FAIRBANKS — A tall, willowy woman with the looks of a model, the grace of a dancer and the mind of a scientist, Mary Beth Leigh is so lovely and accomplished it would be tempting to be jealous of her, but she’s also so nice and down-to-earth one can’t help but take an instant liking to her. Read more
KETCHIKAN — Elizabeth Peratrovich’s name now stands over the theater in the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, placed there by the U.S. Forest Service and the Alaska Native Brotherhood and Sisterhood and revealed in an emotional ceremony on Thursday.
KENAI — With several marijuana businesses up and running on the Kenai Peninsula in south-central Alaska, industry estimates show the businesses could contribute $5.3 million annually to the local economy.
SITKA — Sitka National Historical Park in southeast Alaska is looking to get the public’s support to move forward with a project to restore an area of the park that was the site of a battlefield more than 200 years ago.
Issues such as family breakdown and suicide have plagued Alaska for years, but now, even in the midst of a fiscal crisis that has led to massive budget deficits, state leaders are looking for new ways to fight those problems, local Native leaders and elders were told Thursday.