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  • Heading to Anchorage Alaska. Any Freeper hangouts?

    03/26/2014 10:16:42 PM PDT · by An American in Turkiye · 10 replies
    An American in Turkiye
    I am retiring 1 September from the USAF. My wife has 7 years left as an ICU nurse. Just found out she has orders to Elmendorf AFB! We are super excited! Any FReeper hangouts there? Any incoming advice, i.e housing market, awesome places to check out, best salmon fishing, hiking trails, etc? I am currently at Travis AFB, California. So happy to leave this screwed up blue state and move to a red one.
  • Couple return home from cinema to find their grandparents murdered and a naked man......

    05/27/2013 5:39:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 62 replies
    Mail online ^ | Leon Watson
    FULL TITLE: Couple return home from cinema to find their grandparents murdered and a naked man sexually abusing their daughter, 2, after he was released from jail for IDENTICAL attack four years ago A couple returned home from the cinema to find a naked man had beaten their grandparents to death and was raping their two-year-old daughter. Touch Chea, 71, and his wife, Sorn Sreap, 73, were found dead in Anchorage, Alaska, on Saturday night from significant blunt force injuries. Police said both Sreap and the toddler were raped. Officers arrested Jerry Andrew Active, 24, as he fled the east...
  • Police: Koenig's body found in Matanuska Lake

    04/03/2012 8:58:38 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 26 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 04/02/12 | LISA DEMER and MICHELLE THERIAULT BOOTS
    A law enforcement dive team on Monday discovered what authorities believe to be the body of Samantha Koenig -- the 18-year-old abducted from a Midtown Anchorage coffee stand on Feb. 1, Anchorage Police Chief Mark Mew said. It's a grim development in a kidnapping case that gripped Anchorage for two months. The body was found in Matanuska Lake, off the Glenn Highway, Mew said. An autopsy will be conducted to confirm the identity, he said. "Investigators believe that Samantha died within hours of the abduction, and we are continuing to investigate these facts," Mew said, reading from a written statement...
  • Former ‘sorority girl’ off to the convent (Catholic Caucus)

    10/16/2011 1:38:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    cna ^ | October 16, 2011 | Rashae Ophus Johnson
    Anchorage, Alaska, Oct 16, 2011 / 01:16 pm (CNA).- As young girls, Anastasia Kenney and her little sister played Mass. They cloaked their heads in a white curtain, draped accordingly as a bridal veil or a nun’s habit, and served crackers and grape juice to each other as they pretended to receive Holy Communion.Some 30 years later, Kenney is moving into a convent and aspiring to wear a white habit in earnest.The religious vocation startled even her.“I was horrified! I was the least nunnish person I knew,” said Kenney, 35, of her initial inclination. “I thought the last group of...
  • Fire Island wind power sale to Chugach OK'd

    10/12/2011 5:16:09 AM PDT · by thackney · 8 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | October 11th, 2011 | SEAN COCKERHAM
    Regulators have approved a deal for Chugach Electric Association to buy Fire Island wind power, a move that should allow Cook Inlet Region Inc. to go ahead and build a windmill farm on the island. There's been talk of building wind turbines on Fire Island, about three miles offshore from Kincaid Park on Anchorage's western tip, since the early 1990s. Now it looks like it's finally going to happen. "We expect that as soon as the ice is off the inlet in April we'll start mobilizing construction equipment out there. We expect first power sometime in September 2012," CIRI spokesman...
  • More [U.S. Dept of] Interior Scientists Are Taking Heat

    09/21/2011 5:32:01 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | Sept 22, 2011 | Felicity Barringer
    Scores of scientists work for the Interior Department on issues involving birds and bees, foxes and foxgloves, and all manner of other species and their habitats. But in the eyes of the general public they tend to be virtually anonymous, at best names in italics at the end of a Federal Register notice. Nonetheless, a spotlight has been trained recently on a few department employees: some National Park Service scientists at Point Reyes National Seashore on California’s northern coast, and an Arctic wildlife biologist working for the Anchorage office of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. And this week, two...
  • New conservative talk in Youngstown OH (also Anchorage AK)

