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Coming to Alaska in 1950 — Interview with Robert J...

Posted On: 2019-04-21 13:30:16

My grandfather, Robert Johnson, was born in 1922, (he’s the baby pictured) not too far from Shickshinny, Pennsylvania. Grandpa was the oldest of 14 children. The family farm was 56 acres. They raised potatoes, tomatoes, chickens, and dairy cows. In...

Hatcher Pass — Things To Do and See

Posted On: 2019-04-20 06:30:19

Hatcher Pass is easily accessible destination since it is just a short drive from Anchorage and can still feel like you’re well within the heart of Alaska. Hatcher Pass is a mountain pass through the Talkeetna Mountains. Named after a prospector, ac...

Valdez Alaska — Things To Do and See

Posted On: 2019-04-18 04:30:21

Valdez, Alaska, is found at the head of Port Valdez, a natural fjord, that is the home of both commercial and sport fishing, freight ships, and also the end of the famous Trans-Alaska Pipeline! Already visit McCarthy? If so, continue traveling south...

Red Flags to Look For When Buying a Home

Posted On: 2019-04-17 22:30:17

Buying a new home is a big decision for anyone, and all buyers want to be confident that they’re getting a good home and aren’t being taken advantage of. It’s good for all buyers to know the different red flags that may occur when looking for a home...

McCarthy-Kennecott Alaska — Things To Do And See

Posted On: 2019-04-17 03:30:11

Visiting McCarthy and the Kennecott Mine is a bit of an investment in time, but trust us when we say it’s worth it. After all, when you consider that if your goal was to visit Valdez (also on our list), then this is just a bit of a bonus stop! Nestl...

Portage Glacier Cruises celebrates 30 years on the...

Posted On: 2019-04-12 00:30:16

Portage Glacier Cruises is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2019! The cruise runs five trips daily to Portage Glacier from May to September, and it’s one of the most accessible ways to see the glacier. Portage Glacier Cruises’ mv Ptarmigan is the...

Get Started on Remediating Deferred Maintenance

Posted On: 2019-04-10 20:30:18

Many homeowners realize that routine maintenance and emergency repairs may be needed when buying a home. However, due to a variety of circumstances, such as medical issues, divorce or financial challenges, some may find it hard to keep up. This can l...

What to Know About Installing a Deck

Posted On: 2019-04-04 00:30:17

A backyard deck is an attractive home feature, adding living space as well as value to a home. But, whether you plan to hire a contractor or tackle the project yourself as a DIY project, there are some things you should consider before getting starte...

April fools! Don’t believe these myths about Alask...

Posted On: 2019-04-01 23:30:19

Although Alaska is a widely popular tourist destination, people who haven’t had the privilege of visiting yet are often fooled by some of the misconceptions that surround the 49th state. Don’t be tricked this April Fools’ Day! Here are a few things...

Whales in Alaska are huge. But did you know that...

Posted On: 2019-04-01 05:30:17

Whales in Alaska are amazing animals, but have you heard them sing? Michele Moede Parker has lived in Petersburg in southeast Alaska for 29 years. The whales in Alaska are one of the highlights each summer for Michele, her husband Tom and their two...

Seward Alaska — Things to Do and See

Posted On: 2019-03-31 09:30:18

Established in 1793 by Alexander Baranov as a fur trade post on the shores of Resurrection Bay, Seward can be explored by boat, car, or even by rail! Hiking, fishing, kayaking, and more are some of what can be found in this historic seaside communit...

Denali National Park Profile / Things To Do And Se...

Posted On: 2019-03-30 11:30:18

Larger than five U.S. States, Denali National Park encompasses over 6 MILLION acres of breath-taking Alaskan wilderness. If you’ve arrived in Anchorage and want to visit the park, you’ll need to drive north where you will arrive at the park entrance...

Homer Alaska Profile (Things to do in Homer, Alask...

Posted On: 2019-03-30 03:30:16

Homer Alaska Looking for Things To Do in Homer Alaska? Located on the shores of the beautiful Kachemak bay, Homer is home to just over 5,000 easy-going Alaskans who love where they live. Just 277 miles from Alaska’s largest city of Anchorage, the dr...

