arts camp provides an opportunity for Ketchikan students to embrace Indigenous identities and more ->
 
 
 
 

KUCB: MMIP expert discusses solutions in the Aleutians as Unalaskans gear up for awareness walk and more ->
 
 
 
 

Delta Wind: Milepost sign construction coming along and more ->
 
 
 
 

KMXT: Dockage rates at Kodiak Ports & Harbors would increase but others would hold steady with proposed tariff changes and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Alaska Division of Forestry & Fire Protection, Alaska Division of Forestry & Fire Protection burn permit suspensions for May 4, 2024

 
 
 
 

Craig Medred: The headlight
 
 
Craig Medred: Grand illusion
 
 
Craig Medred: Death season

 
 
 
 
Book review: ‘The Hope ‘91 Sled Dog Race’ brings an audacious but improbable event to life on the pageBy David James

By Helen Hegener with Jon Van Zyle, Frank Flavin and Sandra Medearis; Northern Lights Media, 2023; 232 pages; $39.95.

“Hope 91 International Intercontinental Sled Dog Race, a most improbable, impossible attempt at sled dog diplomacy between the superpowers took off from Nome on April 6, 1991,” Sandra Medearis writes in a recent book commemorating the event. “About 200 believers and skeptics out of a town population of 4,200 lined the chute to see eight stalwart mushers off to the Soviet Far East.”

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Nikola Tomic: Anchorage Has a Secret!

 
 

Alaska News April 29-30, 2024

KTUU: Community reacts to weekend violence in Anchorage; Homeless residents prepare to leave Cuddy Park encampment ahead of imminent abatement; Hanna Norman has spring fever! Gardening, greenhouses & just letting it grow! Springtime in Alaska! and more ->

 
 
 
 

KTOO: ‘Mad scientist’: Haines luthier carves out top-quality guitars with local materials; Tongass Voices: Malin Babcock on a life intertwined with Juneau history; ‘These new works are going to dance’: Juneau event will showcase largest collection of new Ravenstail weaving in decades and more ->
 
 
 
 

KYUK: Bethel organizes 3rd annual MMIP March for Justice; Drone program takes off in Bethel with first round of federal funding and more ->

 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopters retired after 36 years of service in Alaska; Indian Nations Agreement Signed with Washington State to Provide Indian Child Welfare Services; Senate Judiciary Committee Introduces Omnibus Crime Package; This Day In Alaska History April 29th, 1939; This Day in Alaskan History-April 30th, 1913 and more ->
 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Could Fairbanks help bring inventor’s pipe dream into reality? And more ->
 
 
 
 
KINY: Public input welcomed as Tongass begins revising 25-year-old forest plan; Alaska tribal health consortiums are legally immune in many cases, state Supreme Court says; and more ->

 
 
 
 

Resurrection Bay Historical Society
The next Thursdays: Our History program will feature a presentation by local historian Doug Capra on the book “The Alaskan” by Robert Lund. A novel about life in small-town Alaska in the 1930s, the author drew upon the time he spent working as a longshoreman in Seward for part of the tale. The program will start at 7 pm May 16 at the Seward Community Library & Museum. The event is open to the public.

 
 
 
 
KRBD: Man found dead beneath downtown dock; Metlakatla man indicted for assault, manslaughter in 2023 car crash and more ->

 
 
 
 

KUCB: Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska launches free food distribution program and more ->
 
 
 
 

Delta Wind: Unofficial word is that dual credit courses at DHS will increase in cost 500% and more ->

 
 
 
 

KMXT: Midday Reort and more ->
 
 
 
 
Beth Ann Matthews: Deep Waters
In this intimate story of relationship resilience, marine biologist Beth Mathews’s fulfilling life as a professor and mother in Alaska is upended when her healthy husband is slammed by a rare type of stroke. Jim’s radical approach to recovery clashes with Beth’s instinct to keep him safe at home and sets them on a collision course as he insists on ambitious sailing expeditions with Beth and their young son in Alaska’s magnificent, yet unforgiving, waters.

