It’s the darkest part of winter in a very dark year marked with loss, anxiety, economic worries, political upheaval and isolation. We’ve been asking Alaskans where they find inspiration, hope and comfort on their bleakest days. Many of them said they turned to art — music, literature, film and spiritual texts — to help get through it.
Sitka’s St. Peter’s Episcopal Church rang its churchbell once for every thousand U.S. deaths to the coronavirus. It took 15 minutes.
Despite its desultory appearance, the tree has sparked joy.
David Mahaffey was installed as the 16th Bishop of the Orthodox Dioceses in Alaska in 2014. He passed away on Nov. 27.
Pastor Jami Campbel says she hopes residents will use the radio transmitter to share their music and stories with one another.
All three films are available to watch for free on Vision Maker’s First Indigenous Online Film Festival page until September 14.
The buffalo left Montana for Alaska on Monday — three hardy bulls, which weigh about a thousand pounds each.
Knopp was an oil industry contractor who served on the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly before he was elected to the House in 2016. He represented Kenai and Soldotna in the chamber.
Cook, a famed British explorer, was in the Anchorage area for short period in May and June of 1778; he and his crew were the first Europeans to reach Prince William Sound and Cook Inlet. His visit is remembered in the oral tradition of the Dena’ina people.
This year’s statewide Native Youth Olympics competition was canceled due to the pandemic, but the annual gathering rooted in sportsmanship and survival found a creative way to continue.