Top Fiver Thrillers Based In Alaska

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#5 – Frozen Ground (2013)

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Frozen Ground is a mystery thriller based on the real-life Alaskan serial killer Robert Hansen. As an Alaska state trooper pairs up with a woman who escaped Hansen’s fatal grasp in order to bring the murders to a final halt, Hansen continues to pursue new victims. With a double life, Hansen evades suspicion as he works in his restaurant under the guise of being an upstanding member of the Anchorage, Alaskan community.

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Top Five Coolest Military Installations in Alaska

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Throughout its history, Alaska has been an enormously important strategic location for the U.S. military. In fact, in World War II, the government built early warning radar systems whose purpose it was to monitor the Soviet Union. If the USSR launched an attack, Alaska was the first line of defense in its path. Many of these systems are now abandoned. However, with upgrades, some remain. Those that weren’t upgraded were either demolished or replaced with something even more interesting. Here are the top five coolest military installations in Alaska.

1) Naval Special Warfare Cold Weather Detachment
Kodiak, Alaska

An aerial view of the runway system at the Coast Guard air station.

Credit: SPC Jeff Parks

Southwest of Anchorage, and four miles away from Kodiak town proper, the Naval Special Warfare Cold Weather Detachment (NSWCWD) specializes in training Navy SEALs in cold weather survival and advanced forest and coastal tactics. According to Erika Manzano, mass communication specialist for the Navy, candidates sent here spend 48 hours in the mountains, with only fire and a knife to aid them, and navigate through the rough terrain and frigid conditions. After that, they swim 500 yards in 34-degree ocean water only to rewarm themselves once on shore. Designed for the most elite military personnel, the NSWCWD is a one-of-a-kind facility.

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Alaska Marijuana Laws

Alaska is one of the most progressive states in the nation when it comes to marijuana and cannabis policy, both for consumers and business owners. Alaska passed Ballot Measure 2 in February 2015 to become the 3 rd state in the United States to legalize …

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Everything You Need to Know Before Driving to Alaska – 2017

A road trip to Alaska has been our bucket list for a while so we loaded up our DIY Campervan and set off to “The Last Frontier” state. We made the 3,700+ mile drive to Alaska from Wisconsin in the summer of 2017. Here’s what we learned by driving the …

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Alaska Science Forum

FRANKLIN BLUFFS — I said goodbye to my final hiking partner today outside a van on the side of a gravel highway. For the remaining 40 miles in my summer hike along the path of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, it will be just Cora and me. When I walked away …

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NOAA Statement on Ketchikan humpback whale

NOAA’s mission is to understand and predict changes in the Earth’s environment, from the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun, and to conserve and manage our coastal and marine resources. Join us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Flickr and …

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Geologic map of Alaska

This map and associated digital databases are the result of compilation and interpretation of published and unpublished 1:250,000-scale and limited 1:500,000- to 1:63,360-scale maps. Covering the entire state of Alaska, it reflects more than a century of …

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How Will Alaska’s Weed Law Affect Arrest Rates?

Alaska has become the third state in the country to legalize recreational pot, but there are still loads of people in Alaskan prisons serving time for weed offenses. In fact, Alaska ranks 13th in the nation for marijuana possession arrest rates.

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