The Republicans open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) for drilling, led by Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski. Image from this oilprice.com story.
Meanwhile, in Fairbanks, Alaska ... the ArcticCam shows snow on the roads. Temps are 24/30, freezing rain is likely.
“I can’t judge. There are two kinds of people in Alaska: those who were born here, and those who come here to escape something. I wasn’t born here.”
~ Rachel Clement, Insomnia
An “I Voted” sticker in the Koyukon-Athabaskan (native Alaskan) language. (I don’t know the original source of this image.)
Here’s what the 10 a.m. sunrise looks like in Anchorage, Alaska on October 27th.
National Geographic ranks Anchorage, Alaska as the 10th-happiest city in the United States. Just down the road, Boulder, Colorado is ranked #1.
A brisk 24 degrees to start the morning in Talkeetna, but I’m kinda getting used to it.
~ a “Talkeetna diary” note from October 23, 2010
Never stayed in a roadhouse before, pretty interesting. You can walk in off the street and buy a shower for $4. Setup is communal, like a hostel.
adn.com has a story about golfing in Alaska, titled, Bears and moose are par for the course in Anchorage golfing.