Men Attacked By Brown Bear Avoid Even Worse Injuries

     The above photo from John Alexander Ippoliti’s Facebook page reflects how devastating a bear attack can be. But as ABC’s Good Morning America reports, the attack on Ippoliti and his friend while cycling on Anchorage’s Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson could have been worse: Alex Ippoliti said he and his friend, James Fredrick, were riding … Read more Men Attacked By Brown Bear Avoid Even Worse Injuries

Black Bear Attack In Mining Area Under Investigation

After two recent fatal black bear attacks in Alaska,  the suspected bruin that mauled the teenager trail race runner who died, was killed by Alaska Department of Fish and Game officials. The other tragedy, which occurred at the Pogo Mine on June 19, is under ADFG investigation.  (that bear was also killed). Here’s the release: The fatal mauling … Read more Black Bear Attack In Mining Area Under Investigation

Black Bear Suspected In Fatal Attack Killed

https://twitter.com/heatheravery/status/877936102350307328 Earlier this week, news broke about a fatal black bear attack on a teen running in a trail race near Anchorage.  The bear suspected in the mauling was killed.  Here’s the Alaska Department of Fish and Game release: (Anchorage) — A black bear believed responsible for Sunday’s fatal mauling on Bird Ridge was among … Read more Black Bear Suspected In Fatal Attack Killed

Anchorage Beats Out Austin As “America’s Most Adventurous City”

From its spectacular setting on Cook Inlet, the abundance of wildlife within the city limits and close proximity to high-adrenaline activities, Anchorage gets the honor of being named America’s No. 1 “Most Adventurous City” in a ranking determined by Men’s Health magazine.  You can see the full descriptions for the Top 10 at the above … Read more Anchorage Beats Out Austin As “America’s Most Adventurous City”

229-Pound Halibut Takes Lead In Homer Derby

Check out the above 229-pound halibut that was leading the Homer Halibut Derby.  The derby continues through Sept. 15, so there’s plenty of time for anglers to get in on the fun and prizes, and there are plenty, as the Homer Chamber of Commerce explains here:   Jackpot Prize for largest fish of season – $10,000 + … Read more 229-Pound Halibut Takes Lead In Homer Derby

Black Bear Fatally Attacks Teen During Trail Race

  Troopers have identified the young man killed in Sunday's bear mauling at Bird Ridge as 16-year-old Patrick Cooper of Anchorage. — Beth Verge (@ktuubeth) June 19, 2017 #AlaskaNews with Ch2KTUU: Local law enforcement confirms 16-year-old boy was killed in bear attack at Bird Creek.… https://t.co/EI5Oj1Hxm3 — Alaska Tech Talk (@AlaskaTechTalk) June 19, 2017   … Read more Black Bear Fatally Attacks Teen During Trail Race