Why do we have an article about bears, which is a double redirect? Why do we need articles about whales, fish, foxes, and eagles? -phma 22:36, 31 Jan 2004 (EST)
Why shouldnt there be articles about wildlife which are key reasons for visiting alaska?
Much of the section on getting in and getting around was copied from the Transportation section I wrote for the Wikipedia WikiPedia:Alaska article. I copied it directly from the history page that shows what I edited. Based on reading other discussion pages on WikiTravel, this appears to be legal and complies with both the GFDL and the CC Attribution-ShareAlike license. I also added some original information.
Much of the material is from that which I posted on Wikipedia's Alaska page. When copying it, I removed the Wiki links as most were not applicable here. As time allows, I'll study the article database of related articles to see what types of Wiki links you guys here on WikiTravel like, and then I'll go back through and Wikify the appropriate ones...unless someone beats me to it.
Cluth 20:14, 28 Apr 2005 (EDT)
Edit Wars...Sort Of
I've noticed some adding and deleting in the External Links section with some comments about some being commercially oriented. (I'm not speaking of the recent spaming by 220.127.116.11.) There are a couple that I believe do fit with Wikitravel's external links policy. Might I clarify three links that I'd like to add or add back in, pending no objections:
- http://www.travelalaska.com: This is the Alaska Travel Industry Association's Web page. The Alaska Travel Industry Association was created by the State of Alaska to promote the tourist industry. It also serves as the travel industry's lobby. While the site ends in .com, it's not a commercial organization--as I said, it was created by the state government.
- http://www.anchorage.net: This is the Anchorage Convention & Visitors Bureau's site. It's a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting travel and tourism to Anchorage. They also create the most annoying TV/radio ads possible (picture animated moose singing "Wild! Wild about Anchorage! Wild about Anchoraaaaaaaage!" over and over while dancing New York, New York...), but that's beside the point.
- http://www.alaska.org: This is a nonprofit organization that prints good free guidebooks and produces a TV channel featured in many hotels. The site features tips on things to see and restaurant reviews done by local residents (primarily bellhops/concierges and other local down-in-the-gutter tourist industry folks), lending a very honest and knowledgeable feel.
- http://www.adn.com: The Anchorage Daily News is the primary newspaper for the state. They also operate http://www.alaska.com. While it is a commercial site, it's operated by a journalistic organization and might be useful.
Cluth 04:31, 31 Aug 2005 (EDT)
I am a big anti-fan of articles with names such as "North (Somewhere)". With rare exception, no one actually called these places "North"; they call them "North Somewhere" or "Northern Somewhere". And the region names for Alaska are inconsistent, which is another pet peeve. Along those lines, I'd like to rename a few of the region articles for Alaska as follows:
Objections? - Todd VerBeek 22:58, 25 July 2006 (EDT)
I've tried to work these into a regions map (see right), but have come up short with a "leftover region." So, frigid climate experts, where should the borders actually lie? And are there other cities/towns/public lands/labels that I should include?
I like the regions as listed above, but would like to mention that the light green on the map, which is representing Southeastern Alaska, also includes a huge section of Southcentral Alaska. The description of Southeastern Alaska as the panhandle is correct, but the map doesn't agree. I think, Peter, if you change it close to the point where the corner of Canada comes closest to the ocean and if you follow the borough boundary lines there, it will be accurate. AlaskanAtHeart 10:02, 21 August 2009 (EDT)
The other subject I wanted to bring up here is the discussion on using boroughs for breakdowns of the larger regions. I have two questions/comments regarding their use. If we use boroughs as subregions, is there any reason we cannot further breakdown the boroughs into smaller areas -- such as islands, in the Aleutians East Borough? If we don't use boroughs, I think it would be extremely difficult, if not impossible, to define some areas. I could say the Tanana Valley or Matanuska Valley is a subregion, but being able to define the boundaries of these would be a fairly impossible task. Alaska is a huge mass of land with largely undefined areas. So I would be interested in hearing other suggestions on how to define subregional areas. AlaskanAtHeart 10:04, 21 August 2009 (EDT)
Volcano threat over?
User:AHeneen removed the volcano warning threat box, stating in the edit summary that the threat is over. However, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory,  the threat isn't over--the volcano is still at orange alert, and the AVO is still being staffed 24 hours per day with active observations of the unstable lava dome. If that lava dome collapses, volatile ash emissions are extremely likely.
It may seem like it's over (especially to us locals, who haven't seen anything in the last couple of months and may feel like the AVO is crying wolf), but the threat is very much still alive
Should we post the warning box back up? Cluth 23:54, 6 June 2009 (EDT)
The section entiltled "By car" says
"If an immigration issue prevents you from entering Canada, you may not enter Alaska by car from the contiguous US."
This is not necessarily true, as one can take one's car on the Alaska Marine Highway from Bellingham, Washiington and not touch Canadan soil. Their website says:
"After June 1, 2009 all U.S. citizens travelling through Canada will be required to show their passport. Driver's licenses or birth certificates alone may no longer be accepted as proof of citizenship. Traveling onboard an AMHS vessel between Bellingham, Washington and Ketchikan, Alaska these rules and restrictions do not apply, although the vessel travels through Canadian waters." 
So instead of saying "you may not enter Alaska by car", it could say "to travel by car, from the contiguous US, you must use the Alaskan Marine Hightway to enter and leave by ferry via Bellingham, Washington".