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  • Alaska

    Alatna without potable water; Gov. Walker declares state disaster

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 26, 19:54

    More than one week after a blaze in Alatna caused extensive damage to the multi-purpose building, Gov. Bill Waker has declared a state disaster in order to restore potable water to the Interior community. The governor declared the state disaster in a Sunday release, saying that it was critical to restoring the community of Alatna, which […]

  • Alaska

    In Kotzebue, traditional Native diet coming to longterm care facilities

    by Emily Carlson on Apr 26, 14:32

      Diet isn’t just about food — it’s about history; it’s about identity. A new program in Kotzebue will allow some Native elders the chance to again enjoy the tastes of their culture. On a wintry afternoon in the Northwestern community, an eclectic bunch gathered at the Maniilaq Association to eat traditional Native food. For most, it’s […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Stand with Nepal: How Alaskans can help the earthquake victims

    by Sierra Starks on Apr 26, 14:03

    Following Saturday’s devastating Himalayan earthquake, support and relief funds from nations and charities around the world are pouring in. The U.S. is sending a disaster response team and has pledged $1 million in aid to Nepal. Shipments of medical aid and other relief supplies are also headed to the area. About two dozen members of […]

  • Alaska

    Christian Pilots Association of Alaska looking for new members

    by Dave Leval on Apr 26, 10:26

    An Alaska organization says help is needed for those who love to fly — and are passionate about their religion. Various private planes took center stage Saturday at Tanalian Aviation at Merrill Field Airport. They make up the fleet of the Christian Pilots Association of Alaska, a volunteer, nonprofit group in which pilots and planes are […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Nepali community in Anchorage hit hard by news of earthquake

    by Sierra Starks on Apr 25, 23:09

    After hearing about the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal near the country’s capital, Jeet Tamang was relieved to finally be able to talk to his family Saturday. “The whole world is trying to call over there,” said Tamang. “And it’s really hard to get through.” The death toll from the devastating Nepal quake now stands […]

  • Alaska

    How Alaska can benefit from US taking chair of Arctic Council

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 25, 11:56

    The University of Alaska Anchorage hosted a live-stream presentation Friday as the U.S. took over the chairmanship of the Arctic Council, a group of eight nations with Arctic territory and six indigenous Arctic organizations. The goal is to encourage cooperation to protect the Arctic environment while ensuring responsible development. Between retreating sea ice, warming temperatures, shipping, […]

  • US/World

    Nepal quake: More than 2.5K dead, history crumbles, Everest shaken

    by CNN / AP on Apr 25, 10:33

    The official number of dead from Saturday’s Himalayan earthquake has topped 2,500 and may continue to rise as remote areas near the epicenter are searched. Nepal authorities said Sunday that at least 2,430 people in that country had died in Nepal alone, not including the 18 people that the Nepal Mountaineering Association says died in […]

  • Alaska

    More Alaska National Guard emails released

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 24, 21:12

    The state released thousands of emails related to the Alaska National Guard scandal late Friday afternoon. It’s been more than 5 months since they’ve handed over any of the information they were ordered to give the media last year. In October, a judge ruled that then-Gov. Sean Parnell’s office must provide any correspondence that relates […]

  • Alaska

    Change in the Guard: new adjutant general’s vision

    by Bonney Bowman on Apr 24, 18:47

    A West Point graduate with 30 years of active-duty experience, new Alaska State Commissioner and Adjutant General Laurie Hummel says she has a vision to make Alaskans proud of the Alaska National Guard once again. She came out of retirement to tackle the challenging position. “If you’re going to go back to work and get […]

  • Alaska

    Nenana Ice Classic: Winning time is 2:25 p.m.

