Travel Tuesday: Slow travel

Travel Tuesday: Slow travel

Industry experts say it's a new name for an old notion. "It's about making a very conscious decision to slow down and really immerse yourself into a destination," said Julie Saupe, president of Visit Anchorage.

Megan Mazurek
Denali dino discovery explains Bering Land Bridge, scientists say

Denali dino discovery explains Bering Land Bridge, scientists say

"It's the weirdest looking dinosaur you can possibly think of," said Dr. Fiorillo, the chief curator for the Perot Museum of Natural Science in Dallas.

Megan Mazurek
Story Time with Aunt Phil: Klondike Gold Rush discovery

Story Time with Aunt Phil: Klondike Gold Rush discovery

The story of the men who discovered the first gold nuggets in the Yukon, and launched the Klondike Gold Rush.

Laurel Downing Bill
Identity theft: Protect your child as they return to school

Identity theft: Protect your child as they return to school

As kids get ready to head back to school, it may surprise you that children are good targets for identity theft.

Daybreak Staff
Back-to-School: Packing lunches

Back-to-School: Packing lunches

Packing your kid's lunch doesn't have to be stressful. Here are some tips to make it fun and easy.

Cassie Schirm
Celebrate Alaska Wild Salmon Day

Celebrate Alaska Wild Salmon Day

Friday, August 10 is the official day to celebrate one of Alaska's greatest natural resources, salmon.

Megan Mazurek
Ride raises money for children undergoing cancer treatment

Ride raises money for children undergoing cancer treatment

The annual motorcycle ride, "Kruisin' for Katie's Handprint" is helping to cover cancer costs for families impacted by childhood cancer.

Megan Mazurek
Local organizations helping families get ready to go back to school

Local organizations helping families get ready to go back to school

With school starting very soon for many across the state, local businesses and non-profits are doing what they can to help.

Cassie Schirm
Back-to-school week: Shopping for school supplies

Back-to-school week: Shopping for school supplies

It's back-to-school week-- a week dedicated to helping you relieve some of the stress, that comes at the start of a new school year.

Cassie Schirm
Back-to-school week: Tricks to save more and worry less

Back-to-school week: Tricks to save more and worry less

A study by RetailMeNot, 87 percent of parents of schoolchildren say back-to-school shopping stresses them out.

Cassie Schirm
Story Time With Aunt Phil: Betty Fire Truck

Story Time With Aunt Phil: Betty Fire Truck

In the late 1960s, one Alaska town had a desperate need for a fire truck but did not have enough money in the city coffers to buy one.

Laurel Downing Bill
Meet your new Miss Alaska USA and Miss Alaska Teen

Meet your new Miss Alaska USA and Miss Alaska Teen

The Miss Alaska USA organization crowned two new young women to represent Alaska on the national stage. JoEllen Walters is the new Miss Alaska USA and Meghan Scott is Miss Alaska Teen USA.

Megan Mazurek
4th annual Clothesline Project handout this weekend

4th annual Clothesline Project handout this weekend

It's almost back to school for many Alaska students later this month and there's a community effort underway to make sure they head back into the classroom with the tools they need.

Cassie Schirm
Get out and go hike at the Eagle River Nature Center

Get out and go hike at the Eagle River Nature Center

The Eagle River Nature Center is operated by a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide connections to nature through education, resource protection and outdoor opportunities.

Cassie Schirm
Strive Magazine aims to innovate, inspire

Strive Magazine aims to innovate, inspire

Strive magazine is a collection of stories of creative pioneers stepping up into uncharted territory.

Daybreak Staff
Living the 907 Life: artist series, VW vans and concerts

Living the 907 Life: artist series, VW vans and concerts

Highlighting Alaska's unique culture and lifestyle-- blogger Phil Crawford with "907 Life" shares his top three things to do or explore for the month of August.

Megan Mazurek
Ways to use Google Maps while traveling

Ways to use Google Maps while traveling

Whether you are traveling to new places or across the state, you'll need a map. Here's how to use Google Maps to your advantage.

