Alaska News Nightly: December 26, 2012

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New Snowfall Ups Avalanche Danger in Southcentral

Daysha Eaton, KSKA – Anchorage

After little snow, Southcentral Alaska finally saw some accumulation with a Christmas Eve storm. But with the new snowfall comes avalanche danger. The Avalanche Advisory for the Turnagain area is a 4 out of 5 or high.

Body of Missing USCG Hiker Recovered on Christmas Day

Brianna Gibbs, KMXT – Kodiak

On Kodiak Island, the body of a Coast Guardsmen missing since Saturday was recovered Monday on Barometer Mountain.

Silver Bay Seafood’s Coming To Bristol Bay In 2014

Mike Mason, KDLG – Dillingham

Another seafood processor is planning to operate in Bristol Bay.

Alaska Native Arts Foundation Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage

The Alaska Native Arts Foundation is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. The foundation’s gallery is in downtown Anchorage but Trina Landlord, the executive director, says they now have a registry of more than 1,100 Alaska Native artists from across Alaska. She says beyond showcasing art and helping build economies in rural Alaska, the foundation offers training in both art and in business training for artists.

Volunteers Create 5,000 Yukon Quest Trail Markers

Emily Schwing, KUAC – Fairbanks

Volunteers gathered in south Fairbanks last weekend for the first in a handful of events leading up the start of the 30th running of the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race on February second. They were tasked with cranking out 5,000 trail markers for the event.

Juneau Youth Draws Attention Of John F. Kennedy Center

Kelsey Gobroski, KTOO – Juneau

Eight-year-old violinists and arts in Juneau schools have drawn the John F. Kennedy Center to the capital city. Representatives from the nation’s performing arts center are scoping out Juneau as a finalist for the Any Given Child program. It honors communities that provide high quality arts education to all children.

Web Search Reveals Painful, 50-Year Secret For Anchorage Family

Julia O’Malley, Anchorage Daily News

Bill Popp thought he knew his family. Popp is president of the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation. And his family is a close-knit, longtime Alaska clan who talk and text and gather often at Bill’s house in east Anchorage. But last year, everything Bill thought he knew about his family changed. And all it took was one random Google search. Anchorage Daily News columnist Julia O’Malley has the first story in a three part series.

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