Whittier, AK Other News

17 Adorable Mountain Towns Our Readers Couldn’t Get Enough Of In 2022

Beaches or mountains? Admittedly, having grown up in Idaho, I tend to be slightly biased toward the mountains (although I love a good beach). The majesty of America’s impressive mountain ranges has inspired and captivated us for centuries. In today’s fast-paced digital world, I believe mountain landscapes offer the best opportunity to recharge your soul with adventure and ample excuse to simply unplug.

This year, writers let us in on some of their favorite mountain adventures from coast to coast! After reading a few of these st ... Read more

Leander "Lee" Francis Tramp

Leander Francis “Lee” Tramp, 87, of Dakota City, NE, passed away December 1, 2022 at a local hospital. A funeral mass will be held Monday, December 5th at 11:00 a.m. at St Michaels Catholic Church in South Sioux City, NE. Visitation will be Sunda ... Read more


Jo seph Lewis Schaum, age 90, of Sardis, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022, at WVU Medicine Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville, West Virginia.

He was born Aug. 7, 1932, in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, a son of the late George A. and ... Read more

Starving seabirds on Alaska coast show climate change peril

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 file photo, dead common murres lie washed up on a rocky beach in Whittier, Alaska. Arctic seabirds unable to find enough food in warmer ocean waters are just one sign of the vast changes in the polar region, wher ... Read more

YETI Coolers Are Buoyantly Washing Ashore By the Hundreds After Cargo Spill

Last summer, some lowlife stole my YETI cooler from the back of my pickup while I was fly fishing nearby. Had they merely taken a trip to Alaska, they could have nabbed a free one without stealing from a stranger having a pleasant afternoon not catching any trout.

That’s because back in October of 2021 a cargo ship called the Zim Kingston fumbled 109 containers overboard in bad weather and at least a couple of those containers were full of YETIs. The ship was headed from South Korea to Canada when it yeeted the containers into th ... Read more

Morning Open Thread: Not the Knowing, But the Knowing and No

“To translate a poem from thinking into English takes all night.” ― Grace Paley

“We are in the hands of men

whose power and wealth have

separated them from the reality of

daily life and from ... Read more

Pushing Peaks With Cirque Series Founder Julian Carr

Professional skier, entrepreneur, and Cirque Series founder Julian Carr fell in love with mountain running in an organic, roundabout way: one-on-one time with his dog Lexie — an athletic, white Dogo Argentino, which is a pack-hunter breed with agil ... Read more

Best way to see Alaska: Land or cruise?

Visiting Alaska is an aspiration for many travelers, and you’ll want to plan the Alaska vacation that suits your travel style best. Most visitors to Alaska travel via cruise ship or through a land-based vacation, but what is the best way to see the ... Read more