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What others say: Be kind to new arrivals

Summer visitors - sooner or later, it's a virtual certainty you'll run into them. The summer solstice weekend marks the height both of daylight hours and tourism numbers around the Interior, as thousands from outside Alaska and the U.S.
American food exhibit opens in Fairbanks

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - If you're planning to stroll through the lobby at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Community and Technical College in the next month or so, it might be good to have a snack first.
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Rare shorebird spotted near Juneau

...spotted in Alaska three times before and never photographed, said lifelong birder Steve Heinl, part of the University of Alaska Museum's Alaska Checklist Committee, the arbiter of what's on Alaska's official list of documented birds.Long-billed...
Refuge Notebook: Black widows take terminal trips to Alaska

...can bring or mail them to their local University of Alaska Cooperative Extension Service office or to the University of Alaska Museum. Please include your name and contact information and details on the place and date of collection.Matt Bowser...
Cattle on remote islands face threat

ANCHORAGE - There are herds of cattle on a pair of remote Alaska islands that have survived for decades despite any number of threats to their existence. The animals have been abandoned. They've been forced to adapt to brutal winters.
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Summer dinner theater casting call
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Fairbanks couple gives $200,000 to UA museum

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A University of Alaska Museum employee and his wife have pledged $200,000 of their own money toward the museum expansion project.
DNA barcodes

On a glorious, sunny day in late June, a small team of entomologists convened at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge to do what entomologists do best: collect insects.
Challenger Learning Center expands programs, trainings

After spending more than a year as chief operating officer at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska, Marnie Olcott said she believes expansion will continue. "The center is growing and constantly seeking educational partners," Olcott said. "Working with the educational community and ensuring programs that benefit students most and fit within the schools' goals is important."
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Potter's Guild plans saleThe Kenai Potter's Guild will hold their annual Mother's Day Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 12 in the Potter's Studio, attached to the Kenai Fine Arts Center at 816 Cook St. in Old Town Kenai. Come and see the wonderful pottery available at very affordable prices.Peeps art and photo exhibit seeks entries
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