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DJ Summers | Morris News Service-Alaska
Jolene Langreck, executive chef at Glacier Brewhouse, holds the first Copper River king salmon that arrived in Anchorage on Tuesday at the Alaska Airlines Cargo Center at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. The fish was greeted by chefs from Glacier Brewhouse, Flattop Pizza + Pool, Humpy's Great Alaska Alehouse, Westmark and Visit Anchorage mascot Seymour the Eagle.

Optimism for salmon prices in 2016

A new market analysis has an optimistic outlook for the 2016 salmon season - and goes a long way in explaining why Bristol Bay sockeye salmon received a low dockside price for last year's catch.

by DJ SUMMERS

Off the Beaten Path: The brown bear and silver salmon

On my girlfriend's first trip to Admiralty Island, we were picking salmon berries when we heard a bear moving through the nearby maze of thorns. I spoke to it gently. The brush crackled and then a tense silence ensued.
BJORN DIHLE

Alaska Science Forum: Big changes on a big Alaska peninsula

Larger than West Virginia, the Kenai Peninsula has the best of Alaska: coastal rainforests, two icefields, majestic deepwater fiords and a sapphire river home to the largest king salmon ever caught.
NED ROZELL

Dirt Girl: Creating your own hanging baskets

Like most people, I think of cascading flowers when I think of hanging baskets. Despite my predilection for edibles, I like to have at least one hanging basket that exudes color in what otherwise is a sea of green.
CORINNE CONLON

Off the Trails: Footloose in May

We took the old way up to Cropley Lake, through the woods, working our way around or over windthrows and mudholes.
MARY F. WILLSON

Woodshed Kings: Wood heat part II

Wealth is different things to different people. When September rolls around two of the best things in the world are a freezer full of fish and enough seasoned firewood for two winters.
DICK CALLAHAN

Fish Factor: The start of salmon season

Alaska's salmon season has gotten underway with lots of optimism, a far cry from the bleak feelings of a year ago.
LAINE WELCH

Jeff Lund on work vs. luck

 I recently read an article in The Atlantic about the perception of luck and why it matters more than most of us think. In fact, it was called, "Why luck matters much more than you think."
JEFF LUND

Youth fishing day at Twin Lakes on June 4

The Juneau Ranger District's annual co-hosted Family Fishing Day will be at Twin Lakes on June 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Juneau Rotary Club and Douglas Island Pink & Chum are sponsoring the event.

Alaskans ask for improved protections for waters, fish

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources received an unusually high number of comments in a recent public comment period, with residents supporting upgraded conservation measures for clean water and fish over rolling back water...

Director picked for National Weather Service Alaska Region

Carven Scott has been named director of the NOAA National Weather Service's Alaska Region in Anchorage. He started his new assignment May 15.

Grill yourself on these safety tips

It's barbecue season, and while people are grilling up hot dogs, hamburgers and steaks, the risk of a home fire also goes up.

Two Alaska communities awarded Forest Service Wood Innovation grants

Two Alaska communities were awarded Forest Service Wood Innovation trants: the Haines Borough and the Hydaburg School District.

Skagway derby cancelled

Skagway derby cancelled SKAGWAY - Skagway's Pat Moore Memorial Game Fish Derby has been cancelled for the second year in a row due to low returns and reduced capacity at the host organization, the Taiya Inlet Watershed Council.
Capital City Weekly

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