Outdoors

Like Jager, 15, of Anchorage, clocked 27 minutes, 39 seconds on the trip halfway up the 3,022-foot peak and back to the finish downtown to win the juniors' race. That marked his personal best by 2:03, and allowed him to top the field by 84 seconds. Riana Boonstra, 14, of Kenai, seized her first girls title, crossing in 32:38 to slash an astounding 5:08 off her previous best and win by 82 seconds.

Marc Lester

Kilian Jornet, widely considered the world's best all-around mountain runner, will make his Mount Marathon debut Saturday in the 88th edition of the race up and down the 3,022-footer in Seward.

Shelby Lum
The new research provides evidence that is not only consistent with — but also strengthens — the growing body of research on the benefits of nature exposure. Granted, brain scan research can be controversial – and conditions like depression seldom have a single, simple cause. Chris Mooney
As the sun stays out, I feel that familiar pit in my stomach by mid-morning. I’m inside and I’m missing Southcentral Alaska's final beautiful day of summer. Alli Harvey
A burn ban was lifted Tuesday in many parts of Alaska but remains in place in Anchorage and Western Alaska, the Division of Forestry announced. Laurel Andrews,Zaz Hollander
At the Sled Dog Sanctuary, Raven Vinter takes in abandoned Alaskan huskies that have nowhere else to go.Laurel Andrews
During low tide in Kachemak Bay, a beautiful and slimy world of sea stars, tube worms, anemones and more is within our grasp.Erin McKittrick

The race was expected to be fast, with the six-time junior champion Allie Ostrander and professional mountain runner Emelie Forsberg on a collision course ever since Forsberg announced she planned to enter the race earlier this spring.

Marc Lester

Alaska's roads -- and the ones that bring people in and out of the state -- offer visual rewards during the long summer days.

Alaska Dispatch News
As summer heats up, anglers have a plethora of promising angling options, including king salmon, rainbow trout, halibut and ling cod. Matt Tunseth