The 2021 Anchorage Boat Show, Summer Boating Preview

Now that vaccinations have started rolling out throughout the States, a central concern for people is making it to their appointment safely. As the virus is still very much a real and transmissible factor, minimizing this risk may be at the forefront of many peoples’ minds while en route to …

DILLINGHAM, AK - Friday's news that the US Army Corps of Engineers will review its denial of the Pebble Partnership's § 404 dredge and fill application highlights the urgent need for permanent protections in the region to ensure that those who depend on Bristol Bay's wild salmon runs are not…

Anchorage District Attorney Brittany Dunlop announced today that an Anchorage Grand Jury indicted Bert Christopher (“Chris”) Heitstuman on seven counts of Sexual Assault in the Second Degree and Attempted Sexual Assault in the Second Degree. Heitstuman was arrested on Thursday, February 25, …

U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young, (all R-Alaska) today issued a statement rebuking the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) for engaging in a bad faith permitting process with Kaktovik Iñupiat Corporation (KIC), an Alaska Native Village Corporation…

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) joined Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Brian Schatz (D-HI) in reintroducing the National Ocean Exploration Act. The bill would authorize the National Ocean Mapping, Exploration, and Characterization Counci…

The Alaska Food Policy Council recently was awarded a two-year planning and design grant as part of the new USDA Regional Food System Partnership Program. 

The Alaska Native Heritage Center (ANHC) is pleased to announce that The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded an $800k grant to support Utuqqanaatmiñ, a three-year initiative for innovative Indigenous programming to drive social change and community healing.

Rep. Mike Cronk (R-Tok) tested positive for COVID-19 Wednesday evening. Immediately after receiving the test results, Rep. Cronk began quarantining at his Juneau residence. He is currently experiencing mild symptoms.

For every up, there is a down; for every high, a low; and in no situation is that more true than the morning after the night before. After a rowdy night of beers or cocktails with friends, waking the next day can be painful. The nearly universal go-to for a hangover is comfort food. Whether …

The Alaska Senate today unanimously passed a bill extending access to naloxone, a life-saving opioid overdose reversal drug.

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February 24, 2021 ANCHORAGE – The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) announced today that Alaska will receive 60,760 first doses of state-allocated COVID-19 vaccine for the month of March. Additionally, 32,720 first doses have been allocated to the federal Indian Health S…

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) will be administering federal funding to local communities statewide to assist with COVID-19 testing and vaccine administration. The funding includes a focus on health equity to implement locally driven strategies.

From the U.S. Attorney's Office:

Recent bear activity, although not on Forest Service public lands, is a good reminder for folks visiting Alaska’s National Forests to keep bear safety in mind, even if it is winter and cold outside.

Over half say they have become more closed off about their emotions during the pandemic.43% of people say the idea of virtual therapy sessions would deter them from seeking this help.Infographic included. 

Amidst a fresh surge of support for the recall of Governor Mike Dunleavy, Alaskans leading the effort announced they now have 56,476 signatures—79% of the total required—leaving just 14,776 left to collect before a recall election.

The University of Alaska Board of Regents will convene a full board meeting Thursday, Feb. 25 and Friday, Feb. 26 to discuss and decide a number of issues including whether to extend the deadline for the UAA hockey and gymnastics program fundraising effort. 

As part of a coordinated effort to reduce homelessness in Alaska, Weidner Apartment Homes has agreed to purchase the large parcel of land next to the Brother Francis Shelter, as well as the building currently used by Bean’s Café. Through a partnership with the Rasmuson Foundation, the deal c…

In 2019, Alaska women who were full-time wage and salary workers had median usual weekly earnings of $878, or 80.0 percent of the $1,097 median usual weekly earnings of their male counterparts, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Assistant Commissioner for Regional Operations…

In partnership with the United Way of Anchorage and national nonprofit organization the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund), Acting Mayor Austin Quinn-Davidson announced today the launch of a free Financial Navigator program to help residents navigate critical financial issues r…

DHSS today announced six deaths and 476 new people identified with COVID-19 in Alaska over the past four days. 427 were residents in: Anchorage (137), Wasilla (100), Palmer (45), Unalaska (31), Fairbanks (22), North Pole (16), Eagle River (10), Kodiak (9), Bethel Census Area (7), Chugiak (6)…

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) is recruiting citizens to report moose  sightings this weekend for the Anchorage winter moose survey. Now entering its fifth and final year since a pilot  project in February 2017, the novel, ground-based survey technique uses DNA taken from…

Challenge Alaska announced that it is combining its annual gala and SnowBlast fundraisers into a weeklong event that will be safe for the community. The event will emphasize healthy outdoor activities while supporting local businesses to bolster the community as a whole. There will be a virt…

