My Turn: Obama's visit to the arctic

...many challenges and hurdles Alaskans face each and every day. With more than 80 percent of our communities off the road system, we face some of the most basic and fundamental obstacles: high energy and food costs, extreme poverty, drug and...
Cultural tourism comes with unique challenges

...Southeast, Southcentral and Fairbanks, places that attract greater numbers of travelers because of easy access to the road system, major air links and the state's largest cities.But large swaths of rural Alaska receive few tourists. In those...
Empire Readers' Council Editorial: Just say 'No'

...of the few sockeye stocks of consequence on the Juneau road system and is in a slow decline.Residential, urban and recreational...Alaska. There are plenty of other places along the Juneau road system for folks to have fun mining for gold, but Lake Creek...
A job with a view

...hand in training new pilots and developing emergency response plans. With more than 250 villages statewide lacking road systems, it's the daily trips to the grocery store and doctor visits that keep Kveum busy."For these small communities...
Anchorage artist plans suicide awareness sculptures

...with a ton of material, Davies drove around Alaska's road system last summer making casts of people for her few weeks, Davies plans to visit towns off the road system to make the casts that will complete the 100 forms she...
Warming climate leaves fewer walrus to hunt

...the past eight years have had the eight lowest amounts of summer sea ice on record.Far from the state's limited road system, costly store-bought food is not an affordable solution. At village stores, pantry staples quickly add up - nearly...
Putting up fish part III: Fishing options

...cohos are on the way and this would be a good time to get ready for them.The sure-thing meat fisheries on the Juneau road system are the pond at Fish Creek and Douglas Island Pink and Chum (DIPAC) hatchery near Salmon Creek. Every spring DIPAC...
"By The Sea" Arts & Seafood Festival to be held Aug. 8-9 in Coffman Cove

...visit or call 907-329-2031.The town is also connected to the Prince of Wales road system and is 70 miles from the Inter-Island Ferry Authority's Terminal in Hollis. The Inter-Island Ferry offers regular...
Sport fish report: Freshwater angling poised to heat up

...continue to improve in local streams along the Juneau road system. Anglers should have the best luck using bright orange...rainbow trout limits (in combination) on the Juneau Road System are 2 daily and 2 in possession, 14 inch minimum and...
Alaska's pilots are its lifeblood

...Boeings, the next-closest thing to a magic carpet. Those are too large for the hundreds of towns and villages off the road system. We need our small planes, our capillaries, to keep flying and flowing.When they don't fly, the tragedies are...


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