Category Archives: AK News

Alaska News December 03 & 04, 2020

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Live updates: Record-breaking rain hits Southeast Alaska; Free pop-up COVID-19 testing sites will be open in Anchorage starting Friday; Masks required at Alyeska as ski season opens soon; Alaskan homeschool students decorate ornaments for the National Christmas Tree display; Municipality to ask Anchorage Assembly to reallocate CARES Act funding and more ->
 
 
 
 

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Bethel Homeless Shelter Update: COVID-19 Adds To Stress and more ->
 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: 18-Year-Old Wasilla Murder Suspect Refused to Participate in Arraignment Thursday; APD Identifies Tow Truck Driver Loading Impounded Vehicle Struck and Killed on DeBarr Sunday Morning; REDDI Call Snares Glennallen Driver on Felony Charges including Weapons, DUI and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Alaska Lieutenant Governor announces online voter registration system data exposure and more ->
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing, Must Read Alaska Friday Newsletter – Recount day for House District 27, and all about the MRAK iPhone app
 
 
 
 
Fireside Books presents Shelf Awareness for Readers for Friday, December 4, 2020
 
 
 
 
By Carey Seward, Only In Your State Alaska: This Rare Phenomenon In Alaska Is Unlike Anything You’ve Ever Seen
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Make Your Winter Magical By Staying In Downtown Talkeetna In This Historic Alaskan Roadhouse
 
 
 
 

Alaska News December 02, 2020

KTUU Alaska’s Public Media: A star is born: The history behind Anchorage’s holiday star on the side of the mountain The ‘Army Star’ began in 1958 and continues to shine down on Anchorage; Tribes eye program to address missing Native Americans; Longtime Anchorage Christmas tree shop, Minnesota Bob’s, closes its doors; Night of Lights: Holiday lights and characters; Pet photographer uses his skills to raise money for charity and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Wind, rain batter Southeast Alaska as Craig officials warn against travel on landslide-prone road; Crews working to clean diesel spill in Northwest Arctic village water treatment plant and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks School Board postpones phase-in expansion for all grade levels; Fairbanks man sentenced to 12.5 years for meth, heroin trafficking and more ->
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing, Must Read Alaska Wednesday newsletter – Drag queens, CARES Act fun with funds, vouchers for Anchorage residents, and more
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Hungry Alaska
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Walk Through A Snowy Alaskan Wonderland To Get To A Frozen Waterfall On The Thunderbird Falls Trail

Alaska News December 01, 2020

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: 1 person dead and sections of the Seward Highway back open after 2 vehicle collisions; Protestors circle Anchorage City Hall as second ‘hunker down’ order looms; Healthy Living: Stroke Awareness, knowing the signs, symptoms and risks; Nights of Lights: An interactive map of light displays across Alaska and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Alaska Chief Justice Bolger to retire in June and more ->
 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Pedestrian bridge installed over the Chena River as University Ave. project continues; UAF research into hibernating species yields clinical application and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Samantha Davenport, ADN: ‘An absolute powerhouse’: Short film tells the incredible survival tale of Ada Blackjack
 
 
By Randi Perlman, ADN: The legacy of an Alaska recycling icon
 
 

By Krysti Shallenberger Reporter, Audubon Magazine: On the Alaska Coast, Native Women Are Reviving a Cozy Traditio
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Peek Out At The Northern Lights From The Most Wished For Airbnb In Alaska

Alaska News November 30, 2020

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Troopers investigate 4 deaths that occurred in the Mat-Su Monday morning; Orthodox archbishop of Sitka and Alaska has passed away; Nonprofit adapts to offer virtual ski lessons in rural Alaska and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Not even the eagles came to the canceled Alaska Bald Eagle Festival; New Gunnuk Creek hydro plant reduces Kake’s reliance on diesel and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Two Men Charged with Burglary on Prince of Wales Island on Saturday; Coast Guard medevacs man 170 miles northwest of Saint Paul Island, Alaska and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Vital overreach
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Dowing, Must Read Alaska: Statement of Edie Grunwald at Austin Barrett sentencing
 
