Dakota Reiman-Kershner belays Christian Mogensen, both climbing wall attendants with the Department of Recreation, Adventure and Wellness, as he climbs the ice tower outside the Student Recreation Center on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2013, at the University of Alaska, in Fairbanks, Alaska. "The ice has formed up to resemble more what a real waterfall would be, it's more vertical this year," Sam Braband, outdoor facilities manager for UAF's Department of Recreation, Adventure and Wellness, said earlier this week. (AP Photo,Sam Harrel/News-Miner)
FAIRBANKS - The University of Alaska Fairbanks' ice climbing tower opened for its second winter this week and the ice-making operation has gone smoother this year than it did last, both in terms of quality of ice and the production process.
ANCHORAGE - With school board approval, a new charter school devoted to using Southcentral Alaska as a laboratory to teach middle-schoolers through outdoor expeditions is one step closer to opening its doors.
JUNEAU — The state has denied a recall effort against state Rep. Lindsey Holmes, with the attorney general’s office finding her decision to switch party affiliations doesn’t amount to a “lack of fitness”...