Alaska News March 19, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Ice climber dies after falling near Valdez Glacier; As Alaska restaurants adapt to new restrictions, owners are thankful for community support; 5th Avenue Mall temporarily closed over novel coronavirus concerns; Anchorage hospitals partner to provide drive-up COVID-19 testing clinic and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTUU: Do your part: Physicians family with a plea; Neighbors in East Anchorage look out for each other amid COVID-19 pandemic; ‘We are all in this together’ — Girdwood business owner on Alyeska ski closure and more ->

 
 
 
 

KTOO Public Media: Bracing for supply shortages, Alaska bush grocers are boosting orders and planning ahead; Alaskans are ‘panic-buying’ at local stores. Here’s why that’s not necessary. And more ->
 
 
 
 

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Leadership Visible In Bush As Pandemic Looms; KYUK Coronavirus Update: March 19, 2020 and more ->
 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks school district distributes food to students in need; Fairbanks Food Bank thanks community for support during pandemic; Fairbanks North Star Borough temporarily suspends MAC buses and Van Tran services; State Alaska Legislature provides relief funding for coronavirus and more ->
 
 
 
 

By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Surges Of Up To 100 Meteors Per Hour Will Light Up The Alaska Skies During The 2020 Lyrid Meteor Shower This April
 
 
 
 

Craig Medred: Breaking free

Alaska News March 18, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: AWWU: ‘Your toilet is not a trash can’; News Recently laid off? Here’s how you can get back on your feet; Small but mighty crowd cheers on Iditarod finish amid coronavirus concerns; Alaskans can now send virtual messages to elders in nursing homes and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTUU: Local businesses continue to adapt to closures; AK Railroad suspends Aurora Winter Train; ASD: Sullivan Arena to be homeless shelter, graduations impacted; SOY Rabbit Creek Elementary Art Bowls and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTOO Public Media: Governor to shut down dining at bars and restaruants; total confirmed Alaska COVID-19 cases up to 6; Former Gov. Parnell, former US Sen. Begich to lead team aiming to stabilize Alaska’s economy; Suspended cruise ship season triggers deep tourism workforce cuts in Juneau; How can Juneau keep homeless residents safe while also protecting them from coronavirus? More ->
 
 
 
 

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: State Bans Restaurant Dining As Alaska’s Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Grow To 6; Online Retailer Trying To Prioritize Essential Goods; Kaiser’s Iditarod Run Not What He Hoped and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Remains of Missing Quinhagak Child Found on Outskirts of Community; Scam Alert: Suspects Posing as APD Are Calling and Asking for Payment via Gift Cards Due to Missed Jury Duty; GCI Announces Temporary Public Closure of Many Urban Retail Stores; Tlingit & Haida’s 85th Annual Tribal Assembly Postponed and more ->
 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: City of Fairbanks announces changes being made in response to the coronavirus; Fairbanks School District Superintendent addresses school closures and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Arctic Sounder: Kiana man in precautionary quarantine awaiting COVID-19 test and more ->
 
 
 
 

By Greg Kim, KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Post-Retirement, Reyne Athanas To Be Inducted Into Alaska Women’s Hall Of Fame
 
 
 
 

By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Sample The Unlimited Tasty Food At The Upcoming Spenard Food Truck Festival In Alaska
 
 
 
 

Craig Medred: Winner Wærner
 
 
 
 

Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: Mad dash: Anchorage panic buying sets in; Kodiak nurses decide not to strike after all and more ->

Alaska News March 17, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Anchorage couple featured in ‘Say Yes To The Dress America’; The Daily 5: Waerner leads, four-legged fuel & an Iditarod side effect mushers can’t train for; Getting Outside & Online: What Anchorage families can do during extended spring break; 25 Years of BP Teachers of Excellence: Chohla Moll and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Iditarod loses another major sponsor; 2YH: Covid-19, social distancing and why it’s important; Restaurants, bars make major changes in response to mayor’s emergency order and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Westerdam cruise ship no longer coming to Juneau; As COVID-19 scare looms, small businesses in Juneau brace for tough times and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Here’s What YKHC Is Doing Now To Fight COVID-19; Norwegian Far Out In Front As Bethel Mushers Head To Nome; No Camping In K300 Race; Kusko Cab Drivers Working Under Individual Discretion; Kusko Kush Keeping Regular Hours; Diehl Scratches and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Kasilof Man Arrested on Assault Charges after Attacking Victim with Metal Pipe; Wasilla Man Arrested on Murder Charges following Welfare Check; Coast Guard Medevacs Fisherman Injured 170 Miles Southwest of Kodiak and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: 2 cases of coronavirus confirmed in Fairbanks; University of Alaska graduation commencement ceremonies cancelled and more ->

