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Five Good Reads for 2014

...reminded of it when I resolved to read the best 67 Alaska history books (as listed by the Alaska Historical Society...there's a reason Berton's book was named the No. 1 Alaska history book in that list, even though it was a half-century...
Kenai's Ostrander wins Nike Cross Nationals

...turned pro.In the past year, Ostrander has convincingly stated her case as the top girls prep distance runner in Alaska history by setting state-meet records in the 1,600 meters, 3,200 meters and five-kilometer cross country.Her story...
Bringing Native history to the fore

...than the comic book version of Alaska history, which is the Gold Rush, Wickersham...dominated by a skewed view of Alaska history."I was a kid in Kodiak in an important contribution to Alaska history by AFN president Julie Kitka and ANB...
Commentary: Turnout doesn't measure up to ballot options

...that given the smorgasbord of issues and diverse candidates on the ballot that it should be the highest turnout in Alaska history (of course that was before I looked up the numbers, which I'll discuss below).After all, if you couldn't...
Alaska Senate race may help reset balance of power

...must pick up six seats to regain control, and saw Begich as vulnerable. The race has been the most expensive in Alaska history, with tens of millions of dollars expected to have been spent.The number of early votes cast has surpassed 2010...
96 years later, small ceremony still recalls Alaska's worst maritime disaster

...Harper and Frances Wells, newlyweds who were among the 343 victims of the disaster, the worst maritime accident in Alaska history.Those in attendance at Saturday's event included Mary Lou Spartz, a local writer whose play based on the Sophia...
My Turn: Alaska's Women: Pioneers of the past and present

...Senate. Fran Ulmer carried the banner for Alaska women as the state's first lieutenant governor. Sarah Palin made Alaska history by becoming its first female governor in 2006 and again in 2008 by being the first Alaskan to appear on a Presidential...
Alaska State Museums seeks candidates for Collections Committee

...spring and fall. Candidates should have knowledge and significant experience in at least one of the following areas: Alaska history, fine arts, natural history, archaeology, anthropology or museology. Interested individuals should email or send...
Juneau residents honored with Alaska Historical Society Awards

...the study and understanding of Alaska history. Lifetime Juneau resident Marie...significant long-term contributions to Alaska history." Former Juneau resident Larry...received the Contributions to Alaska History Award for his work at the Alaska...
Juneau's Mark Whitman awarded Certificates of Excellence from AHS

...visit, who recently retired from the Alaska State Archives after 25 years of service, was...


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