“You were just kind of the eyes,” Chelsea Walker said, recalling her days as front desk manager at the Polaris Building. “You were in charge of the place.”
It is a real treat to find a gardening book written with a sole focus on Interior Alaska. Better yet, this slim volume is all about herbs, which often are given short shrift in gardening books.
If you fly to the remote Alaska village of Sleetmute in winter, it’s likely you’d be greeted by the sight of the Kuskokwim River through the frosted window of your bush plane. Half the year, this river on the doorstep of Sleetmute has its surface frozen solid, the ice over a foot thick. But come back several months later, and this river is a different sight.
In a recent paper, scientists wrote that a small population of polar bears living off Greenland and Arctic Canada increased by 1.6 times when they compared the numbers from the 1990s to 2013 and 2014. They concluded that lighter sea ice might have benefitted the animals.
Food and good health are inextricably linked with numerous studies showing that food patterns including lots of fruit and vegetables lead to best health. If you can’t get them from your own garden, buying seasonal fruits and vegetables is recommended for getting the most nutritional benefits. You may also use frozen or canned as these retain many of the nutrients and beneficial plant compounds.
Volunteers are trekking up the Dalton and Elliott highways on June 2 on the mission to keep it clean.
In September 2022 I arrived in Fairbanks to commence a nine-month fellowship at the UA Museum of the North through the Alaska Fellows Program. Coming from Washington, D.C. I was unsure of what leaving the hustle and bustle of the city would be like, but I was happy to leave the humidity behi…
About 15 years ago, Roger Black’s friend, local artist Bob Grunditz, was painting custom signs for the Great Alaskan Bowl Company, and asked Black for assistance. Black, who has a background in fine art, had never made a sign before. So he researched what to do and went to work. “The first t…
Editor’s note: This is the first in a series on Alaska-focused energy topics contributed by Gwen Holdmann, Alaska Center for Energy and Power founder and UAF Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation & Industry Partnerships.
Imagine being a moose in late May: You have just survived 200 days of cold and darkness by munching the equivalent of a large garbage bag full of frozen twigs each day.
One by one, pair by pair, or flock by flock, the birds did arrive.
In retrospect, Derek Stonorov could have just as easily become a big game hunter, and thus a killer of bears, rather than a biologist who observes bears.
As the late evening sunshine poured in from the northwest, a dozen residents of Alaska’s farthest upstream town on the Yukon River watched their winter race past in floating chunks of ice.
Gardening for the first time can be daunting, especially in Alaska with the added challenges of a short growing season, sometimes too-cool weather, and sometimes very hot weather.
On a recent Tuesday evening, musicians gathered in the lobby of the Pioneer Museum in Pioneer Park. Equipped with guitars, mandolins, an accordion, a clarinet, a double bass, a violin, and more, they sat down in a circle of chairs, exchanging greetings.
No matter how much you think you know, there's so much you don't.
This is the eighth and final column about the history of the Fairbanks Concert Association, which has celebrated its 75th anniversary during the 2022-2023 season.
May ushers in a time of celebration as well as an opportunity to reflect on the accomplishments of the academic year.
A dog that pulled his way into history has given scientists insight into what makes Alaska sled dogs and other working breeds unique.
"He did not show any signs of joy,” Burt McConnell wrote of his first sighting of a human on the shore of Wrangel Island, north of Siberia, far above the Arctic Circle.
Some people pay hundreds of dollars to go on a flight seeing tour in the Alaska Range. For these soldiers, it was another training exercise.
Central Lutheran Church in Anchorage played host for the 2023 Yup’ik and Iñupiaq spelling bees, held April 15.
Melt season is a sad time for people who enjoy the magic of snow crystals bonding so well to one another, resulting in a web of trails over the face of Alaska.
"I believe that animals are sentient,” Aldona Jonaitis said. “They have their own vocabulary, and their own way of communicating with each other. We can’t understand their language, and they can’t understand our language. But there are some times when we can clearly interact.”
A University of Alaska Fairbanks researcher is among the scientists who have revealed the metamorphic history of a high-grade graphite deposit on the Seward Peninsula.
Explore Fairbanks is inducting Syun-Ichi Akasofu into its tourism hall of fame. Leaders there cited Akasofu’s work in developing the local aurora tourism market, especially among Japanese people.
The first boat I ever boarded was a Washington state ferry. I was born in a Seattle hospital but my parents lived on an island in Puget Sound, and had to bring me home by sea. For the next 18 years I rode those boats, and while I’ve since spent most of my adult life in Interior Alaska, far f…
Alyssa Quintyne and MC MoHagani Magnetek are creating spaces for an underseen demographic in the state: the Black artist.
Scientists in northern Alaska are learning about polar bears by scraping snow samples from the tracks they leave behind.