Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska Dispatch News

61°North: Sourdough Starters

For one Anchorage couple, working from home results in 400 loaves at a time.

61°North: Seeds of Change

Kachemak Bay oyster farmers find success creating their own seed-to-table industry

61°North : Family Circle – There’s so much more than biology in the making of a family

Tom and Deborah, Amanda and Anthony, Lessa — what do they have in common? Five Alaskans who’ve made room at their family table for one (or two or 25) more, through fostering and adoption.

61°North: Kodiak’s sweetheart: Brittany Tregarthen

A profile on a 28-year-old Kodiak woman with Down Syndrome who recently metaled at the Special Olympics World Games and the town that supports her.

61°North: The Da Vinci of Ice Cream 

Elissa Brown of Wild Scoops is all for tapping into Alaska pride with her inventive recipes. 

61°North: The Art of Brewing

Alaska’s homebrewing boom is fueled by creativity and a desire to share something handcrafted. 

*Won Second Place for Best Arts Reporting at 2016 Alaska Press Club Awards

61°North: When the Circus Comes to Town

North Slope kids push their physical limits to enjoy high-flying fun at circus camp.

61°North: On the Map

The adventure, fashion and ‘flying Dixie cups’ of Alaska surveying in the early years.

61°North: Meat Lovers

The butchers behind Alaska’s prime cuts.

*Winner of 2016 Alaska Press Club Best Magazine Feature

Show Me Alaska: Sled, slopes and northern lights

First-person narrative about dog sledding with Iditarod racer Jerry Sousa. Sidebar: how snow bunny’s can get the most out of the Last Frontier. 

Show Me Alaska: Annual Sitka keg hunt taps community spirit, historical knowledge

Show Me Alaska: Exploring Alaska’s Matanuska Glacier

Show Me Alaska: Pre-gaming with Fur Rondy’s Racing Reindeer

Sponsored Content: A classroom full of drones, roller coasters and excitement

Teacher Jacob Doth does something incredible every week, nine months a year. He transforms classrooms full of middle schoolers into STEM fans.

Sponsored Content: ‘We’re growing food and growing gardeners’

It’s planting season in Tyonek, where a successful school greenhouse program nurtures young gardeners right alongside their thriving beans, tomatoes and watermelons.

Sponsored content: Deering residents collaborate with artist to capture impact of water on daily life

The coastal Arctic community unveiled the completed 30-foot mural on June 24.

Making It: Building Southeast Alaska’s first distillery

One couple navigated uncharted straits to infuse whiskey and other spirits with Alaska flavors and history. (Page 4)