From Ocean to Table: The Season’s First Copper River Salmon has been Served!

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Thursday, May 14, was a special day for many Alaskans. It marked this year’s opening of the Copper River king salmon fishing season – a time that visitors and locals alike wait with bated breath. Once the fishermen haul in the opening day’s catch, the race is on to serve the fish as fresh as…

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Ready, set, go! Yukon Quest 2015 Event Roundup

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dog musher and dogs in snowy landscape

Thirty-two years have passed since four dog mushers sat around a table at the Bull’s Eye Saloon in Fairbanks and pondered the idea of a new type of sled dog race. This year, on Feb. 7, the much-anticipated Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race will once again take off from Whitehorse, Yukon, and…

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Science Nerds Unite: Facts About The Aurora Borealis

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Photo by Malcom Manners Want to wow your friends and family on your next visit to Alaska? We’ve made it easy with a roundup of little-known facts about the aurora borealis, or northern lights, that will make you look like a naturalist of the northern latitudes. Legends of the lights As these awe-inspiring curtains of…

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Your Guide to the 2015 Anchorage Folk Festival

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Image used under Flickr Creative Commons license from Teeejayy. Summer isn’t the only time for a great Alaska vacation. Sure, the hustle and bustle of the peak season is exciting, but there are some incredible events in the colder months that might not be on your radar. Music enthusiasts will love the Anchorage Folk Festival; spanning…

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Art, History and Culture: Highlighting New Museum Exhibits Around Alaska and Yukon

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Image used under Flickr Creative Commons license from Maureen. Frosted windows hinder views of snow-covered mountains, Alaskans warm up vehicles in preparation for the mad dash from the cold and the moisture from our breath forms a cloud of fog around every word. Winter has arrived in Alaska. And what better time than winter to step…

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Aurora News & Views

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The aurora borealis has been popping up all over the web lately, and we don’t mean the obligatory time-lapse photos and videos that emerge from the northern stretches of the universe. It just so happens that we are in the midst of the best northern lights viewing the world has seen in decades, and will…

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Spend a Night on the Town in Anchorage

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What does the combination of one delicious dinner, a fancy drink at a bar and one Broadway play make? A recipe for an awesome night out on the town, obviously! Anchorage’s downtown scene has come a long way from the old-fashioned “Main Street” appearance it had in the 1960s. Fourth Avenue is still the hot…

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