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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04/29/16 01:48 PM
Iditarod bans musher in domestic violence case
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A musher who has been charged in a domestic violence case has been banned from next year's Iditarod, race officials announced Friday in Alaska.
04/29/16 12:02 PM
Legislators transitioning from Capitol to temporary digs
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska legislators moving from the state Capitol due to renovation work are heading to a no frills temporary site nearby.
04/29/16 09:19 AM
Sitka Assembly approves ban on texting while driving
SITKA, Alaska (AP) - Sitka officials have approved an ordinance that prohibits drivers from using their cellphones while driving.
04/29/16 09:19 AM
Walkway to Ketchikan dock lost in 2015 storm recovered
KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) - A covered metal walkway leading to a dock in Ketchikan that disappeared during a 2015 storm has been recovered almost one year to the day after it went missing.
04/28/16 02:47 PM
Negotiators reach deal on excess power program earnings
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — House and Senate negotiators have reached agreement for use of any excess earnings from a fund set up to help rural areas faced with high electricity costs.
04/28/16 08:13 AM
Hawaii church deploying Alaska-built igloos to house homeless families
HONOLULU (AP) - A church in Hawaii looking to address the state's ongoing homelessness crisis has settled on a solution that on first look appears better suited for the frigid winters of Alaska than the islands' tropical climate: igloos.
04/28/16 08:08 AM
Assisted living home faces $75,000 fine for workplace death
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - State labor officials have fined an Anchorage assisted living home $75,000 for alleged safety and health violations in the death of a caregiver who was killed by a resident of the home.
04/28/16 08:10 AM
Ice wall designed to surround Fukushima wreckage
TOKYO (AP) - Coping with the vast amounts of ground water flowing into the broken Fukushima nuclear plant - which then becomes radiated and seeps back out - has become such a problem that Japan is building a 35 billion…
04/28/16 08:07 AM
Troopers investigate 2 caribou wanton waste cases
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska State Wildlife Troopers are investigating two cases of wanton waste of caribou in northwest Alaska.
04/27/16 10:22 PM
Hawaii church deploying igloos to house homeless families
HONOLULU (AP) — A church in Hawaii looking to address the state's ongoing homelessness crisis has settled on a solution that on first look appears better suited for the frigid winters of Alaska than the islands' tropical climate: igloos.
04/27/16 04:01 PM
Alaska weighing rules to allow use of pot at licensed stores
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Some activists have a vision for Alaska's upstart marijuana industry that could have Anchorage looking more like Amsterdam in the years ahead.
04/27/16 03:12 PM
Lawmakers to move into temporary space as session wears on
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Alaska legislators are moving into temporary digs due to ongoing renovation work on the state Capitol.
04/27/16 01:01 PM
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APNewsBreak: 2016 wildfire season expected to be less severe
DENVER (AP) — The nation's top wildfire-fighting official says the 2016 season isn't expected to be as bad as last year, when a record 15,800 square miles burned nationwide.
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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.