Category Archives: AK News

Alaska News May 25-26, 2023

KYUK: Bethel remembers the life of renowned aviator Robert Sundown; A moose was poached in St. Mary’s and the meat wasn’t harvested; Tundra Youth Home becomes first youth-specific housing program in the Y-K Delta and more ->

KTUU: Teen speaks about trouble navigating Alaska’s mental health system Twilla Farrally pleads for more mental health facilities to help others like her.; The Morning Edition says goodbye to longtime photojournalist Mike Nederbrock; Cuddy Park campers receive abatement notice over concert event and more ->

KTOO: Homer’s elusive possum, finally captured, will not be killed after all; What happens in Alaska if the United States defaults on its debt next month? And more ->
Alaska Native News: Harold Gregory Sentenced to 33 Years for Murder of Girlfriend; NWS is Soliciting Comments on Changes to NWS Alaska Weather TV Program; This Day in Alaskan History-May 25th 1799; This Day in Alaskan History-May 26th, 1917 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Alaska Interior Trauma Conference learns from combat medics; Alaska State Troopers begin limited use of body cameras and more ->

KINY: Daniel Buckingham sentenced to 23 years for sexual assault and more ->

KSTK: School district seeks community collaboration to build a new strategic plan and more ->

KFSK: Petersburg’s groundskeeper prepares borough landscapes for spring and more ->

KRBD: Revilla students wrap up a year of training with Ketchikan’s fire department and more ->
KUCB: Wilson leaves UCSD after decades with the school district and more ->

Delta Wind: When river breakup came to Eagle and more ->

South Anchorage Farmers’ Market MAY 27th, 2023 HOURS: 9am-2pm Party on at the Market Saturday: Always plenty to see & do

Alaska News May 24, 2023

Craig Medred: Dangerous Innocence

A French tour guide demonstrating both how to get into trouble on a quicksand tidal beach and how to get out of trouble/YouTube

KTUU: Roadtrippin’ 2023: Meet the Salmon Sisters, Homer’s iconic duo; APD, police union come to agreement on body-worn cameras; Anchorage Assembly pushes off decision on sanctioned homeless camps and more ->


KTOO: When Antiques Roadshow comes to Alaska, Kenai woman will put her heirlooms to the test; More marine debris cleanup projects coming to Alaska; Wildlife Troopers to crack down on ‘performance-enhancing’ add-ons to Bristol Bay fishing boats and more ->
Alaska Native News: Troopers Investigate the Theft of Two Vehicles Taken from Hurst Road in North Pole; 2023 Spring Floods Update – May 23; Delegation Welcomes Reaffirmation of Alaska LNG Project; UAF Group Receives Philanthropic Grant to Aid Chignik Region Communities; This Day in Alaskan History-May 24th, 1922 and more ->

KINY: Anchorage inmate indicted for orchestrating purchase of firearms with Oregon woman and more ->
KSTK: Wrangell property values increased almost 50% this year and more ->
The Seward Journal May 24 to May 30, 2023

KRBD: Ketchikan’s borough assembly passes budget for school district and more ->

Fireside Books: Dave Barry’s ‘Swamp Story’; Becky Albertalli’s ‘Imogen, Actually’ and more ->

Fireside Books Fair: Saturday, June 24, 2023 – 2:00pm to 8:00pm

Ever wished that you could recapture the magic of the book fairs from your childhood days? Now you can!

Join us for a grown-up book fair at Moonstone Farms Tasting Room! Soak up some sun while you browse a specially curated selection of books and sip some of the finest Alaska brewed beers, wines, ciders, and spirits. We’ll have all the best new titles, a variety of delicious brews, and Luminescent Readings by Brea.

