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  • SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2013

    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 …

  • SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2013

    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 …

  • SUNDAY, FEB. 24, 2013

    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 …

  • SUNDAY, FEB. 10, 2013

    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 …

  • SUNDAY, JAN. 27, 2013

    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 …

  • SUNDAY, JAN. 13, 2013

    Out & About: New hunters bypass hunter ed in Idaho

    OUTFIELD – To encourage potential new hunters, the Idaho Fish and Game Department is offering novices the opportunity to hunt for up to one year before completing a hunter education …

  • FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012, 7:40 A.M.

    Alaska’s Copper River salmon arrive in Seattle

    SEATTLE — The first shipment of Alaska’s Copper River salmon arrived this morning at Sea-Tac Airport aboard an Alaska Airlines cargo flight from Cordova.

  • SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2012

    Alaska bound: Iditarod Trail source love-hate relationship with snowmobiles

    After snowmobiling 1,414 miles along the Iditarod Trail, Bob Jones said life is especially sweet back home in Kettle Falls. “I’m a free man,” he said. “I sold my snowmobiles …

  • SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2012

    Paddling, biking, fishing in Alaska has couple wanting more

    Time is the issue that keeps most outdoor vacations from blooming into full-fledged adventures, especially in Alaska. How could any vacationer from Spokane do justice to a place that large?

  • SUNDAY, APRIL 8, 2012

    Field reports: Washington takes action on new hunting rules

    HUNTING – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will take action on proposed changes in hunting rules for the 2012-14 seasons at a public meeting Friday and Saturday in Olympia. …

  • SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2012

    Out & About: Irondogging the Iditarod Trail

    OUTMUSHINE – Snowmobiler Bob Jones of Kettle Falls started following the Iditarod Sled Dog Race near Anchorage on March 3 in mild 25 degree temperatures, but he soon got a …

  • SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2012

    Out & About: Snowmobiler leaves mark on Iditarod

    OUTDOG – Snowmobiler Bob Jones, 72, of Kettle Falls is in Alaska today for the start of the annual Iditarod sled dog race and to bag several personal milestones: • …

  • THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2011

    Chilly Alaskan weather could affect Northwest

    Since Nov. 19 and 20, when temperatures were only in the 20s across the Inland Northwest, readings have climbed to above-normal levels. It was a frigid 24 degrees on Nov. …

  • TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2011, 11:55 A.M.

    Ferocious storm moves toward coastal Alaska

    An unusual Bering Sea storm packing hurricane-force winds and 35-foot waves — a type of storm not seen for decades in Alaska — moved rapidly today toward the western Alaska …

  • SUNDAY, OCT. 9, 2011

    Seattle, Alaska vie for fishing fleet

    SEATTLE — For more than a quarter-century, three Washington-based crab boats named Bering Sea, Arctic Sea and North Sea worked harvest grounds off Alaska, then sent profits south to their …

  • MONDAY, JULY 4, 2011

    Cruises destined for Alaska drop in ’11

    SEATTLE – Thousands of Alaska-bound tourists will depart from Seattle this week, heading north to relax, watch whales and hike glaciers as the cruise season picks up steam. Despite the …

  • TUESDAY, DEC. 14, 2010

    Clark: Heartwarming tales of life on the frigid frontier

    A blizzard of arctic anecdotes blew in last week after my column on Frostbanks, I mean, Fairbanks, Alaska. Many observations were so vivid and fun that I decided to air …

  • THURSDAY, DEC. 9, 2010

    Clark: Basking in the subzero temperatures of Fairbanks

    Wednesday morning found me in the throes of a grand funk and I don’t mean the old rock band. The cause of my depression was right outside the window: the …

  • SUNDAY, AUG. 8, 2010, 6:51 P.M.

    Jetliner aborts takeoff after striking eagle

    An eagle was sucked into an engine of an Alaska Airlines jet as the aircraft was taking off from a small southeast Alaska town Sunday, causing the flight to be …

  • TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 2010

    Alaska wolf kill blocked

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A federal judge on Monday denied the state of Alaska’s request for a preliminary injunction to kill wolves, a step it said was needed to protect a …

  • THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2010

    Spokane Valley-reared fishing guide in love with Alaska

    When Tom Belknap was growing up, two things ruled his life: a love of fishing and an expectation that he’d grow up to become a dentist in the Spokane Valley, …

  • MONDAY, APRIL 5, 2010, 2:08 P.M.

    Swarm of small quakes occurring at Alaska volcano

    A swarm of small earthquakes began Monday at a volcano near Anchorage in what scientists said was a warning that Mount Redoubt could be waking from its slumber.

  • SUNDAY, DEC. 27, 2009

    Life in Santa’s hometown

    This season in Spokane is sprinkled with Santa sightings – at the mall, at Christmas parties, at the symphony. And on Christmas Eve, children across the city will stare at …

  • THURSDAY, DEC. 24, 2009

    Life in Santa’s hometown

    This season in Spokane is sprinkled with Santa sightings – at the mall, at Christmas parties, at the symphony. And on Christmas Eve, children across the city will stare at …

  • TUESDAY, NOV. 24, 2009, 5:06 P.M.

    Alaska diocese agrees to $10M abuse settlement

    The Catholic Diocese of Fairbanks and representatives of almost 300 alleged victims of clergy abuse have agreed on a settlement of almost $10 million.

  • FRIDAY, OCT. 23, 2009

    Feds want to set aside Alaska land for polar bears

    SEATTLE – In what would be the largest habitat zone ever established in the U.S. to protect a species from extinction, the federal government Thursday proposed designating 200,541 square miles …

  • MONDAY, JULY 6, 2009

    In resignation, some say Palin just cutting losses

    JUNEAU, Alaska – Ever since Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin returned from the presidential campaign trail, many Alaskans felt her heart wasn’t in the job. Lawmakers complained she didn’t take an …

  • SATURDAY, JULY 4, 2009

    Palin resigns as Alaska governor

    WASHINGTON – Sarah Palin, the Republican Alaska governor who captivated the nation with a combative brand of folksy politics, announced her resignation Friday in characteristic fashion: She stood on her …

  • THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2009

    If you have the means, go to Alaska

    Skwala stoneflies have become active on the Bitterroot River during the recent spurt of warmer weather, according to Pat Saffel, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks regional fisheries manager in Missoula. …

  • FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2009, 7:48 A.M.

    Eruptions continue at Alaska volcano, disrupting flights

    Alaska’s Mount Redoubt continues its volcanic explosions, the latest sending an ash cloud 32,000 feet above sea level.



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