JUNEAU, Alaska - Fishermen in Alaska will have access to slightly more halibut this year than last. The International Pacific Halibut Commission voted Friday in Vancouver, British Columbia, for a total catch in Alaska of 21.
JUNEAU, Alaska - One Alaska state senator is advocating an act of civil disobedience against the federal government and another referenced Alaskans "packin' heat" at the end of a poem skewering federal actions.
Brendan Harris, Jake Ahlgren and Colin Burston of the Wenatchee (Washington) Wild were put together on a line Saturday in Fairbanks. Less than one week later, they were dominating the Kenai River Brown Bears.
For years, I railed against subsistence fishing in the Kenai. I dreaded that it would mean gill nets in the river. I feared that it would be a federally enforced source of bitter divisiveness among local residents.
The 2014 session of the Alaska Legislature was billed as the "education session," yet we start 2015 with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District facing increasingly difficult decisions as it begin its budget process.
Shortly before leaving her hometown of Soldotna for an extended college study trip to New Zealand, Kaitlin Vadla injured her knee.
"I couldn't do anything outside that I really loved, and I started to feel sad," Vadla said.