Alaskan couple teaches others to live off the grid

Alaskan couple teaches others to live off the grid

George and Jill Davis have been living and thriving off-the-grid in Alaska for the past 30 years. Now, with a new book, the couple hopes to teach others to do the same.

Megan Mazurek
Music video could score $1M to help homeless in Anchorage

Music video could score $1M to help homeless in Anchorage

"Streets 2 Success" is a music video that could land the Anchorage community a $1 million grant to fight homelessness, help people find stable housing and increase economic opportunities.

Daybreak Staff
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
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
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
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
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
'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
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
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
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
'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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
'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
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
Colony High graduate wins Pulitzer prize for international reporting

Colony High graduate wins Pulitzer prize for international reporting

Colony High School graduate from Palmer recently won a Pulitzer Prize award for her investigative journalism on the drug war in the Philippines.

Cassie Schirm
Deadline to ride in Clean Air Challenge this week

Deadline to ride in Clean Air Challenge this week

The Clean Air Challenge is a bike ride that starts and finishes at the Talkeetna Alaska Lodge and raises money and awareness for the American Lung Association.

Daybreak Staff
Go 100 miles in May for a healthy future

Go 100 miles in May for a healthy future

The Alaska Sports Hall of fame is encouraging Alaskans to work toward a healthy future by going 100 miles in the month of May.

Daybreak Staff
Cabaret brings pizazz to Anchorage this week

Cabaret brings pizazz to Anchorage this week

Cabaret, the Tony Award-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way, is here in Anchorage this week, presented by the Anchorage Concert Association. 

Cassie Schirm
The North by North Festival returns to Anchorage

The North by North Festival returns to Anchorage

The North by North Festival captures the spirit of Alaska and the Arctic while addressing the challenges and opportunities in front of it.

Daybreak Staff
Atz Kilcher releases 'Son of a Midnight Land'

Atz Kilcher releases 'Son of a Midnight Land'

Born and raised in Homer, Alaska, Atz Kilcher is a homesteader, musician and father. He's on the popular Discovery Channel show, "The Last Frontier" and is the father of singer-songwriter, Jewel.

Daybreak Staff
49th annual Walk and Roll for Hope

49th annual Walk and Roll for Hope

Calling all superheroes. You're invited to join the 49th annual Walk and Roll for Hope, and help Alaskans who experience intellectual or physical disabilities.

Daybreak Staff
Shockwave Trampoline Park presents the Citywide Smash Dodgeball Tournament

Shockwave Trampoline Park presents the Citywide Smash Dodgeball Tournament

You and a team of five others have a chance to win $1,500 dollars in the Citywide Smash Dodgeball Tournament by Shockwave Trampoline Park.

Daybreak Staff
Ms. Woman United States delivering encouragement to families in Anchorage

Ms. Woman United States delivering encouragement to families in Anchorage

Sierra Scott is the reigning Ms. Woman United States, an award winning journalist, and a popular speaker. She's in Anchorage for a few speaking events, including visiting children and their families in hospitals in town.

Daybreak Staff
'Peter and the Wolf' comes to Anchorage

'Peter and the Wolf' comes to Anchorage

"Peter and the Wolf" is a symphonic fairy tale come to life, and it is now in Anchorage. The Producing Artistic Director with Pushcart Players, Paul Whelihan, joined KTVA's Daybreak to discuss "Peter and the Wolf".

Daybreak Staff
First annual Wakanda Ball happening at The Center in Anchorage

First annual Wakanda Ball happening at The Center in Anchorage

The first Wakanda Ball will be an evening of East African culture, elegance, and empowerment.

Daybreak Staff
Last-minute tax scams to look out for

Last-minute tax scams to look out for

Michelle Tabler with the Better Business Bureau joined KTVA's Daybreak to discuss some last minute scams for tax season, and how to avoid them.

Daybreak Staff
Can the zombie apocalypse happen here in the Arctic?

Can the zombie apocalypse happen here in the Arctic?

Can the zombie apocalypse happen in the Arctic?
That will be a real discussion, with a real member of the CDC this Friday April 15th.

Cassie Schirm
How you can become a Beluga Citizen Scientist

How you can become a Beluga Citizen Scientist

The Beluga Whale Alliance, as well as the Cook Inletkeepers, are working together to try to get people in the area to help monitor some of the beluga whales coming in for the season.

Cassie Schirm
Shining Abilities Craft Fair highlights abilities of Alaskans with special needs

Shining Abilities Craft Fair highlights abilities of Alaskans with special needs

Puzzled With Purpose and Hope Studios is putting on the Shining Abilities Craft Fair is this weekend. It's a fair that gives Alaskans with special needs a place to show their work and abilities.

Cassie Schirm
Alaska Huts helps you explore Alaska's back country

Alaska Huts helps you explore Alaska's back country

Alaska Huts is an organization looking to add Alaska's backcountry to your summer adventure.