High ROI Kitchen Improvements That Add Value to Yo...

Posted On: 2019-03-21 01:30:23

Kitchens are a major attraction for home buyers. The kitchen is the heart of the home, where family spends time talking and cooking. It's no wonder, therefore, than many home buyers seek homes with newly remodeled kitchens. North Pole homeowners who...

2019 Iditarod Coverage — The Red Lantern

Posted On: 2019-03-20 08:30:23

By: Michael Rogers The last finisher of the Iditarod is in and the race is officially over. Rookie musher Victoria Hardwick of Bethel, Alaska crossed under the burled arch with a time of 14 days, 22 hours, and 51 minutes. After her crossing, the wid...

Hyder – The Isolated Alaska Ghost Town That’s Secr...

Posted On: 2019-03-15 17:30:03

Hyder, Alaska – American or Canadian?  By: Courtney Dowd-Stanley  Located on the strikingly beautiful eastern border of Misty Fjords National Monument, the teenie-town town of Hyder, Alaska truly might be the real life definition of what a “hidden g...

10 Of Our Favorite Alaska Inns To Snuggle Up In Be...

Posted On: 2019-03-15 01:30:22

By: Megan McDonald Late winter in Alaska is the absolute perfect time to get in your favorite winter activities, while enjoying the beautiful sunshine and slightly warmer weather. The temperatures will still drop at night, so we rounded up some of o...

10 Of Our Favorite Alaskan Inns To Snuggle Up In B...

Posted On: 2019-03-14 19:30:23

Late winter in Alaska is the absolute perfect time to get in your favorite winter activities, while enjoying the beautiful sunshine and slightly warmer weather. The temperatures will still drop at night, so we rounded up some of our favorite Alaskan...

2019 Iditarod Coverage — Day 11

Posted On: 2019-03-14 07:24:10

The Burled Arch of Nome By: Michael Rogers The 2019 Iditarod Champion is Pete Kaiser of Bethel with an arrival time in Nome of 3:39a for a total elapsed race time of 9 days, 12 hours, 39 minutes and 6 seconds. Joar Ulsom of Norway, who claimed secon...

Mayor Berkowitz Appoints Mark Johnston General Man...

Posted On: 2019-03-14 07:24:10

Mayor Berkowitz Appoints Mark Johnston General Manager of ML&P

What First-Time Homebuyers Need to Know About Prop...

Posted On: 2019-03-13 08:53:00

Buying a home is an thrilling expertise, one that's new to many house consumers. One necessary merchandise house consumers ought to concentrate on when shopping for a brand new residence are property taxes.Owning a home signifies that you'll...

2019 Iditarod Coverage — Day 10

Posted On: 2019-03-13 05:10:59

Security By: Michael Rogers The 2019 Iditarod is shortly coming to an finish and it's coming right down to what quantities to a drag race, properly, at the least so far as drag races go on the earth of lengthy distance sled canine racing. The...

Everything you need to know about Hurricane Gulch...

Posted On: 2019-03-12 19:19:18

In the event you’re planning to hop aboard a Gray Line Alaska rail tour between Anchorage and Denali National Park, put together yourself to cross the jaw-dropping Hurricane Gulch Bridge, which rises 296 ft above Hurricane Creek. The bridge is a marv...

2019 Iditarod Coverage — Day 9.5

Posted On: 2019-03-12 06:44:00

Scratch By: Michael Rogers At this writing, it has been confirmed that Nicolas Petit has scratched in Shaktoolik checkpoint at 7:00p and is officially out of the race. His staff stalled out on the ocean ice in Norton Sound and wouldn’t budge....

2019 Iditarod Coverage — Day 9

Posted On: 2019-03-12 02:51:08

White Mountain By: Michael Rogers This yr is an example of simply how shortly the Iditarod can change. At 10:00p last night time, then leader Nic Petit’s staff bumped into problem on the ice and easily give up shifting. At the time he had a c...

