Tok, AK


Treatment Center Feasibility Assessment – Request for Proposal

Contact: Ginessa Sams, Behavioral Health Director, Tanana Chiefs Conference. Telephone: (907) 452-8251, ext. 3336. Scope: Tanana Chiefs Conference Health Services invites qualified and interested individuals/firms to submit proposals for the following scope of service within the TCC Behavioral Health Division including:. • Complete a feasibility assessment—evaluate the unmet long-term residential...

The Story of Three Bears: Tok was too small, cities are too big, and the retail chain’s future is just right

The Three Bears Alaska grocery and retail chain began as an unassuming roadside store and has blossomed over the decades. “We’re definitely an Alaska company,” says Three Bears’ CEO Dave Weisz. “We started in Alaska. Our employees are all Alaskan. We will be moving up in the next few years in the range of about 1,200 employees to staff all the new locations we have going on.”

USDA grants $3.6M to improve wastewater systems and landfills in Interior Alaska

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is granting $3.6 million to Interior Alaska villages to help improve water systems and landfills. The grants will pay for new well and wastewater treatment systems for homes in Rampart and improvements to McGrath’s water system. They’ll also fund the engineering and environmental reports for a new solid waste facility in Ruby, new landfills in Rampart and Tanacross, and repairs to Nenana’s wastewater treatment system.

Denali Fault Earthquake, 20 years later

Upon feeling a familiar "swirling" motion that Sunday afternoon of Nov. 3, 2002, I left the kitchen and walked to the living room of our Slana home. I'm always a little jumpy during earthquakes, remembering the 1964 quake at age nine. Gary, my husband, agreed he felt it, but continued to sit in his recliner in another room. A few seconds later after a hard jolt, he joined me in the center of the house where there were no windows and many doorframes.

Photo of the day August 31

Had to go to Glennallen, AK, Sooooooo its mandatory you stop and get a shot of the Yellow Super Cub that sits on the small lake just past the Tok cut off. Photo Courtesy Richard Mitchell.

Japan police find bullet marks near Abe assassination site

TOKYO — (AP) — Japanese police said Wednesday they have found what they believe are several bullet marks on a building near the site of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's assassination last week in western Japan, apparently from the first shot fired from a suspect's powerful homemade gun that narrowly missed Abe.

Burn closure takes effect before holiday weekend

A burn closure will go into effect in most of Southcentral Alaska starting Friday night. It’s been hot and dry in Southcentral Alaska for most of the summer, pushing the fire risk toward extreme. The Alaska Division of Forestry issued the emergency burn closure order on Thursday, taking effect on Friday just before midnight. All burning that would require a burn permit is now prohibited, including burn barrels, lawn burning, debris piles, commercial and agricultural burning and uncontained fires, like backcountry campfires.

Man arrested in Tanacross for attempted murder

Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - A man was arrested Sunday after he allegedly chased another resident through Tanacross while shooting at him. The report came to Tok-based troopers Sunday morning at about 4:03. It was reported that Lawrence Joe was chasing David “Alex” Joe through the village and shooting at him....

The Alaska Department of Transportation creates committee

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Increased industrial traffic is expected this year between Tetlin and the Fort Knox corridor, and members of the public have expressed concern over the situation. According to Danielle Tessen, the Public Information Officer for the Alaska Department of Transportation (DOT), the department has formed a committee...

DOT&PF calls for independent Corridor Analysis between Tetlin and Ft. Knox

(FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) will perform an independent Corridor Analysis of the route between Tetlin and Ft. Knox in response to public concerns over a proposed mining development, and plans to truck ore between the two locations. Additionally, the department will bring together a Transportation Advisory Committee to participate in the analysis, review the work, and make final recommendations.

Alaska border crossing getting an upgrade

(The Center Square) – The Alcan Land Port of Entry (LPOE) that connects Tok, Alaska, to Yukon Territory, Canada, is getting a $187 million upgrade, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced Friday. The money, which comes from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law signed by President Joe Biden last year,...

Wages in Southeast Fairbanks second highest in state

According to information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, which includes Delta Junction and Fort Greely, had the second highest wages in the state for the second quarter of 2021. Average wage in the area was $1,503 per week, or $78,156 per year based upon a 52-week year. Based upon a 40-hour week, the average hourly wage was $37.58. The data was based upon 250 establishments.

Greely reduces activities, moves to “situational telework”

Fort Greely Garrison Commander Joey Orr has instituted a “situational telework” environment on post citing an increase in the number of positive tests for the coronavirus in the Fairbanks North Star Borough, Southeast Fairbanks Census District, and on Fort Greely. “Fairbanks North Star Borough and the Southeast Fairbanks...

Alaskan Electric School Bus Operates in Extremely Cold Temperature

Batteries and cold weather don't usually mix, but one transportation company pushes the boundaries. Gerald "Stretch" Blackard, co-owner of Tok Transportation, told AccuWeather National Reporter Emmy Victor that the firm acquired an electric school bus to test it out in the country's coldest state. "Batteries and cold temperatures don't mix...