Articles from the December 5, 2012 edition

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 By Lee Revis    Main News    December 5, 2012

Fire destroys Heiken home in Alpine Woods

An early morning fire gutted the Alpine Woods home of Dan and Joan Heikens, just after midnight, Monday. The fire was believed to have been started by a barbeque left smoldering on the back porch....

 By Lee Revis    Main News    December 5, 2012

Say it ain’t so! No snow in Valdez

It’s December. That means Valdez should be knee deep, or even chin deep, in snow. But this year, the National Weather Service is reporting a snow depth of a paltry four inches in town. On the...

 By Ned Rozell    Main News    December 5, 2012

Forty years of change on top of the world

From a lecture hall within a land of warm breezes and flowering December plants comes astory of a creature 2,600 miles north, where the sun will not rise for another 50 days. At the 2012 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, biologist Georg...