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 […]
We knew it was coming, but today’s snowfall still felt like a surprise. Were you ready for the snow? We asked some Rabbit Creek residents how they felt about the area’s first measurable snowfall of the season.
Did you take a great photo of the total lunar eclipse? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or post on our Facebook page and we’ll add them to our photo gallery.
Trumpeter swans at Potter Marsh in Anchorage during fall migration on Sept. 24, 2014.
On Aug. 6, about 200 soldiers from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson traveled to Big Lake to practice parachuting from helicopters into the water below. Click the video box above for a first-person perspective of the scenic jump.
Alaska’s senior senators call the Obama administration’s call to indefinitely delay a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline an act of political cowardice. Friday, the State Department announced they need more time to review the more than 2 million public comments on the pipeline. The proposed pipeline would carry oil from western Canada all the […]
FAIRBANKS – The World Ice Art Championships is one of the largest ice sculpting competitions in the world, attracting thousands of visitors every year. Now a month-long event, the World Ice Art Championships got its start in 1988. The theme for this year is “A New Beginning.” Click here for more information.
ANCHORAGE – McGrath schoolchildren drew some colorful pictures to lift the spirits of Iditarod 42 teams.
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Teams of four raced mattresses down slopes at Hilltop Ski Area Saturday, Feb. 22 for the third annual Great Alaskan Bed Races.
The Fur Rondy World Championship Sled Dog Races began Friday, Feb. 21 and conclude Sun. Feb. 23. Teams race 25 miles per day on a spectator-lined course that starts at the corner of Fourth Avenue and D Street in Downtown Anchorage. Have photos you would like to share? Email us at 11News@KTVA.com
ANCHORAGE – Samuel Johns stood at the back of the room, gripping a moose-hide drum in one hand and a curved drumstick in the other. The Tuesday afternoon crowd at Bean’s Cafe was subdued. People sipped old bottles of flat soda and read books or played cards in groups of threes and fours throughout the main hall. […]
ANCHORAGE – A Hawaii-based international art project is on track to breathe new life into the Anchorage cityscape. Pow! Wow! – the brainchild of artist Jasper Wong – is a global network of artists centered around a week-long street art festival held in Hawaii since 2011. The festival brings together acclaimed international and local artists […]