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The Northern Lights showcase some of its brightest moments over Alaska

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The Northern Lights showcase some of its brightest moments over Alaska


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‘He’s somewhere out there and I want to thank him’

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‘He’s somewhere out there and I want to thank him’


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Seward Highway reopened after accident near Portage

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Seward Highway reopened after accident near Portage


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Skier killed in Hatcher Pass avalanche

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Skier killed in Hatcher Pass avalanche


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North Pole couple face felony burglary charges

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North Pole couple face felony burglary charges


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NANA sells Anchorage hotels to focus on other business sectors

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NANA sells Anchorage hotels to focus on other business sectors


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Charges detail fight that troopers say led to Parks Highway homicide

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Charges detail fight that troopers say led to Parks Highway homicide


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College hoops roundup: CMU wins late; EMU, Oakland lose on road
Central Michigan 56, Cal Poly 53. ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Shawn Roundtree drilled a 3-pointer with four seconds left in the game to lift Central Michigan past Cal Poly, 56-53, on Friday night and send the Chippewas into the championship game of the Great Alaska Shootout. Roundtree hit a pair of free throws with 32 seconds left to give Central Michigan a three-point lead, but Cal Poly’s Victor Joseph hit a trey to tie it at 53-53 with 22 seconds remaining   Read More ...
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Places: United States |  Midwest |  East |  Michigan |  Alaska |  Anchorage | 
‘Alaskan Bush People’ Star Rainy Celebrates 15th Birthday, Shares 3 Thank-You Messages For Everyone
Rainy Brown of Alaskan Bush People celebrated her 15th birthday on Nov. 23 five days after her older sister Snowbird turned 23. Both sisters went out and had fun last Monday to mark the start of their birthday week. They ate cheesecakes, passed out on rides, and waited for a long queue for a photo under the Christmas bulb. And to make her day more special, the now 15-year-old star wrote thank-you messages on her Instagram account   Read More ...
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Arctic didn’t stop warming during 'global hiatus' — it got warmer
FAIRBANKS — A new study in the journal Nature Climate Change suggests that while the rest of the world was in a climate change hiatus between 1998 and 2012, the Arctic continued to warm six times the rate of the rest of the planet. As it turns out, gaps in temperature data in the Arctic during that time may have contributed to the misinterpretation that climate change had slowed   Read More ...
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Creamer’s Field is skiable now, but still a bit tussocky
Outdoors Editor’s note: Trip Report is an ongoing series about trail conditions around Interior Alaska. Sam Friedman wrote this trip report about an afternoon ski at Creamer’s Field. Did you go out last week? Send a trip report to Outdoors Editor Sam Friedman at . Party: Sam Friedman, Lauren Frisch and Daisy Tada! the dog Trip location: Creamer’s Field, an approximately 10-mile loop for Lauren and Daisy   Read More ...
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Readers share stories of Alaska cabin Thanksgivings
FAIRBANKS — There’s no official Butterball turkey how-to video for cooking a turkey with a wood stove, especially not with a tiny stove that’s not designed for cooking. But I know Alaskans are willing to improvise some tricks to make a Thanksgiving feast happen in remote conditions. As I headed out of town for a cabin Thanksgiving myself this week, I asked readers about challenges they’ve overcome when cooking Thanksgiving dinners in cabins   Read More ...
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Hundreds of dead blackfish found in waters near Bethel
Last Monday, Jacques Peter Smart walked through the snow to a creek in downtown Bethel, a shallow tributary from Arthur Dull Lake that runs above ground between Sixth and Seventh avenues. Hundreds of dead fish were curled together at the bottom of the rust-colored creek bed, each small enough to fit in your hand. "We're looking at a bunch of dead blackfish that washed out of Dull Lake," Smart said   Read More ...
Places: United States |  Alaska |  Unorganized |  Mamterillermiut | 
Juneau man turns vintage baseball mitts into wallets
KC Mack grew up with America’s pastime, playing baseball from a young age. Like any young player, he dedicated a huge amount of time to the most important item in his bag — his mitt. “As a kid, having your baseball mitt is your baby,” Mack said. “You’re always conditioning it, you’re always taking care of it.” Now, baseball mitts have gone from being his babies to being his business   Read More ...
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Dead fish discovered near Bethel prompts probe into cause
BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — Hundreds of dead blackfish have been washing up in waters near Bethel, prompting local authorities to assess how the fish were killed. KYUK-AM reports that students at the University of Alaska Fairbanks' Kuskokwim Campus began finding the dead fish earlier this month, causing officials with the Orutsararmiut Native Council to begin looking into the matter last week   Read More ...
