This month marks 22 years since our family made the journey from Southern California to Southeast Alaska in a truck carrying two young children, a black lab and camping gear on an Alaska Marine Highway ferry from Bellingham, Washington, to Juneau. What distinguished us from other passengers was our irreplaceable vehicle.
In two days of competition, nine state records were broken — six by girls and three by boys. And the Dimond boys equaled the record for consecutive team championships by claiming their sixth title in a row. The Juneau girls set the tone for Saturday’s finals. The first event was the girls 200-yard medley relay, and the Crimson Bears broke the record set in 2007 by former Juneau swimmers. Ciera Kelly swam the backstroke, Dakota Isaak swam the breaststroke, Mia Ruffin swam the butterfly and Rielly Walsh swam the freestyle for Juneau, which won the race in 1 minute, 46.75 seconds.
Alaska Communications has invested more than $500 million into its network and IT solutions department within the last eight years because the company sees potential in what it estimates to be a $1.9 billion and growing Alaska IT market.
It all begins with a euphoric voice over a crackling radio: "Hey, hey, hey!" The signal from an Inupiat whaling captain in a tiny boat on the grey waters of the Chukchi Sea is heard in nearly every home in Alaska's northernmost community, and its meaning is clearly understood.
Columbia Glacier, one of Alaska’s best-known, most-viewed and fastest-changing glaciers, has retreated so far back that it is now separated into two sections, a transformation captured by satellite imagery.