Alaska News May 05-10, 2023

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.

Patricia Neal:

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:


Dear Friends!

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​

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

Alaska News May 03-04, 2023

KRBD: Woman arrested in Metlakatla on murder charges in death of son and brother and more ->
KTUU: Black boxes recovered from Alaska Army helicopter crash site; Former state judge charged with perjury and more ->

KTOO: Friday’s missing and murdered Indigenous people rally asks Juneau to pay attention; Alaska’s COVID-19 situation has flattened out, but what should Alaskans do if they test positive now? And more ->

Alaska Native News: Alaska Couple Charged in $700,000 Investment Fraud Scheme Based on Fictitious Alaska Marijuana “Bud and Breakfast”; Murkowski Joins in Introduction of SAFE Banking Act to Improve Banking Access for Legal Cannabis Businesses; This Day in Alaskan History-May 3rd, 1917, This Day in Alaskan History-May 4th, 1911 and more ->

KINY: Alaska House votes to keep shooting ranges open during most disasters; CCFR on scene for fire at old airport hangar and more ->

The Seward Journal: May 03 to May 09, 2023
Delta Wind: Interior Alaska Hospital Foundation moving ahead and more ->

By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: You’ll Barely Be Able To Take A Bite Of The Massive Burgers At The Butte Burger Place In Alaska


The Alaska 100: Memorial Day and Veterans Day: What’s the difference? And more ->


By Nancy Lord: Book review: Heacox’s story of environment and spiritual conflict finds a way to the good


KTUU Dave Allgood: Anchorage high schoolers learn how far — and remote — trash can travel via the ocean
Simple Living Alaska: Cutting in Windows, Rafter Blocking & New Flooring | Operation Chicken House


Alaska News April 30, May 01-02, 2023

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.”
Mr. Whitekeys


Alaska News April 28-29, 2023

KUCB: Troopers investigate death of former Alaska Wildlife Trooper Alex Arduser and more ->
Webcenter 11 Faribanks: Army suspends air operations for non-critical aviators until training is completed and more ->
KTUU: Anchorage man acquitted in 2018 death of boater on Flat Lake; 3 soldiers dead, 1 injured after 2 Army helicopters from Fort Wainwright crash near Healy; Sullivan Arena clients gear up with camping supplies as shelter’s closure nears and more ->
KTOO: As mariculture in Alaska grows, industry leaders look abroad for inspiration; Teacher retention bonus bill moves forward in Alaska House and more ->
Alaska Native News: Governor Dunleavy to Welcome Global Leaders to Anchorage for the Alaska Sustainable Energy Conference May 22-25; This Day in Alaska History-April 28th, 1898 and more ->
KINY: New principal chosen for Juneau Community Charter School and more ->
RBHS Membership Meeting Thursday, May 25 at 7 pm in the Seward Museum.

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. They will delve into works of literature either produced by Seward authors or pertaining to the community of Seward. They’ll take a close look at the poetry of Ralph Andrews who owned and operated Andrews Store for four decades. It should be interesting!

Learn more ->

KFSK: Sitka raptors visit Petersburg schools and more ->
Delta Wind: Delta Elementary Citizens of the Month for April and more ->

By Craig Medred: Yesterday’s heroes
By Craig Medred: The magic solution
Snow Brains: Travis Rice and Zoi Sadowski-Synnott Crowned 2023 Natural Selection Tour Champions
The Car Doctor, Anchorage, AK

Alaska News April 27-28, 2023

South Anchorage Farmers’ Market

APRIL 29, 2023

LAST Saturday indoors at Bells’ Nursery until next fall
HOURS: 10am-3pm

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!

Volunteers Needed!
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!


Alaska News April 24-26, 2023

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

Alaska News April 20-23, 2023

KTUU: Last Frontier Honor Flight arrives in Washington, D.C.; Forest Park Trailer Court residents speak out for their homes; Moose fills up on popcorn in Kenai theater and more ->

KTOO: Marijuana charges are leaving CourtView. A new bill would pull them from background checks, too; USDA announces first-ever grants for Indigenous meat processing; Will heavy snow cover dampen Alaska’s fire season? Experts say don’t count on it and more ->


KYUK: “Kid’s Day” at Bethel Fire Station meant to celebrate children and connect them to resources; Yup’ik and Inupiaq spelling bee inspires students to learn; A community call to discuss breakup on the Kuskokwim River and more ->

Alaska Native News: E-Bike Legislation Heads to Senate with Bipartisan Support; Leaders formalize Agreement between UAF, Fort Wainwright; This Day in Alaska History-April 20th, 1888; This Day in Alaskan History-April 21st, 1913; This Day in Alaskan History-April 23rd, 1869 and more ->

Faribanks News Webcenter 11: Alaska House votes to designate June 9 as Don Young Day; Fairbanks North Star Borough prepares for Senior Recognition Day and more ->

The Arctic Sounder: North Slope’s only tribal school has its first graduates; Students showcase their creations at Iñupiaq Fine Arts Festival and more ->

KINY: Five schools earn designation of Alaska Purple Star School; ‘People are suffering’: Food stamp woes worsen Alaska hunger; New federal program targets abandoned crab, lobster traps and more ->


KSTK: Alaska Airlines’ flying salmon travels the Inside Passage a final time; Wrangell’s Fourth of July is epic, and expensive. Organizers are implementing some fees to stay afloat. And more ->

The Seward Journal April 19 to April 25, 2023

RBHS Membership Meeting Thursday, April 27 at 7 pm in the Seward Museum.
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. They will delve into works of literature either produced by Seward authors or dealing with the community of Seward. It should be interesting!

