Category: Outdoors

Overly simplified

Anchorage, Alaska is a city laced with bear-baiting stations, so the city’s political leaders have decided to crack down on homeowners to solve the problem of constant conflicts between people and bears. […]

Thank Pebble

Inadvertent though Pebble’s role might be, the hugely controversial, proposed, copper mine near Lake Iliamna clearly deserves some credit for inspiring at least a small effort to pick up some of the […]

The fever

What salmon do to people in Alaska: A neighbor came by today wanting to borrow fishing gear. He doesn’t fish. Or at least not with rod and reel. Doesn’t matter. He’d heard […]

Apocalypse not

Sockeye salmon came flooding into Alaska’s fabled Russian River in such unprecedented numbers this week that only a day after the fishing season opened the minimum spawning goal had been met and […]

Sea change?

News analysis Could what Alaskans often view as the big, bad, faraway federal government be poised to lead northern fisheries management back to where the founders of the 49th state wanted to […]


The recalcitrant black bear brought to an end a day when too much time was wasted on Facebook engaged in discussions about bears. They focused mainly on protection: bells, air horns, flares, […]

Fading kings

The Alaska fishing season has only just begun, but early indications are the Cook Inlet king salmon collapse is developing just about as forecast by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. […]

Double whammy

Global warming and hatcheries pumping billions of salmon into the North Pacific Ocean are combining to change the very nature of Alaska sockeye salmon, according to a peer-reviewed study published in Nature […]