    12/29/2010 9:12:02 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 3 replies · 3+ views
    Taylor on radio-info.com ^ | 12/29/10 | Tom Taylor
    Youngstown used to have two adult standards stations. Now – none. First, Clear Channel’s WNIO announced it will soon become “Sports Radio 1390”, and now Cumulus re-purposes WSOM, Salem, OH (600) to conservative talk. The new lineup? TRN’s American’s News In the Morning, Glenn Beck, Michael Savage, Dennis Miller, Jason Lewis and Rusty Humphries. Anchorage (AK) also has a new talk station, though it’s not all-conservative. “Fox News Talk 1020” adds in some of the progressive talk of sister KUDO (1080), which is temporarily silent. Fox News Talk 1020 is KOAN, the former KABA, which has been dark since September...
  • 'Corrupt Bastards'

    11/01/2010 7:24:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | November 1, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Bias: Caught with their mikes and mouths open, people at an Alaskan TV station say they were only joking about making up stories about the GOP Senate candidate. Sarah Palin's not laughing, and neither are we. Like methane bubbling up from the bottom of a swamp, every so often we get glimpses of the overwhelming liberal bias that dominates America's newsrooms, nationally and locally. Such was the case when a call from Anchorage CBS affiliate KTVA to the Joe Miller campaign failed to disconnect and some revelatory comments were recorded. KTVA general manager Jerry Bever acknowledged in a statement that...
  • 4.9 Earthquake - Anchorage, AK

    09/20/2010 3:16:08 PM PDT · by commish · 15 replies
    Alaska EarthQuake center ^ | 20 Sep 2010 | Self
    Local Date: Monday September 20th, 2010 Local Time: 01:24 PM AKDT Universal Time: 09/20/2010 21:24:25.093 UTC Magnitude: 4.92 ML Latitude: 61.1293 Longitude: -150.2360 Depth: 25 miles (41 km) Author: UAF:natasha 13 miles (21 km) WSW of Anchorage 17 miles (27 km) WSW of Elmendorf AFB 20 miles (32 km) WSW of Fort Richardson 25 miles (40 km) NW of Hope 26 miles (42 km) WSW of Eagle River 31 miles (49 km) E of Tyonek 31 miles (50 km) SW of Chugiak 39 miles (62 km) WNW of Girdwood 41 miles (65 km) SW of Wasilla 43 miles (69 km)...
  • Governor Palin Is Not Receiving a Fee For Speaking at the 9/11 Event in Anchorage

    09/09/2010 5:27:41 PM PDT · by onyx · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | Thursday, September 9, 2010 | By Ian Lazaran
    In case you were wondering, Governor Palin is not receiving any fee to speak at the 9/11 event in Anchorage. Here's a statement from Glenn Beck's spokesperson: Glenn had always intended to donate the speaking fee from the event on Saturday, September 11th in Alaska to Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Governor Palin is not and was never going to receive a fee for introducing Glenn at this event. The event organizer says that "the date is purely coincidental and was originally scheduled for a week earlier." Note: Donations to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation can be made here".
  • Moderate 4.3 earthquake shakes Anchorage

    06/15/2010 11:03:31 PM PDT · by americanophile · 9 replies · 304+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 16, 2010 | AP
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The Alaska Earthquake Information Center says a moderate quake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.3 has been felt in Anchorage. The quake was recorded Tuesday at 6:03 p.m. local time. No damage has been reported. The temblor was centered 45 miles east-northeast of Talkeetna in central Alaska at a depth of about 26 miles. Talkeetna is about 85 miles north of Anchorage.
  • After two police shootings, "Cops vs. Cons" hits a sour note

    06/15/2010 11:14:37 AM PDT · by skeptoid · 1 replies · 183+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | June 14, 2010 | Julia O'Malley
    A day or so after Anchorage Police Department officer Jean Mills was shot and seriously injured by former convict Kenneth Robinson in East Anchorage, I noticed a sign in the median of Fireweed Lane promoting an upcoming cagefight. The theme: cops vs. cons. The idea was that law enforcement officers with mixed martial arts training were going to get into a hexagon and fight with former convicts.
  • 1 dead, 4 hurt after small plane crashes in Alaska

