Be “Firewise” this summer with these safety tips

by Bryan Bearss Smokey Bear turned 70 years old last year and his wise words, “Only you can prevent wildfires” have echoed true in Alaska so far this summer. So far, nearly 600 wildfires have ravaged the state, rapidly consuming nearly six million acres as of July 1. The most publicized fire, the Sockeye Fire, […]

Summer – In Alaska? Really? AKontheGO spells it out

Outside. Out-of-doors. As in, not indoors. That’s been the mantra of many an Alaska family this past month, and with good reason. An unprecendented spell of glorious summerlike weather has descended upon the 49th state, causing a disruption in our normal May activities of shoveling dirty snow, unearthing toys left over from October, and unclogging […]