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List of major newspapers in Alaska featuring news and latest information on local politics, events, business, sports, education, jobs, and more. See following table for 17 Alaska local newspapers, each with official name, city location and Internet website address. All find related online resources that may help you living in or moving to the state of Alaska.

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Alaska Newspapers List

Newspapers Location Image Website
Alaska Star Eagle River, AK http://www.alaskastar.com
Anchorage Daily News Anchorage, AK http://www.adn.com
Anchorage Press Anchorage, AK Anchorage Press http://www.anchoragepress.com
Capital City Weekly Juneau, AK Capital City Weekly http://news.mywebpal.com/index.cfm?pnpid=475
Chilkat Valley News Haines, AK Chilkat Valley News http://www.chilkatvalleynews.com
Daily Mirror Kodiak, AK http://www.ptialaska.net/~kdmnews/
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Fairbanks, AK http://www.news-miner.com
Frontiersman Wasilla, AK http://www.frontiersman.com
Homer Tribune Homer , AK http://www.homertribune.com
Juneau Empire Juneau, AK http://www.juneauempire.com
Kanoe Ketchikan, AK http://www.kanoe.com
Ketchikan Daily News Ketchikan, AK http://www.ketchikandailynews.com
Nome Nugget Nome , AK http://www.nomenugget.com
Peninsula Clarion Kenai Peninsula, AK http://www.peninsulaclarion.com
Petersburg Pilot Petersburg, AK http://www.petersburgpilot.com
Skagway News Skagway, AK http://www.skagwaynews.com
The Bush Blade Cook Inlet, AK http://www.thebushblade.com
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The Alaska is the largest state of the United States, occupying an area of over one million kilometers! It is there that the Denali National Park is , one of the most beautiful and preserved green areas in the state. There is no shortage of things to do in what was the first national park, created in 1917 as Mount McKinley National Park, and renamed with the name it has today only in 1980, when its size was tripled.

Most visitors go to the park to see the main attraction: Mount McKinley, which is much more than a mere mountain, reaching 6,200 meters in height! It is the right destination to practice activities in the middle of nature and observe wild animals.

Alaska

Alaska is perfect for people who are looking for peace and nature. Its nickname "Last Frontier" already indicates that it is seen as the extreme and remote border of the United States. The state beats the other states by a long way in most dimensions. There are only 0.4 people per square kilometer in Alaska. With an area of ​​over 1.7 million square kilometers, it is larger than Spain, France and Germany combined, but has fewer inhabitants than Cologne, Germany.

Approximately 20% of the U.S. area is located here, but only 0.22% of the population. In addition, Alaska is the northernmost and westernmost state of the United States and the world's largest exclave, since Alaska has no land connection to the Mainland of the United States. This state is something very special in almost every respect, and as a holidaymaker you can quickly see that yourself.

As the 49th state, it only became part of the Union on January 3, 1959. Initially, however, Alaska had been administered in Russian for a long time and only became American property on October 18, 1867 through purchase (purchase price: US $ 7.2 million). To now, Alaska Day is celebrated annually on October 18, especially in the old capital Sitka.

Alaska: facts

  • Area: 1,717,854 sq km
  • Population: 710,231
  • Abbreviation: AK
  • Capital: Juneau
  • Local time: GMT -8
  • Nickname: The Last Frontier

Close to Nature and Conservative

Alaska is a "Red State", so it has been won by the Republicans in the past decades. Overall, the people here are conservative and, as robust natures, completely adapted to the wilderness. Most of the inhabitants are of European descent, interestingly very often of German descent. Others descend from the British, English and Norwegian. In addition, there is a relatively strong minority of 15% indigenous peoples such as Inuit, Indians and Aleutians.

The strongest religions are the Catholic Church, the Southern Baptist Convention and the Orthodox Church (as a remnant of the area's former Russian affiliation). By far the largest city in Alaska is Anchorage, followed by Fairbanks, the capital Juneau, College and Sitka. The Alaskan economy receives most of its income from oil production. The Trans-Alaska Pipeline is important in this context. Through the Alaska Permanent Fund, residents receive their share of the state's profits from oil production each year.

The economy also consists of the wood and paper industry, mining (lead, gold, copper and silver) and fish farming and fishing (salmon, cod). The Alaska Highway still plays a central role in terms of traffic and for tourists. This has existed since 1942 and runs from Dawsons Creek (Canada, BC) to Fairbanks in the central hinterland of Alaska. When crossing it, you can visit the most important places along its route in Canada and Alaska and always encounter the impressive landscape and wildlife with bears, reindeer, wolves and moose.

Otherwise, some places in Alaska can only be reached by plane, an alternative to discover the coastal region is to travel by cruise ships along the Pacific coast. Major airports are located in Anchorage and Fairbanks.

Alaska: climate and weather

The climate in Alaska is continental to subpolar. Due to the latitude, the winters are dark and long, but the summers are accordingly bright. The west and south coasts on the Pacific are more temperate but moist.

Cities with flair and huge national parks

The climate in Anchorage in particular is considered to be relatively mild and the city blooms with flowers in summer. If you are interested in the history and art of the region, you should visit the Anchorage Museum of History and Art here. Airplane fans will feel comfortable in the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum. You can ski in the Hilltop Ski or Arctic Valley Ski Area. There are also trips to the Kenai Peninsula, where you can also visit a Russian Orthodox Church. From Anchorage you can also travel by plane to Kodiak Island, where you can also find the famous Kodiak bears.

Mountains, glaciers and tundra landscapes can be discovered in Alaska's national parks. The best known of its kind in Alaska is the Denali National Park (second largest national park in the USA), where you can find grizzly bears, caribou, reindeer, elk and wolves in the wild. Here is the Mount McKinley (6168 m), the highest mountain in North America. Other national parks include Gates of the Arctic National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, Katmai National Park, Kenai Fjords National Park, Kobuk Valley National Park, Lake Clark National Park and Wrangell St. Elias National Park.

Juneau, the capital of Alaska, can only be reached by plane or boat. The city is also the headquarters of the University of Alaska Southeast. From here, some hiking trails lead to the nearby glaciers. Also worth seeing is the Alaska State Museum, where you get an overview of the settlement peoples of the past in the area of ​​today's Alaska. The city's botanical garden and a gondola ride to Mount Roberts with a beautiful panoramic view are also recommended.

In Fairbanks you can visit the Pioneer Park with museums and shopping opportunities, as well as the University of Alaska Museum of the North. Near Fairbanks is the Ester Gold Camp, a former gold mining town and now a ghost town.

Sitka is also often called Sitka-by-the-Sea, which illustrates the idyllic location by the sea. In the Isabel Miller Museum you can learn more about the time of Russian rule and the Tlingit Indians. The local Russian Orthodox Cathedral (Saint Michaelīs Russian Orthodox Cathedral) is also interesting. Other sights include the Russian Bishop's House (in Russian colonial architecture) and totem poles in the Sitka National Historic Park and the Sitka Historical Museum. Every year in February the Sitka Jazz Festival takes place in the city. There are also some remarkable buildings in the city such as the Pioneer Home.

If you want to explore the impressive landscape with a historic train, you should take a tour with the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad. The fjord landscape of the Alaska Panhandle is also impressive, which you can enjoy very well with cruise ships. The northernmost point is Skagway, a former gold mining town that is also worth a visit.

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