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Changes to the Chugach Open, Alyeska Resort's multi-discipline big mountain competition set to begin Friday, may leave athletes and spectators a little disappointed.

Katie Medred
Believe it or not, musk ox milk is a real hit in coffee. It's rich and fatty and not the least bit offensive in flavor, at least according to taste tests by managers at the Musk Ox Farm in Palmer.Suzanna Caldwell
Forty-two years ago, an Army helicopter pilot flying over a tundra plateau saw a group of caribou. Thinking something looked weird, he circled for a closer look. The animals, dozens of them, were dead.Ned Rozell
In summer, University of Alaska Anchorage research activity picks up. Scientists and students do fieldwork as far away as Toolik Lake, the Aleutians and Greenland, and as close as Portage and Girdwood.Kathleen McCoy
Susan Bomalaski has been the executive director of Catholic Social Services, a major Anchorage provider of services that address homelessness, hunger and refugee resettlement, since 2006. She is planning to leave the position at the end of the year.Devin Kelly
Musk oxen are wandering into Nome, and no matter what's thrown their way -- loud noises, water hoses, even a blow-up bear coated in urine -- the stubborn mammals don't seem to be willing to leave.Sean Doogan

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