KTUU: Homicide investigation underway after man found dead in Russian Jack neighborhood; Providence hospital employee charged with sexually assaulting patient; Photojournalist Phil Walczak retires; Meet Betty, JBER’s blind celebrity black bear and more ->
KTOO: Alaska Senate passes bill allowing involuntary psychiatric commitments of up to 2 years; Peltola braces for Supreme Court to undermine Indian Child Welfare Act; High prices and lengthy waitlists: How families are coping with Alaska’s child care crisis and more ->
KYUYK: Power is out in Napaskiak after a small generator fire; Listen: Bethel’s Ayaprun Elitnaurvik students prepare pike fish they caught; Touring magician spreads anti-bullying message to youth in rural Alaska and more ->
Alaska Native News: GCI turns up the dial, launching 2.5 gig (2,500 Mbps) internet speeds; Through it all, Alaska Air National Guardsman bounces back after hardship; This Day in Alaskan History-May 5th, 1898; This Day in Alaskan History-May 6th, 1908; This Day In Alaska History May 7th, 1906; This Day in Alaskan History-May 8th, 1916; This Day in Alaskan History-May 9th, 1907 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: 2 tribal councils announce decision to withdraw from AFN; House falls into river during breakup and more ->
The Arctic Sounder: In Point Hope, first-time captain lands his first whale; Mother-daughter duo to open Kotzebue’s only licensed child care facility amid Alaska shortage and more ->
KINY: Alaska Region theme video inspires national forests visitors; Govenor Dunleavy proclaims May 10th: Alaska Mining Day and more ->
KSTK: Wrangell Chamber names pastor Kem Haggard ‘Citizen of the Year’ and more ->
The Seward Journal May 09 to May 16, 2023
KFSK: Rotary Club cleans junk out of Sandy Beach in advance of Easter Egg hunt; Ketchikan-based artist connects with Petersburg weaving community and more ->
KRBD: Ketchikan man pleads guilty to running ‘Anything Goes’ child porn ring; Trial underway for Washington man accused of killing Ketchikan surgeon and more ->
KUCB: Unalaska resident charged with manslaughter in fatal fentanyl overdose and more ->
Craig Medred: The takeover
Gov. Mike Dunleavy: Missing and Murdered Indigenous People Awareness Day
By GCI Staff, The Delta Discovery: GCI-hosted panel reflects on Alaska’s Indigenous women’s legacy of leadership
Alaska Native News: Alaska nonprofits seeking funding for suicide prevention programs encouraged to apply for GCI Suicide Prevention Fund
Juneau Empire: Empire staff and contributors earn 11 Alaska Press Club awards
ThrillerFest: PW Talks with Iris Yamashita About Her Novel ‘City Under One Roof’
In screenwriter Yamashita’s whodunit, City Under One Roof (Berkley), the entire population of an Alaska community lives in one building.
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For those of you who research family or history…it pays to be out there on a website so that people can find you.
Over the years I have been contacted by people connected to the Wrangell Garnet Ledge and the women who owned the company. I have met some of their relatives by email or phone. Some great friendships have come from that.
Today, I received a phone call from a gentleman who wanted to talk to me about the Dardanelles Amalgamated Mines in Arizona. One of Anna E. Durkee’s mines. He had a couple of stock documents he wanted to talk to me about. OMG! They are actual stock certificates! One document is signed by Anna E. Durkee! I recognize the other names on the documents.
I am dancing a jig! I have wanted to find something of her Arizona years other than newspaper clippings, deeds, etc. He is trading the documents for a copy of my book. How cool is that? Think I will send him some garnets, too. And that is a sign that I need to start working on Anna’s Arizona mining days.
It goes to prove what I keep telling people: Never give up. You will be contacted sometime out of the blue with part of what you are looking for and surprise you. The internet can be a very valuable resource.
How he found me:
Summer is almost here, and we have just a handful of events left before Alaska Health Fair goes on a summer break. Please make your appointment online at www.alaskahealthfair.org.