Cassie Schirm
Story Time with Aunt Phil: Alaska's first car

Story Time with Aunt Phil: Alaska's first car

Story of the first automobile trip from Fairbanks to Valdez. It took Robert E. Sheldon 59 hours of actual driving time over a wagon trail to reach the little town in Prince William Sound.

Laurel Downing Bill
Get Out and go hike Winner Creek Trail

Get Out and go hike Winner Creek Trail

Winner Creek Trail in Girdwood is 45 minutes south of Anchorage.

Cassie Schirm
Mic Check in the Morning: Wasteland Hop

Mic Check in the Morning: Wasteland Hop

Wasteland Hop is a Colorado band, who are back in Alaska as part of their Summer Tour. They're also recording their 4th album in Anchorage, but first they joined KTVA's Daybreak for a Mic Check in the Morning.

Daybreak Staff
24th annual Dog Jog includes Dog Yoga

24th annual Dog Jog includes Dog Yoga

This weekend Anchorage is going to the dogs for the annual Dog Jog.

Cassie Schirm
6th annual Beer and Bacon Festival

6th annual Beer and Bacon Festival

The Beer and Bacon Festival is a day dedicated to celebrate the delicious pairing.

Daybreak Staff
Learn to use all salmon parts from head-to-tail

Learn to use all salmon parts from head-to-tail

It is the season of sockeyes in Southcentral. A local chef wants to teach you about using all the pieces of your salmon catch not just the fillets.

Megan Mazurek
The Gap Program gives free school supplies for children

The Gap Program gives free school supplies for children

The new school year is right around the corner and The Gap Program wants to give Alaskan kids free school supplies.

Daybreak Staff
Fossil Fuel's donuts give natural, plant-based energy

Fossil Fuel's donuts give natural, plant-based energy

Fossil Fuel's donuts bring high-performance and plant-based in the form of donuts.

Daybreak Staff
Anchorage's economy poised for a turnaround

Anchorage's economy poised for a turnaround

Anchorage's recession may be coming to an end soon, according to the latest numbers forecast by the Anchorage Economic Development Council AEDC.

Megan Mazurek
Story Time with Aunt Phil: sourdough preacher turned painter

Story Time with Aunt Phil: sourdough preacher turned painter

Eustace Paul Ziegler’s renowned works aptly capture the epic struggle of sourdough days, portraying that historic period in the Last Frontier.

Laurel Downing Bill
Mic Check in the Morning: Cage Free and the Overby Sisters

Mic Check in the Morning: Cage Free and the Overby Sisters

Cage Free and the Overby Sisters took the Daybreak stage for a Mic Check in the Morning.

Daybreak Staff
'Get Out' and go hike the backside of Flattop

'Get Out' and go hike the backside of Flattop

Whether you're new in town or looking for someplace new to explore, we want you to "get out" and get to know Alaska.

Cassie Schirm
Nominate a kid for 'Summer of Heroes' scholarship

Nominate a kid for 'Summer of Heroes' scholarship

You have one more day to nominate a kid you think is making a difference in your community.

Megan Mazurek
Motorcyclists to ride from Prudhoe Bay to Argentina

Motorcyclists to ride from Prudhoe Bay to Argentina

A group of 18 riders are embarking on a 23,000-mile journey from Prudhoe Bay to the southern tip of Argentina.

Megan Mazurek
Family favorites return for new theater season

Family favorites return for new theater season

From visual poetry, classical music mixed with hip-hop and luminescent puppetry; the Alaska Junior Theater’s new season is bringing shows from around the world to kids in Anchorage.

Megan Mazurek
'Edible Alaska' summer edition features wild rose recipes

'Edible Alaska' summer edition features wild rose recipes

"Edible Alaska" is a culinary magazine focused on Alaska’s local food movement. The new summer edition is out, with a main feature focused on harvesting fragrant wild roses.

Megan Mazurek
Story Time with Aunt Phil: The Chilkoot Trail

Story Time with Aunt Phil: The Chilkoot Trail

The majority of those gold seekers chose to climb the now-famous Chilkoot Trail in Southeast Alaska to reach Canada and the rich Klondike fields. And most had no idea of how difficult that trip would be.

