Category Archives: public service announcement

Coho Ho!

Artwork by Ray Troll

I hope all of you are having a great Holiday Season. Merry Christmas! Best wishes for 2022.


Happy Thanksgiving

Spawn of the Dead

Artwork by Ray Troll

Happy Halloween!


Crossing the Border

The United States will open the land borders with Canada and Mexico to fully vaccinated travelers in November. This will come as welcomed news to many border communities after 19 months of having the borders closed to visitors.


Constitution Day

On this date in 1787, delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia.


Take A Hike

It’s National Trails Day!

Sitka National Cemetery

The only way to Smoke

Artwork by Ray Troll


Wildfire Prevention Week

Alaska may have only two seasons: Winter and Wildfire

A recent fire started off of Chena Hot Springs Road, outside of Fairbanks

This week is Wildfire Prevention Week in Alaska. We have already seen some burn bans in the Interior, although not around Fairbanks yet. Amazing how quickly the ember turns up here, as we still seem to be slogging through breakup.

Graph Credit: Alaska Division of Forestry

As of Monday, Alaska has had 60 fires start up this fire season within the state. Of those, 55 have been human-caused. Only two fires were determined to be caused by lightning, and there have been three fires where a cause has not been determined, as of this writing.

Lightning strikes, but so far only two confirmed wildfires from lightning

Thunderstorms have returned to the Interior, and we did get almost 40 strikes on Saturday. Also last week, the first coal seam fire of the season was detected down by Healy, which is just north of Denali National Park. The coal seam fire was extinguished by water drop. It is the site of several coal seam fires in recent years.

After going through a long winter, nothing gets Alaskans crankier than a smoke filled summer. Mother Nature does not need help in the area of wildfire ignition, so let’s not add to the burned acreage with laziness and thoughtless behavior.


May the 4th be with You

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Family photo courtesy of Land Rover

*Cries of dismay can be heard from current LR model owners…