Haammom’ax. A gift that makes you smile. It’s my daughter’s Tsimshian name. She received it last summer at her great-grandparents’ home in the Southeast Alaska community of Metlakatla after we met them for the first time earlier that day.
Every year at the Fur Rendezvous Hide and Horn auction in Anchorage, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game auctions items confiscated from hunters, recovered from road kills or taken in defense of life and property.
Willow firefighters say they’ve agitated to raise local taxes to make essential upgrades. But, they say, they’ve been stymied by opposition from the very people supposed to be on their side: the three-person board of supervisors that runs the local fire service area.
Skiing on its home trails, the UAA ski team shined on a sunny Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at Kincaid Park, landing one man and two women in the top five of the Seawolf Invitational’s classic-technique race.
Goldenview Middle School music teacher Dan Whitfield had always taught five classes, but this year he and the rest of the middle school elective teachers in the Anchorage School District have been required to teach for six out of the day’s seven periods. It's not a sustainable workload, Whitfield says.
On Tuesday, Alaska became the third state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana. It turned out to be both a historic moment and a deeply understated occasion. With retail pot sales still at least a year off and public consumption banned, people who marked the moment mostly did so in private.