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Alaska's largest airports launch new security procedures
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — New screening procedures have been put in place for carry-on baggage at Alaska's largest airports. The Transportation Security Administration announced Tuesday that passengers will be required to place all electronics larger than a cellphone in X-ray bins, KTUU-TV reported . Previous procedures only required laptops to be placed in the bins. "The electronics should be placed in a bin with nothing on top or below, similar to how laptops have been screened for several years," a security administration statement said   Read More ...
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Places: United States |  Alaska |  Anchorage | 
These Anchorage restaurants rule when it comes to atmosphere
Do you have a favorite restaurant (or two or 12) that you can't quite explain? A place where you love to go but don't always remember what's on the menu? When I'm reviewing a restaurant, I'm careful to focus on my plate: the food is the thing. But when I'm off the clock, I often crave something that has nothing to do with cuisine   Read More ...
Places: United States |  Alaska |  Anchorage |  Southcentral Alaska | 
‘Alaskan Bush People’: No ‘Official’ Update On Ami Brown, Cancer Diagnosis Leaves Fans Thinking Show Is Ending
Alaskan Bush People fans would like another “official” update on the health of Ami Brown and her cancer diagnosis from earlier this year. Fans continue to ask via visitor posts on the Alaskan Bush People Facebook page how Ami Brown is doing since she started radiation and chemotherapy treatment for late-stage lung cancer. The Discovery Channel has not updated fans on Brown family matriarch Ami Brown since a short video was uploaded to Facebook in August of Rain and Snowbird Brown thanking Alaskan Bush People fans for their love and support   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Tags: Diseases & Conditions |  Cancer | 
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Spenard’s Paradise Inn — and its famous sign — headed for auction
Most have never been to Spenard Road's Paradise Inn but many know its story-high neon palm tree, the one that casts a glow over the snow on winter mornings as buses rumble along and people file by with their chainsaws and engagement rings headed for the pawn shop on the corner. After 55 years, the old tree, at once an Anchorage neighborhood landmark and, neighbors say, a beacon for the criminal activity that went on in the hotel for decades, will likely come down   Read More ...
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Alaska man sentenced in threats against federal officials
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man has been sentenced to two years in prison and a year of supervised release for threatening to assault federal officials after he was denied mining permits. Jay Rolf Armstrong of Wiseman was sentenced Wednesday in Fairbanks after pleading guilty in August to two counts of making threats. According to court documents, he made numerous complaints to Bureau of Land Management officials involving decisions regarding his mining activities on public lands   Read More ...
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Tags: Judiciary |  Trials |  Sentencing |  Civil Actions | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Alaska |  Fairbanks | 
‘I was spellbound.’ Photogenic lynx family returns to Alaska couple’s deck
A family of lynxes who shot to online stardom after visiting an Alaska photographer’s deck in late September dropped by recently for a return visit – this time captured on video. Tim Newton discovered a lynx and her seven kittens on the deck of his home outside Anchorage early one morning and shot a series of photos that went viral. “I figured, I’ll probably never see any more of them,” Newton said at the time   Read More ...
Places: United States |  Alaska |  Anchorage | 
Fairbanks man killed in vehicle-snowmachine collision near Nenana
FAIRBANKS - A Fairbanks man is dead after his snowmachine collided with a vehicle on the side of the Parks Highway near Nenana on Tuesday. Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a vehicle collision near Mile 325.5 Parks Highway about 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to an AST press release. Wesley D. Jennings, 52, of Fairbanks, was driving a 2016 red Bearcat snowmachine south on the outside of the northbound lane of travel   Read More ...
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Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  West |  Pacific |  Alaska |  Fairbanks North Star |  Fairbanks | 
Interior Alaska cheerleaders hit the Big Apple for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
FAIRBANKS - What do Gwen Stefani, the Goo Goo Dolls, Hello Kitty, Miss America and Fairbanks' North Star All Stars cheerleaders have in common? They are scheduled to be part of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. The parade is televised starting at 9 a.m. Thursday on KTVF Channel 11. "We are the first cheer team ever to come from Alaska," said Angela Foster, team coach and owner of the North Star All Stars gym on the Old Richardson Highway   Read More ...
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Biologist trapper retires after helping transform Alaska's Aleutian Islands
FAIRBANKS — On Halloween 2017, Alaskan Steve Ebbert, 56, retired from his job as an invasive species biologist. His longtime mission of removing arctic foxes and other human-introduced species from the Aleutian Islands has left him with a legacy few of us will match. “There are hundreds of thousand more birds flying around on the planet because of that work. That’s a pretty cool accomplishment,” said Steve Delehanty, manager of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, referring to a program that began in the late 1940s   Read More ...