    06/01/2010 10:57:32 PM PDT · by xjcsa · 16 replies · 526+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | June 1, 2010 | Rachel D'Oro
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A small airplane crashed in a busy business district near downtown during rush hour Tuesday, killing a small child and injuring the four other people onboard, authorities said.
  • Woman, child killed in south-side apartment ('Stan vet shooting)

    04/26/2010 9:39:32 PM PDT · by ASOC · 19 replies · 946+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 4/26/2010 | JAMES HALPIN and ELIZABETH BLUEMINK
    The Army says that the soldier whose family was found dead this morning and who is in the hospital himself with a life-threatening wound had recently returned from a year-long deployment in Afghanistan. The solider, a 21-year-old military policeman identified as Spc. Kip Lynch, serves with the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, at Fort Richardson. He and his 19-year-old wife, Racquell Lynch, and their 8-month old daughter, Kyrista Lynch, lived off base in a South Anchorage apartment. His wife and daughter were found shot to death in the apartment. Lynch, of Jacksonville, Fla., is in critical condition...
  • Vandals break window at Democratic Party offices

    03/29/2010 2:01:38 PM PDT · by GATOR NAVY · 26 replies · 655+ views
    ADN ^ | 29 Mar 09 | LISA DEMER
    Someone vandalized the Alaska Democratic Party headquarters over the weekend, knocking a hole in the front window of the Midtown office, according to Anchorage police. A Democratic Party official, David Metheny, arrived at the office around 11 a.m. Sunday, saw the damage and called police. The window's metal frame was bent and it appeared to have been struck by a hard object, according to Anchorage police Lt. Dave Parker. The office is on Fairbanks Street between Fireweed Lane and Northern Lights Boulevard. The outer pane was broken but not the inner pane. No one got inside the building, according to...
  • Gun-rights advocates dominate Fish and Game advisory election(AK)

    01/07/2010 6:36:04 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies · 654+ views
    adn.com ^ | 7 Janurary, 2010 | MIKE CAMPBELL
    Eight members, most of them strongly in favor of gun rights, were elected to the Anchorage Fish and Game Advisory Committee on Tuesday night, an election that brought an overflow crowd to vote at Anchorage School District headquarters. Lawyer Kneeland Taylor, an unsuccessful candidate, said the election became a test of wills between clashing interest groups -- essentially consumptive and nonconsumptive users. Each side e-mailed and handed out paper reminders Monday night listing their slate of preferred candidates. "It (the vote) had nothing to do with anything," Taylor said. "It had nothing to do with hunting. It had nothing to...
  • Big turnout for Fish and Game Advisory elections(AK)

    01/07/2010 4:17:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 284+ views
    ktuu.com ^ | 5 January, 2009 | Ashton Goodell
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Environmentalists and hunting advocates fought Tuesday night for control of the Anchorage Fish and Game Advisory Committee. It's one of the most influential in the state and offers advice to the Board of Fisheries on local issues, but the vote could polarize the committee. The last time the public turned out in numbers like this is was last summer during the debate on the gay rights ordinance. A lot of the same players showed up Tuesday, but this time around it's about politicking and gerrymandering to turn an election. One long line can speak volumes, and this...
  • Student critical after Service High stabbing (Anchorage, AK)

    12/07/2009 4:39:23 PM PST · by ASOC · 20 replies · 1,012+ views
    Alaska Daily News ^ | 12/7/2009 | By LISA DEMER
    A male student at Service High School was taken into custody shortly before 1 p.m. today after a female student was found stabbed several times at around noon. She was taken to a hospital in critical condition, police said.
  • Gov Palin Speaking at Change Point Church In Anchorage, Thursday August 27th

    08/25/2009 3:11:00 PM PDT · by MaxCUA · 9 replies · 1,244+ views
    An e-mail from Family Policy Council's Tony Perkins: Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 10:25 AM Subject: Join Gov. Sarah Palin this Thursday in Anchorage Greetings from FRC! We wanted to share with you, our supporters, the following alert from your state Family Policy Council. If you have already received this message from them, please simply disregard this. We did, however, want to help make certain that you, your friends, and your neighbors would be aware of this very critical legislative information. We encourage you to join your Family Policy Council in making your voice heard today!
  • Act Now to Stop Passage of "Gay Rights" Ordinance in Anchorage, Alaska

