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NaBloPoMo: Who did you play with as a child?

May 1, 2012

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I am particpating in the NaBloPoMo challenge for May. It should be a fun one. It is titled: Play. Today’s topic is who did you play with as a child? I grew up, well at least until the second grade, in Huntington, West Virginia. My mom was a college student at Marshall University and my […]

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Scary Movie Bracket: The Shinning vs. The Thing

March 25, 2012

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Here at the Fort we love sports, March Madness and scary movies. Play along with us and find out what is the scariest movie of all time, voted on by you, my rabid readers! See who’s winning and the “official rules” Scary Movie Bracket Round 2: The Shining vs. The Thing vs.         […]

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Following in the footsteps of Greatness. Conway Seavey wins the Jr. Iditarod

February 26, 2012

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When the sport of dog sledding is mentioned, one name often comes up in the conversation and that is Seavey. The Seavey family has been involved with the sport and the Iditarod for more than four decades. Two are Iditarod champions, Dan and Mitch, one is very close, Dallas and the youngest is a sure-fire […]

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2012 Junior Iditarod Musher Start Order

February 24, 2012

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2012 JR. IDITAROD MUSHER START ORDER Jr. Iditarod will be taking place this Saturday, February 25th at 10 AM AK Time leaving from Knik Lake, Mile 13, Knik Goose Bay Road, Wasilla and ending on Sunday, February 26th at Willow Lake, Willow Community Center, Willow 2012 Jr. Iditarod Musher Listing – Bib number order Bib # Last […]

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Enter Sandman: Malt Shop Oldies

February 19, 2012

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Last night’s music experience here at the Fort was channel 802: Malt Shop Favorites. This was the music I most remember growing up and taking road trip vacations in the Family Truckster. I have such fond memories of those summers with my step-dad, Mike singing North to Alaska by Johnny Horton. This song even played […]

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Too Cold for Al’s in Alaska

January 31, 2012

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Its been a cold winter in Alaska. I may still be a cheechako because to me -30 out in the dog yard is might cold on the ole’ fingers. In Anchorage they are saying that it has been the coldest January on record. So cold that they are not letting the kids out to play […]

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I’m a 1%er!

January 22, 2012

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I’m a 1%er! No, not an outlaw biker gang member that uses the moniker to distinguish themselves as the bad of the bad. Actually I am a 1%er in the eyes of the State of Alaska. In 2010, Alaska’s population grew by 1.7%. Of Alaska’s 29 boroughs and census areas, 24 grew between the 2010 […]

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Y (not Why), Alaska

January 21, 2012

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I have said a few times in my blog, that they do things different in Alaska. Not only is just about everything bigger (and better) up here in the Great White North but there are also some things that are quite peculiar too. Take the town, village, hamlet or what ever you want to call […]

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Rock this place to the ground…

July 28, 2011

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Earthquakes are common in Alaska. In fact they happen every day. Check it out: Daily = 50-100 Weekly = 400-700 Monthly = 1500-3000 Yearly = ~24000 I have lived here almost a year now. August 4th marks the anniversary. I can honestly say that I have never felt an earthquake until this morning at exactly […]

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