When Rena O. Nicklie launched the Cantwell Recycle Center in January 2015, she had no idea if people would use it. Now, nearly five years later, it’s a hugely successful endeavor that enjoys partnerships with the Cantwell Native Council, the Denali Borough, the Zero Landfill Initiative and t…

"Im mel a man parv” is how you say “I love a good book” in Elvish, which J.R.R. Tolkien invented for his “Lord of the Rings” trilogy.  American linguist John McWhorter described Elvish as, “A constructed language, or ‘conlang’; it’s more than a code, like Pig Latin. … Constructed languages l…