Category: Outdoors

The fish arrive

If you’re in Alaskan and wanting salmon, get your butt to the Kenai River. After four straight days with Cook Inlet closed to commercial nets because of a faltering sockeye salmon return, […]

Newspaper gone?

  On the Friday that The McClatchy Company, one of the country’s biggest news operations, reported a staggering $37.4 million loss for the quarter, The Midnight Sun,, an Anchorage blog, publicly revealed […]

Dipnet struggles

UPDATE: With weekend dipnetting on the Kenai River a bust and sockeye salmon returns badly lacking – the Saturday sonar count was a dismal 14,280 fish –  the Alaska Department of Fish and Game […]

The killing land

  Predator control in Alaska is once again in the news with the Washington Post charging the Trump administration might open national preserves to hunting “techniques many people consider extreme (such as) […]

Bear crazy

A terrified woman locked in her bathroom. A Labrador-size black bear foraging in her second-floor kitchen. A strange and profane video selfie as she rants about the intruder. An unidentified hero to […]

Richest fisherman

Off Alaska’s coast began the journey that would vault the North Pacific’s richest fisherman into an exclusive club of America’s richest citizens, but it was in Seattle that Chuck Bundrant made the […]

The curtain falls

  Update: Just after this story posted, the catch numbers for Saturday’s commercial opening were reported. There was a catch of 150,120 sockeye on the day bringing the season total to 912,069 sockeye. […]