KFSK: Petersburg’s Humane Society tends its flocks; Petersburg Principal Ambler Moss resigns and more ->

Craig Medred: Ukrainian fallout


KRBD: Former Ketchikan Indian Community president steps down from Tribal Council; ‘We just kept playing and kept playing’: Ketchikan trio Dude Mtn recaps four-show Folk Fest tour of Juneau ad more ->


KUCB: ‘When you tie in a cultural aspect to healthy habits, you’re engaged more’: APIA’s Unalaska Health Fair Starts Friday; UCSD fills all vacant teaching positions ahead of next school year, changes coordinator roles from hourly to salaried positions and more->

Delta Wind: Fundraiser scheduled for local teen injured in accident and more ->

FDIC and FRB-SF Host Virtual Small Business Forum in Alaska

Simple Living Alaska: Working Around the Property | Burn Barrel, Burgers & Bone Broth

Alaska News April 14-16, 2023

KTUU: 1 injured in homeless camp fire; Anchorage man sentenced to 50 years in prison for sexual assaults of 10 women; Anchorage Assembly members to vote on facial recognition ordinance at special meeting Tuesday; Spiral in the sky amazes Alaskans But just what was that strange swirl? And more ->
KTOO: Eaglecrest general manager says this season’s labor shortage was most challenging to date; Judge throws out lawsuit accusing Alaska of mismanaging Yukon, Kuskokwim salmon fisheries and more ->


Alaska Native News: Investigating the Interactions Between Sea Otters and Oyster Farms; Earth Day Activities at UAS-April 18-22; This Day in Alaskan History-April 14th, 1950; This Day in Alaskan History-April 15th, 1929; This Day in Alaskan History-April 16th 1959 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Polaris Building demolition begins A ceremony marked the official beginning to the demolition of the Polaris Building and more ->

KINY: The Alaska Native Heritage Center announces inaugural Community Recognition awards and more ->
KSTK: ADF&G predicts weak pink salmon harvest, tightens Chinook harvest restrictions and more ->

KFSK: Petersburg elementary school adopting new English/ language arts curriculum and more ->

KRBD: In Ketchikan’s live action role-playing group Iron Sky, you can be anything you want to be; Ketchikan’s Borough Assembly to vote on vacation rental permitting and more ->
KUCB: GCI begins setting up for fiber internet in King Cove and Sand Point; UCSD inks contract for fiber internet for next school year and more ->


By Michael R Dougherty, Anchorage Memories: Anchorage Pioneers Do you remember Wolfe’s Department Store? You’re about to meet Anchorage Pioneer, Ray Wolfe.
Book review: A mountain misadventure grounds a larger story about climbing culture and risk-taking By Nancy Lord “Hidden Mountains: Survival and Reckoning After a Climb Gone Wrong”

Simple Living Alaska: Settling Into Our New Home with All the Critters | Running Water & Canned Food Storage
Alaska Granny: Cheap Foods Stock Up Buy Now Alaska Prices
Alaska Granny: Lend Me $100…Who Can You Count On SHTF


Alaska News April 13, 2023

KTUU: Gas leak forces evacuations of Lake Otis business district; Service High principal placed on administrative leave; Has Anchorage’s plastic bag ban worked?; Alaska Senate approves bill to spur housing development, levy taxes on unsafe buildings and more ->

KTOO: Juneau teachers limit their work to paid hours during contract negotiations and more ->


KYUK: Watch: A return to Cama-i ; Bethel Friends of Canines wins award for helping people keep their pets; 22-year-old Russian Mission man faces more than 100 years in prison due to accomplice liability and more ->

Alaska Native News: This Day in Alaskan History-April 13th, 1913 and more ->

KINY: New hangar will make Nenana a base for drone cargo testing; Alaska Senate bill proposes more legal aid for domestic violence victims, others seeking help; UAS Faculty Forest Haven successfully defends dissertation on subsistence and settler colonialism in Alaska and more ->

KFSK: Forest Service asks Southeast Alaskans to help make 10-year Tongass National Forest plan and more ->

KRBD: Advisory board votes to keep book on relationships and sexuality in teen section of Ketchikan Public Library; Arrival of large cruise ships to Prince of Wales Island pushed to 2024 as Klawock port delays opening and more ->

KUCB: Some Thursday flights delayed, canceled in the Aleutian region following Kamchatka eruption and more ->

Delta Wind: Deltana Community Corporation conducts Facebook poll to determine community funding priorities and more ->

Fashion Pact: Adopt-A-Cat Shelter

PR Newswire: Wild Alaska Pollock to Be Named Official Whitefish of Climate Pledge Arena and the Seattle Kraken

Craig Martelle: Spring has sprung, Alaska style

Information about how Alaska Women Rock