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More than 300 people took the trek up messy and very muddy Arctic Valley Road Saturday afternoon to participate in the 10th Merry Marmot Festival, a fundraiser and celebration of spring to wrap up the winter season.

Loren Holmes,Megan Edge
Despite the constant possibility of a rogue snowfall temporarily turning Alaska's spring right back to winter, now's the time to start clearing last year's catch out of the freezer before the summer days arrive and replenishing the supply becomes a priority.Kim Sunée

Despite the constant possibility of a rogue snowfall temporarily turning Alaska's spring right back to winter, now's the time to start clearing last year's catch out of the freezer before the summer days arrive and replenishing the supply becomes a priority.

Kim Sunée

Students in Nome are documenting their town's living history, developing video and audio production skills along the way.

Tara Young
OPINION: If you can buy the idea of the former governor as simply “a wife, a mother, a sportsman and, above all, an American,” you might be surprised at how much you enjoy her new reality TV outing.Maia Nolan-Partnow
I will believe my new book is done when it is in my hand, about a year from now. It's called “Finding the Good,” and is about how writing obituaries and rearing a big family has taught me to look for and find the good in people and situations.Heather Lende
As more airlines migrate north for the summer, competitive pressure results in lower peak-season fares. And that's good news for the Alaskan traveler.Scott McMurren

Disabilities are no barrier to enjoying winter sports at Challenge Alaska, where physical, developmental and cognitive differences just mean you might need some special equipment -- and some friendly support -- to get down the mountain.

Tara Young

Savoonga artist Jason Iya carves "transformation art" inspired by the carvings of his prehistoric ancestors.

Tara Young
There are some good air fare deals right now -- but the really great deals are around the corner in mid-May.Scott McMurren

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