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.
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.
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.
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
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.