Op-ed: Elon Musk’s Age of Exploration

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:17

Next year on Mars.

Letter to the editor: Thanks to supporters for Caribou Hills military event

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:16

The Caribou Hills Cabin Hoppers recently hosted a group of servicemen and women from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson BOSS Program (Better Opportunities for Single Servicemen) at Freddie’s Roadhouse for the 3rd annual Military Appreciation Weekend. This group of soldiers was treated to guided snow machine rides in the Caribou Hills, meals and lodging on March 10th and 11th. They also participated in the drag races which are held every weekend at Freddie’s Roadhouse.

Voices of Alaska: We can’t wait on rebuilding infrastructure

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:15

From the White House to the steps of the Alaska State Capitol, the need to maintain and improve our roads, buildings, and other critical infrastructure is evident.

What others say: You have the right to know what your government is doing

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:15

Government secrecy often breeds corruption within and mistrust from the public. But of course, this is America, and we have laws protecting our right to know what our various governments — local, state and federal — are doing.

Nikolaevsk boys lose out at 1A state tourney

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:00

One team’s season would be ending Friday morning at the Alaska Airlines Center, and Shismaref’s Edward Kokeok made sure it wasn’t his.

TEK: Another Way of Understanding Our Natural World

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 01:01

I had the privilege last week to participate in an interesting workshop hosted by Chugachmiut, an Alaska Native nonprofit agency that serves seven villages in the Chugach region: Port Graham, Nanwalek, Qutekcak, Chenega Bay, Valdez, Tatitlek and Eyak. It was originally planned to be a meeting between tribal elders and Local Education Coordinators to discuss how best to introduce Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) into school curricula. However, several local scientists, including a few from Outside who happened to be at the Kachemak Bay Science Conference in Homer, were invited to review their work.

Nature in music and feeling

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 01:00

Frozen Portage Lake beneath me cracks and groans ominously. A bitter cold infects the skin between my wrist and glove where cloth edges don’t meet. But up ahead, the rare sunlight casts my friends’ shadows across the diamond snow as we approach the teal glacier wall. The air outside is silent, yet music swells from somewhere deeper than my heart.

Jr. Blues defeat Brown Bears

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 00:59

The Springfield Jr. Blues scored a short-handed goal with 2 minutes, 32 seconds, left in the game for a 4-3 North American Hockey League victory over the Kenai River Brown Bears on Thursday night at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.

Ninilchik girls win in consolation bracket

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 00:59

Two reasons kept the Ninilchik girls motivated as they battled their way to Thursday evening’s 36-27 consolation win in the Class 1A state tournament at the Alaska Airlines Center.

Thursday state hoops: Nikolaevsk boys lose in quarterfinals

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 00:59

Despite a Herculean effort by senior Kalenik Molodih, the Nikolaevsk boys could not slay the dragon again at the Class 1A state tournament.