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Back to back winter storms to bring avalanche concerns and dangerous winter conditions

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Freezing fog remains in place across portions of Southcentral Alaska near the Knik Arm, as clearer skies through the night and a warm air inversion allowed for its development. With little in the way to mix out the fog, expect most of the day to see freezing fog stick around. Drivers should be cautious when driving on the roads and always make sure defrosters are in use.
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Were Are Places In The Subartic Climate Zone?

These places are home to a subarctic climate, which is largely Siberia. Most of Alaska is located in the northern half of Scandinavia (milder winters in coastal areas). From about 50N to the tree line, including the Southern Labrador region, you will find a wide range of Canada. The far north of Quebec is the exception to this rule. In the far north of Ontario. There are several provinces in the northern Prairies.
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Anchorage Daily News

New study estimates three times as many golden eagles in Alaska than previously believed

The number of golden eagles that spend summers in Alaska is more than three times the previous estimate, biologists just determined. At least 12,700 of the 12-pound predatory birds migrate to Alaska each summer in order to create new golden eagles. That number is about one-quarter of all the golden eagles in North America.
chilkatvalleynews.com

Counts show bald eagles are back after year of disappointment

The council grounds along the Chilkat River are once again animated with bald eagles, after a season of historic quiet. Stacie Evans, science director at Takshanuk Watershed Council, tallied a season-high of 626 birds around Haines on Nov. 9, compared to 279 on the peak day last fall. "I'd say they bounced back," Evans said. "The numbers aren't soaring this year. But they're reasonable. They're within the parameters of what we'd expect to see during a normal year."
Frontiersman

Thousands of golden eagles depend on Alaska

The number of golden eagles that spend summers in Alaska is more than three times the previous estimate, biologists just determined. At least 12,700 of the 12-pound predatory birds migrate to Alaska each summer in order to create new golden eagles. That number is about one-quarter of all the golden eagles in North America.
travelworldnews.com

John Hall’s Alaska Celebrates 40th Anniversary in 2022, Offers Special Packages

John Hall’s Alaska, a multi-generational family-owned business known for its one-of-a-kind Alaska vacation packages is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2022. To commemorate this milestone year, the small-group tour operator is launching a new lineup of seasonal itineraries inspiring bucket list travel in the Great Land. Early booking discounts are available through Feb. 1.
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Rep. Dan Ortiz optimistic ferry service to Prince Rupert will resume in May

Alaska House Rep. Dan Ortiz, I-Ketchikan, says he’s optimistic that ferry service between Ketchikan and Prince Rupert, B.C. will resume as planned next spring. State ferries haven’t run the 120-mile route linking the panhandle with the northern British Columbia road system since 2019. But Ortiz says plans to resume service...
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Thousands of golden eagles depend on Alaska

The number of golden eagles that spend summers in Alaska is more than three times the previous estimate, biologists just determined. At least 12,700 of the 12-pound predatory birds migrate to Alaska each summer in order to create new golden eagles. That number is about one-quarter of all the golden eagles in North America.
Anchorage Daily News

As Roadless Rule tug-of-war continues under Biden, both sides say little will change on the ground

Once a hot-button issue that epitomized the fundamental conservation-development debate across a large portion of Alaska, the continued fight over the Roadless Rule has become a better example of the bitter tug-of-war consuming much of the national political scene than a representation of what’s actually happening on the ground, according to some key stakeholders.

Alaska Life Hack: Cut your own tree

Supply chain problems and sub-zero temperatures notwithstanding, Alaskans can cut their own Christmas trees on state land. Households are limited to one tree, and no permit or fee is required. Maps and information on Christmas tree harvesting in Southcentral and Interior Alaska – as well as information about how to care for your fresh-cut tree – are available at http://dnr.alaska.gov/commis/pic/christmastree.htm.
Alaska Journal of Commerce

Roadless Rule tug of war continues under Biden

Once a hot-button issue that epitomized the fundamental conservation-development debate across a large portion of the state, the continued fight over the Roadless Rule in Alaska has now become a better example of the bitter tug-of-war consuming much of the national political scene than a representation of what’s actually happening on the ground, according to some key stakeholders.
Post Register

Pocatello man's heli-skiing company obtains coveted Alaskan guiding permit

The U.S. Forest Service has chosen a heli-skiing guiding service owned by Pocatello resident Gabe Monroe as one of just three operators allowed to access some of the premier back-country terrain in Alaska. Monroe's company, Pulseline Adventure, has been awarded a coveted 15-year permit to guide heli-skling trips in Alaska's...
alaskamagazine.com

Five Places to Buy Authentic Alaska Native Art Online

A Tsimshian bentwood box. Photo courtesy A. Davey, Flickr. This Kotzebue-based nonprofit provides a space for northwest Alaska artists to make and exhibit their work. Part of the center’s mission is to market artists, and they recently launched a new online store,. store.sulianich.org. Sealaska Heritage Store. Sealaska Heritage is the...
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Are you ready for a cold weekend?

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Weather has been so cold in Alaska and even in Anchorage. More cold arctic air will continue to hang around over the weekend. A broad area of cyclonic flow continues over southwest and southcentral Alaska, with northwest winds for the Aleutian Islands. This pattern continues to bring in cold air, with the storm track headed toward the south.

‘Erratic’ collaboration supports both science and art

A chance meeting between a scientist and an artist in the remote and quirky village of McCarthy, Alaska last year opened up new ways to communicate with the public about the rapid changes on Kennicott Glacier. Glaciologist Eric Petersen of the University of Alaska’s Geophysical Institute met artist and art...