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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

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Crews light fire to prevent fire on JBER

    by Bonney Bowman on May 02, 19:38

    Nearly 2,000 acres of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson land will go up in flames this week – all to prevent a potential wildfire this summer. Fire crews started the controlled burn Monday, setting fire to live-fire ranges in the Arctic Valley area. The ranges are like a tinderbox this time of year, full of dry grass […]

  • Military

    A dedicated crew keeps remote radar site running

    by Bonney Bowman on Apr 29, 19:24

    In Alaska’s most remote corners, 15 Long Range Radar Sites (LRRS) scan the skies looking for threats. It takes a small, but dedicated force to keep these Cold War-era sites up and running. “We’re only 11 pilots here that do this particular job.” Those 11 pilots fly two C12 planes to all the radar sites […]

  • Military

    Friends take special Honor Flight journey together

    by Bonney Bowman on Apr 26, 20:08

    The war memorials in Washington, D.C. are meant to pay tribute to the men and women who fought and died for their country. Unfortunately, they’re also a sight some veterans have never seen. That will change for 23 Alaskan vets, who boarded an Honor Flight to Washington Tuesday morning. Four of the vets served in […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Unemployment rate up in Anchorage, oil and gas, construction jobs lost

    by Bonney Bowman on Apr 25, 18:27

    More people were unemployed in Anchorage in March than the same time last year, according to the latest Anchorage Employment Report. That report was released by the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation Monday. The report shows the March 2016 unemployment rate was 5.6 percent, up 0.4 percent from March 2015. Overall, Anchorage has lost 100 jobs from […]

  • Education

    ASD reveals two superintendent finalists

    by Bonney Bowman on Apr 22, 20:35

    The search for a new Anchorage School District superintendent has been narrowed down to two candidates, both with familiar names in the state. The finalists are Dr. Steve Atwater, the interim dean for the School of Education at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Dr. Deena Paramo, superintendent of the Mat-Su Borough School District. School […]

  • Alaska News

    Witness: Plane engine ‘sputtered’ before deadly Chugiak crash

    by Bonney Bowman on Apr 22, 6:00

    Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) returned to the site of a plane crash that claimed the life of four people the day before. The Cessna 172 went down Wednesday, shortly after it departed from the Birchwood Airport in Chugiak.  On Thursday, investigators thoroughly examined every aspect […]

  • Crime

    Emotional first day of testimony in Joshua Almeda sentencing

    by Bonney Bowman on Apr 18, 22:39

    It was an emotional day in court for the family of Bree Moore. The sentencing hearing for her killer, Joshua Almeda, began Monday. It’s the final step in a case that started almost two years ago, when Almeda shot Moore at his mother’s Hillside home. Almeda has admitted to the shooting, and pleaded guilty to […]

  • News

    Railroad cautions safety around tracks

    by Bonney Bowman on Apr 15, 19:59

    About 500 people nationwide die every year on railroad tracks. The Alaska Railroad is asking Alaskans not to be among them. As the weather warms up, more people head to the areas close to the tracks. The Seward Highway is one place this happens often, especially at Beluga Point. There are signs all around the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage Assembly proposes ordinance to clarifying leash law

    by Bonney Bowman on Apr 14, 21:16

    Anchorage law says a dog must be leashed any time it’s on public property, with the exception of designated dog parks. In the past, Anchorage Animal Control officers could cite owners whose dogs were off-leash, similar to issuing a traffic ticket. But recently, the Alaska Superior Court ruled the language in the law was unclear, […]

  • Crime

    Teen charged in video harassment case arraigned in Anchorage

    by Bonney Bowman on Apr 08, 21:14

    The 18-year-old accused of posting a sexually explicit video of his 16-year-old ex-girlfriend appeared in Anchorage Jail Court for the first time Friday. Holden Braund-Nuss is charged with harassment and coercion. According to charging documents, over a 24-hour period in early-February, Braund-Nuss sent the victim hundreds of threatening and manipulative text messages after she broke […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Ship Creek project running behind schedule

    by Bonney Bowman on Apr 07, 20:35

    ANCHORAGE — Upgrades to Ship Creek won’t be ready when the king salmon start to run. King fishing season on Ship Creek begins in about a month, but a Municipality of Anchorage project to improve the area is running behind and won’t be open in time for the crowds of fishermen. Phase one of the […]