Daybreak Staff
Daybreak stymies dogs with #WhatTheFluff trick

Daybreak stymies dogs with #WhatTheFluff trick

KTVA's Daybreak is trying out a new viral video trend that has dogs around the world thinking, "What the fluff?"

Cassie Schirm
Get out and go hike Thunderbird Falls

Get out and go hike Thunderbird Falls

Thunderbird Falls is a leisurely 2-mile walk located along the Eklutna River.

Cassie Schirm
National French fry day in Alaska

National French fry day in Alaska

Crunchy, waffle, crinkled and sweet potato - the French fry comes in a variety of shapes and colors and it's celebrated every year on July 13.

Cassie Schirm
Donations needed for back-to-school clothes drive

Donations needed for back-to-school clothes drive

The 4th Annual Clothesline Project is now accepting donations for boys and girls clothing in all sizes.

Megan Mazurek
Travel Tuesday: Expect less airplane noise in city as runway reopens

Travel Tuesday: Expect less airplane noise in city as runway reopens

A busy runway at the Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage will reopen for smaller aircraft Tuesday, a move expected to lessen the amount of traffic and noise people have been hearing over the city over the past several weeks.

Megan Mazurek
Story Time with Aunt Phil: The Skagway Streetcar

Story Time with Aunt Phil: The Skagway Streetcar

A three-hour stopover in Skagway in July 1923 by President Warren G. Harding turned into a booming business for one Alaskan sourdough

Laurel Downing Bill
Mic Check in the Morning: Secondhand Feels

Mic Check in the Morning: Secondhand Feels

Secondhand Feels is an Anchorage rock band with a unique, upbeat sound.

Daybreak Staff
Get out and go hike Rendezvous Peak

Get out and go hike Rendezvous Peak

Whether you're new in town or simply looking for someplace new to explore, Rendezvous Peak has some of the Anchorage area's best views.

Cassie Schirm
Independent Craft Brewers Seal verifies true independent beer

Independent Craft Brewers Seal verifies true independent beer

An effort is now underway to help smaller craft beer makers stand out, through a seal on the bottle.

Daybreak Staff
500 men walk, run, bike for cancer awareness

500 men walk, run, bike for cancer awareness

The 23rd annual Alaska Men’s Race is your chance to run with a cause, and help men fight back against prostate and testicular cancer.

Daybreak Staff
Six professional women athletes to compete at Scottish Highland Games

Six professional women athletes to compete at Scottish Highland Games

Typically the Alaskan Scottish Club brings professional men to compete, but this year six women will show-off their feats of strength and skill at the 37th Annual Alaska Scottish Highland Games.

Megan Mazurek
Mic Check in the Morning: The Fire

Mic Check in the Morning: The Fire

The high energy Scottish band, "The Fire" combines world class fiddling with bagpipes, violin and guitar to deliver captivating Scottish music.

Megan Mazurek
Get Out and hike Rainbow to Windy Trailhead

Get Out and hike Rainbow to Windy Trailhead

Rainbow Trailhead to Windy Corner Trailhead, off Turnagain Arm, is a 3.8-mile moderately trafficked out-and-back trip.

Cassie Schirm
Amazon encourages Alaskans to sell on its site

Amazon encourages Alaskans to sell on its site

Business strategists with the online retail giant Amazon are in Alaska this week, helping local companies get their products online for a global market.

Megan Mazurek
Recycle your old electronics this weekend

Recycle your old electronics this weekend

The University of Alaska Anchorage wants to help you get rid of your old electronics at a recycling event this weekend.

Megan Mazurek
Delta bans pit bulls as service and support dogs

Delta bans pit bulls as service and support dogs

Delta Air Lines is tightening its rules on emotional support and service animals, citing "growing safety concerns" that include a recent incident in which two workers were bitten by a pit bull.

Cassie Schirm
Mic Check in the Morning: Trick Pony

Mic Check in the Morning: Trick Pony

Trick Pony has been performing for country music audiences for at least 17 years. The country duo, Heidi Newfield and Keith Burns, recorded their first record in 2001.

