Summer Living

Mortenson graduates with Masters Degree

Ryan Mortenson of Bethel graduated with his Masters in Business Administration on December 8th 2018 from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He during walked the commencement ceremonies for UAF on May 4th of this year. […]

Summer Living

Earthworm species may be native to Interior Alaska

by Theresa Bakker A Fairbanks high school student has discovered five species of earthworms in Interior Alaska, including one possibly native to North America. Megan Booysen worked with University of Alaska Museum of the North […]

Summer Living

Alaska’s big river never stops flowing

by Ned Rozell It’s midsummer, a good time to slip a canoe onto the Yukon River. I start at the river town of Eagle, population 85, and will finish in Circle, population 104. Circle is […]

Summer Living

The Salmon State: Casting for fish — and guides — in Bristol Bay

by Mary Catharine Martin Triston Chaney, a 19-year-old college student raised in Dillingham, knew before this year that he loved fly fishing. What he didn’t know is that he’d love helping other people catch fish, […]

Summer Living

Calista Corporation 2018 Shareholder Award Recipients announced

by Thom Leonard Alaska Native Cultural Values Embodied in Shareholders. Calista Corporation is excited to announce the honorees of the 2018 Calista Corporation Shareholder Awards. Shareholders and Descendants are the heart and voice of the […]

Summer Living

Coastal Villages kicks off Youth Employment Programs

by CVRF Staff Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) is employing hundreds of Western Alaska youth this summer through its longstanding internship and Youth-to-Work programs. CVRF’s internship program celebrates its 20th year of providing college students […]

Summer Living

The Salmon State: Wild fish in wild places Hunting for fish in Alaska’s steelhead-bearing rivers and streams

by Mary Catharine Martin For most people, steelhead — sea-run rainbow trout — are “the fish of 10,000 casts.” To catch them, you stand waist-deep in a spring-melt river, growing numb with cold as you […]

Summer Living

Rural veterinarians provide care, and appreciation to partners

by Angie Fitch We had an amazing trip to the Kukokwim. Thank you to the tribes and communities of Napaskiak, Napakiak and Kwethluk for welcoming us, partnering with us and making it a reality! We’ve […]

Summer Living

Dr. Mikhail Malakhov – The Russians are Back

by Tim Troll In this new era of a cooling relationship between the U.S. and Russia, one adventurous Russian historian is trying to warm it up a little, at least with one of its states […]

Summer Living

Sharing the trail with born Alaskans

by Ned Rozell June 1, 2017: Who is this girl, hair in braids, emerging from the tent with a full backpack? She is 10 years old, a recent fourth grade graduate, out here with a […]

Summer Living

Lower Kalskag annual Clean Up Green Up

The Village of Lower Kalskag had our Annual Clean up Green up May 30th – June 2nd 2017 with a picnic for the youth for a good job done with the help of volunteers. The […]

Summer Living

Gear has come a long way in 20 years

by Ned Rozell May 25, 2017: When I walked this same path 20 years ago, I averaged six miles each day. After a few weeks in 2017 of hiking the path of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, […]

Summer Living

Fish Skin Basketry exhibit featured at the YPCC Museum

by K.J. Lincoln Jennifer Lent loves fish skin. She has been using fish skin to create beautiful miniature baskets and her work is currently being featured at the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center Museum in Bethel. […]

Summer Living

Alakanuk Clean Up Green Up a success

by Augusta Edmund Alakanuk’s yearly clean-up had a great turnout on May 20th & 21st. We had 99 participants, 4 volunteers with 453 bags picked. The event was followed with a party, movie & prizes […]