GREAT ALASKA SHOOTOUT – News – GoSeawolves.com – Official Athletics Website of the University of Alaska Anchorage

 

Great Alaska Shootout in Anchorage this Thanksgiving

GREAT ALASKA SHOOTOUT – News – GoSeawolves.com – Official Athletics Website of the University of Alaska Anchorage.

And, more coverage (of course) from the ADN.com

 

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Summer Events at the Valdez Museum

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All kinds of new tours and programs at the Museum this Summer.  Get on down there and enjoy.

I would definitely take the Walking tour of “Historic Homes of Old Valdez”.  It’s a little known fact that after the earthquake of 1964, the ground was no longer stable for houses.  Many of the houses were abandoned.  But a few old sourdoughs moved their houses to ‘New Town’ – where you can still see them today!

From the Valdez Museum Website:

Tuesdays in June
(5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th)* “Drawing Upon the Collection” for students 4th – 8th grades.

Thursday, June 14th
“Historic Homes of Old Valdez” walking tour.
6-8pm

Thursday, June 28th
“Historic Homes of Old Valdez”
walking tour.
3-5pm

Stay tuned for more summer programs involving Gardening, Berry Picking & Jam Making, Book Signings, Walking Tours
at Dock Point and Old Town, and much much more!

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Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve – Wrangell – St Elias National Park & Preserve

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve – Wrangell – St Elias National Park & Preserve.

The gang over at the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park are doing a great job on the Facebook.

This week they have a cool picture of Fairy Slippers, which are blooming in the Glennallen area!

Of course, Fireweed is my favorite summer flower.  And, Lupine.

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Panning For Gold Valdez Alaska – YouTube

Panning For Gold Valdez Alaska – YouTube.

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Valdez Summit to Sound Challenge 2011 – YouTube

 

Valdez Summit to Sound Challenge 2011 – YouTube.

This happens each year on Memorial Day.  Ski, Bike, Kayak and run – That’s an Alaskan style race.

http://www.valdezsummit2sound.com/

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Farewell Copper Center Lodge – ADVrider

 

Farewell Copper Center Lodge – Photo: ADVrider.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Bad wiring is suspected of causing a fire that has destroyed one of Alaska‘s last historic roadhouses.

The Copper Center Lodge was destroyed Sunday in an early morning fire.

Owner Tom Huddleston told the Anchorage Daily News that the building is a total loss.

Huddleston says the lodge was one of the last of its kind in Alaska. He says it was considered the jewel of roadhouses. The cause of the fire is not yet known, but Huddleston suspects the lodge’s wiring.

The original roadhouse on the site was built in 1896 and served gold miners. Huddleston says it was rebuilt after a 1928 fire. Huddleston’s family had operated the lodge since 1948.

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Information from: Anchorage Daily News, http://www.adn.com

 

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Native Youth Olympics 2012 at Anchorage’s Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center

 Started in 1972, the NYO Games, previously known as the Native Youth Olympics, includes 10 events based on games past generations of Alaska Native people played as a way to test their hunting and survival skills, increase strength and maintain endurance, agility and the balance of mind and body. The Eskimo stick pull, for instance, is based on a strengthening exercise that Native hunters would do to prepare themselves for pulling seals out of the water. Although events are based on traditional Alaska Native activities, the competition is open to all Alaska students from seventh to 12th grade, regardless of ethnicity.  – from Anchorage.net

I love the Native Youth Olympics.  It’s the perfect way to celebrate the unique and wonderful Alaskan heritage and Alaskan school kids.  I bet they had a blast!

Big Congrats to everyone who participated- Especially, hometown Valdez girl, Marian Wamsley. She set a WORLD RECORD in the one-toe high kick.

ADN Coverage:  Native Youth Olympics kick off today: Arctic Games | Alaska news at adn.com. and ADN Photos: Native Youth Olympics 2012: Nyo | Alaska news at adn.com

Cook Inlet Tribal Council – NYO main page and official information

Pamyua played a concert:

The Native Youth Olympics Events:

The Results of the 2012 Native Youth Olympics!

Thank you Cook Inlet Tribal Council

Kneel Jump – Female

1st     Apaay Campbell, BSSD, 50 1/2″
2nd    Kendall Dray, Dillingham, 44 1/2″
3rd     Jordan Kashatok, LKSD, 44 1/4″
4th     Autumn Ridley, ANCA, 43 1/4″
5th     Molly Norback, MEHS, 41 1/4″

Kneel Jump – Male

1st     Austin Sundown, Anchorage Team B, 61 3/4″
2nd    Dylan Magnusen, Unalaska, 60″
3rd     Yako McCarr, LKSD, 57 1/2″
4th     Steven Ahvakana, Anchorage Team A, 53 1/2″
5th     Martin Gardiner, Dillingham, 51 1/2″

 