Saturday, June 24th


Moonstone Farms

2141 S Church St.

Palmer, AK 99645
2141 S Church St.
Palmer, AK 99645


Alaska News May 23, 2023

Alaska Public Media: LizAnn Williams, mother of Alaska congresswoman, has died
KTUU: A tour of Kincaid Park shows Alaska’s vital military history during the Cold War; Anchorage science teacher named Alaska Teacher of the Year; Helen MacLean recognized by UAF for preservation of language, culture; Assembly task force selects sanctioned sites for immediate homeless needs and more ->
KTOO: Alaska Native-led green banks are starting up in Alaska; Gray whales find haven in Sitka Sound and more ->

Alaska Native News: Seward Suspect Busted on Multiple Drug Charges Saturday Falsely Identifies Himself as his Brother; Remains Found at Funny River this Weekend Tentatively Identified as October 2022 Soldotna Fugitive; Broadband advocates gather in Anchorage for Indigenous Connectivity Summit 2023 to tackle Indigenous digital divides; UAF scientists to hunt for clues about Arctic Ocean glaciation; This Day in Alaska History-May 21st, 1915; This Day in Alaskan History-May 22nd, 1906; This Day in Alaskan History-May 23rd, 1922 and more ->


Summer Solstice Cemetery Tour starts at 10:30 pm Wednesday, June 21 at the Legion Cemetery behind the Seward Chamber of Commerce. Lee Poleske and Sue McClure will share stories of important people in Seward history. Bring an umbrella or bug repellent — whichever is appropriate!

KFSK: Petersburg School District counselors receive federal grant to keep programing afloat; State charges Petersburg fishing guides with 54 violations State charges Petersburg fishing guides with 54 violations; Petersburg’s Housing Task Force launches housing needs survey and more ->

KRBD: Klawock swears in new police chief five months after death of longtime chief left department empty and more ->
Craig Medred: Fact vs belief

By Acacia Johnson, The Guardian: The lifeline of flying: the pilots connecting remote communities in Alaska
By Seth Adams, CN Traveler: The Beauty of Alaska’s Denali Highway During Off-Season For this Alaskan, the start of summer means one thing—time to plan a winter visit.
By Rhonda McBride, KNBA: ‘A real Alaska Native character’: Writer reflects on ‘Alaska Daily’ cancellation


NY1: “Mother Nature has no mercy:” Man gets stuck waist-deep in Alaska mud flats, drowns as tide comes in
Delta Wind: Anchorage native participates in a cake-cutting ceremony for 10th anniversary of USS Anchorage

Truck House Life: DIY 16×20 Small Cabin in Alaska – QUICK TOUR Including his parakeets!

Alaska News May 19-20, 2023

KTUU: Longtime Kenai sports radio voice, championship coach, dies at 66; Court of Appeals orders resentencing in 1985 Winona Fletcher triple murder case; Anchorage police arrest man following altercation; Remembering a 1991 dogsled race that united two nations and more ->

KTOO: Glory Hall residents dig in to their community garden and more ->

Alaska Native News: Alaska National Guard partners with tribal consortium to recruit in Aniak; ABI Investigates Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting of Point Hope Man; When River Breakup Came to Eagle; This Day in Alaskan History-May 19th, 1932, This Day in Alaskan History-May 20th, 1909 and more ->
The Arctic Sounder: A new AC brings more fresh food to Point Hope but some say it’s too early to tell and more ->

KINY: Kodiak Corrections Officer indicted for sexual assault in the third degree and more ->

KFSK: Clausen Memorial Museum shows off community art for Little Norway Festival and more ->

KRBD: Ketchikan Charter School students use theater to tell Indigenous stories and more ->
Delta Wind: Schools on lockdown after online threat; parents need to update contact information and more ->
Wickersham’s Conscience: Return of Bird of the Week: Townsend’s Warbler


Craig Medred: The run is on
By David James, Anchorage Daily NewsWith a seat-of-the-pants writing approach, Alaska author delivers a propulsive political thriller

Gerri Brightwell, Author

Alaska News May 18, 2023

KTUU: Man dead after officer-involved shooting in Point Hope; Man convicted in Anchorage murder of man found in tote; Roadtrippin’ 2023: A visit to the Alaska Sealife Center and more ->
KTOO: Alaskans die from traumatic brain injury at twice the national average and more ->
Alaska Native News: Biden-Harris Administration Announces $500,000 High-Speed Internet Grant to Hoonah Indian Association; Guided by Early Leaders, AFN Board Calls for Unity to Protect ‘Our Ways of Life’; This Day in Alaskan History-May 18th, 1937 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Alaska’s First Lady honors “Volunteers of the Year” at awards luncheon and more ->
KINY: UAF scientists find novel way to measure earthquakes; CCFR updates on fires between 5/17 and 5/18 and more ->
KSTK: Amid financial difficulties, Wrangell Chamber pauses raffle to fix state gaming violations and more ->
KRBD: Bennett takes over as health administrator for Ketchikan’s tribe and more ->
Delta Wind: Drive-In, Market kick off summer and more ->

