After the military vacated its Whittier station in 1960, maintenance to the hulking Buckner Building ceased. All that remains today is a seven-story skeleton of toxic, dangerous and rusting debris that sparks imagination and conversation among visitors.
Kelsey Griffin, a 6-foot-2 power forward, is Alaska’s only pro in the women’s basketball game. She recently ended her fifth WNBA season with the Connecticut Sun and later this month she is headed to Australia for her third season with the Bendigo Spirit, the team she has led to consecutive WNBL championships.
Thousands of sandhill cranes gather at the Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge in the fall before their migration south from Fairbanks. After feeding on mature barley planted at the former dairy, cranes fly off to marshy areas to roost for the night.