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Jason Sear

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  • Alaska News

    Loose snake disrupts commuter flight from Aniak to Anchorage

    by Jason Sear on Mar 20, 14:23

    For those with a fear of snakes, Alaska is something of an oasis. The common garter snake can be found in some parts of the state, but otherwise we’re snake-free. So it’s easy to understand why a loose snake discovered on Ravn Alaska flight 7133 Sunday would have caused a commotion. Photos provided by KTVA viewer […]

  • Iditarod

    Photos: Ceremonial Iditarod start in Anchorage

    by Jason Sear on Mar 06, 0:19

    Crowds gathered on a sunny and bitter cold Saturday to watch the ceremonial start of the 45th Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Mushers, their dog teams and IditaRiders made their way from Downtown Anchorage on an 11-mile journey through neighborhoods, eventually ending up at Campbell Park. The teams will make their official start in Fairbanks […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Fairbanks rappers kicked out of Tanana Valley State Fair during scheduled performance

    by Jason Sear on Aug 13, 9:34

    ANCHORAGE — What began as a normal evening of scheduled performances at the annual Tanana Valley State Fair in Fairbanks Thursday ended in dramatic fashion when the final act was cut short, and the performers were kicked off the fairgrounds. The aftermath of the event was captured live on Facebook, igniting an online conversation centered on […]

  • Web Exclusives

    Video: Man uses drone to pull out granddaughter’s loose tooth

    by Jason Sear on Jul 29, 16:16

    Combine the ingenuity of a grandfather and the creativity of 6-year-old, and almost anything is possible. When Avery Radke heard her grandfather, Terry Siegrist, would be visiting Anchorage, a light bulb went went on. Avery asked her ‘papa’ to bring his drone to Alaska. She had a loose tooth and thought attaching it to a […]

  • Mt. Marathon Race

    Photos: Moments of celebration at Mount Marathon’s ‘Victory Rock’

    by Jason Sear on Jul 05, 13:44

    Anyone who’s summited Mount Marathon knows: reaching the base, no matter how fast, is an accomplishment. After climbing 3,022 vertical feet, runners descended down through snow, rocks, roots and mud, finally reaching ‘Victory Rock’ at the base of the mountain. Under perfect weather conditions Monday, hundreds of runners completed the grueling feat. Here’s a collection […]

  • Photo Gallery

    Photos: U.S. Army airlifts supplies to Denali base camp ahead of climbing season

    by Jason Sear on Apr 25, 13:49

    Members of the U.S. Army’s 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, aka Sugar Bears, used three CH-47 Chinook helicopters to airlift thousands of pounds of food, supplies and fuel to Denali base camp Sunday. The mission was a joint exercise with the National Park Service to prepare the base camp for the upcoming spring/summer climbing season. [RELATED: Army, […]

  • Money

    Alaska Airlines ticket scam makes rounds on Facebook

    by Jason Sear on Apr 18, 9:24

    Sorry, Facebook users. It turns out that post from your friend promising two free Alaska Airlines tickets was too good to be true. Last week, a realistic looking coupon began appearing on Facebook promising free tickets in celebration of the company’s merger with Virgin Airlines. The coupon, which had an Alaska Airlines plane, two passports and […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Dashcam footage shows red light collision at Midtown intersection

    by Jason Sear on Feb 26, 12:59

    It seems to be an all too common sight here in Anchorage — a vehicle speeds through a traffic light, moments after the light turns red. If you walk, drive or ride a bike, it’s likely you’ve seen it take place more than once. Friday morning just before 8 a.m., Anchorage resident Rusty Musick was […]

  • Meet The Team

    Jason Sear

    by Jason Sear on Jan 01, 12:56

    Like many, I moved to Alaska because of a job. My path to Alaska – and eventually Anchorage – started in the bush. I first landed in Dillingham with 2 suitcases and my dog, Amos. I spent 3 years as Program Director at KDLG Public Radio. It’s impossible to come up with enough positive adjectives to describe […]