Outdoors

According to the Homer Chamber of Commerce, 1,321 anglers aboard 386 boats and seven kayaks landed 590 fish. More than $155,000 in cash was paid out to lucky anglers. Mike Campbell
With more than $40,000 in sales in three years, Grayson Davey's Alaska Paracord Designs is growing, and the 13-year-old CEO is looking to hire employees.Sean Doogan

In this episode of Indie Alaska, winter weather won't stop Ellie Mitchell from hitting the road (or the trail) on her fat bike. She picked up cycling from her dad, and now she regularly competes against him and other cyclists in the Anchorage winter racing circuit.  

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This is the third season in Antarctica for Rosemary McGuire of Haines, and she's become something of a Ms. Fix-It -- one day patching the Zodiac’s rubber skin, the next maintaining motors and electronics, the next piloting scientists to locations where they're studying penguins and whales out to collect data. Few scientists  know much about driving the boats, so she's particularly valuable.

Hunters in Northwest Alaska villages rocked by caribou declines successfully pressed the Alaska Board of Game for hunting restrictions to restore the state's largest herd of caribou. Zaz Hollander
The Alaska Board of Game this week came out strongly against bans on trapping along popular Kenai Peninsula trails and campgrounds.Zaz Hollander

Jeff Oatley and Jay Petervary were the first finishers of the 1,000-mile event in the Iditarod Trail Invitational, pedaling from Knik to Nome in 15 days, 6 hours and 29 minutes.

Matt Tunseth

Mushers need their hands, often bare, to do things like fix their sleds, change runner plastics, unhook brass clips, massage dogs' tired muscles or work ointment deep into the crevices of their dogs’ feet. Those tasks require nimble fingers, often fingers that have to be exposed to extreme cold temperatures.

Loren Holmes,Suzanna Caldwell
State Board of Game members decided they did not have the legal authority to vote on a proposal to allow people with disabilities the chance to hunt moose in a crowded Anchorage park.Sean Doogan

Defending Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race champion Dallas Seavey clung to his lead in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Monday as soft, punchy snow on the trail across Norton Bay slowed what had been a blistering run toward Nome.

Loren Holmes