 
 
 
 
Saturday, 04 May, is Wildfire Community Preparedness Day. In honor of this day, the Anchorage Fire Department and the Office of Emergency Management encourages everyone to take a moment to focus on preventing wildfire and increasing personal preparedness. Click here to learn more about the Firewise Home Assessment Program, protecting your home, and burn permits:

Fire Department AFD Home Page (muni.org)
https://www.muni.org/Departments/Fire/Pages/default.aspx

Click here to learn more about increasing your personal preparedness.

Preparedness Emergency Preparedness (muni.org)
https://www.muni.org/departments/oem/prepared/pages/default.aspx

In addition, the Municipality has an emergency alert notification system. Since you are receiving this email, you are already signed up to receive emergency alerts. Congratulations! Please encourage family, friends, co-workers, etc, to sign up. To receive emergency alerts via text, they should text “ANCHORAGE” to 67283 on their cell phones. If they would like to receive emergency alert notifications via text, voice, and/or email, they can register on the OEM website at the following link:

Emergency Management Office of Emergency Management (muni.org)
https://www.muni.org/Departments/OEM/Pages/default.aspx

Finally, as part of the Midsummer Night’s Science Series, the Campbell Creek Science Center will host an event called, “Fighting Fire in Alaska” on May 9th from 6 – 8 pm. This is a great opportunity to meet people who fight fires in Alaska, check out some of the equipment they use, and learn ways you can prevent wildland fires and make your home safer from wildfires. See attached flyer for more details or click on the following link:

Campbell Creek Science Center Activity Calendar | Bureau of Land Management (blm.gov)
https://www.blm.gov/learn/interpretive-centers/campbell-creek-science-center/public-programs-and-events

Together, we can increase our preparedness for wildfires. Stay safe everyone!

Office of Emergency Management and the Anchorage Fire Department

 
 
 
 

Ian at KTOO: Another Press Club in the books and more ->

 
 
 
 

Audobon Alaska: The Interior Department Has Done Big Things for Alaska!
 
 
 
 

Craig Medred: Useen Salmon

 
 
 
 

Alaska Wildland Fire Information: State of Alaska Prepares for Annual Prescribed Burning Operations in Delta Junction, Fairbanks, and Mat-Su Areas
 
 
 
 

By Megan McDonald, Only In Alaska: You’ll Never Look At Donuts The Same Way After Trying Jason’s Donuts In Alaska
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: You’ll Barely Be Able To Take A Bite Of The Massive Burgers At The Butte Burger Place In Alaska
 
 
 
 
Ony In Your State Alaska: Why Are Glaciers Blue? What’s Alaska’s Largest Glacier? Glacier Hiking, And More!
 
 
Simple Living Alaska: Sawmill Shed Finishing Touches | Repairs, Log Oil & Cutting Spruce Siding
 
 
Simple Living Alaska: Spring Days in Alaska | Tanning a Caribou Hide
 
 

Alaska News April 28, 2024

KTUU: Parenting in the Far North: Foster Care in Alaska; Data for Indigenous Justice’s Charlene Aqpik Apok discusses plans for more MMIP resources; Last Frontier Honor Flight returns after trip taking veterans to nation’s capital and more ->

 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: Alaska Senate Takes Steps to Address Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples; Treasures found within a volcanic cave; This Day in Alaska History-April 28th, 1898 and more ->

 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Updated: The Nenana Ice Classic tripod has fallen and more ->

 
 
 
 

KINY: StoryPath Returns: May 1-7 Is “Working Boats” and more ->

 
 
 
 

The Delta Wind: Local business pledges money to support EMS and more ->
 
 
 
 
By DEAN BRICKEY, The World Link: Newby files as lone candidate for Coos County District Attorney
The prosecutor originally is from Chugiak, Alaska, where she grew up. She spent her summers in small commercial fishing villages. After high school, Newby attended the University of Oregon in Eugene for a year, then earned a bachelor’s degree in politics from Willamette University in Salem in 2001.

