Category Archives: AK News

Alaska New May 14, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Wasilla teacher found dead near relative’s home; 1 dead, 1 injured by falling ice debris at Denali National Park; Meet Autumn Yoder, the Ketchikan High senior representing Alaska in the Doodle for Google contest; Alaska bill would bar transgender girls from female sports and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: New program offers Alaskans up to $75 monthly discount for internet services; Guardian Flight settles over deadly 2019 medevac crash; Streaming concerts, virtual hospital visits: Everyday life disrupted by Ketchikan’s pandemic surge and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Planning Commission Will Consider Permit For Bethel’s Third Marijuana Store and more -> Season Opener For Musk Ox Stranded On Ice Floes;
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: This Day In Alaska History May 14th, 1898 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: All clear given as Fairbanks Police, bomb squad investigate suspicious boxes sent to area business; Fairbanks Parks and Rec trails survey seeks community feedback and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Arctic Sounder: Ice jam causes significant flooding in Northwest Alaska community of Buckland and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Samantha Davenport, ADN: Nome’s correctional center asked an Alaska author to donate a few books. Now others are pitching in to send boxloads of them.
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Hike To The Foot Of The Stunning Eska Falls In Alaska This Summer
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Alaska News May 13, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: 2 Alaska-born students selected into Presidential Scholars Class of 2021; Project will give 4th Avenue a much needed facelift and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Alaska-Alberta rail project may have a problem: regulators are investigating its financier; Juneau Assembly’s revised fireworks proposal allows much more than initial version and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Kongiganak Man Charged With Assault After Allegedly Firing Into Family Member’s Home; YKHC Supports Full-Time, In-Person Schooling In Fall and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: This Day In Alaska History May 13th,1866 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: US Army Alaska soldiers parachute into Fort Greely during simulated airfield attack; Governor Dunleavy proposes amendments to Alaska Constitution to “strengthen” Permanent Fund Dividend and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Frankenfish arrive
 
 
 
 
Anchorage Daily News: Heather Lende, whose memoirs chronicle life in Haines, is named Alaska State Writer Laureate
 
 
 
 
KTOO: Tuesday, May 11th: Douglas-Dornan Foundation Fund. Alaska Science and Engineering Fair. Authors of Impossible Life.

Alaska News May 11 & 12, 2021

A true matriarch of the family and an amazing woman of Alaskan history, Vera Wright, passed away peacefully on May 11th, 2021, at 97 years old. A life well-lived.
Vera Wright has passed.
 
 
 
 
KTUU Aaska’s News Source: A good Samaritan is on the search for his stolen truck in Wasilla; Moose’s Tooth restaurant to open second location; Lucky Wishbone reopens to in-person service with more safety measures and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: ‘We deserve to feel safe:’ Unangax̂ activists speak up about missing, murdered Indigenous people; Alaska Court System services slowly coming back online after cyberattack; Ketchikan king salmon derby canceled due to concern over wild fish stocks and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Illegal Facebook Gambling Surges During Pandemic; Army National Guard Rescues 4 Stranded Boaters Near Bethel and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Coast Guard reminds boaters of new engine cut-off switch law; This Day In Alaska History May 11th, 1852 & May 12th, 1898 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: University of Alaska launches new education website for prospective teachers; Registration day approaches as Fairbanks borough libraries prepare for summer reading program and more ->
 
 
 
 
Anchorage Press, UA Press Release: UA Interim President Pat Pitney selects former Governor Sean Parnell as next UAA chancellor
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News: 11 Alaska skiers — many of them former high school Skimeisters — named to U.S. cross-country ski team
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing, Editor, Must Read Alaska: Wednesday Newsletter – The razor’s edge election in Anchorage; Fairbanks teacher interviews with NewsMax’s Greg Kelly
Check the 23-minute mark of the Greg Kelly Show to hear first-hand from Connie Gardner.; Alaska Attorney General joins others objecting to Instagram for kids and more ->

 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Take A Ride On The Longest Zipline In Alaska At Icy Strait Point
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Alaska News May 10, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Sightseeing tour survive helicopter crash in Palmer; The wait is over: 24 hours of daylight arrives in Utqiagvik and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Spring is in the air in Kotzebue, and so are the birds and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Driver Pulled from Vehicle in Palmer as it Burst into Flames Sunday Morning; Sterling Man on DUI-Drugs Conditions of Release Runs into Building and Charged again; NASA crews plan busy summer at Poker Flat Research Range; This Day In Alaska History May 10th, 1957 and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only in Your State Alaska: Take An Easy Loop Trail Past Some Of The Prettiest Scenery In Alaska On The Reflections Lake Trail

Alaska News May 09, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Great Alaska Aviation Gathering returns with large crowds, new home; Anchorage utility company says flushable wipes and other items are clogging up the system and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: A year after Sitka made space for tiny homes, no one is building them and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Anchorage Driver Arrested Following Fatal Collision with Skateboarder Sunday Morning; Anchorage Man Arrested after Refusing to Leave ALCAN Border Crossing; Metlakatla Police Capture Second of Two Burglary Suspects after Short Pursuit; Anchorage Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for International Parental Kidnapping; Congressman Don Young Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Safeguard Tribal Items; This Day In Alaska History May 9th, 1907 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: OneWeb to help US Air Force connect in Arctic region and more ->
 
 
 
