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Aurora forecast strong across much of Alaska for the next few days

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Only in Alaska: Lake Hood runway blocked by plane, then roaming moose

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Mat-Su Borough officials surprised by mountain goat in downtown Palmer

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Valley quilters stitch unique way to say thank you to veterans

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Black bear relocated after wandering into downtown Anchorage cemetery

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    Aurora forecast strong across much of Alaska for the next few days

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 28, 17:56

    The northern lights are expected to be on display across much of Alaska Wednesday evening and through the rest of the week. The aurora will be visible from areas as far north as Barrow to as far south as Kodiak, according a forecast from the University of Alaska’s Geophysical Institute. The predicted forecast for Wednesday, […]

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    Only in Alaska: Lake Hood runway blocked by plane, then roaming moose

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 26, 16:47

    Lake Hood Seaplane Base staff were kept busy Monday afternoon on a runway when first a plane and then a moose blocked part of the runway. The runway was temporarily shutdown while staff dealt with both incidents. A Helio H-250 aircraft attempting to make a three-point landing had a hard touchdown when the landing gear […]

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    Mat-Su Borough officials surprised by mountain goat in downtown Palmer

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 24, 17:14

    ANCHORAGE — Matanuska-Susitna Borough Animal Care Officer Nick Uphus arrived in downtown Palmer Friday afternoon to assist police with the unexpected. “I thought it was a loose domestic goat when I got the call. I knew Palmer Police would not put a goat in the back of the squad car,” Uphus said in a Mat-Su […]

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    Valley quilters stitch unique way to say thank you to veterans

    by Shannon Ballard on Sep 15, 21:21

    It’s a love of country and a passion for quilting that brought a group of women together at the Wasilla Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post this week. With each stitch, Carol Saunders unravels the reason why she came. “My husband is retired military, I have a son-in-law who just retired from the Army, I […]

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    Black bear relocated after wandering into downtown Anchorage cemetery

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 15, 20:54

    Last updated at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16 Anchorage police and personnel from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game spent Thursday evening keeping an eye on a black bear that wandered through downtown and into the Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery. The bear was first spotted in the area of Fourth Avenue and A […]

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    Anchorage man’s cow call ignites bull moose brawl at Powerline Pass

    by Sierra Starks on Sep 15, 14:17

    The call of the wild is what keeps Brian Watkins coming back to Powerline Pass, year after year, especially during rut season. “I usually come out two to three nights a week,” says Watkins. “Come out, call all of them in, try to get as close as you can to them.” Watkins, a pro at […]

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    One for the road: Beer truck crash litters Glenn Highway with kegs, 6-packs

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 13, 16:06

    Dozens of kegs and hundreds of bottles of Alaskan Brewing Co. beer were strewn across the Glenn Highway after a semi-truck crashed Tuesday morning. The crash happened around 11:30 a.m. at the bottom of a hill near mile 107, according to an online Alaska State Trooper (AST) dispatch. The driver was identified by troopers as […]

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    Trick-or-treating in September? Alaskans celebrate Halloween early in memory of 5-year-old

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 11, 16:37

      The Ian Robbins Memorial Trick or Treat in the Heat is back for an eleventh year, with seven participating neighborhoods in Anchorage, the Valley and Valdez. Sunday night’s event allows families to enjoy trick-or-treating in costume without the snow gear needed for an Alaska Halloween. The event was started in 2005 with an impromptu […]

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    Small cottage food businesses frustrated with municipality regulations

    by Eric Ruble on Sep 11, 12:23

    Walk around any Anchorage farmers’ market, and you’re likely to find a few examples of cottage foods: jellies, pickles and trendy fermented tea “kombucha” that are made in small batches. Zip Kombucha is a vendor at the Spenard Farmers’ Market. Owner Jessie Janes said he was properly licensed by the state, but was later shut […]

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    Seal skinning showcases subsistence hunting at Alaska Native Heritage Center

    by Heather Hintze on Sep 05, 20:03

    For Yaari Walker, seal storytelling and seal skinning go hand in hand. “I tell people you won’t find kangaroos in Barrow. In Florida you will not find walruses,” she said to a crowd gathered behind the Alaska Native Heritage Center. “Where I come from on St. Lawrence Island, you will not find chicken. That’s just […]

