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 14, 2003 |
Timothy Treadwell, the avowed bear man of the Alaska wilderness, lived poor and little known for most of his 46 years despite a desire for the spotlight of celebrity. He claimed to have led a life of drugs, brawls and booze until, in the late 1980s, he found his way to the grizzlies, most recently in Katmai National Park and Preserve on the Alaska Peninsula about 300 miles southwest of Anchorage. His cause: to save them from hunters and poachers who apparently didn't exist.
January 9, 2014 |
A solar storm may cast colored lights - known as the Aurora Borealis or Northern lights - in the sky over parts of the northern Plains, the Great Lakes region and Northeast on Thursday and Friday, forecasters say. “It's a very rare occurrence,” Joe Kunches of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Space Weather Prediction Center in Boulder, Colo., told the Los Angeles Times. It may be only be visible for five or 10 minutes, most likely as far south as Colorado, Illinois and Iowa and potentially from Chicago, Boston, Cleveland, Seattle and Des Moines. MORE: How to see the Northern lights The time, location and duration of an appearance is a calculated guess.
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.
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.