Category Archives: AK News

Alaska News November 27-30, 2023

KUCB: Alaska loses the last surviving person from Attu, Gregory Golodoff


KSTK: A Wrangell man’s retirement project has become a lifeline for families cut off by deadly landslide and more ->

KYUK: Russian Orthodox Archpriest Michael James Oleksa has died at 76; Ayaprun Elitnaurvik Principal Joshua Gill receives national recognition and more ->


KTUU: Trial begins in Anchorage murder case that is over 40 years old; Little Diomede’s only school closed after building crash and more ->
KTUU Dave Allgood News: Bear Valley Elementary claims National Blue Ribbon Award for high performance
KTOO: Alaska mother of ROTC cadet calls lack of accountability for her death ‘unconscionable’; Alaska experts try to untangle invasive Japanese knotweed and more ->

Alaska Native News: Donovan Dennis Charged in Eagle River Shooting Investigation; Former JBER Soldier Indicted for Sexual Assault; This Day in Alaska History-November 27th, 1918; This Day in Alaska History-November 28th, 1886; This Day in Alaska History-November 29th, 1915; This Day in Alaska History-November 30th, 1918 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fatal vehicle collision Wed. evening on Richardson Highway; Hello, Goodbye – Fairbanks fire chief retires with new chief already on deck and more ->
The Arctic Sounder: To keep health aides safe, Northwest Alaska health corporation is hiring security guards and more ->


KINY: Steavin Martin sentenced for two counts of sexual assault; Metlakatla Indian Community Team recognized by NOAA for entanglement response; With law enforcement sparse, Alaska villages build network of safety for survivors and more ->


The Seward Journal November 29 to December 05, 2023

Courtesy of Floyd H Hall

????❤️If You Donate to food banks Etc ❤️????
Just a heads up about things donated.
1. Everyone donates Kraft Mac and Cheese in the box. They can rarely use it because it needs milk and butter which is hard to get from regular food banks.
2. Milk / Boxed milk is a treasure, as kids need it for cereal which they also get a lot of.
3. Everyone donates pasta sauce and spaghetti noodles.
4. They cannot eat all the awesome canned veggies and soup unless you put a can opener in too or buy pop tops.
5. Oil is a luxury but needed for Rice a-Roni which they also get a lot of.
6. Spices/salt/pepper make a great gift.
7. Tea bags and coffee help keep warm
8. Sugar and flour are treats.
9. fresh produce donated by farmers and grocery stores.
10. Seeds are cool in Spring and Summer because growing can be easy for some.
11. They rarely get fresh meat.
12. Tuna and crackers make a good lunch.
13. Hamburger Helper goes nowhere without ground beef.
14. They get lots of peanut butter and jelly but usually not sandwich bread.
15. Butter or margarine is nice too.
16. Eggs are a real commodity.
17. Cake mix and frosting makes it possible to make a child’s birthday cake.
18. Dishwashing detergent is very expensive and is always appreciated.
19. Feminine hygiene products are a luxury.
20. Almost Everyone loves Stove Top Stuffing.
21. Diapers / baby things
22. Wipes care products
23. Buns rolls
24. Baked goods
25. Potatoes ????
26. Nuts /trail mixes /crackers
27. Seeds for eating or cooking
28. Raisins /trail mixes
29. Dishwashing pods
30. Rags and cleaning supplies
31. Pet food / Pet supplies and warm gear


KFSK: Burglary suspect arrested and in custody; Petersburg High School students raise and release pink salmon and more ->
Delta Wind: Fort Greely CAC now open to public; new coffee shop, lounge under construction

KMXT: Midday Report November 29, 2023 and more ->

The Delta Discovery: Sullivan Honors Incredible Service and Sacrifice of America’s Veterans
Lynne Curry: A Drama in 127 Words: Leaning Forward

Alaska News November 08-10, 2023

Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) honors Gene Horner as Alaskan of the Week – November 9, 2023


NOW THEREFORE, I, Mike Dunleavy, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF ALASKA, do hereby proclaim November 9, 2023 as: Women Veterans Day

KYUK: LISTEN: Veterans Day Celebration at Bethel Regional High School and more ->
BELLS Nursery Market November 11th, 2023

HOURS: 10am-3pm
Farmers still have Root crops like Potatoes, Onions & Carrots. More cottage non-farm vendors and Alaskan Crafters step up to populate the Market:
Seafood, Preserves, Bakeries, Prepared chicken dinners and your favorite Alaskan craft vendors are at Bells

