The Alaska Board of Game has fielded more than 110 proposals to change sheep hunting regulations the past five years. The statewide sheep population is estimated to have dropped 21 percent in the last 20 years. Rick Sinnott
Alaska lawmakers have moved a bill to extend the licensing program for sportfishing guides. The program, through which the Alaska Department of Fish and Game licenses and regulates sportfishing guides and operations, expired at the end of 2014.Molly Dischner
Hugo the 200-pound grizzly bear was rescued by snowmachiners in Kotzebue, Alaska, in 2000. The bear was discovered malnourished and covered in porcupine quills, unable to fend for herself. Hugo has since become a permanent resident of the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center near Anchorage and has been thoroughly enjoying her playtime. Video courtesy of Kiss A Moose Photo.
Dog mushers might have abandoned the Iditarod Trail in favor of an easier route north to Nome this year, but snowmachine and human-powered racers say they're still following the historical path over the Alaska Range from Cook Inlet and north.Craig Medred
Author Jon Krakauer has offered a new theory, his fifth, to explain how Christopher McCandless did not die of starvation but because he ate seeds from a plant that turned out to be poisonous.Dermot Cole
Patches of jumble ice and overflow are sporadically reported along the trail, but the biggest trouble spot may be a 30-mile-long stretch of jumble ice approaching the Alaska town of Circle. Alaska Dispatch News
Alaska Sens. Mike Dunleavy and Peter Micciche sent a joint letter to the Federal Subsistence Board asking for reconsideration of a recent decision to allow a subsistence gillnet in the Kenai River.Associated Press
COMMENT: A recent long weekend with few options for skiing or snowshoeing in Anchorage prompted us to make the three-hour drive south to see for ourselves how the community on Resurrection Bay is making lemonade from this lemony Alaska winter.Erin Kirkland