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AK Beat: Anchorage curler makes cut for 2014 Olympics

Craig MedredAlaska Dispatch

Anchorage curler makes cut for 2014 Olympics: Anchorage curler Jessica Schultz will once again represent the U.S. in the winter Olympics after her team came out on top Saturday at the 2014 Olympic Team Trials in Fargo, N.D. Schultz will be joined by teammates Ann Swisshelm, Debbie McCormick and Erika Brown. All four members of the team have prior Olympic experience -- Schultz last participated in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. Now, she'll be in Sochi, Russia for the opening ceremony in February 2014.

Many Fairbanksans still without power: Days after a nasty winter storm that caused power outages around the Golden Heart City in Interior Alaska, utility workers in Fairbanks were still trying to restore power Sunday to all the customers affected. Golden Valley Electric Association reported on its Facebook page that about 1,200 customers were still without power as of about 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Meanwhile, GVEA reported that it had crews working on a variety of problems around the city. The city was settling into a predicted cold spell as well, with lows down to 25 below zero expected later in the week.