Salvage experts board grounded Shell drilling rig | State News | ADN.com

Salvage experts board grounded Shell drilling rig | State News | ADN.com.

Details of the Shell drilling rig which grounded in the Gulf of Alaska, Kulluk

 

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Alaska’s Statehood

Alaska’s Statehood.

On January 3, 1959, President Eisenhower signed a proclamation to make Alaska the 49th state.  Some celebrate Alaska Day as the birthday, others Jan. 3 –

Me?  Every chance I get!

Thanks Ike!

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Copper Basin 300 Sled Dog Race

THE CB300 RACE STARTS JANUARY 12, 2013

in Glennallen, Alaska

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What is a sun pillar? | Earth | EarthSky

What is a sun pillar? | Earth | EarthSky.

One of my favorite sights in the Alaskan Winter, a light pillar.  They are cause by ice crystals and NOT UFOs.

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Portrait Alaska by Clark James Mishler — Kickstarter

Portrait Alaska by Clark James Mishler — Kickstarter.

Support Clark James Mishler and get a very cool Portrait Alaska book.

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Ticket to Tailgate presented by Alaskan Brewing: Enter to win $5,000 for Flow Tailgate Alaska – Freeskier Magazine

We’ve teamed up with Flow Tailgate Alaska and the Alaskan Brewing CO. to give away the shred trip of a lifetime. From now until February 28, upload your best backcountry (or sidecountry) edit to our “Ticket To Tailgate” vimeo group and $5,000 could be yours for a trip for two to Flow’s Tailgate Alaska.

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Freeskier Magazine and Flow Tailgate teaming up to share the video gnarly-ness.  Check out the contest and the vimeo group

 

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So you want to be a heli ski guide? – Freeskier Magazine

So you want to be a heli ski guide? - Freeskier Magazine

I got to Valdez in November. I woke up the first morning and it was fucking cold. It was negative temps, windy and dark. They asked me if I was a “turn a wrench guy “or an “email guy”. I looked out the window and saw a full-size dumpster getting blown 30mph down the street and said, “I’m more of a computer guy.”

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This made me smile.  You haven’t lived until you see the Giant Eagle Supermarket dumpsters getting blown around the parking lot.

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Introduction . Building the Alaska Highway . American Experience . WGBH | PBS

It was one of the greatest triumphs of the U.S. Army in 1942, and one of the boldest homeland security initiatives ever undertaken. A job, some said, that was better suited for Paul Bunyan than it was for inexperienced military men. But on November 20, 1942, on a remote vista in Yukon Territory, several hundred men braved the bitter cold to mark the end of an ordeal that few people thought possible: the completion of the Alaska Highway.An Army plane over AlaskaNational ArchivesAn Army plane over AlaskaAMERICAN EXPERIENCE presents Building the Alaska Highway, the story of nearly 11,000 Army engineers who battled freezing temperatures, ice and snow, mountains, mud, muskeg, and mosquitoes to blaze a 1,500-mile road through one of the harshest landscapes in North America, and take a huge step forward in defending the nation from threats in the Pacific.

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November is Alaska Native Heritage Month

November Is Native Heritage Month

Mission:

  • To celebrate Alaska Native and American Indian Cultures and share our traditions and contributions.

Goals:

  • To educate and inform others of the diverse Alaska Native groups, their traditions, knowledge, ways of life, and contributions.
  • To engage the community in Native dance, games, arts, stories, and other areas of tradition.
  • To encourage widespread community participation in the celebration of Alaska Natives and American Indians.

 

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Alaska Gold | FRONTLINE | PBS

FRONTLINE probes the fault lines of a growing battle in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska, home to the world’s last great wild sockeye salmon fishery – and enormous mineral deposits.

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