Category Archives: AK News

Alaska News November 21 & 22, 2020

KTOO Alaska’s News Source: Suspect arrested in two homicide investigations; Mental health first responders coming to Anchorage in 2021 and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Alaska consumer prices expected to rise as barge rates increase and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Court Upholds Prohibition of Brown Bear Baiting in the Kenai Refuge and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks Ne bws Webcenter 11: ‘It’s an oversight’: marijuana businesses unable to do curbside pick up; A Huslia man’s mysterious disappearance leaves family asking for the public’s help; City of Fairbanks appealing court decision allowing ‘Fairbanks Four’ to sue the city and more->
 
 
 
 
STORIES OF THE FAR NORTH: Sleeping Standing on their Heads
 
 
STORIES OF THE FAR NORTH: Correction and Apology
 
 
STORIES OF THE FAR NORTH: Woke from a Peaceful Sleep
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Evermore competition
 
 
Craig Medred: Bear battles
 
 
 
 

Alaska News November 19 & 20, 2020

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Alaska to go from 7-digit local dialing to 10-digit starting October 2021; Austin Barrett becomes first of 4 killers to receive sentence for David Grunwald’s murder; APD: Man found dead in Thursday morning crash was shot by another driver; Anchorage family tracks down, confronts burglary suspect accused of stealing their relative’s ashes; Troopers carry Soldotna man into custody after he doesn’t pull over, runs into the woods and gets frostbite; Dimond Salvation Army Thrift Store to close its doors at the end of December and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Juneau man charged with murdering resident of downtown senior living facility and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: No Kuskokwim Ice Road Yet and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Alaska Wildlife Troopers Put a Spotlight on Illegal Hunting Practices in Southeast and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: City of Fairbanks announces plans to hire new police chief and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Arctic Sounder: Kotzebue man dies in stabbing, police say; Inuit-lead study lays framework for Arctic co-management and more ->
 
 
 
 
KINY: USPS unveils Tlingit artist’s postage stamp design
 
 
 
 

By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: The Tantalizing Bear Coin Chocolates Are The Perfect Sweet Treat On A Snowy Alaska Day
 
 
 
 
Rasmuson Foundation: Shopping for a good cause

 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: It’s Impossible To Forget The Year Alaska Saw Its Single Largest Snowfall Ever
 
 
 
 
STORIES OF THE FAR NORTH: Buck—and His Creator, Jack London

Alaska News November 18, 2020

Must Read Alaska: Sen. Jay Kerttula dies in Juneau, age 92

 
 
 
 
KTUU Alaska’s News Source: ADF&G concerned about brown bears still awake in Anchorage neighborhoods; Virtual candlelight vigil to shed light on youth homelessness and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Damages from power surge add up for Juneau residents and city government; Fur Rondy organizers cancel 2021 championship sled dog race over COVID-19 concerns and more ->
 
 
 
 

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Planned Power Outage In Bethel And Napakiak November 21
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Wasilla Suspect Arrested on Double SAM I Charges after Three-Week Investigation; Crash Victim Found Deceased near Prince of Wales Crash Site Tuesday Morning; Anchorage Woman Arrested in Vehicle Theft Case Following Multiple Subsequent Incidents; House Passes Young, Ruppersberger Bill to Help Coastal Communities Prepare for Storms, Floods and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Take In The Expansive Alaskan Tundra Views On The Table Top Mountain Trail

Alaska News November 17, 2020

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Anchorage Assembly votes to extend emergency declaration to Jan. 15; Eagle Academy, Mitkof Middle School named National Blue Ribbon award winners and more ->

 
 
 
 

KTOO Public News Media: New health orders add testing and quarantine mandates for some in-state travel; Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp recommends month-long lockdown for entire region and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Two Students Injured in Crash Involving Distracted Wasilla Driver; Fairbanks Caller Requesting Police Presence Jailed on Trespassing Charges; FBI Sees Increase in Technical Support Scams in Alaska and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Warming Winters
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Cozy Up In This Peaceful Alaska Mountain Cabin Right Outside Eklutna Lake
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Take An Easy Loop Trail Past Some Of The Prettiest Scenery In Alaska On The Reflections Lake Trail

Alaska News November 16, 2020

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Big Lake dance studio competes in national competitions virtually, and wins big; Alaska Airlines flight hits bear on runway in Yakutat; Troopers ramp up seat belt enforcement ahead of Thanksgiving and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: ‘Extra Tough’ exhibit fills in the gaps of women’s history in the circumpolar North; School board votes to recognize Ketchikan’s Indigenous people at start of meetings; Gov. Dunleavy issues new health orders to go with 30-day emergency declaration and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Some good news from the thin ice
 
 
Alaska Native News: Sensors will sustain Alaska earthquake and weather data
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Sick Nation
 
 
 
 
By Casea Peterson, Only In Your State Alaska: Most People Don’t Know These 10 Super Tiny Towns In Alaska Exist
 
 
By Carey Seward, Only In Your State Alaska: Here Are The Oldest Photos Ever Taken In Alaska And They’re Incredible