    08/14/2009 11:55:27 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 13 replies · 1,207+ views
    Dear Friends, Our dear friend Dr. Jerry Prevo, pastor of Anchorage Baptist Temple, has asked for our help in stopping an ordinance from becoming law. The Anchorage (Alaska) City Assembly passed an ordinance that would add "sexual orientation" to the city's non-discrimination and civil rights law. If signed into law by the Mayor, this ordinance will force individuals and small businesses to accept and accommodate all forms of "sexual orientation" including homosexuals, transgenders, and cross dressing. We have seen in other cities where, due to these laws, a Christian photographer was fined for not photographing a lesbian commitment ceremony, the...
  • CNN Bozo Accidentally Outs His Source; Palins Threaten Legal Action On Divorce Smear

    08/02/2009 8:18:27 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 339 replies · 20,668+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 8.2.09 @ 8:53PM | By Robert Stacy McCain
    An attorney for Sarah Palin has delivered a letter threatening legal action against an anti-Palin blogger who was the source of a divorce rumor that the attorney for the former Alaska governor called "categorically false." Publication of the letter at a Web site that repeated the rumor has uncovered circumstantial evidence that the anti-Palin blogger "Gryphen" is a kindergarten teacher at an Anchorage elementary school.... CNN stringer/anti-Palin blogger Dennis Zaki published ... a copy of a letter from Palin attorney Thomas Van Flein, ordering "Gryphen" to retract the allegations -- calling them "complete fabrications, false and defamatory" -- or face...
  • Teen wielding pellet gun shot by Anchorage policeman

    06/17/2009 12:26:49 PM PDT · by marktwain · 62 replies · 1,575+ views
    anchorage daily news.com ^ | 17 June, 2009 | JAMES HALPIN
    An Anchorage police officer shot and wounded a 17-year-old boy pointing what the officer thought was a scoped hunting rifle at people in the parking lot of a restaurant late Monday night. The rifle, however, turned out to be a pellet gun, and the youth, who was shot in the arm, told investigators he wasn't pointing it at anyone, police said. "It doesn't appear that he was trying to hurt anyone," homicide Detective Sgt. Slawomir Markiewicz said Tuesday, hours after the shooting. "He actually said that he was pointing the gun at a sign across the street. ------------------------------cut--------------------- The encounter...
  • Police Officer on administrative leave after shooting (Anchorage, AK)

    06/17/2009 11:30:23 AM PDT · by ASOC · 59 replies · 1,366+ views
    Channel 13, Anchorage, AK ^ | June 16, 2009 | Channel 13
    An Anchorage police officer is on administrative leave after wounding a man in a fast-food restaurant parking lot. Police say the officer overheard a disturbance late Monday. When he investigated, he saw a man pointing what appeared to be a rifle in the direction of people in the parking lot.
  • Sullivan Wins Run-Off Election for Anchorage mayor (Republican)

    05/07/2009 12:14:38 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 556+ views
    KTUU ^ | 5/5/09
    Dan Sullivan appears to be the victor in the race for Anchorage mayor. With all 119 precincts reporting and only a relatively small number of early, questioned and absentee ballots left to count, Sullivan won Tuesday's run-off election with 28,866 votes -- about 57.3 percent -- beating opponent Eric Croft by 7,339 votes. Pending certification of the election, Mayor-elect Sullivan will take office July 1. "When you work so hard for something it sounds pretty good," Sullivan said of his new title. "The early numbers showed a lead right from the start and it just kept growing. All night long...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, March 29 - April 4, 2009: Redoubt Activity