Daybreak Staff
Discussing early 2018 Municipal election returns

Discussing early 2018 Municipal election returns

Longtime Alaskan pollster Ivan Moore, the owner of Alaska Survey Research, joined Daybreak to discuss his insight into Anchorage's Municipal election so far.

Daybreak Staff
Dogs take on Spring Fever Flyball Fest this weekend

Dogs take on Spring Fever Flyball Fest this weekend

This weekend is going to the dogs as their speed and agility will be shown off at the 10th Annual Spring Fever Flyball Fest here in Anchorage.

Cassie Schirm
Kikkan Randall returns home to celebrate Olympic victory

Kikkan Randall returns home to celebrate Olympic victory

It's welcome home week for Alaska's Olympic champion and cross-country skier Kikkan Randall. Wednesday night, you'll have a chance to meet her and also get a peek at that hard-earned gold medal. 

Daybreak Staff
Alaska Quarterly Review: 2018 winter and spring

Alaska Quarterly Review: 2018 winter and spring

The "Winter & Spring" 2018 edition of the Alaska Quarterly Review (AQR) is set to be released on Friday with a powerful presentation by a local actress.

Daybreak Staff
The mission of Lady Shriners of Alaska

The mission of Lady Shriners of Alaska

Lady Shriners of Alaska's newest priestesses share details about their mission and how others can get involved.

Daybreak Staff
Motivational Speaker Jesse LeBeau inspires teens in Mat-Su

Motivational Speaker Jesse LeBeau inspires teens in Mat-Su

He's an actor, author and motivator. Jessie LeBeau is back in his home state to inspire teens and young adults in the Mat-Su School District.

Megan Mazurek
2018 Alaska Young Professionals Summit

2018 Alaska Young Professionals Summit

The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce's third annual Young Professionals Group is hosting a series of workshops for young people in the workforce.

Daybreak Staff
Breaking down proposition 10 on the Anchorage ballot

Breaking down proposition 10 on the Anchorage ballot

Proposition 10 on the Anchorage ballot, if approved, would authorize the sale of Municipal Light and Power to Chugach Electric for approximately $1 billion.

Daybreak Staff
Teacher of the Week: Nadine Price

Teacher of the Week: Nadine Price

Nadine Price says health and physical education is the most important class her students will ever take. 

Megan Mazurek
'Eight Songs for a Mad King' by Anchorage Festival of Music

'Eight Songs for a Mad King' by Anchorage Festival of Music

The Anchorage Festival of Music presents 'Eight Songs for a Mad King', which is based on King George, III, who had lost his grip on reality.

Daybreak Staff
'March for Our Lives' event in Anchorage

'March for Our Lives' event in Anchorage

High school students in Anchorage are taking the lead to organize a local "March for Our Lives" event.

Daybreak Staff
Safe Families for Children: helping those in crisis

Safe Families for Children: helping those in crisis

A movement called 'Safe Families for Children' is one of compassion and hospitality across the United States. It gives families a place to turn when faced with a crisis.

Daybreak Staff
Div. of Elections hosts language summit

Div. of Elections hosts language summit

The Division of Elections wants you to learn more about their language assistance. Panelists will discuss the framework for voting rights and what has been done to make voting more accessible. 

Daybreak Staff
Step Afrika! Live in Anchorage

Step Afrika! Live in Anchorage

Step Afrika! is the first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping, which blends percussion and dance.

Daybreak Staff
'Lucky You, a Mostly Male Review' cabaret show for St.Patrick's Day

'Lucky You, a Mostly Male Review' cabaret show for St.Patrick's Day

Sweet Cheeks Cabaret is putting on a St.Patrick's Day showcase titled 'Lucky You, a Mostly Male Review".

Daybreak Staff
The Art of Fandom closes with 'half-price party'

The Art of Fandom closes with 'half-price party'

The Art of Fandom exhibit will be coming to an end this weekend and the museum is ready to celebrate, with a half-price party.

Daybreak Staff
Special Olympics Alaska endowment fund grows in Balamaci's honor

Special Olympics Alaska endowment fund grows in Balamaci's honor

To help ensure Jim Balamaci's work continues, an endowment fund has been set up in his honor.

Daybreak Staff
Miss Amazing pageant helps girls shine in Anchorage

Miss Amazing pageant helps girls shine in Anchorage

A local organization is giving girls with disabilities the chance to show off their talents.

Cassie Schirm
Eagle River student helps feed homeless with her pottery bowls

Eagle River student helps feed homeless with her pottery bowls

The 24th annual event is the biggest event the Bean's Cafe holds and one of the most successful benefits in the state bringing in close to $100,000 a year to help feed hungry Alaskans.

Cassie Schirm
Duluth Trading Company opens store in Anchorage

Duluth Trading Company opens store in Anchorage

Wisconsin-based apparel firm Duluth Trading Company is opening its first Anchorage store Thursday.

Cassie Schirm
'Go Red for Women': Cardiologist gives heart health tips

'Go Red for Women': Cardiologist gives heart health tips

Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women. The "Go Red for Women" event is aiming to end cardiovascular disease and stroke for women.


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