Stories tagged: alaska
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 1:08 p.m.
Alaska delays on pot use in marijuana stores
Alaska marijuana regulators have delayed by at least another month a decision on allowing people to buy marijuana products to smoke, inhale or consume in food in authorized stores.
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016, 11:40 a.m.
Alaska guide’s condition improves after mauling by bear
The condition of an Alaska wilderness guide who was mauled by a bear protecting her cub has improved, the hospital said.
Fri., Aug. 19, 2016, 2:01 p.m.
Troopers: Bear mauls guides after group got close to cub
A brown bear mauled two wilderness guides who were leading a hiking excursion in Alaska after the group came between the female animal and her cub, state troopers said Friday.
Wed., Aug. 17, 2016, 8:45 p.m.
Most residents of eroding Alaska village vote to relocate
Unofficial ballot returns show a majority of voters in one of Alaska’s most eroded communities want to move to safer ground from their tiny island home.
Fri., July 29, 2016, 2:37 p.m.
Alaska whale-watchers rescue swimming deer in distress
An Alaska whale-watching cruise turned into a rescue mission for an unusual aquatic species – a distressed, swimming deer.
Wed., July 13, 2016, 8:20 p.m.
Scientists surveying ocean floor turn up new fish off Alaska
Federal biologist Jay Orr never knows what’s going to come up in nets lowered to the ocean floor off Alaska’s remote Aleutian Islands, which separate the Bering Sea from the …
Fri., June 24, 2016, 10:46 a.m.
Teams take off from Victoria for non-powered race to Alaska
Fifty-five teams are enroute to Ketchikan, Alaska, in the second Race to Alaska. The winner will claim a $10,000 cash prize.
Wed., June 1, 2016, 2:24 p.m.
Necropsy completed on whale found on bow of Alaska cruise ship
A necropsy has been completed on a 50-foot fin whale discovered Sunday on the bow of a cruise ship entering an Alaska port.
Tue., May 10, 2016, 1:51 p.m.
Seattle-based Icicle Seafoods to be bought by Cooke Aquaculture
One of the biggest players in East Coast salmon farming has announced plans to acquire one of the largest seafood processors in Alaska. Officials with Cooke Aquaculture said they have …
Tue., May 10, 2016, 11:03 a.m.
Shell relinquishes offshore leases in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea
Royal Dutch Shell PLC confirmed Tuesday it will relinquish all but one of its federal offshore leases in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska’s northwest coast.
Sat., April 23, 2016, 7 p.m.
Alaska fishing trip is delicious experience for couples bringing their catch to kitchen
Heading to Alaska last spring led to the fishing trip of a lifetime for two Spokane-area couples.
Wed., April 20, 2016, 6:42 p.m.
Anchorage fire chief: 4 dead in fiery Alaska airplane crash
The bodies of four people killed when a small airplane crashed Wednesday and burst into flames have been recovered from a heavily wooded area north of Anchorage, officials said.
Wed., March 2, 2016, 7:42 a.m.
Alaska sends orphaned Kodiak bear to Ohio zoo in rare move
One of three Kodiak bears whose mother was killed by hunters has been relocated from Alaska to an Ohio zoo in a rare move.
Wed., Dec. 16, 2015, 3:18 p.m.
Landers: Andrus stands out rock solid as national conservation leader
When they carve the equivalent of Mount Rushmore for politicians who stuck their necks out for hunting, fishing and conservation, Cecil Andrus deserves to be among the faces in the …
Tue., Dec. 8, 2015, 7 p.m.
Score a goal with Salmon Olympia
This rich fish dish is a go-to for avid angler Audrey Alfaro
Wed., Oct. 7, 2015, 5:01 p.m.
Alaska outdoorsman at Auntie’s Bookstore
Seth Kantner, an Alaska Outdoorsman and author of Ordinary Wolvesand Shopping for Porcupine, will share wildly true Arctic stories and photos from his new book Thursday, 7 p.m., at Auntie’s …
Thu., Sept. 3, 2015, midnight
Trophy hunters prized Denali; led national park campaign
The Alaska mountain formerly known as McKinley has a less-than-thoughtful naming history that President Barack Obama cleared up this week. What didn’t come up in the trailing deluge of Alaska …
Sun., Aug. 30, 2015, 12:07 p.m.
Global warming carving changes into Alaska in fire and ice
Global warming is carving measurable changes into Alaska, and President Barack Obama is about to see it.
Thu., March 19, 2015, midnight
Dallas Seavey wins Iditarod in year marked by uncertainty
NOME, Alaska – If ever there was uncertainty about the outcome of the world’s most famous sled dog race, it was this year. Warm weather and a lack of snow …
Thu., March 19, 2015, midnight
Big Horn Show: Tips from the best
Ted Forsi’s Alaska adventure started with some mentors in Spokane who invited him to join them 45 years ago on a hunt up north. After more than four decades since …
Wed., June 25, 2014, midnight
Nine Mile Falls teen missing after boat capsizes in Alaska
Casey Burt, a 17-year-old from Nine Mile Falls, is missing after a fishing boat overturned in Alaska on Sunday. Burt was on a 26-foot skiff with three other commercial fishermen …
Mon., June 23, 2014, 3:29 p.m.
Tsunami warning for Aleutian Islands after 8.0 quake
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A magnitude-8.0 earthquake was widely felt in communities along Alaska’s sparsely populated Aleutian Islands on Monday, but there were no immediate reports of damage. Natasha Ruppert, …
Wed., May 7, 2014, midnight
Northern Adventure Tours mix luxury camping, gourmet meals
A new outfitter offers the chance to glamp, or camp glamorously, from Spokane to Alaska, dining along the way on local ingredients prepared by a private chef in a mobile …
Sun., March 30, 2014, midnight
1,400-mile snowmobile trek follows Iditarod Trail
A Kettle Falls man has an enduring love-hate relationship with snowmobiles and the Iditarod Trail. In 2012, Bob Jones was frank after completing his 14th 1,400- mile journey with a …
Fri., Sept. 6, 2013, midnight
Gay marriage in Spokane: The trip to wedded bliss
After 18 years, two states and one Supreme Court decision, Kat Pinette and Hosanna Lahaie-Lee said their “I do’s.” Pinette and Lahaie-Lee held hands on Aug. 22 before a small …
Sun., June 23, 2013, midnight
Alaska cruise passengers don’t have to spend fortune on shore excursions
JUNEAU, Alaska – It’s cruise season in Alaska, with more than 1 million cruise passengers expected between April and September in port towns from Ketchikan to Seward. Cruise passengers who …
Sun., March 3, 2013, midnight
Alaska gears up for viewing season of the aurora borealis
JUNEAU, Alaska – Bill Carter had been planning his bucket-list winter vacation to Alaska for 30 years, and he couldn’t have picked a better time to take it. The retired …
Sun., Feb. 24, 2013, midnight
Roskelley learns to zero in on slim window for climb
Ten years ago, a 20-year-old Jess Roskelley had all sorts of modern technology at his fingertips when he seized a moment of fame as the youngest American to climb Mount …
Sun., Feb. 10, 2013, midnight
Anglers hook, cook fish at Sitka event
Fishing and wildlife-viewing destinations are scattered throughout Alaska, but one offers a difference you can taste. Angling Unlimited of Sitka is combining world-class saltwater fishing with a world-class Seattle chef …
Sun., Jan. 27, 2013, midnight
Fly-fishing films focus on adventure
Thirteen action-packed fly-fishing films featuring fish ranging from Idaho trout to whoppers in the European nation of Georgia are being packaged into a two-hour show coming to Spokane. The 2013 …