A Fulbright Scholar, she studied two years in Iceland, where she started an exchange program. Then she worked at the Alaska Women’s Resource Center, helping victims of domestic violence, and worked as a paralegal for an Alaskan law firm. That led her to attend law school at Seattle University, graduating in 2008.
 
 
 
 

Alaska News April 27, 2024

KTUU: Motorcyclist sustains life-threatening injuries in Friday evening collision; Climber dies after fall on Denali National Park peak, partner rescued and more ->
Kudos!!
Officials said another group of climbers saw the fall and alerted the Alaska Regional Communication Center around 10:45 p.m. Thursday before making their way down to the area where the two people had ended up. Once there, officials say the second group stayed with the surviving member through the night by digging a snow cave.
 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: This Day in Alaskan History-April 27th, 1920 and more ->
 
 
 
 

Fairbans News Webcenter 11: Missing in the North: Robert Harris Kelly Sr. and Kristopher Sean Kelly and more ->
 
 
 
 

KINY: Alaska House approves social media ban for young kids, online pornography ID checks for all; Anchorage man sentenced to 17 years for child pornography charges and more ->
 
 
 
 

KUCB: King Cove braces for salmon season with no seafood processor amid historic price slump and more ->

 
 
 
 

KMXT: Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium presents Climatologist Rick Thoman as keynote speaker and more ->
 
 
 
 
Anchorage Park Foundation: The 2024 Park of the Year is Kincaid Park!

 
 
 
 

By Mandy Feder-Sawyer, Library to hold author talks
Padilla was raised in Red Bluff. He briefly lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles and Orange County. During his youth, many of his summers were spent in Ketchikan, Alaska. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics with a minor in psychology.

 
 
 
 

Alaska News April 25-26, 2024

KTUU: Judge sentences Oregon man convicted in 1978 murder case; Police: Tractor trailer hits pedestrian on Glenn Highway, forcing brief closure; Making crafts from scraps: Anchorage Museum teaches how to make t-shirt yarn and more ->

 
 
 
 

KTUU: Alaska House passes bill that would put more guardrails on property assessments and more ->
 
 
 
 

KYUK: Fili’s Pizza avoids potential loss of liquor license and more ->

 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: Joint Traffic Safety Operation Nets Hundreds of Contacts with Alaska Drivers; Alaska Air National Guard rescues stranded skiers at Kenai Fjords National Park; This Day in Alaskan History-April 25th, 1919; This Day in Alaskan History-April 26th, 1920 and more ->
 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Search and rescue dogs train for the trail in Fairbanks; Tonight on Investigate TV+; Free medical clinic coming to Fairbanks and more ->

 
 
 
 

The Arctic Sounder: New AC store promises to bring more fresh produce to Anaktuvuk Pass and more ->
 
 
 
 

Amendment banning kids under 14 from social media passes Alaska House with bipartisan support

The Alaska House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a proposal that would bar children under 14 from creating social media accounts. The measure came as an amendment to an otherwise unrelated bill that would require adult websites to verify users are 18 or older.

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KINY: Anchorage man pleads guilty to a child exploitation offense and more ->

 
 
 
 

FSK: Petersburg School District receives national recognition for school lunches; Feds pinch Southeast Alaska skippers for illegally transporting crab; Petersburg Medical Center’s old septic pipes are buckling; facility engineers to hold off on major repairs as new hospital is underway and more ->
 
 
 
 

KRBD: Ketchikan Borough completes renovations on Norman Walker Field; Silver Bay Seafoods finalizes acquisition of Trident Seafood’s Ketchikan operation; Pole fire causes major power outages in Ketchikan, Wrangell, and Petersburg and more ->
 
 
 
 

Delta Wind: DGSD tops state testing scores and more ->
 
 
 
