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Dew point

Johnson Pass Trail – Aside from the noisy crunch of fat tires on rough, white pavement and the Paris-Roubaix-like bouncing of the bike at speed, the riding here Saturday on one of […]

Know nothin’

A long time has passed since Dick Griffith, a legendary Alaska outdoor adventurer now in his 90s, observed that “you young guys….eat too much and you don’t know nothin’.” As a journalist […]

All cracked up

  Before ice-covered Portage Lake east of  Alaska’s largest city came alive this week, skater Paxson Woelber heard the ominous crack of a glacier near its head as did the acquaintance standing […]

Down and out

Most of the remaining mushers in the 1,000-mile Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race were on the trail north from the historic mining town of Dawson, Yukon Territory, Canada on Friday with […]

Coming soon

The little noticed public transportation system in Alaska’s largest city appears on the verge of getting more attention than the managers of People Mover ever imagined. Think of a mobile version of […]

Fracturing media

The McClatchy Company – the California-based newspaper chain fondly remembered by some in Alaska as the owners of the Anchorage Daily News for 35 years before the Alice Rogoff-Alaska Dispatch News debacle […]

The smirk

      An American social eruption that has exploded around an encounter between Nathan Phillips, an elderly Native man, and Nick Sandmann, a white teenager, in the nation’s capital has a […]