At this year’s Great Alaska Shootout, you can drink beer in the bleachers, you can go shopping for cellphones and you can dine on a shrimp-and-crab cocktail. You can also watch some Division I college basketball.
A mining company hoping to turn a large graphite deposit on the Seward Peninsula into the country’s only large-scale graphite mine met with residents in Teller this week to discuss its findings and hear from the locals who would live closest to any potential mine.
Mayor Dan Sullivan and members of the port project team unveiled another new design for the Port of Anchorage on Friday, taking a simpler approach to fix what the municipality started years ago. But less than a third of the projected $485 million price tag is currently covered.
Successful hunting and fishing in the Bering Sea have always depended on weather and ice conditions. But climate change is now disrupting the seasonal patterns and threatening the food sources -- and cultural traditions -- that St. Lawrence Islanders and other Natives have relied on for millennia.We AlaskansElizabeth Grossman | High Country News
Deacon and former big-game guide Curt Leuenberger, just 52, was laid low when his kidneys began to fail. Despite going into a coma, he eventually rallied to survive after two transplants. FeaturesJoel Davidson | Catholic Anchor
Using $3,200 of his own money, microbiologist Johan Hultin, then 72, traveled to Brevig Mission to collect buried samples from Alaska Natives who died during the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic that killed an estimated 20-40 million people. ScienceNed Rozell
Mayor Dan Sullivan and members of the port project team unveiled another new design for the Port of Anchorage on Friday, taking a simpler approach to fix what the municipality started years ago. But less than a third of the projected $485 million price tag is currently covered. Tegan Hanlon
One key factor weighing against people of faith is consumerism. Consumerism appears to be destroying our national holiday celebration of Thanksgiving and has successfully destroyed the true spirit of Christmas.Chris Thompson
Ice-covered lakes are not unusual this time of year in Alaska. What is unusual is the lack of snow on top of the ice, leaving backcountry skaters such as Anchorage’s Kevin Turinsky a little gaga. “Yesterday, we went to Nancy Lake, and the conditions were just sublime," he said. Brian Brettschneider
The grand jury weighing charges against a white police officer who shot an unarmed black teenager has not reached a decision and will continue considering the case, people with knowledge of it said Saturday. It is possible that the grand jury will not meet again until Monday.