Category Archive: News

Mar 06

Iditarod Start!

Crowds at start of Iditarod

Feb 10

Yukon Quest International Dog Sled Race

The dogs are coming!  Saturday, February 4, 2017, marked the beginning of the Yukon Quest.  This year they left Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory, Canada,  for the 1000 mile trip.  As of the time of this post, the racers are headed into Eagle on the far west border of Alaska. Three of the former champions …

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Nov 13

Supermoon and Aurora Yes!

In addition to the supermoon to rise on Monday afternoon around 4 pm, be sure to scan the skies for great aurora viewing.  Yes, you can see the aurora from our property!  Apparently, the best time to capture a photograph of the moon is right after it rises, as perspective with the landscape allows a …

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Oct 05

Alaska Federation of Natives

Coming soon!  The 50th anniversary of this huge event is happening right here in Fairbanks on October, 20, 21, and 22, 2016.  Boasting the largest gather of native people in the United States, with over 5,000 participants expected, you’ll be sure to enjoy authentic artwork as well as nightly entertainment in dance and music.  

Jul 13

World Eskimo Indian Olympics

Let the games begin!  The World Eskimo Indian Olympics are coming up on July 20th at the Carlson Center.  Four days packed with feats of strength and agility:  watch the high kick, ear pull, blanket tosses, and more.  In addition, you can enjoy dances and shop for authentic Native arts and crafts.  Daily, all day.  Visit …

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Jun 12

Afternoon Deluge

No worries about any forest fires soon; Fairbanks experienced a quick douse of rain water and hail this afternoon. Seems like our June is quickly turning into typical August weather. After the record breaking heat of May, we are glad to see the threat of forest fires quelched.  Not exactly canoe weather, but we won’t …

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Apr 11

Sure Sign of Spring

Geese at the Wildlife Refuse

Stopped by Creamer’s Field, (which just happens to be where I used to wander through the grain fields when I was growing up) to catch a glimpse of the variety of migratory fowl that are returning to feast on grain that has been provided up in the fields of what is now called Creamer’s  Wildlife Refuge. …

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Mar 10

Sonot Khaazoot

Snot skiers on Chena River

As a last-before-the snow- is-gone ski race, be sure to note that March 26 marks the 29th annual Sonot Khaazoot. The longest option, the 50 k starts at the Chena River Centennial Bridge.   The name, Sonot Khaazoot is true to a loose translation of the Koyukon Athabaskan , “sliding around in the springtime” is an apt description.

Mar 08

International Ice Carving Competition at the Ice Park

Ice carving in single block

The Ice Park displays are fabulous and you still have time to view them!  As long as the weather holds (read:  if it doesn’t get too warm), the park will remain open until March 31th.   Daily hours are 10 am to 10 pm. Be sure to dress warm and visit both day and night, …

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Feb 06

Yukon Quest

sled dog

And they’re off! Join the fun and follow along (you can view in real time at www.yukonquest.com) Saturday for the start of the race from Fairbanks to Whitehorse. Named for the Yukon river that was the path for gold prospectors, and other travelers north for adventure, this race covers vast stretches of wilderness, and is tracked by …

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