 
Suzanne Downing, Must Read Alaska: Must Read Alaska Monday – Make it a double, bartender

Alaska News November 29, 2020

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: 1 man dead after traffic collision Sunday morning; Anchorage alcohol tax goes into effect in February. Here’s where the funds are set to go; Business owners turn to beachwear to increase sales and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Alaska Native small business owners invite you to shop small this holiday season and more ->
 
 
 
 

Mountain View Post: Thanksgiving in Mountain View

Alaska News November 28, 2020

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Alaskan from Noorvik named 2021 Rhodes Scholar; Chugiak firefighters respond to structure fire; Outdoor Downtown Christmas Market features local vendors; Alaska online sales tax offers a ‘tiny bright spot’ of revenue for some local communities and more ->
 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: Alaska Earthquake Center receives USGS funding and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Sci-Friday: New project intends to turn spruce beetle killed forest into greenhouse fuel; Despite COVID-19, Fairbanks Black Friday shoppers rise and shine to get annual deals and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: COVID-19 refuge
 
 
 
 
The Nome Static, November 2020 (PDF Layout)
 
 
 
 

Alaska News November 27, 2020

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Alaska to receive $86,639 in multi-state Home Depot settlement; ‘Meet customers where they’re at’: Local retailers offer online shopping during pandemic and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska News from APRN: This Anchorage ER nurse is among the growing number of health care workers out sick with COVID-19
 
 
 
 
By Kellie L Okonek, SingleTracks.com: Guide to Mountain Biking Around Anchorage, Alaska
 
 
 
 
By Casea Peterson, Only in Your State Alaska: These 9 Crazy Laws In Alaska Will Leave You Scratching Your Head In Wonder
 

Alaska News November 26, 2020

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Municipality acquisition of former The Alaska Club building for homeless shelter called off; Dot Lake police officer arrested twice within four days; Wishing Meteorologist Howie Gordon farewell as he’s headed to Texas and more ->

 
 
 
 

KTOO Public Media: No vacancy: Lawmakers won’t be staying at Juneau’s iconic Baranof Hotel this winter and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Highways News: Fort St. John ranger comes to the rescue of stranded American family and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Masked Thanksgiving
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Hike Through The Alaskan Old Growth Forest Right Outside Downtown Juneau

Alaska News November 25, 2020

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: GCI launches new service called Yukon TV to replace cable television; Alaska Navy League seeks Christmas donations for USCGC Polar Star; Alaska small businesses face ‘a perfect storm’ as shoppers are encouraged to ‘Buy Alaska’; Public restrooms, solar panels among proposed projects in Anchorage 2021 capital budget and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Juneau woman among thousands of Americans taking part in COVID-19 vaccine trials; State prepared to take family’s Native land to build road in Bethel and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Army Corps of Engineers, in Abrupt Reversal, Denies Pebble Permit and more ->
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing: Must Read Alaska – Happy Thanksgiving advice from readers, and the Permanent Fund reaches a milestone

Alaska News November 23 & 24, 2020

KTOO Alaska’s News Source: ASD’s World Languages and Immersion Programs Department gets national recognition; State Marijuana Control Board votes to extend marijuana curbside, drive-thru pickup options; ‘Not compromising one iota’: Iditarod officials look to altered 2021 race and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: ‘That’s why I’m here’: Alaska teacher’s unique approach to culture and science earns a national teaching prize and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: The Death And Burial Of Our Dearest Mother And Grandmother and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Soldotna Man with 360 Days to Serve Arrested after Short Vehicle/Foot Chase in Nikiski and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Christina Whiting For the Homer News: With Women of Distinction banquet cancelled, Haven House presents video profiles
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Ramp Up This Year’s Winter Fun In Alaska When You Stay At This Stunning Inn In The Woods
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: The Longest Snow Tubing Run In Alaska Can Be Found At Arctic Valley Ski Area
 
 
By Casea Peterson, Only In Your State Alaska: 8 Reasons We Are Thankful For Living In Alaska
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Take In The Expansive Alaskan Tundra Views On The Table Top Mountain Trail