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

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

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Cruise ship set for Northwest Passage passes inspection

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

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First evidence of ancient trade with Asia uncovered in Northwest Alaska

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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.

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    South Anchorage blogger chooses pressure canning to preserve halibut

    by Daniella Rivera on Jun 05, 18:44

    Ashley Taborsky’s South Anchorage yard is filled with chickens, newly planted fruit tress, herbs and vegetables. It’s all part of what she calls her Alaska urban hippie lifestyle. And she says if she can grow it, she can can it. But now she’s found a way to preserve her halibut for far longer than its freezer […]

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    Anchorage farmers markets see early vegetable crops

    by Shannon Ballard on Jun 04, 18:22

    On a sunny Saturday in summer, you’ll find people come together over food. “We came out to get some fresh vegetables and have some Russian food and just enjoy the atmosphere,” Sheryl Sotelo said while attending the Spenard Farmers Market. Like many others, Sotelo was surprised to see just how many fresh vegetables are available […]

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    Moose gives birth in Lowe’s parking lot

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 31, 21:29

    A moose gave birth in the parking lot of the East Anchorage Lowe’s Tuesday, drawing a crowd to watch as her baby took its first steps. Katherine Warren said she alerted security to the newborn and its mother when she spotted them while shopping with her family. She said Lowe’s staff and security at Tikahtnu […]

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    First cruise ship of summer docks in Anchorage for Memorial Day weekend

    by Daniella Rivera on May 30, 22:52

    It’s officially tourist season as the first cruise ship of the year has docked at the Port of Anchorage for Memorial Day, bringing hundreds of passengers to the city. The average tourist spends about $941 in Alaska during their stay. With oil prices still low, every dollar they put into the local economy helps. “We […]

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    As Arctic Ocean gets spicier, hunting may be more dangerous

    by Emily Russell / KNOM on May 29, 11:42

    The Arctic Ocean is getting spicier. A new study published in the Journal of Physical Oceanography suggests that rising temperatures in the far north could result in spicier water, or warmer water whose density is more affected by temperature than salinity. This could make marine mammal hunting off Alaska’s coast more dangerous. Mary-Louise Timmermans is a […]

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    Earliest snowmelt on record in Barrow

    by Emily Russell / KNOM on May 28, 12:21

    Snow in the northernmost town in the nation is melting earlier than ever before on record. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Observatory in Barrow reported a snowmelt staring on May 13. That’s 10 days earlier than the previous record set in 2002. NOAA has been recording snowmelt from its Barrow Observatory for over 70 years. The […]

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    Bean’s Café chef hoping to win Food Network challenge

    by Shannon Ballard on May 25, 19:08

    Shawn Dinkins is a chef at Bean’s Café who helps serve around 800 hot meals daily and is almost always hustling to make sure lunch is ready on time for those who might not otherwise have it. “I know I could have worked at any other restaurant and I love restaurants, but this is where my […]

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    Deadline approaching for annual Denali park road lottery

    by Associated Press on May 25, 10:41

    The deadline for entering the annual Denali National Park and Preserve road lottery is approaching. People can enter online and by phone through Tuesday for a chance to be able to drive their personal vehicle along the park road after the summer tourist season ends. During the summer, shuttle buses are the main mode of […]

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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 […]