Powering The ‘Workhorse Of The Arctic’

  The following story appears in the December issue of Alaska Sporting Journal  Story and photos by Paul D. Atkins The only thing you could see was the hood above the icy cold water. I was still hanging onto the handlebars as thesnowmachine’s track settled on the hard ice below, which brought me to a … Read more Powering The ‘Workhorse Of The Arctic’

Miss Kansas Misfires On Bear Hunt

  In February 2014 our sister magazine, American Shooting Journal (it was still known as Western Shooting Journal then), profiled Theresa Vail, an avid hunter who just happened to be a beauty queen (she was 2013’s Miss Kansas and competed in the ensuing Miss America pageant, where she created a buzz for her tattoos. Vail eventually scored … Read more Miss Kansas Misfires On Bear Hunt

USA Hockey’s Alaskan Adventurer

  The following story appears in the December issue of Alaska Sporting Journal. Photos courtesy of Zoe Hickel, the NWHL and Andre Ringuette/USA Hockey By Chris Cocoles SO WHAT DEFINES a girl’s early years growing up Alaskan with parents who were ski racers, plus a hockey coach mom and the family’s collective love of the outdoors? … Read more USA Hockey’s Alaskan Adventurer

Police: No Foul Play In Juneau Mayor’s Death

  Juneau-area invesigators in the death of mayor-elect Greg Fisk determined he passed away of natural causes. From the Associated Press: The police chief in Alaska’s capital city defended his department’s response after the newly elected mayor was found dead at home, bruised and bloodied, and speculation ran rampant as to the cause of his death. … Read more Police: No Foul Play In Juneau Mayor’s Death

The Remarkable Moment When A Steelhead Hatches

From our sister magazine California Sportsman: Steelhead hatching at Quilcene National Fish Hatchery. Source: US Fish and Wildlife Of course, winter is on its way, and for those who live outside the state,  it actually gets cold in California. But the chilly weather that showed up around the Thanksgiving holiday also means that steelhead anglers will … Read more The Remarkable Moment When A Steelhead Hatches

Juneau Mayor’s Death Still A Mystery (Updating)

Update: From the Associated Press: Police in Alaska’s capital city have not determined whether the city’s new mayor died from a natural event or foul play but have tentatively ruled out gunshots, drugs or suicide in the death. Stephen “Greg” Fisk, 70, was found in his Juneau home with injuries that police did not describe. … Read more Juneau Mayor’s Death Still A Mystery (Updating)