Girdwood Forest Fair Safety Tips
5 tips from the Girdwood Fire Department to help keep you safe when you visit Forest Fair this weekend.
Drive the speed limit, obey the parking signs. Park the car and take advantage of the free local Girdwood shuttle bus.
Tune into 88.9 FM KEUL, Glacier City Radio from Bird to Hope to listen to Forest Fair live and get updates on traffic.
Be bear aware, Girdwood has many resident black and brown bears. If you are camping or renting a cabin in Girdwood, keep all food indoors or in bear proof containers. These are available to rent from the Glacier Ranger District in Girdwood and other outdoor rental locations in Anchorage. Do not keep food in tents. Do not run from bears. Know how to use bear spray.
Keep hydrated. If you need us, please call 911 and give a good description of where you are, and give firefighters room to work.
Report any fires or fireworks. As Always fireworks are illegal. NO open fires this weekend.
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To register and learn more, head to alaskamensrun.com.
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Boreal Books/Red Hen Press, 2012
Steam Laundry is a novel in poems available from Boreal Books, an imprint of Red Hen Press. It tells the story of Sarah Ellen Gibson, who arrived in Fairbanks in the gold rush of 1903. With her two children, she followed her husband to Dawson City, Yukon Territory in 1898. As their relationship faltered and her business opportunities dried up, she fled to Fairbanks with hopes of opening her own hotel. The book weaves persona, with poems in the voices of many characters, lyric poems, and historical photographs and documents to trace her path. Steam Laundry was the 2017-2018 Alaska Reads selection