Anchorage metropolitan area http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/42508/all en Three killed in Alaska rescue helicopter crash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130401/three-killed-alaska-rescue-helicopter-crash <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - An Alaska State Troopers helicopter crashed during a rescue mission, killing all three people on board, officials said on Sunday.</p> <p>Emergency workers reached the wreckage early on Sunday and found the bodies of the pilot, a state trooper and a snowmobiler who had been rescued after becoming stranded near the small town of Talkeetna.</p> <p>The helicopter had failed to arrive at a rendezvous site to meet medics late on Saturday, Alaska State Troopers said in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130401/three-killed-alaska-rescue-helicopter-crash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alaska Anchorage metropolitan area Geography of Alaska Thomson Reuters Mon, 01 Apr 2013 07:45:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5798446 at http://www.globalpost.com Three feared dead in chopper crash near Alaska peak http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130401/three-feared-dead-chopper-crash-near-alaska-peak <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Three people were feared dead after a helicopter crashed while rescuing a stranded snowmobiler near the highest peak in North America, officials said Monday.</p> <p>The rescue helicopter scrambled late Saturday to search for the snowmobiler on Larson Lake, near Talkeetna in Alaska, a center for climbers trying to scale nearby Mount McKinley.</p> <p>The chopper, with a pilot and a state trooper on board, picked up the stranded person and was flying him to a medical center in Talkeetna when it disappeared from radar. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130401/three-feared-dead-chopper-crash-near-alaska-peak" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anchorage metropolitan area Geography of Alaska Geography of the United States AFP Mon, 01 Apr 2013 23:00:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5798872 at http://www.globalpost.com Alaska rescue helicopter crash kills all three onboard http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130402/alaska-rescue-helicopter-crash-kills-all-three-onboard <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Yereth Rosen</p> <p>ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - An Alaska State Troopers helicopter crashed during a rescue mission, killing all three people onboard, including the stranded snowmobiler who had summoned the troopers' help, officials said on Monday.</p> <p>Emergency workers reached the wreckage early on Sunday and recovered the bodies of veteran rescue pilot Mel Nading, 55, of Anchorage; Trooper Tage Toll, 40, of Talkeetna; and snowmobiler Carl Ober, 56, also of Talkeetna, state officials said at an Anchorage news conference.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130402/alaska-rescue-helicopter-crash-kills-all-three-onboard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alaska Alaska Anchorage metropolitan area Geography of Alaska Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 02 Apr 2013 04:15:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5798962 at http://www.globalpost.com Sun bathers, reptiles emerge in Alaska heat as wildfires spread http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130620/sun-bathers-reptiles-emerge-alaska-heat-wildfires-spread <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Yereth Rosen</p> <p>ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - With a heat wave gripping Alaska, strange things have been happening under the midnight sun.</p> <p>Anchorage residents, who a month ago shivered through an unseasonably cold spring and a surprise May snowstorm, have donned swimsuits and depleted stores of fans to ward off record heat in the state's largest city.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130620/sun-bathers-reptiles-emerge-alaska-heat-wildfires-spread" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alaska Anchorage metropolitan area Western United States Thomson Reuters Thu, 20 Jun 2013 16:34:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5862595 at http://www.globalpost.com Sun bathers, reptiles emerge in Alaska heat as wildfires spread http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130620/sun-bathers-reptiles-emerge-alaska-heat-wildfires-spread-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Yereth Rosen</p> <p>ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - With a heat wave gripping Alaska, strange things have been happening under the midnight sun.</p> <p>Anchorage residents, who a month ago shivered through an unseasonably cold spring and a surprise May snowstorm, have donned swimsuits and depleted stores of fans to ward off record heat in the state's largest city.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130620/sun-bathers-reptiles-emerge-alaska-heat-wildfires-spread-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alaska Anchorage metropolitan area Western United States Thomson Reuters Thu, 20 Jun 2013 16:34:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5862596 at http://www.globalpost.com Ten killed in Alaska plane crash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130708/ten-killed-alaska-plane-crash <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ten people were killed when an air taxi airplane crashed Sunday at the airport in the US city of Soldotna, in the state of Alaska, city police told AFP.</p> <p>The National Transportation Safety Board said late Sunday on its Twitter feed that it has sent a team to investigate the crash.</p> <p>Alaska local media said the plane was a De Havilland DHC-3 Otter aircraft operated by Rediske Air.