Anchorage – Saturday, 5/13/23, 8am – 12pm – St. John Methodist Community Health Fair, 1801 O’Mlley Rd Anchorage AK 99507
Sitka – Saturday, 5/13/23, 8am – 12pm – Sitka Community Health Fair, Harrigan Hall 330 Harbor Dr, Sitka AK 99835 > Local medical and non-medical volunteer opportunities available, give us a call (907) 723-5100 ????
Central – Saturday, 5/20/23, 8am – 11am – Central Community, Mile 128 Steese Highway, Central, AK 99730
Nikiski – Saturday, 5/20/23, 9am – 1pm – Nikiski Community Health Fair, Nikiski Community Rec. Center 50097 Kenai Spur Hwy, Nikiski AK 99611 > Local volunteer opportunities available, give us a call (907) 278-0234 ????
Fairbanks – Tuesday, 5/23/23, 8am – 1pm – Fairbanks Office Draw, 725 26th Ave., Suite 201, Fairbanks, AK 99701
If you need assistance understanding your blood test results, please call our toll-free voicemail at 1-833-800-1292. An AHF Health Educator & RN will return your call and address your questions. While blood testing is a valuable tool, remember that only your healthcare provider can assess the complete picture of your health.
Smithsonian Channel Aviation Nation: This LifeMed Alaska Learjet 45 XR makes an Ideal Air Ambulance | Ice Airport Alaska | Smithsonian
Simple Living Alaska: Busy as a Bee | Spring Break Up in Alaska
KUCB: In Memoriam: Jamie Lynn Sunderland (1966 – 2023) and more ->
KTUU: Palmer’s 7th annual Drive Your Tractor To Work Day plows through turnout records Around 40 tractors paraded through downtown Palmer to kick off the growing season; Alaska-based Native broadcasting corporation receives national honor; Pros advise residents of sump pump maintenance to avoid basement flooding and more ->
KTOO: Juneau’s only public indoor track isn’t wheelchair accessible. Advocates are asking the city to add an elevator; Alaska Senate approves new Permanent Fund dividend payout formula, but final action remains distant; Bred to hunt, Karelian bear dogs touted as tool for conserving wildlife and more ->
KYUK: ONC’s Science and Culture Camp means fish camps, time on the tundra, and joining biology with tradition and more ->
Alaska Native News: Woman in Fairbanks Arrested for Arson and other Crimes Following Blaze early Friday; Haines Man Sentenced for Drug Conspiracy; Bear tracks on snow a sign of the season; This Day in Alaskan History-April 30th, 1913, This Day in Alaskan History-May 1st, 1914, This Day in Alaskan History-May 2nd, 1778 and more ->
KINY: Patrick Marsh convicted of 2019 Fairbanks murder; Department of Public Safety Begins Limited Deployment of Body-Worn Cameras and more ->
KRBD: Ketchikan city manager nixes plans for Pride Month drag queen storytime at public library; Lawsuit over Ketchikan schools’ use of traditional Southeast tribal values heads for trial and more ->
By Craig Medred: Ecosystem management
Ivy Spohnholz, The Nature Conservancy, Alaska State Director
Audubon Society Spruce Tree Seedling Giveaway starting May 25th. Be sure to click the link for details on the giveaway locations and dates.
In an attempt to offset the bird habitat and landscaping losses due to the Spruce Bark Beetle infestation in Anchorage, the Anchorage Audubon Society has purchased 10,000 White Spruce seedlings which we will GIVE AWAY FOR FREE beginning on May 25. We will need a LOT of help from volunteers in order to distribute these trees in the shortest possible window.
It will take years for these seedlings to provide the lush spruce habitat we have lost in Anchorage, but there’s an old saying in the forestry business: “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is Now.”
South Anchorage Farmers’ Market
APRIL 29, 2023
LAST Saturday indoors at Bells’ Nursery until next fall
Alaska Run for Women June 10, 2023
Register Online Here!
Registration is open, and many of you have already signed up to join us for either the in-person event or the virtual race. The course starts and ends on the UAA Campus. All of our pre- and post-race party activities will be held at the UAA Cuddy Quad. Following the drawing for all the fabulous raffle prizes, there will be a drawing for two special door prizes. Your race bib has a tear-away entry form for a chance to win a trip for two anywhere Alaska Airlines flies or a 90-day Gold Family Membership to The Alaska Club. This will happen at the awards ceremony, and you must be present to win!
