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A Trip Inside Alaska’s Frozen Caves Is Positively Surreal
Inside one of Alaska’s incredible glaciers is a magical place that looks like it’s from a dream. The Mendenhall Ice Caves are absolutely beautiful, glittering with an unearthly blue and shimmering in the cool light. You’ll adore a visit to the ice caves in Alaska for a winter adventure you’ll never
Norwegian Cruise Line Building New Pier at Icy Strait Point in Alaska
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. has announced a partnership to develop a second cruise pier in Icy Strait Point, Huna Totem’s world-class cruise ship destination in Hoonah, Alaska.
PFD promise key to Dunleavy’s win in Hoonah
There are 132 precincts with an Alaska Native majority, according to 2010 census data. Gov. Mike Dunleavy won in just six of those precincts. One of those is Noorvik, the hometown of incoming first lady Rose Dunleavy and the original site of Monday’s swearing in ceremony.
Alaska: The Last Frontier exclusive — Atz Lee makes a portable smoker in the backcountry
On Sunday night’s Alaska: The Last Frontier, Atz Lee Kilcher is taking us into the backcountry and teaching everyone how easy it is to build a portable wilderness smoker from three tall straight branches, some tarp, chicken wire and clever use of twigs and branches from Alderwood for the smoke flavo
Hoonah’s Icy Strait Point plans new dock for megaships
Hoonah is on track to add a second, larger cruise ship dock to accommodate the growing number of megaships visiting Southeast Alaska. More than a hundred cruise ships are attracted annually to Icy Strait Point, a former seafood cannery redeveloped by Huna Totem Corporation into a seasonal entertainm
Alaska Airlines Is Offering the Chance to Pay Up for Status
End-of-year mileage runs are always a frustrating experience, when some travelers realize they haven’t flown enough to requalify for elite status. The mileage run is essentially a quick round-trip (sometimes with no overnight stay) solely for the purpose of earning miles. One or two extra flights ca
Report names Alaska No. 1 in protecting kids from tobacco
A report issued Dec. 14 by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Heart Association and Truth Initiative, among other public health groups, ranked Alaska No. 1 in the nation for funding programs that protect high-school aged kids against tobacco use and help current smokers quit.
Otterskin sewing workshops promote 'sustainable cottage industry' in coastal Alaska
Laine Rinehart, of Juneau, works on a trapper hat with seal and sea otter on Oct. 14, 2018, in Juneau, Alaska. (Photo by Rashah McChesney/Alaska’s Energy Desk)
Heated by hot springs, Tenakee Springs Museum tells community's story - KCAW
Since opening in July 2017, the Tenakee History Museum has recorded over 700 visitors. Most of the collection is paper archives, but the museum also houses historic domestic and non-domestic items dating back to 1899. Pictured here are Museum Director Beret Barnes, Curator Vicki Wisenbaugh, and inte
Small Alaskan Church Invites Its Entire Community to Thanksgiving Dinner
Bivocational pastor Todd Buck, who travels by boat or ferry to Tenakee Springs, Alaska, will lead a Thanksgiving gathering as church members count God’s blessings. Photo submitted
Senate District Q: Independent Don Etheridge vs. Democrat Jesse Kiehl
TheSenate racepitted two labor-friendly, politically connected Juneau men to represent District Q, a constituency that includes all of Juneau, Haines and Skagway plus a number of smaller communities like Gustavus.
Campaign filings show focus on Fairbanks Senate, House races
The Alaska Capitol Building in Juneau on June 6, 2017. (Photo by Jeremy Hsieh/KTOO)The state Senate race in Fairbanks between Republican Sen. Pete Kelly and Democratic Rep. Scott Kawasaki has seen the most spending of any legislative race, by a wide margin.That’s according to reports on campaign spe
Mike Dunleavy elected governor of Alaska: rare 2018 pickup for Republicans
Republican state lawmaker Mike Dunleavy will becomeAlaska’s next governorafterdefeating Democrat Mark Begich, in a race that was marked by the independent incumbent seeking reelection, Bill Walker, dropping out in the final weeks of the campaign.
Live results: Alaska midterm elections
For Congress, the only race in Alaska isRepublican Rep. Don Young’seffort to win a 24th term in office. Young’s challenger is Alyse Galvin, an education advocate who identifies as an independent but won the Democratic primary. Young is viewed as the favorite, but this could be the toughest challenge
Alaska voters wait for outcome of Young-Galvin battle for Alaska’s sole U.S. House seat
Young, who has served as Alaska's sole congressman since 1973, faces his most well-funded challenger yet in independent Alyse Galvin. A first-time candidate, Galvin hoped to become the first woman to serve as the state's U.S Representative. Young, 85, sought to maintain the 45-year winning streak th
Alaska wins election stickers race
For all of you in the U.S., no doubt your feeds are filling up with your friends showing off their "I Voted" stickers (and if they're not, uh, better get some new friends). But are their stickers as cool as the ones from Alaska?
Man's body found in Alaska Zoo parking lot
Anchorage police say they're investigating a death after a body was found in the parking lot of the Alaska Zoo Monday morning.Officers with the Patrol Division found the body of an adult male lying in the lower parking lot located at 4731 O'Malley Road, police wrote in a statement Monday morning.APD
Sitka police whistleblower suit set for trial in September 2019 - KCAW
Superior Court Judge Trevor Stephens has set aside the week of September 16, 2019, for a ten-day jury trial.
Sitka Tribe wins honors, prepares for move to larger quarters - KCAW
The former district headquarters of the US Forest Service will become the new home of the Sitka Tribe by early spring 2019. The STA made at least two offers before being accepted. The 25,000 square-foot building was assessed (for property tax purposes) at $520,000 under the ownership of K&R Enterpri
Public comment closes on on-site consumption for marijuana retailers
“We really need one, because the law continues to be violated with people smoking in public places because they don’t have a place to go,” Smythe said.