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We live in a Golden Age of acoustic and electric guitars — here are the latest models I've tested, from Taylor, Gibson, and Epiphone

Two great new guitars from Taylor. Matthew DeBord/Insider I recently tested new electric and acoustic guitars from Gibson, Taylor, and Epiphone.The Gibson story has taken a fascinating turn: after declaring bankruptcy in 2018, the iconic company has revamped its lineup and is now offering guitars at a wider variety of price points.Gibson-owned Epiphone has introduced two new versions of the Texan acoustic, a guitar made famous by Paul McCartney, who wrote "Yesterday" on the instrument in th...
Tags: Asia, Usa, Review, California, Montana, US, Trends, Features, Paul Mccartney, Nashville, Noel Gallagher, Guitars, Taylor, Oasis, Kurt Cobain, Marshall


VIDEO: Folsom Man Accused Of Drunkenly Attacking Gate Agent At Seattle Airport

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Tags: News, Local, Sacramento, Seattle, Alaska Airlines, KIRO, Sitka, Hicks, Seattle Tacoma International, Seattle Airport, Folsom News, Mark Allen Hicks, Jill Simpson Lopotsky, Lopotsky


SITKA Gear VS. Alaskan Oil

SITKA Gear leaves Alaska residents in a Fury SITKA Gear a popular Montana based hunting camo company has publicly taken a position against drilling in ANWR and left Alaskan residents furious. SITKA Gear scolded by Gov. Mike Dunleavy for opposing Alaska’s economic underpinning of resource development in Alaska. Governor Dunleavy posted, “Fake news from the media is one thing, but from a company like @SitkaGear is another. Big mistake to oppose opening #ANWR Your customer base in AK is full of me...
Tags: California, Montana, China, Blog, United States, Alaska, Jp Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Hunting, Arctic Circle, Department Of The Interior, Mike Dunleavy, W L Gore Associates, Facebook Post, Sitka, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge


1996 Alaska Teen Jessica Baggen Rape-Murder Case Solved Through Genealogical DNA

On a brisk early morning in May 1996, 17-year-old Jessica Baggen left a party to walk back to her home in the small town of Sitka, Alaska, after celebrating her birthday with friends.When she missed her curfew, her parents gave her a little more time and then finally called police when she didn’t show up. In 1996, teens didn’t carry cellphones or post their every move on social media, so no one knew exactly where she was or with whom she had left her birthday party at her sister’s house.In the h...
Tags: Facebook, News, Oregon, Maine, Arkansas, Alaska, Arizona, Willie Nelson, Craig, Branch, Jessica, Anchorage, Anchorage Daily News, Sitka, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska State Troopers


How to Visit Alaska this Summer: New Travel Restrictions and Mandatory Testing

There’s a new saying here in Alaska, “Test Before Take-Off.”  That’s the easiest way to visit Alaska this summer with new Alaska travel restrictions in place.  Though cruise ships won’t be heading north to Alaska this season, tourists can still arrive by air or drive Read More The post How to Visit Alaska this Summer: New Travel Restrictions and Mandatory Testing appeared first on .
Tags: Travel, Alaska, Cruise News, Sitka


That Statue Of Teddy Roosevelt That’s Coming Down In New York? This Russian Collector Will Buy It

Andrei Filatov, a rail transport and investment magnate (who is also chairman of the Chess Federation of Russia), has offered to purchase the long-controversial statue in front of the American Museum of Natural History that depicts Theodore Roosevelt on horseback flanked by half-naked American Indian and African men on foot. He’d made a similar offer for a statue of Alexander Baranov, the Russian colonial governor of Alaska, in Sitka that activists want relocated. – The Art Newspaper
Tags: Art, New York, Russia, Alaska, American Museum of Natural History, Visual, Theodore Roosevelt, Sitka, Chess Federation, 07.01.20, Andrei Filatov, Alexander Baranov


If you want to learn to play guitar during the pandemic, Yamaha has 2 acoustics that are well worth checking out

I tested out the all-new Storia I, a $700 "concert" size model; and the $1,600 FGX3, a jumbo/dreadnought that evokes Yamaha's legendary "red label" acoustics of the 1960s and '70s. Neither instrument is entry-level, but both are worth a look: the Storia for its easy-playing nature, and the FGX3 because it's professional-grade at a great price. Yamaha has always been know for tremendous value in acoustics, but both of these guitars take that reputation to a new level. Visit Business Insider's h...
Tags: Facebook, Japan, China, US, Trends, Taiwan, Taylor, Gibsons, Yamaha, Martin, Gibson, Martins, Sitka, Taylors, Elliot Smith, Red Label