Alaska News March 16, 2020

KTUU: Former Alaska First Lady Bella Hammond has died; Anchorage bars, breweries, & restaurants will be closed for dine-in and gyms will be closed until March 31 starting at 5 p.m. Monday; ASD to provide free food to students as schools remain closed over COVID-19 concerns; Municipality says Ben Boeke is best choice for a temporary homeless shelter; Alaska maritime cargo companies confident coronavirus won’t disrupt shipments and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Iditarod photographer stays in focus with new project and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Alaska’s chief justice shuts down all new jury trials; Alaska health department issues advisory for travelers returning from other countries and states and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Two Y-K Delta Teams On Norton Sound Coast, Third On The Way; Y-K Delta Teams Fall To Middle Of Pack and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Anchorage Mayor Signs Emergency Order and Announces Additional Public Health Protections; K9 Lenox Assists in Arrest of Fairbanks DUI Suspect; Two Teens Arrested following Series of Armed Robberies Carried out in last Week and more ->
 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Students and chaperones return from France after travel ban forces them to cut the trip short and more ->
 
 
 
 

By Harry B. Dodge III, Your Digital Wall: Kodiak Archipelago’s Beauty and Danger Reaches a Nationwide Scale through Author’s Collection of Stories and F
 
 
 
 

Craig Medred: Qrill’s Iditarod

Alaska News March 15, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: The Daily 5: A warm, slow trail, a lead dog’s life saved & a musher tougher than a snowhook; ‘I thought she was dying in my hands’: Failor says Iditarod vet saved his dog’s life; APD: Man suffers life-threatening injuries in Denali Street shooting; Fred Meyer ramps up hiring, takes steps in response to COVID-19 demand and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Fairview shooting leaves one man hospitalized with life threatening injuries; Unexpected healing on the Iditarod Trail after serious January accident; Norwegian Iditarod musher first to the Bering Sea coast and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Y-K Delta Mushers Remain On Yukon As Others Head To Coast; The ‘Boss’ Scratches, But Helps Klejka Down the Trail and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Don Young co-sponsors bill that could give veterans access to medical marijuana; Troopers take precautions to continue serving community during coronavirus outbreak and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: The Small Bakery At Talkeetna Roadhouse In Alaska Has Pies Known Around The World
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: This Summer, Take An Alaskan Vacation On A Floating Cabin In Prince William Sound
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: COVID, the series at Must Read Alaska Search Results and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Strange springs done

Alaska News March 13 & 14, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Thunderbird Falls death not criminal in nature, Anchorage police say; With extended break, schools and nonprofits rush to feed Anchorage kids; 3 AFD staff self-monitoring after caring for Alaska coronavirus patient; Hilcorp to keep finances private amid Alaska oil assets deal and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Entire shift of Fairbanks Fire Department quarantined at home after employee is tested for COVID-19; WATCH: Despite sled fire, Royer first to reach Yukon River; One pedal push at a time, traveling the Iditarod Trail by bike; ASD continuing deep cleaning of schools with extended spring break; Archdiocese of Anchorage cancels Mass for rest of March and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Canada closes all ports to large cruise ships until July; Visits from family, friends temporarily suspended at state prisons; Bartlett Regional Hospital will screen patients before admitting; Alaska courts suspend Anchorage trials next week because of coronavirus; Gold Medal Basketball Tournament canceled for first time in more than 70 years; Alaska Folk Festival canceled for first time in 46-year history and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Here’s What You Need To Know About COVID-19 In The Y-K Delta; Mushers Look Ahead To Lack Of Shelter On Tough Part Of Trail and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Alakanuk Man Sought after Severe Domestic Violence Assault; Operation Southern Exposure Nets Pornography Charges; Heading Farther North than She has ever Been and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Alaska State Troopers attempting to contact suspect in Elliot Highway trailhead break-ins; Gov. Dunleavy issues health mandate including closures, limited access in state run depts., schools; Special Olympics Alaska cancels Alaska Winter Games due to coronavirus concerns; Fairbanks businesses provide free lunch for low-income kids on extended spring break; Anchorage Representative Gabrielle LeDoux charged with felony voter misconduct and other charges and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Arctic Sounder: New Inuit business group hopes to highlight northern connections across Arctic and more ->
 
