Alaska Dispatch's Best of the Week: Sept. 29-Oct. 5

Craig Medred

From $65 billion gas pipelines to halibut wars to the PFD spending splurge, here are Alaska Dispatch's best stories and photos of the week.

  1. 1 Amid a deluge, hunters say goodbye to Moose Camp

    Rick Sinnott writes about how he and his partners were saved by some of the very hunters whose ubiquitous presence ruined his recent trip to Moose Camp. And they can have it. Because this will be his last trip.

  2. 2 Fishing for truth in the feds' latest Alaska halibut management plan

    OPINION: With another round in Alaska's halibut war shaping up between commercial fishermen and charter-boat operators, job elimination would appear to be a goal of the National Marine Fisheries Service and North Pacific Fisheries Management Council.

  3. 3 Brilliance of autumn gets bittersweet welcome from some winter-weary Alaskans (+PHOTOS)

    Robust greens, browns and blues of summer have been displaced by the yellow and occasional bursts of red and orange that paint Southcentral Alaska's landscape for a few brilliant weeks before winter snows arrive.

  4. 4 Alaska gas pipeline now costs $65 billion? Maybe it's time for state to seize control.

    ANALYSIS: If you believe Big Oil is going to build a "$65+ billion" Alaska natural gas project when shale gas is booming across the Lower 48, then this may sound like great news. If you’re a skeptic, well, read on.

  5. 5 As Arctic sea ice shrinks, Antarctic ice hits record high; what does it mean?

    Even as the Arctic saw its lowest-ever sea ice extent, ice in Antarctica peaked higher than ever before, raising flags for climate change skeptics. Is either pole telling the whole story?

  6. 6 Count the ways Alaskans spend their $878 Permanent Fund check

    We asked staffers and other Alaskans for ideas on how to spend our Alaska Permanent Fund dividends -- and we weren't angling for practicality. Here’s what they told us.

  7. 7 Arctic Alaska: Scientists seeing fewer sick seals, walrus, polar bears

    The mystery sickness that struck ice seals in Alaska in 2011, and may also have affected walruses and polar bears, appears less prevalent this year.

  8. 8 Sneak peek: Rarefied Light 2012 opens October's First Friday

    Anchorage's First Friday includes opening night of the Rarefied Light 2012 juried photography exhibition, a unique showcase of Alaska photographers that will soon travel around the state.

  9. 9 Loners no more? Prince William Sound humpbacks pairing up.

    New research from Prince William Sound shows the rebounding population of large cetaceans tend to stick together. 

  10. 10 Legends in Alaska Aviation: Oren Hudson

    Oren B. Hudson came to Alaska in 1948, falling in love with the country, people and the flying, in that order.