Megan Mazurek
Story Time with Aunt Phil: St. Michael

Story Time with Aunt Phil: St. Michael

On June 25, 1897, the sleepy old Russian town of St. Michael awoke when the river steamer Alice arrived with 25 miners from Dawson carrying $500,000 among them in gold dust – about $13 million in today’s dollars.

Laurel Downing Bill
'It's been a tough project': man visiting all National Parks

'It's been a tough project': man visiting all National Parks

Mikah Meyer is trying to become the youngest person to visit all of the national parks and do it in one continuous trip to set two world records. "It's been a tough project," he said.

Megan Mazurek
Get Out and go hike Little O'Malley Peak

Get Out and go hike Little O'Malley Peak

For this week's Get Out, avid hikers from Alaska Outdoors check out Little O'Malley Peak.

Cassie Schirm
Mic Check in the Morning: Eli-Mac

Mic Check in the Morning: Eli-Mac

Eli-Mac is an Hawaiian reggae artist making her debut appearance in Anchorage for the 3rd Annual Aloha Island Jam. She gained notoriety after coming in ninth place on the third season of American Idol in 2004.

Megan Mazurek
Medical professionals to learn Nuka Care System

Medical professionals to learn Nuka Care System

Hundreds of healthcare professionals are in Anchorage for a two-day conference to learn as much as they can about Southcentral Foundation's Nuka Care System.

Megan Mazurek
Non-profit offers kids arts, theater education

Non-profit offers kids arts, theater education

From theater to communication and social skills, Alaska Theatre of Youth offers arts education for kids.

Megan Mazurek
Meet Miss Alaska 2018, Courtney Schuman

Meet Miss Alaska 2018, Courtney Schuman

Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska Courtney Schuman is your new Miss Alaska 2018. She was crowned Saturday night.

Megan Mazurek
Weddings of the gold rush era

Weddings of the gold rush era

June was a popular month for weddings long before the Klondike gold rush. People of medieval times often took their annual baths in May, which meant a bride would still smell fresh in June.

Laurel Downing Bill
Mic Check in the Morning: Sankofa Dance Theater Alaska

Mic Check in the Morning: Sankofa Dance Theater Alaska

Juneteenth is an annual celebration of African Americans achieving emancipation. This year's event will feature a special performance from Sankofa Dance Theater Alaska, who blend dance, drumming, and song.

Daybreak Staff
Story Time with Aunt Phil: The Alaska flag

Story Time with Aunt Phil: The Alaska flag

Author Laurel Downing Bill tells the story about the young boy who designed the Alaska state flag in the 1920's.

Laurel Downing Bill
Avoiding lottery and sweepstakes scams in Alaska

Avoiding lottery and sweepstakes scams in Alaska

Based off of a 2017 report, lottery and sweepstakes scams conned 500,000 Americans and Canadians out of $117 million -- and that was the amount that was reported.

Daybreak Staff
Get Out and get to know Prospect Heights Trail

Get Out and get to know Prospect Heights Trail

Prospect Heights is the little brother to the immensely popular Glen Alps trail.

Cassie Schirm
Ways to celebrate Anchorage's PrideFest this month

Ways to celebrate Anchorage's PrideFest this month

PrideFest week is a chance to celebrate Anchorage's LGBT community. This year's theme is the "Next Generation."

Megan Mazurek
Jessica Michelle Singleton performs for one night only in Anchorage

Jessica Michelle Singleton performs for one night only in Anchorage

Jessica Michelle Singleton's debut comedy album, which was recorded in Anchorage, shot to number one on iTunes last year, and she returns to Anchorage for a one-night-only performance.

Daybreak Staff
Race aims to raise money for breast cancer research

Race aims to raise money for breast cancer research

The Alaska Run for Women is one of the largest women's-only races in the country. About 6,000 women are expected to participate in the event happening Saturday June 9 at the Sullivan Arena.

Megan Mazurek
WATCH: Black bears frolic at Moose Run Golf Course

WATCH: Black bears frolic at Moose Run Golf Course

Groundskeepers at Moose Run Golf Course may be looking for a missing flag after an only-in-Alaska moment captured on video last weekend.

