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Navigating Salmon in Alaska

To many of us, salmon are just another type of fish we might eat. But to the people of Alaska, this is a fish that…

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Aboard An Alaskan Riverboat

When the city of Fairbanks swelled with the Klondike gold rush in the late 1800s, a fleet of riverboats began to sail the river waters…

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Riding Alaska’s Riverboat Discovery

When you think of a riverboat captain, you probably think of life on the Mississippi, Ohio or Missouri. Instead, we’ll ride a river in Alaska……

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Building An Alaskan Highway

It’s a chore for most states to build and repair roads and bridges. Mary Carey fought with her state for ten years to simply get…

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Headed North To Alaska

Jean Richardson’s mother had always dreamed of moving to Alaska and teaching school there. When she did move north, the opportunity she was given was…

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An Iceberg Expert

If there is such a thing as a famous iceberg, it would probably be the chuck of ice that sunk the Titanic. If there is…

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Alaska’s Famous Ice

Alaska has plenty to offer visitors when it comes to natural beauty. One of the most popular attractions for tourists is to board a ship…

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Inside the Ice Museum

There are many natural hot springs around the world, but it’s safe to say the man behind this one is one of the most unique…

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Letters to Santa

As the father of a first and second grader, it’s fun to see our kids write a letter to Santa.  Maybe you did the same…

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A Trip to the North Pole

We all know that Santa lives at the North Pole.  But for awhile, Santa was living at the Davis Railroad Siding.  No it doesn’t quite…

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Santa’s True Home

A lot of communities in the U.S. will have a visit from Santa.  It’s a chance for the kids in the area to come meet…

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Scenic Route – Santa Claus House

No matter our age, we all have a fascination with Santa’s journey of delivering gifts around the world. Take a trip to North Pole, Alaska…

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Living in the Far North of Alaska

Do Eskimos live in igloos?  A lot of people who visit here are expecting to see that.  Some are disappointed and others are surprised at…

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The Entire Town to Your House for Dinner

Some of us might celebrate a big occasion by going out to dinner.  If you live in Barrow, Alaska, there’s a chance your big news…

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Scenic Route – Barrow, Alaska

Barrow, Alaska is the northernmost town in the United States. It’s population is mostly native Alaskans. Centuries-old traditions still influence life. On this Scenic Route, Andrew…

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Going On a Whale Hunt…

Many rural towns have folks that love to go hunting.  That is definitely the case for this city of 4000.  However, the animal in their…

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A World Without Sun for Two Months

The sun didn’t come up in Barrow, AK on November 20th.  They won’t see it again for over two months.  It’s just part of life…

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Survival in the Cold

Human beings need to keep their body temperature close to 98 degrees in order to survive.  So finding an animal that can drop its core…

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The Warmest Coat

Animals that live in extreme cold of course have a heavy blanket of fur or hair to keep them warm.  But what animal has the…

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Running the Buses Below Zero

Sometimes the snow blows or the chill sets in and it’s just too miserable to have school.  However, here, the classes go on, even when…

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