The Forgotton Battle for Alaska: Part 2

...the treaty in 1934 with no response from the U.S.Attu is America's most isolated parcel of land. It is located at the western tip of the Aleutian chain. In the winter, snow covers its soaring mountains. Cold, dense, impenetrable fog soaks the land...
Aviation company inspires rural Alaska students

...two villages per year. Tanalian owner Joel Natwick said he is looking to expand the program to other villages, including in Western and Interior Alaska.And as much as Seaver loves inspiring kids to careers in aviation, the steely-handed pilot is still...
Off the Beaten Path: The Bigfoot blues

...In Nepal, Tibet and India it's the Yeti. In Canada it's the Sasquatch. In Siberia it's the Alma. In most of the western states of the U.S. it's Bigfoot. In Southeast Alaska it's the Kushtaka.The most publicized quest to find a Yeti began...
A victim of the need to see someone punished

It was once a staple plot of TV westerns: There's been a vicious killing. Everybody knows who did it - or thinks they know - and the posse wants to string the varmint...
New fiction always coming in at the library

We're constantly adding new fiction for adult readers in every genre, from westerns and science fiction to romances and mysteries. Here are a few that caught my eye this week. "Pandemonium," by Daryl Gregory...
Buck Evans: ragtime wonder of the north

Buck Evans always liked old songs. He liked watching Westerns back in the '50s growing up, not because of the action, but because of the music. "What I always liked was the scene in the...
Letter: Ambler road study one piece of the puzzle

...Ambler road ("Little impact on Ambler road caribou" - published Dec. 15) a recent study of the project's impact on the Western Arctic caribou herd is "just a piece of the puzzle."The study involved scientists from the U.S Geological Survey, The...
2014's finest films wield unique power - by a murderous anonymous parishioner. A West Country western, gorgeous, funny, and inspiring, with a killer script and...Mutant Ninja Turtles," or Seth MacFarlane's woefully unfunny western parody "A Million Ways to Die in the West," or the misogynist...
Alaska Science Forum: Far-north changes pondered in San Francisco absorbing solar radiation, said Norman Loeb of NASA's Langley Research Center.The Beaufort Sea north of Alaska and western Canada has absorbed heat at a much greater rate than the Arctic Ocean as a whole. Sea ice melting in greater amounts in June...
ASAA goes old school on the wrestling mats

...Anchorage tournament in 1963. Five teams attended: East, West, Palmer, Kenai and Kodiak. Southcentral teams wrestled in the Western Alaska High School Association Tournament from 1962-1972. Southeast wrestling began in 1967.Although the seasons will...


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