Three Guys No Wood opened its doors in Soldotna four summers ago, but it has come a long way -- geographically. The idea originated in the Arctic community of Barrow, where the climate is less kind to woodworking.
At the Project Chariot site, rusted-out pipes, wires and even a rotting fire extinguisher have lain on the tundra for more than 50 years, the last remnants of a plan to blast out a deep-water port in the Northwest Arctic using nuclear explosives.
Snow atop Arctic sea ice has thinned dramatically since the mid-20th century, declining by over a third in the western Arctic and by more than half in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, reports a newstudy led by researchers at the University of Washington and NASA.
The Anchorage Fire Department on Friday unveiled a newly painted pink fire truck in an effort to raise awareness of cancer. The truck sports many shades of pink, which is widely synonymous with breast cancer awareness, but the sides of the truck also feature numerous painted ribbons in many colors, representing all cancers.The reserve fire engine will be housed at Fire Station 15 in Southport and will make appearances throughout Anchorage and Eagle River.
On Aug. 8, Anchorage Community Works marked its first anniversary. The artist co-op, housed in a 5,000-square-foot facility by Ship Creek, hosts artist studios and served as a venue for concerts and other special events.
A unit inactivation ceremony was held in Hangar 1 Thursday afternoon on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Colors were cased for the 56th Engineer Company, the 84th Engineer Support Company and the 240th Survey and Design Detachment of the 6th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Engineer Brigade.
From nachos to liver pate, some appetizers are so good they can make an entree an unnecessary afterthought. Of course, the best kind of app is a half-price one (ready for happy hour, anyone?), but to round out the field, Play asked some Anchorage foodies to weigh in on their local favorites.