  • Anchorage/MatSu Politics

    Volunteers see low turnout for Anchorage municipal election

    by Bonney Bowman on Apr 05, 23:00

    Turnout for municipal elections is traditionally lower than state or national elections, especially if the mayor’s office isn’t up for grabs. Tuesday’s election was no exception. KTVA visited several polling places and spoke with volunteers and voters to see how things were going. At St. Anthony’s Church in Mountain View, volunteers said they saw fewer […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska inmates help feed the hungry with farm fresh food

    by Bonney Bowman on Apr 01, 21:16

    Inmates in Alaska’s correctional system are serving their time while helping feed Alaskans in need. The Point MacKenzie Correctional Farm donated 16,000 pounds of potatoes to the Food Bank of Alaska Friday. Forty inmates grow a variety of crops while raising chickens, pigs and cows. Most of the food goes to other inmates in prisons […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Alaska Democrats prepare for presidential caucus

    by Bonney Bowman on Mar 25, 19:04

    Alaska Republicans had their presidential primary earlier this month. Now it’s the Democrat’s turn. The party will hold caucuses across the state Saturday. With 20 delegates up for grabs, party leaders said they’re expecting turnout to be somewhere between 70 and 125 percent of the 2008 caucus. That means they’re expecting up to 10,000 voters […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Choose Respect march brings attention to violence against women

    by Bonney Bowman on Mar 24, 21:30

    Around 100 Alaska residents marched to end violence toward women Thursday as women’s group Zonta hosted the annual Choose Respect march. People walked from the park strip to Town Square Park. Organizers say it’s a way to let abusers know there are people in the community watching and ready to speak out. It also shows […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Early voting for April election kicks off in Anchorage

    by Bonney Bowman on Mar 21, 22:20

    Early voting kicked off Monday ahead of the April 5 municipal election in Anchorage. There’s one location change voters need to know about: the Loussac Library is still a polling place, but instead of the lobby outside the Assembly chamber, the polls are now in the Wilda Marston Theater. Construction on the library forced the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Hope starting to fade for missing Guardsman’s family

    by Bonney Bowman on Mar 16, 19:18

    Reality is setting in for the family of a missing Alaska National Guardsman. Nephi Soper went hiking in the Wolverine Peak area nearly one month ago and hasn’t been seen since. His father, Ken Soper and his aunt, Pamela Soper, walked around the Prospect Heights trailhead Wednesday morning. It’s where a cab dropped Nephi Soper […]

  • Military

    Alaska Military Youth Academy gives grads a leg up in job world

    by Bonney Bowman on Mar 15, 19:50

    The Alaska Military Youth Academy has a long history of getting troubled teens back on a path to success, but now, they’re taking it a step further. Receiving $125,000 in federal grant money allowed the academy to hold three vocational training courses for graduates in information technology, construction and culinary arts. Academy graduate Emahja House […]

  • Iditarod

    Wasilla artist paints memorial for Iditarod dog killed in crash

    by Bonney Bowman on Mar 14, 19:59

    It’s been a tough Iditarod for Aliy Zirkle and Jeff King. A snowmachiner ran them down on the trail, injuring several dogs and killing one of King’s, a sled dog named Nash. Her home is a long way from the trail, but Wasilla artist Jessye Jensen said she was heartbroken when she heard about the […]

  • Military

    Family of missing Guardsman search for answers

    by Bonney Bowman on Mar 12, 11:07

    He’s been gone for three weeks. Now the family of a missing Alaska National Guardsman is wondering if he could still be alive. SPC Nephi Soper disappeared on Feb. 18 while hiking from the Prospect Heights trailhead, towards Arctic Valley and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. The official search for him lasted about a week. His father, […]