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Musk Ox Farm gearing up for Mother's Day celebration

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Musk ox calf birth caught on camera

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Video: Spectacular northern lights corona captured in real-time

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In lavish style, entourage of Chinese tourists and crew runs its own 'Iditarod'

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Humpback whale population growing near Homer

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    Musk Ox Farm gearing up for Mother’s Day celebration

    by Shannon Ballard on May 11, 17:09

    Mother’s Day is this Sunday, and while there are many ways to celebrate, one palmer Farm says why not add a little fluff. While some of us are hungry for summer, the main attraction at the Musk Ox Farm could do without the heat. They’re just hungry for lunch. This is a special time of […]

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    Musk ox calf birth caught on camera

    by KTVA Web Staff on Apr 26, 18:09

    Musk ox momma, Avalanche, welcomed a calf Wednesday afternoon at The Musk Ox Farm in Palmer. Around 3:45, workers at the Farm captured the new calf coming into the world. The staff gives the new calf and its mom a few hours to bond before they make contact. So, it’s not yet clear if the […]

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    Video: Spectacular northern lights corona captured in real-time

    by KTVA Web Staff on Mar 29, 15:04

      North Pole photographer Sean Kurdziolek specializes in taking stunning photos of the aurora borealis with clients. He described his process in a 2016 series KTVA produced called “Chasing the Lights.” On an outing with clients Monday, he captured a vivid display of aurora corona dancing overhead in real-time. The display occurred around 1 a.m., […]

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    In lavish style, entourage of Chinese tourists and crew runs its own ‘Iditarod’

    by Tyler Stup / KNOM on Mar 25, 12:03

    Days before the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race finished, on Sunday, March 12, a group of Chinese tourists arrived at Nome’s burled arch after mushing the trail themselves. But unlike the competitive finishers of Iditarod 2017, these first-time mushers had been aided in their run by a large entourage of traveling trail staff, with a bevy […]

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    Humpback whale population growing near Homer

    by Melissa Frey on Mar 22, 19:18

    Kachemak Bay, Alaska’s first state park, is known for it’s towering mountains, sandy beaches and rich marine habitat, which are all visible from the Homer Spit. Karl Stoltzfus has lived there for nearly 50 years and has been offering wildlife excursions for more than two decades. He says they traditionally look for humpbacks at the end […]

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    New York student explores relationship between hunter, seal through Yup’ik objects

    by Johanna Eurich / KYUK on Mar 20, 16:13

    A woman who studies museum collections made a trip to Bethel from New York City this March, seeking to learn more about things she had been looking at in back rooms and exhibition halls on the East Coast, according to a story published by KYUK Public Media. What these things said about the people who […]

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    Alaska Zoo’s polar bears back online thanks to camera donation

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 16, 17:09

    Two polar bears are ready for their closeup now — or at least for a live web stream from the Alaska Zoo. In a joint statement on Thursday, the zoo and GCI announced the return of the Polar Bear Cam, featuring Ahpun and Lyutyik. “The live Polar Bear Cam is very popular with zoo fans and […]

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    Fish and Game: Long winter leaves Alaska moose ‘tired and cranky,’ don’t feed them

    by KTVA 11 News on Mar 14, 15:12

    Alaskans have reported numerous aggressive moose encounters in recent weeks. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game says the trend is not unusual, as now is the time “moose grow tired and cranky from the rigors of a long winter.” Feeding them increases the chances of an attack, the department said in a release. It’s also illegal. “Moose […]

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    Kuskokwim Ice Classic announces $12,500 jackpot for 2017 breakup

    by Johanna Eurich / KYUK on Mar 06, 13:21

    The prize for guessing the exact minute that the ice goes out on the Kuskokwim River just went up, according to a story published by KYUK Public Media. Organizers of the Kuskokwim Ice Classic say that the prize for guessing breakup in front of Bethel is $12,500, up from $10,000 last year. The tripod is going […]

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    Cook Inlet-based quake rattles southcentral Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 01, 17:30

