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Sean Duffy moved from Valdez to Anchorage a couple years ago and plays baseball and football at West Anchorage High School. Currently starting quarterback for the Eagles, Duffy was recently featured in a story the Alaska School Activities Association website.

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With a little less than 700 students, the Valdez City School District was ranked number one out of the 22 districts reviewed in Alaska by School Digger. Their elementary, middle, and high school all rank number one. Unalaska was ranked number two and Mount Edgecumbe came in 3rd. CLICK HERE to read the list of top 10 Cities in Alaska with the best schools.


On Friday, August 21st at 7:29am Samuel and Jocabed Dudley welcomed Sean Thomas Dudley into this world. He weighed 7lbs 1.7oz and was 18 inches long.

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Anchorage Daily News
State, feds should work with indigenous Alaskans to avert climate-driven food crisis
OPINION: Federal and state leaders should understand that climate change is a critical threat to the food security of the people who live in the Arctic and depend on the bounty of subsistence foraging, hunting and fishing.
Strengthen Arctic cooperation between the US and China
OPINION: China and the U.S. have an obligation and opportunity to work together on a range of cooperative issues to maintain the Arctic’s future as a peaceful, safe and secure region, as that new frontier opens.
Feds investigating if photographer flew too near walruses hauled out at Point Lay
A photographer posted the first images from this year of thousands of walruses at a large haulout near Point Lay, but the images have federal officials worried that photographers will ignore warnings to stay away from the site.
High winds cause flooding in Barrow, prompts Shell to pause oil drilling
Huge, wind-whipped waves were crashing onto the beach at Barrow, forcing the closure of a road, the National Weather Service reported Thursday. 
Norway, Russia find peace in cod
Some Norwegian research institutes are experiencing problems in cross-border research activities with Russia, among them the Norwegian Polar Institute’s polar bear count this year. However, fishing cooperation between the two countries is proceeding this year.
What killed Knut? Riddle of polar bear's death solved
The sudden death four years ago of Knut, the celebrity Berlin Zoo polar bear who ended up on the cover of Vanity Fair, shocked his fans around the world and posed a riddle for veterinarians anxious to keep other animals from suffering the same fate.
Drone exercise tests Coast Guard's Arctic rescue capabilities
In a simulated search-and-rescue last month that saw federal agencies and private companies working together, a drone located a raft some 20 miles offshore in Alaska's Arctic waters, and relayed information to rescue helicopters.
Airborne research above Alaska's Beaufort Sea prompts new aviation warning area
With an influx of Arctic researchers launching weather balloons, drones and sensor-equipped projectiles, the Federal Aviation Administration is designating a new aviation "warning area" above the Beaufort Sea stretching north of Prudhoe Bay.
Arctic official: No 'national imperative' for icebreakers
Efforts to procure another polar icebreaker for the U.S. Coast Guard have foundered because there isn’t a national imperative, a prominent Arctic official told a panel discussing the topic on Tuesday.
Russian, Norwegian offshore Arctic oil projects poised to take big losses
Oil companies Gazprom Neft and Eni will lose big money on their offshore projects in the Barents Sea With the current oil prices, none of the offshore Arctic oil projects will be profitable.
Fairbanks Daily News

Dale Bass

Interview with tourist from Florida

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Caitlin Connell - Compassion Trip to the Philippines

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