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National Park Service Investigating Three Men Charged with Approaching Brown Bears in Katmai National Park

Three men have been federally charged for illegally leaving the Brooks Falls viewing platform and entering a closed area of the Brooks River at Brooks Falls, Katmai National Park on August 9th, 2018. The men are  charged with creating a hazardous condition in a closed area and approaching, within 50 yards of, brown bears. The […]

Juneau Police Officer Accidentally Hits Pedestrian While on Patrol

On September 23, at about 8:09 PM, a Juneau Police Officer was on patrol in the area of Mendenhall Loop Road and Valley Boulevard. The officer was stopped at the intersection on a red light, waiting to turn left onto Valley Boulevard. As the light turned green, the officer waited for oncoming cars to pass […]

Addendum enables Health Care Providers to utilize Alternative Means

On September 22nd, 2021 Commissioner Adam Crum signed an addendum to Public Health Emergency Order Number One. This addendum will enable Health Care Providers to utilize alternative means to handle the strain that the health care system is currently facing during the latest surge of COVID-19 cases.

Southeast Alaska now equipped with Learjet45 XR: Flying ICU

Airlift Northwest, the not-for-profit air medical transport service of UW Medicine, has deployed a new aircraft to its base at Juneau International Airport to serve the communities of Southeast Alaska. The new Learjet45 XR has a range of nearly 2,000 miles a cruising speed of 480 mph, and is ideal for quickly and safely transporting […]

Routine Traffic Stop in Nikiski results in Arrest under Multiple Charges

On September 22 at 1:25 PM, Soldotna Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a gold Toyota Sienna van on Holt Lamplight near Canova Court in Nikiski after it was observed on Baun Drive going 60mph in a 25mph residential area. The driver was identified as 25 year old Christian T. Athey of Nikiski. […]

AWT Helo 2 & 5 Help Arrest Two Men in Beaver; Both With Outstanding Warrants

On September 22 around 8:00 a.m. the Alaska State Troopers Northern Special Emergency Reaction Team responded to the community of Beaver to serve a high-risk arrest warrant for 31-year-old Beaver resident Michael Evans. Evans had a $20,000 felony warrant for 2nd degree Assault and Violating Conditions of Release. With the assistance of the Alaska Wildlife […]

Montessori Charter School in Kenai Recognized As National Blue Ribbon School

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona recognized 325 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2021, including Soldotna Montessori Charter School, of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. “This year’s cohort of honorees demonstrates what is […]