Once upon a 50- to 57-million-year distant time, just after dinosaurs went extinct, Southeast Alaska was a much warmer place. Palm trees grew in the lands around Kake.
FAIRBANKS - Alaska winters are long, dark and cold and the coming of summer is greeted with relief and delight. However, that delight is tempered by the arrival of another sign of summer - the mosquito.
FAIRBANKS - Two tins of LaMont's Improved Crystallized Egg bearing testimonials from Mrs. General Custer. Two dog collars. A cleaning kit for a .30-caliber rifle tucked inside a rusty baking soda can touting the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. A hand-forged hook.
FAIRBANKS - The University of Alaska Fairbanks Museum is on the verge of realizing a five-year dream.
FAIRBANKS - Two tins of LaMont's Improved Crystallized Egg bearing testimonials from Mrs. General Custer. Two dog collars. A cleaning kit for a .30-caliber rifle tucked inside a rusty baking soda can touting the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. A hand-forged hook. A newspaper clipping that expounds on the ornamental domes on the new Brooklyn Bridge added in 1896. A small plate-glass mirror.
Many Alaskans may not have heard about the dire condition of Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museums in Juneau. The state's treasures of records, historical photographs, and museum artifacts are at great risk in the present facilities.
Petersburg fisherman named to council, State's flu vaccine is in ample supply, Bulldozer turns on its side, killing girl, Killer whale skull to be put on display & Village of Nikolski runs out of fuel
In Juneau, attorneys celebrated Law Day last week by putting Goldilocks on trial. But in Fairbanks, some lawyers took a more athletic approach -- they chased an ambulance in a 10-kilometer race. The winner, by the way, was a high school coach, not a member of the bar. Powerful abbreviation Rep.
JUNEAU - Juneau's Planning Commission on Tuesday approved permits for new airplane hangars at the airport and a soil recycling center on Anka Street. The commission approved a permit for four airplane hangars with a total of 9,600 square feet at the Juneau Airport.
Its quest to raise $31 million in construction funds was reached when the Legislature approved $8 million for an expansion project. The money was added to the $23 million already raised.
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