The first cruise ship of the 2015 season docked Monday in the Port of Anchorage. The ms Statendam is part of the Holland America Line and carries up to 1,260 passengers. For this first group of “cruisers,” their journey started on May 18 in Seattle. Anchorage was their sixth stop on their 14-day cruise. “We’ve been […]
A group of Alaskans are remembering and honoring veterans by celebrating one of the freedoms they gave their lives for. The freedom to bear arms was largely exercised at the Alaska Machine Gun Association (AMGA) Memorial Day Shootout. Every year, gun enthusiasts gather in Anderson to engage their right to carry and shoot a firearm. […]
This story originates from KYUK Public Media and was published with permission. BETHEL — Federal officials say they intercepted nearly ten times as much heroin coming into Alaska in 2014 than compared to 2013. State law enforcement officials say heroin gets into Bethel mainly on low-security, small airline passenger flights. This is the final story in a […]
The U.S. Department of Defense has tentatively identified an Air Force station in Alaska is its preferred location for a radar system to track airborne missile threats. Members of Alaska’s congressional delegation lauded the choice of Clear Air Force Station, near Anderson, in interior Alaska, as the potential location for the long-range radar system. U.S. […]
A popular webcam showing large male Pacific walruses lying on the beach is once again streaming on the Internet. The high-definition stream from Alaska’s remote Round Island had been dormant for nearly a decade after private funding ran out. But thanks to the philanthropic organization explore.org, the cam is again up and running. Every summer, […]
Four cancer charities are at the heart of a lawsuit filed Monday alleging they conned donors out of more than $187 million. The Federal Trade Commission is spearheading the lawsuit, along with the attorney generals from Alaska and other states. The lawsuit charges four charities — Cancer Fund of America, Inc. (CFOA), Cancer Support Services, Inc,. […]
Updated Wednesday, May 27, 11:35 a.m. Originally slated for a weekend wedding, the Memorial Day Weekend has come and gone in Kentucky — and Bristol Palin and Dakota Meyer did not tie the knot. On May 18, Bristol’s mother — former Alaska governor Sarah Palin — posted on Facebook about the wedding cancelation with a message […]
Just another day in Anchorage, Alaska. KTVA 11′s John Thain was able to capture a newly formed moose family as a calf tried to take its first steps. The two calves were born near Fire Station 3 on Airport Heights Road Friday afternoon.
A beaver walked into an Alaska hardware store on Friday, but couldn’t find anything for his lodge. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the beaver triggered the automatic doors and walked into Lowe’s about 7 a.m. Friday. Employees trapped the beaver with a cardboard box in the plumbing department. A state wildlife biologist was called. Ton […]
Blues legend B.B. King has died in Las Vegas at age 89, his lawyer says. Attorney Brent Bryson tells The Associated Press that King died peacefully in his sleep at 9:40 p.m. PDT Thursday at his home in Las Vegas. The one-time farmhand brought new fans to the blues and influenced a generation of musicians […]
A rare fossil discovered in Alaska almost 30 years ago is now back in the 49th state. Richard Glenn found the fossil of an ancient shark called Helicoprion, or the buzz saw shark, 29 years ago in the Brooks Range. He didn’t know what it was, so he sent it to the Smithsonian in Washington, […]
Sea stars in Kachemak Bay showed symptoms of a wasting disease, in numbers not seen before in Alaska. Brenda Konar and Katrin Iken, two researchers with the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, found eight sick sea stars in and around tide pools while surveying monitoring sites on Elephant Island, according to […]
Nine of the original 100 wood bison released near the Lower Innoko/Yukon Rivers area on April 3 have drowned while five have died of unknown causes, according to a release from the Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game. However, biologists say the animals are “on course to form a strong, successful herd.” The herd, consisting of mostly cows […]
NOME – While studying chinook salmon in the Bering Sea, researchers have found themselves in the wake of an unlikely killer. Andrew Seitz is a researcher at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, who has spent the past several years studying chinook salmon. He said the first sign of foul play came from satellite tags used in his […]
Google Inc. says its self-driving cars have been in 11 minor traffic accidents since it began experimenting with the technology six years ago. The company says none of these minor collisions was caused by its cars, and that it has avoided many major accidents over 1.7 million miles traveled, much of it with drivers just […]
Hundreds of bikers challenged, hundreds of thousands of dollars raised. That’s the gist of the Clean Air Challenge, a cycling event held to raise funds for the American Lung Association. Now in its 31st year, some of KTVA’s finest took the challenge and biked the 100-mile trek in Talkeetna for a good cause.
A longtime music conductor is giving a grand finale performance: Neal Haglund is retiring from the Anchorage Community Concert Band after more than two decades. “We are a community band. If you’re a bandsman, if you’re a musician, just being able to play you’ll find that just the energy you get from people that are […]
Some Anchorage elementary students are learning about the power of re-purposing, one milk jug at a time. Photojournalist Emily Landeen takes us to Chinook Elementary School. Watch the video above to learn more.
The first good view of the aftermath of Nepal’s deadly earthquake from a satellite reveals that a broad swath of ground near Kathmandu lifted vertically, by about 3 feet (1 meter), which could explain why damage in the city was so severe. The data also indicate the tallest mountain in the world, Mount Everest, got […]
BETHEL – A Bethel teen has started her own business, a women’s clothing consignment store. The 17-year-old senior at Bethel Regional High School opened ‘Arctic Belle Boutique’ in November, making her one of the community’s youngest entrepreneurs. Kate McWilliams describes a new item that just arrived in her store as she displays it on a […]