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Alaska Dispatch's Best of the Week: Nov. 17-23

Craig Medred

If you missed a day with Alaska Dispatch this week, you may have missed big stories. Here are our best stories and photos of the week. Enjoy!

  1. 1 Tough four months surviving alone on remote Latouche Island

    Chuck Baird's cabin has no plumbing, no running water, no television. There are no roads, let alone stores, on 30-square-mile Latouche Island in Prince William Sound. 

  2. 2 Wisconsin survivalist missing in remote Alaska since September

    Hope fades for Wisconsin man overdue by a month in the frigid wilds of Northwest Alaska. Some people say: "We may never know what happened to him.''

  3. 3 Far-flung Barrow warmer than usual. What's behind Alaska heat wave?

    As Alaska's Interior chills, the far northern town of Barrow has been enjoying an Arctic heat wave. Is sea ice -- or the lack thereof -- to blame?

  4. 4 Musk ox calves frolic in Portage's fresh snow

    Snowy days warm the heart of Alaskans, much like these musk ox calves, which got to play in fresh snowfall this weekend at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in Portage.

  5. 5 Caribou study raises questions about national oil reserve development

    The same symbolic animal that kept oil drillers from punching into the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge could also hinder development in a key section of another potentially oil-rich area to the west.

  6. 6 Traditional Alaska Thanksgiving recipes

    Thanksgiving means turkey and cranberries for most Americans, but most don't live off the land, as many still do in Alaska. Here are some holiday meal favorites from the Last Frontier.

  7. 7 Photos: Thanksgiving Blessing in Mountain View

    For nine years, Food Bank of Alaska and the local faith community has been handing out food for a Thanksgiving feast to anyone seeking help. 

  8. 8 Will Alaska Native fishermen prevail in religious freedom defense?

    OPINION: As Alaska Natives defend their right to fish, equating it to a religious right, maybe this will finally put the relationship between Native cultures and their food sources in a perspective that non-Native Alaskans can understand.

  9. 9 Far-flung Barrow warmer than usual. What's behind Alaska heat wave?

    As Alaska's Interior chills, the far northern town of Barrow has been enjoying an Arctic heat wave. Is sea ice -- or the lack thereof -- to blame?