Get your dipnet in the water

With the opening of the Kenai River personal-use fishery today, for the next three weeks thousands of Alaskans armed with dipnets will be looking to get their allotment of salmon. Whether people fish from the shore or on a boat, the use...

The reds are in; dipnetters are on their way

...central Kenai Peninsula. The Kenai's late run of red salmon is hitting the river, which means thousands of dipnet-wielding Alaskans won't be far behind.Indeed, the personal-use dipnet fishery at the mouth of the Kenai River opened Thursday - the Kasilof...


...about 20 minutesServe with baked potato, grilled asparagus, sourdough bread and the Red Tomato and Onion Salad Now that is an Alaskan meal!! CRANBERRY ORANGE NUT BREAD3 cups flour3/4 cups sugar- I use brown sugar1 Tblsp baking powder1 teasp salt1/2 teasp...

Reader not happy with current legislature

I am a life-long Alaskan resident, veteran and registered voter. During the last two sessions...tax breaks to the Big Three, but I don't see the good in it for Alaskans who own the oil. What did the oil companies have to promise for these...

What's Happening

...The market will include very talented folks selling beautiful Alaskan Arts & Crafts. Fresh vegetables will start showing up about...to 2 p.m. until mid-September. This market features Alaskan Grown and Alaska Made products and includes fresh baked goods...

Arts & Entertainment
Refuge Notebook: Tracking time in the New and Old Worlds

...arid places with aqueducts, and living in houses with indoor plumbing, through-the-floor heating and marble facades. Alaskan Natives have also been around for centuries, adapting to post-Pleistocene warming by learning the seasonal movements of...


Now Playing Synopsis: Disneynature's Bears takes viewers on an educational and entertaining adventure through the Alaskan wilderness, where the documentary follows a fiercely protective mama bear named Sky and her two young cubs, Amber and Scout, over the course of an entire year. Narrated by John C. Reilly, the film trails this young family as they venture down a mountain in search of sustenance, and encounter a variety of threats, including a pair of imposing male bears named Magnus and Chinook, as well as a crafty -- and very hungry -- wolf named Tikani. As the seasons shift, Sky teaches Amber and Scout the secrets to recognizing danger and foraging for food. Later, as salmon appear in the local waters, Sky attempts to build her fat reserves for the coming winter. But it won't be easy, because challenges await over every summit, and the competition for food can be fierce. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: John C. Reilly Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Pioneer Potluck: About Alaskan Summers

...mosquito's You are truly an Alaskan if you smell like mosquito...Anchorage to Whittier on the Alaskan railroad to meet a cruise ship...leave, give a call to all your Alaskan neighbor friends and they will...power outage, but like true Alaskans we made the best of it, making...

Learning for Life: 4-H working to raise awareness of responsible public lands use

Summer is officially in full swing and Alaskan recreational opportunities are everywhere you look. With increased access to beaches, rivers, parks and wilderness areas often...

Refuge Notebook: Nature shows off its red, white and blue for the Fourth

In an effort to commemorate and celebrate our nation's birthday, it is with deep honor that I may present an Alaskan patriotic take on 'Ole Glory. Independence Day may not have high contrast firework displays here in the Last Frontier, but we...



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