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Month-long bike fest kicks off Thursday night

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On the couch with vlogger Cory Williams, Jan. 28

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Mic Check in the Morning: Olivia Davis

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  • DayBreak

    Month-long bike fest kicks off Thursday night

    by Daybreak Staff on Jan 29, 12:26

    Winter Bike Fest 2015 kicks off Thursday night in Anchorage. It is hosted by Bike Anchorage, which is calling on cyclists of all stripes to get involved. Thursday morning on Daybreak, Steve Cleary with Bike Anchorage joined James and Megan on the couch discuss what the festival is all about and why it is important […]

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    On the couch with vlogger Cory Williams, Jan. 28

    by Daybreak Staff on Jan 28, 11:30

    The long-abandoned Buckner Building in Whittier was the scene of vlogger Cory Williams’ latest Alaskan adventure. His drone, better known as the HELLA-COPTER, recorded some stunning aerial views of “the city under one roof.” Wednesday morning, Williams shared that video with James and Megan on Daybreak. “That place is probably the creepiest place I have […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: Olivia Davis

    by Daybreak Staff on Jan 23, 14:59

    She boasts a new wave mix of southern soul with a classic New York flow. Twenty-one-year-old Olivia Davis, also known as OvercomHER, took the Daybreak stage Friday for “Mic Check in the Morning.” Davis moved to Anchorage from Dallas, Texas when she was 16-years-old. “It’s grown on me and I love it here. I love […]

  • Adopt-a-Pet

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

    by Daybreak Staff on Jan 23, 9:27

    Meet Emi. She and her brother, Robin, were rescued from a dumpster just before the holidays. Robin was fortunate to be adopted recently and now Emi is quietly awaiting her turn. Sweet Emi is not the bravest of cats so it breaks volunteers’ hearts to think how scared she must have been in the dumpster. […]

  • DayBreak

    Superhero weekend at the Sullivan Arena

    by Daybreak Staff on Jan 22, 14:00

    They’re your reigning Kelly Cup champions, but the Alaska Aces have an uphill battle if they want to defend that title.  They’re 35 games into the season and are second to last in the ECHL Pacific Division, but Aces play-by-play announcer says there is still hope in the second half of the season. “It’s [been] […]

  • DayBreak

    Fresh snow expected for second annual women’s snowmachine ride

    by Daybreak Staff on Jan 22, 12:27

    The Anchorage Snowmobile Club’s 2nd Annual Women’s Ride is this weekend, and they may be in luck. According to weather models 3-6 inches of snow is expected in Anchorage with higher amounts elsewhere. “We’re hoping that Brett [Shepard] pulls through for us this weekend and gives us fresh snow for the women’s ride,” joked Brenda […]

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    On the couch with vlogger Cory Williams, Jan. 21

    by Daybreak Staff on Jan 21, 11:39

    An ice fishing trip to Mirror Lake turned into a uniquely Alaskan adventure for viral vlogger Cory Williams after an eagle ate his catch. He joined James and Megan on Daybreak to show off the video and describe the experience. “This is one thing I’ve always wanted to see,” said Williams, who moved to Alaska from […]

  • Travel Tuesday

    Travel Tuesday: Valentine’s Day in-state getaways

    by Daybreak Staff on Jan 20, 11:51

    If you haven’t thought of Valentine’s Day ideas just yet, travel guru Scott McMurren has a go-to list of in-state getaways. Alyeska Resort Winter Romance Package: $249 per couple 1. Bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne 2. Handmade gourmet chocolate treat 3. Room service breakfast for two 4. Overnight accommodations Land’s End Resort Romance Package: $139 […]

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    Former Ketchikan resident dreams big, motivates with new book

    by Daybreak Staff on Jan 20, 11:13

    A former basketball player from Ketchikan is back in Alaska hoping to motivate kids with his new book, “Among the Giants: How One Underdog Pursued His Dreams and You Can Too.” Jesse LeBeau is a professional basketball trick artist who’s been featured in commercials, TV shows and even movies. Because of his size he was […]