New Alaska Travel Restrictions – When to Get a COVID-19 Test

There’s a new saying here in Alaska, “Test Before Take-Off.”  That pretty much sums up the easiest way to comply with the change to Alaska travel restrictions.  Though cruise ships won’t be heading north to Alaska this season, tourists can still arrive by air or Read More The post New Alaska Travel Restrictions – When to Get a COVID-19 Test appeared first on .
Tags: Travel, Alaska, Cruise News, Sitka, New Alaska Travel Restrictions


Canada Extends Cruise Ship Ban for Entire Cruise Season

Canada’s Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced that the ban on large cruise ships at Canadian cruise ports has been extended until October 31, 2020. The extended cruise ship ban covers all cruise ships with more than 100 passengers and provides overnight accommodations.  This means Read More The post Canada Extends Cruise Ship Ban for Entire Cruise Season appeared first on .
Tags: Travel, Canada, Alaska, New England, Cruise News, Sitka, Marc Garneau, Federal Transport


Day 8: Frasier Becomes Reality (Again) and a Lesson in Herring

It’s been over a week now when I wake up, the first thing that pops into my head is maybe this coronavirus pandemic never really happened.  Maybe all a bad dream.  Within seconds, my mind goes straight to Frasier, Season 1 Ep. 2:  Space Quest.  Read More The post Day 8: Frasier Becomes Reality (Again) and a Lesson in Herring appeared first on .
Tags: Travel, Opinion, Alaska, Sitka


Welsh woman declares vindication after ‘guerrilla rewilding’ court case

Sioned Jones convicted of stealing logs after 20 years of felling non-native trees in CorkSioned Jones used to adore the landscape and wildlife of her adopted home in Bantry, a bucolic region in west Cork on Ireland’s Atlantic coast. She planted vegetables and herbs, foraged for nuts and berries and observed birds, insects, frogs and lizards.Then, on land above her house, the state-owned forestry company Coillte planted a forest of Sitka spruce, a non-native species that Jones considered a dark,...
Tags: Europe, Wales, Environment, Atlantic, Ireland, Wildlife, Conservation, Trees and forests, Biodiversity, Jones, Sitka, Bantry, Coillte


Victory Cruise Lines Will Send New Ocean Victory to Cruise Alaska

In case you missed it, Victory Cruise Lines – a small ship cruise line – was recently purchased by American Queen Steamboat Company.  Now, Victory Cruise Lines is on the verge of expansion.  And this includes building the new Ocean Victory and adding Alaska cruises Read More The post Victory Cruise Lines Will Send New Ocean Victory to Cruise Alaska appeared first on .
Tags: Travel, Alaska, Glaciers, Sitka, MNB, Inside Passage, Ocean Victory, Plan Your Cruise, Victory Cruises, New Ocean Victory, Cruise Alaska


The bear necessities in Alaska

Tongass National Park is one of the world’s great, unspoiled forests – and it’s home to more brown bears than anywhere else on earthThrough the droplets on the binoculars, some distance away, two unidentifiable creatures appear to be wading across the tidal creek. Deer? Wolf? Moose? A faraway brown bear and cub, in fact. We watch as the maple-brown carnivores lumber straight for our group, swallowing up the space between us. Their determined pace hints at a head-on meeting. The tone of our guide...
Tags: Travel, Life and style, Alaska, Moose, Wildlife Holidays, Adventure Travel, United States Holidays, North And Central America Holidays, Alaska Holidays, Wolf, Sitka, Peter Robertson, Tongass National Park


The CEO of C. F. Martin & Co. explains why the iconic American brand has endured and prospered since 1833

Chris Martin is the CEO of C. F. Martin & Co., the most famous maker of acoustic guitars in the world. The company was founded by his great-great-great-grandfather, a German immigrant, in 1833. Martin has been steering the company into its third century, tackling numerous challenges while remaining focused on the brand's core value: quality. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Christian Frederick Martin IV is a genial, mellow raconteur who shouldn't be mistaken for a man who d...
Tags: Asia, Indonesia, California, Washington Post, Mexico, China, New York City, US, Trends, Pennsylvania, Porsche, Dolly Parton, Chris Martin, Willie Nelson, Taylor, Forest Stewardship Council