 
‘The Nome Static’, May 2021

Alaska News May 07 & 08, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Event company calls it quits, ends with a huge garage sale; He might only be chief for 2 months, but Ken McCoy has short and long-term goals for APD; Northwood Elementary teacher named Alaska Teacher of the Year; More than a ‘kitschy vestige of times past’: The Spenard palm tree comes home and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Some accuse Instagram of censorship after posts for Missing, Murdered, Indigenous Persons Awareness Day disappear; Winfree selected to be first Alaska-born chief justice of state Supreme Court; ‘We want to get a handle on this’: Deadly fungus threatens Alaska amphibians and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Lower Kuskokwim River Gillnet Openings Announced For June 2021 and more ->
 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: Eagle Man’s Remains sent to SME for Examination; This Day In Alaska History May 7th, 1906; May 8th, 1916 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Tanana Chief sternwheeler office and gift shop successfully recovered from Chena River; Sci-Friday: Weekend rocket launches experiment to solve fundamental aurora mystery and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Greet Summer’s Arrival On The Easy Dogwood Loop Boardwalk Trail In Alaska

Alaska News May 06, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Dominic Johnson sentenced to 99 years for his role in David Grunwald’s murder; Prosecutors say man charged in death of Eagle River woman dumped her body before playing frisbee golf and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Yup’ik college student, founder of Alaska biotech company, wins international young entrepreneur award; As lumber prices climb, Alaskans increasingly mill their own and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Longtime KYUK Storyteller Lillian Atmak Michael Dies; People Gather To Remember Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women And Girls and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: On This Day In Alaska History May 6th, 1908 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks Troopers outline “rules of the road” for summer recreational vehicles; Search warrant reveals why the FBI raided an Alaska couple’s home; Fairbanks-raised Miss Alaska USA prepares to hand over crown to successor and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Caribou collaring now back on track; AC gives 3.3 million pounds of fish to Alaska communities and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Hidden Dangers
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By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: The Nauti Otter Inn In Alaska Has A Yurt Village That’s Absolutely To Die For

Alaska News May 05, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Man arrested in connection with death of woman found near Eklutna Lake Road; Groups sue state over regulation change allowing personal watercraft in critical habitat areas of Kachemak Bay; Breaking up on Alaska river systems and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Cruise company offers $10 million in ‘humanitarian relief’ to Alaska’s port towns; Coast Guard scuttles Juneau’s troublesome tugboat Lumberman and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Former Kongiganak Postmaster Pleads Guilty To Embezzlement and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: This Day In Alaska History May 5th, 1898 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks Public Works talks safe needle disposal methods as spring melt reveals hidden trash and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDoald, Only In Your State Alaska: Travel Over Boardwalk Bridges When You Hike Up Into The Mountains On The Cope Park Trail In Alaska

Alaska News May 04, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: 1 person taken to hospital after Hillside house fire; Alaskan dies in vehicle rollover in Canada; Police identify body found near Eklutna Lake Road as woman missing from Eagle River; Gunsight Mountain Hawkwatch and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Ex-Alaskan to become No. 2 at Department of Interior; Sitka is getting its largest apartment complex in over 20 years. The developer says it doesn’t pencil out. And more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence and MMIW; This Day In Alaska History May 4th, 1911 and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Sam LaGrone, USNI News: Carrier Strike Group, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit Will Join Air Force in Massive Alaska Exercise
 
 
By Peter Suciu, 1944: Game of Aerial Chicken: Why Does Russia Keep Sending Bombers Near Alaska?
 
 
 
 
STORIES FROM NORTHERN CANADA AND ALASKA: Luckily only a Few
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Beach ball bear defense
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Race The Alaskan Tide To Complete Your Hike Along Stunning Resurrection Bay
 
 
 
 
ADN: How an airport cafe specializing in pie grew into the Anchorage landmark Peggy’s Restaurant
 
 
 
 
KWWL: Michele White
Michele competed in the 2020 Miss Alaska for America pageant in August. She was honored to be awarded the 2020 Miss Alaska for America Woman of Achievement Award for her accomplishments and to be part of a tightly-knit sisterhood that works to inspire, encourage and celebrate women.
 
 
 
 
The Alaska Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2 Spirit Relatives working group comprised of the Alaska Native Heritage Center, Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center, Data for Indigenous Justice, Native Movement, Native Peoples Action with the Alaska Native Justice Center and Southcentral Foundation invite the public to a virtual MMIWG2S Vigil and Heartbeat of the Drums Ceremony on May 5, 2021 from 1:00-3:30 p.m. AKDT. We mobilize a day of awareness and healing as the MMIWG2S crisis continues to affect our communities and loved ones across our state and nation. A Facebook live event has been created and zoom link for open registration to the event:

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Alaska News May 03, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Just ahead of tourist season, Alaska deals with rental car shortage; UAA student tickles rats for research and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Hikers have standoff with black bear near Seward and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Community Action Grant Application Period Now Open and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Willow Woman Arrested after Shots-Fired and Taking Ax to Vehicle Sunday; This Day In Alaska History May 3rd, 1917 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing, Editor, Must Read Alaska: Monday Newsletter – Get your week started off right
Senator Sullivan addresses Legislature on Monday
U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan will address a joint session of the Alaska Legislature shortly after 11 am on Monday and hold a press availability after his time at the podium. It will be streamed live online on 360 North.
 
 
 
 
Canada Free Press: WATCH: North By Northwest Meets Homer, Alaska … FBI’s Abuse of Power
 
 
 
 
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