Five Alaska Air National Guardsmen with the 212th Rescue Squadron became the first group to reach the 20,320-foot peak of Mount McKinley this year, summiting North America’s tallest mountain May 9.
Throughout his two-decade-long career in the Coast Guard, Cpt. Paul Mehler III has traveled throughout the country and the world. Now, he can add Alaska to his list.
Last summer, three people were mauled by bears in Eagle River and another — a young girl playing behind her home — was trampled by a moose.
Mirror Lake Middle School won 11 individual titles, two relays and finished first overall with 441 points at the ASD Middle School City Track and Field Championships on Friday, May 10 at MLMS.
On Saturday, May 4, Seaman Cruz Boseman stood on the deck of the USS Anchorage during a commissioning ceremony for the Navy’s newest warship at the Port of Anchorage.
I got to spend the last week in St. Petersburg, Russia. A group of six from my church went to help facilitate an English camp and experience as much Russian culture as we could in one week. I felt for foreign travelers to the United States who struggle with language barriers. So many Americans have the attitude “You’re in America, speak American,” yet I was in Russia unable to speak Russian. My language skills were limited to yes, no, and my name is — “da,” “neyt,” and “menya zavut.”
Anchorage Landfill superintendent Jim Brown thinks it’s a good idea for the public to be able to see where their trash goes. “I think for a lot of people it’s an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ thing,” Brown said during a recent ride-along tour of the muni’s sprawling facility off Hiland Road.
It’s been a day since the fire, and the still-smoldering remains of Colin Bogucki’s wooden A-frame hint at the life he lived in his quiet, birch-covered corner of Chugiak. Here, a pile of singed photography magazines, there, a melted camera body. Piled out back, there’s a jumble of half-burned skis and a fishing pole. In what used to be his living room, some charred moose antlers. A singed skillet says where the kitchen was.