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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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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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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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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Sunrise was briefly Alaska’s largest city

The Crow Creek Mining Co. was founded on Jan. 1, 1898, which became one of the largest mines in the Sunrise Mining District.

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Summer activities bring schedule-juggling woes

We all welcome summertime and the chance to get outdoors. At the same time, the variety of activities being offered bring with it the stress of fitting everything into our busy schedules. Salmon are running, the wilderness bids us to venture out and explore, the backyard hammock beckons on a sunny evening, and summer sports are in full sway.

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Summer cruises provide amazing views

Several cruise ships will dock this year in Anchorage, disgorging thousands of passengers onto the streets for a quick glimpse of the 49th State. Others tie up at Seward or Whittier, where passengers are taken by bus or train to the big city. Some Alaska tours are limited to Southeast, round-tripping from Vancouver or Seattle.

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