Two species of ornamental trees popular in Alaska yards and parks are pushing out native species, prompting state community forest programs to offer cash incentives for Anchorage homeowners to remove them from their yards.

The Alaska Coalition of BIPOC Educators (ACBE) will host a Back to School Jam at the Mountain View Boys & Girls Club on September 6, 2021 starting at 2:00 pm in order to provide back-to-school materials to students in Anchorage. This is all part of the ACBE’s mission to “Champion equity …

King Salmon, AK – On Saturday, July 31, at approximately 5:00 pm, the park was notified that a Cessna 206 on floats, operated by Branch River Air, crashed during take off.  The accident happened when departing a small unnamed pond about one mile south of Kukalek Lake in the preserve area of …

The first artistic place-making signs in Anchorage parks and trails will be celebrated at Westchester Lagoon in a ceremony featuring Dena’ina dancers and musicians. Speakers include Aaron Leggett, President and Chair of the Native Village of Eklutna, Mayor Dave Bronson, Rasmuson Foundation P…

Carnival-lovers will have a new ride to enjoy at the 2021 Alaska State Fair: the Aftershock roller coaster, presented by Golden Wheel Amusements.

The USO, the nonprofit organization founded in 1941 dedicated to strengthening America’s military by annually keeping millions of service members and their families connected to family, home and country, announces the establishment of the USO Alaska Board to support operations and program de…

Today, Anchorage Health Department (AHD) Director David Morgan announced a new Chief Medical Officer. Michael Savitt, MD, joins AHD to support the broad work of the department.

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics says that Americans spent $1.4 trillion on transportation costs in 2019. According to a Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Consumer Expenditure Survey for the same year, transportation is the second-highest household spending category after housing. In s…

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Anchorage Police are asking for the public’s help in locating 21-year-old Brandy J. Beaver.  Brandy left on foot from her home in the Government Hill neighborhood at 1AM on July 24, 2021.  Shortly thereafter she was seen downtown near W 6th Avenue and A street; she hasn’t been seen or heard …

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called for the removal of an Alaska assistant attorney general who reportedly posted a series of racist and anti-Semitic messages on Twitter. 

At 12:26 PM on July 20, 2021, Anchorage Police responded to the 8400-block of Jewel Lake Road in response to the report of a deceased adult male in a residence.  Upon arrival, Officers with the Patrol Division made observations at the scene that has warranted a closer look at the circumstanc…

Starting a business is never easy. According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, about a fifth of all startups typically don’t survive past year one of operation, and nearly half never make it to their fifth anniversary. That’s without considering the economic damage done by the COVID-1…

Welcoming Alaska’s new Torah scroll (bible) with a musical parade!

PORTLAND —Twenty-two University of Alaska Anchorage student-athletes were recognized last week as the Great Northwest Athletic Conference announced its 2020-21 Faculty Athletic Representative Scholar-Athlete Awards.

The Alaska Federation of Natives today through a state court filing disputed the legality of Governor Mike Dunleavy’s decision to “sweep” funds from the Power Cost Equalization Fund, a program that keeps rural electricity costs on par with urban areas of the state.  AFN and other plaintiffs …

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The annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympic Games (WEIO) will take place at the Big Dipper in Fairbanks from July 21 through 24, 2021. A four-day series of traditional Alaska Native athletic competitions, WEIO draws Native athletes and dancers from around the state, the United States, Canada and …

Salmonfest announces 2021 headliners including Greensky Bluegrass, Four-Time Grammy Award winner Sarah Jarosz, festival favorites The High Hawks, Pamuya, Vella, and Bay Area Powerhouse Con Brio. This will be the festival’s 10th anniversary celebration. Three days of fish, fun and music Augus…

Opening night at the 2021 Alaska State Fair on August 20 just got even better with hometown heroes Portugal. The Man adding a second show as part of the Fair’s 2021 AT&T Concert Series. The band is also playing the Fair on August 21. High demand led the Fair to add a second night of musi…

The UAA Fine Arts Building remains closed to public events due to Covid-19. Therefore, please note that our concerts will NOT be held there this summer (disregard previous email).CONCERT SCHEDULE:July 23 at 7:30 pmCENTRAL LUTHERAN CHURCH1420 Cordova StreetJuly 24 at 7:30 pmALASKA CENTER FOR …

