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'America Extrema' journey brings French traveler to Nome

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Park rangers, police on alert after losing track of wounded bear near Skagway

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Esau Sinnok recognized as Champion of Change for Climate Equity

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Bird TLC welcomes five baby owls

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'From the bottom of our hearts': APD thanks Anchorage for show of support after Dallas shooting

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    ‘America Extrema’ journey brings French traveler to Nome

    by Davis Hovey / KNOM on Jul 19, 22:00

    A Frenchman from the region of Burgundy, France has walked, biked and kayaked his way to Nome, and not by accident. Florian Gomet is on a journey from the easternmost point of North America, Labrador, Canada, to the westernmost point, Wales, Alaska. As Gomet continues on what he is calling America Extrema, he must rely on […]

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    Park rangers, police on alert after losing track of wounded bear near Skagway

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 18, 16:57

    Skagway police and National Park Service rangers are stepping up their presence in the Dyea area for the next few days after a bear hazing ended up injuring the bear. The bear escaped and is believed to have died, but no body has been recovered. The bear was at the Dyea Campground Saturday evening, according […]

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    Esau Sinnok recognized as Champion of Change for Climate Equity

    by Davis Hovey / KNOM on Jul 17, 17:02

    Esau Sinnok of Shishmaref was recognized on Friday as one of ten Champions of Change for Climate Equity. Each Champion of Change has been chosen from a different state across the country and was formally honored at the White House. But unlike the other communities represented during the ceremony, Sinnok says the future of Shishmaref is uncertain […]

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    Bird TLC welcomes five baby owls

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jul 15, 20:23

    The Bird Treatment and Learning Center has become a temporary home for five northern hawk-owls. Avian rehabilitation coordinator Amy Kilshaw said the birds arrived six weeks ago after they were found abandoned outside the village of Ruby. Kilshaw said it’s the first time the nonprofit has ever had baby owls. They were just two weeks […]

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    ‘From the bottom of our hearts’: APD thanks Anchorage for show of support after Dallas shooting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 10, 15:27

    The Anchorage Police Department issued a statement Sunday in the wake of “overwhelming” support for the department following last week’s fatal Dallas shooting: “From the bottom of our hearts – thank you. All police employees, regardless if they are sworn or non-sworn, have been overwhelmingly touched by the vast amount of support we have received […]

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    Seniors remember Anchorage 60 years ago at high school reunion

    by Liz Raines on Jul 09, 18:06

    One of the first groups of seniors to graduate from Anchorage High School celebrated 60 years Saturday with a picnic reunion. Dozens from the graduating class of 1956 spent the afternoon rekindling old relationships and remembering what was not only a transitional time in their lives, but in Alaska history as the then-territory contemplated statehood. “I […]

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    State seeks input on updated tsunami guidelines

    by Associated Press on Jul 09, 10:41

    The University of Alaska Fairbanks and state officials are seeking public input on new guidelines for how coastal communities should respond to tsunamis. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports that new modeling shows the potential for extreme currents and flooding if a large tsunami were to hit Alaska’s coastal communities. UAF researchers and representatives from the […]

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    UAS assistant professor mauled by grizzly in April back to hiking

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 06, 20:55

    A University of Alaska Southeast assistant professor is back on his feet and climbing again after surviving a bear mauling in April. Forest Wagner, 35, was teaching a mountaineering class on Mount Emmerich near Haines on April 18 when a grizzly sow attacked him. “In retrospect, Wagner suspects the bear was not hibernating due to […]

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    Live reindeer in high demand from Lower 48 buyers

    by Shannon Ballard on Jul 05, 19:36

    In Alaska, it’s unusual but not unheard of for someone to have a reindeer for a pet. But what you might not realize is that there’s a two-year wait list for reindeer calves in the Lower 48, according to Denise Hardy at Williams Reindeer Farm in Palmer. Hardy said every year they sell 20 of their […]

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    Officials: Grizzly that has charged at people attacks again

    by Associated Press on Jul 02, 17:23

    Park officials say a grizzly bear that has previously charged at people has bitten and scratched a hiker, and they will kill the animal when they find it. Officials say the juvenile grizzly bear attacked a 28-year-old woman about 7 p.m. Friday while she was hiking on the Savage Alpine Trail in Denali National Park. […]

