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The nation’s northernmost national park says its new management plan will have to consider the effects of a new industrial road to the mining district of Ambler, the first road that would be constructed within its Maryland-sized boundaries.

Megan Edge

The nation’s northernmost national park says its new management plan will have to consider the effects of a new industrial road to the mining district of Ambler, the first road that would be constructed within its Maryland-sized boundaries.

Alaska Dispatch News

Alyeska Resort mountain services manager Brian Burnett decided to head out on the Girdwood 5K cross-country skiing loop during a rainy day in Girdwood last week.

Alaska Dispatch News
The middle of the field in a dog race is filled with teams with a multitude of reasons to run. There is only going to be one person in the winners’ circle and one with the red lantern. The rest of us are here to make them what they are.John Schandelmeier
Running is a very easy shortcut to a badly needed mid-winter high. It’s cheap, no fancy gear is required, and it’s doable even on the ice and, yes, in Southcentral Alaska's lovely January rain. Alli Harvey

It's been an unusually warm stretch of January weather, leaving the Matanuska Valley and the Anchorage area with little snow.

Marc Lester
Sure, there is probably a beach somewhere with white sand, rum-infused beverages, and this thing I vaguely remember called the sun. Then again, there is a place a day’s drive from Southcentral that is unlike any other place I’ve ever been. Getting there is half the fun. Staying there is worth it. It’s an outdoor adventure that is uniquely Alaskan.Alli Harvey
Every winter Mother Nature provides Southcentral Alaska with the ingredients for the perfect avalanche. Experts offer tips into how to survive the season without getting buried in sliding snow. Megan Edge

Warm weather plus a weak snow pack can sometimes equal the perfect recipe for avalanches. And although it seems like Alaska's winter weather could cook up such disasters more frequently than normal, Graham Predeger, an avalanche forecaster with the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center, doesn't expect it. Understanding the causes of an avalanche, he says, is never black and white.  ​

Alaska Dispatch News
The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a woman who managed to swim to shore after falling from a canoe in Southeast Alaska's Tongass Narrows, but then became stranded there, according to an agency press release.Alaska Dispatch News

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