Alaska News June 05, 2022

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Local business highlighted in Google Economic Impact Report; Lost Iditarod dog Leon found after nearly 3 months missing. Lost Iditarod dog Leon found safe after nearly 3 months; Series of strong earthquakes hits western Aleutians and more ->

Alaska Native News: Driver Takes Troopers on Sterling Highway Chase and is Apprehended by K9 Lavi Saturday Night; This Day In Alaska History June 5th, 1916 and more ->

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Stone Soup Cafe hosts planting day at community garden; Fairbanks community walks for cancer awareness at 2022 Relay For Life and more ->
ADN: UAF scientist’s memoir encompasses climate study and her personal spiritual journey
By ADN: Here are 11 books that Alaska authors recommend or are excited to read this summer

Alaska News June 04, 2022

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: AVCP’s first woman traditional chief, Bea Kristovich, has died and more ->


KTUU Alaska’s News Source: New Independence Park housing complex is not a homeless shelter, nonprofit says; Sockeye Inn homeless shelter to open Monday and more ->


Alaska Native News: This Day In Alaska History June 4th, 1741 and more ->
KINY: Juneau man sentenced to state prison for sex abuse of a minor; State Troopers fill in as impromptu-firefighters; Climber dies near the summit of Denali; Coast Guard accepts delivery of 49th Fast Response Cutter Douglas Denman and more ->

KFSK: Fire destroys Whale Pass cabins and more ->
KRBD: Biologists share tips for staying safe in Southeast Alaska bear territory and more ->


Anchorage Memories
Award-winning Young Adult Novel Selected for 2022 Alaska Reads program

Surviving Bear Island, Fairbanks author Paul Greci’s young adult wilderness tale, has been selected for the 2022 Alaska Reads program. Alaska Reads is a biennial statewide reading program that features a selected publication by a living Alaskan author. It seeks to build excitement around contemporary Alaskan authors and the stories they tell, through author talks, discussion groups, and other community events.

This year’s program is a partnership among Alaska Center for the Book, Alaska State Writer Heather Lende, the Alaska Library Association, Rasmuson Foundation, the Fairbanks Rotary Club, and Move Books. The initiative began in 2015 through the efforts of the late Frank Soos, 2015-17 Alaska State Writer Laureate. Lende, the current Alaska State Writer, led a selection committee to choose the 2022 book.

Surviving Bear Island is the riveting story of 14-year-old Tom and his father, who are capsized from their kayak into Prince William Sound. What follows is a harrowing 80-day experience for young Tom, as he struggles to survive after washing up on an island with a substantial bear presence.

Greci will make personal appearances in many Alaska schools and libraries in the fall of 2022 to introduce his book and lead discussions with readers. Information will be available at the Alaska Center for the Book website, as plans for author appearances and events are solidified.

Simple Living Alaska: Dip Net Fishing for Hooligan | Alaska’s Sardine

Alaska News June 02 & 03, 2022

KUCB: A decorated Unangax̂ soldier is finally honored after nearly a century

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Homicide investigation underway after man dies from injuries in downtown Anchorage stabbing; Miss America Emma Broyles discusses service with Special Olympics and more ->


KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Wildfire in Katmai National Park grows to 3,500 acres; So an Alaskan and a possum walk into a bar… and more ->

Alaska Native News: This Day In Alaska History June 2nd, 1840, June 3rd, 1942 and more ->

The Arctic Sounder: Self-taught Kotzebue photographer captures photos of local Elders and stories behind portraits and more ->


KINY: Bethel Troopers take part in the ‘Murph Challenge’ for Memorial Day; Alaska State Trooper and Alaska Wildlife Trooper receive awards; UA Board of Regents approves Troth Yeddha’ indigenous project and more ->


KSTK: Wrangell Fourth of July Royalty Contest kicks off with one contestant and more ->

KFSK: Speakers urge class of ’22 to rely on others, be nice; Nome ultra-runner headlines Petersburg’s health fair Nome ultra-runner headlines Petersburg’s health fair and more ->

