“If you have to social distance, this is a good place to do it,” says Gustavus Mayor Calvin Casipit.
Officials say they rescued five Italian tourists from “the Bus” — that’s the old Fairbanks city bus made infamous by Christopher McCandless.
In 30 years or so, visitors might not be able to see the Mendenhall Glacier from the visitor center. The U.S. Forest Service is preparing for that reality.
The National Weather Service says up to 8 inches of snow are expected throughout the day, with an additional 2-4 inches expected overnight.
Juneau area snowpack includes a weak layer that could fail under certain conditions.
Alaska Department of Fish and Game estimates as many as 15 bears roamed the Haines townsite this fall, causing a lot of damage.
Though Bethel musher Pete Kaiser was met with a huge welcome from the hometown crowd, the real excitement came later, with dramatic sprints to the finish and an unexpected marriage proposal.
Only 500 feet from the shoreline, the ice thinned to just an inch and a half. Anything less than 4 inches is considered dangerous.
A GoFundMe account has been set up for the Haines families of Zane Durr and Matthew Green, who both died in an avalanche on Dec. 30.
A new cabin at the city-owned Eaglecrest Ski Area opened for bookings last week. It’s not the only project aimed at increasing the number of options available to weekend adventurers.