Photos courtesy of Tom Reale By Chris Cocoles I’m jealous of our associate editor, Tom Reale, who’s been able to get up close and personal with the majestic brown bears of the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary. This is not a destination everyone traveling to Alaska can make a point to stop at. Visitors are … Read more Bears Are Everywhere Here
By Chris Cocoles I really enjoyed my conversation with Emily Riedel, one of the stars of the Discovery Channel’s reality series about Alaska gold dredging in Nome, Bering Sea Gold. One of my friends who’s a regular watcher of the show bemoaned Emily as one of the show’s emotionally melodramatic villains. But I found her friendly, honest, engaging … Read more Bering Sea Gold’s Emily Riedel ‘Digs’ Dredging
Frank Entsminger, man of the outdoors, started his career as a taxidermist in high school. As a photographer, naturalist and hunting guide, his career has led him to become one of Alaska’s renowned wildlife bronze artists. Born and raised in Montana, Frank’s keen interest in the out-of-doors drew him to Alaska fresh out of high … Read more Frank Ensminger, Alaskan Bronze Artist
By this time next year, construction should be well under way on a new 100,000-square-foot Cabela’s store in Anchorage, the first in Alaska and most northerly outlet for the Nebraska-based company. The announcement was made today in a press release. The store will be located a couple miles southwest of the airport and employ 200 … Read more Cabela’s Planning Anchorage Store
You have through this weekend to comment on an assessment of Alaska’s wild, salmon-rich Bristol Bay that says the watershed could be harmed by mines such as the proposed gash in the earth known as Pebble. Sorry, a little bit biased on this one. Comment deadline is Monday, July 23. To file yours, go here. … Read more Pebble Mine Fight Building; Comments Due, Frontline Episode Next Week
No, you are not looking at the skull of some prehistoric species of alligator that once slithered through the swamps of Alaska when it was at a more southerly, tropical locale. Or a baby dragon. Nor is it the snout of a wolf or husky – but it is something of an honorary member of … Read more My, What Big Teeth You Have!
The report concludes that there is potential for certain activities associated with large-scale mining to have adverse impacts on the productivity and sustainability of the salmon fishery in the watershed. Potential impacts could include loss of habitat used for salmon spawning and rearing.