Category Archives: AK News

Alaska News July 02, 2019

KTUU: Seaweed farming could make waves in the future; Pink shorts and persistence fuel Moore’s 50-year Mount Marathon streak; Biologists find dead rat on St. Paul after months of searching; More than 91,000 comments submitted on Pebble impact statement before closing day and more ->
KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Bans, cancellations and where to see fireworks in Alaska this Independence Day; UAA researcher studying sexual assault reporting process in Alaska; Mount Marathon plans for possibility of unhealthy air quality; Meet Joe: The Mount Marathon Gumby; Extended Interview: Sen. Sullivan addresses rural public safety, tariffs on China and domestic violence bill; Web Extra: Sen. Murkowski speaks on rural law enforcement, Pebble Mine and health care and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Juneau man dies after being stabbed with filet knife; EPA says report on Pebble Mine lacks detail, likely underestimates risks to water quality and more->In the Alaska village where ANWR is the backyard, many see drilling as an opportunity;
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Akiachak Man Arrested Over Sexual Abuse Of Minor; Fireworks Banned In Bethel; Tuntutuliak Fire Burns Water And Sewer Building, Four-Wheeler and more ->
Alaska Native News: Murkowski, Schatz Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Impact of the ANSEP Program and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Man arrested after driving his car into multiple police vehicles while evading arrest; As evacuations are issued, some residents decide to stay; UAF researcher prepares to study sea ice while ship frozen in sea ice and more ->

Alaska News July 01, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Live updates: Latest information on the Swan Lake Fire; Firefighters battle through long hours, little sleep to contain Swan Lake Fire and more ->
KTUU: Alaska Senior Benefits Payment Program set to end on July 1st; Health Blood Bank of Alaska seeking donations as the Fourth of July holiday approaches; Portage Glacier Cruise marks 30 years of business growth, glacial recession; Sheaf Trowing at Scottish Games and more ->
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: What happened on July 1, 1958? More ->
Only In Your State Alaska By Casea Peterson: These 10 Bugs Found In Alaska Will Send Shivers Down Your Spine

Alaska News June 30, 2019

KTUU: UPDATE: Troopers identify victims of plane crash near Moose Pass; Juneau fire department takes over sleep-off program; Lemonade stands teach young Alaskans business skills and more ->
KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Iditarod names new CEO as first mushers register for 2020 race; Mic Check in the Morning: The Fire and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Mayor Ward visits Shovel Creek Fire Command Post, asks residents to prepare for possible evacuation; Assembly proceeds with contract for retrofit emissions control device testing and more ->
The Homer Tribune: Free sports physicals offered; Free help for children’s speech and language development; Salmonfest opens new camping lot adjacent to festival grounds and more ->
Black Rose Writing: In No Fences In Alaska, a Troubled Teen Flees to Alaska to Start a New Life With Her Fading Grandpa

Alaska News June 29, 2019

KTUU: Governor vetoes $444 million from the budget; Organizers consider issuing emergency alert to Mt. Marathon racers; Sen. Sullivan: “The Trump administration is really listening to us, here in Alaska”; Forest Fair-goers can catch a bus this year! More ->
KTVA The Voice of Alaska: 3 dead, 1 injured in second plane crash near Moose Pass; Inside the Gates: Kentucky Air National Guardsmen train in Kachemak Bay; What to do when you encounter panhandling and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Update: Washington climber dies after Mendenhall Towers fall near Juneau; Can trauma be passed down through DNA? Researchers and Hoonah residents search for answers. More ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: For Quinhagak TPOs, Law Enforcement Training Means Feeling Prepared For Job They Were Already Doing; ADF&G Fish Bin Returns and more ->
Alaska Native News: Bicyclist Dies in Fatal Wasilla Collision, Vehicle Driver Arrested on Warrant; Bristol Bay Sends out an SOS; AFN Calls For Responsible Budgeting and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Charges filed against power of attorney and caretaker of man who died; GARDENING REPORT: The White Spotted Sawyer and more ->
The Arctic Sounder: Kotzebue hits five months of heat; Students present at national microbiology conference; Program founder promotes indigenous knowledge and more ->
By Craig Medred: The run down

