Alaska News May 08 & 09, 2022

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: ‘Monster’ landslide remains unstable, officials say and more ->
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Residents take stock of damage as floodwaters recede in Manley Hot Springs and more ->
Alaska Native News: Fairbanks Man Shoots Unarmed Man over Dumpster Fire Friday; Eagle River Teen Suffers Serious Neck and Head Injuries in Swan Lake ATV Accident; Awaiting river breakup on the Yukon; This Day In Alaska History May 8th, 1916, May 9th, 1907 and more ->
KINY: State: Avian flu confirmed in wild birds at multiple Alaska locations; Missing 7 Year Old Kodiak Boy; Death in Douglas: True Crime Walking Tours and more ->
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: This Food Truck Festival In Alaska Is About The Tastiest Event You Can Experience
Craig Medred: Killing science
Anchorage Senior Activity Center
Gayle Cederberg: My Country Club! The Anchorage Senior Activity Center (ASAC) and Rebecca Parker, Executive Director

As a member of the Anchorage Senior Activity Center (ASAC), I would like everyone to know what an important organization it is for both Anchorage and Seniors. I know our neighbors at Nextdoor will enjoy reading while I take this opportunity to give accolades to Rebecca Parker, Executive Director, of ASAC (1300 E. 19th Ave) her Board, Team and Volunteers.

ASAC is funded by the MOA, Mayor Dave Bronson and the Assembly with additional funding from Medicare (they have their own office on the premises). They provide equipment to loan), various grants and donations.

The Benefits and Enrollment Center (BEC) can assist with heating, Alaska Senior Benefit, Housing and Public Assistance, Medicaid, SSDI, disability services, Veterans’ Benefits. SNAP & Other food benefits. Medicare Savings Program & Part D Extra Help (LIS). Dental assistance programs for seniors and veterans. Internet access and phone assistance programs for seniors are more than 2,500 other benefits. (Medicaid, & LIHEAP). ASAC has been most concerned about our members and even those who aren’t members!

Two years ago at the start of the Pandemic, I received a call asking if I was OK?, Did I have food and was there anything else I needed? Becky, has been doing a balancing act, using this time to upgrade our facilities with new front entry, remodel of the Arctic Rose Restaurant, restrooms, gift shop and more… They have a free Technology and lending program – AARP offers “TAX-AIDE, Free Tablet lending program – AARP, The Alaska Community Foundation, The Rasmuson Foundation and Verizon. (Some tablets can only be used at the center). Age Smart–Let’s Talk We also assist with Travel Plans, give Pedicures, by appointment and more.

I will give you an Idea of the programs available, in person, some by Zoom, or both. Two or more kinds of Fitness classes. (Some seasonal changes), A room full of equipment with lessons, guidance, and another with pictures in our newsletter with explicit directions for at home exercise.

ASAC Art Groups – Accepting art supply donations. Ole art for current members, Watercolor group and ZenArt. Board and Games. Bridge, Canasta, Cribbage & Backgammon. Pinochle, Phase 10, Racko Rummikub, Dice Games (Yahtzee…). Dominoes (Mexican Train), Hand & Foot. Craft and Quilt Room, Library, Living History Writing Group. Memoir Writing. (My favorite). You don’t have to know anything about writing. No one will try to make you into a pro. We just have fun writing and enjoy friends stories that should be shared with family and friends.

Memory Cafe. Nutrition Education Sessions with Amy Urbanus (MS, RDN, LD, & CDE), a fine Nutrition Coach. We also have the Red Hat Society. Social Hours is 2 times a month. Food, games, announcements and more! We utilize our bus for trips to the Loussac and Muldoon Library’s. We’ve also enjoyed Events and Field Trips. We have Anchor -Rides Grocery Delivery Program. I believe we have Drivers Safety and the Safe Alaskans CarFit program.

Frankly speaking I can hardly wait for our next issue of the Senior Borealis Newsletter to come out. I look to seeing the list of new members who I can meet and enjoy visiting with, and others who have rejoined. Speaking of the “Borealis” there is lots of really good information. Departments that keep us going are Benefit Enrollment Center, Catering and Rentals, Communication and Development, Finance/Administration & Membership.