Daybreak Staff
Story Time with Aunt Phil: Zachariah Loussac

Story Time with Aunt Phil: Zachariah Loussac

The municipality's public library has long bared the name of Zachariah Loussac. He came to Alaska from the Lower 48 on three separate occasions to try and make his fortune.

Laurel Downing Bill
Mic Check in the Morning: Spenard Jazz Fest Preview

Mic Check in the Morning: Spenard Jazz Fest Preview

Spenard Jazz Fest is an annual music and arts festival featuring artists from across the United States. Two of the performers, Dan McElrath and Pypes Teamer joined KTVA's Daybreak for a Mic Check in the Morning.

Daybreak Staff
Mic Check in the morning: Tanana Rafters

Mic Check in the morning: Tanana Rafters

Tanana Rafters are an award-winning bluesy folk-rock band based out of Anchorage. They will be playing the Skinny Raven 12K, but first they joined KTVA's Daybreak for a Mic Check in the Morning.

Daybreak Staff
26th 3 Barons Renaissance Fair comes alive in Anchorage

26th 3 Barons Renaissance Fair comes alive in Anchorage

Over the next two weekends, the medieval times will come alive in Anchorage's 3 Barons Renaissance Fair.

Cassie Schirm
'R&B Live': All-female showcase in Anchorage

'R&B Live': All-female showcase in Anchorage

Daybreak gets a preview at what's in store for this weekend's "R&B Live".

Daybreak Staff
5th annual Walk 'n Roll for Animals is this weekend

5th annual Walk 'n Roll for Animals is this weekend

The 5th annual "Walk ’n Roll for Animals" will take place Saturday along the Trunk Road bike path.

Cassie Schirm
Girl Scouts of Alaska offering variety of summer camp options

Girl Scouts of Alaska offering variety of summer camp options

The Girl Scouts of Alaska is keeping girls active and engaged during the summer break with a variety of options for summer camps.

Daybreak Staff
National Trails Day events for this weekend

National Trails Day events for this weekend

Here's a look at how you can get out and celebrate National Trails Day this weekend.

Cassie Schirm
Travel Tuesday: Alaska Airlines giveaway

Travel Tuesday: Alaska Airlines giveaway

Alaska Airlines is giving away thousands of miles over the next few weeks on its Club 49 Facebook page.

Daybreak Staff
Kris Hinrichsen named BP's Teacher of the Year

Kris Hinrichsen named BP's Teacher of the Year

BP recently named it’s Teacher of the Year, and it’s Kris Hinrichsen. He joined KTVA’s Daybreak to discuss the accomplishment, and what set him on the path of being an educator.

Daybreak Staff
Travel Tuesday: Exploring Alaska State Parks

Travel Tuesday: Exploring Alaska State Parks

We're helping you plan your summer adventure on this Travel Tuesday, by encouraging you to explore Alaska's State Parks.

Daybreak Staff
Teacher of the Week: Jake Doth

Teacher of the Week: Jake Doth

Our final Teacher is a middle school Science teacher from Nikiski.

Daybreak Staff
Get Out and go hike Potter Creek Trail

Get Out and go hike Potter Creek Trail

Potter Creek Trail is a good trail for beginners or families if you're looking for a good short hike this weekend.

Cassie Schirm
Governor Bill Walker set to hold a press conference on public safety

Governor Bill Walker set to hold a press conference on public safety

Governor Bill Walker stopped by Daybreak to discuss the Permanent Fund Dividend and crime reform.

Daybreak Staff
Wear your life jacket to work day is this week

Wear your life jacket to work day is this week

Friday morning thousands of people here in Alaska and across the U.S will be wearing life jackets to work to promote boat safety. 

Cassie Schirm
Reading Rendezvous gets kids excited about reading

Reading Rendezvous gets kids excited about reading

Keeping kids interested in reading, even after the school year comes to an end could be a bit of a struggle. However, the Loussac Library is making it more enjoyable this summer.

Daybreak Staff
A new season of shows from Anchorage Concert Association

A new season of shows from Anchorage Concert Association

From bluegrass and innovative rock and roll to acclaimed Broadway performances, the new season of shows presented by The Anchorage Concert Association will not disappoint.