World's most instagrammed forests

About a third of the world’s landmass is covered in forest. And in addition to providing important stuff like the oxygen we breathe and habitats for wild animals, they also make for some downright jaw-dropping photographs. From the towering redwoods of California to the cloud forests of Costa Rica, the trees covering our planet can be our most beautiful sites when captured correctly. We took a look at Taxi2airport.com’s study of the 15 most-Instagrammed forests in the world and found some of ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Europe, Mirror Lake, England, Instagram, California, Washington, China, US, Colombia, Atlantic, Poland, Brazil, Nottingham, Newfoundland


Donald Trump Jr. Helps SCI Top Its 48th Annual Convention With A Record Auction

Donald Trump Jr. Helps Safari Club International Washington, DC – -(AmmoLand.com)- Safari Club International ended its annual Convention in Reno, Nevada this year on a star-studded high note. Highlighting the evening, with the help of Donald Trump Jr., was a record $340,000 raised at auction to benefit the SCI Foundation Sables and their efforts to educate the world about the importance of hunting. The evening began with opening remarks from SCI/SCIF CEO Laird Hamberlin, then moved on to the ...
Tags: New York, Guns, US, United States, Alaska, South Carolina, Trump, Wildlife Service, Reno Nevada, Czechoslovakia, Las Vegas Nevada, Cabela, Sitka, Donald Trump Jr, Jeff Duncan, USFWS


Trophy hunting event to auction 'dream hunt' with Donald Trump Jr

Nevada convention to culminate with chance to hunt deer with ‘accomplished conservationist’ Trump Jr and sonA week-long “dream hunt” with the US president’s son Donald Trump Jr is being auctioned at an annual trophy hunting convention in Reno, Nevada alongside expeditions to shoot elephants, bears and giraffes.The four-day event organized by Safari Club International (SCI) and advertised as a “hunters’ heaven”, will culminate on Saturday with an auction for a week-long Sitka black-tailed deer hu...
Tags: Animals, Environment, US, US news, Wildlife, Conservation, Alaska, Hunting, Nevada, Donald Trump, Reno Nevada, Sitka, Donald Trump Jr, Trump Jr, Safari Club International SCI


Sitka announces new crew of Euro distributors

12 July, 2012 : - Sitka is happy to announce they have added three new European distributors to their overseas base. Sitka is now being represented in the UK/Ireland by ‘Black Closet Distribution’, in Greece by ‘Jack of All Trades Distribution’ and in the Benelux by ‘Vista Mar Distribution’...
Tags: Greece, Jack, UK Ireland, Sitka, Benelux


16 Incredible Things to Do in Olympic National Park For First Time Visitors!

Planning to visit Olympic National Park? Great choice, as it’s a place you can come to find solace and silence, but also endless adventures! When you do all the things to do in Olympic National Park, you’ll be surrounded by the call of the rushing rivers, shimmering lakes, cascading waterfalls, rolling surf and old-growth forests that whisper their secrets. Klahhane Ridge Trail Like all wilderness areas, Olympic NP is a treasure you will take home in your heart – something you can draw upon ...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Washington, Virginia, Aberdeen, United States, National Parks, Rob, Airbnb, Kingston, North America, Seattle, Europcar, Giants, South West, Hoh


Body of missing road excavator found north of Sitka

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say searchers have found the body of an excavator who had been working on a road project north of Sitka when he went missing. Troopers say 61-year-old Maurice Kimber St. Michell Jr. of Sitka was reported unaccounted for late Thursday morning after he had gone into the water […]
Tags: News, Ap, Alaska, Northwest, Anchorage Alaska, Sitka, Maurice Kimber St Michell Jr


LEED Platinum Sitka captures the Pacific Northwest spirit with a lush, fog-enabled courtyard

Local architectural practice Runberg Architecture Group has raised the bar for sustainable design in Seattle with the completion of Sitka, a LEED Platinum-certified multifamily development on target to achieve Seattle’s 2030 Challenge for Planning goals of reducing water and energy use. Built to use nearly a third less energy than the typical baseline design, the 384-unit development features numerous energy-saving systems — Sitka is the nation’s first multifamily project to use a Wastewater Hea...
Tags: Design, Washington, Led, Architecture, Energy Efficiency, Seattle, Pacific Northwest, Recycled Materials, Treehouse, Energy Efficient Architecture, Green Roof, Leed Platinum, Courtyard, San Juan Islands, Sitka, LEED