Alaska News May 16-17, 2023

KUCB: Alex Arduser remembered by friends, coworkers in Unalaska and more ->

KTUU: Rollover crash closes Seward Highway for over an hour; Who are the Anchorage homeless people classified as ‘outdoor deaths?’; Anchorage’s Downtown Hope Center in critical need of supplies and more ->

KTOO: Flooding closes Glennallen schools as high water continues to inundate Alaska communities; Alaska’s legislators and top executive-branch officials will receive pay increases by 2024; City contracts drive millions in pandemic profits for Anchorage soup kitchen; After 47 years, Alaska Weather TV is going off the air and more ->

KYUK: Investing in America event in Bethel announced and more ->

Alaska Native News: Anderson City Clerk Arrested after Stealing Nearly all of City’s Money; Wasilla Teen Jailed on Several Weapons Misconduct Charges and Assault after Saturday Jim Creek Incident; Anchorage Man Jailed at Wildwood after Driving Drunk and Biting another Man’s Finger off in Clam Gulch Sunday; This Day in Alaskan History-May 16th, 1924, This Day in Alaskan History-May 17th, 1906 and more ->

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Nenana School District awarded $100,000 grant from U.S. Dept. of Energy and more ->

KINY: Targeting youth vaping, Alaska Senate passes tax and age limits, sends bill to House and more ->

The Seward Journal May 17 to May 23, 2023


KRBD: Ketchikan’s assembly proposes district budget that nixes assumption of student funding increase
Native News Online Staff: ‘Alaska Daily’ Canceled; ABC Drama Highlighted MMIW Crisis

By Alaska Division of Forestry: State to conduct annual prescribed burns at Creamer’s Field Thursday, May 18
Craig Medred: Questionable priorities
You may have seen in yesterday’s news that there was a small fire at Bernie’s Bungalow Lounge, the host site for Sip n’ Tails. We’re all grateful that no one was hurt and the building wasn’t involved in the fire, but there is water and smoke damage. To allow Brandon and the team time to deal with clean up and repairs, we are moving Sip n’ Tails to Sunday, June 25th. If you’ have already purchased tickets, those tickets will be honored. If you haven’t yet, well, now you have time! Thanks for your understanding and support.


Alaska News May 15, 2023

KTUU: 1 dead after pedestrian, vehicle crash on Glenn Highway and more ->

KTOO: Bird-calling competition brings beautiful, mysterious and wacky calls to Homer and more ->
KYUK: Ice jam causes Crooked Creek flooding and prompts disaster declaration by Gov. Dunleavy and more ->
Alaska Native News: Legislature Passes Bill Removing a Barrier to Entry for Prospective Truck Drivers; Oil and gas infrastructure hurting nesting birds in globally important breeding area in arctic Alaska; This Day in Alaskan History-May 15th, 1926 and more ->
KINY: Governor Dunleavy declares May 15th, Peace Officers Memorial Day; Legislature votes to honor Filipino Americans in Alaska; Klaire Rhodes named to USATF Mountain and Trail Running team; Alaskans collect top 20 showings at The Canyons Endurance Runs and more ->
Delta Wind: Be a part of local history and more ->
Alaska Wildland Fire Information: Weekly fire report: 19 human caused fires in Alaska last week
Craig Medred: Dangerous compensation
National Geographic: Float-House Resurrection (Full Episode) | Port Protection Alaska
Simple Living Alaska: Laying Down the Roof & Keeping In the Heat | Operation Chicken House

Alaska News May 14, 2023

KTUU: Flooding from Moose Creek in Glennallen; Ice jam flooding, wind, fire weather, rain, and even snow for Mother’s Day in Alaska; World’s largest destroyer USS Zumwalt docks in Seward; Alaska Native artists share the importance of art in their culture and more ->

Alaska Native News: Why is a moose’s nose so big? This Day in Alaskan History-May 14th, 1898 and more ->

KINY: Legislature votes to repeal Alaska law including veterinarians in opioid monitoring and more ->
By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Busy Day and New Birds and more ->
Michael R Dougherty, Anchorage Memories: “The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes”
May 13, 2023

Alaska Facts and History
Have you ever heard of “The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes”? It’s an incredible chapter in Alaska history.



