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July 25 2008 Alaska Newsletter

Dear Readers,

July has been a rainy and cool month here. As a neighbor commented last week, during another cool and overcast day (highs in the low 50s F), "I think summer is over."

I hope we have some sunny warm days to come, but we are definitely moving towards fall. The fireweed is blooming (it's usually one of the last) and we are accumulating "night" at a noticeable rate. Soon berries will be ripe for picking and a first frost will follow shortly after. How quickly the summer days go by!

Thanks for continuing to read. Here's the latest article from the Alaska site at

The World Eskimo-Indian Olympics
As athletes around the world gear up for competition in the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing, another kind of competition takes place in Fairbanks, Alaska: the 47th annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympics.

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Kimi Ross, Alaska Editor

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