Hockey Star Zoe Hickel Giving Back Through Teaching

  As a massive hockey fan that I am, some of my favorite profiles I’ve written are on players such as Alaskan NHLers like Nate Thompson and Matt Carle.  And I also enjoyed getting to know Zoe Hickel,  who became a standout player both in college (Minnesota-Duluth), on the international stage (she won a world championship … Read more Hockey Star Zoe Hickel Giving Back Through Teaching

Alaska Enduring Dozens Of Wildfires

While summer is welcomed in many places, especially Alaska given the long and dark winters there, warmer, drier weather usually spells trouble for fire crews, and Alaska is suffering through several wildfires, per KTVA TV in Anchorage: At least five new lightning-caused wildfires ignited Tuesday around McGrath in Southwest, according to fire managers with the … Read more Alaska Enduring Dozens Of Wildfires

Sport Fishing For King Salmon Opens In Hatchery Areas Near Juneau

The following press release is courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game: The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish announced today that sport fishing regulations for hatchery king salmon will be liberalized in a designated saltwater hatchery sport harvest area near Juneau (see attached map). These new regulations are … Read more Sport Fishing For King Salmon Opens In Hatchery Areas Near Juneau

Alaska Ponders What To Do With Hagfish

  Laine Welch, who covers all things fish in the state, has an interesting report today on the little-known eel-like hagfish population in Alaska.  Here’s Welch with more in her column: Little is known about hagfish in Alaska, although they are commonly caught elsewhere in the U.S. and abroad. In Oregon, for example, a fleet … Read more Alaska Ponders What To Do With Hagfish

Washington Senator Continuing To Press Lawmakers On Pebble Mine

Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell (D) has been one of the more vocal Lower 48 politicians in opposition of the Pebble Mine.   Cantwell sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this week in an attempt to raise more awareness in her state, home to many of the commercial fishers who work Alaska’s salmon-rich waters … Read more Washington Senator Continuing To Press Lawmakers On Pebble Mine