Daybreak Staff
Special Law enforcement torch run this weekend

Special Law enforcement torch run this weekend

This weekend is the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics in Alaska.

Cassie Schirm
'The Altitude Journals' author speaks in Anchorage

'The Altitude Journals' author speaks in Anchorage

David Mauro has climbed the highest peaks on all seven continents and now he's written a new book: "The Altitude Journals" -- a seven-year journey from the lowest point of his life to the highest points on earth.

Daybreak Staff
3rd annual Ride AWAIC for awareness of domestic violence

3rd annual Ride AWAIC for awareness of domestic violence

The third annual Ride AWAIC event is a motorcycle ride which raises money and awareness for domestic Violence.

Daybreak Staff
Teacher of the Week: Sandra Ehlers

Teacher of the Week: Sandra Ehlers

Sandra Ehlers began her teaching career about 15 years ago in the Lower Yukon School District where she learned some valuable lessons.

James Gaddis
Conversations for change with Reverend Lennox Yearwood

Conversations for change with Reverend Lennox Yearwood

Reverend Lennox Yearwood is the President and the CEO of The Hip Hop Caucus is in town to kick off a conversation on change

Daybreak Staff
200 scam complaints reported for Mother's Day, so far

200 scam complaints reported for Mother's Day, so far

Watch out for scammers ahead of Mother's Day.

Daybreak Staff
Mic Check in the Morning: Azazus

Mic Check in the Morning: Azazus

Azazus is a gulf coast rapper, who creates melodic harmonies detailing his experiences and hardships through music.
He joined KTVA's Daybreak for a Mic Check in the Morning.

Daybreak Staff
"I Will Wait" performs in Anchorage

"I Will Wait" performs in Anchorage

To better understand what it's like to be home while your loved one serves overseas the Veteran Spouse Project is bringing the original play "I Will Wait" to Anchorage this weekend.

Daybreak Staff
Caregivers honored in events for National Nurses Week

Caregivers honored in events for National Nurses Week

Beth Farnstrom and Susan Bain with the Alaska Nurses Association joined Daybreak on Wednesday to discuss what's going on in Anchorage for National Nurses Week.

Daybreak Staff
Travel Tuesday: Frontline Trade Show

Travel Tuesday: Frontline Trade Show

The Frontline Trade Show is an event dedicated to local food and lodging, giving you all you need to know when you're planning an Alaskan adventure

Daybreak Staff
Mic Check in the Morning: The Moxie Strings

Mic Check in the Morning: The Moxie Strings

The Moxie Strings, who specialize in a feel-good blend of upbeat, Americana music took the Daybreak stage for a Mic Check in the Morning.

Daybreak Staff
Mic Check in the Morning: Jonathan Bower

Mic Check in the Morning: Jonathan Bower

Jonathan Bower returns to the Daybreak stage after three year for a Mic Check in the Morning

Daybreak Staff
Teacher of the Week: Marissa Brennan

Teacher of the Week: Marissa Brennan

Marissa Brennan’s students consider her family. She's been teaching at Kasuun Elementary School for 19 years and says she tries to teach social and life skills too.

Megan Mazurek
'I missed Alaska': UAA class speaker describes journey to graduation

'I missed Alaska': UAA class speaker describes journey to graduation

Lyndea Kelleher was among the more than 1,200 undergrad and graduate students who retrieved their diplomas over the weekend.

Daybreak Staff
Miss Alaska USA, Miss Teen Alaska USA await national pageant

Miss Alaska USA, Miss Teen Alaska USA await national pageant

Miss Alaska USA Brooke Johnson and Miss Teen Alaska USA, McKinley Wooten will soon be heading to Louisiana to compete for the titles of Miss USA and Miss Teen USA.

Daybreak Staff
Can't miss events in Anchorage Cinco de Mayo weekend

Can't miss events in Anchorage Cinco de Mayo weekend

Whether your thing is big hats and horse racing or Mexican music and food, there are some great opportunities for fun on the first weekend of May.

Daybreak Staff

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