Four Alaska Army National Guard helicopters took King Harald V of Norway and an entourage of about 30 from Anchorage’s Merrill Field to Homer on Tuesday morning. The party traveled across Kachemak Bay on the Rainbow Connection charter boat to the Tutka Bay Lodge.
Gen. Laurie Hummel took the helm of the Alaska National Guard on Tuesday during a ceremonial change of command in Anchorage. Hundreds of people attended the three-hour afternoon ceremony at the Alaska National Guard Armory on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.
Road crews began repairing the flood-battered Dalton Highway on Alaska's North Slope over the Memorial Day weekend, bringing hope to Deadhorse hotels and work camps forced to fly in supplies after spring melting ripped away portions of the road to some of the nation’s largest oil fields.
This month, Anchorage hairstylist Joseph Williams is giving away free haircuts to people in need. For some, the offer seems too good to be true: “It is free. And I don’t think people can handle that,” Williams said.
Bluegrass fans spent three days at the Trapper Creek Bluegrass Festival enjoying the music, dancing, camping and hanging out with fellow fans in Trapper Creek, Alaska, starting on Friday, May 22, 2015.
For days now, Bethel residents have been watching the Kuskokwim River and Facebook, checking with friends and testing the waters for any sign of smelt, the first fresh fish of the year. On Monday, May 25, 2015, the sparkly little fish started hitting Bethel.
Travelers seeking discount lodging off the beaten path can find it at its most rugged in Alaska, thanks to an increasing number of hosts offering everything from backcountry yurts to cabins, even a tent in Northwest Alaska.
What if you could surf and paddle off a virtually untouched beach? In Alaska, that's still possible. See photos from one writer's four-day trip aboard the Milo, a commercial fishing vessel turned seaworthy surfmobile.