Learn more ->

KTUU: Mayor declares snow emergency as crews work around the clock to plow streets and more ->


KTOO: ‘Alaska is the Center of the Universe’ podcast spotlights Indigenous stories from across the state; In horror anthology ‘Never Whistle at Night,’ Indigenous authors explore the unsettling and more ->


Fireside Books: Alice McDermott’s ‘Absolution’; ‘The Vulnerables’ by Sigrid Nunez and more ->
Michael R Dougherty, Anchorage Facts and HistoryDo you know the legend of Sleeping Lady? Come along for a fanciful visit to Mount Susitna in this edition.
You can see Sleeping Lady if you look west from Anchorage across the Knik Arm of Cook Inlet. Yes, the mountain resembles a lady sleeping on her side.

Learn more ->

Alaska Native News: First NASA rocket of season flies high out of Poker Flat Research Range; This Day in Alaska History-November 8th, 1955; This Day in Alaska History-November 9th, 1929; This Day in Alaska History-November 10th, 1911 and more ->


Fairbnaks News Webcenter 11: Sen. Murkowski awards veteran with medals decades after WW II; FPD hire talks about decision to move to the Golden Heart City and more ->

The Arctic Sounder: Kotzebue’s Cape Blossom port awarded 2.4 million in a federal grant and more ->
KINY: Alaska pays millions to respond to domestic violence. Advocates want millions to prevent it.; Tribal leaders ask Congress for help with fentanyl crisis in Native American communities and more ->

KACW: A conversation with Alaska’s exorcist and more ->
KUCB: Military responds to munition found in Izembek National Wildlife Refuge and more ->
The Seward Journal: November 08 to November 14, 2023

Delta Wind: Event raises more than just funds and more ->
KMXT: Midday Report November 08, 2023; Kodiak Island Ambulatory Care Clinic still open after FBI search and more ->


Simple Living Alaska: Let There Be Light! | Heating the Chicken Coop with Diesel Fuel

Alaska News November 05-07, 2023

KTUU: A New Mission: Life After Military Service; Man rescues granddaughter in deadly East Anchorage fire that killed his daughter; Clean-up underway in residential areas as snow continues to hamper drivers and more ->
KTOO: To prevent domestic violence, Alaska schools teach healthy relationships; Alaska-raised composer makes music from the sounds of nature and more ->


KYUK: Judge Terrence Haas’ departure leaves approximately 450 cases to be reassigned ; Watch: Yup’ik tradition in contemporary art and more ->


Alaska Native News: Iditarod Trail Committee Introduces the Iditarod Lotto: Race to Nome; The Arctic’s past provides a glimpse into the future; This Day in Alaska History-November 5th, 1910; This Day in Alaska History-November 6th, 1907; This Day in Alaska History-November 7th, 1913 and more ->

The Arctic Sounder: Weekly grief counseling offers support and coping tools to Northwest Arctic residents and more ->


KINY: Murkowski Honors Alaska WWII Veteran for His Service; Anthony Pisano convicted of 2017 Triple Homicide; Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) now available for affected workers, self-employed individuals in Kusilvak, Yupiit areas and more ->

KUCB: Museum of the Aleutians brings in over $25,000 at annual fundraiser and more ->
KMXT: Midday report

By Claire Stremple – Alaska Beacon: Domestic Violence in Alaska: Advocates link Alaska’s high rate of traumatic brain injury with domestic violence

Alaska Railroad releases 2024 official printARRC conductor’s artwork celebrates the all-women, Athabascan crew of section hands near Cantwell in the 1940s
News Release
DATE: November 2, 2023 CONTACT: Cat Clarke, 907-265-2671

Artist and ARRC conductor Riana Sather was the Alaska Railroad’s 2024
selected winning artist. The public can meet Riana at print signing events scheduled for Fairbanks and Anchorage in January 2024

Learn more ->


By Laura Williamson, American Heart Association News: Born to heal: Alaska Native blends traditional and Western medicine to promote maternal heart health


KNOM: Miss Alaska visits her first community off the road system

Craig Medred: A business in crisis

KTUU: Indigenous writer Lily Tuzroyluke debuts her novel ‘Sivulliq Ancestor’
Great Reads from Great Places is an annual list that is distributed by the Library of Congress; each state selects a book for adults and kids. Sivulliq Ancestor was selected to represent Alaska for 2023.
Helen Hegener, Northern Lights Media: The History of Sled Dogs in North America From the Bering Sea to the Atlantic Ocean
Helen Hegener: My book about the history of sled dogs on this continent has received many accolades since its publication last year, but the most recent review is the most in-depth and certainly the most stellar review of the lot. In the November 4 edition of the Anchorage Daily News, book reviewer David James writes, “At 420 large pages, it’s daunting on the surface and might cause even the most avid musher to think twice about reading it. Don’t be daunted, and don’t think twice. The writing is lively, there are plenty of illustrations, and best of all, it’s fun to read.”

