Copper failure

The commercial fishing season for Copper River salmon – the most coveted of Alaska fish – is shaping up as a disaster for the isolated fishing community of Cordova. Prices paid to […]

Idit-a-bike back

Over the course of three months this year, German Nina Gässler learned about the worst of Alaska, pedaled a fat-tired bike across some of the prettiest of Alaska, and eventually experienced the best […]

Agreeable news

Maybe part of what’s wrong with journalism today is not journalists, but readers. You don’t have to engage in many conversations about the news to find people whose main complaint is that […]

Smoke-filled rooms

With the fishing season beginning in the 49th state, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has been holding private meetings to forge an agreement between commercial, sport and other fishing interests on how to manage […]

Sponsor gone

Essential oils guru Donald Gary Young was barely dead before Mitch Seavey, the three-time champion of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race got tossed to the dogs.   People for the Ethical […]

Best buy

Whole, headed and gutted Copper River sockeye salmon going for $159.96 per fish in Seattle earlier this week might have looked badly over-priced to Alaskans, but that was then. This is now: […]

Word control

What a week in Alaska journalism, and it’s only Thursday. First we get the KTVA cowboys staking out an aggressive mama moose on the Glenn Highway bike path for more than an […]

Ecosystem chaos

With Canadian and Pacific Northwest scientists readying a claim to yet more evidence of hatchery pink salmon overgrazing the pastures of the North Pacific Ocean to the detriment of Chinook and other […]