Wrist Carry – Female

1st     Jorden Lisak, Dillingham, 373′ 4 1/2″
2nd    Samantha Ishnook, SWRSD, 307′
3rd     Amanda Burke, Mat-Su, 282′
4th     Rizalie Rollin, Unalaska, 259′ 8″
5th     Elena Evan, LKSD, 251′ 8″

 

Wrist Carry – Male

1st     Daniel Miller, Dillingham, 593′ 4 1/2″
2nd    Jacob McAnulty, Mat-Su Team B, 488′ 1/2″
3rd     Aaron Ulroan, Chevak, 481′ 7 1/2″
4th     Solomon Nashookpuk, Pt. Hope, 469′
5th     David Chagluak, LKSD, 424′ 9″‘

 

Alaskan High Kick – Female

1st     Autumn Ridley, Anchorage Team A, 82″ (New World Record)
2nd    Kaley Rolf, Dillingham, 77″
3rd     Chinace Egoak, LKSD, 73″
4th     Raven Phillips, Aniak, 68″
5th     Tahnee Esparzam, BSSD, 68″

 

Alaskan High Kick – Male

1st     Yako McCarr, LKSD, 93″ (Tied State Record)
2nd    Andrew Demientieff, Anchorage Team A, 90″
3rd     Daniel Adams, Mat-Su, 86″
4th     Austin Sundown, Anchorage Team B, 86″
5th     Everdan Sugabo, Unalaska, 84″

 

 

Eskimo Stick Pull – Female

1st     Mariam Wamsley, Valdez
2nd    Mesa Rohrer, Gilson
3rd     Shalisa F., Anchorage Team B
4th     Amber Shields, Anchorage Team A
5th     Kaity Wasillie, Bristol Bay

 

Eskimo Stick Pull – Male

1st     Dalton Beatie, Mat-Su Team A
2nd    Travis Turgiuna, SWRSD
3rd     Jaylin Prince, MEHS
4th     Lonner McConnell, Unalaska
5th     Johnathan Wilson, Kenaitze

 

Toe Kick – Female

1st     Raven Phillips, Aniak, 76″ (New State Record) Video interview with her from the 2011 NYO
2nd    Renee Romer, MEHS, 58″ 3m/50
3rd     Alecia Egoak, LKSD, 58″ 4m/50
4th     Jonisha Wilson, BSSD, 58″ 6m/38
5th     Rebekah Sawers, LYSD, 58″ 8m/50

 

Toe Kick – Male

1st     Michael Charles, LKDS, 90″
2nd    Chris Undbo, Anchorage Team A, 85″
3rd     Michael Kanuk, Nenana, 84″
4th     Kevin Horton, Mat-Su Team A, 76″ 2m
5th     Forest Strick, Mat-Su Team B, 76″ 3m

 

One Hand Reach – Female

1st     Revie Tony, LKSD, 59″
2nd    Brittany Akaren, MEHS, 58″
3rd     Kristen Smecten, Dillingham, 58″ 1m
4th     Rebecca Brink, BRHS, 54″ 1m @ 54″
5th     Chelsea Morrow, Burchell, 54″ 1m @ 50″

 

One Hand Reach – Male

1st     Jeremy Andrew, LKSD, 65″
2nd    Dennis Wilson, Dillingham, 64″
3rd     Douglas Krukoff, Unalaska, 63″
4th     Andrew Demientieff, Anchorage Team !, 62″
5th     Vance Gregory, Mat-Su Team B, 62″ 1m

 

Two-Foot High Kick – Female

1st     Autumn Ridley, Anchorage Team A, 75″
2nd    Tahnee Esparza, BSSD, 73″
3rd     Frederica Shaeffer, Mat-Su Team A, 67″
4th     Kendall Dray, Dillingham, 67″ 1m
5th     Teresa Korn, McGrath, 66″ 2m

 

Two-Foot High Kick – Male

1st     Andrew Demientieff, Anchorage Team A, 94″
2nd    Austin Sumdum, Anchorage Team B, 94″ 1m
3rd     Kevin Brown, LKSD, 90″ 1m
4th     Stuart Towarak, BSSD, 90″ 3m
5th     Donavan Phillips, MEHS, 90″ 6m

 

Indian Stick Pull – Female

1st     Olivia Shields, Anchorage Team B
2nd    Deborah Hersrud, NWA BSD
3rd     Summer Ulroan, Chevak
4th     Christina Glenzel, KP NYO
5th     Lori Paul, LKSD

 

Indian Stick Pull – Male

1st     Mike McCain, Valdez
2nd    Randy Standur, Tebughah
3rd     Forrest Strick, Mat-Su Team A
4th     Charles Teer, Lathrop
5th     Daniel Ballais, Mat-Su Team B

 

One-Foot High Kick – Female

1st     Marion Wamsley, Valdez, 92″ (New World Record)
2nd    Autumn Ridley, Anchorage Team A, 87″
3rd     Tahnee Esparza, BSSD, 82″
4th     Jordan Lisac, Dillingham, 80″
5th     Ashley Apangolook, Mat-Su Team A, 79″

 

