Combine the ingenuity of a grandfather and the creativity of 6-year-old, and almost anything is possible. When Avery Radke heard her grandfather, Terry Siegrist, would be visiting Anchorage, a light bulb went went on. Avery asked her ‘papa’ to bring his drone to Alaska. She had a loose tooth and thought attaching it to a […]
A two-story white house in Midtown doesn’t look like any other on its block, but the sounds inside are familiar. Last Friday afternoon, laughter emanated from a toothy grin on the face of 1-year-old Athina Tziolas. She chewed a cookie while in the arms of her mother, Zoi Maroudas-Tziolas. With the curious mind of a child […]
Hello Everyone! Want to update you on how I’m doing. I’m really happy to say I am feeling much better! I expect to be released from the hospital in the next day or two. Surgery cleared up some nagging complications from a previous surgery. However, it could be a few weeks before I’m back on the air as […]
As many of you have noticed, Joe Vigil has been absent from our newscasts since November. Joe underwent surgery for colorectal cancer last year and it was successful in removing the cancer. But there have been complications from surgery that were not anticipated by either Joe or his doctors. As a result he needs a […]
On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court justices heard the case presented by John Sturgeon, an Alaska moose hunter arguing for the right to continue accessing and enjoying Alaska land without what he calls federal government overreach. The case has historic implications that reach beyond the state. Sen. Lisa Murkowski took time out of her day to […]
So you couldn’t snag a coveted ticket to opening night of the new Star Wars movie, “The Force Awakens.” Although you probably can’t use the Force to block people from spilling spoilers online, the Internet offers a number of tools to help you protect yourself. Chrome Extensions Add the Force Block Chrome extension to Google Chrome. The extension uses […]
Friday, Gov. Bill Walker sat down with KTVA’s political reporter, Liz Raines, to talk about his recently announced fiscal plan for Alaska’s future and the state’s gas project, AKLNG. Both will be the focus of the next legislative session in January and will possibly keep legislators in Juneau into the summer. Gov. Walker explains how […]
Sidney Huntington celebrated his 100th birthday in Galena in May, surrounded by family members and an entire community. Family members said he died peacefully Tuesday afternoon at an assisted living facility in Galena. Huntington’s autobiography, Shadows on the Koyukuk, tells the story of how he lived between two worlds, relying on his Koyukon-Athabascan heritage of […]
Video provided by the Office of the Governor On Dec. 1, Alaska’s new governor and lieutenant governor were sworn in to serve their first term. A year later, Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott sat down to share their thoughts on their first year as the state’s leaders.
Astronauts gave thanks and previewed their “traditional” space meal in a video greeting from the International Space Station just in time for Thanksgiving. NASA astronauts Scott Kelly, who is nearing the end of his one-year mission, and Kjell Lindgren took a moment to celebrate the season in a video preview of their Thanksgiving […]
The French sailor who made a daring leap from a disabled sailboat to a waiting rescue ship said he wasn’t frightened. Instead, Emmanuel Wattecamps-Etienne told an Associated Press reporter through Facebook Messenger that he had to wait for the right moment to make the leap since he knew he wouldn’t have a second chance. The […]
I’d like to take a moment to talk about something that needs to be openly discussed in our community, and every community in the state. Suicide — it’s an epidemic and we need to have ongoing conversations about how to prevent it. While the death this weekend wasn’t directly connected to the Anchorage School District, […]
A video of what witnesses are calling an “amazing and tear jerking moment” at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is gaining a lot of attention on social media. Julia Jette posted the video captured by her husband, Neal Jette, of an Alaska Airlines employee singing the national anthem in honor of a veteran’s ashes […]
As many of you know I’ve been fighting colorectal cancer. I was off for surgery and then took some time to recover. I’m glad to be back on the air! For me, and many of you, fighting cancer hasn’t been easy. My battle started almost one year ago when I decided to get checked after […]
Former Anchorage Municipality Manager George Vakalis spent 28 years in the U.S. Army. He joined KTVA 11’s Joe Vigil to discuss the proposed cut of 2,600 soldiers from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and 75 from Fort Wainwright.
A weekend fishing trip turned into quite a tale to tell the grandkids. Sunday, Brad Rich says he and fellow fisherman Tony Flanders were headed out to their favorite fishing spot on Day Harbor near Resurrection Bay, when they noticed some whales off in the distance. Moments later, the humpback whales appeared to dance just feet […]
Alaskans are no strangers to bald eagle sightings: The Last Frontier is home to around 30,000 of the birds, according to the Department of Fish and Game. But how many people have seen something like this? California-based photographer Phoo Chan captured this photo of a crow catching a ride on the back of an […]
KTVA 11’s James Gaddis sat down with Mike Abbott to discuss his upcoming role as the Anchorage municipal manager. Abbott was recently announced as Mayor-elect Ethan Berkowitz’s choice for the position, along with several others to serve the new mayor in various roles. Abbott has already served as municipal manager and deputy municipal manager between […]
This story originates from KYUK Public Media and was published with permission. BETHEL — Federal officials say they intercepted nearly ten times as much heroin coming into Alaska in 2014 than compared to 2013. State law enforcement officials say heroin gets into Bethel mainly on low-security, small airline passenger flights. This is the final story in a […]
To close out St. Patrick’s Day in Alaska, the Northern Lights took advantage of the perfect weather recipe and made an appearance. The photos above were taken at Flattop Mountain.