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01/20/17 12:03 AM
Panel will review complaints against OCS
JUNEAU — North Pole Rep. Tammie Wilson accused the state during September of “legal kidnapping” and called for a grand jury investigation into the Office of Children’s Services.
01/19/17 11:59 PM
In Fairbanks, a protest: Marches against Trump are scheduled Saturday across the US, including in the Interior
FAIRBANKS — Fairbanksans who can’t make the 4,000-mile trip to the nation’s capital for the Women’s March on Washington can still participate in spirit Saturday, thanks to a group of local organizers.
01/19/17 02:21 PM
More restrictions likely coming for Fairbanks to improve air quality
FAIRBANKS—The Fairbanks North Star Borough is under mounting pressure to adopt stricter smoke pollution control measures as the federal Environmental Protection Agency takes steps to reclassify the community as a "serious" nonattainment area.
01/19/17 01:31 PM
Cuts, defending oil tax policies among Alaska House minority goals
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Minority House Republicans have laid out their priorities for this session, which include further budget cuts, a spending limit and defending state oil tax policies.
01/19/17 11:55 AM
In Minnesota, rainy-day fund may help cover insurance hikes
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota would use state money to offset the health premium hikes for more than 100,000 residents under a measure legislators were considering Thursday, a novel approach as states across the country grapple with the rising…
01/19/17 11:41 AM
Alaska governor to attend Trump inauguration
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Alaska Gov. Bill Walker plans to attend Friday's inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.
01/19/17 09:53 AM
Alaska strip-club owner to be sentenced in waste dumping
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man is set for sentencing Thursday more than a year after he was found guilty of illegally dumping human waste into a harbor while operating a crabbing boat that had been converted into a…
01/19/17 06:36 AM
Bethel homeless shelter dealing with drunk residents
BETHEL, Alaska (AP) - Operators of a homeless shelter in Bethel say they're struggling to deal with intoxicated residents.
01/19/17 06:37 AM
Travelers see higher fees for southeast Alaska cabins
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service has increased rates for overnight stays in some of its most popular cabins in southeast Alaska.
01/19/17 12:31 AM
In Wyoming, DeVos gun remark more about safety than politics
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — In grizzly country, comments by President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary that schools should have guns on campus to protect against the bears aren't a punch line.
01/19/17 12:30 AM
Even in Alaska, temps as low as -59 are hard to handle; after-school activities canceled Thursday
UPDATED 11:30 a.m.: The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District canceled all school-sponsored after-school activities for the second day in a row on Thursday citing poor visibility and transportation safety concerns.
01/18/17 11:52 PM
In State of the State address, Gov. Walker admonishes Legislature’s budget inaction
JUNEAU — To Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes, Alaska has three million. To Oregon’s 40 airports, Alaska has 242. And to California’s $1.6 billion deficit, Alaska’s is $3.2 billion.
01/18/17 08:33 PM
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Alaska governor urges action to address fiscal crisis
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Bill Walker on Wednesday urged lawmakers to end the bickering and get down to the serious business of resolving the state's budget crisis, challenging them to put forth a plan if they don't like…
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Alaskan Women in Business
Alaska Fur Gallery
In 1965, Hiram and Blanca Hernandez left Mexico to come to Alaska. Already 2nd generation furriers, they wanted to see what the Great Land had to offer. They established a retail store along with his brother and put down roots in the Anchorage community, where they would raise their family. That family would consist of seven children; four boys and three girls.
The three girls – Miriam, Magdalena (“Malena”) and Patricia spent their days after school working at the family fur store, becoming 3rd generation furriers, all the way through their high school days at East Anchorage High. They all swore that they would never be in the family business, instead choosing after high school to take separate paths. Miriam married and moved to Michigan, Malena went to college and traveled and Patricia worked for an airline and moved to California. After a time of exploring their different career paths they all realized that what they really wanted and needed in their lives was the family business after all.
In 1988 the Alaska Fur Gallery was established in Anchorage and by 1990 all of the siblings were a part of the venture. In 1991 the Alaska Fur Gallery set up their store in Juneau, Alaska and by 1994 had built their own buildings in Juneau. In 1995 they opened another location in Skagway, Alaska and since that time have had locations in Ketchikan, Sitka, and Denali, Alaska; along with locations in Vail and Breckinridge, Colorado; Sun Valley, Idaho; Park City, Utah and Vancouver, Canada.