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Injured moose makes minor moves

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Thanksgiving travel tales from the Anchorage airport

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'Tis the season: 800 Christmas lights on Government Hill

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Farmer's market in Anchorage offers Thanksgiving alternatives to turkey

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Anchorage students learn about the godmother of Thanksgiving

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    Injured moose makes minor moves

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 28, 8:57

    It’s day six of a moose watch in an East Anchorage neighborhood, where residents are worried the injured bull won’t recover after he was tangled in a fencing wire. The bull was seen in a yard on Trena Street Thursday afternoon. Neighbors say it’s eerie to see such a regal animal lying in a residential […]

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    Thanksgiving travel tales from the Anchorage airport

    by Kate McPherson on Nov 27, 8:02

    Spending Thanksgiving with loved ones isn’t possible for everyone. But for others, taking a flight or two is all it takes to get the family together. At the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport on Wednesday night, 2-year-old Rachael waited patiently for her dad to come home from the North Slope. Her mom, Melissa Chapman, is happy that […]

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    ‘Tis the season: 800 Christmas lights on Government Hill

    by Heather Hintze on Nov 26, 22:11

    Residents riding around Anchorage may notice a familiar sight in Government Hill. The lights have been turned on at the Christmas Tree on the neighborhood’s cell tower — a day students at Government Hill Elementary School have been waiting for all year long. The students waited anxiously on the eve of Thanksgiving for the school’s […]

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    Farmer’s market in Anchorage offers Thanksgiving alternatives to turkey

    by Lauren Maxwell on Nov 26, 19:29

    Alaskans who want to eat local this holiday season will find plenty to fill their holiday tables. That’s especially true if they are open to some alternatives for the main course. At the Center Market, a year-round farmer’s market inside the Sears Mall, shoppers could be found on the day before Thanksgiving picking up produce […]

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    Anchorage students learn about the godmother of Thanksgiving

    by Alexis Fernandez on Nov 26, 19:23

    Food and family are two of the symbols most associated with Thanksgiving. On the eve of the national holiday, one group of local sixth-graders decided to dig a little deeper. Word-by-word, sixth-grade students at College Gate Elementary School relived history and learned about the past. They put together a presentation about well-known author Sarah Hale, known as […]

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    Injured musher, dogs recovering after being struck by car in Willow

    by Shannon Ballard on Nov 26, 19:14

    Willow, Alaska, is musher country, a place where residents joke that there are more dogs than people. Sled dog trails weave through the trees right up against the Parks Highway. Four-time Iditarod finisher Karin Hendrickson is familiar with the curve near mile marker 91. It’s where she and her sled dog team were struck by […]

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    Anchorage Animal Control: dogs seized from Girdwood regaining health

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 26, 18:10

    A dozen emaciated dogs taken from a Girdwood kennel are getting healthier, says Anchorage Animal Care and Control. Two weeks after Animal Control seized the dogs from Girdwood, the center released photos of two of the huskies. “Per Dr. Myra Wilson, Anchorage Animal Care and Control veterinarian and director, the 12 huskies in AACCC’s custody […]

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    Police identify homeless man found dead in South Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 26, 11:09

    Police have released the name of a man, believed to have been homeless, who was found dead under a bridge in South Anchorage earlier this month. The body of Donald Eugene Lentz, 62, of Anchorage, was discovered by police on Nov. 15 near the intersection of Dimond Boulevard and Arctic Boulevard, according to a statement from […]

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    First day of Great Alaska Shootout sees over 1,300 tickets sold

    by Kate McPherson on Nov 26, 2:39

    The Great Alaska Shootout is on the rebound after the first two women’s games drew decent crowds to the new venue at the Alaska Airlines Center Tuesday night. More than 1,300 tickets were sold for the session, though attendance was higher with some players’ families and team support staff not included in the ticket-sale figure. […]

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    Vehicle leaves Parks Highway, strikes musher and sled dogs near Willow

