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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...
Rampant Rabbits: Invasive, feral rabbits overrun Valley Neighborhood

...capabilities, and it's only getting worse at this point," he said. Bad neighborsIn August, Sandi Hicks, a resident of Portage Boulevard, contacted Animal Control to find out if the city had any plans for the rabbit problem. Though some of her neighbors...
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Scientists investigate dead orca whale found near Petersburg

...and that people should keep a safe distance away from the mammal.Greg Lutton said he'd been moose hunting and was leaving Portage Bay on the north side of the island when he saw the dead whale along the shoreline."I've been fishing for 40 years now...
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...
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 Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015

...Investigation continues.Death? At 9:25 a.m. Tuesday, 58-year-old Bruce Nelson was found deceased in his residence on Portage Boulevard. Next of kin have been notified. The death is not considered suspicious. Alcohol was involved.Fire and medical...
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...
Wood bison finding home in Alaska on the creatures, most of which had been living for years in captivity at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in Portage."Now that I've seen them on the landscape for a few months, I'm confident they can do anything a wild bison can do...
Becoming Alaskan: Like mother, like daughter

...upon himself to get to know as many adventurous Alaskans as he could find, hoping to tag along to their favorite places. "Portage, for ice climbing on Five Fingers," he said. "Or hiking to Exit Glacier - like Obama did!"Then, of course, there...
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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