Alaska News November 15, 2020

KTUU Alaska’s New Source: Seward’s Lydia Jacoby shines at 2020 U.S. Open Swimming Championships; Alaska couple appears on the Today Show and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Warrant Service on Man Aboard Fishing Vessel Turns into Drug Bust in Waters near Klawock and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Sink Your Teeth Into Possibly The Best Sourdough In Alaska At The Flying Squirrel Cafe
 
 
 
 
By Kris Capps, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Hidden treasures: Author-signed books for sale at Literacy Council of Alaska’s bookstore
 
 
 
 

Alaska News November 14, 2020

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Port of Alaska’s new terminal on track to be operational by late 2021; Volunteers revive Chickaloon Fire Department; Anchorage Parks and Recreation is offering Nordic ski classes and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Pubic Media: ‘We can’t turn this down’: New Xbox game brings Tlingit voices to the forefront; A ‘bear catastrophe’ in Haines: Fish and Game raises concerns over record brown bear kills; Karen Carey named new chancellor of University of Alaska Southeast and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Anchorage Man Sentenced to More than 13 Years for Double Robberies and more ->
At sentencing, several victims came forward to describe to Judge Beistline the horrifying events, emphasizing that Bol’s crimes continue to traumatize them.

“The impact of this robbery is far beyond financial. Mr. Bol’s actions have made a deep and irreparable impact on our employees, members and local Anchorage community. Beyond the scope of monetary loss, his reckless, premeditated actions threatened lives and permanently damaged the emotional wellbeing of innocent people in a manner that can never be truly fixed,” said Rachel Langtry, Credit Union 1 Chief Operating Officer.
 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Sci-Friday: Meteorite explodes over western Alaska; Fire Wire: Fort Wainwright Fire Department, a civilian department on a military post; What Fairbanks residents can do to help keep PM2.5 emissions down and more ->

Alaska News November 13, 2020

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Illegal traps on Hillside trails are snaring dogs; DOT&PF reminds Alaskans to remove snow off car before driving; Anchorage School District pleased with new student safety monitoring program and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Utqiagvik passes unique punishment for violators of COVID-19 rules and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: City Of Bethel Suing BNC Subsidiary For Alleged Defects In Fitness Center Construction and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Late-Season Arctic Research Cruise Reveals Warm Ocean Temperatures, Active Ecosystem and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Autistic man who shook baby to death sentenced to 10 years and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Casey Grove, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage: LISTEN: Featuring Alaskan, new doc puts single moms on the road to finding fulfilling careers
 
 
 
 
By Sabine Poux, KDLL – Soldotna: Alaska’s oldest WWII veteran prepares for 104th Birthday
 
 
 
 

Alaska News November 11 & 12, 2020

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Barrett sentencing for role in Grunwald murder delayed; Musk Ox Farm remembers ‘Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek; Roadkill salvage program suspended due to economic toll of COVID-19 pandemic; Former Marine speaks on how to stay mentally tough; Marine veteran helps launch website to help female veterans in Alaska and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU Public News: Chicken ‘massacre’ in Bethel leaves carnage, coop keepers say they have a suspect; Ravn Alaska will resume flights to 6 communities Friday and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Man Arrested while Traveling to Nome from Anchorage with Large Amount of Meth and Marijuana and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Sgt. 1st Class Herbert Alex: An Alaskan Legacy; ‘It’s an honor, nothing more’ Fairbanks vets discuss Veteran’s Day; Acting Fairbanks Police Department Chief talks about the state of the department and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Arctic Sounder: Kotzebue dancer featured in Biden’s victory video and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: The American Hot Dog Gets A Makeover At This Gourmet Hot Dog Spot In Alaska
 
 
 
 
Idaho State University: 2020 Outdoor Book Awards announced
This year’s winner of the Classic award is “The Only Kayak” by Kim Heacox. Heacox is an Alaska based writer and the author of a dozen books. The judges were unanimous in their assessment that “The Only Kayak” was among Heacox’s best works. “This is simply an outstanding book,” said John Miles, “with powerful writing throughout.”

Alaska News November 10, 2020

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: JBER installation commander declares public health emergency on base; ‘I got them back’: APD gets hosed for Special Olympics fundraising; Multiple vehicle collisions reported as Southcentral sees snowy weather; Healthy Living: More Than Sad virtual event and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: LISTEN: Alex Trebek visited Alaska because he loved this animal (What is a musk ox?) and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Anchorage Driver Racks Up Multiple Charges after Traffic Stop in East Anchorage; Four Indicted On Federal Firearms Charges In Burglary Of Granny’s Guns and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks man arrested for allegedly beating, strangling female victim; Two men arrested in Fairbanks for allegedly selling oxycodone, cocaine; New glimpse at remote Alaska refuge with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Bird Fest and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Lee Wilson, APTN News: Salmon Nation tackles COVID-19 and climate crisis through virtual arts festival
 
 
 
 

By Courtney, Only In Your State Alaska: 15 Very Rare Photos Taken During WWII In Alaska