This week I am experiencing a few bittersweet moments. Alex, my youngest daughter, is getting married. She and her new husband will be moving to Nebraska as soon as they return from their honeymoon. Sami, my oldest daughter, is moving with her family to North Dakota shortly after the wedding.
Alaska's total salmon catch for 2014 is projected to be down by almost half of last year's record haul. State fishery managers are calling for an all species harvest of just under 133 million salmon, a 47 percent drop from last year's whopping 283 million fish.
It's a bit embarrassing to admit that after 16 months in Latin America, I'm still thoroughly confused by the Spanish language. I cannot speak, hear, or even read Spanish fluently. Not even close. I've put a decent amount of effort into studying the language and seeking out practice along the way, but apparently it hasn't been enough.
Did you know that the average amount of terminally ill patients who die in pain is 55 percent? That's a little over half. Euthanasia can help these patients end their lives without suffering great pain. Euthanasia, also known as assisted suicide, comes from Greek roots and means "good death."
Keith Andrews, 20, wears a clown costume as he flies through the air Saturday, April 12 at the 2014 Eaglecrest Ski Area Slush Cup. The annual event marks the culmination of the ski season at the city-owned skiing destination.
I like to document my life with both words and images. Sometimes I look back at my stockpile of moments just to remind myself certain things did actually happen. I went skydiving once? Really? Good for me. Over the weekend, I set my camera down on a rock. A new-caught steelhead flicked its tail, caught the strap and pulled it into the water.
TOOLIK FIELD STATION - Despite a wind that makes today's minus 14 degrees Fahrenheit feel like minus 39, a worker at this research camp in blue-white hills north of the Brooks Range has proclaimed this the first day of summer.
Juneauites examine photos hanging on the walls of the KTOO-FM building Friday, April 4 in downtown Juneau during the 14th annual Alaska Photographic Arts Association Exhibit. The exhibit features the work of more than two dozen Southeast photographers.