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08/31/15 08:59 PM
Alaskans at conference also see opportunities in climate's change
ANCHORAGE—The take-home message from the State Department’s conference here is that global climate change is already harming Alaska communities. They're seeing coastlines disappear, less regular sea i
08/31/15 08:08 PM
Shell resumes operations after storm forces Arctic stop
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Royal Dutch Shell PLC has resumed operations after high winds and rough seas north of Alaska's northern coast put a temporary stop to exploratory drilling in the Arctic Ocean.
08/31/15 05:31 PM
McKinley-themed businesses look ahead after name change
FAIRBANKS—Mt. McKinley Bank is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, but few would have expected when it was founded that the bank would outlast the mountain.
08/31/15 03:07 PM
Environmentalists in Anchorage rally against Arctic drilling
ANCHORAGE — Environmentalists rallied Monday against oil drilling in the Arctic, gathering at an Anchorage park near a climate change conference President Barack Obama was scheduled to attend later in
08/31/15 02:24 PM
Kerry: Climate change potential for harm similar to WWII
ANCHORAGE — Secretary of State John Kerry kicked off a conference on the challenges of climate change by comparing it to the crisis faced by world leaders last century.
08/31/15 02:17 PM
Q&A about decision to change Mount McKinley to Mount Denali
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — North America's tallest mountain will soon return to its previous name, Mount Denali, more than a century after the Alaskan peak was named to honor President William McKinley, who
08/31/15 02:05 PM
Obama, in Alaska, calls for action on global climate change
ANCHORAGE—A packed Dena'ina Center filled with foreign ministers, climate experts, Alaska Native leaders and media from around the world hushed shortly before 5 p.m. when U.S. Secretary John Kerry too
08/31/15 01:00 PM
'Denali' restored as name of North America's tallest mountain
FAIRBANKS — The White House announced on Sunday that President Obama has restored the name Denali to North America’s tallest peak, ushering out the controversial era of Mt. McKinley.
08/31/15 11:50 AM
President to take wilderness trip with Bear Grylls in Alaska
NEW YORK - Survival expert Bear Grylls has bagged his biggest celebrity yet for a walk in the wilderness - President Barack Obama.
08/31/15 11:38 AM
Injunction against federal water rule may expand
BISMARCK, N.D. - A federal judge in North Dakota is allowing arguments over the scope of his injunction blocking a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction ove
08/30/15 11:42 PM
Obama administration looking for ‘balance’ in Arctic policy
FAIRBANKS — President Barack Obama will arrive today in Alaska, expected to touch down this afternoon in Anchorage, and his three-day visit will showcase the impacts of global climate change on Alaska
08/30/15 04:15 PM
Alaska charter school combines traditional, home-school models
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Last week, hours after thousands of students across town grabbed their backpacks and entered their classrooms for the start of the 2015-16 school year, a brand-new Anchorage charte
08/30/15 01:15 PM
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Juneau woman starts 'Forest Song Nature School'
JUNEAU, Alaska — On a recent morning in the Twin Lakes area, a group of kids climbed a root wad, pretending it was an engine. They walked under devil's club and through ferns, looking for blueberries.
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Alaskan Women in Business
Alaska Fur Gallery
In 1965, Hiram and Blanca Hernandez left Mexico to come to Alaska. Already 2nd generation furriers, they wanted to see what the Great Land had to offer. They established a retail store along with his brother and put down roots in the Anchorage community, where they would raise their family. That family would consist of seven children; four boys and three girls.
The three girls – Miriam, Magdalena (“Malena”) and Patricia spent their days after school working at the family fur store, becoming 3rd generation furriers, all the way through their high school days at East Anchorage High. They all swore that they would never be in the family business, instead choosing after high school to take separate paths. Miriam married and moved to Michigan, Malena went to college and traveled and Patricia worked for an airline and moved to California. After a time of exploring their different career paths they all realized that what they really wanted and needed in their lives was the family business after all.
In 1988 the Alaska Fur Gallery was established in Anchorage and by 1990 all of the siblings were a part of the venture. In 1991 the Alaska Fur Gallery set up their store in Juneau, Alaska and by 1994 had built their own buildings in Juneau. In 1995 they opened another location in Skagway, Alaska and since that time have had locations in Ketchikan, Sitka, and Denali, Alaska; along with locations in Vail and Breckinridge, Colorado; Sun Valley, Idaho; Park City, Utah and Vancouver, Canada.