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    Anchorage Mini Maker Faire celebrates local do-it-yourselfers

    by Hope Miller on Jul 25, 7:56

    Imagine your childhood school science fair without the grades and with cooler gadgets, and you might have an idea for what’s in store at Saturday’s Anchorage Mini Maker Faire. Starting at noon, you can head down to the Loussac Library to mingle with local techies, tinkerers, crafters and everyone in between to see Alaskans show off […]

  • News

    Season of hope on the Yukon: A taste of success

    by Rhonda McBride on Jul 25, 7:40

    With so many species of salmon to eat, Alaskans have so much to choose from; among them sockeyes, silvers and kings. Chums are not a particularly popular fish. In fact, they’re often referred to as “dog salmon” because in many parts of the state, they were traditionally used to feed sled dog teams. But the […]

  • News

    Season of hope on the Yukon: A fish by any other name

    by Rhonda McBride on Jul 25, 7:15

    When king salmon numbers went south on the Yukon River, it put an end to what had been a lucrative commercial fishing industry on the lower river. Fishermen then pinned their hopes on another species of salmon — the chum — which has a mixed reputation in Alaska. The Yukon Delta Fisheries Development Association, the […]

  • State

    Quakes shake SE Alaska near Juneau

    by Associated Press on Jul 25, 6:15

    Two quakes occurred in the same location early Friday in southeast Alaska, and the U. S. Geological Survey reports weak or light shaking was felt around Juneau, about 100 miles to the east. There are no reports of damage. The USGS recorded a magnitude 5.9 quake at 2:54 a.m. and a 4.7 quake at 3:19 […]

  • Crime

    Unsolved Anchorage murder frustrates family

    by Kate McPherson on Jul 24, 22:32

    It’s a life of daily heartache for Aylett Hanson’s family. “We cry about it every day,” said sister Melia Strickler. Hanson was 31 years old when his body was discovered on the afternoon of Jan. 23. He was found dead in his vehicle in a parking lot of the 2600 block of Spenard Road. Police […]

  • Crime

    Troopers: $158,000 worth of marijuana seized

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 24, 21:38

    Authorities seized thousands of dollars worth of marijuana plants in an Anchorage home earlier this month. On July 10, investigators executed a search warrant as part of an ongoing investigation and discovered 79 live plants, processed pot and more than $5,000 cash in a home off of West 71st Court, according to Alaska State Troopers. […]

  • Local

    Thunderbirds fly into Anchorage for Arctic Thunder

    by Bonney Bowman on Jul 24, 21:11

    The Thunderbirds are the big attraction this weekend at Arctic Thunder 2014, but for one of the pilots, Alaska is the main event. “You can’t find more scenic, beautiful terrain and a great place again to put on an air show,” said Thunderbird pilot Maj. Curtis Dougherty. For two years, Dougherty has thrilled crowds as […]

  • Get Out

    July 24 fishing report

    by Tony Weaver on Jul 24, 20:58

    Seward:  Driftwood Bay and Day Harbor have been a silver salmon hotspot recently. Also try Pony Cove.  Halibut fishing is good east toward Montague Island.  Lingcod fishing outside of Resurrection Bay is good.  Homer:  Halibut fishing success has been fair to good.  Anglers are reporting increased catches of coho salmon near Point Adams.  Anglers are […]

  • Local

    Enstar seeks to explain higher fuel prices

    by Dave Leval on Jul 24, 20:40

    Enstar spokesman John Sims says he wants to clear up some misconceptions about his company. “We’re not pre-producing gas on a daily basis, we’re using exactly what the customers demanded,” he said. Something strange happened during the first quarter of the year, Sims said. Customers did not use as much gas as Enstar thought they would […]

  • Forecasts

    Evening news weather, July 24

    by KTVA Weather on Jul 24, 19:31

    Kenai Peninsula There will be rain all over and cooler temperatures. Southeast Showers will turn to rain as the day progresses. Heavier rain is moving up from the south. Interior and North Slope There will be numerous showers and some fog in interior areas with decreasing clouds and fog for slope locations as a ridge […]