    04/03/2009 9:15:40 PM PDT · by cogitator · 5 replies · 865+ views
    Alaska Volcano Observatory ^ | Last week | USGS
    Selected shots from recently acquired shots of Redoubt. Click for full-size. Image courtesy of Bretwood Higman. Image Creator: Sadler, Tricia Joy Redoubt eruption column, as seen on the way to Kenai from Nikiski. (Image shown full-size.) Picture Date: March 28, 2009 Image Creator: Hagstrom-Sanger, Leigh; Image Creator: Waythomas, Chris Backscattered electron image of amphibole grain in AT-1610 with a thick reaction rim surrounding it. Amphibole is a volcanic mineral that crystallizes in magma that contains some amount of water. As magma moves up toward the surface, it loses water and the amphibole reacts, forming a rim containing plagioclase, pyroxene, and...
  • Rumbling Alaska Volcano Threatens Anchorage

    01/29/2009 9:37:06 PM PST · by Canticle_of_Deborah · 40 replies · 1,809+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 30, 2009
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Mount Redoubt continues to rumble and simmer, prompting geologists to say this Alaska volcano could erupt "within days." Scientists from the Alaska Volcano Observatory have been monitoring activity round-the-clock since the weekend. If Mount Redoubt does erupt, it would be the first time this occurred in nearly 20 years. And if won't likely be pretty. History shows that volcanoes in Alaska, including Redoubt, typically erupt explosively, shooting ash almost eight miles high.
  • Levi Johnston quits oil field job (Libs cost him his job!)

    01/06/2009 5:42:23 AM PST · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 259 replies · 6,687+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | January 5, 2009 | WESLEY LOY
    Levi Johnston, the boyfriend of Gov. Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol, has quit his North Slope oil field job over questions about his eligibility to work in an electrical apprenticeship program, Johnston's father said Monday. Johnston, 18, began working this fall in the Milne Point oil field with ASRC Energy Services Inc., a major Slope contractor. In a Sunday newspaper column, Anchorage radio talk show host Dan Fagan questioned how Johnston could take part in ASRC's apprenticeship program without a high school diploma. Fagan said he understood federal regulations require all members of apprenticeship programs to have a diploma. He also...
  • City Codes Slay Snowzilla

    12/22/2008 2:12:43 PM PST · by hattend · 21 replies · 1,235+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | December 21st, 2008 10:14 PM | ELIZABETH BLUEMINK
    City codes slay Snowzilla Giant snowman deemed a public nuisance, safety hazard By ELIZABETH BLUEMINK ebluemink@adn.com Anchorage's famous giant snow man, Snowzilla, finally met its match. It wasn't the weather. It wasn't angry neighbors bearing shovels and pick axes. It turns out Snowzilla's biggest foe -- the one who felled the controversial but much-loved giant -- was a notice-bearing city code enforcement officer. That's right, Snowzilla was abated. It was just a few years ago that 16-foot-tall Snowzilla arose in a residential yard in Airport Heights, launching an annual procession of local gawkers and an international media blitz. Camera crews...
  • Palin rally set for Anchorage Saturday morning

    09/12/2008 7:54:31 PM PDT · by Issaquahking · 37 replies · 336+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | September 12th, 2008 11:08 AM
    Sarah Palin will hold a rally in Anchorage on Saturday morning before leaving Alaska to resume campaigning with John McCain in the Lower 48. The rally is set for 9:30 a.m. at the new Dena'ina Civic & Convention Center downtown. People are asked to show up early; the doors will open for general public admission at 7:30 a.m.
  • Coast Guard searches for missing helicopter ambulance ( Alaska )

    12/04/2007 12:49:44 PM PST · by george76 · 39 replies · 546+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | December 4, 2007
    A U.S. Coast Guard cutter is searching part of Prince William Sound this morning for a LifeGuard helicopter that went missing last night en route to Providence Alaska Medical Center with a patient aboard, the Coast Guard said. The U.S. Air Force is expected to launch a C-130 and a helicopter this morning to assist in the search...
  • 5.2 quake 66 miles from Anchorage - no reports yet

