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Seward flooding triggers school closures and emergency declaration

Heavy rain, winds and flooding triggered an emergency declaration in Seward as residents woke Tuesday to flooded roadways and damaged bridges.Seward schools announced early release and canceled after-school activities Tuesday due to flooding and foul weather.Flooding has closed the Lowell Creek Brid

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2018-10-16 20:58:02

The celebrated leaping trout of Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska - Outdoornews

I’ve had bass grab my bobber and try to steal it. I’ve had pike grab walleyes I had on the stringer dangling from my canoe. Once I even had a huge sturgeon snap the hook from the line at boat side, but then swim into the net that had been set into the water to scoop it up. Talk about luck on that on

OUTDOORNEWS.COM - 2018-10-17 14:06:48

Special meeting planned to talk about Seward flooding

Heavy rain, winds, and flooding Wednesday continued to affect the Seward area of the Kenai Peninsula.

KTVA - 2018-10-18 00:50:00

AST: Woman found dead inside Ninilchik RV alongside highly intoxicated man

AST reports that concerned family members of Kathy Vancleve, 58, called around 11 p.m. Saturday evening to say that she may be dead inside her RV.


Minor earthquake: M3.3 quake has struck near Nikiski in Alaska

A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was reported 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Nikiski in Alaska on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/10/18 / 2018-10-16 18:33:06 / October 16, 2018 @ 6:33 pm. The temblor was detected at 09:33:06 / 9:33 am (local time epicenter). Event id:


Work takes off to renovate Kenai Airport terminal

The decades-old Kenai Airport terminal will soon have a new look, thanks to millions of dollars in federal funds.The airport remains busy, with roughly 200,000 passengers a year arriving and departing. Eric Laundberg was recently one of them.

KTVA - 2018-10-16 06:42:00

Kenai sport fish guide to pay $35,000, see jail time for violations

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) -For his crimes of illegally guiding out-of-state anglers and violating several state fishing laws, a Kenai man was sentenced Friday to pay fines and serve jail time.William “Buck” Hollandsworth, an unlicensed Kenai River sport fishing guide was first contacted by park rangers in 20


Oil tops $80, boosting industry jobs – and hopes for the broader Alaska economy

Oil prices have hit four-year highs, lifting activity at some Alaska companies linked to the petroleum industry and boosting hopes for a broader economic turnaround, though economists say job losses statewide could continue for months.Outfitter chain Big Ray's says it's selling more insulated clothi


APD: Anonymous tip leads to arrest of domestic violence suspect

A person who contacted police didn't want to give their name, but they didn't have to. Anchorage Police Department (APD) got what it wanted; a tip from the public that led to the capture of 28-year-old Christopher Elving.Police say Elving was wanted on a felony assault warrant for allegedly punching


Unlicensed Kenai River fishing guide behind bars, loses boat

A man who guided Kenai River fishing trips without being properly licensed to do so will pay tens of thousands of dollars and lose the boat he used to carry clients, prosecutors said Friday.A sentence including jail time against William “Buck” Hollandsworth was handed down last week, according to a


Crews working overtime to keep flooding at bay in Seward

SEWARD, Alaska (KTUU) —The city of Seward is warning residents to remain cautious and be prepared to leave in case this severe flooding continues.City workers did make progress in areas impacted by the heavy rainfall, but according to the Kenai Peninsula borough more rain is expected throughout next

KTUU - 2018-10-16 22:53:00

Bremerton man stabbed to death in Alaska

TheAlaska Department of Public Safety announced Mondaythat John Fergerson Sr., 61, of Bremerton, had been stabbed and killed after an argument with John L. Stapleton, 46, of Kent, in the Southeast Alaska city or borough of Yakutat.


4.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Near Anchorage, Alaska

An earthquake hit near Anchorage, Alaska, on the night of Oct. 14, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).


4.5 quake rattles Southcentral Alaska

A 4.5 earthquake shook much of Southcentral Alaska on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. (Credit: Courtesy USGS)


Most surveyed in Mat-Su see crime as serious

More than two-thirds of Mat-Su Borough residents who were surveyed think crime in the Mat-Su is very serious. Some 96.2 percent consider crime very serious or somewhat serious, according to results from a scientific survey of 602 Mat-Su residents by Hellenthal & Associates.The Matanuska-Susitna Boro


DOT flagger struck by distracted driver, expected to recover

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) -A Department of Transportation flagger was struck and injured by a distracted driver on the Kenai Peninsula Thursday, according to a Facebook post from the department. Shannon McCarthy, a spokesperson for the department, said she had few immediate details, but that the flagger is a


Feds release report on Alaska helicopter crash that killed 3

The pilot increased throttle, but the helicopter hit shallow water near Lituya Bay, about 60 miles (97 kilometers) northwest of Gustavus. The passenger went unconscious after the impact, according to the report.


Alaska Native Female Police Officer Sues Police Department Where She is Employed

SITKA, Alaska— Mary Ferguson, 32, an Alaska Native police officer has filed a lawsuit against her employer, the Sitka Police Department, where she is the only female sworn officer on the police force. The lawsuit filed on Friday, October 12, 2018 alleges she was treated differently because of her ge


Kenai Peninsula Borough prayer policy violates Alaska Constitution, court rules

An Alaska court says the Kenai Peninsula Borough's policy on assembly meeting prayer violates the state constitution.The Homer News reportedthat the Alaska Superior Court ruled the borough's policy violated a ban on government establishing an official religion or favoring one religion over another.T


Ballot Measure 1 is a reasonable approach to fish management

Spawning salmon frolic in the waters along the Old Glenn Highway just north of the Butte on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. (Bill Roth / Alaska Dispatch News)