Monica Gokey, KSKA - Anchorage
August is a popular time for hitting the trails around Anchorage. But fior an elite group of ultrarunners, last week is all about taking their sport indoors. Nearly fifty people from all over the world plodded away in the Alaska Dome last week, trying to log as many miles as they could in six days.
A Fish and Game biologist says three wolves appear to have killed a hiker’s dog before stalking the dog’s owner on a popular trail just outside Anchorage last month. Another hiker’s account of a similar incident on a nearby trail may leave some wondering if canid predators are a growing threat on local trails. Download Audio
This year’s mountaineering season has been one for the record books. Earlier this month, a new speed record was set on Denali. And a team of skiers knocked out back-to-back ascents of the three tallest mountains in the Alaska Range. Download Audio
Join British ambassador to the United States, Sir Peter Westmacott, for a talk on U.K.-Alaska relations hosted by the Alaska World Affairs Council. British tourists make up nearly a third of all foreign visitors to Alaska. "Brits are quite adventurous people, as they were back in Captain Cook's time," Westmacott says. They're also among the world's top consumers of canned Alaska salmon. Hear Westmacott's perspective from across the pond on Alaska, the Arctic and more. KSKA: Tuesday, June 10, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Listen now: