Alpine skiing: Nonprofit group works to open a new ski area in Hatcher Pass next year. Powder hounds rejoice.
Burger fans: First Sonic Drive-In slated to open in Wasilla. After years of watching the commercials, cherry limeade nears reality.
Dena’ina art: New art installation at Ship Creek commemorates cultural history of the area. Long overdue.
Aftershocks: Alaskans know to expect them, but they still rattle our nerves.
Teacher turnover: Too many teachers leave Alaska. New effort to attract, retain them is underway.
Ferry delays: New state ferries may require millions in upgrades before entering service.
– Sarah Erkmann Ward, Blueprint Alaska