Soapberries are a traditional food for many Tlingits in northern Southeast, British Columbia and the Yukon Territory. They’re collected, and sometimes preserved, then whipped up into a frothy treat with a taste a little like ice cream. The small red berries were prepared and taste-tested during a contest that was part of the recent Celebration 2010 events in Juneau.Related Link: See photos and a video.
- Southeast Alaska’s independent ferry system is working its way out of a ridership slump. Numbers are up on the Hollis-to-Ketchikan route.
- For most of the state, the entire month of March has been clear and cold.
- Retrial of Christopher Strawn on charges related to the 2015 death of Brandon Cook is still set for Oct. 2.
- For the Arctic Ocean, winter has been one long warm spell. That’s led to another record-low year for formation of Arctic winter sea-ice cover.