Joar Leifseth Ulsom – Mushing Profile

Posted On: 2019-03-11 18:34:15

Identify: Joar Leifseth Ulsom Start Date: February 21, 1987 Start Place: Mo i Rana, Norway Residence:& Willow, Alaska Joar kneeling together with his leaders in Nome in 2016 Iditarod. Photograph by: KNOM Radio Mission By The Numbers Variety of I...

2019 Iditarod Coverage — Day 8

Posted On: 2019-03-11 04:17:20

Shaktoolik By: Michael Rogers Nicolas Petit on the Huslia checkpoint in the course of the 2017 Iditarod.Photograph by: Jeff Schultz After checking in to Unalakleet, Nic Petit rested his workforce for five hours and departed together with h...

2019 Iditarod Coverage — Day 7.5

Posted On: 2019-03-10 18:51:41

The Bering Coast By: Michael Rogers This morning, race chief Nic Petit is checking in at Unalakleet and the Bering Sea. Unalakleet is the most important city on the Iditarod path between the start and finish strains and is an annual cease for...

2019 Iditarod Coverage — Day 7

Posted On: 2019-03-10 05:50:56

The Race Starts Right here By: Michael Rogers The ultimate push up the Yukon is now over for about half the entrance pack with the remaining expected by midnight. Pete Kaiser was first into Kaltag at Four:48p, netting himself the Fish First A...

2019 Iditarod Coverage — Day 6.5

Posted On: 2019-03-09 20:03:59

Kaltag By: Michael Rogers The heart beat of the Iditarod is choosing up as the groups close in on the top of the Yukon portion of the course in Kaltag. Dallas Seavey as soon as remarked a number of years in the past, “The actual race starts i...

2019 Iditarod Coverage — Day 6

Posted On: 2019-03-09 07:13:33

Shageluk to Grayling and Climate on the “Eight’s” By: Michael Rogers Mushing continued on Day 6 of the Iditarod and it played out, kind of, as anticipated from this morning. Nic Petit was the primary into Grayling and stunned everyone by stay...

2019 Iditarod Coverage — Day 5.5

Posted On: 2019-03-08 20:23:26

The Yukon By: Michael Rogers Overnight, Nic Petit pushed by means of Shageluk and was the first musher to reach in Anvik on the mighty Yukon. Consequently he netted the “First to the Yukon” prize, a five-course meal from the Lakefront Lodge i...

2019 Iditarod Coverage — Day 5

Posted On: 2019-03-08 07:24:02

TWENTY FOURS By: Michael Rogers On Day 5 of the Iditarod, a lot of the subject is ending their twenty-four hour rest, in consequence there simply aren’t many modifications to talk about. The teams acquired some rest and some food. The mushers...

2019 Iditarod Update — Day 4

Posted On: 2019-03-07 06:45:58

Iditarod Midpoint- Ghosts, Gambles, Snow, and Insanity By: Michael Rogers It’s the 4th day of racing for the Iditarod at 9:00p and Aliy Zirkle is out in front, pushing by means of a storm sure for the race’s official midpoint, the Gold Rush p...

Bad Home Improvements That May Decrease Home Value

Posted On: 2019-03-06 07:19:00

Householders typically have to make upgrades to a house over time. While some house improvements might supply high ROI, akin to a top quality toilet renovation, others don't pay off for the home-owner. Householders that want to keep their re...

2019 Iditarod Update — Day 3

Posted On: 2019-03-06 07:03:24

The Interior By: Michael Rogers Over the 3rd day of the Iditarod, we’re seeing the mushers spread farther aside with a number of distinct groups forming. The mushers have made there method by means of the Alaska Range and most are either in...

A brief history of transportation in Alaska

Posted On: 2019-03-05 21:12:41

The way to get round shouldn't be something individuals typically stress about today, as roads and different transportation methods have turn out to be so dependable. In Alaska, greater than other locations nevertheless, it hasn’t all the time been (...

