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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...

Juneau Voices Highlights Untold Area Stories

Ryan Conarro, left, and Lillian Petershoare, right, with storyteller Rosa Miller in downtown Juneau. Courtesy Juneau Voices. Most visitors to Juneau probably only scratch the surface of the area’s deep and diverse history. The...

Road trip to Eagle

Take a road trip to Eagle to see historic items, like these two engines that were used to power one of interior Alaska’s first radio stations. Courtesy Craig McCaa, BLM. Drive the...

Alaska Puzzle Book

An Alaska Puzzle Book for children by Jen Funk Weber. Heading on a long Alaskan road trip with kids? Keep them entertained and immersed in all things Last Frontier with The Puzzler’s...

Serpentine Hot Springs

Serpentine Hot Springs. Photo courtesy Ken Hill, NPS. Visit what is likely one of the first hot springs in North America used by humans. Archaeologists think Serpentine Hot Springs were likely discovered...

When the roads are open, visit Hyder, Alaska

The road on the way to visit Hyder, Alaska. Photo courtesy Tjipke de Vries. When the U.S.-Canada border closed to all but essential traffic in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, residents of...

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