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The Alaska National Guard on Tuesday held a cultural event at the Alaska Native Heritage Center, the first of several events celebrating the diverse cultures within the Guard. Doug Smith, equal employment manager for the Alaska Guard, came up with the idea. It was also envisioned as a way to boost...
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On Saturday, Alaska’s Black Ice team will compete in the 2016 Cheerleading Worlds competition in Orlando, Florida, where they’ll go head to head with some of the best cheerleaders from across the globe. It’s not the first time the team has made it to Worlds, but this time around the squad is...
Tara Young,Hope Miller
FAIRBANKS -- “I’m a guitarist, one of the very few good guitar players in Interior Alaska. And I’m a singer, and I’m an artist,” says 78-year old Herbie Vent. Born to Bobby and Mary Vent at the family's camp, Nu'litna, on the Huslia River in 1938, Herbie Vent was given his first guitar by his...
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It’s been about a year since Carmel Young ventured into the Costco in East Anchorage to get her eyes checked. She says she's grateful for the doctor who referred her to a neurologist after he couldn’t correct her vision. That's when she found out she has a slow-growing malignant brain tumor in her...
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Beak deformities in black-capped chickadees have persisted in Southcentral Alaska for over 15 years, but researchers say they are making strides toward discovering the cause. “We know a lot about what it isn’t, but we’re still searching for the magic bullet of what is causing it," said U.S...
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Thousands of anxious kids waited on the sidelines of the Eagle River High School soccer field for the chance to collect as many plaster Easter eggs as their baskets could hold. The second annual ACF Church Egg Drop was held on March 26, 2016. The crowds awaited a helicopter that was supposed to fly...
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Anchorage schools have been touted as some of the most diverse in the country and North Star Elementary is counted among them. With a diversity score of 0.86, North Star Elementary is one of the most diverse public schools in Alaska, as stated on Public School Review website . North Star’s choir...
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During a snowy day in February in South Anchorage, Ira Edwards uses a built-in crane to remove his wheelchair from the cab of his Chevy Silverado. The vehicle is hard to miss around town with its large Rossignol logo wrapping around the truck's body. Edwards has come to Goldenview Middle School to...
Tara Young
During a snowy day in February in South Anchorage, Ira Edwards uses a built-in crane to remove his wheelchair from the cab of his Chevy Silverado. The vehicle is hard to miss around town with its large Rossignol logo wrapping around the truck's body. Edwards has come to Goldenview Middle School to...
Tara Young
The four avalanche fatalities in Alaska since the beginning of the year are a good reminder of the importance of avalanche education and training. Allie Barker, a specialist at the Hatcher Pass Avalanche Center , stresses, "You can just step out of your car and be in avalanche terrain." Whether you...
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