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Humpy invasion

  While West Coast Americans – Alaskans among them – worry and fret about farmed Atlantic salmon escaping to invade the Pacific Ocean  despite decades of failed stocking efforts aimed at helping them do […]

Unexpected bounty

News analysis Good news at last for salmon-loving Alaskans who’ve watched sockeye returns to the fabled Copper River spurt and falter this year. No, the Copper hasn’t witnessed the miraculous return of […]

A new Cook Inlet

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council, a federal entity dominated by commercial fishing interests, has named a Cook Inlet salmon committee to establish policy for management of fish in federal waters within […]

Chitina shutdown

The bad news thousands of Alaskans dipnetters expected to hear is now official:   The Copper River personal-use fishery near Chitina will officially close at midnight Sunday and remain closed indefinitely. “I […]

Horrible timing

UPDATE: If you want a shot at Copper River salmon, go now. The 96-hour Chitina dipnet period that opens at 12:01 a.m. tomorrow and runs through 11:59 p.m. Sunday could be the last for […]

Little girl battler

At first, seven-year-old Isabel Kerr’s problems seemed a small thing. Wasilla parents Gordon and Tara Kerr thought maybe their child was just a little clumsy. Gordon remembers wondering years ago if maybe […]

Bundle up

Two years after Alaska’s warmest year on record, weather conditions have returned to something closer to normal in the far north. The National Weather Service was issuing frost warnings for the Fairbanks […]

AK losing ANWR $

This story has been updated to reflect Rep. Don Young’s role. The 49th state’s share of anticipated revenues from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) is on the verge of being slashed […]

Life with bear(s)

The little bear had found his personal patch of heaven, a field of horsetail and dandelions. Favored black bear foods both. Unfortunately, this bear’s wild garden was growing along our road home. […]