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130708/ten-killed-alaska-plane-crash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anchorage metropolitan area Anchorage, Alaska De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter AFP Mon, 08 Jul 2013 07:01:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5878052 at http://www.globalpost.com 10-year-old boy wins Alaska's contest for giant cabbages http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130831/ten-year-old-boy-wins-alaskas-contest-giant-cabbages PALMER, Alaska — A 10-year-old boy has won Alaska's annual giant cabbage contest, submitting a 92.3-pound specimen named "Bob" to officials at the state fair.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130831/ten-year-old-boy-wins-alaskas-contest-giant-cabbages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alaska Alaska State Fair Anchorage metropolitan area Food and drink Geography of Alaska Palmer, Alaska Green Food & Drink United States Thomson Reuters Sun, 01 Sep 2013 03:46:00 +0000 Yereth Rosen 5922287 at http://www.globalpost.com Alaska cat 'mayor' on mend after dog attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130907/alaska-cat-mayor-mend-after-dog-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Yereth Rosen</p> <p>ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - The honorary feline "mayor" of a small Alaska town is recovering after a vicious assault from a bitter rival - a local dog.</p> <p>Stubbs, a 16-year-old ginger cat, was mauled by the dog over the Labor Day holiday weekend and has been hospitalized at a veterinary clinic.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130907/alaska-cat-mayor-mend-after-dog-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anchorage metropolitan area Geography of Alaska Geography of the United States Human Interest Thomson Reuters Sat, 07 Sep 2013 06:34:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5926958 at http://www.globalpost.com Police: Alaska cab driver pepper-sprayed passenger, fired gun during dispute over $11 fare http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130910/police-alaska-cab-driver-pepper-sprayed-passenger-fired-gun- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An Alaska cab driver has been charged with pepper-spraying a passenger and firing at least one shot into the ground during a dispute over an $11 fare.</p> <p>Anchorage police say 63-year-old Hee Joong Chai was charged Saturday with felony assault and weapons misconduct.</p> <p>Police spokeswoman Dani Myren tells the Anchorage Daily News (<a href="http://bit.ly/17USR4e" title="http://bit.ly/17USR4e">http://bit.ly/17USR4e</a>) that 50-year-old passenger Eric Stoneback rode with the driver but was carrying only $5 for an $11 fare.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. 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People stood in a line that stretched for two blocks just to get an ice cream cone, and drive-thru traffic backed up just as long.</p> <p>Residents weren't just excited about the treats. They were elated that the Dairy Queen was in the city at all.</p> <p>For years, Alaska might as well have been on another planet, so far off the radar of the big national restaurant chains that those in the Lower 48 became used to — and maybe even grown tired of.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131122/national-restaurant-chains-find-place-expand-americas-northe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anchorage metropolitan area Geography of Alaska Geography of the United States Technology The Canadian Press Fri, 22 Nov 2013 08:16:55 +0000 The Canadian Press 5996925 at http://www.globalpost.com Alaska town's eBay sale of Palin's mayoral vehicle causes stir http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131210/alaska-towns-ebay-sale-palins-mayoral-vehicle-causes-stir <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An Alaska community's sale on eBay of a vehicle used by former Mayor Sarah Palin has caused a stir in small-town politics.</p> <p>The city of Wasilla, just north of Anchorage, auctioned off the 1999 Expedition used by Palin during her second term as mayor on the website. A Fairbanks woman bought it for $10,300, about $8,000 over its value.</p> <p>The city will use the money to replenish its vehicle replacement fund. But Deputy Mayor Colleen Sullivan-Leonard proposed using the funds to restock the local food pantry.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131210/alaska-towns-ebay-sale-palins-mayoral-vehicle-causes-stir" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alaska Anchorage metropolitan area Politics of the United States Technology The Canadian Press Tue, 10 Dec 2013 22:04:34 +0000 The Canadian Press 6016291 at http://www.globalpost.com Parking, meeting fees to increase at state airports in Anchorage and Fairbanks starting Jan. 1 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131211/parking-meeting-fees-increase-at-state-airports-anchorage-an <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Parking a car at the largest state airports in Anchorage and Fairbanks will cost more next year.</p> <p>Parking and other fees are increasing Jan. 1 to bring in more revenue, the Anchorage Daily News reported (<a href="http://bit.ly/1bDGQX1" title="http://bit.ly/1bDGQX1">http://bit.ly/1bDGQX1</a> ).</p> <p>"The cost of operating the airport continues to go up, as fuel prices and de-icing chemicals and labour prices go up," said John Parrott, general manager at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131211/parking-meeting-fees-increase-at-state-airports-anchorage-an" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anchorage metropolitan area Anchorage, Alaska Business Geography of the United States The Canadian Press Wed, 11 Dec 2013 23:50:26 +0000 The Canadian Press 6017688 at http://www.globalpost.com