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Riverboats once were Alaska’s lifeline

In days of yore when the northland was being explored, boats served when the water was open; when frozen, dog sleds were the mode of travel.

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Air crash hit home 22 years ago Sept. 22

The C-130 that took off to the ill-fated flight had stirred up a flock of Canadian geese, which had not been made known to the Yukla 27 crew.

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Alaska’s criminal acts change over time

Mental problems, social issues, drug use, lack of education, lack of employment opportunities—all sorts of causes of crime are considered.

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Knowing when to turn around is crucial in outdoor survival

The motto of Alaska outdoor survival and rescue instructor Brian Horner is “Learn to Return,” and I fully embrace that philosophy.

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Deadline looms to save home of Serum Run hero

With savage winds and the thermometer reading 80 below, Seppala had justified the faith placed in them by the organizers of the Serum Run.

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What Not To Do On a Hike

This was the third time we'd hiked this trail, and I was not really paying attention to how far we’d gone, when we crossed a little creek.

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Canada’s Cathedral Lakes Provincial Park offers a splendid hiking getaway

My friend Mark Fraker and I had begun our hike from Cathedral Lakes Lodge in the Cascade mountains, about 235 miles east of Vancouver, B.C.

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Fair opens today, runs through Sept. 3

Excitement reigns when the gates open today at the Palmer Fair, with thousands of people entering the extensive grounds.

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Growers busy reaping big crop variety

An area of particular interest at the Matanuska Experimental Station to amateur gardeners is the Cooperative Extension Service.

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Early pioneers made Alaska what she is

Sadly, too many people believe Alaska’s history began the day they came on the scene. That’s something we’d like to change, because the past has been important in building the Last Frontier to its proper place at the Top of the World.

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Making Your Goals Your Life Through Behavior Change

Behavior change is not easy. If we could wake up desiring things that improve health and despising what doesn’t, good health would be easy.

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School bells ring here again on August 20

The Anchorage School District is preparing for an anticipated 47,516 students, a little down from last year.

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Are you stuck?

It’s human to get stuck. It happens to everyone. When we get stuck, we have a fixed mindset. Do you have a fixed mindset or a growth mindset?

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Bear encounters sharpened my awareness

I know of a bear biologist who spent some 40 years tromping around Kodiak Island, often without a gun; who never had problems with bears.

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Alaska ripe for stories of supernatural

The 49th State abounds in ghost stories. They make good subject matter for those sitting around a campfire on a summer evening.

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