    Many Alaskans in southcentral Alaska reported feeling a long earthquake early Wednesday evening. The earthquake occurred around 5:11 p.m. According to the U.S. Geological Survey Alaska Earthquake Center, the preliminary measurement of the quake was magnitude 5.6. It has since been downgraded to a magnitude 5.5. The origin of the earthquake was approximately 32 miles west-southwest of […]

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    2017 Fur Rondy snow sculpture winners announced

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 26, 17:49

    One of the most popular events at Fur Rendezvous is the snow sculpture competition. On Sunday, Fur Rondy officials announced the winners of this year’s event. While the competition is over, the public will be able to see each of the snow sculptures through the end of Fur Rondy on March 5, weather permitting. They are […]

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    Roxy Wright wins Fur Rondy sled dog races

    by KTVA Sports on Feb 26, 17:45

    Roxy Wright took home top prize at the 2017 Fur Rendezvous World Sled Dog Championship races over the weekend. The races take place over three days as competitors sprint a 25-mile loop through Anchorage, running a total of 75 miles. This year’s championship had the largest prize purse ever of $100,000. In perspective, last year’s […]

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    Viewer Photos: Fur Rondy 2017

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 26, 14:08

    From ice sculptures to extreme winter sports, shopping and interactive shows, Fur Rendezvous has something to offer for everyone. Events continue through the first week of March. For a full schedule of events, visit the Fur Rondy website. A special thank you to our viewers, who shared their photos of some of the activities during […]

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    PHOTOS: Aiming high at the 2017 Junior Native Youth Olympics

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 25, 16:59

    The Junior Native Youth Olympics kicked off Friday in Anchorage. Student athletes from schools around Alaska gather each year to represent not only their schools, but also their heritage by taking part in traditional Native games. One of the sports is the high kick, a game designed to test flexibility and agility as athletes attempt […]

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    A new atlas features Yup’ik place names

    by Katie Basile / KYUK on Feb 25, 13:44

    Calista Education and Culture, or CEC, a nonprofit organization, is working to collect traditional names and stories of places in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta and share that knowledge with the region. To do that, they’re creating an interactive, online map of the Delta in Yup’ik and English, called the Yup’ik Atlas, according to a story published […]

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    Public asked to help count Anchorage moose

    by Heather Hintze on Feb 22, 15:54

    Biologists at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game need your help to count moose around the Anchorage Bowl. They haven’t been able to do their annual aerial surveys for the past few years because of bad weather and low snow. For the first time, the department is asking for the public’s help to track moose […]

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    Immigrants in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: A cab ride with Lincoln

    by Adrian Wagner/KYUK on Feb 07, 16:40

    As immigrants across the country wonder what a future in the United States will look like under an administration seeking to bar their entry, KYUK Public Media is taking a look at some of our neighbors in Western Alaska who have immigrated here. In Bethel, there is a small community of a hundred people or so […]

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    Alaska’s first lady seeks nominations for volunteer of the year

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 06, 16:54

    Do you know a volunteer who has gone above and beyond to help their fellow Alaskans? Nominations for the First Lady’s Volunteer of the Year awards are now being accepted, according to a statement from the office of Alaska first lady Donna Walker. “Over the years, we have recognized many exceptional individuals who have done […]

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    Heavy snow not a big concern for Anchorage roofs yet, company says

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jan 23, 19:47

    A local roofing company said most Anchorage residents don’t need to start shoveling their roofs yet, or worry too much about the snow load. Jason Dial, with Rain Proof Roofing, said in most circumstances, the company recommends shoveling when snow reaches a height of about 32 inches. He said most people in Anchorage still have […]

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    Cold snap could zap your car battery

    by Shannon Ballard on Jan 17, 18:16

    There’s nothing quite like the feeling of walking out into a cold parking lot to start your car and when you turn the key—nothing. Many Alaskans could face vehicle problems during the coming cold snap. AAA reports that when temperatures near zero, your car battery loses about 60 percent of its strength. That means a strong battery becomes […]