Travel with the publisher of Travel Guide to Alaska this summer. Scott Graber will guide through every step of this exciting road trip to: Alaska, Yukon, British Columbia, Alberta, and back to the Northwest USA this Fall. Scott plans to travel over 15,000 miles by road, air and the Alaska Marine Highway.
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11/26/15 12:15 PM
Digital atlas boosts push for Alaska Native place names
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - During a recent walk along the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, Dena'ina historian Aaron Leggett pointed to an area that was devastated during the massive Good Friday earthquake in 1964. Trees and houses on a mile-wide stretch…
11/26/15 11:59 AM
Anchorage police: Man dies in rollover truck crash
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Anchorage police say a man is dead after the truck he was driving carrying a female passenger and five dogs crashed.
11/26/15 12:00 PM
The Great Thaw: As temperatures rise, the melting of glaciers is accelerating
WEST GLACIER, Mont. - The river of ice that hugs Mount Grinnell's high ridges is neither big nor particularly beautiful, but it may be the most accessible glacier in all of North America. In as little as three hours, an…
11/26/15 12:02 PM
Anchorage jury convicts sex offender of molesting child
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - An Anchorage jury has found a man guilty of sexually abusing a child.
11/26/15 09:16 AM
About 40 soldiers returning to Alaska after deployment
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska (AP) - Some Alaska soldiers are coming home after a nine-month deployment to Kuwait.
11/26/15 09:17 AM
'This Book is Gay' means controversy for Wasilla Library
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The Wasilla Library may have to take U.K. author James Dawson's "This Book is Gay" out of the juvenile nonfiction section.
11/25/15 04:06 PM
Oil companies lose trans-Alaska pipeline case
ANCHORAGE — A federal agency has barred the oil company owners of the trans-Alaska pipeline from charging higher fees for moving oil after they mismanaged a project that lasted years longer and cost millions more than anticipated.
11/25/15 04:05 PM
Alaska, British Columbia leaders sign cooperative agreement
JUNEAU — Gov. Bill Walker and British Columbia Premier Christy Clark signed a cooperative agreement Wednesday committing to work together on issues of shared interest, including addressing concerns about the effect of Canadian mining on waters flowing into Alaska.
11/25/15 04:01 PM
Anchorage teachers union Oks contract extension
ANCHORAGE — Teachers in the state's largest school district have approved a contract extension.
11/25/15 04:02 PM
Travel not recommended along Kuskokwim because of thin ice
BETHEL — Residents are being advised not to use the Kuskokwim River in western Alaska because of thinning ice.
11/25/15 02:12 PM
Winds and high tides damage Alaska beach art installation
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Winds and high tides have seriously damaged most of an Anchorage public art installation that is focusing on mental health.
11/24/15 09:37 PM
Black Friday madness missing in rural Alaska communities
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Forget about long lines and pushy shoppers ready to do battle for sweet Black Friday deals. In rural Alaska, residents are far removed from all the frenzy that goes with the nation's most intense shopping day…
11/24/15 05:23 PM
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Troopers ID man found dead on Shuyak Island
KODIAK, Alaska - Authorities have released the identity of the man found shot to death near a lodge on a remote island northwest of Kodiak.
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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.