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Cody Roman Dial of Anchorage has been missing in the wilds of a Costa Rican national park for about two weeks. The lack of a detailed route plan from the 27-year-old is hampering search efforts.   Craig Medred
Nickolay Dodov’s parents say Alaska Heliskiing “sought profit above safety.” The case has already caused roiling grief and hard feelings in Haines, with local officials tasked with piecing together what, if anything, could have prevented the deaths and if tighter regulation is warranted.Kyle Hopkins
The Salcha River threatens to wash away the home that longtime Fairbanksan John Sauer has spent 16 years building in a remote area 34 miles upriver from the Richardson Highway. He is open to suggestions on how to save the structure.Dermot Cole
A decision by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to allow three commercial fishing openers outraged some subsistence fisherman, who say that without chinooks this year, they are relying on silver salmon to get enough fish for the winter.Lisa Demer

Over the last nine years, nearly a dozen zip line tours have sprung up in Alaska from Ketchikan to Talkeetna, including a new operation in Seward that opened less than a month ago.

Loren Holmes

One of Alaska's oldest and most respected big-game guides, Hendricks was a victim, in large part, of letting other guides use his exclusive hunting area in the Brooks Range. But as he admits, he wasn't totally innocent either.

Craig Medred,Tara Young
Over the last nine years, nearly a dozen zip line tours have sprung up in Alaska from Ketchikan to Talkeetna, including a new operation in Seward that opened less than a month ago.Alli Harvey

A GoPro's encounter with a red fox on a remote Alaska island in mid-July did not end well for the camera.

Laurel Andrews
Perhaps one could select enough compelling poems to entice a bunch of hard-bitten Alaska setnetters gathered on a Kenai Peninsula beach to read them aloud. I started tearing out any poem that might achieve that mark.Rick Sinnott

Traveling the coast of Aniakchak National Monument was spectacular. When the water was calm, the group paddled. At low tide, they hiked the coast, and bushwhacked or used the numerous bear trails for land crossings – not necessarily a good idea. 

Luc Mehl

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