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  • Bear Grylls
    Barack Obama makes PETA mad at him for appearing on Bear Grylls' 'Running Wild'
    According to a Monday story in the Hill, PETA has joined the ever-expanding list of groups that are mad at President Barack Obama. The president is headed to Alaska for a number of reasons, including renaming Mount McKinley back to its native...
  • Alaska glacier
    Alaskan Dream expanding its fleet for 2016 cruise season
    The Alaska cruise season is quickly drawing to a close for this year, but Alaskan Dream Cruises, owned by native Alaskans, already is planning for 2016 with a new ship, the 74-guest Chichagof Dream, joining the fleet. The ship was recently...
  • Mount McKinley changing to Mount Denali
    Alaska’s Mount McKinley changed to Mount Denali
    On Sunday, ahead of a planned trip to Alaska and the Arctic, President Obama announced that his administration will officially change the name of Mount McKinley, North America’s tallest peak, to its traditional native name of Denali. The...
  • Alaska greening
    Alaskan visit to advance Obama's global warming narrative
    Obama leaves on Monday for a three-day visit to Alaska. There, according to AP News, he’ll see the "damage" caused by global warming. Exactly what damage would that be?According to AP, 3.5 trillion tons of water melted from Alaska&...
  • 'Edge of Alaska' fans ask, 'Really, Neil?'
    'Edge of Alaska' fans ask, 'Really, Neil?'
    "Edge of Alaska" aired another new episode Friday night on Discovery Channel. The eagerly-awaited second season of this show has not been anything like fans anticipated from the last scenes of the last episode of the last season. The...
  • 'Mountain Men': Marty Meierotto and family show us real Alaska
    'Mountain Men': Marty Meierotto and family show us real Alaska
    "Mountain Men"aired another new episode on History Channel on Thursday night at 9 p.m. This show did this format first, and still does it best. On this week's episode, Marty Meierotto and his family gave us a real view of Alaska...
  • 'Mountain Men': It's all good
    'Mountain Men': It's all good
    'Mountain Men'aired a new episode on Thursday night titled, "Hard Target." History Channel really hit the target with this show, by the way. In the world of survival-type reality TV, this show has the respect of most viewers. It...
  • Sitka Alaska landslide: One body recovered, two still missing
    Sitka landslide: Body found, 2 missing in mess that has consistency of 'pudding'
    One body has been recovered in the Sitka landslide that is responsible for three missing people. Two of the missing are still somewhere in that huge pile of debris, which is on very unstable ground.According to MSN News on August 20, the search...
  • Alaskan Arctic Terrain
    White House plans Alaskan climate change conference despite Shell oil drilling
    According to an Alaska Dispatch News article Friday, the Alaska Federation of Natives will celebrate the arrival of President Barack Obama on August 30th. President Obama will deliver a keynote address during the Department of State conference...
  • Chukchi Sea Alaska
    Native Inupiat Alaskan companies expect profits from Shell Arctic oil drilling
    According to a Bloomberg Business article Thursday, there is a significant dissent among Native Alaskans from activist opposition to Arctic drilling by Shell. Alaskan Natives in the North Slope Borough umbrella municipal structure of coastal...
  • Alaska Airlines plane
    Alaska Airlines, Marriott are tops in rewards program: U.S. News
    Alaska Airlines and Marriott have the best travel rewards programs this year, according to U.S. News & World Report's newest rankings of 28 airline and hotel loyalty plans. For the first time, Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan tops the...
  • University of Alaska Anchorage
    Understanding universities in Alaska
    Have you ever thought of Alaska as a great place to attend college? The term “destination campus” pertains to universities that are located in places that in and of themselves are considered popular travel destinations. Alaska is a...
  • David with the catch of the day in Sitka
    A vacation at a cruise port of call can be lots of fun
    Sitka, Alaska, a small fishing city with a world renowned fine arts camp during the Summer, makes a great place to vacation when not cruising. We did so this Summer and during that time my daughter attended the fine arts camp there, my wife worked...
  • Mysterious deaths of Alaskan whales have scientists baffled
    Mysterious deaths of Alaskan whales have scientists baffled
    While there are several theories as to what may have caused the death of 18 endangered whales (including 10 fins whales and 8 humpbacks) near Kodiak Island in Alaska since Memorial Day, marine scientists from The National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
  • 'Alaskan Bush People' have hearts in jars and holes in boats
    'Alaskan Bush People' have hearts in jars and holes in boats
    "The Alaskan Bush People" aired a new episode on Friday night after a week off for Shark Week. A lot of things happened this week, and none of it was really expected from the previews. Most notably, Noah got his heart broken by his new...
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