Form a Team!
Team captains create a team online and share the team name with friends, family, co-workers, etc.! There are different categories for Large Business, Small Business, Health & Wellness and Family & Friends.
Once a team is created, each teammate registers individually and joins/chooses the team when registering.
Five or more women make a team – the more the merrier!
Read more “Helpful Team Tips” here.
Check out the interactive team leaderboard and see how your team ranks to others in your team category. New this year!
It takes a village to put on an event of this size, and we can’t do it without our amazing team of volunteers. We are in need of individuals or groups to help with pre-race as well as race day activities.
If you are looking for a fun volunteer opportunity experience, please sign up here for a specific time or job that suits your schedule!
KTUU: Emmonak lockdown ends with arrest of armed suspect; JBER Air National Guard member indicted on multiple child pornography charges; Anchorage School District takes action after overdoses involving fentanyl and more ->
KTOO: The truth about teens, social media and the mental health crisis; To avoid spending from savings, Alaska Senate ponders smaller dividend, shrunken school increase and more ->
KYUK: Woman Murdered, Husband Charged; Department of Interior Officials are tight-lipped on Y-K Delta visit; Watch: Teaching tradition through grass and more ->
Alaska Native News: Legislation Creating an Address Confidentiality Program to Protect Survivors of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Passes Senate; This Day in Alaskan History-April 24th, 1913, This Day in Alaskan History-April 25th, 1919, This Day in Alaskan History-April 26th, 1920 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Alaska teacher named 2023 National Teacher of the Year Finalist; UPDATED: Victim identified in Sunday morning homicide; “Three old guys” snowmachine from Grand Rapids, MN. to Fairbanks, AK. And more ->
KINY: Homer man indicted for illegal transportation of black bears and making false records, Lacey Act violations; Sitka Tribe, local students, Forest Service complete sixth consecutive planting for Tlingit potato garden and more ->
KSTK: KSTK wins Alaska Press Club awards and more ->
The Seward Journal April 26 to May 02, 2023
KFSK: Petersburg Assembly moves forward with plans for a new hospital; Petersburg School District Finance Director Karen Morrison resigns Petersburg School District Finance Director Karen Morrison resigns and more ->
KUCB: City of Unalaska weighs $32 million budget proposal, projected to run up a deficit of nearly $7 million and more ->
By Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media: Alaska writer Don Rearden finds AI has his number, and it freaks him out
Digital Journal: Marcia Taigo, Multimedia and Telecommunications Industry Executive, Co-Authors a New Article
Craig Medred: More fair!
By Marin Sardy: The Edge of Every Day: Sketches of Schizophrenia
The debut of an important new literary voice: Marin Sardy’s extraordinarily affecting, fiercely intelligent memoir unflinchingly traces the path of the schizophrenia that runs in her family.
Against the starkly beautiful backdrop of Anchorage, Alaska, where the author grew up, Marin Sardy weaves a fearless account of the shapeless thief—the schizophrenia—that kept her mother immersed in a world of private delusion and later manifested in her brother, ultimately claiming his life.
Composed of exquisite, self-contained chapters that take us through three generations of this adventurous, artistic, and often haunted family, The Edge of Every Day draws in topics from neuroscience and evolution to the mythology and art rock to shape its brilliant inquiry into how the mind works. In the process, Sardy casts new light on the treatment of the mentally ill in our society. Through it all runs her blazing compassion and relentless curiosity, as her meditations takes us to the very edge of love and loss—and invite us to look at what comes after.
Please note this book is available through the Loussac and other local Libraries.
By Clarise Larson, The Juneau Empire: Resolution passed to raise totem pole honoring missing and murdered Indigenous women and people Delegates voted unanimously for it on the last day of Tribal Assembly.
Vivian Faith Prescott: Yay! 3rd Place Alaska Press Club Award for BEST FOOD REPORTING for my article about making Furikake seasoning from local seaweed! Alaska Press Club