On the Edge of Life

Four Days Exploring Kachemak Bay with Dave and Peter Not every story abounds with drama involving the conflicts of a villain, beauty, and beast. Just as, in Alaska, not all adventures end in near-death experiences, though one could argue that entering the wilderness...

Smoked Salmon Stuffed Poblanos

A smokey and spicy recipe I’ve found many tasty uses for the delicious Copper River Sockeye Salmon our family dip nets out of the swift and grey mineral rich water near the town of Chitina. For several months we enjoy the fillets with a minimal amount of seasoning, in...

The Trading Post

A brief history of one of the first Colony buildings If these walls could talk, they would have endless stories to tell. They would tell of love, friendship, struggles and overcoming long winters, and all those unique tales from the early days of Palmer and the Colony...

Appalachia, North Korea and Alaska

Stories from my grandfather I was born in Georgia, but have lived in Alaska for the majority of my life. From ‘91 to ‘94 I was in the southwest bush town of Bethel—the hub of the Kuskokwim River Delta. Then from ‘98 to present day I’ve lived in the Matanuska Valley....

Loon Rescue

Couple risks thin ice to save a trapped loon There is just something magical about loons. From ancient times the loon has been a part of northern legends. Its image is represented on totem poles and used as a clan crest. In Northwest Coast tribes a loon is the symbol...

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