Big Lake, Alaska and The Susitna Valley News, Weather, Events, And More

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State Winter Road Maintenance Priority Map

Public NoticesHere is a Winter Road Maintenance Priority Map. Source

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News from Office of the State Veterinarian

Pets and AnimalsThe last few months have been busy at Alaska’s Office of the State Veterinarian (OSV)!

Our staff spent much of the last month on the road, visiting fairs across the state doing livestock checks, poultry testing, and public outreach. You might have seen us at the Southeast Alaska State Fair (Haines), Tanana Valley State Fair (Fairbanks), Kenai Peninsula Fair (Ninilchik), Deltana State Fair (Delta Junction), Kodiak Rodeo and State Fair (Kodiak), or the Alaska State Fair (Palmer).

In a crowded, busy place such as a state fair, it is important that all members of the community work together to ensure a safe and disease-free environment for everyone. This is why Dr. Coburn and I visit each fair and work with a team of volunteer veterinarians to inspect livestock entries. It is our job to ensure that all animals are free of diseases and parasites that could potentially infect other animals or humans. We also educate 4-H participants about the importance of biosecurity and how to prevent illness in their livestock as well the transmission of zoonotic diseases to their human family members.

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Veterans and Remembrance Day

AnnouncementsPress Release

WHEREAS, Veterans and Remembrance Day is our opportunity to honor our war veterans, and to acknowledge the origins of this November date which became a tradition at the end of the First World War; and

WHEREAS, in 1918, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month a temporary cessation of hostilities was declared between the Allied nations and Germany, then known as “The Great War.” Initially this date was observed in many countries as Armistice Day. Twenty years later, in 1938, it became an official federal holiday; and

WHEREAS, the 11th day of November has become an occasion to show gratitude to the American men and women who defend our nation’s founding ideas, protect the innocent, and liberate the oppressed from tyranny and terror, and our allies in the Commonwealth Nations honor their service members who fought and died alongside those serving in the United States Armed Forces on this day; and

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Man found deceased in Houston

Police BlotterOn 11/02/2017 at approximately 8:47 a.m., AST was notified of an unresponsive person in the ditch near milepost 59 of the Parks Hwy in Houston. Palmer AST responded and confirmed the man was deceased. Palmer GIU responded to assist. The deceased has been identified however next of kin has not been notified. Efforts to notify next of kin are underway. The SME’s office is conducting an autopsy. Investigation continues.

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Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles Due to Failure to Discharge and Nozzle Detachment: One Death Reported

Public NoticesName of product: Kidde fire extinguishers with plastic handles

Hazard: The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard.

Remedy: Replace

Recall date: November 2, 2017

Recall number: 18-022

For more information visit https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/kidde-recalls-fire-extinguishers-with-plastic-handles-due-to-failure-to-discharge-and

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Big Lake woman uninjured in crash

Police BlotterOn 11/01/17 at 7:16 p.m., AST responded to mile 49 of the Parks Highway in Wasilla for a 2 vehicle collision. Michael Roehl, age 17 of Wasilla, was driving a white 2001 Ford pick-up north bound and collided with a black 2007 Dodge pick-up driven by Nicole Musick, age 32 of Big Lake. No injuries were reported and the Dodge was towed from the scene. Foggy weather and icy road conditions were a factor.

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Tonight: Astronomy presentation at the Big Lake Public Library

ScienceSubmitted by Roma Scougal, Big Lake Public Library

Thursday Nov. 2nd, 6 pm.

All ages are welcome, but the presenter prefers not to have babies or very small kids who may not have the attention span to stay quiet.

Everyone will receive handouts, and weather permitting, will be able to view the rings of Saturn, craters on the Moon, etc., through a powerful telescope.

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Trespass- Big Lake

Police BlotterOn 10-31-17 at approximately 1:30 p.m., AST responded to a residence on Halston Avenue in Big Lake for a report of a disturbance. Investigation revealed that a female was trespassing on the property and fled prior to AST's arrival. Charges of Trespass will be forwarded to the Palmer DAO on the female.

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Big Lake man arrested, knocks down powerlines

Police BlotterOn 10/31/2017, approximately 1:10 a.m., Alaska State Troopers investigated a single vehicle collision near the intersection of S Southpark Drive and Big Lake Road, Big Lake.

Investigation revealed 33 year old Ray K. Allen of Big Lake was intoxicated when he lost control of the purple 1995 Ford pick-up truck he was operating northbound on S Southpark Drive. The truck collided with a utility pole, causing downed power lines and approximately $3000 damage to the utility equipment.

Allen, who does not have a valid driver's license, then left the scene without reporting it and was later contacted at his residence where he was arrested without incident and remanded to MSPT where he was to be released on his own recognizance after being sober.

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Big Lake man arrested on warrant

Police BlotterOn 10/30/17, at 6:05 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence in Big Lake for a reported disturbance. On scene, Troopers contacted Lloyd C. Ives, 32 yoa of Big Lake. Ives was found to have a no bail arrest warrant out of Palmer. Ives was arrested on the warrant and remanded to MSPT with bail set at 3 days to serve.

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Search and Rescue-Willow

Police BlotterUpdate: On 10/30/2017 at approximately 9:10 a.m., Alaska State Troopers were able to contact 67 year old Shang O. Yi of Anchorage, on his mobile phone. Yi reported to AST that he had found a camp and was safe. Troopers, Park Rangers and members of Mat-SAR were able to pinpoint his location and after multiple attempts, reach his location by foot. At approximately 2:45 p.m., rescue personnel were able to safely escort Yi back to his vehicle at the Red Shirt Lake Trail head. Yi was able to leave on his own accord without any reported injuries.

On 10/29/2017, approximately 8:30 p.m., Alaska State Troopers and members of the Mat-SAR rescue group responded to a reported overdue hiker near the Nancy Lake Recreational Park in Willow. Investigation revealed one 67 year of age male from Anchorage had gone hiking earlier in the day and then gotten lost after sunset. At approximately 5:00 a.m. on 10/30 ground search efforts were suspended and expected to resume again after sunrise on 10/30.

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Wasilla man arrested in Big Lake

Police BlotterOn 10/25/2017 at approximately 11:42 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop at the Big Lake Tesoro on a Saturn sedan for an equipment violation. Investigation revealed a passenger, Jeremy Anderson, age 37 of Wasilla, had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for failure to appear on the original charge of Misconduct Involving a Weapon in the Third degree. Anderson was arrested and transported to Matsu Pretrial where he was remanded on his $2,500 warrant plus court approved third party custodian.

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Driver eludes Troopers in Big Lake

Police BlotterOn October 28, 2017 at about 2:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a blue 2000 Honda Civic without a windshield on Big Lake Road. The male driver failed to stop for AST and eluded at a high rate of speed, later fleeing on foot. A possible suspect has been identified. Investigation continues.

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Troopers seek information in Big Lake burglary/trespass

Police BlotterOn October 28, 2017 at about Noon, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a burglary at a residence off of Kenaka Bena Loop in Big Lake. Investigation revealed an unknown person forcefully entered a residence and rummaged through the entire residence, damaging some appliances while doing so.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Alaska State Troopers at 352-5401.

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Big Lake woman arrested

Police BlotterOn 10/28/17 at approximately 12:43 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence on Sunrise Dr in Big Lake for a report of a disturbance. Investigation revealed Nancy Scott, age 58, of Big Lake damaged the residence. She was arrested, transported and remanded to MSPT where her bail was set at no bail.

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