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While angler reports of fishing success has improved recently on other Knik Arm streams, according to Fish and Game, action has been sporadic or below average for this time of the season at Jim CreekAlaska Dispatch News
In 2012 and 2013, Eklutna Lake was at its highest level when strong autumn winds hit. The resulting storm waves chewed up and swallowed large chunks of trail.Rick Sinnott
President Barack Obama will film an episode of a wilderness survival show with TV outdoors star Bear Grylls during his trip to the Alaska, NBC announced Monday. Erica Martinson

It’s official: Denali is now the mountain formerly known as Mt. McKinley.

Alaska Dispatch News

On Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 kayakers, packrafters and a rafting class from the University of Alaska Anchorage paddle down the Portage River after launch their watercraft from the outlet of Portage Lake with the Chugach and Kenai Mountains behind them.

Bob Hallinen
A 28-year-old woman was found dead Friday morning after falling into a swift-moving creek on Thursday in Denali National Park and Preserve, according to a news release from the park Saturday night. Egan Millard
Heavy, cold rain pours in the Alaska Range, and the feel of snow is in the air. Sled dogs have had their first meals of pink salmon and seem ready to run for another winter.John Schandelmeier
Two boaters missing near the mouth of the Kuskokwim River in Southwest Alaska have been found uninjured, troopers said.Sean Doogan
The National Park Service is celebrating its 99th birthday Aug. 25 by waiving entrance fees at all national parks, including those in Alaska.Alaska Dispatch News
Becoming an Outdoors Woman was created to build skills in shooting and hunting, fishing and other outdoors endeavors in a non-competitive setting. The program is now offered in 39 states and six Canadian provinces. Some 4,000 Alaska women have graduated since the program began in 1995. Tara Young
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