 
 
 
Diane Kaplan, Rasmuson Foundation: The Virus
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Great new fear
 
 
Craig Medred: Faster recovery
 
 
 
 
CutterLight: Birds of Chignik Lake: Red-necked Grebe
 
 
Cutterlight: Birds of Chignik Lake: Yellow-billed Loon
 
 
CutterLight: Birds of Chignik Lake: Common Loon
 
 
CutterLight: Birds of Chignik Lake: Pacific Loon
 
 
Cutterlight: Birds of Chignik Lake: Red-throated Loon
 
 
CutterLight: The Loons of Chignik Lake
 
 
CutterLight: Ice-Fishing on the Newhalen River
 
 
CutterLight: Changes and Milestones, a Question and an Answer

Alaska News March 12, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Veterans’ Honor Flight trips to Washington D.C. suspended due to coronavirus; Alaska lawmakers pass bill to combat spread of coronavirus; ASD won’t extend spring break or cancel classes — for now and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: ConocoPhillips Begins Airport Health Screenings for Employees; Homeless services working together to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks; Picturesque Ruby excited to greet mushers and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: USDA opens investigation into why Forest Service grant was given to Alaska to work on Roadless Rule; Princess Cruises announces two-month pause of voyages worldwide because of coronavirus; City working through ‘what ifs’ as the Westerdam — and cruise ship season — makes its way toward Juneau and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Bethel Resident In Haroldson Subdivision Wants Police To Be Able To Drive To His House; Bethel City Council Postpones Voting On Online Sales Tax; Diehl And Kaiser Both On Their Way To Cripple and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Anchor Point Woman Shot and Killed in Trooper Involved Shooting Wednesday Afternoon; Federal Court Rules Against Massive Old-Growth Rainforest Logging Plan in Alaska and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Two men charged with robbery entered not guilty pleas; North Pole Library hosts census celebration event; City debates solutions to nuisance properties in Fairbanks during City Council work session and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Arctic Sounder: Explosion destroys house in Utqiagvik and more ->
 
 
 
 
Rasmuson Foundation: Grants for rural Alaska healthcare projects
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Perfect storm?

Alaska News March 11, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Iditarod 48 Blog – Mushers head out of Takotna, race to Ophir; Travel Tuesday: Anchorage looks ahead to summer tourism amid COVID-19 fears and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Gov. Dunleavy declares public health disaster emergency in response to COVID-19 concerns; Bus driver who fatally struck Skagway mayor gets 6 months; New details emerge in case of Anchorage Nurse Practitioner charged for 2015 death of Courtney Jones; 2YH: Woman shares her story of being an Endo Warrior; Rhodiola Rosea research in Alaska; SOY Dr. Seuss day at Tanaina Elementary; ‘A huge relief’: Lanier, dogs safe and sound but forced to scratch after hours-long stranding in Rainy Pass and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: If you need to be tested for coronavirus in Alaska, it’s likely free; City working through ‘what ifs’ as the Westerdam — and cruise ship season — makes its way toward Juneau; Lawmakers crafting plan to end session soon if coronavirus comes to Juneau; Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse canceled over coronavirus concerns; Group says Alaska isn’t meeting commitment to fund rural schools and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Cama’i Dance Festival Postponed Over Coronavirus Concerns; YKHC Suspends Out-of-State Business Travel For Employees Over Coronavirus Concerns; Sass’ Dogs Blast Through To Ophir and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Convicted Felon Tommy Rumph Guilty of Murder; Arrested Anchorage Hit-and-Run Driver Found to be Escapee; With Neighbor’s Help Nikiski Burglar Apprehended Red Handed; NEW REPORT: 80% of Alaska Metal Mines Polluted Water and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Identifying COVID-19: A look at a lab that tests for the virus; Forewarned is Forearmed: The Definitive Guide to COVID-19 for Alaska; Working on an active runway: How crews keep Fairbanks International Airport open; Alaska House Art Gallery closing, downtown Fairbanks staple up for sale and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Amy Carney, At Alaska State Library: March 2020 Artifact of the Month
 
