Jim Cameron the local woods and waterways . By 16, Jim had worked commercial fishing, commercial truck driving, the Alaska Highway construction, and for Alaska Coastal Airlines. Jim was 17 when he entered the military serving in the US Army's...
My Turn: The case for big projects to mining and tourism - and encouraged telecommunication companies to get us all connected. Imagine if the Alaska Highway had never been built. First used as a military supply route, it eventually became the economic lifeline for a fledgling...
Children's museum dream for Fairbanks director

...Fairbanks.Her family used to regularly take trips to the Lower 48, packing a 1976 Ford Maverick and heading down the Alaska Highway to explore new places. They'd hit a handful of kid-friendly museums along the way, and the fond memories of...
Recent Alaska books

...offering practical advice on everything from restaurants to rest stops. Suitable for cruising the Inside Passage or the Alaska Highway FICTION"Point of Direction" by Rachel Weaver (Ig Publishing, May 2014). "Point of Direction" tells the story...
Reviewing all the options, old and new

...was considered the first step in a Taku Highway, it wasn't until after World War II and the construction of the Alaska Highway that the idea of the Taku Highway to Atlin was seriously considered again.In the 1950s, effort was diluted by the...
Pure Sole: Road kill is art

...past Kookatsoon Lake and into heavy motor vehicle traffic.And finally, leg 10 is 12.1 miles and will include the Alaska Highway and Miles Canyon.If still standing when entering Whitehorse, if still traveling by my own power, I plan to be...
Semi-Southeast Adventure: Paddling the Nisutlin River

...a ferry ride to Skagway, we drove north. It was evening by the time we dropped off two bikes in Teslin, on the Alaska Highway. A man we met as we were locking up our bikes next to a gas station told us the night was the coldest the Yukon had...
Summer books roundup

...offering practical advice on everything from restaurants to rest stops. Suitable for cruising the Inside Passage or the Alaska Highway. FICTION"Cold Spell" by Deb Vanasse. (University of Alaska Press, August 2014)Written by Deb Vanasse, co-founder...
Swollen Clear Creek not enough to halt Thai take-out order

...Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.Mike Laiti and Brandon Borgens were completing a multi-day drive Saturday night up the Alaska Highway when they called in their order to the restaurant, which was near closing.As they approached Clear Creek, they...
Alaska Science Forum: Meet 'Nanuq', the mini t-rex of the Arctic

...airstrip. From there, a fixed-wing pilot carried the rocks to Fairbanks. A truck hauled the dinosaurs down the Alaska Highway and all the way to Dallas.There, at the Museum of Nature & Science, Tykoski chipped and carved dinosaur bone fragments...


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