    11/28/2007 4:40:15 PM PST · by eldoradude · 35 replies · 220+ views
    Magnitude 5.2 Date-Time Wednesday, November 28, 2007 at 23:57:03 UTC Wednesday, November 28, 2007 at 02:57:03 PM at epicenter Location 61.918°N, 151.067°W Depth 61 km (37.9 miles) set by location program Region SOUTHERN ALASKA Distances 11 km (7 miles) ENE (68°) from Skwentna, AK 48 km (30 miles) NNW (327°) from Susitna, AK 54 km (33 miles) SSW (198°) from Petersville, AK 106 km (66 miles) NW (320°) from Anchorage, AK Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 0.2 km (0.1 miles); depth fixed by location program Parameters Nst=094, Nph=093, Dmin=25.1 km, Rmss=0.85 sec, Gp= 36°, M-type=local magnitude (ML), Version=6 Source Alaska Earthquake...
  • Police say body in freezer was male; suspect charged, sought

    10/22/2007 3:52:59 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 5 replies · 99+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | October 22, 2007 | BETH BRAGG
    Police issued an arrest warrant for the man who fled a Sand Lake apartment Saturday after his grandmother found a body in a freezer. Elmer Seetot, 22, is wanted for second-degree murder, Anchorage Police Department spokesman Paul Honeman said Sunday.
  • Alaska crime rates higher than U.S. average; violence on rise

    10/10/2007 11:01:16 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 25 replies · 1,726+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | October 10, 2007 | JAMES HALPIN
    Anchorage has a big city problem Violent crime rates in Anchorage were up by nearly a quarter last year, and Alaska had the nation's seventh-highest rate of violence, according to the FBI's new Uniform Crime Report. Throughout the state, the rate was up almost 9 percent. What's going on in the last frontier? "I don't think there's one particular answer," said Walt Monegan, state commissioner of public safety. The spike could be temporary, he said. It could be because of criminals cycling out of prison. Or it could reflect reporting by more people carrying cell phones.
  • From UAA to the world

    05/07/2007 11:01:27 AM PDT · by skeptoid · 286+ views
    ADN ^ | May 7, 2007
    2,400 -- Total number of students receiving degrees this spring -- the highest ever. 1 -- The number of students in UAA's first graduating class, in 1956. 20 percent -- The increase in number of graduates from last year. 800 -- Graduates scheduled to participate in the commencement ceremony. 75 -- Age of oldest graduate in the class of 2007. $13,900 -- Approximate total of in-state tuition, books and fees paid by a bachelor's degree recipient over the past four years, leading to Sunday's ceremony. $44,400 -- The estimated cost a nonresident paid for a four-year degree through UAA. 615...
  • Anchorage Community Pays Tribute to Military

    02/24/2007 4:32:28 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 246+ views
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Feb. 24, 2007 – Anchorage ’s community spirit was in fine form last night as about 1,000 people came out in evening dress and black tie to pay tribute to the men and women of the U.S. armed forces. Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens introduced the military’s top ranking officer as the event’s guest speaker. Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife Lynne, traveled from Washington , D.C., for the 30th Annual Salute to the Military hosted by the Armed Services WMCA of Alaska. The gala’s guest list included all of...
  • Update: Anchorage Is Getting Socked With Snow(Global warming?)

    01/27/2007 8:08:08 AM PST · by kellynla · 28 replies · 716+ views
    myway.com ^ | Jan 26, 2007 | RACHEL D'ORO
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The snow is already piled so high that drivers cannot see around corners. Homeowners are getting worried their roofs can't handle the load. And snow-removal crews are running up the overtime hours. Even by Alaska's prodigious, myth-making standards, this is a remarkably snowy winter on the Last Frontier. In one of the strangest winters across America in many years, Alaska's biggest city has gotten more snow - over 74 inches so far - than it normally receives in an entire winter (68 inches). And there are still four more months of snowy weather ahead. Anchorage Daily...
  • Child porn snares teacher

    01/25/2007 11:35:52 AM PST · by skeptoid · 37 replies · 2,144+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | January 25, 2007 | MEGAN HOLLAND
    A former principal and longtime educator in Alaska has been accused of possessing some of the most violent images of child pornography Anchorage police say they have ever seen. .....SNIP ....Police said that in November, Deussing took his Apple laptop to CompUSA in South Anchorage for repair. While working on the computer, a technician found the images. The technician happened to be a full-time computer specialist for the FBI and was moonlighting at the retail store.
  • "Bridge to Nowhere" on Rush Limbaugh Jan 4, 2007

