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Forest Service plans improvements to Lena Beach, West Glacier & Treadwell

Forest Service plans improvements to Lena Beach, West Glacier & Treadwell

Public comment on projects to Lena Beach Recreation Area, the West Glacier Spur Road and Treadwell Ditch Trail are due in a week.

Assembly nixes boat size limits on Auke Lake

Assembly nixes boat size limits on Auke Lake

The Assembly also voted to ban flushing jet and prop boat engines in Auke Lake

A springtime journey on the arctic coastal plain

A springtime journey on the arctic coastal plain

Scientist Ben Jones invited me on his annual spring journey to 60 lakes that are among the thousands that pock the map of northern Alaska.

The last run: Remembering Bob Janes & Ron Dippold

The last run: Remembering Bob Janes & Ron Dippold

On April 13, Eaglecrest Ski Patrol and other skiers will take a memorial run for longtime ski patrol members Bob Janes and Ron Dippold, who have died.

Arctic Sea ice reaches season’s maximum extent

Arctic Sea ice reaches season’s maximum extent

Arctic sea ice reached its maximum extent this year on March 21.

Juneau man cited for bear found dead in yard

A man suspected of killing a black bear in a Juneau neighborhood will make a court appearance next week.

Alaska reindeer farm says ‘kissing moose’ is dead

Alaska reindeer farm says ‘kissing moose’ is dead

The folks at the Williams Reindeer Farm in Wasilla, Alaska, say Denali the “kissing moose” has died after suffering a bad reaction to medication.

Herring seiners hit target — and then some — in quick Saturday opener

Herring seiners hit target — and then some — in quick Saturday opener

The 48 permit holders caught the last remaining fish in this year’s harvest limit — and then some — in a wild 45-minute opener Saturday afternoon right in front of downtown Sitka.

Fish and Wildlife to review Southeast Alaska wolves

Fish and Wildlife to review Southeast Alaska wolves

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will review whether or not Southeast Alaska wolves should be listed for protection under the Endangered Species Act.

Trees awaken from long winter’s nap

Trees awaken from long winter’s nap

This relative warmth — more than 30 degrees warmer than just a few days ago — has silently nudged the trees out of their winter sleep in interior Alaska.