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    Prize winning pig donated to Bean’s Cafe

    by Eric Ruble on Sep 03, 18:32

    The 4-H auction is an exciting time for young Alaska farmers. On Sunday, each of the 80-plus animals raised by kids through the program were sold inside the Farm Exhibition area at the Alaska State Fair. “She turned out really nice,” said 11-year-old Samara Johnson of her pig, Black Widow, which earned the champion prize […]

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    K300 raises race purses, adds new race

    by Charles Enoch / KYUK on Sep 03, 12:54

    This story originated from KYUK Public Media and was republished with permission. BETHEL — The Kuskokwim 300 race committee says that it is raising the purses for local and featured K300 races, and starting a new local race. In a press release, the K300 said that a new local sled dog race will take place between the […]

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    Video: 2016 Alaska State Fair Giant Cabbage Weigh-Off

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 03, 12:38

    PALMER — KTVA 11′s Carlos Faura joined Brian Mead, the host of the 21st annual Alaska State Fair Giant Cabbage Weigh-Off, on Friday to see if this year’s cabbages could break previous records. Steve Hubackek’s cabbage took first, weighing in at 83.4 pounds. Hubackek said he has won six other weigh-offs at the fair. Following […]

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    Anchorage man sets Alaska State Fair record with 1,469-pound pumpkin

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 30, 15:54

    An  Anchorage man has taken top prize for his record-setting pumpkin at the State Fair in Palmer. Dale Marshall’s pumpkin tipped the scales at 1,469 pounds, beating the old state record by more than 180 pounds. Marshall said he’s been pursuing the record for the last five years and had a good feeling about today’s winning […]

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    Bethel physician Dr. Jill Seaman on splitting her time between Alaska and South Sudan

    by Anna Rose MacArthur/KYUK on Aug 27, 18:26

    This story originated from KYUK Public Media and was republished with permission. A Bethel physician is getting ready to return to South Sudan and the medical organization she’s helped run there since the 1980s. Dr. Jill Seaman spends about four months a year in Bethel working at the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation. Then she travels to Old Fangak, […]

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    Anchorage ‘Pumpkin Man’ aims for a win at State Fair despite last year’s crash

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 18, 20:15

    Dale Marshall’s license plate says it all: GROBIG. For years Marshall has been growing giant vegetables to enter in the Alaska State Fair, particularly enormous pumpkins. He began entering pumpkins in the fair in 2008. Marshall lost the first year, then won all the rest — except for two years when he was disqualified. In […]

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    Historic cruise through the Northwest Passage underway

    by Melissa Frey on Aug 17, 20:44

    Towering over Seward, yet still dwarfed by the mountains, sat the Crystal Serenity, a luxury unmatched at sea. The ship was packed with food, supplies and the luggage for its roughly 1,700 passengers, ready to begin their historic adventure through the Arctic on Tuesday. The all-inclusive cruise will take 32 days to sail from the Pacific […]

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    Anchorage mom gives back with photos of ‘Warrior Kids of Alaska’

    by Shannon Ballard on Aug 17, 19:34

    Children with complicated medical conditions often face unimaginable challenges. One Anchorage photographer wants to make sure people recognize them not for being different, but as triumphant warriors. Earlier this summer, we told you the story of Willow Stennett, a baby with two holes in her heart that had to travel out of state for surgery. Now Willow […]

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    Spruce bark beetles return to Southcentral Alaska

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 17, 16:12

    In the 1990s, spruce bark beetles were considered an epidemic, responsible for destroying millions of acres of trees on the Kenai Peninsula. Jessie Moan, a pest management specialist, says that on a much smaller scale, the beetles are back. “We are seeing more spruce beetle activity than we have in the past few years, and […]

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    Anchorage nonprofit hopes to open marijuana business, donate proceeds to charity

    by Shannon Ballard on Aug 03, 19:56

    The big yellow sign outside 6th Avenue Outfitters boasts a $2 million liquidation sale at The Outlet Upstairs, a new business that started in July. However, the reason everything must go isn’t what you’d expect. When Kate Giard, a former Anchorage chief fiscal officer, first explored the second floor of the former Downtown Anchorage Library, […]