Nature in music and feeling

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 01:00

Frozen Portage Lake beneath me cracks and groans ominously. A bitter cold infects the skin between my wrist and glove where cloth edges don’t meet. But up ahead, the rare sunlight casts my friends’ shadows across the diamond snow as we approach the teal glacier wall. The air outside is silent, yet music swells from somewhere deeper than my heart.

Felony indictments against Maw dismissed

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 20:26

The felony indictments against a former Board of Fisheries nominee have been dismissed.

Pilot program sparks passion

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 20:26

Joshua Diaz was thrown out of a window and excited about it.

Bill seeks to broaden naturopathy practice

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 20:26

Naturopathic physicians in Alaska want to be able to practice medicine as primary care providers.

Spring into the fishing season

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 22:24

On a lake somewhere in Alaska sometime before he became the avid fly tier he is today, Dave Atcheson had big excitement for catching a small trout.

Soldotna City Hall sees changes

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 22:23

Two prominent faces in Soldotna City Hall have to order some new business cards.

Fish board takes on hatchery issues

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 22:34

After a number of people voiced concerns about the state’s salmon hatcheries, the Board of Fisheries has decided to dedicate a committee to learn more about them.

Poor northern Cook Inlet king returns lead to closures

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 22:06

King salmon runs to the Susitna River aren’t looking good for 2018, leading to closures in both the commercial fisheries and sportfisheries of Upper Cook Inlet.

Bacteria found in wild sheep, goats

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 22:06

A strain of bacteria known to cause respiratory issues in Lower 48 bighorn sheep has been detected in Alaska, and on the Kenai Peninsula, for the first time, putting farmers and wildlife conservationists on alert.