 
 
 
CutterLight: The Chigniks – Avian Diversity and Change in a Remote, Unique Environment

Alaska News March 10, 2020

KTVA The Vocie of Alaska: Inside the Gates: Soldier’s Heart offers healing, camaraderie for combat veterans; Rainy Pass visitors ride in style in antique snowmobile; 25 Years of BP Teachers of Excellence: Alexandra Razor and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Anchorage Nurse Practitioner indicted for negligent homicide in 2015 overdose death; Hiring freeze & travel ban for state employees; Special Olympics Alaska cancels Alaska Winter Games due to coronavirus concerns; IRS seeking Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Volunteers and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Dunleavy urges calm as a volatile economy adds to coronavirus anxiety; 50 years after a fuel spill near Haines, there are federal plans to clean up the Chilkat River; How do you remove an underwater mine? Very carefully, and with lots of robotics. More ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Iditarod Leaders Cross The Alaska Range; Diehl Breaking Trail To Nikolai and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Man Involved in DV Disturbance in Mat Valley Dies in Officer-Involved Shooting; Snowboarding Teen Caught in Hatcher Pass Avalanche Dies in Hospital; Homer Suspect Arrested on Attempted murder Charges following Serious Domestic Violence Incident; All Three Occupants of REDDI Truck Taken into Custody on Sterling; AMHS vessel M/V Matanuska Heads to Ketchikan to Complete Repairs; A Relationship Between Severe Winter Weather and Arctic Warmth? And more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: String of car break-ins at popular Elliot Highway trailhead; Governor Mike Dunleavy suspends community visits as COVID-19 situation continues to develop; Health screening stations a precautionary measure at Anchorage hospital and more ->
 
 
 
 
Angela Gonzalez, Athabascan Woman Blog: Ricko DeWilde on Life Below Zero
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Fast Great Race
 
 
 
 
By Carey Seward, Only In Your State Alaska: The Breathtaking Place In Alaska Where You Can Watch Wild Horses Roam

Alaska News March 09, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Iditarod CEO Rob Urbach looks to the future of the Last Great Race; 2020 Iditarod race course map; Frontiers: The Rise of Champions and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: UPDATE: GCI says the issue has been fixed; Iditarod Day 2: Peter Kaiser in the lead to Rainy Pass; ‘Holy Switcheroo!’: Veteran musher subs in for sick wife at the Iditarod start line; Antler cam: Get a reindeer’s eye view of a run through Anchorage; Hot dogs and sled dogs: Matson continues community trailside picnic tradition and more ->

 
 
 
 

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Richie Diehl First Into Finger Lake Checkpoint; Y-K Delta Mushers Head Out On Iditarod Trail and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Snowboarder on Funny River Road being Towed by Truck suffers Head Injuries and moe ->

 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing, Must Read Alaska: It’s going to get real: State Department advises ‘don’t travel on cruise ships’ and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Bailey Berg, Atlas Obscura: Once a Year, This Alaskan Town Is Home to More Pies Than People
For mushers in the Iditarod dog-sled race, stopping in Takotna is a treat.

Alaska town prepares annual pies for the Iditarod
The 52 residents of Takotna, Alaska, are preparing to feed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race participants who stop at the checkpoint on their way to the finish line in Nome. The tradition of baking pies for mushers was started 50 years ago by Jan Newton and has been carried on by residents since her death in 2012.

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