By Ariane Aramburo: Anchorage police need help finding missing person, Taylor Davis
By Michelle Theriault Boots: A scary phone scam targeting Anchorage residents involves fake kidnappings, ransom demands
By Isabelle Ross, KDLG News: Man denied boarding in Dillingham by PenAir tried to climb into airplane cargo hold
By Associated Press: City settles with family of boy permanently injured in PE
Officers using new tool to help you know what happened after you call Dispatch
By Anna Rose MacArthur, KYUK: Far from Anchorage, where Cassandra Tinker was killed, her family cuts fish and grieves
By Sean Maguire: Anchorage attorney faces discrimination complaint while defending faith-based homeless shelter
By Michelle Therriault Boots: For some in Anchorage, it’s been the summer of airplane noise. But just wait until next year.
By Heather Hintze: New app speeds up driveway permitting process in Mat-Su
By Leroy Polk: After months of speculation, REI confirms move to midtown
By Liz Raines: DOC tests virtual reality as inmate training tool
By Devin Kelly: ‘Somebody’s got to do it’: Anchorage Assembly members propose ban on plastic shopping bags
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: UPDATE: GCI restoring service after statewide outage
By Scott Gross: How to keep your personal info private on Facebook
By Lynne Curry: My employee is constantly on her cellphone at work. How can I rein her in without looking unfair?
By Devin Kelly: A new hut with dramatic views rose up this summer in Alaska’s Hatcher Pass backcountry
By Eric Bowl: Seppala House saved from demolition in Nome, to turn into museum
Free Books Online for Alaskans of All Ages
Canneries, Cabins, Caches
By John B. Branson, historian for Lake Clark National Park & Preserve
I had always wanted to be a sailor and I really wanted to go to sea, in fact I longed to be on the boat. So inasmuch as all the canneries except Nakat operated their own ships to Alaska, I decided the best way to start would be to take a trip to Alaska, just get on a ship . . . Here again, I had to fib a little. I suddenly became 19 instead of 16. – Stan Tarrant
Digital: Download the entire book as a free .pdf.
By John Schandelmeier: At Bristol Bay, there’s a changing of the guard at the boatyard
By Amy Carney: July Artifact of the Month
By Jacob Resneck KTOO: Melted ice cream, dead dog, uneaten crab: Misery aboard the Alaska state ferry LeConte
By Julia O’Malley: How Alaska Eats: How to find fresh salmon and rule the sourdough pancake universe
Moms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Grilled panzanella
Girdwood Forest Fair Safety Tips
5 tips from the Girdwood Fire Department to help keep you safe when you visit Forest Fair this weekend.
Drive the speed limit, obey the parking signs. Park the car and take advantage of the free local Girdwood shuttle bus.
Tune into 88.9 FM KEUL, Glacier City Radio from Bird to Hope to listen to Forest Fair live and get updates on traffic.
Be bear aware, Girdwood has many resident black and brown bears. If you are camping or renting a cabin in Girdwood, keep all food indoors or in bear proof containers. These are available to rent from the Glacier Ranger District in Girdwood and other outdoor rental locations in Anchorage. Do not keep food in tents. Do not run from bears. Know how to use bear spray.
Keep hydrated. If you need us, please call 911 and give a good description of where you are, and give firefighters room to work.
Report any fires or fireworks. As Always fireworks are illegal. NO open fires this weekend.
By Devin Kelly: Record heat prompts Anchorage-area burn bans, fireworks restrictions
By Leroy Polk: UPDATE: Young woman found, alive, after a camper helped save her life
By Mary Simton: AST: Drunk driver runs over, kills girlfriend
By Mary Simton: Machete-wielding man threatens good Samaritan in Fairbanks
By Anchorage Daily News: Minnesota woman fatally buried under collapsing snow formation in Portage Valley
By Anchorage Daily News: 5-year-old killed by falling rock during family hike near Valdez
By Mary Simton: Body ID’d in Carr-Gottstein Park mudflats death
By Cameron Mackintosh: Woman charged by brown bear near Muldoon neighborhood
By Derek Minemyer: Alpenglow Elementary students raise money for their vandalized school
By Devin Kelly: Anchorage car thieves are targeting Subarus. This man’s was stolen twice in one week.