Alaska News May 11-13, 2023

KTUU: SWAT, AFD respond to barricaded suspect in Mountain View neighborhood There was also a house engulfed in flames; Service High School principal resigns following investigation of ‘community concerns’; Avalanche at Alyeska Resort triggers flooding, ‘could not have been avoided’ and more ->

KTOO: Alaska House passes bill to increase jail time for fentanyl and other drug crimes; A gardener’s plan to plant half a million carrots is growing Kodiak’s local food movement and more ->

KYUK: FDA approval of historic RSV vaccine offers hope for rural Alaska medical providers; Akiak man pleads no contest to taking moose out of season; KYUK takes down AM tower and more ->

Alaska Native News: 176th Wing multi-capable Airmen prepare the total force; White Mountains National Recreation Area not quite ready for summer; Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program celebrates largest-ever Acceleration Academy graduating class; This Day in Alaskan History-May 11th, 1852; This Day in Alaskan History-May 12th, 1898; This Day in Alaskan History-May 13th,1866 and more ->

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: 15-year-old dead in ATV collision in Fairbanks, driver in custody; The start of endless sunlight for Utqiagvik, Alaska and more ->

The Arctic Sounder: Kotzebue residents walk to remember missing and murdered Indigenous people and more ->
KINY: Gerlach to give update on avian influenza in Alaska; Alaska State Troopers conduct crime suppression operation in Mat-Su Valle; Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development moves forward with Health Care Reimbursement Reform Package and more ->
KSTK: 3,000-year-old bone draws new link between Lingít people and their ancestors and more ->
Resurrection Bay Historical Society
Historical society members Phyllis Shoemaker and Carol Hatch will be featured presenters at the “Thursdays: Our History” program starting at 7 pm May 18 in the Library & Museum community room. Titled “A Century of Poetry,” the program takes a close look at the poetry of Ralph Andrews who owned and operated Andrews Store for four decades. Works by poets Grace Stafford, Sven Lundblad, Paul Garrett, Grace Burke, Frank B. Camp, Nellie Lawing and Frank Cotter will also be discussed. It should be interesting!


What’s New

KFSK: Petersburg Police Department receives first “text for help” from sinking vessel; Petersburg middle school traditional games team takes first at Juneau Native Youth Olympics; Borough Assembly seeking feedback on public utility rates and harbor fines and more ->

KRBD: KRBD wins Alaska Press Club awards for 2022 stories and more ->

KUCB: Homka hired as Unalaska’s city manager, with Hladick to assist and more ->


Delta Wind: The face of Delta Elementary School and more ->

Craig Medred: Frankenpigs coming

Palmer Folk School
What is a folk school?
Posted on January 13, 2019 by Jack Horner

Folk Schools are places for adult education that do not grant any academic degrees but rather teach the student specific skills. Although they used to be more commonly found in Nordic countries like Germany or Switzerland, they have become increasingly popular in America. The concept originated from the Danish writer, poet, philosopher, and pastor N. F. S. Grundtvig (1783–1872).

Some 150 years later and folk schools across the United States and around the world are flourishing. On any given day you can find classes for adults on many different subjects such as herbalism, pottery, bucket making, blacksmithing, bead making, painting, bread making, tea making, fermenting, coppersmithing, broom making, folk dancing, and sled making. And it doesn’t end there, as many topics as you can think of, there are classes available somewhere.

At Palmer Folk School we hope to bring the art of Creative Adult Learning back to south-central Alaska with in-person classes in the art of blacksmithing, coppersmithing, cooking, baking, felting, and more. We also plan to offer free online classes on our facebook page. These will be as varied as our interests run, one week may be how to make homemade kites, and the next might be a teacher from the community sharing their technique for the best biscuit recipe. Please look at our classes page for the upcoming scheduled live or online courses.

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