If Becky Parker wasn’t such a flexible person, we wouldn’t have all that we do. You see, to me, The Anchorage Senior Activity Center is my Country Club!
Gayle Cederberg, Anchorage, AK


Alaska News May 07, 2022

Craig Medred: Alaska kills

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Alaska’s first Tesla Supercharger station opens in Soldotna; Mayor Bronson vetoes funding for homeless housing assistance, citing need for bid process The move comes as a deadline looms for the city to exit mass care at the Sullivan Arena and more ->
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Juneau advocates renew call to protect Indigenous people from violence: ‘We will look after each other’ and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Bethel Winter House nears fundraising goal to build housing for people experiencing chronic homelessness and more ->
Alaska Native News: This Day In Alaska History May 7th, 1906 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Friday homicide shooting in downtown Fairbanks and more ->
KINY: Adair, Dull to be honored by JPD during National Police Week; Kootznoowoo Inc. receives ecotourism grant from USFS and more ->
KSTK: Crew sets sail from Wrangell in search of century-old cannery shipwreck and more ->
KRBD: Ketchikan advocates call for local, state and federal action to address opioid crisis and more ->
By Ned Rozell For The Cordova Times: Alaska’s water crop is a natural resource

Edible Alaska
#29: Join us on the Homer Spit…

Hey there,

What are you up to Wednesday, May 25? Whether you live in Homer already or want to kick off summer with a road trip, we hope you’ll join us at La Baleine Café on the Homer Spit. When our first-ever retreat sold out in under 48 hours, we brainstormed with chefs Mandy Dixon and Kirsten Dixon about how to gather more of you together that week to celebrate great food and good food writing as well as the launch of the Summer issue of Edible Alaska, themed “Homegrown.” Full details below. This is a ticketed event and space is limited, so grab your tickets before they’re gone!

We’re so eager to gather, share a drink, and celebrate Alaska food. We hope you’ll join us.

Thanks for reading, happy eating, happy adventuring,

Amy & Jeremy



Alaska News May 06, 2022

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Remains of man who died on a Last Frontier Honor Flight have been returned to the state; Meet 3 Alaskan women on the front lines of the state’s MMIP justice movement and more ->
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: How a 150-year-old Lingít robe is inspiring Alaska’s next generation of engineers; An Anchorage boy is waiting for a life-saving stem cell transplant, but Alaska Native donors are scarce and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Uptick in tuberculosis cases across the Y-K Delta forces in-school testing
Alaska Native News: Glennallen Traffic Stop turns into Drug Bust; This Day In Alaska History May 6th, 1908 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Busy day for the Fairbanks Fire Department and more ->
KNY: Deputy Police Chief speaks on need for new radio system; Sealaska Heritage Institute seeks presenters for education conference; Rangers initiate search for solo climber on Denali and more ->
KSTK: Forest Service seeks input on new cabins for Wrangell and Petersburg and more ->
KFSK: The Market in Petersburg gears up for a season of sharing space and more ->
Craig Medred: Clean fishing
By Michael Armstrong, Homer News: First Friday art exhibit openings feature bird-themed art Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival featured artist Stacy Studebaker is one of many artists showing bird-themed art.


Alaska News May 05, 2022

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Starting in July, Alaskans can own emus; Summer job market impacted by lack of workers; laskans in Ukraine: Evacuating and aiding the community; Alaska fire crews create vital fuel breaks to prepare for worst-case scenario and more ->
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Shipping a gondola system from Austria to Juneau will cost more than double the initial estimate and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Airports region-wide to receive airport upgrades; Time is running out for the Alaska Legislature to pass a Tribal recognition bill; Federal Subsistence Board deciding whether to federalize management of the Yukon River salmon fishery and more ->
Alaska Native News: Major 2020 Alaska Quake Triggered Neighboring 2021 Temblor; AFN Secures $35.1 million in TBCP Broadband Award for 74 Consortium Members; AFN Secures $35.1 million in TBCP Broadband Award for 74 Consortium Members; This Day in Alaska History May 5th, 1898 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Alaska House passes bill to suspend motor fuels taxes and more ->
KINY: MMIW&P Awareness Day rally to be held at Alaska State Capitol; Teal Street Center to receive $300K from Alaska Mental Health Trust and more ->
KFSK: Petersburg assembly OKs diesel surcharge on electric bills; Petersburg assembly to send letter opposing Native lands bill and more ->
KRBD: Ketchikan city mayor receives honorary doctorate and more ->
KUCB: King crab hatcheries could be on Alaska’s horizon as mariculture bill moves past Legislature and more ->
Craig Medred: Pandemics 2.0
By Carey Seward, Only In Your State Alaska: The Unique Alaska Town That Looks Straight Out Of Star Wars

