In a state of 663,000 square miles, with 6,640 miles of coastline and the tallest mountain in North America, the question couldn't be any more pertinent.
HOMER — Visitor season is in full swing on the Homer Spit, a 4½-mile-long wisp of land that juts into the middle of Kachemak Bay at the southern end of the highway from Anchorage. Each summer here plays out in a string of — forgive me — small moments of poetry on the … Continue reading Homer’s heartbeat: An ode to the Spit
Red salmon are beginning to hit Bristol Bay and across the state, thousands of fishermen are mending nets, hiring crew and preparing to harvest the bounty from Alaska waters and the seas beyond. Today, the average age of a commercial fishery permit holder in Alaska is 50 — up from 40 in 1980. At that … Continue reading Alaska’s facing the ‘graying of the fleet,’ but some determined young fishermen are bucking the trend
As one warm winter follows another, Alaskans may no longer be able to count on the snowfall that makes our winters much more bearable.
Almost 500 entries were received in a competition to have Alaskans capture their lives in six words.