    01/04/2007 2:31:14 PM PST · by skeptoid · 27 replies · 1,033+ views
    A fellow called Rush today about "THE Bridge to Nowhere". There are actually TWO proposed bridges; one in Ketchikan in the very southern southeast tip of the state, and the Knik Arm Crossing Project on the northwest edge of Anchorage. The Ketchikan bridge (Gravina Access) would serve less than 14,000 people because Ketchikan is on an island and the nearest continental highway is 90 miles away in Canada. In order for anyone but the 14,000 locals to use the proposed bridge, they would have to arrive boat or aircraft. The Knik Arm Crossing (Anchorage) would serve well over half the...
  • Record snow fall buries Anchorage ( Global Warming )

    01/04/2007 10:53:22 AM PST · by george76 · 146 replies · 3,622+ views
    KTUU ^ | Jan. 3, 2007 | Jason Moore
    It's been snowing all day in Anchorage and it's still coming. A combination of snow, fog and ice contributed to more than 100 cars becoming stuck in ditches and snow berms across the city. The Anchorage Police Department said accidents occurred at a pace of a collision every 10 minutes today. A snow advisory remains in effect and the job of digging out is only beginning. Midtown resident Linda Rinard just returned from vacation. "I just flew in at 9:00 a.m. from Las Vegas; two weeks and sunny Las Vegas," she said. Sherri Stein picked up Rinard from Ted Stevens...
  • Mujahideen Gather Information on Anchorage International Airport

    10/18/2006 3:12:49 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 17 replies · 704+ views
    MEMRI ^ | October 18 | Staff
    On October 17, 2006, an Islamist website posted a message titled "You Can Spy on the Enemies' Airports Directly by Controlling the Cameras' Direction." The message contains a link to a screen showing what it claims to be a live view of various areas within Anchorage International Airport via several cameras (http://209.193.48.89/view/index.shtml ). The message gives directions for how to control the cameras and promises to provide links in the future for other airports as well.
  • Gunfight was over woman, police say

    08/25/2006 4:41:26 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 4 replies · 233+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | August 25, 2006 | MEGAN HOLLAND
    The wild gunbattle involving three vehicles on Northern Lights Boulevard on election day was sparked by emotions over a woman, police and relatives of some of those involved said Thursday. Meanwhile, the two brothers accused of starting the gunfight that left a campaign worker for Gov. Frank Murkowski with a bullet wound in his chest after he was caught in the crossfire made their first court
  • Campaign worker injured in shooting

    08/22/2006 11:21:04 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 9 replies · 814+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | August 22, 2006 | MATT VOLZ
    A campaign volunteer for Gov. Frank Murkowski was caught in the crossfire of a shooting Tuesday between people in two passing vehicles, Anchorage police said. The male volunteer was shot in the chest outside Murkowski’s Midtown campaign office on the afternoon of Alaska’s primary election.
  • Grizzlies bite off too much

    08/11/2006 10:01:49 AM PDT · by skeptoid · 24 replies · 1,294+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | August 11, 2006 | MEGAN HOLLAND
    One bruin dies after chomping 5,000-volt line; another flattens tents Two brown bears prowling separate parts of Anchorage have made deep trouble for themselves -- with one already dead after biting into a power line. A 600-pound brown bear made its way to the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail on the edge of Kincaid Park and was killed when it opened a utility box and bit into a live electrical wire Thursday. snip ...more than 600 pounds: ... the 7-foot animal .... bit into 5,000 volts .... Meanwhile .... a couple and their child, about 8 or 9 years old, were...
  • Girl first to win state prep wrestling title over boys

    02/06/2006 6:26:31 AM PST · by MikefromOhio · 80 replies · 1,409+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | 5 Feb 2006 | AP
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Michaela Hutchison became the first girl in the nation to win a state high school wrestling title while competing against boys. Hutchison won the final of the 103-pound weight class during Alaska's big school wrestling championships. The Skyview High sophomore entered the state tournament ranked No. 1 in her weight class. Amid chants of "C'mon, Michaela" and "Girl power," Hutchison earned a 1-0 victory Saturday over Colony High School's Aaron Boss. She scored an escape with 16 seconds left to beat Boss for the second time in two weeks. Family and friends mobbed Hutchison as she walked...
  • Fleeing truck kills motorist

