Zachary Snowdon Smith
“I have never wanted to teach Eyak the way I was taught Latin,” linguist Guillaume Leduey said. "It always has to be fun — that’s been my motive for all these years… You learn faster when you play.”
"If you cut the roots, the tree dies," director Vincent Bonnay said. "This is something that should last forever for the Eyak people, and it is still recovering… Language is not just words — it’s so much more.”
“It's about the law and the Constitution and ethical governance, and that's not a partisan thing,” said Barb Jewell.
“When we get these kinds of cases, we all think the worst and hope for the best, and this one was a win," said Police Chief Michael Hicks. "It’s the best possible way it could have ended."
The preschool lottery will be drawn starting at 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9. Parents of both selected and non-selected students will be notified by phone ahead of the weekend.
Alaska normally welcomes European tourists. One traveler who’s been officially banned, however, is the European green crab, an invasive species with the potential to overrun coastal ecosystems.
JT Anderson said he enjoyed the race in spite of suffering a leg cramp midway through. “It was challenging at some times, but it was actually really fun,” he said.
“There’s a lot of different topics that people argue about in town, but I think 99 percent of people would agree that they want to have more going on in the wintertime," City Planner Leif Stavig said.
Previous Eyak Lake Cleanup Days have turned up everything from cigarette butts and Kleenex to corrugated metal, tires and a water heater. This year’s biggest find was several large blocks of styrofoam, said Shae Bowman, operations manager for the CRWP.
Biologists believe that deer populations have returned to normal levels after a slump following the severe 2011-2012 winter.