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.
Cold, clear weather conditions made it possible to capture this time lapse video of February’s full moon rising over Anchorage from behind the Chugach Mountains. Photos taken on February 2, 2015 by Rick Boots. Have photos or video you’d like to submit to KTVA? Click the “News Tip” button at the top of the website […]
Last week, we handed our account over to Lonnie Dupre (@lonniedupre), the first person to solo summit Denali in January. Throughout the week, he gave our followers a taste of what the journey on North America’s tallest peak was like. This was the Minnesota man’s fourth attempt after trying similar expeditions in 2013, 2012 and 2011. Take […]
Last week, we handed our account over to Austin Roof (@austin1985a), general manager at 830AM KSDP public radio in Sand Point, AK. Throughout the week, he gave our followers a small glimpse into life in the remote Alaska community. Sand Point is located on an island along the southern side of the Alaska Peninsula. As many […]
UPDATE: Jan. 15, 2014 – After successfully summiting Mt. McKinley, Lonnie Dupre is back in Talkeetna. Following a failed attempt Wednesday afternoon, the weather around base camp cooperated Thursday, allowing for a safe pickup. So, what’s his first order of business after arriving in Talkeetna? A hot shower and possibly a steak, according to Stevie Plummer, […]
We’re offering up our Instagram account (@ktva_alaska) to storytellers all around Alaska. Two weeks ago, Kirsten Swann (@kirstenswann) told the story of a Sudanese immigrant who runs a food truck in Anchorage’s Mountain View neighborhood. Last week, we handed off our account to Alaskan artist Drew Michael (@drewmuk) to tell the story behind his mask-making […]
We’re offering up our Instagram account for you to share your story with the world, Alaska. From Dec. 28, 2014 to Jan. 2, 2014, reporter Kirsten Swann (@kirstenswann) took over our account to tell the story of Omima Adam, a Sudanese immigrant who runs a food truck in Anchorage’s Mountain View neighborhood. Through photographs and […]
This past year was a monumental one for KTVA 11 News. We celebrated 60 years of broadcasting in Alaska, became the first TV station in the state to broadcast in High Definition and introduced a completely revamped ktva.com. We took you to Fairbanks, Nome, Barrow, Dillingham, Sitka, Juneau, Denali Base Camp, the top of Mount Marathon, Seattle, […]
Anchorage, AK - Nov. 7, 2014 The Final JBER soldiers stationed in Afghanistan are returning home to the 49th state. Follow along as KTVA brings you their emotional homecoming. Reporter Bonney Bowman and photojournalist Andy Nitchman are traveling to Bagram Air Force Base to embed with the soldiers as they make the journey. They’ll be sharing […]