Has anyone else noticed that the holiday season began a lot earlier this year? In the past we had at least until Thanksgiving before we were inundated with festive music, Christmas décor and of course, store sales. I can’t say that I agree with jump starting the festivities, but all…
Amidst the present Halloween season and impending all-you-can-eat holidays, it’s officially Northern Lights season in Fairbanks. Our resident dancing curtains of light have been making green, red and purple appearances in the increasingly dark nights as low as 40 miles above the earth. While clear skies and darkness are essential…
With all the talk of creepy crawlies in preparation of the upcoming holiday, it’s the perfect chance to learn about how to avoid a real-life invasion. Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge is hosting the Alaska Invasive Species Conference Oct. 26-28 featuring scientists, experts and residents involved in research, education and control.
Fairbanks is preparing to welcome the largest representative annual gathering of Alaska peoples in the country, the Alaska Federation of Natives annual convention Oct. 21-23. The convention gathers around 4,000-5,000 delegates each year to discuss a wide range of current events and issues. The 2010 theme, Village Survival, will have…
The imminent reality of another winter is one that often segregates Alaskans: the snow enthusiast against the cold-weather antagonist. Regardless of which side of the snow fort you’re on, the fact of the matter is that winter occupies about two thirds of our year in Alaska, so since you can’t…
Let’s face it, your relatives are probably sick of your emails describing Alaska winters — four-foot snowdrifts, ice crystals in the air and frozen nostril photos that should have been left to the imagination. But we have a right to brag. After all, Alaskans live for the extreme and wouldn’t…
Planning on hitting the road this summer? We hope so. Let’s face it, there’s a lot to see and not enough summer to see it all in, so making the most of every weekend is not just an essential part of living here, it’s a way of life. You might…
What makes the Tanana Valley State Fair unique is its emphasis on local talent and showcasing the best of Alaska’s Interior. The oldest fair in the state, The Tanana Valley State Fair has been whooping it up since 1924 — that’s 86 years! The nine-day event features a variety…
They call it the Golden Heart City. And between its history as an energetic mining town, its location in the heart of Alaska, the midnight sun and genuine hospitality, the name is no misnomer. It’s Alaska’s second largest city and a hub to the Interior. If you like to be…
“Weekend at Base Camp” is a blog series that shares how you can plan a weekend escape full of adventures to enjoy our Alaska-sized backyard.