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What does it take to garden in the Arctic?

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VIDEO: Bear munches on bird feeder

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Gold Nugget receives 'late entries' to triathlon

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VIDEO: Humpback whale feeds near dock in Chenega Bay, Alaska

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Mayor Stubbs is 'alive and well' despite Facebook rumors of his death

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    What does it take to garden in the Arctic?

    by Heather Hintze on May 23, 18:53

    The ground in Anaktuvuk pass has barely thawed but Casey Edwards is ready to get her plants in the ground. “Last year I had way too many. I was super ambitious,” Edwards laughed. “This year we’re just sticking to cucumber, cabbage, squash.” This is just her second year testing out her green thumb, seeing what […]

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    VIDEO: Bear munches on bird feeder

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 22, 20:00

    Video by Scott Reul A hungry black bear was caught on camera eating a bird feeder in an Eagle River neighborhood. “I heard knocking noises coming from the front door so I checked it out and saw him on the porch,” said Scott Reul, who shot the video. “After he got into the feeder, he […]

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    Gold Nugget receives ‘late entries’ to triathlon

    by Dave Goldman on May 18, 23:04

    Sunday’s Gold Nugget Triathlon was sold out of slots, but in the afternoon during the running portion, three late entrants joined the race. The moment gave race videographer Dr. George Stransky more than runners trying to set personal best times. It gave him three bears. As the ladies worked their way to the finish line, […]

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    VIDEO: Humpback whale feeds near dock in Chenega Bay, Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 18, 17:32

    Summer means humpback whales have returned to Alaska to feed. Whale sightings have already made national news this year; the most recent in Alaska’s Knudson Cove near Ketchikan. LaVon Gall lives in Chenega Bay, Alaska — a small island community in Prince William Sound with a population of 76, according to recent census data. Sunday, […]

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    Mayor Stubbs is ‘alive and well’ despite Facebook rumors of his death

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 16, 16:35

    Updated at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 The creator of the “Stubbs Mayor Cat” has come forward, following an outcry on social media regarding a Facebook post reporting the death of Talkeetna’s honorary mayor. In a Facebook post late Monday evening, Martin McCullough admitted to starting the page and apologized for the fake post, […]

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    Soapy Smith museum reopens with a bang

    by Randi Spray / Capital City Weekly on May 15, 11:21

    Skagway’s legendary outlaw, Jefferson Randolph Smith, gained his fame for cons like telling newly arrived Gold Rush stampeders that a family member had just telegraphed in distress and required quite a bit of money. The newcomers, unaware that Skagway’s “telegraph cable” ended just offshore, would rush to pay Smith. His nickname came from another con, […]

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    Leis: A graduation tradition spreads across cultures

    by Shannon Ballard on May 11, 7:30

    Graduation is one of life’s great milestones. This week, Anchorage high school students are celebrating that milestone with their classmates, and there’s one tradition that’s really blossoming — leis. After countless years at her craft, Margrette Lalaga’s fingers have found a rhythm as she gracefully entwines white orchids into a garland of tealeaves. Lalaga grew up in […]

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    Yeti Dogs named 2016 Hot Dog Vendor of the Year

    by Shannon Ballard on May 10, 20:17

    Which hot dog cart in Anchorage is the best? That depends on who you ask, but some say Yeti Dogs is so good, it deserves national attention. Yeti Dogs was recently named 2016 Hot Dog Vendor of the Year by Mobile Cuisine Magazine. Yeti Dogs owner Erica Stimaker said she was shocked just to be […]

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    A wild tune: Alaska moose harmonizes with home’s wind chimes

    by Mark Thiessen / Associated Press on May 10, 13:19

      ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Forget “Uptown Funk.” The Alaska wild is grooving to the smooth “moose-ic” of wind chimes. Britta Schroeder shot video of a moose playing one-part harmony with the wind chimes on the porch of her rural cabin near Denali National Park and Preserve. Schroeder heard the chimes around 10:30 p.m. May […]

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    Nenana Ice Classic has 44 winning tickets

    by Associated Press on May 09, 16:01

    Alaska’s favorite guessing game didn’t appear to be too hard to predict this year. There were a whopping 44 winners of the Nenana Ice Classic, evenly splitting the $300,000 jackpot. Ice classic manager Cherrie Forness says each ticket holder will pocket $6,818. The winner’s names and where they purchased their tickets will be posted on […]