    02/01/2006 1:46:32 PM PST · by hattend · 7 replies · 504+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | February 1, 2006 | TATABOLINE BRANT and KATIE PESZNECKER
    Fleeing truck kills motorist Driver of stolen pickup eludes police, rams cars, broadsides father of three at cross street By TATABOLINE BRANT and KATIE PESZNECKER Anchorage Daily News Published: February 1, 2006 Last Modified: February 1, 2006 at 03:04 AM A father of three small children was killed Tuesday when the driver of a stolen pickup, who had rammed half a dozen other vehicles trying to get away from police, slammed into a sedan at a high speed at a Lake Otis Parkway intersection, police said. The stolen truck had eluded them for miles, officers said, and they had shot...
  • Geology Pictures of the Week, Jan 29-Feb 4, 2006: Augustine (AK) Eruption and Kootenai Falls, MT

    01/31/2006 10:01:46 AM PST · by cogitator · 5 replies · 588+ views
    Alaska Volcano Observatory ^ | January 30, 2006 | USGS
    A two-fer this week; first, a picture of the strong Augustine eruption that happened Sunday. The linked page goes to the page with numerous IMPRESSIVE pictures of this year's activity. Part 2: "The River Wild" was on TV this weekend. I searched and found that the two rivers it was filmed on were in Montana. One of the rivers is the Kootenai River, featuring Kootenai Falls. According to the caption for this picture, Kootenai Falls at this stage is "runnable".
  • 16-Foot 'Snowzilla' Attracting Sightseers

    12/23/2005 3:54:45 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies · 614+ views
    associated press ^ | December 20, 2005 | ap
    With the help of his kids and neighbors, Billy Ray Powers built more than just a snowman -- they've dubbed his 16-plus-foot-tall creation "Snowzilla." After using up all the snow in the family's yard, they turned to neighbors' yards and carried buckets on sleds. They hand-packed the snowman like an ice-cream cone. "It's solid ice," he said. "I put the arms in with my power drill." It took a month to complete the project.
  • Image from space of Alaskan volcanic eruption on December 12

    12/19/2005 1:03:16 PM PST · by cogitator · 7 replies · 1,701+ views
    NASA Earth Observatory ^ | December 14, 2005 | MODIS
    I posted this as the Geology Picture of the Week, but I felt that it's "newsworthy" enough for the Activism side. Geology Picture of the Week, December 18-24, 2005: Augustine Volcano Erupts (Alaska)
  • Geology Picture of the Week, December 18-24, 2005: Augustine Volcano Erupts (Alaska)

    12/19/2005 12:53:37 PM PST · by cogitator · 35 replies · 5,162+ views
    NASA Earth Observatory ^ | December 14, 2005 | MODIS
    Here's a couple pictures of Augustine from ground level or air. I seem to remember that the late Kraffts (famous and somewhat reckless volcano photographers) did some nuee ardente photography on the slopes of Augustine. However, they were unsatisfied with the results, so later on they went to Mount Unzen in Japan, and a larger-than-expected nuee ardente incinerated them. If you play with fire... 1986 Eruption A nuee ardente heads downslope On a quieter day
  • "Bridges to Nowhere" is a cute, meaningless sound bite

    11/16/2005 3:56:13 PM PST · by redpoll · 225 replies · 2,912+ views
    myself | 16 Nov 2005 | redpoll
    I've had it with the phrase "Bridges to Nowhere." Someone has to speak up for Alaskans. I've lived in Ketchikan and the Mat-Su valley, two of the places next to "nowhere." Ketchikan is a thin strip of roadway on a mountain cliff next to the ocean. The bridge would connect Ketchikan to the island next door, which has many square miles of flat land that could be developed for the benefit of the community. The Knik Arm bridge connects Anchorage, Alaska's largest city, with the Mat-Su valley, Alaska's fastest growing community. Calling the Knik Arm bridge a bridge to "nowhere"...