One-Foot High Kick – Male

1st     Stuart Towarak, BSSD, 112″ – Video of the winning effort
2nd    Jens Irelan, Nome, 106″
3rd     Andrew Demientieff, Anchorage Team A, 104″
4th     William Byrd, Mat-Su Team A, 104″ 1m
5th     Donovan Phillip, MEHS, 104″ 2m

 

Seal Hop – Female

1st     Dajan Treder, Anchorage Team A, 160′ 9 1/4″
2nd    Teresa Korn, McGrath, 128′ 4 3/4″
3rd     Kristin Smetchen, Dillingham, 126′ 9 1/4″
4th     Haley O’Brien, Bethel, 123′ 9 1/4″
5th     Megan Friday, LKSD, 118′ 5 3/4″

 

Seal Hop – Male

1st     Michael Kanuk, Nenana, 139′ 5″
2nd    Demck Black, Galena, 133′ 9 1/2″
3rd     Fabian Pete, LYSD, 121′ 3 3/4″
4th     Eddie Chuchkwurk, LKSD, 120′
5th     Wigberto Gonzalez, Mat-Su Team A, 118′ 11″

 

Records set at this year’s NYO games!

One-Foot High Kick – Female

1st     Marion Wamsley, Valdez, 92″ (New World Record)

Alaskan High Kick – Female

1st     Autumn Ridley, Anchorage Team A, 82″ (New World Record)

Alaskan High Kick – Male

1st     Yako McCarr, LKSD, 93″ (Tied State Record)

Toe Kick – Female

1st     Raven Phillips, Aniak, 76″ (New State Record) – Video interview with her from the 2011 NYO

 

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Yakutat Tern Festival – Birds of Alaska!

2012 Festival Highlights

  • Outstanding Field Trips – including viewing of Aleutian Terns
  • Numerous Activities for Kids relating to Birds and Cultural Resources
  • Native Cultural Events including the Mount Saint Elias Dancers and Native Story-telling
  • Related Speakers and Seminars on Yakutat Natural and Cultural Topics and new saltwater based trips
  • Keynote speaker Bob Armstrong
  • Wildlife Photography Workshop
  • Live Bird Programs by the Alaska Raptor Center
  • Bird banding demonstration

via Home of Yakutat Tern Festival.

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Alaska Experience Theatre – Open House

Alaska Experience Theatre is having an open house for all the tourism related employees.  This is a great idea.  My parents visited Anchorage last Summer and they hid from the rain in the Alaska Experience Theatre.  THEY LOVED IT.  My Dad couldn’t stop talking about the earthquake.  Too funny.

You know what else is funny?  They are screening “THE BIG LEBOWSKI” and serving microbrews.  It’s like a Lewbowski Fest Anchorage.  I would definitely show up as ‘the Jesus’ or maybe the police chief of Malibu.  Anything can happen in AK~!

from the website:

ALASKA EXPERIENCE THEATRE
TRAVEL / TOURISM OPEN HOUSE 2012

Friday, May 11
5:00pm – 9:30pm

What is it?
A chance for all tourism, hospitality, restaurant employees to experience the Alaska Experience Theatre and 1964 Earthquake Museum

What is the cost?
Nothing!  This is a free event.  Please register when checking in.

What’s going on?
You can check out any or all of our 30-minute Alaska films, the 15-minute 1964 film with hydraulic “safequake” simulator, and the 1964 Earthquake Museum.

Where is this place?
In the big blue mall on the corner of 4th & C.  333 West 4th Ave.  907-272-9076

What if I’m hungry?
No problem.  Light snacks and beverages provided.

Can I bring a date?
Sure.  Bring a friend or significant other.

Is it all-ages?
Yes.  However, at 10:00pm we are screening THE BIG LEBOWSKI in our main theatre.  This event is ages 21 and over because we will be serving local microbrews.

Please RSVP for Lebowski – Limited to 100 Seats – Ages 21 and over, only.

www.alaskaexperiencetheatre.com

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Winners! Flow Freeride Championship – Tailgate AK

Who won? The dude with the giant sword, Brandon Reid. Photo: Big Mountain Taxi

Brandon Reid
holds the sword and the cash. 10,000 in 100 dollar bills. That’s cash money. Screw the big check, they got a big ass sword!

Emily Weer wins for the Women!  Her facebook update below:

Wholy Shiza…..I did it!!! Bringing a sword and a whole lot of amazing memories back to Tahoe. Yoko from japan killed it…Natalie from Switzerland, Sharka from Check Republic….etc. Can’t really believe it…stoked to come home and ride some pow. Queen of the hill for today.

Check out all the event photos and updates at Tailgate AK facebook page

Tailgate Alaska and Flow Freeride Championship in Thompson Pass, AK

The final results:

1. Brandon Reid 2. Sammy Luebke 3. Mikey Marohn 4. Max Zipster 5. Donny Mills 6. Scotty Lago 7. Micah Hoogaveen 8. Cody Beach

1. Emily Weer 2.Yoko Nakamura

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