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  • Alaska

    Forrest Dunbar off to Juneau, will join effort to improve Alaska National Guard

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 02, 22:50

    Alaskans may remember Forrest Dunbar from his catchy campaign slogan, “Run, Forrest, Run.” The former Democratic candidate for Congress now has a new job. He will join the team of leaders selected to create change in the Alaska National Guard. Dunbar posted on his Facebook page that in the wake of a sexual assault scandal within […]

  • Alaska

    Federal agency seeks comment on offshore Arctic drilling risks, rewards

    by Shannon Ballard on Mar 02, 22:28

    The federal government said no to energy development on millions of acres in Alaska. But the fate of the outer continental shelf – the submerged lands lying seaward of state waters — has been, for the most part, unexplored for oil. Consumer Energy Alliance Alaska is one of several energy advocate groups that wants to change […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    This week at the Anchorage School Board, March 2

    by Alexis Fernandez on Mar 02, 21:31

    At the March 2 Anchorage School Board meeting, the Anchorage School District updated the board on Visit Our Schools month, which was held in February. Nearly 2,200 families visited 33 schools across the district. That number is up from 1,607 visitors in 2014, when the event was first held. The event featured weekly tours for parents throughout […]

  • Iditarod

    Junior Iditarod winner announced

    by KTVA Sports on Mar 02, 21:20

    Kevin Harper nabbed the win in the 130-mile Junior Iditarod race Monday. Jimmy Lanier and Andrew Nolan finished second and third, respectively. The race, which featured 11 mushers (aged 14 to 17) this year, started on Sunday. Due to the poor weather conditions that have plagued snow sports all winter long, the race was moved […]

  • Local

    Another honor for UAA’s Travis Thompson

    by KTVA Sports on Mar 02, 19:50

    Senior Seawolves star Travis Thompson was named to the All-GNAC First Team basketball squad this week. This is Thompson’s second year in a row to receive the honor. The 6’1” guard is fourth in the league in scoring, averaging 17.2 PPG and 44.1 percent from the three-point line. He’s also the team’s clutch free-throw shooter […]

  • Forecasts

    Evening News weather, March 2

    by KTVA Weather on Mar 02, 19:42

    Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound Rain and snow is expected to return. Some locations will have highs in the 40s. Southeast Clouds will return. The south will continue to have sunshine. Interior and North Slope Expect increasing clouds along with falling temperatures. Matanuska Valley and Copper River Basin Prepare for a wet week ahead […]

  • Alaska

    2 men rescued after snowmachine collision near Noorvik

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 02, 19:16

    A multi-agency search-and-rescue effort helped authorities locate two men separated after their snowmachine was disabled Sunday in a collision in rural Alaska. Alaska State Troopers were contacted by the Northwest Arctic Borough Search and Rescue Coordinator a little after 10 a.m. and alerted to a collision along the Noorvik-Selawik winter trail. A search effort was […]

  • State

    AKLeg: Limits proposed for gas line group in alternate project

    by Associated Press on Mar 02, 19:12

    Gov. Bill Walker says he would veto a bill from the Alaska House speaker that would limit participation by the Alaska Gasline Development Corp., or AGDC, in an alternate gas pipeline project. The bill follows Walker’s proposal to increase the size of a smaller, in-state gas line project, citing uncertainty about whether the major liquefied […]

  • Local

    19 Seawolves earn all-region track honors

    by KTVA Sports on Mar 02, 17:42

    A total of 19 Seawolves are named All-Region for the 2014-15 NCAA D II indoor track season. Monday, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the list. Junior Karolin Anders leads the University of Alaska Anchorage’s team totals with four honors (long jump, high jump, triple jump, pent.), and junior Rosie Smith […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Fairview community group protests Spirits of Alaska’s liquor license renewal

    by Bonney Bowman on Mar 02, 16:29

    Residents say Fairview is a neighborhood with somewhat of a bad reputation, but they also think closing a liquor store in the area will go a long way to fixing that. Spirits of Alaska’s liquor license is up for renewal, and members of the community group “Concern-4-Fairview” are protesting against the store staying in business. […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Would you buy a cellular plan from Google?