 

KMXT: Midday Report – April 26, 2024 and more ->

 
 

Alaska News April 23-24, 2024

KUCB: PenAir founder and Grumman Goose pilot Orin Seybert dies at 87
 
 
 
 
Fairbanksb News Webcenter 11: Recovery efforts ongoing after plane crashes in Fairbanks; Michael Vandeburgh convicted of sexually abusing a minor; Scout’s public service life vest project halted by vandalism and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Assembly hopes rezoning National Archives site will bring new housing development to Midtown and more ->
 
 
Dave Allgood: The AHBA’s 2024 Annual Anchorage Home Show: The real show is the humorous humans behind the homes.
 
 
 
 
KTOO: Peter Pan Seafoods announces it will cease operations and more ->
 
 
 
 

KYUK: Akiachak man charged with stealing village police vehicle and more ->
 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: NYO Games to Get Underway; Alaska Air National Guard officer shares story with Service High JROTC; Citizen science project tracks slugs as they slither north; Huge database gives insight into salmon patterns at sea; This Day in Alaska History April 22nd, 1917; This Day in Alaskan History-April 23rd, 1869; This Day in Alaskan History-April 24th, 1913 and more ->

 
 
 
 

The Arctic Sounder: A women-only snowmachine race draws mothers, daughters and sisters from across Northwest Alaska and more ->
 
 
 
 

KINY: Alaska House panel removes proposal to raise the state’s age of sexual consent to 18; CBJ seeks proposals for Marie Drake and Floyd Dryden and more ->
 
 
 
 

KSTK: As the birds migrate, Wrangell celebrates with the Stikine River Birding Festival and more ->
 
 
 
 

KYUK: Bill that aims to loosen telehealth restrictions passes Alaska Senate and more ->
 
 
 
 

KRBD: Archaeologists try to answer new questions about first humans in Southeast Alaska; Haida language and culture non-profit H.E.A.L. opens in Craig and more ->
 
 
 
 

KMXT: Midday Reports and more ->
 
 
 
 

Alaska Business Earns Press Club Awards
 
 
 
 

By Nina Culver: YWCA Women of Achievement awards: Denise Smart
 
 
 
 
By John Quick: Zak Kirkpatrick, fourth-generation Alaskan, singer-songwriter, tells his story on the Must Read Alaska Show
 
 
 
 

Delta Discovery: Former Bethel coach named to Alaska High School Hall of Fame

 
 

Partial updates April 08-22, 2024

Associated Press: Air National Guard changes in Alaska could affect national security, civilian rescues, staffers say
 
 
 
 
Eielson AFB: Eielson hosts Women’s Panel Lunch and Learn event
 
 
 
 
Ketchikan Daily News: Mary Louise (Giraudo) Beck
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: New radar analysis method can improve winter river safety
 
 
 
 
KTOO: Alaska Women’s Cancer Care expands service to Juneau
 
 
 
 
By Theresa Bird, AlaskaWatchman.com: AUTHENTIC ALASKAN WOMEN (Part 4): Sherrie Laurie brings Christ’s love to Alaska’s most vulnerable, abused women

Editor’s note: As modern global elites champion powerful and defiant women, this series features Alaskan women who leavening the world with that particular love unique to the “genius of women.”

Sherrie Laurie was a FedEx pilot for 20 years before she felt called by God to face her fears and embark on a journey that would ultimately lead her to encounter, and love, some of the most vulnerable, neglected and abused women in Anchorage.
 
 
 
 
ADN: ‘Looking inside my brain’: 40 years of Ray Troll’s inspiration and imagination captured in new book
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Bad messaging
 
 
Craig Medred: The ‘accident’
 
 
Craig Medred: Alaska delusions
 
 
Craig Medred: The bonanza
 
 
Craig Medred: Alaska idyll
 
 
Craig Medred: Dirty bottoms
 
 
Craig Medred: Accepting reality