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  1. Jewel's tell-all book 'Never Broken' recounts rocky road to successRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 31 | Anchorage Daily News

    "My name is Jewel Kilcher and I am an Alaskan." Thus begins chapter one of the door-stopper memoir by the singer-songwriter from Homer, "discovered" while living in her car in San Diego, recipient of four Grammy nominations , seller of 30 million albums, author of a best-selling poetry collection and now 41-year-old mother of a 4-year-old, intent on sharing her life story to help others struggling with issues of self-worth.


  2. Snowboard concerto - Alyeska riders inspire new symphonic workRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 28 | Anchorage Daily News

    Saturday's program by the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra will include a world premiere by a prominent contemporary composer who wrote the work after he made his first trip to Alaska in 2011. Eric Ewazen, professor of composition at Juilliard, came to Anchorage when the ASO performed his "Down a River of Time" for oboe and orchestra.


  3. Alaska commercial halibut quota goes up for first time in 15 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 30 | Anchorage Daily News

    Alaska halibut stocks are showing signs of an uptick, and for the first time in 15 years, commercial fishermen's catches will not be slashed this year. Fishery managers on Friday set the coastwide Pacific halibut harvest at 29.89 million pounds, a 2.3 percent increase from 2015.


  4. Art Beat: Snowboard Concerto - Alyeska riders inspire new symphonic workRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 28 | Anchorage Daily News

    A snowboarder casts a long shadow as the sun sets at Alyeska Resort on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010.. Composer Eric Ewazen says the third movement of his new double concerto, which will receive its world premiere with the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, Jan. 30, was inspired by watching skiers and snowboarders at Alyeska Resort.


  5. When death comes to Homer's Bishop's Beach on Kachemak BayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 24 | Anchorage Daily News

    BISHOP'S BEACH -- This beach at the base of the Homer hillside is the town's portal into Kachemak Bay and the North Pacific Ocean. People live along the shore of the bay as far as the road goes, some 30 more miles, where it ends at the head of the bay with an abrupt dive down dizzying switchbacks to two communities of Russian Old Believers.


  6. Homer writer Eva Saulitis gracefully authored the process of her deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 20 | Anchorage Daily News

    Writer Eva Saulitis composed her progress toward death as gracefully as one of her poems, right up to her last breath, which she breathed with her family at home in Homer on Saturday afternoon. Saulitis, 52, wrote in ADN's We Alaskans about her approaching death from breast cancer in September and in a book she finished on the subject, titled "Becoming Earth," to be published by Boreal Books .


  7. Yet again, warm weather may wipe out Tustumena 200 sled dog raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 13 | Anchorage Daily News

    While the vain sometimes pretend they're 29 for many years afterwards, the Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race seems to be legitimately stuck at that age. This year's race, the biggest distance race on the Kenai Peninsula, is still scheduled for Jan. 30 and has a full field of 50 mushers entered.


  8. Shellfish farming becomes million-dollar industry in AlaskaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 8 | Anchorage Daily News

    Aquatic farming was approved by Alaska lawmakers in 1988 and topped $1 million in shellfish sales for the first time in 2014. "This is the highest sales we've had since the inception of the program, which is pretty exciting," said Cynthia Pring-Ham, director of mariculture for the state Department of Natural Resources , adding that shellfish production increased 27 percent.


  9. Assembling Kachemak Bay belugas, bone by boneRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    In a classroom at the Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College, students were spending their lunch hour with bones and teeth. Whale bones and teeth, to be exact.


  10. Kiss snowy Alaska winters goodbyeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    I took last winter personally, the months of snowless dark. And I had none of my usual outlets for surviving - or thriving - in the cold.


  11. High winds halt ferry sailings between Homer and KodiakRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    The state Department of Transportation says sailings of the state ferry Tustumena between Homer and Kodiak have been canceled, with forecasts calling for hurricane-force winds. In a release, DOT said Tuesday and Wednesday sailings between the cities have been canceled.


  12. Reality Check: Atz Lee Kilcher goes to the hospital, and the cameras followRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    This week, a reader pointed me back to " Alaska: The Last Frontier ." For those of you who haven't been following the Alaska reality TV beat closely, let me recap for you.


  13. Lynx capture title at Soldotna hoops tournamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    The Dimond Lynx used a balanced scoring attack and 11 3-pointers to crush Homer 94-31 Saturday, a win that earned them the championship at the Powerade/Al Howard Tip-Off in Soldotna. Dimond, which won all three of its games at the round-robin basketball tournament, landed 12 players in the scoring column.


  14. Booming Kachemak Bay winter king salmon fishery enjoying another good seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    For warmth, Jim Stogsdill clamped his free hand around a steaming cup of coffee, while using the other to steer his 22-foot Hewescraft to depart his home-away-from-Soldotna-home in Little Tutka Bay. Heading out into the marine waters of Kachemak Bay, overhead muted light came from gray clouds in an even grayer sky, while underfoot water lapping against the aluminum hull resonated up through Stogsdill's Xtratuffs as he set up his downrigger.


  15. Halibut harvest cut suggested, but Alaska stocks may be reboundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    Despite encouraging signs that Pacific halibut stocks are stabilizing after a downward spiral lasting nearly two decades, catches could decrease slightly in most regions again next year. That's if fishery managers accept the catch recommendations of scientists who study halibut, which they don't always do.


  16. Reality TV star seeks permit for art retreat on Kenai PeninsulaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    Star of the Discovery Channel reality show "Alaska: The Last Frontier" Atz Kilcher is looking to build up a site at Fox River where young people can gather to work on art projects. The Peninsula Clarion reports Kilcher, who is a homesteader near Homer, applied to the Alaska Department of Natural Resources for permission to construct several permanent buildings near the Old Believer Russian Orthodox village Kachemak Selo.


  17. Juneau may look to Canadian natural gas to lower energy costsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    Natural gas is being looked at as the solution to high energy costs in Southeast Alaska, but it is Canadian gas, not Alaska gas, that's likely to be shipped to Juneau and other Panhandle communities. Juneau's electric utility, Alaska Electric Light and Power, has provided the city with power since before it was the capital, but it was recently purchased by Spokane-based Avista Corp., which not only provides electricity to its hundreds of thousands of Pacific Northwest customers but natural gas as well.


  18. Market Fresh: Plenty of alternatives to Turkey at the marketsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    That doesn't mean fresh Alaska seafood is totally unavailable. But the best rule: Don't delay; if you see it, buy it.


  19. Jim LavrakasRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    Polly Hess got a letter last month from her health insurance company saying that the premium for her and her husband's health insurance plan would increase next year by more than 30 percent -- from $1,648 to about $2,500 a month. The letter from Moda Health went on to tell Hess that if she was OK with the hike, she didn't have to do anything else, recalled Hess, who lives in Homer and owns a small business with her husband.


  20. This is October on Kachemak Bay? Pinch meRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    On a Saturday morning in mid-October, could there have been a more perfect place to be than on the water off Homer Spit, trolling for king salmon? The barely wrinkled bay reflected the pale gray of a lightening sky, and wisps of low clouds feathered the mountainsides. How often, even in summer, was it warm enough to go hatless in an open skiff? Before leaving the harbor - so peaceful this time of year - we'd paused to watch an otter rolling and flipping, round and round, fluffing its marvelous fur.


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