Alaska News May 04, 2022

Handtevy: Pediatric Resuscitation System
KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Man hospitalized, another detained after Karluk Street shooting; Report on domestic violence in Alaska shows rates of abuse remain ‘alarmingly high’; Alaska’s cold case investigator retires after using mix of new science, old-school tactics to solve long-dormant cases and more ->
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: What happened to Juneau’s Taco Bell?; Anchorage group rallies for reproductive rights in wake of Supreme Court leak; Crushing Juneau’s treated sewage waste before shipping it could save almost $1M a year and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: KYUK received 11 Alaska Press Club Awards for journalism produced in 2021, including Best Comprehensive Coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic and more ->
Alaska Native News: Christian Hudson Charged in Brutal Murder of Parthena Kinkaid; NOAA’s Alaska Region Joins the Ocean Guardian Program; Tribal Citizens Ask Barrick Gold to Withdraw from Proposed Donlin Gold Mine in Southwest Alaska; This Day In Alaska History May 4th, 1911 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Alaska Supreme Court affirms that it was valid to drain state’s college scholarship fund and more ->
KINY: Gov. Dunleavy: ‘One pill can kill’ warning on fentanyl; Attorney General announces restitution fund for customers of Anchorage car dealership and more ->
KSTK: Public Works begins smoke testing sewer lines to find possible defects and more ->
The Seward Journal: May 04 to My 10, 2022
KFSK: Whale watching is rewarding but sometimes tricky and more ->
By Joseph Guzman, The Hill: Indigenous Americans see fivefold increase in fatal opioid overdoses over two decades, study says “These findings highlight existing inequities in drug related deaths and may point to broader systemic factors that disproportionately affect members of [American Indian and Alaska Native] communities,” researchers said.
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: With 6 Incredible Restaurants, This Alaska Resort Is Paradise For Foodies
PBS: If You Give a Beach a Bottle

Inspired by a picture book, Max Romey heads to a remote beach on Alaska’s coastline in search of marine debris. What he finds is a different story altogether.

Alaska News May 03, 2022

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Telling Alaska’s Story: Making sure veterans without families receive an honorable burial; Alaska Senate committee advances transgender sports bill for K-12 students Key legislators in the House say they’ll block the bill if it comes before them; Wildfire season ramps up as temperatures rise across Alaska and more ->
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Most paralytic shellfish poisoning cases were among Alaska Natives, but state lacks data for subsistence foods; Murkowski says if draft opinion on Roe v. Wade holds, it undermines her confidence in Supreme Court and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: A slow breakup upriver is good news for communities all along the Kuskokwim and more ->
Alaska Native News: Palmer REDDI Driver Attempts to Punch Out Responding Trooper; Precipitation Helped Drive Distribution of Alaska Dinosaurs; This Day In Alaska History May 3rd, 1917 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: White supremacist gang members convicted of murder, kidnapping in Alaska; Tripod moves out on Tanana River, signaling end of this year’s Nenana Ice Classic and more ->
KINY: Womens conference will ‘ROAR’ back to life this weekend; Ketchikan Department of Fish and Game: Bears are Awake and more ->
KSTK: Fire destroys Quonset hut owned by Svendsen Marine and more ->
KFSK: Petersburg swimmers compete at Junior Olympics; Tory Miller brings home gold; Bidders boost prices for two Petersburg borough lots and more ->
Fireside Books presents Shelf Awareness for Readers for Tuesday, May 3, 2022
KNOM: The Nome Static, May 2022 (Print Layout)
By Ammon Swenson, Alaska Public Media: Addressing Alaskans: Celebrate International Women’s Day with the next generation of Indigenous leaders
By Acee Agoyo, ‘Enough is enough’ Native women issue call to action for missing and murdered relatives
By by Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-Ariz.), opinion contributor, The Hill: A survivor’s perspective: the Violence Against Women Act
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: The Outstanding Restaurant In Alaska That Is Known For Their Osso Bucco

Alaska News May 02, 2022

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: The mayor of Pilot Station dies after falling through Yukon River ice on a snowmachine
KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Alaska Army National Guard receives Governor award; After failed fertility treatments, a Kodiak couple adopted an embryo; STAR Alaska holds fundraising gala in 2022 and more ->
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: In far out Yakutat, surfers say community is key; Geothermal company looks to Augustine Volcano as a source of renewable energy and more ->
Alaska Native News: Kenai Man Charged with 12 Counts Following DUI Incident at Bing’s Landing Saturday; Marco Ramirez, Wanted in Connection with April 25th Vehicle Theft and Warrants Arrested and Jailed; Governor Dunleavy Demands Federal Recognition of State-Owned Lands; This Day In Alaska History May 2nd, 1778 and more ->
Fairbank News Webcenter 11: Man arrested after shots fired near Fairbanks bar, police say and more ->
KINY: Ketchikan PD nabs man with more than 1K child porn files; Bill regarding male, female athletes passes Senate committee and more ->
Resurrection Bay Historical Society: May 2022
Craig Medred: Moose slayer
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: The One Spring Festival In Alaska That’s Worthy Of Your Bucket List Every Year