A Secret Garden: A Lifetime of Struggles with Doubt

Alaska News November 03-04, 2023

KTUU: 2 dead, 5 taken to hospital after fire in Northeast Anchorage; Police charge individual after reports of violent threats made toward Downtown Anchorage establishment; Family, friends, Anchorage community gather to remember life of Josiah Goecker and more ->

KTOO: After being uninhabited for years, downtown Juneau’s Elks Hall building is being demolished; City seeks public testimony on flood mitigation along Mendenhall River; Tlingit and Haida opens Washington state office; Mga Kuwento, Ep. 5: Reconnecting with culture in Juneau’s Filipino community and more ->

KYUK: Missing Person: Bethel Police Department is looking for 20-year-old Michael Isaac; Alaska Legal Services Corporation is bringing free legal training to rural Alaska residents and more ->
Alaska Native News: Bret Herrick Sentenced for Attempted Murder of State Trooper; New Film Explores Alutiiq/Sugpiaq Identity—November 1, 2023; HAARP artificial airglow may be widely visible in Alaska; This Day in Alaska History-November 3rd, 1913; This Day in Alaska History-November 4th, 1884 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks Emergency Call Center still faces low staffing levels; Security report shows increase in sex assaults and decrease in alcohol incidents at UAF and more ->
KINY: Arrest made after hit-and-run that left pedestrian critically injured; Kenai jury found Kelly David Crane guilty of 4 felony sexual offenses; Kodiak fisherman convicted of assault in the first degree and cocaine possession; Alaska doctor wheels hope to survivors of traumatic brain injury in his ‘Brain Bus’ and more ->

The Seward Journal November 01 to November 07, 2023
KFSK: Mental Health’s Trust Land Office to sell dozens of waterfront lots on Mitkof Island and more ->

KRBD: New questions arise for city’s port vendor program and more ->
KUCB: Volcanic ash clouds disrupt medical air travel in Aleutians and more ->

KMXT: Midday Report November 03, 2023

By Peter McCully, Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News: PODCAST: Authors Kathy Wagner and David Norwell discuss new books
Lynne Curry
I’ve finally done it. Transitioned from full-time consulting to full-time fiction writing and landed a publisher for the debut novel. I’ll keep writing articles for the ADN and, but my newest short stories (just sold another one) and snippets about my novels will be on the “Writing from the Cabin” blog on the new site “Real-life writing” as I fade out Communication Works, Inc. Yay, rah. Would love for you to look at the new site,


“If anything happen to me and my death is known, there is black stirp for bennett school book bag, for my only son. I wish if you please take everything to Bennett that is belong to me. I don’t know how much I would be glad to get home to folks.”
– From the diary of Ada Blackjack, dated April 1, 1923
Ada Blackjack was an Inupiat woman hailed as a heroine and the “female Robinson Crusoe” after being stranded on Wrangel Island north of Siberia for two years. She was part of an expedition party sponsored by famed explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson. The party included Ada Blackjack, a cat named Victoria, and four men. After battling food shortages, illness, and isolation, Ada and her cat were the only survivors of the expedition.
To read more about her incredible story of survival, determination, and ingenuity, visit the NPS website:…/ada-blackjack-stranded-on-wrangel...