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    ‘Parade of Bears’: Bright, colorful bears to find permanent homes in Anchorage

    by Shannon Ballard on Jun 27, 21:59

    Fifteen full-size bears arrived in Anchorage over the weekend. They’re not grizzlies or black bears—they’re made of fiberglass and are part of a public art exhibit, much like other animal statues that have been featured in major cities around the world. Local businesses paid about $1,750 to sponsor one of the bear sculptures and chose artists […]

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    Anchorage man says his rescue dog saved him from a charging moose

    by Daniella Rivera on Jun 24, 10:21

    Like any long-time Alaskan, Terrence Kasper has had more than a few run-ins with moose in his neighborhood throughout the years. But, if it wasn’t for his dog’s loyalty and bravery, he believes he may not have made it out of the last encounter alive. Kasper is a marathon runner and Ella, part black lab, […]

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    Cruise ship set for Northwest Passage passes inspection

    by Dan Joling / AP on Jun 23, 15:17

    The first luxury cruise ship scheduled to sail through the Northwest Passage has passed a Coast Guard inspection. Inspectors in Juneau spent five hours Wednesday reviewing the 820-foot Crystal Serenity, which will travel the sea route connecting the Pacific and Atlantic oceans by way of the Arctic Ocean. [RELATED: Open water provides access to Northwest Passage […]

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    On this day in 1977: First oil pumped through Trans-Alaska Pipeline

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 20, 14:50

    The Trans-Alaska Pipeline produces 5 percent of the U.S.’s oil, but for Alaska, it’s so much more. The pipeline system has produced jobs and revenue for the state and its people since it was completed in 1977. On June 20, 1977, the Trans-Alaska Pipeline funneled the first batch of oil through its pipes, carrying it […]

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    First evidence of ancient trade with Asia uncovered in Northwest Alaska

    by Emily Russell / KNOM on Jun 18, 15:18

    There’s new evidence that metal goods from central Asia made their way to Alaska long before contact with Europeans. That’s according to a study published this month in the Journal of Archeological Science, but there’s still a lot unknown about one artifact in particular. “The buckle is about three centimeters in length and maybe two […]

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    Beating the heat on the hottest day of the year

    by Shannon Ballard on Jun 16, 21:29

    Thursday turned out to be the warmest day in Anchorage so far this year, with some temperatures in Southcentral Alaska creeping into the 80s. Some people might say it was downright hot, but yoga instructor Paula Cerda said there is just something about a sunny day that’s good for your soul. Cerda teaches free yoga in the park […]

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    Planning a safe voyage through the Northwest Passage

    by Melissa Frey on Jun 09, 21:06

    In August, about 1,000 cruisers, and almost as many crew members, will board the cruise ship Crystal Serenity in Seward. They’ll be setting sail for the Northwest Passage, where no ship of this capacity has gone before. The voyage has been years in the making and not just by Crystal Cruises. The U.S. Coast Guard […]

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    Open water provides access to Northwest Passage for luxury cruisers

    by Melissa Frey on Jun 09, 5:45

    About one million people are expected to cruise to Alaska this summer, but given a warmer, changing climate, that number is about to get even bigger. This August, about 1,000 cruisers will trade in their black ties and evening gowns for parkas and boots aboard the Crystal Serenity, sailing where no ship of its capacity […]

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    Thousands gather in Juneau for celebration of indigenous culture

    by Liz Raines on Jun 08, 22:29

    It’s known simply as Celebration. Every other year, thousands of people from across Southeast Alaska convene in Juneau for one of the biggest celebrations of indigenous culture. The four-day event kicked off Wednesday. Most attendees came by plane or ferry Tuesday, but for dozens of others, the journey started last week. Nine canoes from across […]

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    PHOTOS: Alaska moose and their young

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 06, 6:00

    Springtime is when many moose give birth in Alaska, and some of the new moose have been captured on camera! Submit your newborn moose photos here.