Independent Venue Week, running from July 12-18, has unveiled its full 2021 schedule. Alaska’s own Koot’s will join hundreds of venues all over the country in celebration with performances from comedian Sam Tripoli on Friday, July 16th and the Aloha Island Jam outside in the parking lot on S…

On Thursday, July 8 at 12 PM, Alaska faith leaders will gather in Anchorage to host a press event calling on Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan to take action to protect LGBTQ Alaskans by supporting the Equality Act. The event’s speakers — part of a larger group of faith leaders across th…

The Anchorage Summer Arts in the Park (ASAP) series continues this weekend with free, outdoor performances on the Anchorage Museum lawn and in Town Square Park at Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. The series is a collaboration of the Anchorage Museum, Alaska Center for the Performing Ar…

Join the Cemetery Players at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery on

The Alaska State Troopers, Alaska State Fire Marshal, and Federal Bureau of Investigation are actively investigating several suspected incidents of arson in the Two Rivers / Pleasant Valley community. Over the past three weeks, multiple buildings have been burned, including the Two Rivers Co…

King Salmon, AK – Katmai National Park and Preserve, – A bear-inflicted human injury occurred in Katmai National Park near the confluence of the Savonoski and Grosvenor Rivers at approximately 1:00 PM on Wednesday, June 30. One visitor sustained injuries to his forearm before bear spray coul…

The results are in for the Division of Election’s (DOE) first mock Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) General Election. With 51% of the votes, King Crab has been named the Best Seafood in Alaska. In an RCV election, ballots are counted in rounds until a candidate reaches amajority (50% + 1) of votes…

Acting Mayor Austin Quinn-Davidson has signed the Municipality’s first paid parental leave policy. Under this policy, the Municipality of Anchorage will award non-cashable, paid parental leave to eligible municipal employees who have been approved to take qualified leave under the Family and…

House finalizes budget, forms working group to confront long-term financial issues

Today, Anchorage Mayor-elect Dave Bronson announced a slate of key officials to serve within his administration, including members of his senior executive leadership team and division directors. Notably, Mayor-elect Bronson has selected former Lt. Governor and two times Chair of the Anchorag…

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) announced today it received a $1 million gift from accounting alumnus and entrepreneur Gary Klopfer, ’81, and his wife Jane Cuddy Klopfer, a celebrated Alaska investment leader. The gift will establish the UAA Student Investment Fund in the College of…

At 7:32 AM on June 23, 2021, Anchorage Police responded to the parking lot of the Trophy Lounge located at 8801 Jewel Lake Road in reference to an adult male who appeared to need medical assistance.  Upon arrival, officers located an adult male in the parking lot who was deceased due to trau…

The University of Alaska Board of Regents convened today to adopt an FY22 operating and capital budget, and voted unanimously to accept the $273 million operating budget and $31.6 million capital budget as passed by the Alaska Legislature. While both budgets are still awaiting transmission t…

Alaska Pacific University (APU) has chosen to become a test-blind school and will no longer consider standardized test scores when determining undergraduate admissions or merit-based scholarships. APU is the first university in Alaska to implement this change in procedure. The decision conti…

The Alaska Judicial Council is now receiving applications for positions on the Juneau, Utqiagvik, and Anchorage Superior Courts. The vacancies will occur due to the forthcoming 

After decades of using paper forms that had to be mailed or faxed to regional offices, the Alaska Wildlife Troopers are launching a new, online roadkill salvage database. Before this upgrade, paper forms had to be manually entered into multiple lists that were then curated by hand at each re…

Through the course of the investigation, detectives with the Homicide Unit identified a suspect.

Mayor-Elect Dave Bronson and transition team leader for homelessness Dr. John Morris will host a Community Dialogue today at the Wilda Marston Theater to discuss a preliminary blueprint to address the next steps for the homeless in Anchorage. 

On June 15, 2021, an Anchorage jury found 39-year-old Lloyd Allen Jenkins guilty of Sexual Assault in the First Degree, Assault in the Second Degree, Assault in the Third Degree, and Assault in the Fourth Degree. Mr. Jenkins was tried before the Honorable Judge Kevin Saxby in the Anchorage S…

The Anchorage Police Department (APD) would like to share an update about the community-wide listening session. It’s scheduled for Wednesday, June 16th in the auditorium of the Bettye Davis East High School from 6pm – 8pm.

Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) is proud to announce its partnership with the National Hockey League’s newest franchise, the Seattle Kraken. The partnership will provide unique opportunities for BBNC and its shareholders and descendants, its companies, and partners, as well as hockey e…