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An Outdoor View: Fishing for halibut

Author's note: This column first appeared in the Clarion on May 23, 2003.

For years, most anglers fished for halibut in Southcentral waters with the same bait and technique: a chunk of herring on either a "c" hook or a "j" hook, fished on the bottom.

by Les Palmer

Ice playground construction underway in Fairbanks

FAIRBANKS (AP) - Workers are building an ice playground in a city in Alaska's interior, including a pirate ship slide made from 65 refrigerator-sized blocks of ice.

Alaska troopers encourage selfies for backcountry travelers

ANCHORAGE (AP) - Alaska State Troopers are looking for your selfies - those ubiquitous self-portraits, usually snapped with smartphone cameras, that make up countless Facebook profile pictures and online avatars.
MEGAN EDGE

Refuge Notebook: What do caribou and wood bison have in common?

Last weekend on a drive back from Anchorage, whizzing by the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center at 57 miles per hour my daughter pointed out a strange looking moose on the side of the Seward Highway.
Nate Olson

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