Oregon’s Three Capes Scenic Loop

The Oregon Coast has been known as the People’s Coast for over 50 years, ever since the state passed a law granting free and open access to all 363 miles of its majestic beachline. Oregon’s rugged shores are a Pacific Northwest treasure that deserve to be explored in their entirety. Without that kind of time, though, the Three Capes Scenic Loop is an excellent alternative. The 40-mile excursion is an easy day trip from Portland and showcases everything that’s best about the Oregon Coast — fro...
Tags: Travel, Oregon, Portland, Pacific, Pacific Ocean, Pacific Northwest, All, Oceanside, Tada, Sitka, Cannon Beach, Oregon Coast, Tillamook, Meares, Pacific City, Oregon State Parks


The best places in America to try forest bathing

Let’s get something straight: Forest bathing is not a simple walk in the woods. Because let’s be honest, most of us when going for a stroll through the forest bring our phones along so we can document the whole thing, and maybe send some “look how I’m communing with nature” selfies to our friends. Forest bathing, on the other hand, means truly stopping to appreciate the world around you. It starts with leaving your phone at home, and continues with mindful breathing, touching the earth, and c...
Tags: Travel, New York, California, America, Pennsylvania, Arizona, North Carolina, Giants, Vermont, New England, Michael, Devil, All, Sedona, Grove, Highway 101


Randy Newberg, Hunter Releases “Rain Deer” Film on Prime Video and YouTube

Randy Newberg, Hunter Releases “Rain Deer” Film on Prime Video and YouTube BOZEMAN, Mont. (Ammoland.Com) – A mixture of discovery, wildlife research and mystery unfold in a new short film, “Rain Deer” by Fresh Tracks Productions with Randy Newberg, Hunter and available today on Prime Video and YouTube.The film was created in partnership with Leupold & Stevens, Sitka Gear and Boone & Crockett Club. Newberg is the leading advocate for the self-guided hunter and wanted to showcase a story in an ...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Youtube, America, United States, Alaska, Boone, Randy, Sitka, Crockett, Newberg, Conservation News, Hunting News, Sitka Gear, Leupold, Randy Newberg


Coast Guard rescues 5 Alaska fishermen from life raft

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Coast Guard helicopter plucked five commercial fishermen from a life raft after their fishing boat ran aground in southeast Alaska. The crew of the Masonic, based in Sitka, radioed a mayday call just after 2:30 a.m. Tuesday and said their 62-foot (18.9-meter) fishing boat was going down. The Sitka-based helicopter […]
Tags: News, Ap, Alaska, Northwest, Coast Guard, Anchorage Alaska, Sitka


Sitka jury convicts Klawock man of first-degree murder

SITKA, Alaska (AP) — A 30-year-old man from a southeast Alaska village has been convicted of first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend. The Sitka Sentinel reports Albert Macasaet of Klawock was convicted Friday in Sitka in the July 31, 2016, strangulation death of 27-year-old Judylee Guthrie, the mother of his two children. Klawock […]
Tags: News, Ap, Alaska, Northwest, Sitka, Sitka Alaska, Klawock, Sitka Sentinel, Albert Macasaet, Judylee Guthrie


On your own in Sitka: A Self-guided Sitka Walking Tour for Boomer Travelers

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Tags: Travel, Featured, West, United States, Alaska, Walking, North America, Destinations, Cruise Excursions, Sitka


Engine problem grounded Alaska Coast Guard rescue helicopter

SITKA, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Coast Guard flight logs indicate a mechanical problem prevented a rescue helicopter from responding to the scene of a fatal January air ambulance crash in Alaska. CoastAlaska reported Tuesday that the logs indicate the helicopter that should have flown within 30 minutes of the call from Sitka to the crash […]
Tags: News, Ap, Northwest, U S Coast Guard, Sitka, Sitka Alaska, Alaska Coast Guard, Alaska CoastAlaska


Coast Guard rescues stranded boaters from Alaska river

HAINES, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued a group of boaters from a sandbar in an Alaska river early Sunday. The Anchorage Daily News reported Sunday that the helicopter responded from Sitka to a distress call and rescued the group of seven boaters and a dog from the Chilkat River near […]
Tags: News, Ap, Alaska, Northwest, Coast Guard, U S Coast Guard, Anchorage Daily News, Sitka, Haines Alaska, Chilkat River


Alaska considers selling historic museum to save money

SITKA, Alaska (AP) — A state government official says a historic museum and library in southeast Alaska may be sold at the direction of Gov. Mike Dunleavy. The Daily Sitka Sentinel reports that the Sheldon Jackson Museum and adjacent Stratton Library building in Sitka are under consideration for sale or transfer. The state director of […]
Tags: News, Ap, Alaska, Northwest, Mike Dunleavy, Sitka, Sheldon Jackson Museum, Sitka Alaska, Daily Sitka Sentinel, Stratton Library