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  • Tyler Huntington and Chris Olds Win the 2011 Iron Dog

    Tyler Huntington and Chris Olds Win the 2011 Iron Dog
    As she does more often than not, Mother Nature dictated the terms of the 2011 Iron Dog snowmachine race, but the team of Tyler Huntington and Chris Olds came prepared and won the trophy this year. The defending Iron Dog champions crossed the finish line...
  • Interior Skiers Claim Day One Titles

    West Valley's Hannah Boyer and Logan Hanneman of Lathrop took home individual titles on their home course of Birch Hill on day one of the Alaska Schools Activities Association Nordic Skiing Championships in Fairbanks. Boyer claimed the girls 5K...
  • Sid Cutter dies at 77; founder of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

    Sid Cutter dies at 77; founder of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
    Sid Cutter, who staged a hot-air balloon rally nearly 40 years ago that evolved into an annual fall festival and helped transform Albuquerque into a capital of ballooning, has died. He was 77. Cutter died May 21 in the New Mexico city after a long battle...
  • Ted Stevens dies at 86; Alaska's U.S. senator for 40 years

    Ted Stevens dies at 86; Alaska's U.S. senator for 40 years
    Former Sen. Ted Stevens, 86, who died in a plane crash Monday, was a brusque political patron who dominated Alaska's transformation from wild frontier to modern state until he became entangled in corruption charges. Stevens was the longest-serving...
  • If you go: Fairbanks, Alaska

    WHAT TO DO World Ice Art Championships, (907) 451-8250, http://www.icealaska.com. This year's competition is Feb. 22-March 27. Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. All-day admission, $10; $5 for children 6 to 12. Season passes also available. WHERE TO STAY...
  • In North Pole, Alaska, Christmas is a year-round labor of love for Santa's helpers

    In North Pole, Alaska, Christmas is a year-round labor of love for Santa's helpers
    Along the Richardson Highway in the Alaskan interior, "towns" — and that's being generous — often spring up for a single purpose: to provide food, water and, of course, fuel to passing motorists. Mosquito Junction was once such a wayside. But...
  • 'Into the Wild' fan dies trying to reach McCandless' bus

     
    Jon Krakauer's 1996 book "Into the Wild" told the story of Christopher McCandless, an idealistic young man driven to leave his comfortable bourgeois life behind; traveling through increasingly unpopulated areas, he sought a kind of truth, a closeness to...
  • Joe Miller's victory celebration in Alaska is invitation-only

     
    Joe Miller pulled off his upset Alaska primary election victory against Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski in a campaign calling for more transparency in government, but Miller's operation has been less than see-through in the days since Murkowski...
  • Salazar: Arctic oil drilling must wait

     
    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is making it clear that he's in no hurry to open the door to new exploratory oil and gas drilling in the offshore Arctic -- not, he said, until more is known about the potential pitfalls.......
  • Outposts looks back at 2010: Unusual news

     
    With the year ending, it is worth looking back at memorable posts of 2010. Each day this week through Friday, Outposts will recount some of the records broken, the achievements reached, the notable passings and the downright unusual during 2010......
  • The bear facts? Barely

     
    A report by Dermot Cole of the Daily News Miner in Fairbanks, Alaska, shows how things may not always be what they seem. Here's how the story starts: FAIRBANKS — A state review of the shooting of a black bear highlighted on the cable TV show “...
  • Sarah Palin's son Track Palin marries high school sweetheart Britta Hanson

     
    Track Palin, the eldest son of Todd and Sarah Palin, recently married high school sweetheart Britta Hanson in a small ceremony, according to a report out Thursday. Track Palin is the first child of Sarah Palin to marry; sister Bristol Palin was briefly...