The victim has been identified as Justin Ching (33-years-old)

November is Avalanche Awareness Month and the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center (CNFAIC) is preparing for the season. Forest Service avalanche specialists, working out of the Chugach National Forest Glacier Ranger District in Girdwood, provide detailed observations and for…

On 11/3/19 at around 12:30 a.m., Officers with the Patrol Division were dispatched to a residence on the 700 block of Klevin Street in response to a report of a deceased individual.

Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) officials are extending the lighting curfew program to stretches of the Glenn Highway between Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley, a distance of 34 miles. A lighting curfew turns off street lighting between interchanges dur…

By Katmai National Park press release

Alaska Pacific University (APU) has been accepted as a member of the University of the Arctic (UArctic), the international network of research and educational organizations concerned with issues affecting the Circumpolar North.

Rasmuson Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2020 Distinguished Artist Award. The nomination period opened Tuesday, October 1. The deadline for nominating artists is Monday, December 16. 

Today, Governor Dunleavy issued an Administrative Order requiring all public employees that are under a collective bargaining agreement to opt-in annually with their union. Senate Democratic Leader Tom Begich (D-Anchorage) issued the following statement:“There is ongoing litigation against G…

On Wednesday, September 25, 2019 the Alaska State Employees Association (ASEA) responded to a lawsuit filed last week by the State of Alaska against ASEA in Superior Court. The union asserted counterclaims against the state by bringing suit against Governor Dunleavy and other members of his …

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) has awarded a $5,000 grant to the Anchorage Search Team to expand its Project Lifesaver program, which provides safety technology to families who have a loved one with a dementia-related illness who are prone to wandering.

The Alaska PFAS Action Coalition (APAC), Gustavus PFAS Action Coalition, and Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT) will hold a news conference Wednesday, September 25th at the Lakefront Anchorage Hotel 4800 at Spenard Rd. at 12:00pm.

Albuquerque, New Mexico – Lisa Gassman, General Manager of the Sitka Tribe of Alaska, and the Alaska Native Heritage Center were among the top honorees recognized as the best in Native American Tourism at the annual Enough Good People Awards Gala and Silent Auction. The awards were first est…

The University of Alaska Anchorage Office of Alumni Relations and the UAA Alumni Association are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 UAA Alumni of Distinction awards. These three distinguished UAA alumni will be honored for their outstanding contributions in their chosen fields an…

With hunting seasons already open and more opening soon on the Kenai Peninsula, the Alaska Department of Fish & Game is encouraging hunters to be aware of fire conditions in the Swan Lake fire area (Unit 15A) and the Caribou Lake fire area (Unit 15C).

The Anchorage Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating 50-year-old Rhonda L. Anderson. Rhonda had been staying at an assisted-living facility in the area of A Street and E 26th Avenue; Rhonda hasn’t been seen at the home since mid-June 2019. Efforts to locate her have be…

The Sterling Highway is now closed at "the Y" 9the intersection of the Sterling Highway and the Seward Highway) to allow people to leave Cooper Landing. Cooper Landing is at SET. This is not a notice to leave, but those Cooper Landing residents that choose to leave should head to Anchorage o…

The Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation, in partnership with the Alaska State Council on the Arts (ASCA), is pleased to announce the application period is now open for the 2019 Connie Boochever Artist Fellowship and the Alaska Literary Awards. The deadline for both applications is Friday Octo…

Celebrate the bounty of summer at the Community Harvest Party on Saturday, August 24th! The event will be held from 11am to 2pm at the Bragaw Community Food Forest, located at 367 Bragaw St (Bragaw and E. 4th Ave). 

The total number of structures lost in the McKinley Fire is in triple digits.

At 8:24 AM on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, a citizen called APD Dispatch to report that his intoxicated roommate was causing a disturbance and throwing things. While officers were in route to the 7500-block of Basel Street, the caller advised the suspect was armed and had left in a 2003 silver …

Governor Michael J. Dunleavy today signed into law H.B. 2001, a bill passed by the legislature to authorize the first $1,605 installment of the 2019 Permanent Fund Dividend. In a prepared video announcement, the governor reiterated his commitment to pursue the lawful remainder of this year’s…

As of 1:00 pm today, the Anchorage Health Department (AHD) is issuing an Air Quality Health Advisory for August 19-20, 2019 as wildfire smoke in the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) is anticipated to result in daily average concentration of PM2.5 (fine particle pollution less than 2.5 microns…