Alaska News April 30, 2022

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Anchorage Fire Department brings fire at condominium building near South Anchorage under control No injuries have been reported; Mat-Su drivers line up at the pump for some free fuel MAC Federal Credit Union gives back to the community with gas gift cards; Student entrepreneurs set to show off their wares at the Midtown Mall this weekend; US Army Chinook helicopters help set up base camp on Denali and more ->

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Mike Williams Sr. recognized by state University for his advocacy in the region with honorary doctorate; New album from Yup’ik artist is a mix of emotions and genres and more ->

Alaska Native News: Passenger in Bogard Road Three Vehicle Collision Succumbs to Injuries Friday Morning; Alaska Dentist and Wife Indicted for Tax Evasion, Bankruptcy Fraud, Wire Fraud and Money Laundering; This Day In Alaska History April 30th, 1913 and more ->

KINY: Department of environmental conservation: Avian Flu Confirmed in Alaska and more->

Alaska News April 29, 2022

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Last Frontier Honor Flight continues after veteran passes away on plane and more ->
KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Anchorage July Fourth event canceled indefinitely; Wasilla man credits Guide Dog Foundation for new best friend Bryan Gearry recently graduated from guide dog handling training in New York and more ->
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Juneau reentry program is helping justice-involved people get housing; Republican lawmakers remove Rep. David Eastman from Alaska House minority caucus and more ->
AlaskaNative News: Alaska Native Heritage Center, Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium form Naaxein Teaching Partnership to bring culture and technology together; Research Investigates Toxins in Arctic Food Webs and Marine Mammals; This Day In Alaska History April 29th, 1939 and more ->
KINY: Juneau man arrested for sexual abuse of a minor; Wildlife Troopers, Department of Fish and Game investigating shot bear and more ->
By Michael Armstrong, Homer News: It’s back: Writers’ Conference returns 20th Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference returns in new location in downtown Homer.
Fireside Books presents Shelf Awareness for Readers for Friday, April 29, 2022
That Thing Goin On
Community/Unity based inspirations site
By Katie Stavick , Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame seeks nominations for Class of 2022

March was Women’s History Month, which was honored with stories about influential and historic women from around the Mat-Su Borough. Compiling profiles required finding inspiring, pioneering women to share stories about. Among the sites used for inspiration was the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame.

So what is the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame? It is dedicated to honoring women whose contributions have influenced the direction of Alaska. The women honored are as vast as the state, including women who in any field, including, but not limited to the arts, athletics, business, community service, conservation, education, government, health, the humanities, Native affairs, philanthropy, politics, theology and science, among others.

Read more and nominate someone ->

Anchorage Solid Waste Services Who is eligible for a free disposal pass?

Any adult resident of the Municipality of Anchorage may register for one free disposal pass. Passes are limited to one per adult age 18 and older per household​.

How can I get a free disposal pass?

Fill out the Eventbrite registration​ ​to have a pass emailed directly to you. One person may register for up to two passes at a time for a single address. If more than two adults reside at the address please contact SWS Customer Service for additional passes to be emailed to you.

If you are not able to access the form you may also email or call SWS Customer Service at (907) 343-6250 to have a pass mailed to you.

How do I use it?

Bring the free disposal pass to the Anchorage Regional Landfill along with your free load starting May 1. Present the emailed pass on your smart phone or printed out.

F​ree disposal passes WILL NOT be accepted at the Central Transfer Station in Midtown Anchorage. All free loads must go to the Anchorage Regional Landfill in Eagle River. Girdwood residents may use passes at the Girdwood Transfer Station.​

How many passes can I get?

Passes are limited to one per adult ages 18 and older.

How big can my load be?

Acceptable free loads must be less than 1,000 pounds and no larger than a standard pick-up truck. No oversized trailers or U-haul type vehicles allowed.

What waste will be excluded from free disposal?

Fees apply to any resident disposing of an appliance containing Freon (refrigerators, air conditioners, etc.​) or for the disposal of 40 pounds or more of household hazardous waste.

Will I still get a free pass with my municipal tax assessment?

Yes, free passes will still be distributed with municipal tax statements for eligible residential property owners. If you have questions about whether you are eligible for a pass​ please contact MOA Property Appraisal.

When does my pass expire?

Free Summer Disposal Passes ​expire July 30, 2022.​​

Information about how Alaska Women Rock