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Craig Medred

The changing face of the oil industry in Alaska

Janet Weiss, regional president of BP Alaska, Karen Hagedorn, the Alaska production manager for Exxon, and Laurie Schmidt, the vice president of Shell Alaska, are leading three of the four major petroleum firms doing business in Alaska -- a scenario difficult to imagine in the male-dominated industry a few short years ago.

Too cold? Too snowy? Too much?

Deep snow and bitter cold forced famous Iditarod Trail hiker Tim Hewitt to reluctantly accept a snowmachine rescue. His ninth Iditarod Trail Invitational ended with both him and his wife, Loreen, heading home to mend their frostbite.

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