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Running out of time: new club's leader is looking to pass the baton
The famous words of Steve Prefontaine, who once held the World Record in every long-distance event, have inspired a physical therapist from Racine, Wisconsin, who has been working at Providence Hospital since February - and is following in those footsteps.
New pastor at Epiphany Church brings a wealth of diverse experiences
During the immersion, Pabo-Eulberg, who kept shelter hours and utilized public showers/restrooms during the immersion, learned "people just want to be treated as humans."
Congress Is About to Gut the Law That Restored Our Fisheries
Every now and then, lawmakers, advocates, scientists, and stakeholders come together in good faith, find common ground, and work amicably with one another to craft sound public policy that ends up benefiting both people and the environment. When it happens, we rightly applaud—and wish aloud that it
Bear traps reset and trail closed after new encounters in area of fatal Eagle River mauling
An Alaska Department of Fish and Game pickup truck prepares to haul a bear trap up Hiland Road on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (Matt Tunseth / ADN)
“Life is completely not normal now.” Chugiak family’s life turned upside down by brazen burglary
Before Tina Willis left rainy Resurrection Bay, she slipped off the second step of the family camper and broke her leg. When she returned to her home Sunday night with her husband, young son and their four dogs, things got even worse.
Officer stuck by needle, 20-year-old charged with third police assault since September
According to Anchorage police, on July 3 at around 7:28 p.m., officers arrived at a residence on Husky Street for a report of a disturbance. While there, an officer patting down Chase W. M. McMichael, 20, was stuck by a hypodermic needle while conducting a pat-down search. Police said the officer wa
Wasilla holiday parade winners announced
WASILLA — Lowe’s was the big winner during the city of Wasilla’s July 4 parade.Lowe’s was named the overall winner of the floats judged during the holiday parade, according to a press release issued by city officials.Judges also awarded their top three picks in the theme, vehicle and general categor
‘A screeching halt.’ Forest Fair crowds snarl traffic between Anchorage and Girdwood
There was epic traffic on the Seward Highway Saturday, officials said, as crowds flocked to the Girdwood Forest Fair and Kenai Peninsula to make the most of a warm, sunny day.By the early afternoon, traffic was backed up at least a half mile on the southbound Seward Highway, according to Kendra Dosh
More than 5,000 without power in Eagle River
About 5,100 Matanuska Electric Association customers were without power early Wednesday in Eagle River.The Palmer-based cooperative said two substations were out, according to anupdate on Facebookat about 6 a.m.Crews were working on the problem as of 7:15 a.m., MEA said.This is a developing story. C
Law prohibits campaign ads on public rights-of-way -The Cordova Times
Alaska residents voted overwhelmingly in 1998 to keep the state free of outdoor advertising. State statutes and regulations address unauthorized signs both within and along the state’s public rights-of-way, including parked vehicles displaying such signs and signs on private property. While boundari
5-year-old killed by falling boulder near Worthington Glacier in Valdez
According to Alaska State Troopers, just before 9:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, Valdez Police Department received a report that a child had been struck in the head by a bowling ball-sized boulder that rolled off a ledge.
Marauding bears are causing problems throughout Valdez this summer
As of July 1, there were twenty-seven brown bear related calls to the city's emergency dispatch center. This is a slight increase from the twenty-five received for the same period in 2017 and a substantial increase from 2016, where fourteen brown bear related calls occurred.
Switcharoo at the food bank is helping both volunteers and the clients
According to Matthew Wadsworth, vice-president of the food bank, the changes were made to increase the number of prospective board members and volunteers. This in turn will allow the organization to better serve the community.
Need a Lyft? Network ride sharing service is now a transportation option
Valdez woman Kerra Apolo, who also works as an Advocate for Victims of Violence, just started driving for Lyft this week. Apolo states that her reason for getting involved with driving for Lyft is "to give people another option."
Books on Board wins CLIA award
The Homer Friends of the Library have added a prestigious gem to their resume as one of their programs, the Books on Board bookmobile, was honored with a statewide award last week. The bookmobile program was one of four awards announced by the Alaska Center for the Book.
Gov. Walker and first lady Donna busy last week during visit to Valdez
First lady Donna Walker and Bill – as he is known around his hometown - drove to Valdez last Friday after weather forced the cancellation of the morning flight. The two had a number of planned events to attend, including a reelection fundraiser Friday, and bill signing and memorial dedication Saturd
The Great Benjamins Circus: coming and going
Monday was their second and final day at the Curtis D. Menard Sports Center parking lot and Wednesday is their last day in the Mat-Su before stopping through Anchorage and Valdez, then Canada and after that, home in Dallas, Texas, for a month break before touring the country all over again.
Alaska city honors Guardsmen killed in crash after '64 quake - KTAR.com
In this photo provided by the Office of Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, the Alaska Air National Guard honor guard presents colors at a plaque dedication ceremony Saturday, June 23, 2018, in Valdez, Alaska. The memorial plaque honors four Alaska National Guard members killed in April 1964 while conducting a
The Latest: Alaska city unveils memorial to fallen Guardsmen - KTAR.com
This undated photo provided by the Alaska National Guard shows Maj. Gen. Thomas P. Carroll, the adjutant general who died with three other men in a plane crash near Valdez, Alaska, on April 25, 1964. On Saturday, June 23, 2018, a memorial plaque for the four men killed on the humanitarian mission wi
Alaska city honors Guardsmen killed in crash after '64 quake
The Associated PressThis June 2018 photo provided by Innovative Signs, Inc. in Longwood, Fla., shows a plaque that will be dedicated Saturday, June 23, 2018, in Valdez, Alaska. The memorial honors four Alaska Air National Guard members who died in a plane crash while conducting a humanitarian missio