Fur Rendezvous

For 75 years, the Fur Rendezvous in Anchorage has been a point of contact for people across the state to trade pelts, stories and good times. On this special anniversary, taking place from Feb. 26 to March 7, these traditions continue. In the following special coverage by Alaska Newspapers Inc., Rondy's connections to rural Alaskans are highlighted.

Traditional creativity

Posted on February 17th, 2010

Alaska Native artists come from around the state to participate in the Native Arts Market, one of the "cornerstone" events of the Anchorage Fur Rendezvous. They bring with them baleen, ivory carvings, ivory jewelry, dolls from many regions, grass baskets, baleen baskets, basket earrings, traditional paintings of Native life, visors, hats, beadwork, seal skin ornaments, masks, soapstone and whalebone carvings.

A game for the ages

Posted on February 17th, 2010

The game of basketball has always been a part of Alvin Edenshaw's life, and he's still a gym rat at age 60.

Road to Rondy is bumpier for some mushers

Posted on February 17th, 2010

Courtney Moore, 25, has mushing in her blood.

Rondy activities offer variety, tradition, craziness

Posted on February 17th, 2010

The 2010 Fur Rendezvous kicks off with a slew of events from ice bowling to oyster shucking contests to the ever-popular sled dog races.

New Stuyahok musher realizes Rondy dream

Posted on February 17th, 2010

John Hanson Jr., a Yup'ik musher of New Stuyahok, will race his first Open World Championship this month at the Anchorage Fur Rendezvous.

 

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