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The Last Frontier will soon add "Alaska Moose Men" to the ever-growing list of reality shows made to entertain the Lower 48.

The Animal Planet show's pilot episode is set to air Feb. 6, at 7 p.m., and will go behind the scenes at the Alaska Moose Federation, taking a close look at calf releases, salvages of road-killed moose and the daily lives of the nonprofit's roughly 40 volunteers.

The Alaska Moose Federation aims to build up the moose population in rural Alaska, keep them off of the roads and salvages their meat once they die...

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More than a decade ago, an Anchorage snowboarder began the ride of his life and now "Razzle Dazzle Ryan Stassel" has carved his name into history as the first Alaska snowboarder on the first U.S. snowboard slopestyle Olympic team.

"So I'm heading up to Aspen, for X Games, in the back of a shuttle and get a call saying I'm going to the Olympics," the 21-year-old Anchorage-raised and Hilltop-bred snowboarder wrote on his Facebook page Monday night.

"I was trying to be quiet on shuttle, but whether or not I would even go was so up in the air, it was just such a feeling of relief," Stassel said by phone from a lift at the Winter X Games, which begin later this week in Aspen, Colo...

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Ryan Stassel, an Anchorage snowboarder, failed to secure a spot on the first-ever snowboard slopestyle U.S. Olympic team on Saturday -- but the Winter Games aren't off the table just yet. Stassel could still be named to the team as a discretionary selection after performing well in qualifiers this week at Mammoth Mountain, Calif...

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An Alaska snowboarder who grew up competing at Hilltop Ski Area in Anchorage is on the brink of earning a spot on the first-ever U.S. snowboard slopestyle team for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia...

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Among the high-priority items Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan has said the municipality needs is a new hub and transit center for the local People Mover bus system. And the mayor hopes the Alaska Legislature will approve $8.2 million in the upcoming legislative session so the Municipality of Anchorage can purchase the land to build it.

Moving the transit center from downtown to midtown -- onto an 8-acre parcel of land behind the Z.J. Loussac Library -- will benefit Anchorage not just in the short term, but for decades to come, according to Lance Wilber, head of the municipality's Department of Public Transportation...

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A 30-year-old Fairbanks man was arraigned Friday afternoon for driving in a "reckless manner" and sending another person to the hospital with life-threatening injuries on Thursday afternoon, according to an Alaska State Troopers dispatch report.

Witnesses told troopers around 4 p.m. Thursday Alan Lynott ran a red light, in a stolen Chevy pick-up truck, at the Mitchell Expressway and University Avenue, that allegedly caused a three car accident. According to trooper spokesperson Megan Peters, the truck had been reported stolen earlier that day...

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With 22 breweries, plenty of home brewers and many self-proclaimed beer aficionados, Alaska is home to a longstanding and rapidly growing beer culture. Now it's almost time to celebrate the brews that make taste buds tingle -- AK Beer Week kicks off on Friday...

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The booking manager for Bear Tooth and Moose's Tooth has been turned down more times than he cared to count.

"I've been told no by Willie Nelson for the last 13 years running," said Dan Fiacco, as he watched the Bear Tooth transform from a movie theater into a concert venue...

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Jirdes Baxter summed up her reaction to the Friday night premier of a documentary about the 1925 serum run to Nome using one simple word: "Wonderful," she said, shortly after the film ended, sitting in the back row of the Bear Tooth TheatrePub. She smiled and repeated, "it was just absolutely wonderful."

"Icebound" doesn't just focus on the heroism of Balto, the sled dog who is perhaps the event's most well-known character. Instead, the in-depth documentary explores the unheard stories of heroism, racism and the plagues that wiped out entire communities -- a sometimes-ugly piece of Alaska history...

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The investigation of an early morning shooting and alleged kidnapping in Juneau on Friday was contended by a woman to have been committed by the same man, but the Juneau Police Department issued a press release Friday afternoon stating it now believes the kidnapping was just a "fabrication."

Police in Alaska's capital city received reports of a shooting that sent a 44-year-old man to the hospital around 12 a.m. Friday. When officers arrived at the Coho Apartments, where the shooting took place, they found the man bleeding with one gunshot wound to his shoulder and another to his left wrist...

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