The bear has been fishing for about two months, and Bogucki said it was the only animal visible from the viewing decks even though other bears were in the area.

Mike Campbell
I have used wood fires as my only household heat for the past 45 or 50 years. I can build you a fire in a hurry at home, but put me in the Alaska woods, with cold rain soaking everything, and it gets more challenging.  John Schandelmeier
Despite my skepticism, I’ve plodded along through my triathlon training plan since April. The plan promises to culminate in completing the race, if I follow it as best I can. And I have.Alli Harvey
The personal-use fishery, which began in 1989, has grown steadily, particularly in years with strong sockeye salmon runs.Alaska Dispatch News
Among the Fairbanks Paddlers members, the late Jimmy Gaydos was known for his handmade boats. He  brought a different hand-made boat each year to the club’s wooden boat rendezvous.Sam Friedman | Fairbanks News-Miner
As part of a nationwide initiative that emphasizes lifelong health, federally managed outdoor agencies recently joined President Obama to launch the Every Kid in a Park Pass program, available through Aug. 31, 2016.Erin Kirkland
Seminars at Calbela's run 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the first 100 women in line for the sessions will receive a free gift bag.Alaska Dispatch News
Safe winter travel along Alaska's highways and backcountry trails is mostly a mindset. You need to take precautions based on individual ability and comfort. John Schandelmeier
The application deadline is Oct. 31 for those interested in interested in serving on the 15-member Chugach State Park Citizens Advisory BoardAlaska Dispatch News

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.

Scott Jensen