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  • Pat Shingleton: "Super Brown Frosty..."

    January 23, 2014 6:43 PM

    Playtime for those locations that receive a dumping of snow include sledding, skiing and snowman building. We could experience a few snowmen and women in Louisiana today and in March of 1988, Myron L. Ace entered the Guinness Book of world Records by constructed a 63.5 foot snowman in Anchorage,... more »
  • Groups seek halt to Arctic offshore drilling

    January 3, 2013 12:10 PM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Two national environmental groups are calling for a halt to federal permits for Arctic offshore petroleum drilling after the grounding of a Royal Dutch Shell PLC drill ship off Alaska's coast. Representatives of the Natural Resources Defense Council and The Wilderness Society say Shell has demonstrated it's... more »
  • No oil spill seen at Shell drill ship in Alaska

    January 1, 2013 11:26 AM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An overnight Coast Guard flight over an Alaska drilling rig that ran aground in shallow water on New Year's Eve found no signs of a fuel spill. But officials at a unified command center run by the Coast Guard, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, state responders and others... more »
  • Shell halts Chukchi Sea drilling

    September 10, 2012 3:41 PM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Royal Dutch Shell has halted drilling in the Chukchi Sea one day after it began because of sea ice moving toward the company's drill ship off Alaska. Shell Alaska spokesman Curtis Smith tells The Associated Press that drilling was stopped as a precautionary measure in accordance with... more »
  • Shell Oil scales back Arctic drilling plan

    July 31, 2012 1:57 PM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Shell Oil Co. says it has downsized its plan for off-shore drilling in the Arctic this year. Shell now hopes to complete two wells in 2012 off Alaska's northern coastline. The company had planned on drilling up to five wells. Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said Tuesday a... more »
  • Salazar announces 'targeted leasing' in Arctic

    June 26, 2012 3:07 PM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska- Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says the federal government will announce its five-year offshore lease plan later this week and it will include targeted areas off Alaska's northern coast. Salazar says the Arctic lease sales will be in areas with high petroleum potential, but low conflict with environmental resources.... more »
  • Alaska woman accused of torching boyfriend

    June 12, 2012 12:28 PM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A 25-year-old Anchorage woman accused of pouring gasoline on her sleeping boyfriend and then setting him ablaze is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on murder, arson and other charges. Gina Virgilio is accused of starting the fire that killed Michael Gonzalez on Friday. According to charging documents,... more »
  • Alaska woman, 85, uses shovel to fend off moose

    January 24, 2012 12:41 PM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An 85-year-old Alaska woman used a grain shovel to fend off an agitated moose that was stomping her husband. George Murphy says his wife saved his life. The Anchorage Daily News says the 82-year-old pilot, who flew for three decades for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race,... more »

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