Alaska Wildlife Troopers have once again hit the trail, this time snowmachining more than 1,000 miles across Alaska in less than a week in an effort to prevent suicides. This year, Alaska Wildlife Troopers Darrell Hildebrand, Thomas Akelkok, and Jon Simeon planned an ambitious journey to reach adults and school children in eight villages in rural Alaska. Other troopers joined the expedition for sections of the trek as they wound their way from Manley Hot Springs to Nome and back. The trip launched on March 16 and troopers are expected to reach Nome on March 21. Ruby was the first school on the visit followed by schools in Unalakleet, Shaktoolik, Koyuk, Elim, Golovin, White Mountain, and Nome.
Anchorage Police Department K9 dog earned its kibble on March 10. That’s when Anchorage Police Department received a report of a burglary in progress at a residence on Kalmia Drive in Anchorage.
An Eagle River man died in a rollover accident early Tuesday morning, March 11. According to Anchorage Police Department, a call came in about a single vehicle rollover accident shortly after 7 a.m.
The Chugiak Volunteer Fire Department rescued a teen from the Thunderbird Falls area early in the evening of March 15. According to CVFD public information officer David Eastman, the department was dispatched to Thunderbird Falls at 5:45 p.m.
A structure fire destroyed a Chugiak home on March 1. According to Chugiak Volunteer Fire Department public information officer David Eastman, the department was dispatched at 8:11 p.m. March 1 to a fire at 15419 Old Glenn Highway, after a passing motorist had observed smoke in the are Eight Chugiak Fire Department units responded.
Airmen with the Alaska Air National Guard’s 210th, 211th and 212th Rescue Squadrons rescued three snowmachiners stranded in the Talkeetna Mountains on Feb. 25. Four snowmachiners had set out for a ride in the Talkeetna Mountains when they became stuck, according to Lt. Col. John Morse, deputy director of the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center.