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    Chef teaches Alaska kids to love healthful foods

    by on May 07, 10:49

    Raise your hand if you like kale. That was Robert Dell’Amore’s request to the group of about 30 kids at the Boys and Girls Club of Fairbanks. Despite kale’s recent spate of success among the adult crowd, it has enjoyed precious little love from the younger age groups, and yet, when Dell’Amore posed the decision […]

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    Combing qiviut keeps staff busy at Musk Ox Farm

    by Heather Hintze on May 04, 20:55

    Musk ox at the farm in Palmer had a little help shedding their winter weight to get ready for summer. Staff at the nonprofit spend this time of year combing out qiviut – the soft undercoat that keeps musk ox warm on the frigid tundra in the wild. “When they’re ready, it’s like putting a hot knife […]

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    With help from Alaskans, traveler gets visa to finish ‘Hasta Alaska’ adventure

    by Daniella Rivera on May 04, 7:12

    The man who calls himself Ben Jamin, has spent the last seven years traveling the world. But perhaps his biggest adventure yet started when he bought an old Volkswagen Kombi bus in Chile, with the intention of driving it all the way north to Prudhoe Bay and documenting it for the world with videos posted to […]

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    Numbers don’t lie: Alaskans are crazy about their chickens

    by Carolyn Hall on Apr 28, 18:18

    A small tract of land can yield quite a crop for an ambitious backyard homesteader such as Mountain View resident Phil Cannon. His garden produces all the staples: carrots, potatoes, beets and lettuce. “We try to grow as much as we can for vegetables. This year we’re gonna let the kids grow their own sections […]

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    Kuskokwim, Nenana Ice Classics finish days apart

    by Shannon Riddle on Apr 24, 16:48

    The 2016 Kuskokwim Ice Classic (KIC) officially ended at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to event officials. The tripod on the 2016 Nenana Ice Classic (NIC) fell at 3:39 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on Saturday, according to NIC spokeswoman Cherrie Forness. Two Bethel residents had tickets closest to the winning KIC time — Olinka Peterson and […]

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    Young Alaska Natives keep language alive in spelling bee

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 23, 16:03

    The youngest generation of Alaska Natives is doing their part to keep their native language alive. Students from schools around the state competed in the statewide Yup’ik Spelling Bee for Beginners Saturday. The winner of the spelling bee was Daniel Hunter, a seventh grader from Sheldon Point School in Nunam Iqua. The two runner-ups behind Daniel were […]

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    A tale of two bunnies: Alaska State Trooper helps girl whose rabbit disappeared

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 23, 13:27

    It wasn’t a normal case for Alaska State Troopers Joshua Varys, but he went above and beyond the call of duty to help a young girl from the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. Trooper Varys was dispatched Wednesday to meet a “very sad little girl” whose rabbit, Mr. Cotton Tail, was missing. After his initial investigation turned up […]

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    Six-year-old awarded for courage in helping save his dad’s life

    by Eric Ruble on Apr 20, 18:54

    For many downhill skiers, the 10-minute ride up the chairlift at Hilltop ski area is the most innocuous part of the day. On Feb. 5, it was a nightmare for six-year-old Will Olendorff and his father, Stephen Olendorff. About halfway up the lift, Olendorff’s heart stopped due to congestive heart failure. “He was falling down […]

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    2016 Slush Cup: Slipping and sliding to victory

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 10, 13:04

    Staying warm and dry was not on the minds of any of the participants at the 2016 Slush Cup Saturday at Alyeska. Hundreds of Alaskans gathered at Alyeska to watch skiers attempt to jump a 90-foot trench filled with near-freezing water.

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    Tsunami Week: When disaster calls, what does it take to reach rural communities?

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 30, 21:32

    Some Alaska communities don’t have access to traditional means of communication, so how can emergency personnel reach out to them when disaster is imminent? KTVA 11′s Melissa Frey spoke with staff and volunteers at the state’s Emergency Operations Center, where hard work, quick action and a phone call could make the difference between life and […]