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Visitor center in Portage opens

ANCHORAGE - After two years of being closed, the visitor center in Portage has reopened. The Begich, Boggs Visitor Center will be open weekends until the summer seasons begins May 23rd. The visitor center...
Off the Beaten Path: Part 2: The Ghost of Allen Hasselborg in deep snow through a forest of red cedar and shore pines to Lake Alexander. As I expected, the lake was frozen; a portage across the island to get to Sitka was out of the question. In twilight, along game trails above the lake, I followed the...
Police & Fire for Thursday, Feb. 12, 2014

...59-year-old woman reported that approximately 225 gallons of fuel oil was stolen from her residence in the 4400 block of Portage Boulevard.Vandalism? At 11:25 a.m. Tuesday, a 33-year-old man reported having his tires slashed in the 9100 block...
Deep snow could spell trouble for Portage moose bringing scores of moose down to the Portage flats from the high country, and the...arrives. Unusually heavy snows have hit the Portage Valley and surrounding mountains this...measured snow almost 7 feet deep near the Portage visitor center in late December - just...
2015 Fireside lectures begin today

...Beginning in 1983, he criss-crossed the island, paddling his canoe on the lakes and carrying it on his shoulder at the portages. He was responsible for the route's maintenance, and also spent time applying for grants and organizing crews to get work...
Gold exploration continues at Herbert Glacier

Grande Portage Resources Ltd. recently kicked off another...changes to Forest Service practice. Grande Portage began drilling on Tuesday, Ian's president and CEO said. Grande Portage is the operator in a joint venture with...
Police & Fire for Friday, Jan. 2, 2015

...1890 Glacier Highway, and he was taken to BRH.? At 2 p.m. Friday, basic life support care was given to a man at 4411 Portage Boulevard, and he was taken to BRH.? At 3:32 p.m. Friday, advanced life support care was given to a woman at 1315...
Explorers are finding gold beneath the face of Herbert Glacier

...Quaterra Resources Inc. and Grande Portage Resources Ltd. formed a 35 percent...copper, zinc, lead and tungsten.Grande Portage, headquartered in Vancouver, a lot of gold."To date, Grande Portage has drilled a total of 21,400 feet of...
Police & Fire for Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015

...woman. Drug activity? At 5:53 p.m. Thursday, a confidential investigation into drug activity in the 3800 block of Portage Boulevard took place.Fire and medical? On Thursday, Capital City Fire/Rescue responded to four EMS calls around town...
Alaska wildlife center takes orphaned bear cub

PORTAGE GLACIER - The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is assisting the state...its own. The cub, named Shaguyik, arrived Saturday and will stay at the Portage Glacier nonprofit center until a permanent home is found for him.
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