Nome prepares to greet Iditarod winner

...doesn't get mushy before the dog teams start coming in.Stan Hooley, the Iditarod's top official, said Nome residents embrace the race "in ways that anyone would be envious of.""They just turn themselves inside out to make the end of this race...
My Turn: Sealaska receives new ANCSA land

...has a huge responsibility first and foremost to take care of our shareholders. As a major landholder in Southeast, Sealaska embraces its place as a steward, as an economic engine and as a good neighbor.In our estimation, the future is bright for all of...
Salmon program moves onto the ice

...lifecycle."Salmon in particular is important to Alaskans, not only economically but culturally," Cope said. "Many people rely on salmon. So it's important for these students to understand that, to encompass or embrace that."
My Turn: Higher education diversifies state economy

...continue to put education at the top of the list of priorities, and I encourage those who work in our education system to embrace innovative ideas that are responsive to the needs of our state.We have many examples of this kind of good work. Just last...
Writers' Weir: A poem by Bill Merk

...singing, now,Is enoughTo cover for those other daysWhen silence sits like a rockIn the pocket of your throat.A lavender embrace of dawnGreets us with good weather;"Magnificent," the poet might have said,"An avalanche of yessesPouring over the...
My Turn: The case for big projects

...industry is a two-edged sword, and if we are ever going to diversify our economy over the long term we must be willing to embrace responsible, serious economic development.Visionary projects like the Knik Arm Bridge, Juneau Access, the Susitna Dam...
Crimson Bears' 'Tiny Terror'

...looked to Rachelle to control the game," Boster said. "Going into that season, we had to convince her that she needed to embrace that leadership role. After she did that, I think she enjoyed that. She always had a positive attitude, she always worked...
Aragon's 36 years in law enforcement leads him to Fairbnaks the shuffle, and I want everybody to come along with me," Aragon said.Aragon subscribes to a management theory that embraces a four-phase system of getting to know his staff, assessing the needs of the department and presenting them to the mayor...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for Jan. 5, 2015

...despite the cold. The next two months are the period when Alaskans seem to hunker down and hide from the cold. It's good to embrace it from time to time.Thumbs down to oil prices. On the last day of 2014, Alaska North Slope oil was $55.48 per barrel...
Ravens embrace underdog role in AFC title game

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The Ravens have another opportunity to embrace the underdog role, this time in the AFC championship game against the New England Patriots.Playing at home - where they've...


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