By Alex DeMarban: Searchers find bodies of missing hikers in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
By Erin McKinstry, Alaska Public Media: Junior runners battle heat at Seward’s 91st Mount Marathon Race on Wednesday
The Anchorage Daily News: Photos: Mount Marathon 2018
By Anchorage Daily News: Complete results for the 2018 Mount Marathon Race
By Andrew Kitchenman, Alaska Public Media & KTOO – Juneau: New law gives judges more discretion when setting bail
“People were being held in custody and in jail simply because they were poor,” said Alaska Public Defender Quinlan Steiner of the original bail system. He said judges were making decisions that had little to do with whether or not people were likely to show up for their court hearings.
John Skidmore directs criminal prosecutions for the state of Alaska and says other states have used scores to set bail. But, “what no state did other than the state of Alaska was to make it mandatory that the risk assessment tool absolutely controlled the judge’s discretion.”
By Michelle Theriault Boots: Feel like a swim? Here’s the lowdown on Anchorage lakes
By Mary Simton: Paradise Inn tree could be yours via auction
By Mary Simton: Fire engulfs building near Midtown
By Daybreak Staff: 500 men walk, run, bike for cancer awareness
The run is five or two miles, and takes place Saturday, July 7, at 10 a.m. at the Anchorage Football Stadium.
To register and learn more, head to alaskamensrun.com.
By Carey Seward: This Countryside Restaurant In Alaska Has The Most Stunning View
A Sailor’s Life: The sacrifice of an Alaskan World War II veteran
On a day we celebrate independence, Channel 2 photojournalist Joshua Maxwell brings us the story of one of the men who fought for our freedom, a member of “the greatest generation” and World War II veteran here in Alaska who faced danger in the Pacific.
By Anchorage Daily News: Woman hospitalized after she was shot while driving an SUV in South Anchorage, police say
By Mary Simton: 1 dead in Seward Highway motorcycle crash
By Mary Simton: Passenger ejected, badly hurt in Talkeetna rollover
Troopers believe alcohol was a factor in the crash and say Nichols and the passenger were not wearing seatbelts.
By Leroy Polk: Gear-filled backpacks found near AK glacier, thought to belong to missing hikers
By Michelle Theriault Boots: Troopers arrest two, seize $56,000 of heroin in small Southeast Alaska village
By Cameron Mackintosh: Cordova hospital averts loss of internet access
By Laurel Andrews: Protecting your property – and yourself – in Southcentral Alaska: Troopers and police share their tips
Trail Cam Pro: How to Catch a Thief Trail Cameras
By Cameron Mackintosh: U.S. Labor Secretary visits Alaska seafood plant, pipeline training center
By Scott Gross: Arctic Thunder air show breaks previous attendance record
By Mary Simton: 50th Anniversary Special Olympics kicks off in Seattle
By Michelle Theriault Boots: A moose crashed this Anchorage couple’s wedding vows
By Beth Bragg: Mount Marathon women’s race: There’s Allie, and there’s everyone else
By Lauren Maxwell: Denali-area eatery offers high-concept cuisine
Keeping up-to-date with Gov. Bill Walker
Our fix to Alaska’s pre-trial release goes into effect this weekend after signing public safety bills into law last week. Reforming the pre-trial system, ending mandatory release, and making sure judges have the discretion to set release conditions is an important one of more than 60 ways we’re working to make Alaska safer under the Public Action Safety Plan.
By Suzanne Downing: Walker flips: Offers Juneau Superior Court judgeship to lower candidate
The KNOM Newsletter (Nome Static), July 2018
Moms Everyday Alaska Alison Bickel: Baked taco dip