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 25, 21:48

    Last updated Wednesday, Nov. 26 at 9 a.m. Musher Karin Hendrickson is in the hospital with a broken back and leg after a car veered off the Parks Highway Tuesday night and hit the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race veteran and her sled dogs. She was taken to Mat-Su Regional Medical Center and later transported to […]

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    Sullivan Arena sees competition as Great Alaska Shootout moves to UAA

    by Heather Hintze on Nov 25, 19:39

    The only shootout you’ll find at the Sullivan Arena this week will be on the ice. For the first year since it opened in 1983, the arena isn’t hosting the GCI Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament.  Instead, a hockey team from Northern Michigan is practicing there before heading up to Fairbanks. “It’s obviously one of […]

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    Troopers identify drivers in fatal Sterling Highway crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 25, 19:29

    Last updated Wednesday, Nov. 26 One person is dead and others injured in a Tuesday evening vehicle collision on the Sterling Highway. At about 5:40 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash at Mile 145 of the highway, in the Happy Valley area, said AST spokeswoman Megan Peters in an email. According to a […]

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    East Anchorage neighbors worry about injured moose

    by Lauren Maxwell on Nov 25, 18:45

    The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is urging people who live in an East Anchorage neighborhood to leave an injured moose alone. But that’s particularly hard for Dan Main. The large bull is lying down in Main’s yard and has barely moved since Monday. “Our concern is the animal,” said Main. “We aren’t worried […]

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    Powder prayers for Alyeska as opening day is delayed

    by Kate McPherson on Nov 25, 1:31

    Not since the 1970s or ’80s does Brian Burnett remember a year like this at Alyeska Resort. As of Monday evening, there’s no accumulation at the base of the mountain and only around 19 inches at the top — a third of what’s desirable for it to open. “We are pushing hard to open as soon […]

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    Official portrait rite of passage for Alaska Gov.-elect Bill Walker

    by Rhonda McBride on Nov 24, 23:15

    The sunshine streamed through a glass wall into a large, empty room in downtown Anchorage’s KeyBank building. Even so, photographer Josh Martinez and his assistant had lights and a screen set up, eagerly anticipating the arrival of their subject, the next governor of Alaska. A view of the sky bridge to the Alaska Center for […]

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    Anchorage police review response to weekend street party

    by Dave Leval on Nov 24, 22:22

    It took only words to end a downtown disturbance early Sunday morning. Every on-duty officer from the Anchorage Police Department was sent to the intersection of Fourth Avenue and D Street to break up what police called an “unsanctioned” street party. APD says it started when the driver of an SUV played very loud music after playHouse, a […]

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    Businesses revved up for Iron Dog’s new Anchorage start

    by Heather Hintze on Nov 24, 21:47

    Every year, about 3,000 people make the trip out to Big Lake to watch the start of the Iron Dog race. This year, however, winter spectators won’t have to go as far as the Iron Dog added a ceremonial start for the 2015 race in Anchorage for the first time ever. “It’s great because it’s […]

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    Thanksgiving Blessing helps to feed thousands in Southcentral Alaska

    by Lauren Maxwell on Nov 24, 19:52

    The Thanksgiving Blessing project is a charitable event that takes almost a year to organize. But it means that thousands of Anchorage families will now have their own Thanksgiving meal to sit down to. The project was hosted at six sites on Monday, which included four churches, the Spenard Recreational Center and the Mountain View […]

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    Thanksgiving Blessing expects to feed 11,000 in Southcentral

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 23, 18:03

    This Thanksgiving will be a reason to celebrate for many local families, thanks to the Food Bank of Alaska and neighborhood volunteers. This year’s Thanksgiving Blessing project — one of the area’s biggest food drives for the holidays – is expected to feed more than 11,000 families around Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley. Tons of donations […]

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    Anchorage Fire Department holds deep-fried turkey safety demo

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 23, 13:30

    Thanksgiving is around the corner. For many residents, deep-fried turkey is on the planned menu. Anchorage Fire Department battalion chief Mark Hall says deep fryer fires are responsible for about $15 million in damage to homes. Hall and other firefighters from the department held a demonstration Saturday of what could happen if deep frying a […]