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World-class naturalist pursues passion for bears at Hallo Bay


Budding industry deals with growing pains


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Thunderbirds fly into Anchorage for Arctic Thunder


Unsolved Anchorage murder frustrates family




  • Local

    Cancer survivor completes epic journey

    by Shannon Ballard on Jul 25, 13:49

    Sam Dresel looks at his life in moments, and pulling up to the “Welcome to Anchorage” sign Tuesday was a big one. He just completed the motorcycle ride of a lifetime, logging more than 2,300 miles from the Pacific to the Arctic Ocean and documenting the entire 10-day trip. “It’s been a big dream of […]

  • US/World

    Comments sought on possible Beaufort lease sale

    by Associated Press on Jul 25, 13:44

    A federal agency is testing the waters on a possible new lease sale in the Alaska Arctic. The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management plans to take comments on areas in the Beaufort Sea that have the most promising oil and gas potential. The agency says it also wants to learn more about environmentally sensitive […]

  • Local

    Glenn Highway rollover prompts Muldoon ramp closure

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 25, 13:32

    Anchorage police and medics responded to a single-vehicle rollover crash on a Glenn Highway exit near Muldoon Road early Friday afternoon. Dani Myren, a spokeswoman for the Anchorage Police Department, said the call came in just before 1 p.m., when an SUV flipped into a wooded area on the southbound side of the highway at […]

  • State

    Court rejects benefit denial in same-sex case

    by Associated Press on Jul 25, 10:45

    The Alaska Supreme Court has rejected the denial of survivor benefits to a woman whose same-sex partner was shot to death on the job in 2011. The high court, in an opinion Friday, held this was a violation of equal protection. It sent the case back to a workers’ compensation commission for further consideration. Deborah […]

  • DayBreak

    Hallo Bay bears give economic boost to neighboring community

    by James Gaddis on Jul 25, 10:44

    Making people “Bear Aware” isn’t the only benefit of Hallo Bay Bear Camp. It also provides an economic boost across the bay. Located inside Katmai National Park and Preserve, Hallo Bay’s base of operations is in Homer. The town’s Chamber of Commerce has 500 members, 12 of which are flightseeing and bear watching companies like […]

  • Local

    Rain halts Bucs play until Friday

    by Dave Goldman on Jul 25, 10:07

    Even the hearty Alaska spirit has a limit. The Bucs and Miners made it to the fourth inning of their game Thursday at Mulcahy Stadium: Mother Nature saw to it that’s as far as they would go. With the Miners on top 3-2 in a steady downpour and players sliding all over, the head coaches and umpires […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, July 25

    by Brett Shepard on Jul 25, 8:51

    Expect rain today in Southcentral with skies clearing out for the weekend. In the southeast, skies will cloudy with rain for Friday. In the Interior, skies will also be gray with rain at times. On the North Slope skies will be mostly cloudy. Out west, skies will be mostly to partly sunny. Into the southwest, […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Anchorage Mini Maker Faire celebrates local do-it-yourselfers

    by Hope Miller on Jul 25, 7:56

    Imagine your childhood school science fair without the grades and with cooler gadgets, and you might have an idea for what’s in store at Saturday’s Anchorage Mini Maker Faire. Starting at noon, you can head down to the Loussac Library to mingle with local techies, tinkerers, crafters and everyone in between to see Alaskans show off […]

  • News

    Season of hope on the Yukon: A taste of success

    by Rhonda McBride on Jul 25, 7:40

    With so many species of salmon to eat, Alaskans have so much to choose from; among them sockeyes, silvers and kings. Chums are not a particularly popular fish. In fact, they’re often referred to as “dog salmon” because in many parts of the state, they were traditionally used to feed sled dog teams. But the […]

  • News

    Season of hope on the Yukon: A fish by any other name

    by Rhonda McBride on Jul 25, 7:15

    When king salmon numbers went south on the Yukon River, it put an end to what had been a lucrative commercial fishing industry on the lower river. Fishermen then pinned their hopes on another species of salmon — the chum — which has a mixed reputation in Alaska. The Yukon Delta Fisheries Development Association, the […]

