Abbey Collins, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
Near the end of a 20-mile hike, former Alaska Public Media reporter and outdoor enthusiast Abbey Collins encountered two brown bears fighting one another.
New breweries have been popping up in Alaska for years, and, despite earlier predictions that growth would plateau, it hasn’t let up yet. vv
Alaska State Troopers say 55-year-old Palmer resident Fina Kiefer walked out of the woods about a mile from the Pioneer Ridge trailhead.
A search is ongoing for a hiker near Palmer who was reportedly charged by bears on a local trail.
Big cruise ships recently got the green light to sail to the state again. At the same time, independent travelers are showing up in force in Southcentral.
As federal aid poured in, personal income in Alaska actually rose in 2020.
Kate Wattum began operating her fiber mill business in Fairbanks in 2016. But it wasn't until 2020 that she felt like she'd hit her stride, turning raw animal fibers into yarn. Then came the pandemic.
A nationwide shortage of rentals cars is forcing dealers to raise prices. Renting a car for a week can cost over $2,000 in some cases — if travelers are able to find them at all.
It's a seller's market: homes are going fast and at high prices. But experts say they're not seeing the warning signs of a housing bubble.
State and federal leaders have been trying to find ways to bring large ships back to the state this year. But summer is right around the corner.
In Anchorage’s COVID-19 economy, social media skills are essential for small business — but not everyone has them
Familia opened in May 2020. Their food has gained a strong following despite the pandemic.
McCoy says his top priority is building and earning trust within the community.
Hope for big ships at some point this summer is not lost yet, but the outlook is bleak. Leaders in Alaska and Washington D.C. are attempting to find solutions.
Financial needs linger among Alaskans, a year after the start of the pandemic shocked the state’s economy
Needs have settled down after the early spike, but many Alaskans are still dealing with the financial impacts of the pandemic, which are expected to linger in the months ahead.
The change is small -- a 1.1% decline in prices.
The American Rescue Plan, which includes another round of federal relief money for Americans impacted by the pandemic.
The housing market’s upswing doesn’t account for thousands of Alaskans who are struggling to make ends meet.
Alaska lost 27,000 jobs in 2020. And, while the whole state suffered, regions that depend on tourism were hit especially hard.
In the last year, employees at Salmon Berry Tours delivered groceries, plants and Christmas Trees. They also took on a new role in Hatcher Pass.
Alaska State Troopers are warning of avalanche danger around Bear Mountain in Chugiak, after three people were reportedly killed in a slide there this week.