By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: The Massive Brunch Plates At This Iconic Alaskan Restaurant Are The Perfect Way To Start Your Day

Alaska News June 01, 2022

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Fairview residents say hit-and-run over the weekend highlights speeding issue; Officials warn of fire danger for Hillside residents; Kites fly above the park strip with a steady breeze and more ->
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: First 360-degree totem pole in Alaska was recently installed in Juneau and more ->
Alaska Native News: 82-Year-Old Northway Man Crashes at Alaska Highway Mile 1278; Alaska Army Guard rescues injured mountain biker in Cooper Landing; Temporary trail closures in the White Mountains National Recreation Area extended; This Day in History June 1st, 1909 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Borough Parks and Rec Director receives national certification and more ->
KINY: Applications open for Fourth of July vendor permits and more ->
The Seward Journal: June 01 to June 07, 2022
Resurrection Bay Historical Society: Upcoming Activities

“Thursdays: Our History” program for June will get underway at 7 pm Thursday, June 16 in the community room of the Seward Community Library & Museum. Qutekcak tribal administrator Dolly Wiles will give an update about the Jesse Lee Home Cemetery project. The event is free and open to the public.

This year’s Summer Solstice Cemetery Tour will focus on the community’s pioneers. People will meet at 10:30 pm June 21 at the Legion Cemetery behind the Seward Chamber of Commerce office, where Lee Poleske and Sue McClure will lead participants on a tour through the Pioneer Cemetery.

What’s New

By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: The Outer Point Loop Trail In Alaska Takes You To The Beach And Back
Challenge Alaska to host first SuperDraft Disabled Hockey Tournament

Challenge Alaska is bringing the first SuperDraft Disabled Hockey Tournament to the 49th State.

Warrior, Special and Sled Hockey players from across the country will meet in Anchorage Aug. 4-7 to compete in a round-robin style tournament. Each category allows players of different abilities an opportunity to play the sport they love.

Warrior hockey provides adaptive hockey for military veterans with disabilities. Sled hockey is meant for players sitting down in a sled and special hockey is for players who still play upright with physical or developmental disabilities.

The tournament is currently looking for players and sponsors. Get involved.

– Caitlin Weaver, The Alaska 100

Alaska News May 31, 2022

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Alaskan photographer shines light on service dogs for good cause; Anchorage mother on mission to raise awareness about dangers of fentanyl after son’s death; Home swept away amid Copper River flooding, other homes in danger; Telling Alaska’s Story: Making music in the Yup’ik language and more ->


KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: WIC expands ways for rural families in the Y-K Delta to purchase baby formula amid national shortage and more ->

Alaska Native News: This Day In Alaska History May 31st, 1977 and more ->


KINY: Tlingit & Haida to hold organizational job fair this weekend and more ->
KTOO: Alaska Public Garden’s Day at Jensen-Olson Arboretum Air date: Friday, May 27, 2022 — Lindy Ryan’s new novel: Throw Me to the Wolves. An Urban Retreat for writers and yoga enthusiasts. League of Women Voters workshop on running for public office

Alaska News May 30, 2022

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Volunteers work to clean veterans’ headstones ahead of Memorial Day Group tidied several tracts throughout the day Sunday; Woman dies in pedestrian collision near Bird Creek; Rodeo Alaska kicks off competition with pro rodeo Memorial Day event and more ->


KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Tununak residents share what it’s like to live in rural Alaska without internet and more ->

Alaska Native News: This Day In Alaska History May 30th, 1788 and more ->

Alaska News May 29, 2022

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Civilians rescue two adults, 7-month-old from plane crash; Alaska State Troopers recommend travelers create a “Safety Plan” before traveling this weekend and more ->
Alaska Naive News; This Day In Alaska History May 29th, 1943 and more ->

KUCB: Factory trawler runs aground near Unalaska airport runway and more ->

KTOO The Signal: May 27, 2022 / This week from The Signal

Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman: 2022 Memorial Day activities scheduled across the Valley

Alaska News May 27 & 28, 2022

WWII Vet George Fox

Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) honors Mike Livingston and Gertrude Svarny as “Alaskan of the Week”


