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Precipitation Helped Drive Distribution Of Alaska Dinosaurs


By Rod Boyce, Special to the Van Nuys News Press Precipitation more than temperature influenced the distribution of herbivorous dinosaurs in what is now Alaska, according to new research published this month. The finding, published April 2 in the journal Geosciences, discusses the distribution of hadrosaurids and ceratopsids — the megaherbivores of the Late Cretaceous […]

May 5th, 2022 | Posted in Entertainment,Featured/Main article,News You Can Use,Van Nuys News | Read More »

Former President Donald Trump Endorses Sarah Palin For Congress

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By George Christopher Thomas, Political Reporter FAIRBANKS, ALASKA — In what has become the hottest and most watched political contest of the year, former President Donald Trump has now endorsed Sarah Palin for Congress.  This comes on the heels of 51 candidates filing for the seat and running for the U.S. House of Representatives.  This […]

April 5th, 2022 | Posted in Featured/Main article,Van Nuys News | Read More »

When It Doesn’t Rain Enough In The Rainforest


KETCHIKAN, ALASKA – In 2018, Ketchikan, Alaska, received 100 inches of rain. It was deep in a drought. Compare that to Las Vegas, with its measly four inches of annual rainfall, or California’s Central Valley, with 20 inches. It’s hard to imagine that 100 inches of rain could cause concern. Yet, from 2016-2019, Southeast Alaska […]

March 9th, 2022 | Posted in Featured/Main article,Late Breaking News,News You Can Use | Read More »

University of Alaska (UA) Press Releases Three New Titles

Graphic courtesy of Nate Bauer
“Sin Eaters” by Caleb Tankersley, “Old Woman with Berries in Her Lap” by Vivian Faith Prescott, and “Water the Rocks Make” by David McElroy are three new books from UA Press.

FAIRBANKS, ALASKA – “Sin Eaters” by Caleb Tankersley, “Old Woman with Berries in Her Lap” by Vivian Faith Prescott, and “Water the Rocks Make” by David McElroy are three new books from UA Press. The University of Alaska Press has published three new books, the first since joining the University Press of Colorado publishing consortium […]

March 9th, 2022 | Posted in Featured/Main article,News You Can Use,Van Nuys News | Read More »

Alyeska Resort Is The “Property Of The Week”


GIRDWOOD, ALASKA — Alyeska Resort is Alaska’s premier year-round destination featuring The Hotel Alyeska, an award-winning 304 room full-service property. Located just 40 miles from Anchorage and Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Alyeska Resort is your base camp for summer and winter excursions. The resort is within close proximity of three national parks and the Kenai […]

January 8th, 2022 | Posted in Featured/Main article,Hotels,Resorts, and Spas | Read More »

Increased Risk Of Human-Bear Conflicts Causes Park Officials To Close Eagle River’s Albert Loop Trail in Alaska


ANCHORAGE, AK — Bears returning to feed on salmon near the Eagle River Nature Center have prompted Alaska State Parks managers to close the Albert Loop Trail and nearby areas, effective from Thursday, Aug. 12 at 9 p.m to the winter freeze-up. The popular trail features several bridges across Eagle River and associated side channels, […]

August 20th, 2021 | Posted in Family and food,Featured/Main article,Late Breaking News,Travel | Read More »

The Lodge At Black Rapids Is The “Photo Of The Week”


DELTA JUNCTION, AK — Open year-round! A unique Alaskan property located 38 miles south of Delta Junction that combines accessibility with unspoiled wilderness in the heart of the Alaska Range. The Lodge at Black Rapids promises outdoor enthusiasts everything they hope to experience—glaciers, mountains, and wildlife in a fresh, clean environment. Experience Alaska on the road […]

June 22nd, 2021 | Posted in Picture of the Week | Read More »

The Lodge At Black Rapids In Alaska Is The “Property Of The Week”


DELTA JUNCTION, AK — The Lodge at Black Rapids is located in the heart of interior Alaska and is accessible by highway or by air.  This luxury lodge and property are known throughout the state as a year-round “Alaska Adventure Destination” and home of the historic Rapids Roadhouse. It is a beautiful facility that sits […]

June 22nd, 2021 | Posted in Featured/Main article,Travel,Van Nuys News | Read More »

Denali National Park & Preserve Is The “Destination Of The Week”


DENALI, ALASKA — Located at approximately Milepost 236 of the George Park Highway, Denali National Park and Preserve lies deep within the Alaskan Bush between Anchorage and Fairbanks. Home to Mount Denali, the tallest peak in North America, and abundant wildlife — grizzly bears, moose, Dall sheep and caribou, the park encompasses tundra, taiga and […]

June 14th, 2021 | Posted in Featured/Main article,Travel | Read More »

Top 10 Iconic Things To See & Do In Alaska


These icons represent Alaska’s natural beauty, deep—rooted history, thriving Native culture and other not—to—miss attractions. They all exist in Alaska, and all can be experienced in one trip. From the Inside Passage to Fairbanks to the tip of the Kenai Peninsula, here are 10 of Alaska’s most impressive icons. Totem Poles — The Inside Passage […]

June 6th, 2021 | Posted in Featured/Main article,Travel,Van Nuys News | Read More »


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