2019 Iditarod Coverage — Day 2 Update

Posted On: 2019-03-05 07:00:15

The Alaska Vary & View of the Alaska Vary with Denali and Hunter& by Jeff Schultz By: Michael Rogers In the 24 hours since our final replace, numerous action has happened on the course. Yesterday saw Jesse Holmes arriving first in...

2019 Iditarod Coverage–Day 1 Update

Posted On: 2019-03-04 07:43:02

The First to Skwentna By: Michael Rogers It’s 9:00 PM on Day 1 of the Iditarod and Jessie Holmes is the first musher to Skwentna. With a shifting common of 9.7 miles per hour, he’s simply the quickest musher on the course in the meanwhile....

2019 Iditarod Coverage – The Birth of the Iditarod...

Posted On: 2019-03-03 08:20:57

The Start of the Iditarod By: Michael Rogers By the point you learn this, in all probability the 47th operating of the Iditarod will probably be nicely underway from the official restart in Willow. The Iditarod is the preeminent lengthy dista...

2019 Iditarod Coverage

Posted On: 2019-03-03 00:25:43

Observations and Impressions on the Final Great Race The ceremonial start in Anchorage has completed and all groups are on their option to Willow so the racing can start in earnest tomorrow. At this time’s begin is all about publicity and...

2019 Iron Dog – Day 7 Update

Posted On: 2019-02-24 02:42:14

After 34 hours and 27 minutes elapsed because the racers began the Iron Canine in Willow, Mike Morgan and Chris Olds crossed the finish line in Fairbanks to say a back-to-back championship as the duo claimed the highest prize final yr in the 2018 ra...

2019 Iron Dog – Day 6 Coverage

Posted On: 2019-02-23 00:05:04

Friday often marks one of the quicker days racing the Iron Canine, and this yr was no exception. As soon as racers depart the Kaltag checkpoint, they barrel up the frozen Yukon River and the race turns into extra of a sprint versus the primary half...

2019 Iron Dog – Day 5 Coverage

Posted On: 2019-02-22 00:41:27

After pocketing a cool $10,000 for being the fastest workforce to Nome, Mike Morgan and Chris Olds have been up early as they began ultimate preparations to tick off almost another 1,000 miles on their Polaris Indy XC sleds, making their approach to...

2019 Iron Dog – Day 4 Coverage

Posted On: 2019-02-21 02:45:26

Rest day, or typically referred to as ‘Wrenchin’ Wednesday’ marks the midway point within the Iron Canine as racers rest each mind and physique, but in addition are likely to the right care and repair of their machines. After some...

2019 Iron Dog – Day 3 Coverage

Posted On: 2019-02-20 03:39:47

1,089 miles into the worlds longest, toughest snowmobile race, the highest six groups are nonetheless separated by lower than one hour.  The first group to examine into the midway point was Staff 10, family names on this race, Mike Morgan and Chris O...

2019 Iron Dog – Day 2 Coverage

Posted On: 2019-02-19 04:31:09

Social media was abuzz late final night time with lots of of followers waiting to listen to official word on rumors floating about surrounding a collision between Staff 16 and Group Eight outdoors the McGrath checkpoint.  We had initially reported th...

2019 Iron Dog – Day 1 Coverage

Posted On: 2019-02-18 05:27:08

If the primary day of the 2019 Iron Canine had to be summed up in one word, for both individuals and racers alike, it would have to be ‘whiteout’.  Making your option to the brand new race venue at Deshka Landing meant driving by way of a...

Create A Guest Room For Guests To Your Southcentra...

Posted On: 2019-02-15 07:01:00

If you reside in Alaska, you possibly can guess you will have a stream of home friends from the Decrease 48. Our state is simply so intriguing to everybody. And, you understand why, don't you? Whether you've got friends out and in of your ow...

Tips for Buying Off-Grid Land

Posted On: 2019-02-14 08:30:00

As of 2018, a projected complete of 62 million individuals will stay off the grid. Reasons for shifting off-grid embrace eager to be in touch with nature, growing self-reliance and independence, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, enjoyin...