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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10/04/15 11:04 AM
How drunk? Estimates questioned in drunken-driving cases
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. - The way prosecutors see it, Oneil Sharpe Jr. was drunk when he raced down a Long Island highway at nearly 100 mph this summer and slammed into a car carrying a family home from a
10/04/15 09:49 AM
Crawfish breeding in Alaska river, lake
KODIAK, Alaska — A Kodiak official says the region is home to a new, successful invasive species: crawfish.
10/04/15 09:52 AM
Walking the Americas: Woman preps for 5-year trek
SMITHVILLE, Mo. - The night before Bethany Hughes started on the Pacific Crest Trail, a 2,650-mile hike from Mexico to Canada, she was so wired that she kept rifling through her bags.
10/04/15 09:43 AM
Massachusetts college cancels sale of Native objects
JUNEAU, Alaska — A Massachusetts theology college has abandoned plans to sell off art from 52 Native tribes, including Tlingit and Haida items, as the federal government investigates.
10/04/15 09:46 AM
Anchorage pedestrian killed in suspected hit-and-run
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Police say a man has died after he was found lying unconscious on an Anchorage road.
10/04/15 09:47 AM
Fort Wainwright soldiers train in Asia
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — About 450 Alaska-based soldiers are descending on South Korea after spending nearly a month in Japan, with a majority of that time spent training with the Japanese Ground Self-Defe
10/04/15 12:00 AM
Pogo Mine pours 3 millionth ounce of gold
FAIRBANKS — Pogo Mine poured its 3 millionth ounce of gold on Wednesday, reaching the milestone eight years after starting production.
10/03/15 11:26 PM
‘Fairbanks Four’ back in court Monday
FAIRBANKS — A month-long legal battle begins Monday about the freedom of four men convicted of a 1997 Fairbanks murder and the fairness of the trials that led to their convictions.
10/03/15 04:53 PM
UAS tries to draw students as programs fall to budget cuts
JUNEAU, Alaska - While programs and construction projects are dwindling due to budget cuts, the University of Alaska Southeast is looking at enrollment as a way to continue contributing to the Juneau
10/03/15 04:51 PM
Centuries-old human skull uncovered in southeast Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Staff members from a bald eagle preserve in southeast Alaska found a centuries-old human skull while sifting through dirt at their new aviary location.
10/02/15 04:54 PM
Authorities: Alaska deaths of some walruses human-caused
JUNEAU, Alaska - Federal authorities say the death of some of the walruses at a haul-out site in northwest Alaska were caused by humans, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service believes it has identifi
10/02/15 04:20 PM
Homeless man in Anchorage uses homemade spear to kill bear
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A homeless man fashioned a machete-like blade to a groomed tree branch and speared a hungry black bear cub that was sniffing for food Friday morning at an illegal camp site in Anch
10/02/15 04:16 PM
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Alaska out-migration at highest rate in 25 years
FAIRBANKS - Net migration out of Alaska was higher last year than at any point in the past quarter-century, according to a report released Friday by the Alaska Department of Labor.
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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.