Happy month of May, the time of year when Persephone, spring goddess of Greek mythology, has managed to hike up from the southern climes to bless our land. This is the month when the Alaska landscape (finally) heralds the promise of spring with the scent of cottonwood buds and the fast transition of the birch trees from bare to light green, exhibiting their full foliage by month’s end. A month of such great change! Sun’s up, school’s out, central heating is turned down or completely off, and the dogs are grilling on the barbecue. Welcome spring!
It’s that time of year again… the days are getting longer, the sounds of birdsongs fill the air, and the stacks of firewood outside convenience store gas stations yield to the breakup season’s new last-minute must-have money maker: windshield washer fluid.
Stop writing checks for studies and plans. Start writing checks for concrete and steel. It is time for the state to build the bridge across Knik Arm. Since the bridge will be owned by the state, the state should use its own money and build it.
The clock is ticking to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans for physical and economic damages suffered due to certain storms occurring last fall in Alaska.
Holiday parties abound in December, and we've seen a growing trend for a couple of months now.
Let’s just call November the big issue month. The magazine is once again a big issue and it is packed with articles about a number of big issues—many concerning energy and resource development. You’ll have to read them all.
Welcome to the dog days of summer. No, it doesn’t mean we get to lounge around on the porch napping in the hot sun. In Alaska, it means we work like dogs to get everything ready before winter hits.