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    Loan approved for Prince of Wales hydro project

    by Associated Press on Jul 28, 8:43

    A $20 million loan has been approved for a new hydropower project on Prince of Wales Island. KRBD (http://is.gd/mHK24k) reports that the Alaska Energy Authority approved the loan to Haida Energy Inc. for construction of the Reynolds Creek project, about 10 miles east of Hydaburg. The loan was approved in June. The project could supply […]

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    Families prepare for anniversary of fatal Anchorage crash

    by Joe Vigil on Jul 28, 7:23

    It has been one long year for the parents of two Anchorage teenagers killed by a suspected drunk driver in the summer of 2013. August 9 marks the first anniversary of the crash that killed 15-year-olds Jordyn Durr and Brooke McPheters at Abbott Road and 88th Avenue. The girls were walking home from a school […]

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    Head-on collision backs up Seward Highway traffic

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 27, 20:31

    Traffic on the Seward Highway was backed up Sunday evening following a two-vehicle collision with no reported injuries, authorities said. Around 4 p.m., two vehicles collided head-on near mile 106, according to Alaska State Troopers. An investigation found that 48-year-old John Schuelke of Anchorage was driving a 2013 Ford pickup north when he crossed the centerline […]

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    Arctic Thunder 2014 photo gallery

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 27, 12:48

    Hundreds of people turned out Saturday for the Arctic Thunder Air Show at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Demonstrations by F-22 fighter pilots and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds were some of the highlights of the action-packed event. Have photos you want to submit? Email us at web@ktva.com.

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    USAF Thunderbird comes home to Anchorage

    by Shannon Ballard on Jul 26, 22:56

    Nearly a quarter million people are expected to pass through Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson for the Arctic Thunder air show this weekend. It’s a chance see close up what planes can do. “We always attend the air show, but this one is a little more special because he is here,” said Anchorage resident Eb Pope. Pope […]

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    Fairview celebrates community spirit

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 26, 18:23

    North Anchorage residents gathered to celebrate their neighborhood Saturday at the Fairview Block Party. Community leaders said they’ve been working hard to rebrand the area — one of Anchorage’s great historic neighborhoods. There’s affordable housing and easy access to public transportation, but local leaders said Fairview’s residents are what make the neighborhood a truly great […]

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    Kenai hospitals in spat over patient agreements

    by Associated Press on Jul 26, 17:32

    The Surgery Center of Kenai recently opened its doors to patients, but not everyone can be treated at the new hospital. The Peninsula Clarion reports that (http://bit.ly/1l3Hm2F ) that because Central Peninsula Hospital won’t enter a transfer agreement with the center, it cannot perform procedures on Medicare and Medicaid patients. Outpatient surgery center vice president […]

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    Police locate missing woman, child

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 26, 10:45

    The Anchorage Police Department is asking for public help finding a missing grandmother and child last seen Saturday morning in Midtown. In a written statement, APD said 46-year-old Rhonda Johnson is considered a vulnerable adult and was last seen with her 4-year-old granddaughter, Aliyah Kovach, around 7:15 a.m. at their home near the 1600 block […]

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    Veterans give lunches to homeless

    by Shannon Ballard on Jul 25, 21:21

    Homeless veterans in Anchorage may be a little more comfortable Friday after getting some help from those who were once in their shoes. KMH veterans is a local nonprofit that believes no one who has served our country should ever go without a meal, yet too many do. The group has a simple goal: Provide […]

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    The voice of the air show

    by Bonney Bowman on Jul 25, 20:09

    There’s a saying in the air show industry: A good narrator can make a bad air show, better. But a bad narrator can ruin what would otherwise be a great show. Thankfully, the narrator for Arctic Thunder 2014 is one of the best. Twenty-seven years ago, Larry Strain found his calling. He was helping behind […]

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    Coastal Trail closures slated for next week

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 25, 17:25

    A section of the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail will be closed eight hours a day for repairs next week. From Tuesday to Friday, the trail will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility facility on Hutson Drive and continue south to the Sisson Bridge — mile 6.6, […]

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    Cancer survivor completes epic journey

    by Shannon Ballard on Jul 25, 13:49

    Sam Dresel looks at his life in moments, and pulling up to the “Welcome to Anchorage” sign Tuesday was a big one. He just completed the motorcycle ride of a lifetime, logging more than 2,300 miles from the Pacific to the Arctic Ocean and documenting the entire 10-day trip. “It’s been a big dream of […]

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    Glenn Highway rollover prompts Muldoon ramp closure

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 25, 13:32

    Anchorage police and medics responded to a single-vehicle rollover crash on a Glenn Highway exit near Muldoon Road early Friday afternoon. Dani Myren, a spokeswoman for the Anchorage Police Department, said the call came in just before 1 p.m., when an SUV flipped into a wooded area on the southbound side of the highway at […]

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    Thunderbirds fly into Anchorage for Arctic Thunder

    by Bonney Bowman on Jul 24, 21:11

    The Thunderbirds are the big attraction this weekend at Arctic Thunder 2014, but for one of the pilots, Alaska is the main event. “You can’t find more scenic, beautiful terrain and a great place again to put on an air show,” said Thunderbird pilot Maj. Curtis Dougherty. For two years, Dougherty has thrilled crowds as […]

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    Enstar seeks to explain higher fuel prices

    by Dave Leval on Jul 24, 20:40

    Enstar spokesman John Sims says he wants to clear up some misconceptions about his company. “We’re not pre-producing gas on a daily basis, we’re using exactly what the customers demanded,” he said. Something strange happened during the first quarter of the year, Sims said. Customers did not use as much gas as Enstar thought they would […]

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    Back to reality after catering for a reality show

    by Heather Hintze on Jul 24, 19:22

    “It’s our first day back,” John D’Elia told a customer Thursday.“We were gone for a little while so it’s nice to be back in Spenard.” Urban Bamboo is back on the block after spending more than a month working around the state. “I was skeptical that I could have a crew that could be gone […]

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    Wildlife officials: Man injured in surprise bear attack

    by Hope Miller on Jul 24, 17:04

    A man was hospitalized with puncture wounds on his arms and hands following a surprise attack from a brown bear Thursday afternoon in a remote area of Eagle River. The attack happened around 1 p.m. in Chugach State Park at the south fork of Eagle River, and the man ultimately killed the bear by shooting […]

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    Arctic Thunder preview photo gallery

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 24, 15:03

    Arctic Thunder is this Saturday and Sunday at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Boniface and Richardson gates open at 9 a.m. The event is free. Click here for the schedule of events.

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    Growing influx of musk oxen prompts Alaska hunt

    by Associated Press on Jul 24, 13:30

    A growing influx of musk oxen in the western Alaska town of Nome has prompted wildlife officials to open a subsistence hunt early for the large shaggy animals. Officials, however, say only five animals can be killed beginning Aug. 1 because the population in the entire region is shrinking significantly yearly, and the stock must […]

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    Fairbanks pollution initiative to appear on ballot

    by Associated Press on Jul 24, 10:06

    Enough signatures have been gathered for a ballot initiative seeking to renew a law preventing the Fairbanks North Star Borough from regulating home heating devices. The “Home Heating Protection Initiative” will appear on the October municipal ballot. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://is.gd/eFamsl) says it’s the third in a series of initiatives that have barred the […]