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Bonney Bowman

After spending the first 18 years of my life in Chicago, I thought I was well prepared for Alaska’s climate. Then on my first day in Anchorage, I saw a moose and realized I may have underestimated just how different the last frontier really is!

Stories by Bonney Bowman

  • Alaska

    In Alaska, Army Corps of Engineers growing

    by Bonney Bowman on Aug 26, 22:54

    The U.S. Army may be downsizing, but Alaska’s branch of the Army Corps of Engineers is growing. The Corps is hiring for 20 open positions. The positions include construction and contracting work to civil engineers and accountants. Corps leaders say they’re particularly looking to hire soldiers who may be leaving the Army but want to […]

  • Alaska

    Vets to VA: Scrap Choice Card Program in Alaska

    by Bonney Bowman on Aug 26, 8:04

    Eagle River hosted an official hearing for the Senate Veterans Affairs committee Tuesday. Sen. Dan Sullivan said the focus was finding solutions and accountability to many difficulties Alaska’s vets face when they try to get health care. The rollout of the 2014 Choice Card program took a system that was working well in Alaska and […]

  • Alaska

    Alaskan families protest cuts to IDD waiver program

    by Bonney Bowman on Aug 24, 22:30

    The state’s dire budget crisis is now affecting some of Alaska’s most challenged families. The Alaska Department of Heath and Social Services has been handing out 200 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities waivers a year to cover the cost of services for families who meet waiver service criteria. Budget constraints are prompting them to cut the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    DOT begins project to protect Glenn Hwy. from Matanuska River

    by Bonney Bowman on Aug 11, 21:55

    The waters of the Matanuska River have receded and this week the Alaska Department of Transportation started a project to protect the Glenn Highway, following an emergency order. “Our planning and our normal process was expedited to make sure that this 500-foot stretch that we identified as a potential area that needed re-enforcement, was dealt with quickly,” […]

  • Alaska

    2 vets win Alaska fishing trip for service to others

    by Bonney Bowman on Aug 07, 21:26

    Two veterans from New York are in Alaska after winning the fishing trip of a lifetime. It’s a “thank you” for their hard work helping other service members. U.S. Army vet Rohan McGhie and U.S. Coast Guard vet John Fenech are in the Last Frontier trying to catch salmon. “I caught, I’m told, a big dolly […]

  • Alaska

    Army’s top enlisted soldier visits JBER, talks future with soldiers

    by Bonney Bowman on Jul 31, 19:50

    At a time of uncertainty for many of Alaska’s soldiers, one of the U.S. Army’s top leaders is in the state to address their concerns. Sgt. maj. of the Army Dan Dailey visited Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson today, where 2,600 soldiers will be cut over the next couple years. As the top enlisted soldier in the Army, […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Man offering $100 reward for tire slasher

    by Bonney Bowman on Jul 22, 20:52

    An Anchorage man thinks someone knows who slashed his tires and he’s willing to pay to find out. He asked us to only identify him by his first name, which is Neal. He made a sign saying he’ll give $100 for information leading to the person responsible. Neal has his car parked near an apartment complex […]

  • Alaska

    Hundreds turn out for military transition summit in Anchorage

    by Bonney Bowman on Jul 22, 20:02

    Finding a job can be a daunting task for anyone, but for military members moving into the civilian world, it’s especially difficult. They have the skills, but some struggle to translate them for potential employers to understand. That’s where Hiring Our Heroes comes in. The national nonprofit is hosting a two-day Alaska Transition Summit. It features […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Hiring Our Heroes helps military members find work

    by Bonney Bowman on Jul 21, 20:05

    With cuts coming, thousands of Alaska’s military members could be out of a job in the not-too-distant future. A national nonprofit group is in Alaska to help these service members find work in the civilian world. Hiring Our Heroes is a two-day conference designed to help service members polish their job-hunting skills and connect them to […]

  • Alaska

    Alaska soldiers learn of Army cuts while training in Australia

    by Bonney Bowman on Jul 13, 19:32

    Last week, 500 soldiers in Alaska’s 4/25 Airborne Brigade Combat Team were in Australia, training on an international mission called Talisman Sabre. The soldiers were in the field when news of the U.S. Army’s cuts to the brigade came out. Lt. Col. Jeffrey Crapo says the soldiers were apprehensive about what it would mean for their […]