Simple Living Alaska: Bringing Solar Power to the Chicken Coop

Alaska News November 01-02, 2023

KTUU: Alaska veterans speak on battle with hearing loss; White raven and white rabbits. One is rare air, one is a not-so-rare hare and more ->


KTOO: Juneau’s South Seward Street officially renamed Heritage Way and more ->
KYUK: Large sheen on Kuskokwim River seen following Steamboat Slough spill; Calista Corporation announces 2023 Elders’ Benefit Distribution and more ->

Alaska Native News: Truck Driver Killed in Exchange of Gunfire with Law Enforcement on the Parks Wednesday; Kenai man arrested for threatening U.S. Senator; Reginald Childers II Wanted on Two Felony Warrants; DEA Executes Operation Bottleneck to Prevent the Diversion of Controlled Substances and Keep Communities Safe; This Day in Alaska History-November 1, 1947; This Day in Alaska History-November 2nd, 1920 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Badger Road vehicle accident leaves one person dead; FNSB Assembly amends Title 17 to ease process of land development after unauthorized subdivisions and more ->

KINY: Richard Robinson sentenced to 15 years for sexual assault; Born to heal: Alaska Native blends traditional and Western medicine to promote maternal heart health and more ->
KSTK: As some Wrangell at.óow return home, ongoing efforts seek to repatriate other clan items stored across the country; Wrangell leaders grapple with how to start enforcing local nuisance codes and more ->

KFSK: Devil’s Thumb Shooters compete in Juneau and more ->
KRBD: Ketchikan residents focus on mental health resources amid September rise in suicide rate; Department of Transportation unveils plans for Ketchikan’s aging infrastructure; Ketchikan Wellness Coalition receives $3.75 million youth drug prevention grant and more ->

KMXT Midday Report

Alaska News October 31, 2023

KTUU: Man charged in deadly shooting of Homer woman; Former Solid Waste Services building ready to open as homeless shelter; Soldotna native earns prestigious Truman Scholarship; The ‘horror-borealis’ of Halloween displays! The bright, spooky and shiny yard of the Shaws! And more ->


KTOO: Alaska turned to a private agency to care for some of its most vulnerable residents. The result: dysfunction and debt and more ->


KYUK: ‘Terrifying Tales on the Tundra’ makes its Bethel debut; It’s coming from inside the studio ->

Alaska Native News: This Day in Alaska History-October 31st, 1912 and more ->

KNY: An Alaska State Trooper fatally shoots a man seen brandishing a rifle outside motel, authorities say; State Seeks to resolve Long-Running Campbell Lake Public Access dispute and more ->


KUCB: Federal research group seeks public input on Alaska’s salmon and more ->
KMXT: Midday Report

Alaska News October 30, 2023

KTUU: Anchorage officials advise against going out on the ice this early; Last Frontier Honor Flight receives rousing homecoming at airport and more ->
KTOO: Kenai man amasses vast collection of Coke memorabilia and more ->
KINY: Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to sunken vessel near Sitka; UAF scientist to aid NASA’s space weather forecasting; This Day in Alaska History-October 30th, 1908 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Classrooms ‘Adopt a Musher’ for the Yukon Quest and more ->
KINY: UAS faculty Lily Hope awarded the 2023 Marie Darlin Prize; Alaska Retirement Board recommends closure of widely used plan after analysis finds flaws; Alaska faces new backlog in processing food stamp benefits after clearing older applications and more ->
KMXT: Midday Report
By Jessica Moore, Ony In Your State Alaska: The 18 Best Campgrounds in Alaska – Top-Rated & Hidden Gems

Alaska News October 29, 2023

KTUU: Wilmer Beetus, First Chief of Hughes, dies at 62 and more ->
KTOO: State’s draft energy plan highlights familiar Alaska megaprojects, offers vague plans for renewables and more ->
Alaska Native News: Federal grand jury indicts 10 defendants in large drug trafficking ring; This Day in Alaska History-October 29th, 1919 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Updated data sheds light on missing Alaska Natives statewide and more ->
KCAW: Sitka celebrates Día de los Muertos

Alaska News October 25-28, 2023

KTUU: Family members of victim fill courtroom at Alpine shooting suspect’s first court appearance and more ->


KTOO: Teal Street Center gathers many of Juneau’s social services under one roof; ‘Kuhaantí,’ a children’s book written entirely in Lingít, is the first of its kind in decades; Mga Kuwento, Ep. 4: Holding two identities in Juneau’s Filipino and Lingít community and more ->
KYUK: Bethel Native Corporation announces 2023 shareholder distributions, including first-ever ‘Elders Benefit’ and more ->


AlaskaNative News: Alaska Salmon Research Task Force; This Day in Alaska History-October 27th, 1778; This Day in Alaska History-October 28th, 1920 and more ->

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: North Pole HS seniors put on haunted asylum at NP Fire Department and more ->


KINY: Federal grand jury indicts 3 defendants for Trapper Creek murders; Department of Public Safety releases 3rd quarter update to Missing Indigenous Persons Report; Trained team frees entangled humpback whale and more ->

The Seward Journal October 25 to October 31, 2023

Resurrection Bay Historical Society: Thursdays: Our History on Nov. 16 will feature Mary Ann Benoit, president of the Seward Rotary Club, detailing her organization’s work on the Rotary Park Fish and Wildlife Viewing Area.

