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  • DayBreak

    Meet Molly, this week’s Daybreak Adopt-A-Pet

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 25, 14:21

    Meet Molly, an adult, female Rottweiler mix. Very gentle, easygoing and mellow, Molly is attentive, eager to please and easy to walk and handle. She enjoys being with people, is a good fetch player, will sit nicely for treats and take them gently. She has some guarding around rawhide toys. Molly will make a pleasant […]

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    Mic Check in the Morning: Small Kine

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 25, 14:12

    The U.S. Air Force Band, Small Kine, is in town for the Arctic Thunder air show. The band members are set to perform Friday from 5-8 p.m. in Town Square Park, Saturday from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, July 27 in Talkeetna from 5-7 p.m. and July 29 at the Loussac Library from […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    World-class naturalist pursues passion for bears at Hallo Bay

    by James Gaddis on Jul 24, 13:54

    It’s not just the bears that are impressive at Hallo Bay Bear Camp in Katmai National Park. Lead guide Simyra Taback is considered one of the best naturalist guides on the planet, according to a popular travel magazine. In 2012, Taback won the Silver Wanderlust World Guide Award in London. She finished in second place […]

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    At Hallo Bay, bears share home with resident guides

    by Megan Mazurek on Jul 23, 11:52

    Your first encounter at Hallo Bay Bear Camp most likely won’t be with the brown bears, but with the camp’s resident bear whisperer and camp manager, Brad Garasky. He’s one of the main naturalist guides at camp giving daily tours as well as managing the communication hub for guides, pilots and mariners traveling in the […]

  • Travel Tuesday

    Travel Tuesday: Alaska’s top 10

    by Scott McMurren on Jul 22, 13:35

    Who doesn’t love a good list — especially when it involves low costs on airfare to popular destinations countrywide? From Boston to San Diego, here are this week’s top 10 Daybreak deals. Anchorage – Boston, $386 roundtrip beginning Sept. 23 on United Anchorage – San Diego, $382 roundtrip beginning Aug. 13 on Delta Anchorage – […]

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    Hallo Bay guides focus on habitat preservation

    by Megan Mazurek on Jul 22, 10:39

    Hallo Bay guides have been taking small groups of people viewing in Katmai National Park for the past 27 years without harming the wildlife or bears. The main mission at Hallo Bay Bear Camp is to leave no trace, and that’s one of the reasons why the bear camp has been so successful in keeping […]

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    Daybreak’s ‘Bears Week’ kicks off with a close encounter

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 21, 11:13

    James Gaddis and Megan Mazurek of KTVA’s Daybreak recently took a trip to Hallo Bay Bear Camp in Katmai National Park & Preserve to watch brown bears in their natural habitat. All this week they will share their experiences and explain how Hallo Bay keeps the habitat, bears and people safe. On the second day […]

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    DayBreak visit to Hallo Bay: Photo gallery

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 18, 10:46


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    Alaska Men’s Run raises funds to fight deadly disease

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 18, 10:29

    The 19th annual Alaska Men’s Run — a benefit fundraiser to help fight prostate and testicular cancer — is set to take place July 19 in Anchorage. Friday marks the deadline to register online, and you can click here for more information.

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    July 17 fishing report

    by Tony Weaver on Jul 17, 19:48

    Anchorage Ship Creek is open for everything but kings. Silvers are starting. Lakes are good. Streams are OK. Mat-Su Parks Highway streams are good for trout. Salmon fishing in Parks Highway streams is still fair. Lake fishing for Pike is good. Lake fishing for trout is good. Seward Halibut fishing is good out near Montague […]

  • DayBreak

    New ADN publisher, editor discuss changes

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 17, 11:45

    In May of 2014, the Anchorage Daily News was purchased from the McClatchy Company by the online-only Alaska Dispatch for $34 million. Recently, the ADN.com website was transitioned to the AlaskaDispatch.com format. The news organization’s publisher, Alice Rogoff, and editor, Tony Hopfinger, stopped by the set of DayBreak to discuss the changes and answer some looming […]

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    Travel Tuesday: The cost of convenience

    by Scott McMurren on Jul 15, 11:34

    It may cost a few extra dollars, but there are ways to help humanize air travel to the Lower 48. 1. It’s during peak travel times like July that the Global Entry card comes in handy. It costs $95 and you have to get fingerprinted and interviewed, but it includes admission to the pre-check line […]

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    Mrs. Alaska works to raise awareness of rare genetic disease

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 14, 9:06

    For Erica Chilla, the title of Mrs. Alaska is more than evening gowns and a well-rehearsed walk: It’s a platform that allows her to raise awareness for tuberous sclerosis, a condition her young son was diagnosed with shortly after he was born. Chilla will head to Vegas to compete for the national title later this […]

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    Mic Check in the Morning: The Shoot Dangs

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 11, 9:13

    See The Shoot Dangs perform at Tap Root Public House Saturday, July 12 at 10 p.m.

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    July 10 fishing report

    by Tony Weaver on Jul 10, 21:29

    Anchorage Local lakes are good for rainbows and char. Local streams are good for rainbows, but be sure to check regulations. Ship Creek still closed to king fishing. Mat-Su Streams very good for rainbows, dolly varden and grayling. Lakes are fishing good. Kenai Peninsula Russian River is very good for trout, but slow for red salmon. […]

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    Tutorial: How to properly filet halibut

    by Tony Weaver on Jul 08, 10:45

    John Amadeo, captain at All About Fishin’ Charters out of Homer and Anchor Point, shows us how to properly filet a freshly-caught halibut.

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    July 3 fishing report

    by Tony Weaver on Jul 03, 19:47

      ANCHORAGE Ship Creek is closed from the cable below the dam down to the mouth beginning Monday due to an emergency order. The local lakes are good for rainbows and char. The local streams are open, but be sure check the regulations. MAT-SU Streams are looking good for trout fishing. Fishing in Deshka Lake […]

  • Travel Tuesday

    Travel Tuesday: Summer sightseeing

    by Scott McMurren on Jul 01, 10:22

    Face it: If you live in Alaska, all of your friends and relatives think you are an Alaska expert. Don’t disappoint them. Here are a few tips for showing visitors the sights this summer. Day 1. Chances are better-than-even that your guests are arriving late at night, so you can go easy on the first […]