My buddy Evan Creasap’s work has been a long-time staple in the downtown scene. Outside his signature look, combining classic flash design with his own select pallet variance, he's an all-around solid dude for collaborations. For years his tie-dyed take on Upper Playground's Walrus paired wi…

On Tuesday (8/13/19) night at 7:20 PM and Wednesday (8/14/19) night at around 8:20 PM, Officers with the Patrol Division responded to the Chester Creek Trail system near Valley of the Moon Park in reference to 2 separate reports of attempted sexual assault. Detectives have cause to believe t…

While Cordova’s fishing fleet is out gathering nets full ofCopper River & Prince William Sound salmon, its land-based foragers are hunting wild berries, yellow-footed chanterelles, and king boletes! Those swift salmon that make it past Cordova’s keen fishermen will head upstream, spawn, …

Today, Governor Dunleavy announced he would not again veto Pre-Kindergarten, early education grants, Best Beginnings, and Parents as Teachers from the budget recently reapproved by the legislature. These were initially eliminated in his budget roll out in February and his vetoes in June.“Tho…

The Chugach National Forest fire danger status is very high over most the forest. Over the weekend a fire (Trail Lake Fire) broke out at mile marker 27 of the Seward Highway on Kenai Peninsula Borough land. Firefighters from University of Alaska at Fairbanks Nanook Firefighting Crew were cal…

The Alaska Democratic Party is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Lindsay Kavanaugh to the position of Executive Director. Ms. Kavanaugh replaces Jay Parmley who recently left the position after almost three years.

UPDATE: Erickson children and mother Melissa Salgado have been found safe in Cordova.

Missing Children: Slate Erickson, age 4, Jedidiah “Fox” Erickson, age 7, and Pepper Erickson, age 9. Last seen in Seward 8/6/2019.

The Alaska Division of Forestry, Kenai-Kodiak Area Office has issued a general burn permit suspension due to hot and dry conditions in the region. This burn suspension starts August 8, 2019. The suspension includes the burning of debris and brush piles and burn barrels.

For months, Anchorage Cops for Community (AC4C) has been collecting clothes and all types of school supplies for its 5th annual Clothesline Project. On Saturday, August 10th, the volunteer organization will be giving the donations to families-in-need. The goal is for those students to have o…

 The Alaska Association for Historic Preservation (AAHP) announces the call for nominations for their annual Historic Preservation Award that is presented during the annual meeting of the organization. AAHP is a statewide organization.

Polar Bears International (PBI) announced today that the Polar Bear Patrol Program of Alaska’s North Slope Borough has been honored with its annual World Ranger Day Award. PBI presents the award each year on World Ranger Day, July 31st, to recognize the courage and commitment of front-line h…

The Alaska Miners Association applauds today’s announcement of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) withdrawal of the Obama-era veto regarding the proposed Clean Water Act restrictions of mining the Pebble deposit in Alaska’s Bristol Bay Watershed.

The University of Washington Department of Medicine has named Michele O’Fallon, M.D., of Anchorage, AK, a recipient of the 2019 Richard M. Tucker WWAMI Excellence in Teaching Award.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today withdrew protections for Bristol Bay, Alaska from the Pebble Mine – a colossal, widely condemned gold and copper mine that poses a threat to the area’s famous salmon runs. The agency’s action signals that it intends to clear the way for the Arm…

The first suspect case of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) in Alaska of 2019 was reported this week to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Section of Epidemiology. This is a reminder that recreational gatherers should be cautious of the dangers of PSP from shellfish harves…

On July 16, Alaska became part of the national measles epidemic when measles was diagnosed in an unvaccinated Kenai Peninsula teenager who acquired the illness while travelling in the Lower 48. Most of us today haven’t experienced measles firsthand and some wonder, “What’s the big deal?” Som…

PALMER — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced that farmers and ranchers residing outside the contiguous continental United States may enroll in the Reimbursement Transportation Cost Payment Program (RTCP) for fiscal year 2019 beginning on July 1…

Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) officials are extending the lighting curfew to C Street between Tudor and Minnesota (O’Malley), a distance of 3.8 miles.

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) has confirmed a single case of measles in an unvaccinated teenager from the Kenai Peninsula who recently traveled out of state to Arizona via Seattle, Washington. This makes Alaska the 29th state to have a confirmed case of measles in 2019.