Used Things Are Better Anyway

The first thing you’ll see walking into Gemma Amorelli’s shirt-mobile is a mannequin with googly eyes glued all over its face, sporting one of her thrifted tank tops. To the right, there’s a wall of earrings made from thrift shop finds. Barbie arms, miniature shark figures and Hot […]

These Were My Fathers

The German machine gunner watched as his tracer bullets got closer and closer to the American soldiers. A brash young officer was leading his men. He’d earned the Silver Star just eight days earlier. “Disdaining the bullets that swept the area and Nebelwerfer shells dropping all around him, […]

The Worst Hunter in Alaska – Part II

At the end of part 1 I had just done one of the stupidest things in my whole life. After shooting myself in the leg, I was on and off of crutches for two years or more. I was also in and out of the hospital, undergoing several […]

The Worst Hunter in Alaska

To all of my rabid fans of the ridiculously mundane, here is the epic novel of how this poor northern Minnesota boy became the worst hunter in Alaska. I began reading at a very early age because my mother constantly read to my sister and me. By the […]

Watercolors by Julia Barger

Watercolors by Julia Barger An artist inspired by Alaska’s natural beauty My love for painting nature and animals was cultivated by the beauty and magic of growing up in the Mat-Su Valley. Those years of playing outside in one of the most beautiful places on earth are now […]

Some Friendships Last A Lifetime

Some Friendships Last A Lifetime Four Wasilla Schoolmates Reunite After 50 Years By Roger Lincoln with Frieda Hulke, Susanna Katkus, and Judith Bergman There’s nothing like a gathering of old friends to bring back long-forgotten memories. On August 15, 2015, the Wasilla High School class of 1965 celebrated […]

Spenard: Then and Now

Spenard: Then and Now by Victoria Petersen How Anchorage’s disreputable playground became a hub for hipsters and artists. Between Downtown, Midtown and Turnagain, the Spenard neighborhood is and has always been a unique part of Anchorage, built for the people. THEN Joe Spenard, a Canadian-born entrepreneur, came to […]

Exploring the Kennecott Mines

The Kennecott Mines A group explores the historical mining operations Article by Brian Weed | Photos by Brian Weed and Joe McCabe It all started in the summer of 1900. “Tarantula” Jack Smith and Clarence L. Warner were exploring in the Wrangell Mountains, northeast of Valdez near Kennicott […]

Booty Road – Part II

Walking the Iditarod Trail – The Long Journey to Nome By Denis Douglas As you may recall from the first part of my story , I was walking to Nome following the Iditarod Trail with a goal to raise money for a friend who was diagnosed with a brain […]

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