  • Alaska

    With cuts looming, Alaska’s soldiers get a new leader

    by Bonney Bowman on Jul 10, 20:16

    U.S. Army Alaska has a new commander at a challenging time. Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson will lose 2,600 soldiers from the  4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team of the 25th Infantry Division (4/25) and Fort Wainwright will lose 75 soldiers. Maj. Gen. Bryan R. Owens took on the responsibility of leading Alaska’s soldiers on Friday, one day after the Army […]

  • Alaska

    Team coordinates Alaska fire-fighting efforts from behind the scenes

    by Bonney Bowman on Jul 07, 19:19

    There are around 3,000 people in Alaska from out of state for wildfire-related work. Every day, some leave and some arrive. And every day, it’s up to the team at the Anchorage Mobilization Center to coordinate those comings and goings. The team gives rides to and from the airport, organizes meals and lodging at a […]

  • Alaska

    Rain helps firefighters as wildfires continue to burn

    by Bonney Bowman on Jun 26, 21:58

    Rain is helping crews battle wildfires all across the state.  The number of fires burning in Alaska was roughly 300 as of Friday night. Sockeye Fire The Sockeye fire was 96 percent contained by Friday and cooler weekend weather was expected to help firefighters reach full containment. The fire remained roughly 7,200 acres in size. Crews […]

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    Navy warship docks in Anchorage port as war games wrap up

    by Bonney Bowman on Jun 24, 22:06

    The U.S.S. Shoup docked at the Port of Anchorage Wednesday morning. The warship spent the last week and a half in the Gulf of Alaska training as part of Northern Edge 2015. The Shoup is a Navy destroyer, one of three sailing in the Gulf as part of the exercise. It’s much bigger than the fishing boats […]

  • Alaska

    Kodiak residents express concern as Navy training in Gulf nears

    by Bonney Bowman on Jun 09, 23:21

    With less than a week before its scheduled start, residents in Kodiak met with the U.S. Navy on Tuesday to raise their concerns about a training exercise called Northern Edge. It’s an emotionally charged issue for many residents, who survive on what they catch in the waters of the Gulf of Alaska, which is where […]

  • Alaska

    Protests against Navy’s Northern Edge exercise continue across Gulf of Alaska

    by Bonney Bowman on Jun 08, 20:16

    In one week, the U.S. Navy is planning to begin a large exercise in the Gulf of Alaska called Northern Edge. Three communities are united against the exercise: Cordova, Homer and Kodiak. The Navy plans to use three Destroyers, one submarine, 200 aircraft and 6,000 personnel during the two-week training event. Navy reps will be […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Successful youth program potential shutdown victim

    by Bonney Bowman on Jun 05, 19:05

    The budget impasse might mean big cuts to one of the state’s most successful youth programs. The Alaska Military Youth Academy has been helping turn teens’ lives around for 21 years, but the staff there would be part of the layoffs if the state government shuts down. Just 10 weeks into the academy, 17-year-old cadet […]

  • Alaska

    Son goes on cross-country road trip to honor late father’s memory, military career

    by Bonney Bowman on Jun 03, 20:25

    When a loved one dies, it’s customary to bury them or spread their ashes in a place they loved. James Matteson knew there were lots of places his father loved and he couldn’t choose just one — so he didn’t. “I want to feel I did the right thing and I’m trying,” Matteson said. His journey […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    New partnership works to create pit bull ambassadors

    by Bonney Bowman on May 28, 20:21

    A new partnership is working to change how people see pit bulls, making local dogs ambassadors for their breed. New owner Crystal Hermosura and her 7-month-old pit bull Kenai have started working on basic obedience skills. “She loves ball,” Hermosura said. “We’re still working on drop it though. Dropping it is still kind of hard […]

  • Alaska

    Hooligan fishing causes Seward Highway danger concern

    by Bonney Bowman on May 22, 20:20

    Alaskans driving the Seward Highway this holiday weekend might notice some extra safety precautions around a popular fishing spot. The hooligan fishery at 20 Mile River is growing in popularity, which means more cars and people along the side of the road. Fishermen say they’ve seen a number of close calls when people dart out into […]