KFSK: Petersburg Hospital Board to hear report on pilot childcare programming and welcome new specialists and more ->
KRBD: Production wraps on Emilio Torres’ film “The Ladder” in Ketchikan and more ->

KUCB: Patterns of abuse, spotting signs and community support: a conversation on domestic violence with USAFV and more ->

Delta Wind: EMS still has signs of life in Delta Junction and more ->
KMXT: Kodiak Island Borough takes lawsuit with KANA to Alaska Supreme Court and more ->
By Jean Carmela Lim, AeroTimeHub: BA flight diverted to Alaska after overheated phone scorches business class seat


The Magazine Plus: Kristina’s Cache: A Memoir of Adventure and Survival in Alaska Takes Readers on an Extraordinary Journey of Woman

Daily Sitka Sentinel: Louise Brady Wins National Ecotrust Honor; Two Teens Plead Guilty to Illegal Bear Killings and more ->


By Sara Manriquez, UAF: Dead Writers event will raise funds for visiting author series


CutterLight: Sentinel
CutterLight: Igloo: Arctic Home made of Whale Bone, Ship Timbers & Sod

Craig Medred: O’Canada

Simple Living Alaska: 0:58 / 34:28 Milling Logs into Lumber | Rough Cut 2×6 for the Shop Walls

Alaska News October 23-24, 2023

KTOO: Vic Fischer, the last surviving signer of Alaska’s constitution, dies at 99
KTUU: Family and friends react to passing of Alaska great Vic Fischer
Victor Fischer (May 2, 1924 – October 22, 2023) was a German-American politician from the state of Alaska. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention that drafted Alaska’s constitution in 1955 and 1956. After the death of fellow delegate Katie Hurley in 2021, Fischer was the last surviving participant in the constitutional convention. Fischer later served in the Alaska Senate, as president of the University of Alaska Institute of Social and Economic Research, and as assistant secretary of the Housing and Home Finance Agency.


KTUU: Fatal shooting in Campbell Park draws large police presence; Murders in Alaska spike 67% in 2022; Painting with a passion while telling a story and more ->

KTOO: Alaska foster kids were a ‘gold mine’ for North Star Behavioral Health’s owners, reporter finds; Longtime fisherman reflects on his career in Bristol Bay and more ->

KYUK: Bethel Search and Rescue temporarily suspends participation in Church Slough search due to hazardous conditions; Yute Commuter Service faces civil suit following November 2022 plane crash; More than two dozen resolutions pass at AFN with little debate and virtually no disagreement and more ->


Alaska Native News: Two on Kenai Spur Highway Suffer Serious Injuries in Home Invasion Assault; Ketchikan Woman arrested in Saxman for Theft of $10,000; Lt. Governor Nancy Dahlstrom Awards Sally Russell Cox with Shirley Demientieff Award; Protecting polar bears aim of new and improved radar technology; This Day in Alaska History-October 23rd, 1960; This Day in Alaska History-October 24th, 1887 and more ->

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Voices of student government heard through resolutions passed at AASG conference and more ->


The Arctic Sounder: A 5-year-old star of Barrow Dancers gets his first solo encore at AFN’s Quyana and more ->

KINY: Alaska Department of Public Safety releases Annual Crime in Alaska report and more ->

KRBD: Whale Pass wants carbon credits instead of timber sale but state says no and more ->
Resurrection Bay Historical Society: Thursdays: Our History on Nov. 16 will feature Mary Ann Benoit, president of the Seward Rotary Club, detailing her organization’s work on the Rotary Park Fish and Wildlife Viewing Area.

KMXT: Midday Report October 23, 2023

Daily Sitka Sentinel ->
By Prentiss Pemberton, Alaska Public Media: Line One: Women’s health and cancer
Gold Rush Department of Justice Announces Violence Against Women Act Alaska Pilot Program

Agree the food and prices are excellent.
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: The Small-Town Diner Where Locals Catch Up Over Breakfast And Homemade Pie
By Alaska Division of Forestry & Fire Protection: October is National Firewood Month: Learn about harvesting firewood on State land near you