  • Adopt-a-Pet

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

    by Daybreak Staff on Jan 16, 12:01

    Meet Robin, a strikingly handsome young cat who, despite his scary experience being stuck in a dumpster, is full of love and fun. Luckily for Robin, and his sister Emi, he was rescued by a good Samaritan and brought to Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center. Now he is ready to entertain a new family […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: Tyson James

    by Daybreak Staff on Jan 16, 10:34

    A double dose of folk music Friday morning on Daybreak. The Anchorage Folk Festival returns to the Wendy Williamson Auditorium this weekend. Daybreak viewers got a sneak peek as two of the festival’s local acts took the KTVA stage for a “Mic Check in the Morning.” That included Nashville native Tyson James & the Hot […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: Anna Lynch Band

    by Daybreak Staff on Jan 16, 10:34

    The Anchorage Folk Festival continues this weekend at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Friday morning, Daybreak viewers got a sneak peek as two of the festival’s local acts took the KTVA stage for a “Mic Check in the Morning.” First up was the Anna Lynch Band. They play the Folk Festival Friday […]

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    What brides-to-be can expect from the Anchorage Wedding Fair

    by Sierra Starks on Jan 16, 8:20

    Alaskan brides-to-be have reason to breathe easy this season as the Anchorage Wedding Fair is back for its 11th run. The many things that go into making a wedding special — from DJ to florist to caterer — will be in one place Sunday at the Dena’ina Center, each vying for the chance to be […]

  • DayBreak

    Cup with the Chief: Tracking use of force by APD officers

    by Daybreak Staff on Jan 15, 12:07

    For the last year, the Anchorage Police Department has been tracking the number of times its officers used force. “The idea is to get better at this, figure out what’s working, figure out what isn’t working,” said APD Chief Mark Mew. “Get rid of the stuff that’s not working. Adjust the tools in the kit.” […]

  • DayBreak

    On the couch with Vlogger Cory Williams, Jan. 14

    by Daybreak Staff on Jan 14, 13:44

    DudeLikeHELLA is getting a new perspective on Alaska thanks to his new drone, which he has appropriately named “THE HELLA-COPTER.” Viral vlogger Cory Williams stopped by Daybreak to share his latest experience in The Last Frontier. It included stops at Edmonds Lake and the Eagle River Nature Center to see the sights from above. While […]

  • DayBreak

    NASA engineer explains rovers’ discoveries on Mars

    by Daybreak Staff on Jan 13, 15:04

    It’s been nearly 11 years since the first exploration rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, landed on Mars. It launched a new era of space exploration and understanding of the red planet. “We now know Mars was once very wet; [it] had water,” said Kobie Boykins, a mechanical engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. “Almost everywhere we […]

  • Travel Tuesday

    Travel Tuesday: Preparing for the summer visitors

    by Daybreak Staff on Jan 13, 13:30

    Are you expecting an influx of visitors from the Lower 48 this summer? Daybreak’s Travel Guru says now is the time to prepare for their Alaskan adventure. “It’s only January but I don’t know about you, people are booking space on my couch already. There is the wave of visitors coming,” McMurren said. McMurren joined […]

  • Adopt-a-Pet

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

    by Daybreak Staff on Jan 12, 11:56

    Sitka is a 9-year-old bloodhound who has been waiting for a home for several weeks. During that time, she has become an Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center staff and volunteer favorite. This gentle girl will enjoy evening strolls around the neighborhood and lazy weekends couch surfing with you. She is affectionate and just happy […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: Noise Brigade

    by Daybreak Staff on Jan 09, 15:32

    Noise Brigade took the stage on Daybreak’s first Mic Check in the Morning of the new year. The Anchorage-based band, which plays “pop punk and some other stuff,” performed “Raviolo,” a song from it’s soon-to-be-released new album. Vocalist Mikel Henry said the band has been working on a new album the last few months and […]

  • DayBreak

    Kid-friendly destinations to explore post-Christmas break

    by Daybreak Staff on Jan 08, 14:54

    For those who need a vacation after Christmas vacation, Daybreak’s family fun expert Erin Kirkland, of AK on the GO, offered up some in-state options Thursday morning. “You don’t have to have a ton of activities,” said Kirkland. “Just find a little cabin or a lodge and relax with the kids for a little while, […]