Tag: Chitina

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 […]

Media faith fading

American journalism is a business in crisis.   In Alaska, the state’s largest newspaper and by far largest news organization is teetering on the edge of financial disaster with losses reportedly running […]

State of the kings

For the first time in years, king salmon are showing signs of making a stronger return to the vast wilderness surrounding Alaska’s urban heartland. While Panhandle runs continue to struggle, kings to […]