Two snowmachiners in the Hatcher Pass area were rescued late Saturday night by a search and rescue group after one got stuck and the other called for help, Alaska State Troopers report.
Ten Anchorage wolves have been killed -- nine of them trapped or shot by the state -- as a six-month predator-control effort on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson wraps up. Mike Campbell
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Luck often plays a role in fishing success, but good genes never hurt. So it was on Saturday at Alaska's biggest winter fishing extravaganza, the one-day Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament, where some 858 anglers came out to enjoy the sunshine and promise of warmer days ahead. Mike Campbell

Each year the Iditarod Trail plays host to the famed sled dog race, but also to another group: bicyclists who participate in the Iditarod Invitational Trail Race. Here are pictures from the 2011 event.

Craig Medred
Two longtime friends set out Saturday for what they figured would be an unforgettable day of skiing near Hatcher Pass. But as they started a descent, a slab of snow let loose. Jerry Kallam swam and kicked his way out of the avalanche, but his friend Jim Helling couldn't do the same. Lisa Demer
An avalanche at Hatcher Pass on Saturday afternoon struck two men, one of whom was still missing at last report and believed to be buried, according to Alaska State Troopers and Matanuska-Susitna Borough emergency services.Casey Grove
A prominent Anchorage orthopedic surgeon, injured Friday in a skiing accident at Alyeska Resort, died Tuesday, according to a press release sent Wednesday afternoon on behalf of his family.Casey Grove
Homer's 18th Winter King Salmon Tournament on Saturday is Alaska's biggest one-day tournament. Last year, 865 anglers fishing from 259 boats landed 136 kings. Mike Campbell
An Anchorage doctor was on life support Tuesday after a serious ski accident Friday afternoon on Alyeska Resort's expert-only North Face, according to a resort spokesperson and the man's mother. Casey Grove