04/20/15 01:54 PM
Man dies in single-vehicle crash in Anchorage
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Anchorage police say a 20-year-old man has died after his SUV swerved off the road and struck a tree.
04/20/15 01:44 PM
After budget, Alaska legislators' work still might not be done
JUNEAU, Alaska — Efforts to reach agreement on a state spending plan continued Monday, as the Legislature went into overtime.
04/20/15 01:34 PM
Agency proposes lifting protections for most humpback whales
HONOLULU — The federal government on Monday proposed removing most of the world's humpback whales from the endangered species list, saying the massive mammals have rebounded after 45 years of protecti
04/20/15 12:25 PM
Missing wedding ring plucked from dog poop, returned to owner
SITKA, Alaska - An Alaska woman suspected her family's dog snatched her wedding ring, but she couldn't find proof - until the diamond-encrusted platinum band turned up months later at a local ball fie
04/20/15 11:15 AM
Anchorage police release name of man found frozen in pond
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Anchorage police have released the name of a man whose body was found in a frozen pond at a popular city park.
04/20/15 07:58 AM
Wasilla man dies in head-on crash on Knik Goose Bay Road
WASILLA, Alaska - Alaska State Troopers say a 57-year-old man has died in a single vehicle crash in Wasilla after he drove into oncoming traffic.
04/20/15 07:56 AM
Troopers investigate Talkeetna death as homicide
TALKEETNA, Alaska - Alaska State Troopers are investigating the death of a 33-year-old man in Talkeetna as a homicide.
04/19/15 11:40 PM
84 appointees in, but Paskvan out in marathon confirmation hearing
JUNEAU — The Legislature approved 84 of Gov. Bill Walker’s 89 appointees, but a former Fairbanks senator who served as recently as 2012 was not among them.
04/19/15 09:54 PM
Motorcycle driver critically injured after being struck by suspected drunken driver
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An Anchorage man was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence after a crash that left a motorcycle driver in critical condition.
04/19/15 09:38 PM
Alaska Legislature headed into overtime
JUNEAU, Alaska - With the scheduled end of session looming Sunday, lawmakers were trying to reach agreement on a spending package, an effort complicated by a lengthy joint session on confirmations an
04/19/15 03:38 PM
2 Wasilla residents charged with burglary, theft
WASILLA, Alaska - Two Wasilla residents suspected of at least six burglaries are been charged with felony theft and burglary.
04/19/15 03:37 PM
Alabama man charged with robbery at Alaska bank
JUNEAU, Alaska - An Alabama man suspected of robbing a bank in Alaska's capital has been arrested.
04/18/15 08:24 PM
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Uncertainty, risk, money challenging for Alaska fishermen
KODIAK, Alaska — Uncertainty, risk and money have been making it harder for fishermen to make a living in the Kodiak archipelago and Bristol Bay, and have contributed to the "graying" of the fleet as
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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.