The Amazing Alaska Book Review: Mink Island by Brent Purvis

Editor’s note: Read a book about Southeast Alaska or written by someone from the area and loved it? Think about writing a review for us.… Continue reading

Southeast in Sepia: The Alaska Railroad & Transportation Company

My last column focused on the Dyea-Klondike Transportation Company (or DKT Company), the first and shortest of the three aerial tramway lines operating on the… Continue reading

Jeff Lund: Hold the excitement…there’s more winter

November of 2009 was the second time I had run California’s “Run the River” half marathon course, so I knew what to expect. The American… Continue reading

Planet Alaska: Jellies and jams with Labrador tea

There are three species of Labrador tea. Rhododendron tomentosum (previously Ledum palustre), Rhododendron groenlandicum (previously Ledum groenlandicum), and Rhododendron neoglandulosum (previously Ledum glandulosum). The common… Continue reading

Real Music: Southeast musicians give the rest of us a great excuse to live here

Editor’s note: This week we’re introducing the monthly column: “Real Music.” Written by Libby Stringer, a former staff writer (Dec. 2008-June 2010) and editor (Oct.… Continue reading