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A Mix of Traditional and High Fashion at Arctic Luxe

Bobby Brower, right, and two Inupiaq models showcasing parkas and leggings made by Brower. Photo courtesy Yves Brower. Bobby Brower has been interested in fashion since at least middle school. She would watch early...

The Chilkoot Bear Foundation Imagines a Better World for Bears and People

Human-wildlife conflicts are a reality of life in places where population centers mix with the natural world. Dan Egolf, who has spent a lifetime in the wilderness around Haines, envisions a future where it...

Burn It: Why You Shouldn’t Travel with Firewood

Camping trips rarely feel complete without a few hours spent gazing into the flames of a crackling campfire. If you’re car camping this summer and plan to enjoy that atavistic delight, remember...

The Study of Environmental Arctic Change

The Study of Environmental Arctic Change began in the late 1990s as a way to foster communication between scientists who were studying distinct pieces of the environment. With a new round of funding, SEARCH...

Denali Park Road to Remain Partially Closed This Season

September 16, 2021, photo of eastern side of the Pretty Rocks landslide on Denali Park Road. The displacement of approximately 14 vertical feet seen below the person standing on the stable road surface (for...

Neal Fried: A Tour Guide for Alaska’s Economy

Neal Fried has been an economist for the State of Alaska since 1978. “Most of the people I work with weren’t even born yet,” he says. The duties of his position haven’t changed much,...

Carbide Drawings in Hatcher Pass Mines

On the rock wall of a mine in the Hatcher Pass area in southcentral Alaska is a five-foot by two-foot scrawl of the word “Seattle.” It appears as if it was almost...

Government Hill Commons: Sprouting a Community

Years ago, Steve Gerlek and his son drove past an empty two-acre lot in the Government Hill neighborhood in Anchorage. The lot had been cleared by the state to make room for the Knik...

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