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For nearly a century, Talkeetna's Fairview Inn has served as a mecca for locals and travelers alike. Now, for the first time in decades, the historic structure is for sale.Laurel Andrews
The state is looking at possible alternatives for the aging ferry Tustumena, a 296-foot vessel that first joined the Alaska Marine Highway System in 1964 serving ports throughout Southwest Alaska, but is running into obstacles striking a balance between seaworthiness in the rough Gulf of Alaska and maneuverability in some smaller ports.Pat Forgey
Travelers can expect 20- to 60-minute delays on the road between Anchorage and Fairbanks as the scenic George Parks Highway is expanded and improved. Megan Edge
As tourists pile into Talkeetna, business owners said they're loosing one thing -- power. As profit should be peaking, they are focused on trying to keep cold things cold and letting outsiders know a dark storefront is not necessarily a closed storefront. Megan Edge
Anchorage is not the only Alaska community that's getting great airfare deals, thanks to Delta's expansion. In fact, Fairbanks and Juneau are seeing better prices. Scott McMurren
A union representing nearly 600 workers in the Alaska Marine Highway System announced Tuesday that its members have authorized a strike should the union and state fail to agree on a new contract. Laurel Andrews
Long Alaska's second-most-populous city, Fairbanks has slipped in rank to third, trailing the geographically much-larger Juneau. Meanwhile, the Fairbanks North Star Borough is about to be overtaken by the Matanuska-Susitna Borough for that number two spot.Sean Doogan
Healy-based Stampede Aviation is offering flightseeing tours over the old Fairbanks city bus where Chris McCandless died -- a location later made famous by the book and subsequent movie "Into the Wild."Craig Medred
With more than two dozen climbers already on the mountain and warm weather making it possible for businesses to open earlier than usual, the season is off to a strong start in the national park surrounding North America's tallest peak.Sean Doogan

On a trip to Alaska, Lightbourn brought his Canon 5D Mark III video camera along to capture some of the the raw beauty of the wilderness he encountered. 

Tara Young