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Posts from October 2021

Holiday bazaars

October 20, 2021 by Casey Ressler
You know the holidays are right around the corner when craft fairs and bazaars highlight the calendar, and this weekend, one of the most popular is back for its second weekend. The annual Alaska State Fair Holiday Bazaar began last weekend and continues through this weekend, with more than 100 local...

Alaska Day

October 18, 2021 by Casey Ressler
Happy Alaska Day! October 18 marks the anniversary of when formal transfer of the Territory of Alaska from Russia to the United States. And it was a pretty good deal, too - just $7.2 million. The sale price was approximately 2 cents an acre and enlarged the United States by 586,000 square miles....

Aurora season begins

October 5, 2021 by Casey Ressler
With the end of summer comes a new season - aurora watching. in the last week, some eager aurora seekers have been able to find them dancing in the sky in the Mat-Su Valley. As the nights get darker and colder, the chances of seeing them will only continue to get better. The northern lights are a...