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Tags: Scientists |  Biologists | 
State attorneys general bash plan to hike national park fees
A group of state attorneys general on Wednesday urged the National Park Service to scrap its proposal to more than double the entrance fee at 17 popular national parks. The top government lawyers from 10 states and the District of Columbia sent a letter saying the increase could put access to the parks out of reach for many Americans. "We cannot let the most popular and awe-inspiring national parks become places for the wealthy," they said in the letter to the Park Service's acting director   Read More ...
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Places: North America |  United States |  West |  Pacific |  Alaska | 
Fairbanks North Star Borough contacting residents suspected of flouting burn ban
FAIRBANKS — Staff from the Fairbanks North Star Borough and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation were watching chimney pipes during the burn ban in North Pole earlier this week, an air quality official said. The manager of the borough Air Quality Division, Nick Czarnecki, said suspected violators will be getting letters. “FNSB and ADEC staff conducted field observations (Tuesday), which resulted in 25 violations of the stage 1 burn restriction, and warning letters have been sent out for each violation,” Czarnecki said in an email Wednesday   Read More ...
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Panel to look at testing issues for Alaska marijuana
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A committee will look at issues regarding the testing of cannabis products amid inconsistency in potency results from different labs, Alaska's top marijuana regulator said. Erika McConnell, director of the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office, told Anchorage television station KTVA she didn't know how long that process would take. McConnell, at a recent Marijuana Control Board meeting, recommended a review of testing regulations, citing, among other reasons, evidence of "significant deviation" in potency-testing results of the same product by different labs   Read More ...
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The Northern Lights showcase some of its brightest moments over Alaska
The Aurora Borealis, better known as the Northern Lights, shone brightly over Palmer, Alaska, during the night of Monday, November 20 and into the early hours of Tuesday morning.   Read More ...
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Fairbanks snowmachiner killed in a head-on collision
A man died after his snowmachine collided with an SUV Tuesday on the Parks Highway southwest of Fairbanks, according to Alaska State Troopers. Troopers said Wesley Jennings, 52 of Fairbanks, was driving his snowmachine southbound on the "outside edge" of the Parks Highway northbound lane. Chun-Hsiung Hsu, 58 of Taiwan, was driving a Dodge Journey northbound on the highway, troopers said in a dispatch posted online Wednesday evening   Read More ...
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Tags: Death & Dying | 
The Northern Lights showcase some of its brightest moments over Alaska
The Aurora Borealis, better known as the Northern Lights, shone brightly over Palmer, Alaska, during the night of Monday, November 20 and into the early hours of Tuesday morning.   Read More ...
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The Northern Lights showcase some of its brightest moments over Alaska
The Aurora Borealis, better known as the Northern Lights, shone brightly over Palmer, Alaska, during the night of Monday, November 20 and into the early hours of Tuesday morning.   Read More ...
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The Northern Lights showcase some of its brightest moments over Alaska
The Aurora Borealis, better known as the Northern Lights, shone brightly over Palmer, Alaska, during the night of Monday, November 20 and into the early hours of Tuesday morning.   Read More ...
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The Northern Lights showcase some of its brightest moments over Alaska
The Aurora Borealis, better known as the Northern Lights, shone brightly over Palmer, Alaska, during the night of Monday, November 20 and into the early hours of Tuesday morning.   Read More ...
Places: United States |  Alaska |  Palmer | 
The Northern Lights showcase some of its brightest moments over Alaska
The Aurora Borealis, better known as the Northern Lights, shone brightly over Palmer, Alaska, during the night of Monday, November 20 and into the early hours of Tuesday morning.   Read More ...
Places: United States |  Alaska |  Palmer | 
The Northern Lights showcase some of its brightest moments over Alaska
The Aurora Borealis, better known as the Northern Lights, shone brightly over Palmer, Alaska, during the night of Monday, November 20 and into the early hours of Tuesday morning.   Read More ...
Places: United States |  Alaska |  Palmer | 
New $521M Anchorage budget pays for more safety, snow plows, homelessness efforts
The Municipality of Anchorage will see a slightly bigger budget in the upcoming year. At its Tuesday night meeting, Assembly members approved a roughly $521 million operating budget. Amid declining revenues, the city is struggling to close a spending gap while dealing with increasing costs to handle public safety and homelessness. The new budget is about $12 million dollars over last year’s, and it taxes to the maximum allowable limit under the city’s charter   Read More ...
Places: United States |  West |  Pacific |  Alaska |  Anchorage |  Southcentral Alaska | 
Where the Road Ends: A motorcycle expedition from Alaska to Argentina
