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    Travel Tuesday: Low fares for frequent flyers

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 29, 13:43

    When it comes to airfare, travel guru Scott McMurren says there’s one guaranteed way to save. “The frequent-flyer game is a big deal, especially as we roll into the last half of the year,” McMurren said. From bonus miles to annual fees, he has a few tips for navigating the world of frequent-flyer programs. Consider […]

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    Alaska filmmakers leverage crowdfunding to bring documentary to life

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 28, 15:03

    It took more than $150,000 — and the support of more than 1,000 donors — to make Hybrid Color Films’ Winter Project a reality. The documentary film tells the story of snowmachining in Alaska’s backcountry, and was financed through a successful crowdfunding campaign via Kickstarter.com. Travis Smith, the film’s producer, and creative director Kyle Aramburo […]

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

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 25, 14:21

    Meet Molly, an adult, female Rottweiler mix. Very gentle, easygoing and mellow, Molly is attentive, eager to please and easy to walk and handle. She enjoys being with people, is a good fetch player, will sit nicely for treats and take them gently. She has some guarding around rawhide toys. Molly will make a pleasant […]

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    Mic Check in the Morning: Small Kine

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 25, 14:12

    The U.S. Air Force Band, Small Kine, is in town for the Arctic Thunder air show. The band members are set to perform Friday from 5-8 p.m. in Town Square Park, Saturday from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, July 27 in Talkeetna from 5-7 p.m. and July 29 at the Loussac Library from […]

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    Hallo Bay bears give economic boost to neighboring community

    by James Gaddis on Jul 25, 10:44

    Making people “Bear Aware” isn’t the only benefit of Hallo Bay Bear Camp. It also provides an economic boost across the bay. Located inside Katmai National Park and Preserve, Hallo Bay’s base of operations is in Homer. The town’s Chamber of Commerce has 500 members, 12 of which are flightseeing and bear watching companies like […]

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    World-class naturalist pursues passion for bears at Hallo Bay

    by James Gaddis on Jul 24, 13:54

    It’s not just the bears that are impressive at Hallo Bay Bear Camp in Katmai National Park. Lead guide Simyra Taback is considered one of the best naturalist guides on the planet, according to a popular travel magazine. In 2012, Taback won the Silver Wanderlust World Guide Award in London. She finished in second place […]

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    At Hallo Bay, bears share home with resident guides

    by Megan Mazurek on Jul 23, 11:52

    Your first encounter at Hallo Bay Bear Camp most likely won’t be with the brown bears, but with the camp’s resident bear whisperer and camp manager, Brad Garasky. He’s one of the main naturalist guides at camp giving daily tours as well as managing the communication hub for guides, pilots and mariners traveling in the […]

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    Hallo Bay guides focus on habitat preservation

    by Megan Mazurek on Jul 22, 10:39

    Hallo Bay guides have been taking small groups of people viewing in Katmai National Park for the past 27 years without harming the wildlife or bears. The main mission at Hallo Bay Bear Camp is to leave no trace, and that’s one of the reasons why the bear camp has been so successful in keeping […]

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    Daybreak’s ‘Bears Week’ kicks off with a close encounter

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 21, 11:13

    James Gaddis and Megan Mazurek of KTVA’s Daybreak recently took a trip to Hallo Bay Bear Camp in Katmai National Park & Preserve to watch brown bears in their natural habitat. All this week they will share their experiences and explain how Hallo Bay keeps the habitat, bears and people safe. On the second day […]

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    DayBreak visit to Hallo Bay: Photo gallery

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 18, 10:46


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    Alaska Men’s Run raises funds to fight deadly disease

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 18, 10:29

    The 19th annual Alaska Men’s Run — a benefit fundraiser to help fight prostate and testicular cancer — is set to take place July 19 in Anchorage. Friday marks the deadline to register online, and you can click here for more information.

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    New ADN publisher, editor discuss changes

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 17, 11:45

    In May of 2014, the Anchorage Daily News was purchased from the McClatchy Company by the online-only Alaska Dispatch for $34 million. Recently, the ADN.com website was transitioned to the AlaskaDispatch.com format. The news organization’s publisher, Alice Rogoff, and editor, Tony Hopfinger, stopped by the set of DayBreak to discuss the changes and answer some looming […]

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    Travel Tuesday: The cost of convenience

    by Scott McMurren on Jul 15, 11:34

    It may cost a few extra dollars, but there are ways to help humanize air travel to the Lower 48. 1. It’s during peak travel times like July that the Global Entry card comes in handy. It costs $95 and you have to get fingerprinted and interviewed, but it includes admission to the pre-check line […]

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    Mrs. Alaska works to raise awareness of rare genetic disease

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 14, 9:06

    For Erica Chilla, the title of Mrs. Alaska is more than evening gowns and a well-rehearsed walk: It’s a platform that allows her to raise awareness for tuberous sclerosis, a condition her young son was diagnosed with shortly after he was born. Chilla will head to Vegas to compete for the national title later this […]

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    Mic Check in the Morning: The Shoot Dangs

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 11, 9:13

    See The Shoot Dangs perform at Tap Root Public House Saturday, July 12 at 10 p.m.

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    Meet Maltby & Draper, this week’s Daybreak Adopt-A-Pet

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 27, 13:48

    Meet Maltby and Draper, longtime beagle pals that would like to find a new home together. Friendly, gentle, attentive and super sweet, these two girls walk great on leash and love being with people — especially on the couch. They are very well behaved, obedient and kennel trained. Both beagles ride fine in the car and […]

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    Mic Check in the Morning: Seven Nations

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 27, 10:33

    Alaska’s 33rd annual Scottish Highland Games kick off this weekend and are set to include the familiar sounds of Seven Nations.  

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    Murkowski discusses VA issues, Iraq crisis on Daybreak

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 25, 15:42

    Sen. Lisa Murkowski spoke with Daybreak Wednesday via satellite from Washington, D.C. She spoke about the recent issues facing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and specifically about Alaska’s VA Medical Center. “We want to make sure that we follow through on our commitment to provide the best care possible for those who have served,” […]

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    Behind-the-scenes at Anchorage’s Hard Rock Cafe

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 25, 9:12

    The Anchorage Hard Rock Cafe is opening its doors to the public Saturday, June 28. Inside, Alaskans will be able to check out music memorabilia from iconic artists like the Beatles and Madonna to local bands like Portugal. The Man. The restaurant chain will open to the public at 11 a.m., and the new location […]

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    Mic Check in the Morning: Super Saturated Sugar Strings

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 23, 8:45

    They’re a local band that describe themselves as alternative folk; southern fried and Alaska chilled. And this weekend, the Super Saturated Sugar Strings are preparing to unveil their latest album with a Saturday release party at Tap Root Public House. The festivities kick off at the Spenard bar at 7 p.m., and you can learn […]