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'Didn’t see this coming’: Budget cut threatens to close Alaska’s last dairy -- and block any new ones

WASILLA — Ty Havemeister runs Alaska’s last commercial dairy, an old-fashioned spread with 150 cows on rolling ground between Palmer and Wasilla settled in the 1930s by his grandparents as part of the Matanuska farm colony.


Happy Seward’s Day, Alaska state government workers!

Monday, March 25 is Seward’s Day, the uniquely Alaska day that allows State of Alaska workers a day off on the last Monday of every March to enjoy time with their families and friends. It’s one of the unique benefits afforded to State workers, along with a 37.5 hour work week.


At Mat-Su Outdoorsman Show, enthusiasts get a jump start on summer plans

WASILLA, Alaska (KTUU) - For 14 years, Tony Russ has put on the Mat-Su Outdoorsman Show at the Menard Sports Center in Wasilla. This year, he brought in more than 80 vendors, with booths where visitors could find everything from camping supplies and hunting gear to fishing charters and leather work.


Dunleavy’s Medicaid meat ax puts Alaska health care at risk

The biggest of the Dunleavy budget cuts, and the one that has been least examined, is the proposal to cut Medicaid spending by $714 million. Like many other ill-conceived elements of the Dunleavy budget, the Legislature won’t accept this one, but the governor has the power to veto and the Legislatur


Former Alaska CISO Shannon Lawson takes role with Phoenix

Shannon Lawson, who previously served as Alaska’s statewide chief information security officer, was recently hired for a similar role in Phoenix, the city’s chief information officer told StateScoop.


Truck driver hospitalized after Hollywood Rd. collision in Wasilla

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) — The driver of a dump truck has been hospitalized after a collision between the truck he was driving and a sedan at Hollywood Rd. and Vine Rd. in Wasilla early Tuesday evening.


APD: Woman arrested after driving vehicle onto Eagle River sidewalk, hitting two minors

Anchorage police have blocked off part of an Eagle River road for an investigation after a woman drove her vehicle onto the sidewalk, hitting a boy and girl who were riding their bicycles.


Woman returns home to burglary in progress

Items in the Police Reports are taken from the Anchorage Police Department’s online crime mapping system. Details about individual events are provided by the department’s public information office. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.


APD searching for missing 9-year-old boy

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Anchorage police are asking for help in finding a missing boy who left his residence and has not returned. APD wrote in a Nixle release Sunday evening that Derek Martin, 9, is a "high-functioning autistic male juvenile who ran away from home."


Alaska stolen car hunter pleads guilty after high-speed chase, but can continue his work

He can’t chase them, but he can still follow them. Floyd Hall, an Anchorage, Alaska, man who is a member of a group that helps find stolen cars, has pleaded guilty on charges of reckless endangerment after police cited him for a high-speed pursuit through town in 2017 that ended with him being shot


Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson begins training exercise

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Airmen at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson are starting two weeks of training on Monday. Officials say the twice-yearly Polar Force exercise aims to test JBER’s mission readiness in various situations.


The Adorable Reindeer Farm In Alaska Your Whole Family Will Love

Alaska, the land of the midnight sun! Our great state has some fantastic farms that we can visit. We’re known for everything from our giant pumpkins and cabbage, to some of the largest peonies in the world. One farm that’s always a favorite for people of all ages to visit is our unique and interesti


Nearly 300 brave the 5th annual Crazy Lazy Mountain Race

PALMER — It seems to take a certain kind of crazy to run up and down Lazy Mountain in an hour. A mass of enthusiastic racers rose to the occasion at the fifth annual Crazy Lazy Mountain Race, a 3,000-foot vertical climb that’s regarded by many as the inaugural kick-off to the mountain running season


Effort to preserve 4th Ave. Theatre fails on assembly floor, but sparks renewed hope

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - A revamped effort to preserve the 4th Avenue Theatre failed as an assembly ordinance on Tuesday, but has since ignited a new conversation on how to potentially preserve the historic building.


Suspected impaired driver strikes 2 children on sidewalk

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A 60-year-old woman was held on suspicion of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs after a traffic crash that seriously injured two children on bicycles in Eagle River.


5 New Properties For Sale In The Anchorage Area

ANCHORAGE, AK — When you're looking for some fresh digs, hunting down every new listing in the area can be an exhausting task. That's why we've gone ahead and done the initial work for you.


Search suspended for pilot missing northwest of Anchorage

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Authorities say search efforts have been suspended for a single-engine aircraft that went missing in south-central Alaska earlier this month. The Anchorage Daily News reported Saturday that 61-year-old Timothy D. Twohy has been missing since March 5 after his Cessna 172 was


AstroTurf sliced, stolen from Big Lake Rec Center

Two chunks of AstroTurf were stolen from the Big Lake Lions Recreation Center. Staff took out the rolls from winter storage to find large pieces had been sheared off. “I’m guessing it’s on someone’s porch. They were too cheap to go buy a piece of AstroTurf,” said operations manager Bill Haller.


Eagle River man taken into custody after standoff with APD

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) — An Eagle River man who police say was suicidal was taken into custody Friday evening after allegedly barricading himself in his vehicle and later attempting to flee the scene.


Board of Game votes to leave bear hunting regulations unchanged

KODIAK — The Alaska Board of Game voted down a suite of proposals that would have drastically changed the regulations for hunting brown bears in the Kodiak region at its March meeting in Anchorage.