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Only one person in 12,000 is struck by lightning during their lifetime. Not all survive. I was that one. Sean Doogan

Many Thai restaurants have opened in Fairbanks, creating a competitive market for the cuisine. 

Marc Lester
Despite early season salmon restrictions, Yup’ik fish camps bustle with activity as families harvest food for the winter.Lisa Demer

The third annual Salmon Daze festival was held in a new location this year -- the Anchorage Museum Quad.

Loren Holmes
Tonight I took Chip's shoes and socks off for him before I tucked him in, the way I imagine tender old couples do. Except this isn't the beginning of the end of something for us. Chip will be back on the bike in a few months. He’s not 80-something. He's 50-something. Heather Lende
In my experience, paddleboarding has only been humbling. Nonetheless, if you enjoy floating on water and being outdoors, I can finally attest that paddleboarding is worth it. Alli Harvey
Alaska Dispatch News is looking for Alaskans from around the state who have lived a full century or more, whether they've spent their whole life in the Last Frontier, or if they have only called Alaska home for a few years.Alaska Dispatch News
Despite an apparent bust for the 2014 nesting season, a Pacific loon that returns to Connors Lake in Anchorage every year laid eggs late, on an unknown day -- which means they could hatch at any moment.Alaska Dispatch News
An Alaska Beatles devotee has created a Beatles museum in his Hillside home.Mike Dunham
Susan Bomalaski has been the executive director of Catholic Social Services, a major Anchorage provider of services that address homelessness, hunger and refugee resettlement, since 2006. She is planning to leave the position at the end of the year. Devin Kelly