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Mastodons long gone from the north

Mastodons long gone from the north

A long, long time ago, a hairy elephant stomped the northland, wrecking trees and shrubs as it fed of twigs, leaves and bark. These mastodons left a few scattered teeth and bones in Alaska and the...

Controversial drug policy indefinitely postponed Monday

The board of education indefinitely postponed voting on the proposal that would have drug tested students in school activities. The policy, if passed during Monday night's meeting, would have gone...

Angel Tree fulfills Christmas wishes

In 1843 Charles Dickens wrote "...it is at Christmastime that want is most keenly felt, and abundance rejoices." That is the premise behind the Angel Tree. The timeless philosophy plucked from the...

How do you count Alaska's governors? It depends

Last week, Bill Walker became the 13th governor of Alaska. Or the 11th. Or 16th. Depends on how you count. As it turns out, the state of Alaska doesn't appear to have an official way of counting governors and their terms. Since statehood in 1959,...

Lagals 12/10/2014

City of Valdez Invitation to Bid Date: December 5, 2014 Project: City Hall Fire Alarm Upgrade Project Number: 12-350-1201 / Contract Number: 1197 This project includes, but is not necessarily limited to: Demolition and replacement of current Fire...