Category Archives: Pdf archive
Eventually we’ll figure out something less awkward than sending you to our old site for these, but for now these are the PDF versions of every print issue since we started littering Longyearbyen with them in early 2009…
Greenies get a “win” in Parliament in their battle to end coal mining in Svalbard, but it’s purely symbolic since lawmakers are virtually certain to approve a bailout loan for financially-starved Store Norske in the near future. Meanwhile, another more immediate crisis closer to home continues to take its toll as a kennel cough epidemic resulted in a majority of teams being struck from the annual Trappers Trail sleddog race. Plus drones visit Ny-Ålesund, Russian soldiers visit the North Pole and a geologist visits what may be Sauron’s new mountain hideout in this week’s PDF.
Russia bungles announced plans to cancel the Bareno ice camp in favor of military and science camps, with the usual procession of North Pole expeditions scheduled to deploy there during the first three weeks of April. And the Lance scientists got a thrilling contact high, followed by a cold comedown, just before returning to Longyearbyen for Easter. Plus polar bears play the roles of both villains and victims in this week’s PDF.
It’s a new record for dimness with our first 12-page issue ever, courtesy of a total solar eclipse that cast light on Svalbard’s brightest and blackest sides. Unfortunate incidents such as a polar bear attacking a camper and a woman exiled for allegedly trying to set several buildings on fire were overlooked by nearly all when the skies finally cleared on Eclipse Day, providing longtime “shawdowflies” with what their called their best viewing experience ever. Check out this week’s PDF to see why more than 50,000 people are already making plans to see the next one here in the year 2061.
We’re still so busy covering eclipse-related stuff we’re late getting this week’s article online, but while we’re catching up on that here’s this week’s PDF so you can see what most of the awesomely great and terrifying commotion of the week up here was about.
Is is possible the polar bear that raided the Lance ice camp then bit the heads off the performers of this year’s spoof show, one of whom was a pilot and a strike resulted due to a dispute over hazardous duty pay? Read the e-paper version of our frozen fishwrapper to find out.
Nearly a week late, it’s our giant “we’re corrupt” issue (see rant in the next post for details). Whatever our woes, they don’t come close to the harrowing “shift change” for those aboard the Lance research ship. In other news, the annual welcome-the-sun fest starts during a blizzard, a robot on a roller coaster (and no people) is the best vision for Pyramiden’s future, spaced-out students score big under the northern lights and Hollywood is again trying to kill visitors here with ignorance.
Another mining accident in Barentsburg hospitalizes a Ukrainian man with spinal and skull injuries, reseachers aboard the Lance get a temporarily reprieve from their “worst-case” scenario of being on a boat that floats, and no “official” damage or serious injuries result from a blizzard that brought hurricane-force winds to some parts of Svalbard in our back-to-normal, tree-friendly-sized print edition.
Spying on art, the art of spying, the return of the sun during a hurricane-like blizzard likely to leave us groping in the dark and a Mass homecoming during Polarjazz make for yet another supersized e-paper. (At this point are they even a big deal, so to speak?)
The first faint whisps of light in months mark the dawn of a whirlwind of madness, including a complete overhaul of the government’s vision for Svalbard, a Polarjazz destined to go up in flames, a new public transit thing known as “sledsharing,” the queen watching eyes cast (literally) on a glacier instead of her at a new art hall, yet another week of polar pornography and much more in yet another extra-large e-paper.