The Education of Lily Blue

We asked our friend, 92-year-old Dick Griffith, who was once a sheepherder in Wyoming, how to train these dogs.

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Ode to a “beary” patch

One summer I made the perfect catch and found a super berry patch; Blueberries galore, I picked with dispatch, half my bounty down the hatch.

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Faith in the System

When it's time for your family to make this difficult decision, ask questions, do the research, but have faith.

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Six Alaska Teens Honored for Community Service, Named Local Heroes

Claire Schimmack always pushes herself to be the best she can be, but she also manages to find time to help others in need.

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Knowledge is much more than power

I hope that today's youth, armed with modern information access tools, possess a robust hunger for knowledge, a basic curiosity.

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Four Local High Schools to receive national recognition from Special Olympics for achievements with inclusion

More than 80 schools are currently participating in Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools programming in Alaska.

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Alaska Air Guardsmen rescue pilot, passenger near Tyonek

Airmen rescued the pilot of a PA-18 aircraft and a passenger after the plane crashed in vicinity of the Beluga bench northwest of Tyonek.

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Letter From the Editor – September

I have a question for all the ECHO readers out there. Do you even read this letter? Would this page be better filled with ads or stories?

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Currants: A Harvest of Sunshine and Memories

Erik and his wife picked wild currants to make jelly to give as gifts to the guests at their wedding. What could be sweeter or more Alaskan?

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The crucible of character

After 1,955 days of captivity, Ellis returned to U.S. custody. With the help fellow leaders, he managed to survive and return with honor.

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