Biologist shares dos and don’ts of bear encounters

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 11:39

Ever wonder what a grizzly is thinking when it wanders into a back yard, or comes face to face with a hiker somewhere in Alaska’s expansive backcountry?

Ninilchik boys ready to defend Class 1A state title

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 21:40

Ninilchik boys coach Nick Finley is not worried about his team as the Wolverines get set to defend their Class 1A state basketball title at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage.

Results posted for snowmachine drag races at Freddie’s

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 23:34

Freddie’s Roadhouse, located at Mile 16 Oilwell Road in the Caribou Hills, had military apprecation snowmachine drag races Sunday. The event was part of a military appreciation weekend put on by the Caribout Hills Cabin Hoppers.

Board of Fisheries doubles commercial smelt quota

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 21:56

Every spring, a few commercial fishermen jump out of their boats and net for eulachon by hand in the lower Susitna River.

Connections student invited to STEM congress

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 21:56

A Funny River Connections home-school student will travel to Massachusetts this summer as an Alaska delegate to the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders.

Mitch Seavey becomes oldest, fastest musher to win Iditarod

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 20:26

ANCHORAGE — Mitch Seavey won his third Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Tuesday, becoming the fastest and oldest champion at age 57 and helping cement his family’s position as mushing royalty.

Former trooper wins civil suit from 2012 crash

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 16:18

A former Alaska State Trooper who was involved in two major accidents was found not responsible for the harm caused to him by the first crash in February 2012.

Op-Ed: America’s longest war

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 10:18

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to spend $1.4 billion of New York’s resources to solve the persistent problem of poverty in central Brooklyn. If he wins legislative approval, Cuomo, a Democrat, intends to spend the money on affordable housing, job training, anti-violence programs, recreational space, even obesity. Some cynics suggest the proposal is targeted at boosting Cuomo’s presidential prospects in 2020, but let’s give him the benefit of the doubt and take his proposals seriously.

What others say: Who’s going to pay

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 10:16

Mexico should start writing checks for our border wall — and soon. Because if we fund it, the money will be taken from federal services that are actually useful, like the U.S. Coast Guard.

Voices of Alaska: PFD-education lottery would allow Alaskans to voluntarily support K-12 funding

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 10:15

Why shouldn’t we have a little fun solving our problems? Sure, there’s a state fiscal problem. I’ve spoken about this issue for some time. But now we’ve reached a point where we need to make some real decisions how to fix the problem.