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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02/23/17 05:10 PM
Alaska AG says feds couldn't overturn state's pot law
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A representative for the Alaska attorney general's office said a change in how the federal government enforces its own marijuana laws would not affect state marijuana laws.
02/23/17 03:18 PM
White House expects Justice crackdown on legalized marijuana
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department will step up enforcement of federal law against recreational marijuana, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Thursday, offering the Trump administration's strongest indication to date of a looming crackdown on the drug, even as…
02/23/17 12:04 PM
Coast Guard awards polar icebreaker design study contracts
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Coast Guard has awarded five fixed-price contracts for design studies and analysis of new heavy polar icebreakers.
02/23/17 12:02 PM
Alaska holiday weighed for black soldiers who built highway
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska state lawmakers are considering the creation of a holiday to honor the contributions of more than 4,000 black soldiers who endured harsh conditions while building the Alaska Highway during World War II.
02/23/17 11:59 AM
Deaths of 2 Soldotna residents found in SUV ruled accidental
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — State public safety officials have concluded that the deaths of two people near Soldotna in November were accidental.
02/23/17 12:00 PM
Fishermen at odds over impact of Trump executive order
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An executive order by President Donald Trump designed to radically cut back on federal regulations has spurred disagreement among fishermen about how it will affect them — and lawmakers and regulators aren't sure what the answer…
02/23/17 12:02 PM
Anchorage-area high school bans Confederate flag
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Anchorage-area school has banned the display of the Confederate flag after some students posed with a version of the flag for photos inside the school.
02/23/17 11:56 AM
Minor league Alaska Aces to fold at season's end
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Aces of the ECHL will shut down after the current season.
02/23/17 11:57 AM
Museum's 1867 Alaska purchase painting on loan to 49th state
AUBURN, N.Y. (AP) — A New York museum's historical painting depicting the U.S. purchase of Alaska has been loaned to the 49th state for commemorations marking the event's 150th anniversary.
02/22/17 11:30 PM
UAF professor publishes first-of-its-kind research tracking orca, narwhal behavior
FAIRBANKS — A University of Alaska Fairbanks researcher’s work on the predator-prey relationship between orcas and narwhals in the Canadian Arctic could have significance for Alaska.
02/22/17 11:14 PM
Lawmakers renew push for drilling in Alaska wildlife refuge
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski in 2001 gave a speech urging colleagues to approve oil drilling in America's largest wildlife refuge. The Alaska Republican held up a blank sheet of paper to illustrate his point.
02/22/17 05:58 PM
Murkowski stakes out positions in health care debate
JUNEAU - Alaska U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has staked out positions that could put her at odds with fellow Republicans and the Trump administration, saying she won't vote to defund Planned Parenthood or to repeal expanded Medicaid.
02/22/17 05:53 PM
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Lawsuits, Congress challenge Alaska predator hunting restrictions
FAIRBANKS—New federal rules that banned certain types of predator hunting in Alaska are being challenged both in court and in Congress.
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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.