While an investigative document dump in April shed light on some of the factors behind a fatal 2013 crash in rural Alaska, the hard truth of the matter is that the crash was just one in a line of similar crashes that have been taking place for decades.

Colleen Mondor

The hike up Mount Baldy, outside of Eagle River, at the end of April was a bit muddy. The ground is still working out the winter's moisture.

Alaska Dispatch
Federal managers of the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge say they plan to take action to protect king salmon runs this spring and summer on the Kuskokwim River.Lisa Demer

Some 200 elementary school students descended on Westchester Lagoon in Anchorage on Thursday to explore the watershed and learn about the plants and animals that live there.

Loren Holmes
King Salmon sportfishing regulations for 2015 will be similar to those in 2014. Residents can keep up to three kings per day, while nonresidents can keep six per year. Two per day will be allowed in May and June and one per day in other months.Associated Press
This is the only time of year when one can snowmobile, ski or run dogs in shirtsleeves. The mid-day temperatures, this weekend, were in the low 40s, higher in the sun. In spite of those temperatures, there are two weeks of useable snow left on the east end of the Denali Highway.John Schandelmeier
The most important tool you need to keep your momentum during the drive to your favorite trail head is a robust collection of wonderful tunes.Alli Harvey
A 17-year-old Anchorage girl pleaded guilty Monday to criminally negligent homicide and DUI in the death of well-known Anchorage cyclist Jeff Dusenbury last summer.Michelle Theriault Boots
The return of millions of birds -- including white-fronted geese and snow geese, mallards and loons, sandhill cranes and tundra swans -- signals spring and the start of rural Alaska’s remarkable spring bird hunt.Lisa Demer
A lack of winter snow has local hiking trails drying out earlier than usual this spring. Matt Tunseth