  • State

    Quakes shake SE Alaska near Juneau

    by Associated Press on Jul 25, 6:15

    Two quakes occurred in the same location early Friday in southeast Alaska, and the U. S. Geological Survey reports weak or light shaking was felt around Juneau, about 100 miles to the east. There are no reports of damage. The USGS recorded a magnitude 5.9 quake at 2:54 a.m. and a 4.7 quake at 3:19 […]

  • Crime

    Unsolved Anchorage murder frustrates family

    by Kate McPherson on Jul 24, 22:32

    It’s a life of daily heartache for Aylett Hanson’s family. “We cry about it every day,” said sister Melia Strickler. Hanson was 31 years old when his body was discovered on the afternoon of Jan. 23. He was found dead in his vehicle in a parking lot of the 2600 block of Spenard Road. Police […]

  • Crime

    Troopers: $158,000 worth of marijuana seized

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 24, 21:38

    Authorities seized thousands of dollars worth of marijuana plants in an Anchorage home earlier this month. On July 10, investigators executed a search warrant as part of an ongoing investigation and discovered 79 live plants, processed pot and more than $5,000 cash in a home off of West 71st Court, according to Alaska State Troopers. […]

  • Local

    Thunderbirds fly into Anchorage for Arctic Thunder

    by Bonney Bowman on Jul 24, 21:11

    The Thunderbirds are the big attraction this weekend at Arctic Thunder 2014, but for one of the pilots, Alaska is the main event. “You can’t find more scenic, beautiful terrain and a great place again to put on an air show,” said Thunderbird pilot Maj. Curtis Dougherty. For two years, Dougherty has thrilled crowds as […]

  • Get Out

    July 24 fishing report

    by Tony Weaver on Jul 24, 20:58

    Seward:  Driftwood Bay and Day Harbor have been a silver salmon hotspot recently. Also try Pony Cove.  Halibut fishing is good east toward Montague Island.  Lingcod fishing outside of Resurrection Bay is good.  Homer:  Halibut fishing success has been fair to good.  Anglers are reporting increased catches of coho salmon near Point Adams.  Anglers are […]

  • Local

    Enstar seeks to explain higher fuel prices

    by Dave Leval on Jul 24, 20:40

    Enstar spokesman John Sims says he wants to clear up some misconceptions about his company. “We’re not pre-producing gas on a daily basis, we’re using exactly what the customers demanded,” he said. Something strange happened during the first quarter of the year, Sims said. Customers did not use as much gas as Enstar thought they would […]

  • Local

    Back to reality after catering for a reality show

    by Heather Hintze on Jul 24, 19:22

    “It’s our first day back,” John D’Elia told a customer Thursday.“We were gone for a little while so it’s nice to be back in Spenard.” Urban Bamboo is back on the block after spending more than a month working around the state. “I was skeptical that I could have a crew that could be gone […]

  • Iditarod

    Musher honored for blazing Iditarod trail

    by Jake Edmonds on Jul 24, 18:29

    The Wasilla Musher’s Wall of Fame added a new face over the weekend. Jujiro Wada was considered by many to be a pioneer of the Iditarod trail and a legend in the dog mushing culture in Alaska. Born in Japan, Wada stowed away on a boat headed for San Francisco where he was shanghighed and forced […]

  • Local

    Enter at your own risk

    by Dave Goldman on Jul 24, 17:59

    The headline may sound sensational. But in this case, we can assure you it’s not a stunt. “It’s fun, it’s exciting, it’s Alaska, it’s what we’re about, but that doesn’t mean there’s not risks involved.” And that comes straight from Michael Friess, the Crow Pass Crossing’s race director and head coach of University of Alaska […]

  • Local

    Wildlife officials: Man injured in surprise bear attack

    by Hope Miller on Jul 24, 17:04

    A man was hospitalized with puncture wounds on his arms and hands following a surprise attack from a brown bear Thursday afternoon in a remote area of Eagle River. The attack happened around 1 p.m. in Chugach State Park at the south fork of Eagle River, and the man ultimately killed the bear by shooting […]