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Score a goal with Salmon Olympia

This rich fish dish is a go-to for avid angler Audrey Alfaro


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 …


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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, …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


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 …


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?


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. …


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 …


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: • …


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. …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …