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How to Pick the Perfect Engagement Ring

(StatePoint) An engagement ring is at once a symbol of love and commitment and also a reflection of a woman's personal style. For the engaged-to-be who hasn't quite determined the perfect sparkler for herself, articulating an engagement ring style can seem challenging. That's where a trusted jeweler

YOURALASKALINK.COM - 2017-09-19 05:00:00

CANDIDATE PROFILES: Borough Assembly incumbent Mayfield points to his experience

The only Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly candidate running for reelection this cycle, Dan Mayfield, assemblyman for District 5, is also the only candidate with past experience running for office. He's put up signs, knocked on doors and talked with his current constituents. Mayfield, 62, describes

FRONTIERSMAN - 2017-09-17 01:28:00

Two dead in fire at historic downtown Juneau inn

Two men were killed early Sunday when a historic downtown Juneau home burned. Five people escaped the fire without major injuries. The two victims were described by Juneau police as foreign nationals. Their names have not yet been released. The fire was first reported in a 911 call at 4:14 a.m.

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-18 01:51:09

Cosgrave racks up 3 dryland sled-dog racing wins

Jerry Cosgrave won three of Saturday's five dryland sled-dog races at Beach Lake. Cosgrave bested the field in the one-dog bikejor (5 minutes, 32 seconds), two-dog bikejor (5:08) and canicross races (14:08) in the second set of races in the Dryland Race Series by the Chugiak Dog Mushers Associatio

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-18 03:12:22

Earl, Prosser race to wins in Big 8 cross-country meet

Ava Earl of South and Santiago Prosser of Dimond claimed the individual titles Saturday at the Big 8 cross-country meet at Kincaid Park. Earl won the girls 5-kilometer by 21 seconds over Emily Walsh of Eagle River. Chugiak took the girls team title, but no single school dominated - the top seven f

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-17 02:35:21

Dogs make friends at Three Friends Dog Park

For a small dog, Bear seems to be the pack leader of the 3 Friends Dog Park in Soldotna. When he runs, a crowd of dogs follow. "He looks like a rabbit, so they chase him around and around," said Connie Hocker, Bear's owner and a driving force behind the creation of the dog park. Since 2011, Hocker h

KENAI PENINSULA CLARION - 2017-09-17 23:59:59

ConocoPhillips bucking low oil prices with increased exploration

ANCHORAGE - Defying lackluster crude oil prices, ConocoPhillips is planning an aggressive North Slope exploration program this winter. "We are currently considering up to a five-well winter exploratory drilling program in 2018, four wells in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska and one well on Stat

FRONTIERSMAN - 2017-09-17 02:21:00

Chugiak bus barn keeps local students moving

A driver crosses the Reliant Transportation bus lot in Chugiak on Aug. 31, 2017. The Anchorage School District contractor keeps more than four dozen school buses at its Old Glenn Highway property. (Star photo by Kirsten Swann) Early every weekday morning, long before the first school bells ring, a

ALASKA STAR - 2017-09-18 01:39:02

Chugiak Mustangs Football Grants Wish to Chugiak Freshman With Batten Disease

Meet Kaleb McDonald, A freshman at Chugiak High School, but not a member of the football team. Kaleb grew up playing flag football and soccer in Fort Campbell, Kentucky but has not seen the field since then. "As a child, he loved playing sports so we came to Chugiak High School, he loves football a

YOURALASKALINK.COM - 2017-09-18 21:02:00

Hurricane Maria blasts Dominica, aims at U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

PONCE, Puerto Rico - Hurricane Maria, the second major storm to hit the Caribbean this month, crept toward the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Tuesday after it ripped through the small island nation of Dominica, causing widespread devastation. Hurricane Maria, an "extremely dangerous" storm

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 13:57:29

The Iditarod's Iron Lady, DeeDee Jonrowe, says the 2018 race will be her last

DeeDee Jonrowe spent 363 days, 13 hours, 40 minutes and 3 seconds on the Iditarod trail - and that's just counting the races she has finished. Since her first 1,000-mile race to Nome in 1980, the iconic musher and her fleet of sled dogs have returned to the Iditarod starting line nearly every year

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 05:06:18

Violence erupts at Georgia Tech after police kill student

A police cruiser was torched, protesters were arrested and at least one Georgia Tech officer was evacuated by ambulance Monday night, two days after a student was fatally shot by campus police outside a dormitory building. The evening began with candles and eulogies in memory of Scout Schultz, the

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 16:47:08

At U.N., Trump says U.S. may have to 'totally destroy' North Korea

UNITED NATIONS - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the United States will be forced to "totally destroy" North Korea unless Pyongyang backs down from its nuclear challenge, mocking North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a "rocket man" on a suicide mission. Loud murmurs filled the green-

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 14:55:36

Collect free wood for your stove, fireplace

Need wood for the fireplace or stove this winter? The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge stands ready to help by offering free personal-use firewood permits. Beginning Oct. 2, permit holders will be able to collect up to five cords of firewood for themselves. Only trees - usually birch and spruce - th

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 00:14:34

Video reportedly shows Russian helicopter firing on war games spectators

MOSCOW - A military helicopter on a rural training exercise in western Russia mistakenly fired rockets at a group of parked vehicles, knocking at least one person to the ground, footage posted by Russian news sites and on social media showed. A video clip published on Tuesday by the independent ne

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 16:39:38

Portland man with high bid for Alaska ferry plans boat hotel

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The high bidder for Alaska's ferry named Taku wants to turn the 352-foot (107-meter) vessel into a waterfront hotel and restaurant in Oregon. The Juneau Empire reports that Portland resident Jonathan Cohen's $300,000 bid on Friday was six times higher than the next bid. The Al

KTUU - 2017-09-19 16:08:00

FDA Issues Warning for Animal Antibiotic Micotil 300

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting cattle and sheep owners, farmworkers, veterinarians, physicians, emergency medical technicians and other health care providers about the potential hazards to people exposed to the animal drug Micotil 300, also known as tilmicosin. Micotil 300 is a pr

ANCHORAGE PRESS - 2017-09-19 15:43:00

Birchwood residents express development concerns

Eklutna, Inc. CEO Curtis McQueen speaks at a Birchwood Community Council town hall meeting at the Chugiak-Eagle River Senior Center on Sept. 14, 2017. Dozens of residents gathered to ask questions and learn more about potential plans to expand water and sewer infrastructure in the area. (Star photo

ALASKA STAR - 2017-09-18 21:34:27

Apron Strings: Savor your harvest with tomato dishes

Meet your new favorite summer appetizer: Slow-roasted Tomatoes, Garlic and Mint. Bonus, it's made in your slow cooker. It takes just about zero prep time to create this appetizer - just some slow roasting in your slow cooker. But, so worth the wait! Slow Cooker Cherry Tomato Bruschetta The sidewalk

ANCHORAGE PRESS - 2017-09-19 15:00:00

A Look Around: Turtle Tracks

Tracks on a Jekyll Island, Georgia, beach show the path of a large loggerhead turtle returning to the ocean after laying a nest of eggs.Photo Special To The Sun By Paige Mengel Given all the activities that Frank and I are involved in, we frequently have to grab leisure time when it presents itself.

ANCHORAGE PRESS - 2017-09-19 14:30:00