Murkowski: Arctic issues important on global scale

For Sen. Lisa Murkowski, there aren’t many topics hotter than the Arctic these days, especially as the U.S. steps into the chairmanship role of the… Continue reading


Homer writer signs book

Homer writer and filmmaker Jean Aspen signs her book, “Arctic Daughter,” from 4-6 p.m. April 15 at the Homer Bookstore. The daughter of Arctic explorer… Continue reading


Area residents involved with Walker transition

“Energizing and optimistic” was how Nancy Lord of Homer described her participation in two days of meetings last week as part of a 250-member transition… Continue reading


Ulmer tabbed as special adviser on Arctic issues

Alaska will be represented by one of its own as the nation pushes ahead with Arctic policy development and planning. It was announced Wednesday that… Continue reading

Bering Straits Native Corp. examining potential for new arctic port facilities

The prospect of new port facilities in Western Alaska will rely heavily on arctic oil and gas development, according to a recent Northern Economics study.… Continue reading

Public comments wanted on Arctic policy report

The Alaska Arctic Policy Commission, in releasing its preliminary report, seeks public comment into the work that’s been done and still to do.  “The commission… Continue reading

Everlasting and The Great River — Adventures of an Alaskan Dene Girl

‘Everlasting’ sails onto the printed page

What began years ago as bedtime stories he made up for his two oldest children — Yarrow, now 36, and North, now 34 — have… Continue reading

Everlasting and The Great River — Adventures of an Alaskan Dene Girl

AVTEC plans nation’s first ice navigation program

The White House is setting arctic policy. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is investigating locations for an arctic port. Hundreds of ships per year… Continue reading

Feds seek input on Arctic policy

A senior federal government group led by a top White House official was in Alaska on June 14 meeting with state and local officials on… Continue reading

Arctic Winter Games holds theme song contest

The Fairbanks 2014 Arctic Winter Games host society is holding a theme song contest. Song writers are invited to submit songs that reflect the “Great… Continue reading

Team Arctic Walrus fights cancer

In an attempt to put cancer in its place, nearly 20 fine individuals from around the state joined forces for a fourth year to raise… Continue reading