This evening we’ll join local ice-thickness expert Kevin Murphy on the river for what will more than likely be his last measurement of the season. We’ll post an official report with photos tomorrow morning, but in the meantime, how thick do you think the ice is? Post your guess in the comment section of this post on Facebook before midnight tonight (3/31 ) AKST. The closest guess, to the nearest half inch without going over, wins a $25 Amazon gift card!
This year the tripod is not just a tripod- it is art, designed by Tamyka Ayuluk and Colton Ulroan, Lower Kuskokwim School District STEM (Science/Tech/Engineering/Math) students, with the support of their instructor, Kevin McCalla. The students’ design was brought to life by Eric Whitney/Whitney Construction. We hope you’ll make your way to the riverfront today to see Bethel’s newest large scale art display. And don’t forget to buy your Ice Classic Tickets before April 20th!
Today’s the day! We will be erecting the amazing 2015 Ice Classic tripod on the river this evening. The structure was designed by a pair of students involved with the STEM program at LKSD and we think you’ll agree that it’s an exciting change from tripods of years past. We’ll begin work on the river at about 5pm so please swing by the riverfront to see this beauty go up! AND… tickets will be on sale at the Ice Classic shack on Front Street!
That there is a tripod in the making, ladies and gentlemen!
Want to study up on Kuskokwim Break-up history before you make your guess? Check out the National Weather Service/Alaska Pacific River Forecast Center HERE for all historical data and some interesting analysis