Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage
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Enstar, the natural gas utility in the Cook Inlet area, is being sold to a Canadian corporation. Enstar belongs to Semco Energy, which in turn was owned by Continental Energy Systems in Michigan.
Not to be outdone by Fairbanks, this January also ranks as one of the coldest Anchorage has experienced. With an average temperature of 3.8 degrees Fahrenheit though Jan. 26 at the Ted Stevens International Airport, this month is on pace to be the fourth coldest recorded since 1953.
Evening tutoring programs are nothing new for the Anchorage School District. But, they are always looking for ways to better serve the students, so this semester they are trying out something a little different.
A winter storm moving up the Kenai Peninsula has created some extremely hazardous driving conditions, even prompting the closure of the Whittier Tunnel as well as a stretch of the Seward Highway.
The Anchorage girl who was injected with heroin by 26-year-old Sean Warner, died just after noon Thursday.
The Alaska Army National Guard Armory in Kenai is open as an emergency shelter for Kenai Peninsula Borough residents who are without power. Homer Electric Association estimates that around 3,000 homes and businesses in the central Kenai Peninsula do not have power currently. Work will continue through the night but it could be Friday before power is restored to all.
Former UAA All-American David Registe won the bronze medal in the long jump at the Pan American Games on Tuesday, in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Last week, a consortium of Southcentral Alaska community colleges the University of Alaska Anchorage received a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to retrain laid off workers.
After graduating its largest class ever this past spring, Ilisagvik College kicked off its fall semester on Monday. In its effort to serve Alaskans, especially those on the North Slope, it has enacted a few new programs.
A 19-year-old Anchorage student was arrested Thursday for carrying a loaded handgun on a school bus. Anchorage School District Superintendent Carol Comeau says that the student was exiting a bus at the King Career Center when the gun fell out of his pocket.
Senator Lisa Murkowski unveiled the “Early Intervention for Graduation Success Bill” on Friday at East High School in Anchorage. Murkowski says this legislation would not introduce a new program, but would expand on dropout legislation that is already in place.
Berry crops in Southcentral Alaska, along with many shrubs and trees, have suffered this year from a widespread geometrid moth outbreak, causing defoliation in many plant species.
The Seward Highway has been closed in both directions due to a three-vehicle crash near Indian.
Four people were rescued after the Cessna 185 they were flying in crashed in Cook Inlet, around 22-miles southwest of Kenai.
The Blood Bank is critically low in five different blood types, O negative, O positive, A positive, B negative, and AB negative.
In a small museum in McGrath, among a plethora of gold rush and Alaska Native memorabilia sits a rocking chair fit for a President.
More than 4,300 lightning strikes in the northern half of Alaska caused a number of fires over the weekend.
Mao Tosi didn’t believe it when he received the first call from NBC “Today” Show personality Al Roker’s “Lend a Hand Today,” charity road trip. They told him that AK Pride — the non-profit that Tosi runs — and other local charities would receive $1.9 million worth of merchandise and donations.