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The summertime carriers have gone from Alaska, but that doesn't mean there aren't some great wintertime airfare bargains to be had for savvy travelers. And it's never too early to start planning for next summer's adventures, especially while fares are low.Scott McMurren
In the Tustumena ferry's absence, everything from getting cars in and out of town to keeping medical appointments has been difficult and expensive on Kodiak and at some Kenai Peninsula ports.Pat Forgey
A Yakutia Airlines 737 remains grounded at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in a fight over $2.6 million in unpaid bills. The repo effort took shape in secret out of fears that the airline would cancel the last flight of the season to Alaska from the Russian Far East.Dermot Cole
After lengthy repair-related delays, the Alaska Marine Highway System is booking passengers on the ferry Tustumena's scheduled runs between Kenai Peninsula and several Kodiak Island communities for service beginning Oct. 20.Pat Forgey
Stan Stephens, a significant figure in Alaska conservation and tourism, and a long-time tour operator in Prince William Sound, died on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. Celebrations of his life are being planned across the state to take place in October.Sean Doogan

Temperatures are dropping across northern Alaska as the hills come alive with intense bursts of fall color. It's enough to make even a grizzled sourdough go out of his way to gawk.

Loren Holmes,Sean Doogan
As seasonal airlines serving Alaska board up for the season and ease competitive pressure in the travel sector, a few noteworthy airfares offer discounts on in-Alaska travel and to Northwest destinations. Scott McMurren
Railbelt Alaskans, or those living on the road and railway system, often overlook Southeast – the coastal communities of Ketchikan, Juneau, Sitka, or other remote Inside Passage destinations more often seen out commercial jet windows than experienced first-hand.Scott McMurren


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