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Letter: Time to re-evaluate intensive game management

Letter: Time to re-evaluate intensive game management

John Schandelmeier‘s Sept. 25 reported that: “Moose hunters found little to get excited about. There were some spike/forks near the road, but very, very few larger bulls. The moose population in general seemed to be way down, especially in the upper areas of Unit 13B.” Schandelmeier has a 40-year-plus history hunting and trapping along the Denali Highway, and I assume […]

Letter: Begich stands with veterans

I‘m a veteran who supports Mark Begich for governor. I‘m also a former employee of Mark‘s. I was his Veterans Affairs point person when he was mayor of Anchorage, and I also worked for him when he was a U.S. senator. As a member of the Veterans Affairs committee in the Senate, Mark stood up for all vets in Alaska […]

After big-name departures, Anchorage’s Midtown Mall gets an overhaul

Maraya Davis owns two shops in what used to be called The Mall at Sears with her husband, where they sell clothing and gifts. She was worried when the Carrs Safeway grocery there  Then, earlier this year, Sears announced it would  at the Anchorage mall. It was one of the biggest tenants. It could have been a sign of serious decline for the 50-year-old […]

‘She knew who he was’: Unified by loss, Kotzebue puzzles over arrest in child homicide case

‘She knew who he was’: Unified by loss, Kotzebue puzzles over arrest in child homicide case

KOTZEBUE — The search is over. The FBI has flown home. But the questions about how 10-year-old Ashley Johnson-Barr died are just beginning. At the core of the mystery: Who is Peter Vance Wilson, the 41-year-old man and disappearance? In a small town with deep family roots, residents of the Northwest Alaska community said they recognized Wilson‘s face — enough […]

Wilson charged with kidnapping, sex abuse and murder of 10-year-old Ashley Johnson-Barr

Wilson charged with kidnapping, sex abuse and murder of 10-year-old Ashley Johnson-Barr

The Kotzebue man accused of lying to the FBI about the Sept. 6 disappearance of Ashley Johnson-Barr has now been charged with kidnapping and killing the fifth-grade girl. Prosecutors filed the new state charges against Peter Vance Wilson, 41, on Monday in Kotzebue. He is accused of sexually abusing and strangling Ashley the night she vanished. The cheery 10-year-old‘s disappearance prompted […]

A timeline of Ashley Johnson-Barr’s disappearance

The death of Ashley Johnson-Barr, a 10-year-old girl from Kotzebue, has shocked the Northwest Arctic community. On Thursday, against Peter Vance Wilson, 41, who has been accused of lying to the FBI. Here, a timeline lays out what is known so far about Johnson-Barr‘s disappearance and the accusations against Wilson. This timeline is based primarily on a federal affidavit by […]

Man who choked woman unconscious reaches plea deal with prosecutors

Man who choked woman unconscious reaches plea deal with prosecutors

Editor‘s note: This story contains graphic descriptions that may be disturbing to some readers. An Anchorage man who choked a woman into unconsiousness before sexually assaulting her won‘t have to serve jail time after making a deal with Anchorage prosecutors. Justin Scott Schneider, 34, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree assault for the attack in August of 2017, . […]