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Third trash-eating bear killed in Eagle River
"These situations are, unfortunately, a routine part of what we do," wrote Marsh, who noted the department was also busy Wednesday dealingwith a double mauling near the end of Hiland Road.
POLICE BRIEFS: Man has car stolen while showering…gunplay at horse corral, house party
On June 18 at around 12:23 a.m., police received a report that a man had what they described as an acquaintance over to his residence on Centerfield Drive and, while he was in the shower, the acquaintance allegedly stole several items, including his 1999 Toyota Camry. Two days later, the man called
Mauling official cause of death for hiker as search for bear continues
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) -Anchorage Police say the official cause of death for Michael Soltis, who went for a hike from his home Monday evening and never returned, is being mauled by a bear. Soltis wasfound dead two days later, after another man searching for him was attacked by a bear as well.Alaska Fish a
Yard sale planned by New Hope Church
FAIRBANKS — New Hope Methodist Presbyterian Church will be holding a yard sale extravaganza June 29 and 30. The event will include an inside sale, trunks sales and a fabric by the pound sale. There will also be a bake sale along with hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill. The event runs from 10am to
Alaska Wild wins American Legion Baseball AA Midnight Sun tourney
At nearby Marlin Field, the Fairbanks 49ers fell, 13-4, to Bartlett Post 29 in the consolation final.
Albums released recently by local bands
It’s not just live music that makes Anchorage a great place to be a music fan. There are a ton of recording projects going on at all times. This is the first year we’re looking to publish a record of the albums released from the regional music scene. As such, the list won’t be as comprehensive as we
Here’s why this Alaska gardening columnist kills forget-me-not plants whenever he can – and thinks you should, too
I am not a fan of forget-me-nots. In particular, I do not like the so-called annual variety, Myosotis sylvatica (actually a biennial) which is in bloom right now in Southcentral Alaska. I even don't like the various cultivars that have been developed to improve these flowers. I always urge gardeners
The Salmon State: A downriver homecoming
The Taku Kwáan Dancers have been traveling from Atlin, British Columbia to Juneau’s biennial Celebration for years. This year, for the first time, seven of them did it the traditional way: paddling a canoe down the Taku River.
The rewards, risks and dangers of living on the edge of the wilderness
Even with the mountains visible from our front doorsteps, it's all too easy to forget we live in some of the wildest country in North America.There's plenty of insulation that helps us forget how close it is: Ubiquitous fast food. Six-lane highways. On-demand television and high-speed internet. In a
The healing ritual called Juneteenth
Perhaps because of what is happening right now in America; perhaps because of the experiences you’ve live, the decision you and I make, this time, when we discuss the subject of race and racism, things will be different.
Alaskan Husky helps rescue hiker on Crow Pass Trail
According to Olsen, a trooper helicopter was launched shortly after 6:15 p.m. Wednesday when the agency received a report that an emergency locator beacon had been activated near the Eagle River along the Crow Pass Trail. When Olsen and pilot Tab Burnett arrived, they found a wet and injured Amelia
Rocket launches and alleged government waste: The hidden backstory of that Glenn Highway crash
The top and back wall of a modular ATCO style unit being transported on a trailer was sheared off after it struck the South Eagle River overpass on the Glenn Highway in Eagle River, Alaska on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Search for bear in mauling after hiker's death continues
Anchorage police and state officials discuss the Wednesday, June 20, 2018 search off Eagle River's Hiland Road for a brown bear that mauled a searcher for hiker Michael Soltis, who was found dead. (Credit: File/KTVA)
University hosting national College Horizons program
College Horizons participants engage in ice breaker activities at the CH Hawaii Preparatory Academy in June. River Campus will host 70 students in the program, dedicated to increasing the number of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students who succeeding in college. (College Horiz
Man killed, member of search party injured in Eagle River bear attacks
As of Wednesday evening, Fish and Game biologists were searching for the bear, said department spokesman Ken Marsh. If biologists are able to find the bear, they will kill it, he said. They were asking the public to avoid the area Wednesday evening.
‘I’ll never forget him’: Alaskan husky rescues injured hiker crossing frigid Eagle River along Crow Pass Trail
Nanook, a 7-year-old Alaskan husky, helped Amelia Milling when she fell during a hike through Crow Pass and then again crossing Eagle River on Wednesday. (Photo by Amelia Milling)
Fish and Game continues search for bear suspected in hiker’s death, attack on searcher
“Anytime there’s a clear public safety threat, we neutralize the threat by killing the bear,” he said.
Bausch wins Mayor’s 5K, Ekemo fourth overall
Bausch, a 17-year-old phenom who won the 3,200 meter run at the state high school championships in May, finished the 5-kilometer course in 15 minutes, 20 seconds to smoke the field by almost two minutes. Anchorage’s Slade Manning was second in 17:11, with 29-year-old Hallidie Phillips third overall
A brown bear killed a hiker in Eagle River. A man searching for him was mauled.
Mike Soltis, the Eagle River hiker missing since Monday night, was killed by a bear, said MJ Thim of the Anchorage Police Department. Soltis' body was found in the same area - near where Hiland Road ends - that a brown bear attacked a member of a search party Wednesday morning. "It appears the br
Search and rescue teams deserve thanks: The job is tough, but provides valuable service to community
A different search for Jerry Attla in and around the Chena River is ongoing. He was last seen on May 26 and he is suspected to have drowned in the river. Volunteers have begun dredging the river in hopes of recovering his body. Peter Captain Jr., who is organizing the search for Mr. Attla, said Wed