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State reminds residents of Fourth of July Fire prevention and other resources at risk.For more information, contact Sam Harrel, Division of Forestry information officer, 907-356-5511 or
Wildfires grow in southcentral Alaska

...spring has left vegetation on the peninsula south of Anchorage extremely dry. A burning ban remains in effect, said Sam Harrel, a state Division of Forestry spokesman.The 48 people fighting the fire were due to get help Thursday. A jet carrying...
Empire designer wins top honors

...circulation categories, with Chris Talbott taking third place in the environmental and energy category, photographers Sam Harrel and Eric Engman taking third place and honorable mention in the spot news photography division, and the News-Miner...
Brooks Range trip offers a taste of remote Alaska

...three dog sleds and several bags of gear. The second flight was packed with eight more dogs, my husband/handler Sam Harrel, and clients, Christine and Peter Knuckey from Newnan, Ga. The Knuckeys were paying clients there for a taste of...
Photo: Catchin' some wind

Tyler Bidwell, left, and Jason Brooks snowkite across Rahoi Lake in Fairbanks. There usually is not enough wind in Fairbanks to generate much interest in the sport. The two have been out each evening this week taking advantage of the March winds.
Photo: Olympic warm-up

Coach Mary Bunten, center, helps her players stretch during their first practice of the season of the Tanana ValleySpecial Olympics basketball team last week in Fairbanks.


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