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 24, 16:59

    Nenana Ice Classic officials say the official winning time for the 2015 Nenana Ice Classic is 2:25 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on April 24. The jackpot for ticket holders with the winning time is $330,330. The payoff for 2015′s jackpot will be awarded June 1, according to NIC website. The tripod tipped over onto the […]

  • Alaska

    A Moving Target: Stopping booze at the river

    by Ben Matheson / KYUK on Apr 24, 14:56

    Citizens in Bethel are weighing a decision on a proposal for the for the first liquor store in decades. In the shadow of the debate is a powerful and elaborate bootlegging economy across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. The region’s three Western Alaska Alcohol and Narcotics Taskforce investigators can’t be everywhere at once. Some villages are trying to fill […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    State budget cuts force UAA leadership to take furloughs; layoffs imminent

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 24, 12:11

    A sign of more reductions to come, University of Alaska Anchorage leadership will start taking furloughs to ease the sting of state budget cuts. UAA is dealing with a budget shortfall of about $19.5 million, a number that is subject to change as a state budget still has to be passed by the Legislature and […]

  • Alaska

    Federal agency, Alaska businesses partner on whale program

    by Associated Press on Apr 24, 11:24

    Southeast Alaska companies have agreed to participate in a program intended to help mitigate boats’ impacts on whales. The National Marine Fisheries Service announced Thursday in a press release that it was launching a voluntary program in Alaska called Whale SENSE. According to the release, the program is intended to help reduce disturbances when whales […]

  • Alaska

    Clock still ticks in Nenana Ice Classic

    by Associated Press on Apr 24, 9:16

    There’s still no resolution to Alaska’s favorite guessing game. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://is.gd/vaDSdy) the clock on the tripod in the Nenana Ice Classic continues to tick early Friday morning, even though the tripod has fallen over. The game dates back to 1917, the first attempt for people to predict when winter ice would […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Poetry carries West High student to D.C.

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 24, 8:31

    Maeva Ordaz will head to Washington, D.C., next week to represent Alaska in the Poetry Out Loud national finals. Watch the video above to hear from the West High School senior. Zacuanpapalotls BY BRENDA CÁRDENAS (in memory of José Antonio Burciaga, 1947-1996)                            We are chameleons. We become chameleon.  —José Antonio Burciaga  We are space […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    The mayor of JBER: A day with Col. Brian Bruckbauer

    by Bonney Bowman on Apr 24, 7:01

    He’s the mayor of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson: Col. Brian Bruckbauer is about 10 months into a two-year tenure as joint base commander. His daily decisions affect the lives of 40,000 people. At 8 a.m., Bruckbauer has already been at work for an hour in an office that’s a visual history of his Air Force career. It’s a history […]

  • Alaska

    Cessna 185 makes emergency landing In Nome

    by Francesca Fenzi / KNOM on Apr 23, 21:55

    A privately-owned Cessna 185 airplane made an emergency landing at Nome’s City Field airport on Thursday afternoon. Update Thursday, 3:45 pm: The Nome Police Department received a distress call regarding a small aircraft “that possibly would not make the city landing strip” just before 1 o’clock on Thursday. The Nome Volunteer Ambulance and Fire Departments were dispatched along with law enforcement officers. Nome Fire […]

  • Alaska

    Village students experience Anchorage life through school exchange program

    by Heather Hintze on Apr 23, 19:55

    There are some new faces around the halls of Wendler Middle School this week. Five students from Buckland, a village of 450 people near Kotzebue, are in Anchorage shadowing kids in different classes. “Science, social studies, Spanish,” eighth grade student Raymond Brown listed off quietly. While he’s in Algebra his cousin Charlene Brown is working […]

  • Alaska

    A Moving Target: WAANT Pursues Bootleg Liquor

    by Ben Matheson / KYUK on Apr 23, 18:51

    Citizens in Bethel are weighing a decision on a proposal for the for the first liquor store in decades. In the shadow of the debate is a powerful and elaborate bootlegging economy across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. In the first of a three-part series on efforts to curb the flow of alcohol, KYUK’s Ben Matheson reports […]

  • Alaska

    NTSB releases documents in fatal Alaska crash investigation

    by Associated Press on Apr 23, 15:00

    A National Transportation Safety Board report on the 2013 Hageland Aviation airplane crash that killed four people outside the village of St. Mary’s says the company routinely failed to follow its risk assessment plan before flights. The company’s operations manual called for flight coordinators to assess risk before allowing flights to begin. The report also […]