  • Local

    Back to reality after catering for a reality show

    by Heather Hintze on Jul 24, 19:22

    “It’s our first day back,” John D’Elia told a customer Thursday.“We were gone for a little while so it’s nice to be back in Spenard.” Urban Bamboo is back on the block after spending more than a month working around the state. “I was skeptical that I could have a crew that could be gone […]

  • Iditarod

    Musher honored for blazing Iditarod trail

    by Jake Edmonds on Jul 24, 18:29

    The Wasilla Musher’s Wall of Fame added a new face over the weekend. Jujiro Wada was considered by many to be a pioneer of the Iditarod trail and a legend in the dog mushing culture in Alaska. Born in Japan, Wada stowed away on a boat headed for San Francisco where he was shanghighed and forced […]

  • Local

    Enter at your own risk

    by Dave Goldman on Jul 24, 17:59

    The headline may sound sensational. But in this case, we can assure you it’s not a stunt. “It’s fun, it’s exciting, it’s Alaska, it’s what we’re about, but that doesn’t mean there’s not risks involved.” And that comes straight from Michael Friess, the Crow Pass Crossing’s race director and head coach of University of Alaska […]

  • Local

    Wildlife officials: Man injured in surprise bear attack

    by Hope Miller on Jul 24, 17:04

    A man was hospitalized with puncture wounds on his arms and hands following a surprise attack from a brown bear Thursday afternoon in a remote area of Eagle River. The attack happened around 1 p.m. in Chugach State Park at the south fork of Eagle River, and the man ultimately killed the bear by shooting […]

  • State

    Alaska train to resume service after cars derail

    by Associated Press on Jul 24, 16:28

    Photo courtesy flickr user Alan Vernon A tourist railway in Alaska is set to resume operations after a derailment injured 23 people. White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad Chairman John Finlayson said the company plans to resume service Friday. Two vintage locomotives and four passenger cars derailed Wednesday on the railroad’s most popular route to White […]

  • State

    New rules for headlights in place for Southeast

    by Associated Press on Jul 24, 16:00

    Drivers on sections of highway in southeast Alaska will be required to use their headlights, even during the day. State transportation department spokesman Jeremy Woodrow says it’s a safety measure the department has already instituted further north and is now introducing in Southeast. KRBD reports (http://bit.ly/UrcHFh ) the new rule will apply to sections of […]

  • Crime

    Man, dog ejected in Parks Highway DUI crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 24, 15:26

    A 38-year-old Juneau woman faces numerous criminal charges following a Parks Highway crash Wednesday afternoon. Alaska State Troopers initially responded to a Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately call around 4:50 p.m., according to trooper dispatch. While troopers were en route, AST said the red Jeep Cherokee in question — driven by Trisha A. Corser — […]

  • Local

    Arctic Thunder preview photo gallery

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 24, 15:03

    Arctic Thunder is this Saturday and Sunday at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Boniface and Richardson gates open at 9 a.m. The event is free. Click here for the schedule of events.

  • Local

    UAA to host 2015 MPSF gymnastic championships

    by KTVA Sports on Jul 24, 14:56

    The University of Alaska Anchorage gymnastics team will host six meets at its brand-new home in the Alaska Airlines Center in 2015, including the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships in March, head coach Paul Stoklos announced Thursday. The Seawolves begin with their annual Green & Gold instrasquad meet Dec. 13, while the regular season gets under way Jan. […]

  • DayBreak

    World-class naturalist pursues passion for bears at Hallo Bay

    by James Gaddis on Jul 24, 13:54

    It’s not just the bears that are impressive at Hallo Bay Bear Camp in Katmai National Park. Lead guide Simyra Taback is considered one of the best naturalist guides on the planet, according to a popular travel magazine. In 2012, Taback won the Silver Wanderlust World Guide Award in London. She finished in second place […]