Local actors and members of Fairview/Mountain View communities come together for an enacted reading of Angels in Alaska.  A play written by ACT executive director Matt Fernandez that explores the lives of prominent black members of the Anchorage Community – Mahala Ashley Dickerson, Rebecca H…

Donlin Gold and Desert Air are partnering to send water and other resources to the community of Tuluksak after a fire destroyed the village’s only source of clean water. On Monday, a Desert Air DC-3 delivered multiple 200-gallon water tanks, pumps, hoses, garbage cans, totes, baby wipes and …

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) today released the following statement after voting to confirm that it is within the U.S. Senate’s authority under the U.S. Constitution to hold the impeachment trial of former President Donald J Trump. 

Anchorage Concert Association created the Community Artist Project to partner with local artists to create short-term projects that provide connections between communities throughout Anchorage while social events, venues, and performances remain limited due to the COVID-19 crisis.

What: Alaska USA will honor members of Alaska’s armed forces, including 12 recipients of the Service Person of the Year award and the Military Spouse of the Year.

United States Attorney Bryan Schroder announced Alaska’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Pilot Project (Pilot Project) today. The Pilot Project, in accordance with the Justice Department’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons (MMIP) Initiative, and in furtherance of and Savanna’s …

Under the recently passed federal omnibus package, renters in Alaska impacted by COVID-19 may be eligible for up to 12 months of assistance to pay for their rent and/or utilities. The Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) and Cook Inlet Housing Authority (CIHA) announce today their partnership wit…

Alaskans each drank 1,404 alcoholic drinks (on average) in 2020, reveals study

The Alaska AFL-CIO is excited to announce a bittersweet leadership change within the  Alaska labor movement. Alaska AFL-CIO President Vince Beltrami is retiring after 15 years of service. Joelle Hall, Alas ka AFL-CIO’s Director of Operations, was elected at a meeting of the Vice Presidents t…

A familiar face and name to many southeast and southcentral Alaskan communities is now second in command with the Forest Service’s Alaska Region - and he’s been around awhile.

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At approximately 11:41 a.m., the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center (RCC) was notified of a plane crash near Chitina, AK in Wrangell-St Elias National Park after an Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) was activated belonging to a Cessna 185. It is believed that two people were on board the pl…

February 3, 2021 (Anchorage, AK) – Yesterday, an Anchorage grand jury indicted 33 year-old Adam Daniel Fleischman for killing his wife Cassondra Fleischman on January 2, 2021, at their home in Anchorage. Mr. Fleischman was indicted on one count of first-degree murder and two counts of second…

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) will be holding a free webinar this Friday, February 5th, at 1:00pm EST -  Managing COVID-19: Special Issues Facing families Impacted By Alzheimer’s.  Individuals can learn more or register by visiting www.alzfdn.org/events.

Azachorok Incorporated approved a resolution on Friday, January 29, 2021 calling on the Alaska Legislature to pass a law to allow Ballot Curing for Alaska voters. Ballot Curing is the process for which absentee and mail voters can correct errors, typos or mismatched signatures that otherwise…

The Alaska State Council on the Arts in partnership with Rasmuson Foundation has developed the Adaptation and Innovation Grant. This new program is for Alaskan organizations, individuals, and agencies to adapt and innovate during this time of instability. The Adaptation and Innovation Grant …

Emergency Order EO-18 carefully eases up restrictions on some of the economy’s hardest-hit sectors while keeping certain limits in place to prevent the virus from returning to extremely high-risk levels. The order takes effect today, Monday, February 1, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. and remains in effe…

With Valentine’s Day around the corner and the COVID-19 pandemic leading to a surge in virtual dating, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2021's Best & Worst States for Singles, as well as accompanying videos.

DHSS today announced 137 new people identified with COVID-19 in Alaska. 130 were residents in: Anchorage (41), Bethel Census Area (16), Fairbanks (12), Kusilvak Census Area (9), Bethel (8), Wasilla (6), Unalaska (4), Valdez-Cordova Census Area/Copper River (4), Douglas (3), Eagle River (2), …

 Today, Acting Mayor Austin Quinn-Davidson signed Emergency Order EO-18 in response to the changing conditions of COVID-19 in the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA). EO-18 carefully eases up restrictions on some of the economy’s hardest-hit sectors while keeping certain limits in place to preve…

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AARP Foundation Tax Aide volunteer tax preparers will provide free tax preparation assistance for seniors and low-to-moderate income households this tax season. Service delivery is being adjusted due to COVID to make tax prep safe for volunteers and the public. The traditional model of taxpa…

Anchorage’s fat bikers can now use People Mover buses to help get them to trailheads, to work and around the city.