The Yukon River draws into its mouth the largest migration of chinook, chum, and coho salmon stocks in the world. For the chinook, or kings, the river offers passage from the Bering Sea to spawning streams across Alaska and Yukon Territory all the way to British Columbia. The iconic fish run is one of the longest freshwater fish migrations on earth.
ANCHORAGE - Robert Paniyak looks back wistfully to a time more than two decades ago when he and other Alaska Native youths helped scientists capture and band geese to address declining numbers of migratory waterfowl in the state's Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.
In the scheme of things, cutting eight and a half teachers from a school district that employs more than 600 is not much. But, plans to not replace some departing teachers will raise the student to teacher ratio.
A 25-year-old homeless man was sentenced Thursday for sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl in 2011.
Kenai Superior Court Judge Carl Bauman sent Kyle Hawkes to five years, with three years suspended and seven years of probation.