Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage
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A motorcycle collision with a moose on the Glenn Highway left a man dead and his passenger in critical condition. Driver Ryan Beachy, 29, of Sutton was southbound at Mile 92.5 Tuesday night, when the moose went into the road and got hit. Beacy and the moose were dead at the scene. Injured was Tracy Bushnell, 25, of Indian.
The Obama administration’s top officials dealing with Arctic issues were in Anchorage Friday looking for comments from Alaskans about their new Arctic Policy. They got plenty of them, from a standing room-only crowd.
A group of Anchorage residents is ready to build Alaska’s first co-housing project. A form of condominium, co-housing is not really accounted for in current zoning codes, but may be a housing option preferable to those who seek a sustainable future in an urban environment. It reduces costs and is without the privacy concerns that room-mate situations have. In order to do it, you have to put your money on the line.
KSKA: Tuesday 6/18 at 10:00 am
Monday a body was found in a wooded area near Bartlett High School in Anchorage. Police say the body was decomposed and there are no obvious signs of foul play. An autopsy may help discover the cause of death. No identity yet released.
An all-terrain vehicle loaded with three people tipped in Butte Creek last Friday and one person was later pulled out dead.
A woman was attacked by a cow moose in Kincaid Park in Anchorage Monday. Parks and Rec says the incident occurred when the woman and her husband were taking an evening walk on the Mize Loop Trail and inadvertently came between the moose and her calf.
The National Park Service says there will be no charges against the man who shot a cow moose last week near the Denali National Park visitor center.
A man overboard from a fishing vessel in the Copper River Delta could not be revived when he was pulled back aboard Monday. He’s identified as Cornell Perry Bean Junior, 40, of Kake, who went overboard from the “Esperanza.” They say he was only in the water for about ten minutes.
What if polluters had to pay, and the money went to you? Peter Barnes, author of the influential book “Who Owns the Sky,” has a new idea for selling the commons and paying dividends. It’s an idea with strong roots in Alaska, and this investment strategy will be the topic of the next Talk of Alaska.
KSKA: Tuesday, 6/11 at 10:00am
The Interior Department’s top oil leasing official is in Alaska. Acting Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management Tommy Beaudreau heads to Barrow on Friday to hear what people have to say about Arctic leasing. He got a preview Thursday in Anchorage.
The U.S. House has passed a $73.5 billion Military Construction Appropriations bill, which includes Veterans Administration programs. About $200 million of that would be spent in Alaska. Representative Don Young says the bill includes money to start reducing a backlog of VA claims.
A cargo vessel has been detained at the dock in Valdez because something oily is leaking out of its containers. The Caribbean-registered “BBC Arizona” was delivering construction beams when the leak was discovered.
Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan has filed a letter of intent to run for state office, but he says he’s still keeping his options open about what he might run for, and he might not run for any.
Alaska Airlines announced a schedule of December direct flights between Anchorage and Las Vegas, with a special promotional fare on Tuesday. It is also introducing a Phoenix direct route at that time. And it says it will be bringing in Horizon Air planes for some in-state routes beginning next March.
The long awaited entry of telecommunications carrier Verizon into the Alaska market is now happening. The company announced it is about to light up its 4G LTE network in the more urban parts of the state and begins taking customers for data transmission Friday.
Early Saturday morning a man assaulted a couple from the Pribilof Islands with his car in the parking lot of a hotel near the Anchorage airport. Reportedly the vehicle was occupied by two people, who first accosted the couple with insults and then went after them with the car.
BP today announced a billion dollar spending program for the North Slope. The company said this decision was made because of changes made in Alaska’s oil tax. BP said some of the spending could come this year. Later BP plans to bring two more drilling rigs to the Slope by 2016 and says it is evaluating another $3 billion of development projects with its partners in the western end of the Prudhoe Bay area. And it says it is ready to start selling its natural gas.
It took a strong subsistence culture to live on King Island, and that culture is still remembered long after the island’s last occupants left in the 1960s. Now one artist believes the time has come to return to King Island. Meet Inupiaq poet and author Joan Naviyuk Kane, on the next Talk of Alaska.
KSKA: Tuesday, June 4 at 10:00am
Wednesday, the federal on-scene coordinator of the Kulluk grounding incident testified to investigators that before the rig departed he was confident that Shell was doing a good job. Coast Guard Captain Paul Mehler said he wished he would have taken a closer look at the tug that was to tow the rig.
A motorcyclist died Sunday when her vehicle hit the guardrail on the Alaska Highway near Dot Lake. Gail Erikcsen, of Delta Junction, was 48.