Elaine Abraham, Tlingit elder, dead at 86

In the Tlingit idiom, Elaine Elizabeth Abraham "walked into the forest" early Monday morning. The much-accomplished Tlingit woman from Yakutat died around 1:30 a.m. at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. She was 86. Read more

Fish skin artists share their new, traditional skills

ANCHORAGE - Salmon skin can be tougher than Gore-Tex or as soft as velvet. Read more

Sitka artist wins $50,000 national award

ANCHORAGE - An Alaska artist whose work has been internationally recognized is among 50 winners of United States Artists Fellowship grants announced on Dec. 3. Read more

Couple pays it forward with gift drive

ANCHORAGE - Rich and Tonya Watson are looking for a few good gifts. The couple's non-profit enterprise, Christmas for Heroes, is collecting Christmas presents for wounded soldiers and their families attached to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Read more

Rules await travelers with walrus ivory, baleen

ANCHORAGE - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service CITES certificate. Don't leave home without it. Not if you're traveling overseas with art or jewelry made from walrus ivory and want to bring it back to America. Read more

Historic Anchorage garden now a community fixture

ANCHORAGE - In 1997, Martha Jane "Mardane" Connor invited some of her South Anchorage neighbors to join her in creating a collaborative garden on an untended portion of her property. The original purpose was to grow potatoes for personal consumption. Read more

Rescued Alaska 'wolfdogs' work with veterans

ANCHORAGE — The Alaska part of the Wolf Country USA case came to an end last week when Werner Schuster, owner of the facility... Read more

Fire destroys historic roadhouse

ANCHORAGE - The Forks Roadhouse in Petersville, a relic of the gold rush era, burned to the ground sometime on Wednesday night. Read more

Black soldiers' work on Alaska Highway commemorated

ANCHORAGE - The Juneteenth Alaska Alcan Highway Celebration takes place this week under the auspices of the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation. The October celebration is appropriate, said Dr. Read more

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