Alaska News

Curious Alaska: What do you want to know?

Curious Alaska is new feature in the Anchorage Daily News. The idea is simple: You have questions. Our reporters find answers. We share with readers.

Maybe you’re curious about a landmark (like the Parks Highway Igloo, pictured above), or a tradition, a news event, or a public figure from the past. Maybe you have a practical question about everyday life in Alaska.

Some examples of reader questions we’ve looked into so far include why we don’t have a Trader Joe’s here, what Sarah Palin is up to these days, whether there are snakes in Alaska, why sand dunes exist in Kincaid Park and the story behind cattle herds on remote islands in the state.

Nothing is off-limits. Each week, we will choose a question and try our best to answer it. Send yours on the form below. (Having trouble seeing the form? Try here.)


Michelle Theriault Boots

Michelle Theriault Boots is a reporter who covers news and features about life in Alaska, and has been focusing on corrections and psychiatric care issues in the state. Contact her at

Morgan Krakow

Morgan Krakow is a general assignment reporter for the Anchorage Daily News. She is a 2019 graduate of the University of Oregon and spent the summer of 2019 as a reporting intern on the general assignment desk of The Washington Post. Contact her at