Alaska News June 28, 2019

KTUU: Feds announce millions in emergency funds to fight violence in rural Alaska; Houston bans sale and use of several types of fireworks a week before 4th of July and more ->
KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Smoke advisories for interior Kenai Peninsula issued, air quality health advisory issued for Anchorage; Nonprofit museum silent on board member accused of sexual misconduct; Former superior court judge Michael Corey joins Anchorage law firm and more ->
KTOO Public Media: No fatalities reported in Ketchikan area’s third floatplane crash in 2 months; With 12 gray whale deaths in Alaska waters, biologists race to find the cause; Gardentalk – Ed answers your questions on gardening and yard care; Alaska’s investment fund approves loan fund for Alaska shipyards and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Where Would Bethel’s New Marijuana Stores Operate? More ->
Alaska Native News: Troopers, Rescue Assets Search for Missing Sport Fisherman on Willow Creek; AFN Applauds the Department of Justice’s Public Safety Emergency Declaration in Rural Alaska and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Man with machete threatens families at Pioneer Park; Shovel Creek Fire grows; others continue to burn near Fairbanks; Community members ‘biked for sight’ at fifth annual fundraiser and more ->
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman: Houston Fire Department issues temporary fireworks ban; Departments respond to fire at a Wasilla cannabis cultivator; 3rd Cavalry touts efforts in helping Iraqis defeat ISIS; Leadership, teamwork, community service in abundance at MYOY Summit and more ->
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: MRAK Almanac: Scottish Highland Games, Gathering of historic war planes

Alaska News June 27, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: 10% contained: Swan Lake Fire exceeds 40,000; Deadly toxins found in foraged shellfish; Midtown businesses want action on homeless issues; Governor signs bill ensuring years of support for state suicide prevention efforts; How to protect your trees from being destroyed by bark beetles and more ->
KTUU: Dangerous even in Alaska: Leaving kids and pets in cars; Alaska AG: Governor can sue legislators who don’t appear at Wasilla special session; WATCH: President Trump stops at JBER Wednesday; Midtown residents talk fire safety and homeless encampments and more-.
KTOO Public Media: New Kodiak park dedicated to Alutiiq ancestors uprooted from their homeland and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Kuskokwim River Opening Indefinitely For Subsistence Fishing; Bethel Police Chief Burke Waldron Resigns, Four More Marijuana Stores Plan To Open and more ->
Alaska Native News: Alaskans Ask Sen.Murkowski to Deliver on Her Promises With Delivery of 14,000 Pebbles; Murkowski Reacts to EPA Announcements on Pebble Mine and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Charges filed against man accused of beating raping woman; Military Report: Deployment fair prepares Fort Wainwright soldiers families for upcoming deployment; Senator Sullivan working with Fort Wainwright leadership following recent deaths and more ->

Alaska News June 26, 2019

KTUU: Red Cross fire season kit; Little Susitna will open for kings on Wednesday morning; Residents are asking DOT to improve safety along the Girdwood bike path; Nordstrom to close Anchorage store this fall and more ->

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: How the municipality is spending its marijuana money; New ordinance looks to keep bears out of trash and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Juneau Assembly renames downtown Willoughby District; Meet Sovereign Bill, the voice behind ‘Molly of Denali’ and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Bethel City Council Chooses Not To Protest AC Liquor Store, Introduces New Alcohol Restrictions and more ->
Alaska Native News: Congressman Don Young Announces Winner of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Health Report: DNA testing for cancer genes could save lives in Alaska and more ->

Tara Lampert: Damsel In Defense
By Teresa Bergen, Pique News Magazine: Cruising Alaska with badass female guides

