Strontium is a trace element and a mineral people use to make glow-in-the-dark paints and toothpaste for sensitive teeth. In research for his college degree, Sean Brennan used strontium's unique qualities to track salmon in an Alaska river.
It came as no surprise when the first price postings for Bristol Bay sockeye salmon tanked last week to $1.20/lb, with an extra 15 cents for chilled fish. That compares to a base price of $1.50 per pound last year.
Just about anyone can walk into a brewery and - if the staff isn't busy and they are asked nicely - a tour might be in order. Most breweries have a scheduled time of the week, or multiple times when tours happen. This may or may not be convenient, depending on your schedule or how many people you're hauling along with you.
On the southwest end of Kuiu Island, in remote Kell Bay, a cannery was built in 1901 by a few Tacoma miners who struck it rich in the Klondike Gold Rush. One hundred years after the cannery was torn down and moved to Bristol Bay in 1904, husband Frank and I visited the bay in the Twinkle to see what remained.
Editor's note: This is the second in a three-part series about efforts to improve the condition of downtown Juneau. Part three, which will focus on past and current efforts to improve downtown's buildings and environment, will appear in the July 30 issues of the Juneau Empire and Capital City Weekly.
Editor's note: This is the first in a multi-part series about efforts to improve the condition of downtown Juneau. Part two will appear in the July 23 issues of the Juneau Empire and Capital City Weekly.
I have to admit I’m not a huge soccer fan. I didn’t get into the hype of the World Cup, but I appreciate the love of sports. Many of my friends are very enthusiastic and their Facebook pages professed their passion for one country over another.
J.P. and Chris hang out around Pocket Park most days. They're both from Southeast Alaska - J.P was born at Bartlett and raised in Sitka, and Chris has family in Angoon and Hoonah - and call each other brothers.
I've been writing about beer long enough that people often come up with cutsey crap to ask me about my habit. Oh, sure; I get all manner of the "have you tried this beer," or "what do you think about that brewery," and such, but there are three questions that I consistently get asked.