Alaska bush pilot Willy Fulton is known for his experience flying to remote locations, and his direct, likable personality.
Fulton is also known as the pilot who last flew Timothy Treadwell, and ultimately came upon Treadwell’s remains in Katmai National Park.
Scott Koeller has been regularly dressing in drag since college and with the help of his wife has created a lasting persona as Daphne DoAll LaChores.
Daphne is well known as the host of Mad Myrna’s Drag Queen Divas show, but many would be surprised to learn that the Anchorage fixture is also the handyman at Mad Myrna’s, one of the top gay bars in the country.
Alaska is known for its abundant salmon fisheries, but few outsiders have ever heard of the yearly hooligan runs.
These fish earned the name “candlefish” from being so fat during spawning, with up to 15% of total body weight in fat, that if caught, dried, and strung on a wick, it can be burned as a candle.
On the night of their farewell show, Gerygone & Twig members reflect on their band’s impact on a small Alaskan town, and what it means to grow up differently from most other high school kids.
Musk Ox Farm Director Mark Austin is responsible for the largest (and possibly only), modern domestication experiment. For a number of years, he has been raising musk ox in the Mat-Su Valley.
Chris Reynolds has spent most of his life chasing the ever elusive “hang time,” sports like snowboarding provide. Recently, Reynolds has found a new love and a new adrenaline high: Paramotoring.
Arctic Valley has been providing Alaskans with grassroots skiing since the 1940s.
Sitting next to an old military missile site, the ski area relies almost entirely on its volunteers to stay alive.
Every year, hundreds of Alaska Native teens from all over the state gather for the Native Youth Olympics (NYO). They compete in games that have been passed down generation to generation.
In this episode of INDIE ALASKA, you’ll meet Autumn Ridley, who in 2012 broke the world record for the Alaskan High Kick, one of NYO’s most popular events.
While most creative talents leave Alaska for the chance of more exposure in big cities, Emma Hill is not only making a living as a musician in her home state, she’s thriving.
Hill grew up in the small Alaskan village of Sleetmute.
Bill Streever is an author, biologist and avid adventurer. He is also a life-long diver.
In this edition of INDIE ALASKA we follow the intrepid diver under the ice of Summit Lake, in the heart of the Chugach National Forest, for a view that few Alaskans ever see.
The Ski Train is a springtime tradition in Alaska, and one of the biggest parts of the experience is the roving polka band, the Alaska Blaskapelle.
In this video, we take a look at the whole experience, and get a look at a few of the characters from the band.