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They unveiled the UAA hockey team’s swank new digs at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex on Tuesday, and the Brush Christiansen Hockey Center – aptly named for the founder of the Seawolves pucks program – does not lack for amenities.Nor does it lack metaphorical value for a program trying to return to the glories of two seasons ago and cast aside the misery of last season’s 8-22-4 slog, which included last place in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association and no playoffs.Black leather couches and chairs, replete with cup holders, sit in the lounge area. The room includes a flat screen television, especially handy for video breakdown, and a study area, especially handy for remaining academically eligible.Read more: Swank new digs for UAA hockey, and a team seeking a makeover too
Loren Holmes
On a day when heavy rains wreaked havoc on much of Southcentral Alaska, hundreds of runners braved the weather to participate in the Bonny Sosa Tuesday Night Race Series at Bartlett High.
Bill Roth
Several homes in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough were flooded by waters that also covered stretches of two minor roads Tuesday morning, as heavy rains expected to turn to snow later in the day continue to drench Southcentral Alaska.
Bill Roth
Heavy rain in the Mat-Su valley and the Talkeetna Mountains in recent days is causing very high and in some cases flooding rivers.
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Fairbanks' second snow of the year is bringing down trees and causing electrical outages around the area.
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A large swath of Alaska is under advisories Tuesday for winter weather, flooding and storms, amid heavy rains and the arrival of an Arctic cold front from Siberia that has affected much of the state’s Southcentral region.
Scott Jensen


Watch video of Shell's drilling rig, Polar Pioneer, in action in the Chukchi Sea. Video courtesy of Royal Dutch Shell.
Scott Jensen


Alaska Governor Bill Walker discusses Royal Dutch Shell's announcement that it will abandon its Arctic oil exploration efforts in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea after finding reserves were “insufficient” to merit continued exploration.The company cited the high costs of drilling, disappointing test drilling results and an “unpredictable” regulatory environment leading up to the decision to kill its Arctic drilling program, which followed billions in spending in recent years.READ MORE: Shell blames high costs, regulatory uncertainty in abandoning offshore oil exploration in Alaska's Arctic
Scott Jensen
The civilization of the sometimes lawless and rugged recreation destination that is the lower Knik River began with creation of the Knik River Public Use Area with legislation in 2006 and was followed by a management plan in 2008. The KRPUA grappled for years with an unsavory reputation, particularly around easily accessible Jim Creek, which became a dumping ground for everything from appliances to vehicles stolen out of Anchorage and a wild party spot with a soundtrack of automatic weapons fire.
Bob Hallinen
Jay Brause and Gene Dugan, recently married in Alaska, talk about their long road to marriage on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. The couple, who now live in England, first tried to get married in Alaska 21 years ago.
Lauren Rosenthal
Supplies are ferried from the US Fish and Wildlife Service research boat R/V Tiglax to Buldir Island in the Aleutians during a trip from Adak Island to Attu Island on a week long research mission in southwestern Alaska, on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. Scientists on the R/V Tiglax conduct research in the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge.
A massive search for Kevin Mitchell of Anchorage continued on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, at mile 87.5 of the Seward Highway  Mitchell, a father of two, has been missing since Tuesday and the search for the missing man intensified on Saturday after his truck was found south of Girdwood.  More than 80 people combed the woods and steep terrain on Sunday.