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    ‘Edge of Alaska’ star discusses life in McCarthy

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 21, 11:34

    Located at the foothills of the Wrangell Mountains, 65 miles west of the Yukon Territory border is a place once known as a sinful getaway for the workers of nearby Kennecott. McCarthy, according to the 2010 census, has only 28 yearly residents. This remote location is the setting of a new reality show hitting airwaves on […]

  • Travel Tuesday

    Travel Tuesday: Airfare 9-1-1

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 21, 10:07

    Airfare 9-1-1 alert: feuding airlines means airfare drops for you! Get those carry-ons ready, Daybreak’s travel guru Scott McMurren is back on the couch with some deals you just can’t refuse. McMurren says if the first snowfall of the year has you thinking about getting away, there’s no better time than now. Anchorage to Houston […]

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    Les Misérables actors talk about touring production

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 20, 12:02

    Based on the classic novel by Victor Hugo, “Les Misérables” is one of the most popular Broadway musicals of all time. The play has been produced in 42 countries and seen by more than 65 million people worldwide, according to the BBC. “Les Misérables” is currently at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. Cassandra Niess, […]

  • Teacher of the Week

    Teacher of the Week: Mitch Tarter

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 20, 11:17

    While there’s no need to call the nurse, it’s safe to say the math bug is spreading in Mitch Tarter’s seventh-grade classroom at Mirror Lake Middle School. “He loves the subject so much and he has such a passion for it; it rubs off on you,” said seventh-grader Rivers Ducharne. The former Alaska Pacific University […]

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    Reality show star talks about life along the Yukon

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

    Alaska is no stranger to reality shows. The state seems to get endless attention for the types of characters you find or the subsistence lifestyle many in the Lower 48 aren’t accustomed to. The Discovery Channel’s “Yukon Men” is in its third season. It showcases some of Tanana’s people as they hunt, fish and even […]

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    Meet Bayleigh: This week’s Daybreak Adopt-A-Pet

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 17, 13:04

    Meet Bayleigh, a 6-year-old spayed female Doberman mix. She is sweet and gentle, playful and friendly. She enjoys playing fetch and outings of any kind, but most of all she loves being with people. She is well-mannered on a leash and always checks in with her handler. Bayleigh is a little shy at first, but warms […]

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    Aces announcer, Kelly Cup visit Daybreak for season sneak peek

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 17, 12:09

    Get your cowbells ready, the boys in glacier blue are back! The Alaska Aces season officially kicks off Friday. Play-by-play announcer Mike Benton stopped by the KTVA 11 Daybreak studios with the Kelly Cup on hand for a sneak peek into the 2014-2015 hockey season. All summer the Kelly Cup has made its rounds throughout […]

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    On the couch with video blogger Cory Williams

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 17, 9:12

    KTVA 11′s Daybreak caught up with Cory Williams, better known to his fans as “Mr. Safety” and also known as DudeLikeHELLA on YouTube to talk about his experience and life as a video blogger, or vlogger, now living in Alaska. To many Alaskans, the sound of skipping rocks on a frozen lake isn’t new or impressive. […]

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    Get Out: Disc golf

    by Brett Shepard on Oct 17, 7:51

    Do you like golf? Do you like throwing a frisbee? If you answered yes to either or both of these then you will enjoy this sport. “They say it’s the fastest growing sport you’ve never heard of, which I think is pretty accurate,” said Louie Orozco, treasurer of the Alaska Disc Golf Association. The sport […]

  • DayBreak

    Cup with the Chief: AFN general safety tips

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 16, 10:54

    The Alaska Federation of Natives Convention is the largest annual gathering of Alaska Natives in our state. For some, it means traveling to a big city for the first time. In this month’s Cup with the Chief, Anchorage police Chief Mark Mew stopped by to share some crime-prevention tips for AFN attendees on how to […]

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    It’s October, but Anchorage retailers are hiring for the holidays

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 15, 10:49

    It seems as though the holiday season starts earlier and earlier each year. Christmas decor is already being spotted among the pumpkin-spiced everything, so it’s not too early to apply for a seasonal position. In Anchorage, retailers are gearing up to hire for the holidays. Kari Skinner, Director of Marketing for the 5th Avenue Mall, […]

  • Travel Tuesday

    Travel Tuesday: Winter nonstop travel deals

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 14, 10:12

    Get ready to jet set this Travel Tuesday. Daybreak’s travel guru Scott McMurren stopped by to share some nonstop travel deals for your winter destinations. McMurren says the most crucial part of the jet-set culture is flying nonstop. All of our fair-weather summer friends: American, Frontier, JetBlue, Icelandair, Sun Country and Air Canada are all […]

  • Teacher of the Week

    Teacher of the Week: Alix McKee

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 13, 11:00

    KTVA’s Teacher of the Week is a new weekly segment that will be featured on KTVA every Monday. KTVA’s James Gaddis and Megan Mazurek will recognize a local teacher in the community who goes above and beyond for their students. The Teacher of the Week is based on nominations from viewers. After careful deliberation every […]

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    Rep. Millett talks about this year’s Alaska Women’s Summit

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 13, 10:20

    Some of the state’s brightest women are gearing up to gather and discuss the toughest questions facing women and families in Alaska. The Alaska Women’s Summit kicks off this week. Rep. Charisse Millett of South Anchorage joined Daybreak on the couch Monday to discuss what the two-day event is all about. In 2013, a report […]

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    Meet Sneakers, this week’s Daybreak Adopt-A-Pet

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 10, 12:22

    Meet Sneakers, a young adult female, domestic short-hair cat up for adoption at the Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center. Sneakers has an inquisitive and affectionate personality, as well as an adorably distinctive face. This quiet and petite gal was terribly shy when she arrived at the shelter, but the staff and volunteers spent extra […]

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    Get Out: Tuesday Night Race Series

    by Brett Shepard on Oct 10, 10:45

    Tuesdays are a popular night for runners in Anchorage. Every Tuesday throughout the year there are the Tuesday pub runs in downtown Anchorage. Then, during the fall months, the Anchorage Parks and Recreation Department gets in on the running excitement with their Tuesday Night Race Series. “This is our 47th year of Tuesday Night Runs and […]

  • DayBreak

    Mic Check in the Morning: The Modern Savage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 10, 8:49

    Friday on Daybreak, The Modern Savage came to rock out live for Mic Check in the Morning with a preview of their new album, “Subtle Advances.” The Anchorage-based group is made up of five members who have all been together for about three years. They describe their sound as a blend of pop and rock. […]

  • DayBreak

    New book gives inside look into Ted Stevens corruption trial

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 09, 10:49

    He was a WWII veteran who served 40 years in the U.S. Senate and Alaskan’s knew him affectionately as “Uncle Ted.” Ted Stevens played a key role in shaping Alaska, working on legislation like the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. However, as many know, he lost his reelection in 2008 due […]

  • DayBreak

    Ski club to host ‘T-Bar Love’ auction

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 08, 10:02

    The Arctic Valley Ski Area is looking for some much-needed “T-Bar Love.” Their go-to lift is starting to show its age. Rich Todd and Leslie Need with the Anchorage Ski Club came by the KTVA 11 Daybreak Studios Wednesday to talk about their 10th annual benefit auction. The T-bar is a surface ski lift. “It has […]

  • DayBreak

    Dr. Michael Cooper discusses enterovirus in Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 07, 11:14

    It’s a virus that’s sweeping the nation and the symptoms are similar to a common cold — fever, runny nose, sneezing and body aches. Enterovirus 68 was first identified in California in 1962, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The virus has already caused one confirmed death of a child in the […]