We Alaskans

Along with unsticking cars from snow and belching on command, barbecuing and grilling are two of the few stereotypically male talents I brought with me to the 49th state.

Geoff Kirsch
Today the Sitka Fine Arts Camp hosts close to 800 students from three countries, 20 states and 45 Alaska towns. About a quarter of them came from Anchorage. Since taking over the Sheldon Jackson College Campus in 2011, the Sitka Fine Arts Camp has raised close to $4 million.Brendan Jones
A 61-foot dam that helped kill off the Eklutna River salmon run will finally be removed. Will the fish return one day?Rick Sinnott
In the coming decades, the Western Flyer would participate in a series of fisheries that first boomed and then abruptly collapsed in no small part due to being exploited by humans who couldn’t grasp what John Steinbeck and Ed Ricketts told them. David A. James

A look at the workspace of Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Sen. Dan Sullivan and Rep. Don Young in and around the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Alaska Dispatch News
What do the Washington, D.C., offices of Rep. Don Young, Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Sen. Dan Sullivan say about the occupants? Take a tour and see. Erica Martinson
“Rhythm of the Wild” is a wide-ranging book that’s equal parts personal memoir, political polemic, wilderness observations and plea for environmental stewardship. It follows a trajectory I saw in myself and many of the people I worked with in Denali National Park. David A. James
Having endured a string of buggy summers on the Kenai Peninsula, I wondered what greater torment Bristol Bay could offer. But accounts of nasty hordes of noseeums, white socks and mosquitoes around King Salmon gave me pause. Clark Fair

Sitka sea salt is world class, and Darcy and Jim Michener are introducing the flake-style mineral to the world's diners.

Elissa Brown
Sitka sea salt is world class, and Darcy and Jim Michener are introducing the flake-style mineral to the world's diners. Elissa Brown