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Betsy Fischer's Blog

“Not all those who wander are lost”

J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings


What is lost? The dictionary defines the state of being lost as “having gone astray or...

What About West Peak?

Betsy Fischer's Blog

If you love being outdoors in Juneau, then you are familiar with most of the local mountains that are popular day hikes. There’s Mt. Juneau, obviously, then Gastineau Peak, Mt. Roberts, and Sheep...

Thunder Mountain traverse - now and then

Betsy Fischer's Blog

Yes, I have been hiking. No, I have not been writing about my hikes. I have been approached by quite a few people over the past 11 months (has it been that long since my last blog?), asking me...

Year of Reading Foreign: The slow burn

Randi Spray's Blog

I’m a fast reader. That’s not boasting. That’s a fact. I kept stats for 2014 and I average one book or 342 pages every three days. (Yes, stats. Like a sport. Competitive reading.)...

Rainy Day Reads: Say ‘no’ to vampire novels

Randi Spray's Blog

I admit the trend was fun — for about a week sometime in 2008 — and it did us all a favour by popularizing the supernatural genre (of which many fine examples that do not include...

HIGHER EDUCATION: The local option

James Brooks's Blog

Back when voters were considering Ballot Measure 2, one of the biggest arguments against the measure (and the one heard loudest in rural Alaska) was the fact that local communities couldn't opt...

HIGHER EDUCATION: State releases updated regulation schedule

James Brooks's Blog

On Wednesday, the state sent out an updated schedule explaining when it plans to finish work on different parts of the regulations that will govern the commercial marijuana industry in Alaska.

Rainy Day Reads: What the League can do for you

Randi Spray's Blog

“What league am I talking about?” you ask.

None other than “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.”

The 2003 movie was a seminal event in my...


James Brooks's Blog

Let's talk marijuana. Specifically, Alaska marijuana.

Higher Education is a new feature I'm rolling out to cover the progress of the legal marijuana industry in Alaska...

Cross-culination: Makin' food and makin' friends

Melissa Griffiths' Blog

Though Beau Schooler will head to Louisiana as a competitor, promoting Alaska foods with...


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