State reminds residents of Fourth of July Fire prevention

...the immediate fire danger, but the state urged several precautions.Fuels dry out quickly. "A campfire can smolder in the duff (partially decayed material on the forest floor) for several cloudy days and rekindle to spark a wildfire after just a day...
Rain, cool temps slow wildfire growth

...extinguish them, Pineda said."It's a tedious practice, but it has to be done," he said.He compared hot spots in the duff, the organic material on the forest floor, to a burning cigar. You can't see flames, he said, but if the wind blows...
Around The Bases

...the seventh. Sam Hanson led Chugiak with two hits.Ryan Caron had a pair of hits for Service, which got two RBIs from Conner Duff.Tough TufiFormer West Anchorage softballer Pauline Tufi, now pitching for the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, was named to the Conference...
Alaska's travel industry stars on Food Network's 'Ace of Cakes'

Alaska proves to be a mountain of inspiration for Chef Duff Goldman on Sunday, July 19, during a sneak preview of the Food...amidst members of the travel media in New York City. "We knew if Duff came to Alaska, he'd be inspired," said Ron Peck, president...
Thanks from the friends, family of Sherrie Raber

...AAA Moving and Storage, Ria Swanson of Ria Designs, Andy Ebona and our wonderful cooks and kitchen staff, Donald Gregory, Duff Mitchell and Lee Miller, plus all the caring individuals who donated items, money and their time to help Sherrie and her family...
On the Trails: Who cares about earthworms?

...gradually accumulates, building up a layer of mulch or "duff." The duff layer is important for the germination of seeds and establishment of tree seedlings and understory plants. Duff holds moisture and provides insulation from temperature...
Alaska National Guard Day thank you

...the donation of a flag flown over the nation's capitol that was raffled at the event. Thank you all for making the annual Alaska National Guard Day reunion a great event.Committee co-chairs Duff Mitchell, Bruce Gazaway and Mac Metcalfe
Juneau sweeps Service on American Legion diamonds

...Fernteil 1-3 (single, RS), Caron 1-2 (RBI single), Connor Duff 0-3, Ryan Bailey 0-3, Michael Shuler 0-4, Lucas LaPointe...Service - Sakumoto 0-4, Yandell 1-3 (1 RBI, 1 RS), Duff 0-3, Caron 2-3 (1 RBI, 2 RS), Baily 0-4 (1 RS...
Summer solstice celebrated

...Ranger District said. "People will put their campfire out in good faith, but they don't realize a lot of the dirt here is duff, so the fire can smolder and creep along and a week or two later flame up."Marshall insisted on the use of established fire...
Arrrgh!!! Buckwheat Ski Classic registration now open

...Holland America-Princess, Alaska Shirt Co., The Mountain Shop, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Elliott Financial Management, Duff's Backcountry Outfitters, The Skagway News. Co., PR Services, Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club, and Alaskan Brewing...


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