    by CBS News on Mar 02, 13:55

    Google will soon be offering cellular network plans in a bid to bridge the gap between the realms of Internet services and mobile device software it dominates. Vice President Sundar Pichai says Google, the leading Internet search engine and mobile software provider, is working with unnamed network operators on developing a cellular plan. “You will […]

  • US/World

    Groups to sue Port of Seattle over Shell drilling fleet

    by Associated Press on Mar 02, 13:40

    A coalition of environmental groups says it’s planning to sue to stop Royal Dutch Shell PLC from use Seattle’s waterfront as a homeport for its Arctic oil drilling fleet. The Port of Seattle earlier this month signed a two-year lease for 50 acres across from downtown Seattle to Foss Maritime, whose client is Shell. The […]

  • Alaska

    Contractor to continue cleanup of federal legacy wells

    by Associated Press on Mar 02, 12:24

    A contractor will begin work this month remediating six “legacy” wells drilled by the federal government decades ago in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. The Bureau of Land Management and the Army Corps of Engineers are overseeing remediation work. The Corps awarded a $10 million contract to Marsh Creek, LLC to plug Umiat Wells 1, 3 […]

  • Alaska

    Search for missing Platinum man reveals no clues

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 02, 11:14

    A cooperative effort between Alaska State Troopers and search and rescue teams to locate a missing Platinum man has revealed no clues to his whereabouts. Henry Williams, 74, left Goodnews Bay on a four-wheeler around 4 p.m. Friday and was reported missing by a Village Public Safety Officer after failing to arrive in Platinum nearly […]

  • Alaska

    Officials respond to North Slope production line leak

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 02, 11:08

    Updated Monday, March 2 at 1:15 p.m. Responders recovered thousands of gallons of crude oil, water and other fluids after a production line ruptured at a Hilcorp site on the North Slope over the weekend. The leak from a 10-inch flow line at Milne Point — about 25 miles northwest of Deadhorse — was spotted […]

  • Teacher of the Week

    Teacher of the Week: Penny Schram-Browner

    by Megan Mazurek on Mar 02, 10:22

    There’s always something cooking in the kitchen of Penny Schram-Browner’s culinary classroom at Palmer High School. That’s part of Browner’s southern charm — her passion for teaching students that there’s much more to cooking than her classroom. “Our goal as educators is to show them that they can work in restaurants,” Browner said. “They [can] […]

  • DayBreak

    Alaska’s first lady on Daybreak

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 02, 8:53

    Gov. Bill Walker’s wife Donna stopped by Daybreak Monday morning to talk about her new role as honorary chairwoman of the Alaska Children’s Trust. The organization, which formed in 1988, raises money help prevent child abuse and neglect. “It is a resource agency. The funds that they raise, they then do grants to other community, […]

  • Alaska

    Troopers: Italian vacationer crushed to death by glacier ice

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 02, 7:46

    A 28-year-old Italian man visiting Alaska was killed Sunday after being crushed by a large piece of glacier ice, authorities say. Alexander Hellweger was one of eight people visiting the state from Belgium and Italy, according to an online dispatch from Alaska State Troopers. Girdwood-based Chugach Power Guides took seven of the vacationers to the […]

  • Alaska

    Firefighters step up for 11-year-old Anchor Point amputee

    by Shannon Ballard on Mar 02, 7:20

    In the cold, rainy and unpredictable weather of the Kenai Peninsula, residents say they’re quick to learn quite a bit about dedication and dependability. The same can be said of the volunteer firefighters from Homer, Ninilchik and Anchor Point. They say they are unpaid, short on resources and work with crews as small as the towns […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    High fashion meets Fur Rondy at Anchorage bar

    by Sierra Starks on Mar 01, 23:26

    There may be no sled dog races at this year’s Fur Rendezvous, but festival-goers can still see a few huskies at the Killjoy Tasting Room. Located in downtown Anchorage, near the intersection of Fourth Avenue and D Street, the fondue and wine bar is celebrating its first anniversary in the muni. And in that time, […]