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Anchorage officially breaks low-snow record

...Anchorage. Weather Service meteorologist Michael Kutz says the previous low for a winter season was 30.4 inches set in 1957-58.In winter 2011-12, Anchorage saw the heaviest snowfall on record, with 134.5 inches.The snow season officially...
Beverly Elysee Jones

...and began enjoying an active life of boating, bowling, dancing, and hunting. Christopher joined the Alaskan family in 1957 from California and in late 1958 the happy couple had a baby boy, Thomas Franklin Tilson. Some of Beverly's best memories...
'Slow bake': Hot weather hangs over far-north state officially will experience its lowest snowfall on record.The previous low for a winter season was 30.4 inches set in 1957-58.It was only a few years back, in winter 2011-12, that Anchorage saw the heaviest snowfall on record, with 134...
Anatomy of the worst fire year

...Alaska had burned. That broke the former Alaska record set in 1957, and not by a little. The one million more acres that burned in 2004 than in 1957 equates to a fire scar the size of Rhode Island.? Since...
Museum show takes on art and early TV

...The mustachioed Kovacs once staged "Swan Lake" with dancers in gorilla costumes and published a novel, "Zoomar," in 1957 about a broadcast executive's descent into insanity.He wasn't alone in both mocking and embracing contemporary art...
Wood bison healthy in wild after March reintroduction

...and Canada, but populations began falling in the 1800s.They were thought extinct until a herd was discovered in Canada in 1957.Re-introduced wildlife populations can lose as many as half their members before stabilizing, according to a Tuesday...
Southeast sees year's first 70-degree temperature

The thermometer at Annette Island, west of Ketchikan, hit 72 degrees Thursday, tying a record high set in 1957 and topping the 70-degree mark for the first time this year.Klawock also hit 70 degrees Thursday, while Ketchikan was one...
Renowned artist Rie Munoz dies

...cartooned for the Empire, worked as a museum curator and as a full-time artist. She took an artists' correspondence course in 1957 and received the University of Alaska's Honorary Doctorate of Humanities Degree in May 1999.Gov. Bill Walker and Lt...
Off the Beaten Path: Wood bison are back; it's a big deal

...northwest Canada. The species' population was wiped out due to overhunting, disease and hybridization by the 1950s.In 1957, a herd of a couple hundred wood bison were discovered in northern Alberta. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service states...
My Turn: It's time for an Alaska higher education land-grant equivalency plan

...entitlement. Proponents spoke up. Alaska's Commissioner of Education Dan Dafoe wrote Territorial Delegate Bartlett in 1957, "Whether or not Alaska has a good solid permanent school fund 50 years from now will depend on how carefully school...


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