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Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for May 25, 2015

...We won't spoil it for you, but it's done with a minimum of melodrama and none of the overblown narration of "Ice Road Truckers" or "Deadliest Catch."If there had been more of this kind of Alaska TV, we might still have a film production...
Road used to haul oil supplies reopens after flooding

...oil-industry town serving Prudhoe Bay. It can be treacherous in winter and has been featured on the cable TV show "Ice Road Truckers."Deadhorse was never fully shut off since its airport remained open. BP, among the major North Slope operators...
It's a wrap for Alaska troopers reality show

...aired in 2009, early in the current wave of Alaska-based reality shows that have included "Deadliest Catch," "Ice Road Truckers," and "Gold Rush Alaska."The state received no money for allowing film crews to follow troopers, the newspaper...
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Slack Tide: Come with me if you want to live!

...This will not happen in Anchorage until 2071. Looks like we'll be able to squeeze in another 54 seasons of "Ice Road Truckers." Whew, that was close. Finally, the article also notes the future potential for "environmental refugees," people...
Palin's TV series a stage for political future?

...000 in Alaska, with added incentives for Alaska hires, as well as offseason and rural shoots. History's "Ice Road Truckers," for example, spent almost $1.2 million in the state, earning almost $400,000 in incentives, according...
Alaska increasing draw for TV, film productions

...are based in TV reality: "Deadliest Catch," "Ice Road Truckers," "Gold Rush Alaska," "Alaska State Troopers...based company also produces the History channel's "Ice Road Truckers," a popular reality show about Far North truck drivers...
Avalanches plague 'Ice Road Truckers' highway

FAIRBANKS - A stretch of road made famous by television's "Ice Road Truckers" is proving to be as dangerous as advertised.The so-called Haul Road has seen an unusual number of avalanches this spring...
Film industry: extend Alaska production tax credit

...instead of other places dressed up as Alaska.Reality projects tapping the incentive include "Deadliest Catch," ''Ice Road Truckers," Flying Wild Alaska" and a special eight-part series that concluded last year, "Sarah Palin's Alaska...
Slack tide: Alaskaepoedia: Sarah Palin

...Palin grew up mostly in Wasilla, where she remains its most notable resident. Well, aside from Lisa Kelly from "Ice Road Truckers." While a student and basketball player at Wasilla High School, Palin earned the nickname "Sarah Barracuda...
Wasilla truck driver revs things up in the kitchen

WASILLA - Given the obsession with television cooking shows, it's only natural an episode of "Ice Road Truckers" would spawn a series of culinary classes focused on gourmet wild game. When the History Channel show came to Alaska last spring...


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