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  • Teacher of the Week

    Teacher of the Week: John Bruce

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 24, 10:37

    You wouldn’t consider these seventh-grade algebra students football fanatics. But you can bet they know who the defending Super Bowl champions are. In a way, Seattle Seahawks fan John Bruce is like coach in the classroom, teaching his students ways to use math in the real world. “Kids always ask you, ‘why are we doing […]

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    Get Out: Evolve Yoga

    by Brett Shepard on Nov 20, 22:33

    Are you looking for a new way to stay in tip-top shape for all your outdoor adventures? If so, then this week’s Get Out is just for you. I recently went on a physical, mental and spiritual journey and found yoga. “We spend a lot more time sitting than we ever have in our entire […]

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    Travel Tuesday: Holiday travel checklist

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 18, 11:12

    Is a flight to see family in the Lower 48 in the holiday plans? Perhaps a not-so-white Christmas in Hawaii, sipping fruity drinks on the beach? Make sure you plan accordingly, says Daybreak’s travel guru Scott McMurren. He stopped by the studio Tuesday with a handy checklist to help you prepare for the holiday travel […]

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    Teacher of the Week: Edward Bowden

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 17, 10:43

    Linking verbs. Direct objects. Sixth-grade English isn’t easy. But Edward Bowden has a knack for keeping the kids interested. He keeps it fun, and often times, funny. Ability aside, there’s one overwhelming force that truly drives the Anchorage Christian Schools teacher. “They know that I love them,” said Bowden, who has been teaching for 20-plus […]

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    Get Out: Alaska Aviation Museum

    by Brett Shepard on Nov 13, 19:41

    One way Alaskans like to get out is by airplane: There are more pilots per capita in Alaska than anywhere else in the U.S. Flying is not only a way of life, but an ingrained part of Alaska’s history. “It’s a proven biological fact that any time spent in or around airplanes is not subtracted from […]

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    Travel Tuesday: Gadgets & gear

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 11, 9:17

    Once the cold air actually arrives, are you planning to head to warmer climates? Daybreak’s travel guru Scott McMurren is back from, guess what, another trip. He joined Daybreak on the couch Tuesday morning to talk about the best gadgets and gear to bring with you on your next adventure. Bose noise-canceling headphones Petzl headlamp: […]

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    Teacher of the Week: Stephen Stansbury

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 10, 12:00

    Anchorage schools are some of the most diverse in the nation, with more than 90 languages spoken by students in the district. Bartlett High School is a good example of that diversity. In Stephen Stansbury’s second-period geometry class, students speak both English and Hmong daily. There are multiple languages and multiple lessons for students in […]

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    Get Out: Alaska Zoo

    by Brett Shepard on Nov 06, 21:06

      We are waiting for our first big snow and until it arrives, you can still find a lot to do outside if you look hard enough. This week’s Get Out is one for the kids or those of us who are young at heart. I visited the Alaska Zoo recently and found out there […]

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    Travel Tuesday: Airfare 9-1-1

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 04, 11:36

    Sound the alarm, an airfare 9-1-1 was issued this morning. Daybreak’s travel guru Scott McMurren was back on the couch for Travel Tuesday with the long and short of it. Short Game Anchorage to Seattle:  $339 round-trip through March 4 – Alaska Airlines  Anchorage to Portland:  $378 round-trip nonstop Dec. 2 – March 4 – […]

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    Teacher of the Week: Shane Mattingly

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 03, 11:19

    Getting through to more than two dozen students can be a tricky task. One local teacher has found a way through focus and fun. Shane Mattingly is a sixth-grade teacher at Lake Otis Elementary School and KTVA’s Teacher of the Week. There’s no escaping Shane Mattingly. Whether it’s a high five or fist bump, he […]

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    Get Out: Alaska K9 Aquatics

    by Brett Shepard on Oct 31, 7:59

    This week’s Get Out is one for the dogs. I visited a place called Alaska K9 Aquatics and brought my basset hound, Einstein, with me. My Daybreak friends James Gaddis and Megan Mazurek also joined us with their pooches, Obi and Isla. Alaska K9 Aquatics is the only swimming pool for dogs in Anchorage. It’s […]

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    Travel Tuesday: PFD last stand sale & travel sites

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 28, 10:57

    You don’t become a guru without some help along the way. Even our very own travel expert Scott McMurren gets a little from his friends. He stopped by the KTVA 11 Daybreak Studios for Travel Tuesday to reveal his favorite sources and talk about Alaska Airlines’ PFD last stand sale. Alaska Airlines PFD Last Stand […]

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    Teacher of the Week: Lisa Schalig-Winter

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 27, 10:49

    A handshake and a smile — it’s how Lisa Schalig-Winter greets her students every morning. Tucked away in East Anchorage, Chester Valley Elementary School is hidden in the same neighborhood Schalig-Winter and her family work and live. That’s part of what makes her so special. She’s connected to her school and community and works to […]

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    Get Out: Putters Wild

    by Brett Shepard on Oct 24, 9:23

    Last week I went disc golfing out at Kincaid Park. This week I’m back to a more traditional style of golf and I’ve brought a friend along. Janessa Webb joined me for this Get Out and we challenged each other to a friendly game of golf. “Here we have 18 holes of blacklight mini golf. There’s […]

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    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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    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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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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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    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 […]