A large swath of Alaska is under advisories Tuesday for winter weather, flooding and storms, amid heavy rains and the arrival of an Arctic cold front from Siberia that has affected much of the state’s Southcentral region.
The civilization of the sometimes lawless and rugged recreation destination that is the lower Knik River began with creation of the Knik River Public Use Area with legislation in 2006 and was followed by a management plan in 2008. The KRPUA grappled for years with an unsavory reputation, particularly around easily accessible Jim Creek, which became a dumping ground for everything from appliances to vehicles stolen out of Anchorage and a wild party spot with a soundtrack of automatic weapons fire.
Jay Brause and Gene Dugan, recently married in Alaska, talk about their long road to marriage on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. The couple, who now live in England, first tried to get married in Alaska 21 years ago.
Supplies are ferried from the US Fish and Wildlife Service research boat R/V Tiglax to Buldir Island in the Aleutians during a trip from Adak Island to Attu Island on a week long research mission in southwestern Alaska, on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. Scientists on the R/V Tiglax conduct research in the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge.