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    Cold snap could zap your car battery

    by Shannon Ballard on Jan 17, 18:16

    There’s nothing quite like the feeling of walking out into a cold parking lot to start your car and when you turn the key—nothing. Many Alaskans could face vehicle problems during the coming cold snap. AAA reports that when temperatures near zero, your car battery loses about 60 percent of its strength. That means a strong battery becomes […]

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    Businesses cash in on winter snow storms

    by Heather Hintze on Jan 16, 18:37

    As the flakes kept falling Monday, there was no business like snow business. It was all hands on deck for ASR crews as the inches accumulated. Their first priority was plowing tarmacs at the airport, a job that hasn’t been plentiful the past few winters. “We’ve been sanding quite a bit throughout the previous years,” […]

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    Grocery store shelves emptier in Quinhagak after route change leads to long delays

    by Adrian Wagner/KYUK on Jan 14, 15:29

    BETHEL — The village of Quinhagak has not had a shipment of food in more than two weeks due to a damaged runway, bad weather and a change in air carriers, according to a report published by KYUK Public Media. While deliveries have been less than reliable over the last two years, people say that this is the […]

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    Alaskans applying for PFD have an opportunity to give back to their communities

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 02, 22:07

    With the new year underway, Alaskans can begin applying for their 2017 Permanent Fund Dividend checks. It’s also an opportunity for giving, according to Pick.Click.Give. manager Sofia Fouquet. “I think this is a really important time for Alaskans to remember that financial hardship is amongst us, and that includes all the causes and nonprofits that […]

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    With ‘language nest,’ a new campaign to revitalize Inupiaq

    by Davis Hovey / KNOM on Dec 28, 14:33

    Coming to the region at the start of the new year is a “nest” project focused on Inupiaq language revitalization. As KNOM’s Davis Hovey reports, a Nome-based nonprofit organization called Inuusiq, Inc., which started up this year, is spearheading the project. “So, Inuusiq, Inc., was created by four young Inuit women. Myself, Iviilik, Hattie Keller, I’m the […]

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    Polar Plunge draws thousands to Goose Lake for chilly charity event

    by Eric Ruble on Dec 17, 14:36

    At least 1,000 people took a bold, cold step into Goose Lake Saturday morning to benefit Special Olympics Alaska. Temperatures crested 30 degrees as jumpers lined up in colorful costumes to jump into the water, which was made accessible by a large hole cut through the ice. But the relative warmth was no match for […]

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    Renegade reindeer rescued from Matanuska River

    by Shannon Ballard on Dec 16, 20:28

    A dramatic rescue played out on the partially frozen Matanuska River Friday. Emergency crews, quite literally, held on for deer life. Eight-month-old Arthur got himself stranded on the icy waterway on Tuesday, after escaping from his pen. “Unfortunately, he’s loose right now and it’s a little bit of a situation,” Arthur’s owner Brian Schmidt said. […]

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    2017 Fur Rondy sled dog race to have ‘unprecedented’ purse of $100K

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 13, 16:45

    The 2017 Fur Rondy Open World Championship Sled Dog Race will have an “unprecedented” prize purse of $100,000, race officials announced Tuesday. The board of directors of Greater Anchorage, Inc. and the Alaskan Sled Dog and Racing Association (ASDRA) called the race “the grandfather of all Alaskan races and the world’s most challenging sprint race” […]

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    Bristol Palin announces she is expecting her third child

    by Associated Press on Dec 10, 10:44

    Bristol Palin is expecting her third child, she tells Entertainment Tonight. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s daughter announced her pregnancy on ET. She and husband Dakota Meyer said they are excited and “blessed” to welcome a baby in the spring. A Palin family spokesman declined to comment. Bristol Palin launched an abstinence campaign after giving […]

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    Eroding village to seek disaster designation for relocation

    by Associated Press on Dec 10, 10:28

    A western Alaska village is eroding due to climate change and officials plan to ask President Barack Obama for a disaster declaration so that federal funds can be pursued to relocate residents. Alaska’s Energy Desk reports that engineers predict as many as six Newtok homes will be lost by fall followed by the village school […]

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    Operation Santa Claus brings Christmas cheer to Akiachak

    by Heather Hintze on Dec 04, 17:29

    Santa Claus just couldn’t wait until Christmas Eve to deliver presents to the village of Akiachak. On Saturday, he gave his reindeer the day off and enlisted the help of the Alaska National Guard’s C-130 to get him to the small Kuskokwim community at sun up. It’s all part of the Operation Santa Claus program […]

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    A night at the Bethel Winter House

    by Adrian Wagner/KYUK on Dec 03, 13:47

    Bethel’s homeless shelter, Bethel Winter House, opened earlier this week, providing relief from the cold to Bethel’s many in need. A story published by KYUK Public Media showed what it was like for guests on Wednesday night. Around dinnertime, Major Lonnie Upshaw checked a large convection oven. “I’m serving lasagna, and chicken alfredo pasta with rolls tonight,” Upshaw said. […]

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    Alaska Picker owners salvage antiques from abandoned Adak naval station

    by Shannon Ballard on Nov 23, 19:34

    A Valley couple is on the hunt for Alaska’s most valuable antiques. Together Kelly Turney and Becky Green own the Alaska Picker store in Wasilla and travel the state searching for items to repurpose and sell. They’ve uncovered some pretty cool stuff but say nothing compares to what they found in Adak this summer. “People come into […]

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    Sewer service restored to Emmonak

    by Adrian Wagner/KYUK on Nov 19, 15:51

    Emmonak’s damaged sewer system, which left hundreds without service this week, has been jump-started, according to a story published by KYUK Public Media. On Thursday night, a team from the Yukon Kuskokwim Heath Corporation (YKHC) and the State of Alaska’s Remote Maintenance Worker (RMW) Program managed to begin restoring the utility service. YKHC director of […]

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    Moose battle preserved in ice discovered in western Alaska

    by Joe Vigil on Nov 17, 16:05

    There are some things Alaskans experience that people in the Lower 48 may never witness — such as a brilliant aurora display or a grizzly bear. You can now add moose battle preserved in ice to that list.  Even longtime Alaskans were more than surprised to see such a rare sight recently near Unalakleet, a western Alaska village […]

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    5 ways to recover from election fatigue — the Alaska way

    by Megan Edge on Nov 10, 6:02

    Another Election Day has come and gone in the United States. But the entire election cycle, Tuesday included, put voters across the country on a emotional roller coaster, which was quite possibly the political ride of a lifetime for many. But despite which side of this country’s divided political spectrum voters sit on, most can […]

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    Results: Wolf leader of the pack in Alaska Zoo presidential election

    by Heather Hintze on Nov 08, 19:16

    Last updated at 7:23 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9 It wasn’t just President of the United States that was decided Tuesday. There was also a contentious race to see who will be animal president of the Alaska Zoo. Denali the wolf won out over incumbent Ahpun the polar bear in the end. The election is a fundraiser […]

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    ‘I Voted’ stickers can mean more than a ballot on Election Day

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 08, 11:26

    While it’s called a “civic duty,” having the freedom to vote is reason enough for some companies to celebrate on Election Day. Some national and local companies are offering deals and freebies for Alaskans who voted, and for most, all you need is that blue sticker: BurgerFi – The normally pricier “Conflict Burger” is available for […]

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    Panel to consider renaming Interior river with Gwich’in name

    by Associated Press on Nov 05, 12:29

    The Alaska Historical Commission has been asked to consider renaming a 344-mile river in Alaska’s Interior from Birch Creek to its Gwich’in name. The commission also is expected to take up whether to rename one of the river’s side channels when it meets Nov. 16. The Fairbanks Daily News reports that Birch Creek flows from […]

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    Teaming up to revive an old industry: Meet Tenakee Springs’ last loggers

    by Liz Raines on Nov 01, 19:59

    When Gordon Chew first moved to Tenakee Springs with his family 17 years ago, he hadn’t planned to go into logging. But over time, he said he saw the need for a niche — harvesting wood locally from the Tongass National Forest in an eco-friendly way. Now, Chew operates Tenakee Logging Company with his 26-year-old son, Sterling. […]