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From Marble City to a Gold Rush Town.

When my friend Jason traveled from Knoxville to Nome the other week, he seemed to bring a few suitcases full of that warm Southeastern sunshine with him. The evening he arrived was the first of about a week of snow melting, come-out-and-play kind of weather. And what does one do after spending an Alaskan winter…

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FUDSicles.

  Taking a look outside of my bedroom window today, I was struck by two thoughts.  Firstly, that at one point, I could see just a couple of rooftops followed by a beautiful green and red carpet of tundra before my eyes reached the stoic White Alice Towers atop Anvil Mountain.  Now it takes a…

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Outsiders in Nome.

It was a strange feeling being in the shoes of the person who acts as a tour guide of Nome.  After all, it wasn’t that long ago that former volunteer, Matt, was walking me down the streets of Nome showing me the Subway, post office, and Nome’s unofficial mascot, Velvet Eyes the pet reindeer.   …

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In Western Alaska, winter’s coming – and quickly

The snow covers mountains, hills, and the tundra. On clear nights, we are blessed with colorful auroras as the night sparkles with stars and planets. The scenic majesty of bush Alaska is breathtaking during the day and at night. As the seasons change and the thermometer falls towards zero, we thank all who help us…

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Update News: Friday, June 22, 2012

In Friday’s news: Alaska Wildlife Troopers and the US Fish & Wildlife service seize more than 1,000 pounds of salmon from fishermen protesting subsistence closures on the Kuskokwim; Alaska Senators Mark Begich and Lisa Murkowski split on subsidies in national Farm Bill; Increasing docking space now, and a deep water harbor in the future, discussed…

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Update News: Friday, May 25, 2012

In Friday’s news: Former GCI employee accused of misusing customer information; Two prosecutors in Stevens case suspended; Emmonak Women’s Shelter still struggling with funding; Murkowski’s “Frankenfish” amendment fails in senate; Finnish man dies on Mt. McKinley, second fatality; EPA takes public comment on draft watershed assessment for Bristol Bay.

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