Category archives for: Anchorage

Leonid Meteor Shower Tempts (Very) Few Into the Cold

If you’ve bothered to head out into the night to watch a meteor shower, you probably didn’t do it in Alaska.
That’s because the three conditions that are required to see a meteor shower – clear skies, darkness and being awake and outside between midnight and dawn can  mean only one thing in Alaska: cold.
In other [...]

Better Late, But Never Would Be OK, Too

I sat at lunch yesterday and watched the snow blow by the window of the restaurant. It was the first time this fall that snow of any consequence fell during the day, and here it was the eleventh of November.  While nobody was complaining too loudly – after all, snow in November is really nothing [...]

Bird of the Month: Swans!

There is a lot of spectacular wildlife in Alaska, but this October, one of the most prominent animals are the tundra swans that have taken up short-term residence on local lakes. I was first alerted to them by recent photos in the Anchorage Daily News, but I hadn’t realized how many there were until I [...]

Alaska Nanooks Sweep Kendall Hockey Classic

The Alaska Nanooks came to Anchorage last weekend and swept the Kendall Hockey Classic, beating CCHA rivals Michigan 2-0 on Friday night, and Mercyhurst 5-1 on Saturday night.
The University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves beat Mercyhurst 5-3 on Friday night, and lost to Michigan 6-1 on Saturday.
The Seawolves travel north to Fairbanks for the Brice Goal [...]

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