Tag: Girdwood

Snow machine assisted skiing

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KSKA: Thursday, Jan. 11, at 2 & 8 p.m. We have some fun people to introduce you to on the next Outdoor Explorer: twin brothers came in to talk with us. They're beer brewers, who are fanatic for snow machine-assisted backcountry skiing. This is where you ski or board remote powder slopes, but without spending the sweat to get there on foot or the money to get there on a helicopter--you ride out on a snow machine. There’s a ton of skill involved and a lot to learn, and these guys are great at talking about it. LISTEN HERE

Skiing on Eagle Glacier Connects Alaska to the World

In most places, summer isn’t the best time to ski. But atop a mile-high glacier in Girdwood, elite skiers have converged from across the country—and the world—to train. Download Audio

Gold Mining

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It’s a fair bet that the stampeders who flowed north during the Klondike Gold Rush never thought of mining as recreational, but the hunt for gold is something people do for fun, as well as profit. We’ll find out how and why modern recreational miners persist in sifting Alaska’s streams with pans and other obsolete equipment, going after glittering flakes of gold, and hoping for something much richer. It's a hobby that gets them outdoors, and it's a treasure hunt. KSKA: Thursday 9/5 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm Listen Now

Ski Trail Intel

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Cross-country skiing is all about the trail. In your mind’s eye, that’s where you are when you think about skiing. The beauty of the place, and also the challenge, and, of course, the conditions. That’s why we talk about trails so much. On our very first episode of Outdoor Explorer, we explore the trails of southcentral – the old favorites, and some brand new trails in Girdwood and near Hatcher Pass. Read More... KSKA: Thursday 2/21 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Alaska’s Fisheries / U.S. Presidential Election 2012

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Over sixty percent of the United States' fisheries are in Alaska. In a melting Arctic new markets for Alaska seafood will become more easily accessible. How will a changing environment impact how we manage fisheries in Alaska? This week on Addressing Alaskans our month-long series of Arctic Imperative Summit talks continues with Morgen Crow and Clem Tillion discussing "Alaska's Fisheries: The Bering  Sea and the Arctic."  In the second half of the program, MSNBC's Chris Matthews talks about the role of the upcoming U.S. Presidential election. KSKA: Thursday 10/11 at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm

Arctic Shipping: Not If, But How Much?

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Originally titled "Arctic Shipping: Not If, But When?" the panel discussion was appropriately renamed to reflect increasing activity and the current presence of almost 100 vessels in the Arctic. "Over 95 vessels are operating in the U.S. Arctic right now", Margaret Spring of the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration reported at the Arctic Imperative Summit. Are we ready? Listen to representatives from NOAA, Alyeska Pipeline and Marine Exchange of Alaska discuss "Arctic Shipping: Not If, But How Much?" on first of four Addressing Alaskans programs recorded at the Arctic Imperative Summit . KSKA: Thursday at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Arctic Imperative Summit

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October on Addressing Alaskans listen to a special 4-part series featuring talks from 2nd annual Arctic Imperative Summit hosted by the Alaska Dispatch in Girdwood. As the Arctic sea ice melts back to a new record, representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, NOAA, Alaska Native Corporations, foreign investment and oil companies, Alaska fisheries, local and international political leaders come together to discuss the many questions facing us regarding what's next in Arctic. KSKA: Thursdays in October at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm (10/18 at 8:00 pm)

Seward Highway Closed Between Girdwood, Bird Point

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A winter storm moving up the Kenai Peninsula has created some extremely hazardous driving conditions, even prompting the closure of the Whittier Tunnel as well as a stretch of the Seward Highway.

Anchorage Storms Cause Widespread Electric Utility Damage

A series of high wind events in Anchorage over the past several days have meant power outages due to storm damage.

Fourth Chinook Predicted in Southcentral

The National Weather Service is predicting another Chinook for Southcentral Alaska starting Tuesday.

Transportation Secretary Meeting With Aviation, Construction Communities

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is taking a train ride in Alaska on Tuesday. The Secretary will ride the Alaska Railroad to the Spencer Glacier from Anchorage, stop at Girdwood for a meeting about safety concerns on the Seward Highway, and then on to the whistle stop at the glacier.

TAPS Offers Support to Wartime Widows

The war on terror has created a lot of military widows in the U.S. since it began in 2001. But it can be difficult for grieving wives to connect with people who understand what they’re going through.

Seward Highway Collision Kills One

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A head-on collision between two pickup trucks Saturday on the Seward Highway outside of Girdwood killed a Kasilof man.

“Arctic Imperative” Concludes With Investment Discussion

The "Arctic Imperative" conference concluded yesterday in Girdwood with talk of future investment options.

Mayor Itta Criticizes State on Arctic Resource Development

North Slope Borough mayor Edward Itta addressed the Arctic Imperative Summit in Girdwood Tuesday, in a speech that criticized the state of Alaska for not stepping up to a leadership role in Arctic resource development.

Alaska News Nightly: June 21, 2011

State Receives Record Number of Bids on Cook Inlet Lease Sale, Two Yakutat Men Drown After Boat Capsizes, Missing Musher’s Brother Speaks About Disappearance, Scientists Use Drones to Study Stellar Sea Lions, and more...

Alaska Dispatch Hosts Arctic Imperative Summit

The Arctic Imperative Summit, now meeting in Girdwood, is a gathering of political and civil interests, all of whom are interested in how to best deal with the fast changing Arctic environment.

Alaska News Nightly: June 20, 2011

House Rejects Special Session for Coastal Management Program, Alaska Dispatch Hosts Arctic Imperative Summit, Navy Officials Meet to Plan for Diminished Arctic Ice, Roadless Rule Exemptions Still Unclear, and more...

Recent Fatalities Fraw Crowd to Highway Gathering

Photo by Len Anderson, KSKA - Anchorage The number of deaths this year on the Seward Highway between Potter Marsh to Girdwood produced a standing...

Alaska News Nightly: August 10, 2009

Photo by Lori Townsend. APRN - Anchorage The special session drew supporters and opponents to the streets of Anchorage. Individual news stories are posted in the...