Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Nenana Ice Classic 2009
Updated April 27, 2009 (photo says March 27)
The last ice measurement we took was on April 23 the ice was 42.7 inches thick. There will be no more ice measurements this year due to the ice conditions. There is water on top of the ice on the banks of the Tanana River. There are no open holes yet on the Tanana River.
The Nenana River went out late Saturday afternoon, and the water flow is cutting into the Tanana River ice. The Nenana River runs into the Tanana River about 1/2 downstream from where the Tripod is standing on the Tanana River.
The ice on the Tanana River generally breaks up about 2 weeks to 10 days after the Nenana River goes out.
The 5 day forecast for the week of April 27th is daytime temperatures between 60 and 70 degrees and between 38 and 41 degrees in the evenings. If temperatures reach 70 and stay warm we will start seeing more action with ice melt and the ice could go out as early as this coming weekend.
Again there will be no more ice measurement this year, however we will continue to update photos every other day.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
April 23, 1940 in Popular Mechanics
A new taxi service has arrived, not a regular type of taxi, this taxi service caters to fish only. This has been established so the salmon and steelhead can get to the spawning areas up the river. Fishing is a $300,000 industry that is affected by blockades that line the river now. These “tax’s” will catch the fish in a bucket like “elevator” and load them into the “taxis” to take them up the river, the trucks are refrigerated to the temperature of the river as not to kill the fish.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Got my winter tires switched over to summer tennis shoes today at OK Used Tires on Bogard. Good job guys! Only $40 bucks and they told me I will be needing front break pads before next winter. Thanks for the heads up.
Right next door is Pizza Alaska Style which I will be checking out once I get over this big bad allergy/spring cold I'm currently suffering with. Who wants to eat pizza when they can't taste it? The place did smell great when I went in and got a menu.
Pizza Alaska Style is Alaska Style Meat ~ Reindeer Sausage-Caribou & Buffalo.
Valley Trash Pizza is Pepperoni-Sausage-Mushroom-Onion-Black Olive-Sweet Pepper.
I think I will go for the Valley Trash Pizza, please, minus the Sweet Pepper. Replace them with Jalapenos.
Feed a cold, starve a fever.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Do you have room
Bear cub rescued in Valdez is a thriving Texan now.
RESCUED ALASKA BEAR CUB A TEXAN NOW, WITH WEB PAGE (Valdez Star): Lucky, the orphaned black bear cub rescued by Valdez Animal Control last fall, has settled into his new home at the International Exotic Animal Sanctuary in Texas and now has his own web page so his many local fans can track his progress. With photos
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
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Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Sunday, April 05, 2009
Saturday, April 04, 2009
Thursday, April 02, 2009
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
It was a fine time to leave Lake Lucille. Groundwater and sewer is seeping into the downstairs (where my bedroom was) and flooding. I hauled my stuff out and put it in a storage unit and am staying on a friends couch. I hated to jump ship but it was sinking and I wasn't the captain. I'm really going to miss Jefferson.