KTUU Alska’s News Source: Anchorage man indicted on murder charges in January homicide case and more ->
KSTK: New commuter air service takes off in Wrangell and more ->


KUCB: Bird flu detected in red fox and eagles found dead in Unalaska and more ->
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Author raised in Juneau explores stories locals tell about the city’s early Asian immigrants; Remembering Reynaldo Caparas, Juneau’s DMV guy; Special prosecutor charges former Alaska attorney general nominee with sexual abuse of a minor; Major upgrade to Railbelt transmission lines could pave the way for more renewable energy and more ->


KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: School facilities burn at Akiuk Memorial School in Kasigluk; Find out where you can vote in-person for the US House special primary election and more ->


Alaska Native News: The Worst Fire Year We can Remember; ‘You could see the water creeping up’: JBER service members helped rescue 2 Alaska rescue crash victims; 750-Mile Engineless Boat Race to Alaska Returns with a New Twist; This Day in Alaska History May 27th, 1905, May 28th, 1867 and more ->

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: American Red Cross Alaska Region exceeds regional goals with the “Sound The Alarm Campaign”; Sinkholes: Their causes and effects in Alaska and more ->

KINY: Juneau woman cited after alleging false kidnapping report and more ->

Craig Medred: Ultimate fish war
Lofty Minded in Alaska: Five-Acre Almanac: Back in the Garden
By Millie Spezialy, ADN: Letter: A well-deserved thank you

By Megan McDonlad, Only In Your State Alaska: The Massive Indoor Playground In Alaska With Endless Places To Play

Bound for Nowhere: THE DRIVE FROM ALASKA THROUGH CANADA | Lost & Found EP. 15

Alaska News May 26, 2022

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Homer wildfire reaches 13 acres as crews maintain barrier between homes; Parents and ASD superintendent respond in the wake of Texas school shooting and more ->

KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Frosting and fiction: Thunder Mountain students show of their literary knowledge, with cake and more ->

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: A high school senior became the first Toksook Bay graduate to earn a prestigious language certification; KYUK won 5 Society of Professional Journalists awards for journalism produced in 2021, including honors for Comprehensive Pandemic Coverage; Some Tununak residents have been living without internet for over 3 months and more ->

Alaska Native News: Coast Guard Medevacs Individuals after Plane Crash at Dry Bay Airstrip; This Day In Alaska History May 26th, 1917 and more ->


Fairbans News Webcenter 11: Durham School Services holds open house amid bus driver shortage and more ->

KINY: Fairbanks youth arrested for bringing pellet gun to school campus; Sen. Murkowski’s ‘mobile offices’ slated to come to Southeast Alaska and more ->

KRBD: School board to approve principal hire and KEA-SSPK contract and more ->


KUCB: After two-year COVID hiatus, tours on Pribilof island set to resume and more ->

By Craig Medred: Dog-eaten paperwork?

Alaska News May 25, 2022

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Anchorage Assembly establishes criminal offense for open burning during burn ban Those caught could face up to 1 year in jail and a $10,000 fine; Interactive map shows if your house is more susceptible to wildfires and more ->


KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Haines artist and community leader pursues rare apprenticeship in Northwest Coast formline art; Meet the Sitkan behind the ‘crappy clarinet playing’ of Squidward Tentacles; State to transfer Telephone Hill to City and Borough of Juneau for redevelopment and more ->
Alaska Native News: This Day In Alaska History May 25th 1799 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: State Legislature passes Alaska Reads Act to strengthen childhood literacy and more ->

KINY: Sitka police investigating arson at a local harbor; McAnally speaks out about Hoonah police department hire; Colonel Massie to retire as head of Alaska Wildlife Troopers and more ->


KSTK: Video app connects Wrangell students to classrooms worldwide and more ->

The Seward Journal: May 25 to May 31, 2022


KFSK: Charitable endowment pays out more grants to Petersburg projects and more ->

By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Hike Less Than Half A Mile To This Spectacular Waterfall Swimming Hole In Alaska

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