Alaska Excursions

Alaska Excursions

A wide range of trips throughout Southcentral Alaska.

Iditarod 41

Photos and stories from the last great race.

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Alaska business

Business in Alaska

The fishing industry is one of Alaska's most important. Here, workers are canning sockeye salmon at a plant in Dillingham.

Alaska's position on the globe makes it a natural crossroads for sea and air cargo transport between North America, Asia and Europe.

Moving to Alaska

Container ships bring vehicles and goods to the Port of Anchorage.

Moving to Alaska can be a big adventure.

Cost of living

Alaska isn't nearly as expensive as it used to be, but prices still seem high to many people.

Top 100 private employers in Alaska

Here are the largest employers in Alaska, according to figures compiled by the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Average earnings

What do Alaskans earn in various industries?

Employment growth

Alaska's employment shows a steady increase over the past decade.

Native corporations

The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act formed regional corporations in 1971 to handle money and land transferred to Natives by the federal government. Can you name all the corporations? Twelve corporations are based in Alaska. In addition, one corporation protects the interests of Natives living outside Alaska.

Nonresident workers

Nonresidents looking for work in Alaska have their best luck in the "food and kindred products" industry -- mostly seafood processing. Almost 7 out of every 10 workers are nonresidents.

Travel deals

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Photo Galleries

Bird Treatment and Learning Center hold open house

Petra is a bald eagle that has been with Bird TLC since 1995. Bird Treatment and Learning Center invited the public to visit and learn about bald and golden eagles at its Save the Eagles event on Saturday, January 12, 2013.

Bird Treatment and Learning Center invited the public to visit and learn about bald and golden eagles at its Save the Eagles event on Saturday, January 12, 2013.

Aerials from Birchwood to the Alaska Range

Sunlight sparkles off the braided channels of the Susitna River near the mouth where it empties into Cook Inlet on Sunday, September 9, 2012.

The Susitna Valley and Alaska Range from the air.

A Day along Turnagain Arm

Tracey Knutson steps onto the shore with a salmon near the Twentymile River bridge on Monday, August 13, 2012 along the Seward Highway. Knutson, her son Bergen Knutson, Mike Benoit and dogs Karma and Drake were on a trip up the Twentymile River.

Turnagain Arm mud, trains, kiters and more.

Birds of Summer 2012

A pair of swans float on the still waters of Kashwitna Lake as the sun sets along near the Parks Highway north of Willow on Tuesday, August 14, 2012.

Avion families in the Anchorage area.

Denali Zipline Tour

Alan Campbell zips through the forest. Denali Zipline Tours has 9 ziplines several swinging bridges and a rappel in the forest canopy outside of Talkeetna, AK on Friday, July 27, 2012.

Zipline through the forest canopy outside of Talkeetna, AK.

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Birds of Spring 2012

Resident and migratory birds are busy feeding, courting and preparing for nesting as spring arrives at thawing Westchester Lagoon, the Cook Inlet shoreline and other ponds and lakes around Anchorage.

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Baby musk ox

Musk ox mothers stick close to their calves at the Musk Ox Farm in Palmer on Thursday, May 3, 2012. Twelve musk oxen have been born so far this season at the Musk Ox Farm. Staff at the farm are busy combing the animals to gather quviut which will be made into hats and scarves by Oomingmak, a cooperative of craftspeople. The Musk Ox Farm officially opens for the season on Mother's Day, May 13. Mothers are admitted free to the annual open house.

Twelve musk oxen have been born so far this season at the Musk Ox Farm. Staff at the farm are busy combing the animals to gather quviut which will be made into hats and scarves by Oomingmak, a cooperative of craftspeople. The Musk Ox Farm officially opens for the season on Mother's Day, May 13. Mothers are admitted free to the annual open house.

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Fall Colors

The leaves turn yellow as the fall colors grace Kincaid Park on Saturday, September 24, 2011.

Fall colors in Southcentral Alaska.

Ice climbing along the Turnagain Arm

Scotty Vincik climbs on the PFM ice climb while his partner Matt Suddock belays him along the Seward Highway across from Turnagain Arm on Saturday January 12, 2008.

Recreation is key to surviving Alaska's long, dark winters. Truly ambitious outdoor enthusiasts have pounced on a vault of creative opportunities, including making use of the frozen waterfalls for ice climbing along the Seward Highway.

Sledding

People braved the icy conditions at Russian Jack Springs Park to go sledding on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 14, 2010.

People braved the icy conditions at Russian Jack Springs Park to go sledding on a brisk Sunday afternoon.

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