ALASKA - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ALASKA News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Man pleads guilty to killing woman in 1993 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57795948-78/odle-ellenwood-dna-guilty.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57795948-78/odle-ellenwood-dna-guilty.html.csp">Man pleads guilty to killing woman in 1993</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By jessica miller</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T20:36:33.886-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 08:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ogden • An Alaska man admitted Wednesday that two decades ago, he killed an elderly Ogden woman. Stephen Ellenwood, 41, pleaded guilty in Ogden’s 2nd District Court to aggravated murder for the May 1993 death of 92-year-old Grace Mae Odle. The offense is punishable by death, but in exchange for his guilty plea, prosecutors removed the death penalty from consideration, and asked instead that the man be sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole. Judge W. Brent West accepted Ellen...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57795948@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:36:33 MDT Rio Tinto pulls out of controversial Alaska mine http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57786676-79/mine-rio-tinto-pebble.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57786676-79/mine-rio-tinto-pebble.html.csp">Rio Tinto pulls out of controversial Alaska mine</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T17:56:31.225-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 05:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kennecott’s parent company, Rio Tinto, is pulling out of a proposed copper mine in southwest Alaska that sparked strong opposition because of the environmental harm it could cause in salmon-rich Bristol Bay. The London-based multinational company announced Monday it will donate its majority interest in the Pebble Project — a 19.1 percent shareholding — to two charitable organizations in Alaska. Rio Tinto’s withdrawal is another major blow to what would have been a massive open-pit copper, gold ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57786676@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 17:56:31 MDT Man who found body of ‘Into the Wild’ wanderer killed by cops http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57682155-68/samel-alaska-body-killed.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57682155-68/samel-alaska-body-killed.html.csp">Man who found body of ‘Into the Wild’ wanderer killed by cops</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RACHEL D’ORO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-14T12:03:46.526-06:00">Updated Mar 14, 2014 12:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Anchorage, Alaska • A relative says a man fatally shot by authorities in Alaska over the weekend was a moose hunter who found the body of a young wanderer whose story was featured in the movie “Into the Wild.” Alaska State Troopers say 52-year-old Gordon Samel was killed Sunday night after he backed his pickup toward a Wasilla police officer north of Anchorage. Samel was among three hunters who discovered the body of Christopher McCandless in an abandoned bus on the Stampede Trail near Healy mad...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57682155@www.sltrib.com Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:03:46 MDT Utah Grizzlies hockey: Brent Gwidt helps Utah beat Alaska 4-3 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57616308-77/goal-alaska-grizzlies-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57616308-77/goal-alaska-grizzlies-utah.html.csp">Utah Grizzlies hockey: Brent Gwidt helps Utah beat Alaska 4-3</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jeff Lowe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-02T00:10:01.791-06:00">Updated Mar 2, 2014 12:10AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">West Valley City • The Utah Grizzlies haven’t lost back-to-back home games all season, and with the first place Alaska Aces in town, they weren’t about to start a new trend. Brent Gwidt scored the game-winning goal off a perfect pass from Teigan Zahn with less than seven minutes remaining in the third period to help Utah beat the Aces, 4-3. “You never want to lose two in a row,” said Coach Tim Branham. “I thought it was really good response [after] yesterday’s game. We needed to put more puc...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57616308@www.sltrib.com Sun, 02 Mar 2014 00:10:01 MDT ECHL: Utah loses at home to Alaska http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57616336-77/utah-alaska-power-grizzlies.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57616336-77/utah-alaska-power-grizzlies.html.csp">ECHL: Utah loses at home to Alaska</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jeff Lowe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-28T23:24:40.968-06:00">Updated Feb 28, 2014 11:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Alaska goalie Gerald Coleman shut out the Grizzlies for more than 58 straight minutes to help beat Utah, 2-1, at the Maverik Center on Friday in front of 6,669 fans. The Grizzlies, winners of five of their last eight and boasting a 20-6-2-3 record in their last 31 games, lose to Alaska for the fifth time in the teams’ last five meetings. “We weren’t good enough on the penalty-kill,” said Coach Tim Branham. “We took some dumb penalties. … [Alaska] just managed the puck better than we did. T...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57616336@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Feb 2014 23:24:40 MDT Woman admits to Craigslist killing plus more than 20 others http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57554041-68/barbour-interview-carolina-miranda.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57554041-68/barbour-interview-carolina-miranda.html.csp">Woman admits to Craigslist killing plus more than 20 others</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-16T11:01:55.758-06:00">Updated Feb 16, 2014 11:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sunbury, Pa. • A Pennsylvania woman charged along with her newlywed husband in the murder of a man they met through Craigslist admitted to the slaying in a jailhouse interview with a newspaper and said she has killed more than 20 others across the country, claims police said they are investigating. In an interview with The Daily Item in Sunbury, 19-year-old Miranda Barbour said she wants to plead guilty to killing Troy LaFerrara in November. She also said in the interview that she has killed at ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-575540412014-02-16T11:01:55.758-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-16T11:01:55.758-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57554041@www.sltrib.com Sun, 16 Feb 2014 11:01:55 MDT Letter: Shirley Temple was wonderful child celebrity ‘hero’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57541563-82/shirley-temple-child-celebrity.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57541563-82/shirley-temple-child-celebrity.html.csp">Letter: Shirley Temple was wonderful child celebrity ‘hero’</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-15T08:04:58.831-06:00">Updated Feb 15, 2014 08:04AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">How sad I am to hear of Shirley Temple’s passing (“Shirley Temple, child star of the Depression, dies at 85,” Tribune, Feb. 11). Statistically speaking, I guess not many of us “over-80s” are still alive and still have our senses. How interesting it has been to have been young at the time of the Dionne quintuplets’ birth and the coronation that included Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret Rose! I remember listening to the radio broadcast the execution of Bruno Richard Hauptman for kidnapping the Li...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57541563@www.sltrib.com Sat, 15 Feb 2014 08:04:58 MDT