A group of four military veterans are riding motorcycles from Alaska to Argentina. Riding the Pan-America route is not unusual, but the Army vets are attempting an unprecedented continuous journey that includes going through the road less Darien Gap. The “Where the Road Ends” expedition started in Deadhorse on Veterans Day. Expedition leader Wayne Mitchell, who grew up in Alaska, said the idea for the 19,000-mile Pan-America journey began with a conversation with fellow rider and Alaskan Mike Eastham when they were deployed overseas   Read More ...
Places: United States |  Argentina |  West |  Pacific |  Alaska | 
Along with national recognition, 2 Alaska artists awarded $25,000 each
Alaska was well-represented among recipients of the 2017 Joan Mitchell Foundation’s grant awards for painters and sculptors. There are only 25 winners from around the country, and two of them are Alaskans: Anchorage residents Sonya Kelliher-Combs and Drew Michael. The grantees receive $25,000 each, along with some well-deserved recognition. Kelliher-Combs said she was eating breakfast with her aunt and uncle when she got the call telling her she’d won   Read More ...
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State releases agreement signed with China on gas pipeline venture
At a news conference this morning, Gov. Bill Walker unveiled the new gas pipeline agreement he signed in China earlier this month. Walker and Alaska Gasline Development Corporation president Keith Meyer talked about what they hope will come out of the agreement. Meyer said Alaskans will see significant progress on the proposed gas pipeline mega-project next year. “There’s going to be trips to China, trips from them to Alaska,” Meyer said   Read More ...
Places: United States |  China |  West |  Pacific |  Alaska | 
‘He’s somewhere out there and I want to thank him’
About this time two years ago, Eva Gerstung, a 32-year-old airport security screener, bought a drink for the person behind her in the Starbucks drive-through at Dimond Boulevard and the Old Seward Highway in Anchorage. In the car behind her: Abbey Valentine, 36. The trip for peppermint hot chocolate was the first time she'd gone out since she'd lost her 15-year-old chocolate beagle, Molly   Read More ...
Places: United States |  Alaska |  Anchorage | 
‘Alaskan Bush People’ Update: Ami Brown ‘Very Ill’ After Undergoing Second Round Of Chemotherapy
Alaskan Bush People will be airing a Christmas special and many fans are hoping to get more updates on the status of Ami Brown’s health after being diagnosed with lung cancer. While the special episode is still a few weeks away, a new report claims that the Brown family matriarch is struggling after undergoing her second round of chemotherapy. A lot of fans of Alaskan Bush People are expressing their concerns over Ami Brown after revealing last season that the Discovery Channel star was diagnosed with lung cancer   Read More ...
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Alaska Town At Center Of Taxicab Bootlegging Scandal
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Court hearings have been continued for 18 taxicab drivers charged with illegally selling alcohol out of their cabs in a remote Alaska town known for its large taxicab fleet. During a status hearing Wednesday, attorneys for the drivers in Bethel told a judge they need more time to review case discovery. The defendants, including a local taxicab company, have pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor counts of selling alcohol without a license   Read More ...
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Idaho beats Santa Clara to advance in Great Alaska Shootout
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – It took another come-from-behind effort but Idaho got it done in the first round of the Great Alaska Shootout, defeating Santa Clara 69-59. The Vandals will take on the winner of CSU-Bakersfield and Alaska-Anchorage on Friday night at 9 p.m. Pacific. THE GAME Both teams got out to slow starts, with neither team able to take much of a lead in the first half   Read More ...
Places: United States |  Alaska |  Santa Clara |  Anchorage | 
Governor reveals China-Alaska LNG deal, but skeptics still have questions
Gov. Bill Walker this week unveiled the agreement that could allow China to invest in Alaska's giant natural-gas export project. Once completed, the project could bring Alaska up to $2 billion in annual revenue, he said. But Walker and Keith Meyer, head of the state's gas line corporation, stressed that significant work lies ahead before a binding deal is signed between the state and three China-owned entities, including oil giant Sinopec   Read More ...
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One skier dead in Hatcher Pass avalanche
PALMER — One skier was killed and two more survived an avalanche on a Hatcher Pass backcountry ski run Wednesday afternoon, Alaska State Troopers say. Palmer emergency crews, as well as troopers and state parks rangers responded to the avalanche report that first came in around 2:30 p.m. Three skiers with beacons were descending when the snow broke loose, troopers spokesman Tim DeSpain said   Read More ...
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Seward Highway reopened after accident near Portage
The accident wasn't fatal, but there were injuries. As of 2:30 p.m, the people with injuries had been transported from the area, but the road was still closed as troopers waited for tow trucks to arrive and clear the scene, DeSpain said. "Accident on SEWARD HIGHWAY from MP 74 to MP 76 Expect delays, road blocked, be prepared to stop, emergency vehicles on road, thank you for your patience," the alert said   Read More ...
Skier killed in Hatcher Pass avalanche
Timonthy Despain, spokesperson for Alaska State Troopers, tells Channel 2 troopers received a report at approximately 2:30 p.m. Wednesday stated that three skiers were caught in an avalanche in the vicinity of Arch Angel Road in Hatcher Pass. Despain says one of those skiers was caught in the avalanche, and the other two were able to locate that person and recover them from the snow   Read More ...
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