Latest Anchorage News

Free to a good home: 1 newspaper in Alaska

Nov. 20, 2019 5:24 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Free to a good home: One newspaper. Not a single edition of a paper but the entire newspaper. Publisher Larry Persily is willing to give away The Skagway News to the right person or couple who are willing to move to Skagway, Alaska, a cruise ship town that once boasted four...

Railroad begins quake repairs along Anchorage embankment

Nov. 20, 2019 11:56 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Railroad has launched repairs for an embankment damaged by the November 2018 magnitude 7.1 earthquake. KTVA-television reports the work is along mainline track in south Anchorage near the Oceanview neighborhood. Railroad spokesman Tim Sullivan says workers are moving in...

Alaska company opens state’s largest solar farm facility

Nov. 20, 2019 9:33 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska company has opened the state’s largest solar farm with expectations of generating enough electricity to power about 200 homes, officials said. Renewable IPP officially opened the 1.2-megawatt facility near Willow Nov. 15, The Alaska Journal of Commerce reported...

Anchorage police arrest suspect in kidnapping, assault

Nov. 19, 2019 12:23 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 25-year-old woman suspected of kidnapping and sexually assaulting an 18-year-old driver who gave her a ride has turned herself in to police. The Anchorage Daily News reports Nellie Serradell was arrested at a hotel and driven to a hospital for treatment of medical issues. Online...

NAIA Montana Tech shocks Montana 74-72

Nov. 19, 2019 1:20 AM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Sindou Diallo scored 24 points and NAIA member Montana Tech shocked defending Big Sky Conference champion Montana 74-72 on Monday night. It was the first lost to a non-Division I team in 11 games under coach Travis DeCuire, their first since losing at D-II Alaska Anchorage early in...

Alaska tax change group sues over ballot initiative wording

Nov. 18, 2019 2:25 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A group seeking changes to Alaska’s oil tax credit system filed a lawsuit against state officials over language describing its initiative. Vote Yes for Alaska’s Fair Share filed a complaint in Anchorage Superior Court Nov. 14 against Republican Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer...

Guide business owner appointed to Alaska House

Nov. 18, 2019 1:25 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Republican who owns his own hunting and fishing guiding business has been appointed to the Alaska Legislature. Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s office announced late Sunday night that Melvin Gillis has been selected to replace Josh Revak to an open seat for the Anchorage area in the...

Tuluksak woman arrested after assault with fireplace tool

Nov. 18, 2019 11:49 AM EST

TULUKSAK, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers arrested a southwest Alaska woman after she reportedly struck a family member with a fireplace tool. Troopers say 29-year-old Melissa Mike of Tuluksak (too-LOOK-sak) on Friday struck the family member and caused a serious injury with a fire stoker. Mike was...

Alaskan city sees heat and snowfall records in single day

Nov. 17, 2019 6:47 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaskans have experienced both a record high temperature and a record amount of snowfall in the same day. The Anchorage Daily News reports the Municipality of Anchorage saw snowfall of more than a foot Saturday after tying a temperature record set in 1967. The National Weather...

Alaska police officer pleads not guilty to assault charges

Nov. 16, 2019 2:05 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska police officer has pleaded not guilty to charges of assaulting a man while on duty in September, court officials said. Prosecutors have accused Anchorage Officer Cornelius Aaron Pettus, 32, of punching and kicking 49-year-old Sam Allen, Anchorage Daily News reported...