My Turn: Numbers that speak volumes

...the happiness factor and Alaska goes to No. 1 in the nation. According the USA Today, (Feb. 19) "Locals in the 'Last Frontier' share the strongest sense of purpose in the nation, and they rank among the top three for their collective feelings of financial...
Becoming Alaskan: Living the heli-ski daydream

...wildest daydreams were about to come true. And in some ways, they did. I was, after all, heli-skiing in the wild Last Frontier.As soon as we were all out of the helicopter at the top of our first peak and huddled over our skis and boards, I KNEW my...
My Turn: Pot should be as 'public' as alcohol

...industry, for instance. Alaskan Brewing has done well to capitalize on the Alaska brand and all things that make up the Last Frontier.The potential tax revenue that could be generated by cannabis sales is badly needed by the CBJ. The committee should keep...
JPD starts bike safety project

...light. The same organization ranked Alaska as the 43rd most bicycle friendly state in 2014. The league suggested the Last Frontier take several steps to improve its standing, including adopting a safe passing law with a minimum distance of 3 feet to address...
My Turn: Steps taken to prevent future Coast Guard wildlife violations

...are proud to be part of the Alaskan community. I can assure you we all seek to earn your trust, on and off duty, as we "stand the watch on the Last Frontier."? Rear Admiral Dan Abel is commander of the 17th Coast Guard District.
My Turn: Cheer 'Out Loud' for poetry

In the second week of March, Juneau once again will welcome young Alaskans from across the Last Frontier to the capital city for the statewide finals of Poetry Out Loud. It is hard to believe this is the exciting 10th anniversary of...
Aspiring magician wanted

...chuckled.The field of magic is small in Alaska. There are only 13 members of The Society of American Magicians in the Last Frontier, according to the organization's website. Most of those are up north, and only one is listed in Southeast.In Juneau...
Frontier to end seasonal flights to Fairbanks

...News-Miner reported Denver-based Frontier Airlines plans to eliminate its Denver-to-Fairbanks schedule.Frontier ended seasonal service last reposition its national fleet.Frontier will continue flying between Denver...
Harsh land and raw emotion test 'The Homesman' a prescient shot that opens "The Homesman," the spare frontier drama starring Hilary Swank and Tommy Lee Jones. A flat stretch...women deeply. In this small slice of life on the Nebraska frontier in 1855, they too are turning wild.That is "The Homesman's...
Photo: Toppled tree

Animal Austin, left, and Cal Richert of Last Frontier Forestry and Tree Service view a large tree on Wednesday that came down on the first bridge on the Dupont Trail at the end of Thane Road. Sunday's wind storm is believed to have toppled the tree.


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