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Dozens of Manley Hot Springs residents remain displaced after flood

Some Manley Hot Springs residents are frustrated by a lack of guidance and assistance as they begin recovering from last weekend’s major ice jam flood. “You know, people have come out and did a lot of talking, but everything is so slow moving,” said resident Kobi Purdy. “And it doesn’t feel like anything has been done yet, and everybody has all these contaminants in their yard and in their house.”
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Disaster emergency declared amid ice jam flooding in Alaska

An observation program leader at the National Weather Service in Fairbanks described the flood as the second-worst seen there in the last 45 years. An ice jam about 10 miles down the Tanana River in Alaska has caused flooding in the village of Manley Hot Springs, which is located west of Fairbanks. A flood warning was issued by the National Weather Service Saturday as the ice jam formed on the river.
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Flood Warning: High water reported as breakup continues

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - The National Weather Service Alaska-Pacific River Forecast Center issued a Flood Warning for Circle after an ice jam was reported on the Yukon River. Forecasters say the jam is about six miles downriver from Circle and is causing river levels to rise and flood the area....

Tanana River ice jam has broken

MANLEY HOT SPRINGS, Alaska (KTUU) - The ice jam on the Tanana River that flooded the village of Manley Hot Springs over the weekend has broken, according to a briefing delivered to the Alaska Legislature by the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. “The jam has actually broken,” Sen....

‘Monster’ landslide remains unstable, officials say

According to a community alert, police arrested 36-year-old Kreston Neal after a short pursuit and prolonged incident where Neal refused to exit his vehicle. Police reported that they received multiple reports at 5:07 p.m. on Saturday of a gray Subaru Outback that was involved in a hit and run and attempting “to collide with pedestrians.”

Flooding in Manley Hot Springs

Manley Hot Springs, Alaska (KINY) - The State Emergency Operations Center staff is responding to flooding in Manley Hot Springs. The Governor’s office has been in contact with Senator Bishop and Representative Cronk and the Emergency Operation Center has been activated. State resources are on the ground to assist.

Manley Hot Springs flooding from ice jam

MANLEY HOT SPRINGS, Alaska (KTUU) - The Tanana River is flooding the village of Manley Hot Springs due to an ice jam approximately 10 miles down the river. Saturday night on his Twitter page, Gov. Mike Dunleavy posted, “I declared a disaster emergency for the Yukon Koyukuk Regional Education Attendance Area (REAA) due to a significant ice jam flood impacting Manley Hot Springs. The declaration directs all State of Alaska agencies to respond to this event.”

TCC Leadership Meet with Secretary Deb Haaland

Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC) leadership had the opportunity to host a meeting with Secretary Deb Halaand. Chief/Chairman Brian Ridley met with Secretary Halaand along with Vice-President Sharon Hildebrand, Secretary/Treasurer Charlie Wright, Chief Rhonda Pitka of Beaver, Chief Karma Ulvi of Eagle, Chief Nancy James of Gwichyaa Zhee (Fort Yukon) and Julie Roberts-Hyslop of Tanana.

In Tanana, Alaska, ‘a way of life’ comes to a bittersweet close

In the Athabaskan village of Tanana at the confluence of the Tanana and Yukon Rivers, basketball is described as “a way of life.” This year, the whole town pulled together to see a group of boys take the game all the way to the state championship. As Emily Schwing reports, it was a bittersweet season. The team narrowly missed the state title, and it will be years before the village sees another team step onto a court.

Identity of person killed in Tanana Fire last Fall identified

Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The person killed in a residential fire in Tanana last November 17 has been positively identified by the State Medical Examiner's Office as 58-year-old Charles Erhart of Tanana. The Alaska State Fire Marshal's Office determined the fire originated on the floor adjacent to the wood stove...

Tragic Structure Fire in Fairbanks

On Wednesday around 9:21 PM, the Alaska State Troopers in Fairbanks received a report of a residential structure fire in Tanana. The homeowner and single occupant were unaccounted for at the time of the fire. Approximately one hour into the fire suppression efforts, human remains were discovered inside, and they are believed to be the homeowner.

Remains recovered from Tanana house fire

Tanana, Alaska (KINY) - State Troopers recovered remains from a house fire in Tanana Thrusday evening. About an hour into fighting the fire - which kept the Tanana fire department on scene all night - human remains were discovered inside the structure. According to the trooper dispatch, the owner of...
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#21 Alaska Log Cabin build, Ridge Pole preparation

This trip brought 2 Marines back together for work on the cabin, fishing, forest fire preparation, good food and a trip to the world famous Manley Hot Springs. Alaskan family fun on the banks of the Tanana River West of Fairbanks Alaska.

Fires south of Manley Hot Springs merge

The Dry Creek Fire and Zitziana River Fire burning south of Manley Hot Springs merged on Thursday and have burned an estimated 7,200 total acres. The fire is now considered the Dry Creek Fire (#195). The Medford #10 Type 2 Initial Attack Fire Crew from Oregon will arrive at the...