CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1996 |
There was a time when 600-pound Ice Age relics known as musk oxen roamed with mastodons and hairy mammoths across the northern plains of the continent. But they were intensely hunted for their longhaired hides, and the musk ox became extinct in Alaska. Their primary defensive posture was to encircle the most vulnerable members of the herd. With their tails in and their heads out, the powerful bulls were able to defend their young and weak against wolves and other predators.
December 12, 2010 |
Along the Richardson Highway in the Alaskan interior, "towns" — and that's being generous — often spring up for a single purpose: to provide food, water and, of course, fuel to passing motorists. Mosquito Junction was once such a wayside. But that was before the handful of residents decided to incorporate and name their frigid outpost North Pole. Now the streetlights and fire hydrants are striped like candy canes. Santa Claus, naturally, is in residence year-round at the holiday-themed gift shop bearing his name.
August 8, 1987 |
President Reagan plans to nominate Francis H. Fay, a professor of marine science at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, as a member of the Marine Mammal Commission, the White House has announced.
April 13, 1991 |
Ron Abegglen, 53, a Utah native who led the University of Alaska Anchorage to four NCAA Division II postseason appearances, became coach at Weber State in Ogden, Utah.
December 12, 1985
The Chapman College women's basketball team concluded its four-game trip to Alaska Tuesday night with a 77-43 victory over the University of Alaska at Fairbanks. Senior Leone Patterson led the Panthers with 25 points, and Tami Brewster had 12 rebounds. Chapman (6-2) won three of four games on the trip.
March 3, 1986
Lisa Ingram scored 23 points and had 17 rebounds and Joel Tillis sank two free throws with 27 seconds to play to lead the Northeast Louisiana women's basketball team to a 70-68 victory over USC in the championship of the Northern Lights Tournament at the University of Alaska Anchorage.