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AK Beat: Mountain View woman shot in knee while sleeping

Woman shot in her sleep: A woman asleep in her Mountain View apartment was awakened before dawn on Saturday by a bullet penetrating her knee. The woman was taken to an Anchorage hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Shortly after 4 a.m., according to Anchorage police, three young men were outside arguing on the 100 block of N. Klevin Street when gunfire erupted. Moments later, police got a call from the woman’s husband reporting the shooting and his wife’s injury. At the scene, police found a bullet hole in the second-story, south-facing bedroom wall. Shell casings were on the street outside.  So far, no suspects have been found. Police ask anyone with information to call 786-8900 or 561-STOP to submit a tip anonymously.

Forget king salmon fishing on Kenai River:  A weak return of king salmon to the Kenai River has prompted state biologists to extend a fishing closure through the end of the month. Kings cannot be targeted, and any king caught must be immediately released. Estimates from a sonar fish counter at river mile 8.6 show that just 2,709 kings have moved upstream. That’s just 39 more kings than last year at the same date, July 11, but less than half as many seen two years ago. To ensure the strength of future runs, biologists are seeking to put between 15,000 and 30,000 kings on the spawning beds.

How about red salmon instead?:  Not far away, a robust return of red salmon to the Kasilof River has allowed state fishery biologists to liberalize rules. Dipnetting is now allowed upstream to the Sterling Highway Bridge, and the bag and possession limits for anglers have been doubled to six fish a day and 12 in possession.  The minimum escapement goal for Kasilof red salmon has already been exceeded and biologists say that the upper end of that goal range, 390,000 sockeye, will be breeched.  

Wine Spectator gives Seven Glaciers classy thumbs up: Seven Glaciers Restaurant at Alyeska Resort in Girdwood was recently announced winner of one of Wine Spectator Magazine's 2013 "Best of Award of Excellence Honor." The announcement, along with a complete list of winners, will be published in the Spectator's Dining Guide Issue, due to hit newsstands Aug. 31. In the meantime, patrons can visit Seven Glaciers on Sunday, July 21 for a wine dinner featuring Napa Valley's Chimney Rock Winery. Visit Seven Glaciers online for more about wine dinner events.