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5 things to know about Alaska's midterm election

...on their Facebook site. The problem is, he's mostly out of contact and only periodically sends messages from a satellite phone. Election officials say posting notice to withdraw on Facebook isn't good enough. Go figure. He'll have to...
Homer doctor, friends snowmachine to Nome

...that the rivers are breaking up or the Rainy Pass area is avalanching, we don't go," said Sayer. "We carry satellite phones, but don't want to cause trouble. However, if it's too dangerous, we'll stop and fly the machines."That...
Tight Lines: For a great summer fishing trip, start planning now the Alaskan backcountry, many before affordable satellite phones and SPOT devices, I was nevertheless suddenly very...might want to consider. While some items, such as a satellite phone, are not absolute necessities for the do-it-yourselfer...
Woman completes solo row from Japan to Alaska

...cargo vessel pushed her boat to safety.Among the highlights, she got engaged to her longtime girlfriend during a satellite phone call from the sea. She also got up close to whales and birds and once watched a shark circling her boat as she rowed...

...joint Italian-Malta operation rescued nearly 200 people after the Italian Coast Guard received a distress call via satellite phone from the boat and a Maltese aircraft sighted the capsized boat with numerous people in the water. At least 34 people...
Oregon man takes lonely trek across Brooks Range

...ambition to be a struggle for them," he says.Near the end of that leg came the one and only time Metz used the satellite phone he carried to call in an emergency food drop via a float plane after he realized he wouldn't reach the town where...
Bear Safety

...where the intended destination is and how long the trip is expect to take. It's also advisable to carry a cell or satellite phone, which can be rented, when traveling deep into the backcountry, just in case a bear encounter turns negative or...
Missing hunter found dead

...been searching since Johnson's hunting companion, Grant Gaberino, also of Anchorage, reported him missing by satellite phone late Sunday night. Severe weather hampered searches earlier this week, but pararescuers were able to contact Gaberino...
Giving thanks for making a difference

...working as YRC's project leader/group leader and I had my first encounter with "high risk." A youth during his satellite phone call home received word a close young family member had taken their own life. An issue that plagues Alaska youth...
Hunter recalls mauling by Kodiak bear

...continuing to their camp, which was about a mile away. Back in camp, Caleb bandaged his father's head and they used a satellite phone to call Moretz's wife, Kristy, in Fairbanks at around 11:30 p.m. After a few frantic minutes because of a...


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