Alaska News June 25, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: 24th annual Alaska Men’s Run is this weekend; Chugiak woman reaches goal of losing more than 100 pounds and more ->

KTUU: Anchorage ranks in top 3 for vehicle thefts, says NICB report; International speaker on how porn can impact relationships; UA Fairbanks to require freshmen to live on campus; Fairbanks woman lands huge halibut at Valdez Derby; Gold fish in Cuddy Family Park have to go and more ->
KTOO Publlic Media: Jökulhlaup raises Taku River levels; Suicide Basin release likely in next few weeks; Feds investigate video of cruise ship in near-miss with humpback whales and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Yukon Chum Numbers In Basement; Bethel City Council To Vote On Protesting AC Liquor Store and more ->
Alaska Native News: Passengers in Fatal Little Johnstone Lake Crash Identified; Enforcement Efforts Aim to Maintain Valuable Kuskokwim Salmon Fisheries and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Senator Sullivan supports actions against Iran, if American troops are killed; Multiple fires burning in Alaska interior due to hot weather and lightning; Where is Steven Downs? More ->
The Arctic Sounder: Kodiak, Cook Inlet salmon fisheries off to slow start; Trekking into the golden beauty of Adak Island; State prevention program seeks survey participants; Scientists search for cause of ice seal deaths and more ->

Alaska News June 23 & 24, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Travel advisory in effect as Swan Lake fire grows to more than 25,000 acres; Women’s VFW post celebrates 69th anniversary; Mat-Su Borough opens new EMS building in Talkeetna; Basketball player earns scholarship from foundation honoring former East High head coach and more ->;
KTUU: Veterans lead tour of Nike Site Summit in an effort to raise funds for preservation; Alaska is the 7th most patriotic state in the U.S., says WalletHub; Alaska shipyards receive US capital improvement grants and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Following the purchase of Minto Mine, Yukon ore may be shipped from Skagway once again and more ->
Alaska Native News: Juneau Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Meth Distribution; Alaska Air Guardsmen, Volunteers Rescue Hikers near Mount Marathon; Bristol Bay Commercial Fishing Season Opens as Flawed Federal Permitting Process for Pebble Plows Forward and more ->
Must Read Alaska Suzanne Downing: MRAK Almanac: Bird watchers gather in Anchorage; Civic Engagement – Public Comment Deadlines; American Predator Israel Keyes and more ->
Only In Your State Alaska: The All-You-Can-Eat Mexican Food Buffet In Alaska You Never Knew You Needed; The Best Donuts In Alaska Are Hiding In This Unassuming Shop; Experience Real Alaska On A One-Of-A-Kind Rafting Adventure and more ->

Alaska News June22, 2019

KTVA 11 The Voice of Alaska: Seward holds public safety forum in response to rising crime; Tank named for fallen Wasilla soldier; Waldron Lake parking lot remains locked in the midst of neighborhood dispute; Anchorage volunteers build memory kits aimed at preventing Alzheimer’s; Mic Check in the Morning: The New Old Time Chautauqua and more ->
KTUU: Troopers identify remains of missing person after 32 years; Ecuadorian climber sets new speed record on Denali; Roadtrippin’: Solstice in Healy & Midnight Sun Baseball in Fairbanks and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Agency estimates $1.3M 30-day Wasilla special session cost; Court rejects Alaskans’ appeal in Carnival pollution case and more ->
Alaska Native News: Coast Guard, State and Local Authorities Ramp Up for Operation Dry Water; Coast Guard Urges Public to Immediately Report Vessels Adrift; A Sleepless Walk under the Midnight Sun and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: World-class military exercise ends second session in Alaska; Wildfire north of Murphy Dome threatening cabins along Chatanika River; Two men arrested after attempted robbery at Creamer’s Dairy; Couch to 10K makes for a more painless Midnight Sun Run; Remote Alaskan Communities to receive vet care and more ->