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Wood bison set to return to the wilds of Alaska

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  • DayBreak

    Musher races Iditarod to help train sled dogs, not win

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 05, 10:54

    Bryan Bearss says he’s racing the Iditarod to help train Karin Hendrickson‘s dogs and see a new part of Alaska, not necessarily to win the Last Great Race. “I’m not going to win … it’s going to be a training run,” Bearss said. “My whole race plan for them and the one that Karin helped […]

  • Alaska

    Village officer will not be charged in stun gun case

    by Associated Press on Mar 05, 10:27

    Prosecutors will not file charges against a former Kake village public safety officer who used a stun gun on two boys who wanted to know how it felt to be shocked by the device. The Juneau Empire newspaper (http://is.gd/ufOWkA) reports Charles “Mac” McGonigal is no longer employed as a VPSO in the southeast Alaska community. […]

  • DayBreak

    Where to watch the Iditarod start and restart

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 05, 9:33

    If your family has plans to head to Anchorage or Fairbanks for the Iditarod, Daybreak family fun expert Erin Kirkland has some advice. The ceremonial start is this Saturday at 10 a.m. in Downtown Anchorage. You can expect large crowds and “organized chaos” along Fourth Avenue. Kirkland said your best bet is to arrive early. “So, […]

  • DayBreak

    Mr. Fur Face preview part 2: 5-time champ lives in a house of hair

    by Rick Rysso on Mar 05, 9:01

    Robert Crawford’s beard journey began the day he retired from the U.S. Air Force. Having to shave twice a day in the military, Crawford became inspired by some decent beards he was able to grow while on vacation or between assignments. Crawford first competed at Mr. Fur Face in 1999. He won the Polar Bear […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, March 5

    by Janessa Webb on Mar 05, 8:32

    Two systems are on the way and they will finally bring us a little snow to the Anchorage area. Possible 2 to 3 inches tonight, then a slight break tomorrow morning before we get hit again. On Friday, another 2 to 4 inches is possible across the area.

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Alaska earthquake widely felt in Anchorage

    by Associated Press on Mar 05, 7:21

    Seismologists in Alaska say a light earthquake was widely felt in the state’s largest city. The Alaska Earthquake Center says the 4.3 magnitude quake occurred at 10:55 p.m. Wednesday and was felt throughout Anchorage, as well as the Mat-Su region. There are no immediate reports of the earthquake causing damage. The quake was centered 28 […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Icy road conditions again force closure of 4 Valley schools

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 05, 7:08

    For the second day in a row, classes have been cancelled at four schools in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District because of icy road conditions. The district said Thursday morning that Su-Valley Junior/Senior High School and Willow, Talkeetna and Trapper Creek elementary schools are closed again. Just as Wednesday, all other schools are still open. A basketball […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Southeast Anchorage voters question mayoral candidates

    by Shannon Ballard on Mar 05, 6:55

    Who will replace outgoing Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan? The people who want his job talked directly to voters Wednesday night. More than 100 people attended the first candidate forum held in Southeast Anchorage and all but one of the 11 mayoral candidates showed up to participate. They were split into two groups to answer residents’ questions. […]

  • Alaska

    CSI: Cyber Alaska?: Foreign threats keep FBI Cyber Squad busy

    by Kate McPherson on Mar 04, 23:38

    FBI Special Agent Betsy Bartko doesn’t know how many times a day computers are hacked in Alaska, or across the country, but she says it’s more than she could guess. “We are constantly battling those nation states that are attacking our interests here,” said Bartko, who is part of the Cyber Squad based in Anchorage. […]

  • Alaska

    Alaska watches as Russia plans to build its Arctic military presence

    by Hope Miller, Bonney Bowman on Mar 04, 23:04

    During an Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said the world is watching — allies and enemies — to see if our country continues to invest in its own defense, especially in the Arctic. Some of the people responsible for that defense are in Alaska. At Anchorage’s Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, dozens of […]

  • Alaska

    Wood bison set to return to the wilds of Alaska

    by Lauren Maxwell on Mar 04, 22:13

    The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is getting set to return a wood bison herd to the wilds of Alaska. Wood bison were native to the state up until about 100 years ago when over-hunting took its toll. In 2003, the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in Portage received about a dozen of the animals […]

  • State

    Powerful conservative group sponsors Medicaid expansion luncheon at State Capitol

    by Rhonda McBride on Mar 04, 21:54

    Buyer beware. That was Christie Herrera’s advice to lawmakers and staffers who gathered for a “Lunch and Learn” presentation on Medicaid expansion at the State Capitol Wednesday. Herrera works for the Foundation for Government Accountability, based in Florida. On its website, FGA says its mission is to replace failed health and welfare programs nationwide with […]

  • 2015 Iditarod Mushers

    DeeDee Jonrowe

    by John Thain on Mar 04, 19:18

    DeeDee Jonrowe has many dogs to care for, but it’s a labor of love — which works both ways. She remembers her first years in Alaska, working and living in the small community of Bethel. “The weather was cold, but the culture was wonderful,” Jonrowe said. Part of that culture was dog mushing. She starting running […]

  • US/World

    ​U.S. ambassador to South Korea hospitalized after attack

    by CBS News/Associated Press on Mar 04, 17:37

    U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert was hospitalized after being attacked while giving a speech Thursday morning in Seoul, the State Department said. South Korea’s Yonhap news agency said the attack took place around 7:40 a.m. at the Sejong Cultural Center during an event called “The peace and unification of the Korean peninsula, and the future of […]

  • Alaska

    Man dies after falling through ice at Hidden Lake

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 04, 16:58

    An ice fishing trip to Hidden Lake ended badly for three men, one of whom died after apparently falling through the ice, according to Alaska State Troopers. At 7:19 a.m. Wednesday, authorities responded to a call for help from two men at Hidden Lake on the Kenai Peninsula. The men reported that a third man, […]

  • Crime

    Troopers: Seward Highway police chase suspect captured

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 04, 15:22

    The man wanted after leading Alaska State Troopers on a chase Saturday that started in Soldotna and spanned multiple highways has been taken into custody. On Wednesday at 10:45 a.m., the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force located 32-year-old Andre Morris Tanner inside a parked car at Knik Goose Bay Road and Fairview Loop in Wasilla. Tanner […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    VIDEO: Anchorage police investigate fatal Midtown collision

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 04, 14:13

      Last Updated: Wed., March 4, 2015 at 6 p.m. Anchorage police are investigating a fatal collision involving a pedestrian at the intersection of New Seward Highway and Benson Boulevard that led to several lane closures in the area. APD received word of the collision at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. Medical personnel at the […]

  • Photo Gallery

    Slideshow: 2015 Fur Rendezvous

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 04, 12:12

  • Photo Gallery

    Slideshow: 2015 Fur Rondy on Ice

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 04, 12:04

     

  • DayBreak

    Mr. Fur Face preview part 1: 5th annual UAA Beard and Mustache competition

    by Rick Rysso on Mar 04, 10:59

    Local bearders recently headed to the University of Alaska Anchorage’s student union to compete in categories ranging from grizzly to baby beard, moustache, partial, and even fake.  Now in it’s 5th year,  the UAA Beard and Stache competition has grown to what some people are calling a warm-up for the state championship — Mr. Fur […]