Alaska Science Forum: Spillways of an ancient Alaska lake

...on cliffsides in the Copper River region. Another geologist named the basin Lake Atna. Lake Atna filled the Copper River valley from about 60,000 to 10,000 years ago. Glennallen, Copper Center and Gulkana were underwater then, in the depths...
First Nation elders blockade Taku tributary mine exploration

...Central Council's vice president, Heather Hawkins, and with the support of President Chad Day, flew to the Sheslay River Valley, a tributary of the Taku River, on July 7 and "confronted Doubleview Capital Corporation and their President/CEO...
3 firefighters killed in Washington fires

...after officials urged people in the popular outdoor-recreation centers of Twisp and Wintrop, in the scenic Methow River valley about 115 miles northeast of Seattle, to evacuate as a fire near Twisp grew to about 2 square miles.The Okanogan...
State wildfire responders keep eye on dry conditions

...combined with high temperatures and low humidity, have made the region a tinderbox. The Yukon Flats, the Tanana River Valley and the Copper River Basin remain under "red flag" alerts and burn bans because of the high danger of fire."We...
Can Alaska afford its frontier?

TAKOTNA - In a flat, piney river valley deep in the Interior, the village of Takotna is marked by a dozen or so houses, a shop, a tiny post office and a school. Intrepid...
Taku windstorm brings big gusts but little damage

...event caused when dense, cold air piles up on the east side of the mainland mountains, then spills through the Taku River valley and over Salisbury Ridge. The process results in gusty, violent winds an average of four times per year between October...
Off the Beaten Path: In the shadow of Vitus Bering, part II

...appeared to have sunk more than 600 feet since the map had been made, revealing the mile-long massif. The Alsek River valley cut a rift through the mountains. On the south side of the river, the Fairweather Mountains rose jagged and imposing...
Wearable Art of Place: Jewelry

...history indicate that the Tlingits' supply of copper came through trade with the Ahtna Athabascan people of the Copper River Valley. Copper nuggets would be alternately heated in a fire and hammered out on a rock until a flat surface was formed...
Alaska Science Forum: Twenty weeks through the heart of Alaska

...Incredibly, Allen reported that he and his traveling partners never saw a moose or caribou in covering more than 1,500 river-valley miles. Allen attributed the lack to the animals being hunted out. His report has many passages similar to the one...
What was first effort to build a road out of Juneau?

...time was a road from the future site of Skagway - Capt. William Moore had only just claimed 160 acres in the Skagway River valley the previous year - into the Yukon.If that is the case, the first mention of a true road out of Juneau is in the...


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