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Alaska troopers encourage selfies for backcountry travelers

...Alaskans take a selfie right before heading out into the backcountry, as a way to account for their whereabouts.Troopers spokesperson Beth Ipsen said the advice to snap a selfie is part of a larger push to encourage those venturing into the backcountry to...
Tyonek man arrested for threatening post

...went into a "modified lockdown," on Tuesday, according to a Facebook post from the Kenai Peninsula School District spokesperson Pegge Erkeneff. Erkneff wrote in a Wednesday email that the district would not be issuing a formal release of information...
Rich Lowry: Of course it is Islam

...realized that they needed some justification, did they reach for Islam.It was in this spirit that State Department deputy spokesperson Marie Harf said that the militants of Boko Haram "claim to be active in the name of Islam" (emphasis added). So add...
Kenai outage caused by failed insulator

Portions of Kenai lost power around 6:20 Wednesday night. Homer Electrical Association Spokesperson Joe Gallagher said that 1, 947 meters were affected by the outage. "It was related to a problem with an insulator, which is...
HEA educates public at annual energy fair

...Fair Saturday at Kenai Middle School in Kenai this, November 1. This is the event's sixth annual installment. HEA's spokesperson Joe Gallagher described the purpose of the fair. "What we do is invite local vendors who are involved in any form of energy...
Two injured in Thanksgiving Day plane crash near Cook Inlet

...sometime before noon on Thursday, according to Alaska State Troopers. Two people were rescued via helicopter, said Troopers spokesperson Tim DeSpain. "The plane crash was seen from the air, pretty much across the inlet from Nikiski and they could see two...
Borough drops plan to access North Road gravel pit

...The proposed road would continue from the end of the Spur Highway to Otter Creek in the Gray Cliffs subdivision.Apache spokesperson Lisa Parker said Apache has applied for permits with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Because road construction would...
Soldotna family has first CPH baby of 2015

...midwifery, this birth went a lot faster after she induced labor. "The hospital staff did a great job," she said. CPH spokesperson Camille Sorenson said while the birth is earlier than last year's firstborn, which came in a 10:42 p.m. on Jan...
Ice roads create slippery morning commute

...the trailer back upright.Trooper spokesperson Megan Peters said because the hour due to the icy roads, KPBSD spokesperson Pegge Erkeneff wrote in an email...Alaska Department of Transportation spokesperson Shannon McCarthy said in response to...
Icy roads create slippery commute

...the trailer back upright. Trooper spokesperson Megan Peters said because the hour due to the icy roads, KPBSD spokesperson Pegge Erkeneff wrote in an email...roads turn to a sheet of ice. ADOT spokesperson Shannon McCarthy said in response to...


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