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The department of public safety is increasing its crime-fighting arsenal with a new app to help residents view alerts and submit anonymous tips from their smartphone or computer. The AKtips app puts a powerful new crime-fighting tool into the hands of Alaskans of all ages. The AKtips app is available for download for free via […]

Merrill field airport Bird cannons

As a reminder, Merrill field airport is still utilizing bird cannons that make noise which discourage birds from inhabiting the runway and surrounding areas. There are three bird cannons that randomly fire up to three shots every 15 minutes. This is occurring between 6am – 9am and 4:30pm – 9pm, seven days a week, now […]

Earthquake Assessment

The state of Alaska deployed an interagency damage assessment team of borough and state officials to the Alaska Peninsula Monday following the magnitude 8.2 earthquake that occurred July 28th. the damage assessment team visited Perryville, Chignik lagoon, and Chignik bay to assess the impacts of quake and to meet with local officials. Residents and local […]

Kenai Rescue

Alaska wildlife trooper Laura Reid found herself in need of rescue as she and the child she was attempting to retrieve became swept up by the Kenai river current. A good Samaritan came quickly to their aide. Last week as the dipnet fishery on Kenai river was closing for the evening, trooper Reid spotted a […]

Two Injured in Overturned Cessna

Alaska Air National guardsmen of the 176th wing medically evacuated two injured occupants of an overturned Cessna 206 aircraft July 31. The aircraft turned over on Kukaklek lake and triggered the onboard emergency locator transmitter. Good Samaritans on scene transported the injured occupants to king salmon. The Alaska rescue coordination center requested assistance from the […]

Two Injured in Fiery Collision

On July 31 at approximately 12:39 p.m., Alaska state troopers responded to 69 mile of the Glenn highway for a report of a motor vehicle collision with injuries. While responding, both vehicles and surrounding woodland became fully engulfed in flames. In a nearby construction zone, an occupied granite construction water truck was located by AST […]

Aircraft Makes Emergency Landing

On August 1st at approximately 6:20 pm, Alaska state trooper dispatch received a call in regards to an aircraft that had to make an emergency landing on the park’s highway near mile 95, south of Talkeetna. Upon troopers’ arrival there was a single engine Seabee aircraft that was in the ditch on the northbound side […]