Talkeetna: America’s coolest small town

01/03/2011

Talkeetna was selected by Budget Travel as one of the 20 coolest small towns in America. It’s no surprise to residents, who affectionately refer to Talkeetna as the town visitors must envision Alaska to be like: a turn-of-the-century gold-mining town with clapboard storefronts, colorful locals and bush pilots strolling the…

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Alaska Federation of Natives hits Fairbanks and you are invited

10/18/2010

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…

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Activity of the Week: It’s fair time! Fairbanks hosts “Barn in the USA”

07/30/2010

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…

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Activity of the Week: How to Command a Dog Team

07/23/2010

Dog sledding is the sport Alaska is famous for, and it hasn’t changed much over the last 4,000 years. Alaska Natives first used dog sledding as their main mode of transportation, but it wasn’t until the late 1890’s that it became a sport. The story many of us know already…

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Activity of the Week: A covered wagon ride north of the border

05/20/2010

The Oregon Trail may be the quintessential covered wagon experience, but you don’t have to travel to the Pacific Northwest — or buy a computer game — to take a ride back to pioneer days. Alaska has a rich history in breaking new ground, and with about 365-million acres of…

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