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79-year-old Cross-country Skier Finds Solace in 50-kilometer Alaska Race

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 04.01.2015 | Sports
Alaska Dispatch News

I spent the better part of Saturday trying to catch up with Alan Delamere. The 79-year-old skier and engineer completed the 50-kilometer Sonot Kkaazoot ski race in less than five hours.

Dallas Seavey Cruises to Third Iditarod Crown

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.18.2015 | Sports
Alaska Dispatch News

With the northern lights flickering overhead, a morning crowd still recovering, or yet to recover, from St. Patrick's Day celebrations the day before gave him a warm welcome as he notched Iditarod win number three.

Fairbanks Snowstorm a Blessing for Snow-Starved Iditarod Mushers

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.10.2015 | Sports
Alaska Dispatch News

The caravan of mushers who all made it to Fairbanks on Monday for the restart of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race praised the return of an unlikely character: winter.

No Snow Causes Headaches As Iditarod Kicks Off

AP | By MARK THIESSEN | Posted 05.07.2015 | Sports

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — If there is one day when mushers in the Iditarod sled dog race don't have to worry about trail conditions, it should be Sat...

Chemical Contaminants Suspect in Mystery of Alaska Chickadee Beak Deformities Now Spreading Globally

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 04.19.2015 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

The deformities range from slight to gross and can have severe consequences for the birds if they are unable to use their beaks to pick up food or groom feathers so their bodies retain heat.

Cello on His Back, Dane Johansen Treks Across Spain, Performing Bach Along the Way

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 04.01.2015 | Arts
Alaska Dispatch News

Last summer, cellist Dane Johansen hiked 580 miles across the northern rim of Spain. His plan was to record the Bach Cello Suites in the churches that line the ancient pilgrimage route known as the Camino de Santiago and turn the experience into a documentary.

With Lack of Snow in Southcentral Alaska, Iditarod Officials Consider Moving Restart North to Fairbanks

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.23.2015 | Sports
Alaska Dispatch News

Race marshal Mark Nordman said the committee is considering the move, though he said Tuesday the race "isn't even close to making that decision."

Here's Why You Should Spend Your Summer In Alaska

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 04.25.2014 | Travel

Whenever Alaska is brought up in conversation, it's most likely linked with some Sarah Palin quip or a remark about how much your current city "feels ...

Carnival Crew Melting Pots: Mexicans, South Africans not "us"

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 10.10.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

Carnivals are melting pots of ethnicity, with Mexicans and South Africans leading the way. The globalization of world's labor force hasn't left out carnivals.

Northern Lights Travel Warms Up

AP | By JOSHUA BERLINGER | Posted 02.21.2013 | Travel

JUNEAU, Alaska -- Bill Carter had been planning his bucket-list winter vacation to Alaska for 30 years, and he couldn't have picked a better time to t...

Alaska Scientists Discover Remains of 40,000-Year-Old Extinct Bison

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.30.2013 | Science
Alaska Dispatch News

As she scraped cold dirt from the remains of an extinct bison, Pam Groves wrinkled her nose at a rotten-egg smell wafting from gristle that still clun...

Alaskan Scientists Zero In On Avian Flu At Temperatures 40 Below

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 02.18.2013 | Science
Alaska Dispatch News

FAIRBANKS -- Chilly weather isn't enough to keep ducks out of open areas of the Chena River, which means it's not enough to keep scientists out either...

Two Grizzly Attacks In As Many Days But Only One Happy Ending

Posted 08.30.2012 | Good News

A Seattle college student survived a grizzly bear attack in Alaska on Sunday, King 5 reports. Julia Stafford, 20, a University of British Columbi...

HuffPost Guides: Moose Mountain Ski Resort

The Huffington Post | Sara Ipatenco | Posted 01.05.2012 | Travel

Moose Mountain Ski Resort in Alaska is a popular destination for skiers and snowboarders. As part of a series on ski resorts, Huffington Post Travel o...

Suspicious Packages Sent To Alaska Senators, Congressman

AP | DAN JOLING | Posted 10.15.2011 | Politics

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Suspicious packages were received through the mail Monday by Alaska's three-member congressional delegation and at least two cont...

Joe Miller Gives Alaskans the Gift of a New Year

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska's Joe Miller has given up his legal fight to wrest a U.S. Senate seat away from incumbent Lisa Murkowski, but promised local supporters and national TV audiences on Friday that he will continue the battle for conservative political values.

No News at Alaska's Air Force Bases Over WikiLeaks

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alaska Dispatch News

The Gray Lady has been banished from the browsers of Eielson and Elmendorf Air Force bases -- and so has virtually every other national newspaper of record in the Western hemisphere.

Joe Miller's Paranoid Attempt To Overthrow The Alaska Republican Party

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

When U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller set out in 2008 to overthrow the head of the Alaska Republican Party, the mission, to him, became far more dange...

Joe Miller Admits to Lying, But Do Alaskans Care?

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

Records released by court order revealed Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller to have lied when first confronted about his misuse of borough computers. But pollsters tracking the race aren't sure it will mean much come election day.

Joe Miller's Wife Took Unemployment Benefits After Working for Him

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

Putting an end to entitlements on a national level and empowering states has been a key message in Miller's campaign. In the weeks leading up to the admission about his wife's unemployment history, Miller has finessed his message on unemployment benefits.

Al Barette, Alaska Board Of Game Nominee, Skins Wolf (VIDEO): Legislature To Vote On Confirmation Friday

AP | By MARY PEMBERTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP)-- The newest member of the Alaska Board of Game is facing some opposition because of an online video of him skinning a wolf and...