Kids Outdoors: Anchorage's Junior Master Gardener program gives kids in grades two through six the tools to know what's growing and the skills to nurture plants from seed to the dinner table.

Erin Kirkland
Instead of making a change, the board voted to establish a subcommittee to work with Fish and Game to “discuss and evaluate a variety of issues and options to address Dall sheep concerns." Populations of the popular game animals have declined in recent years. Zaz Hollander
Whiteout conditions, avalanche danger and an extremely ill team member thwarted "our last chance effort to gain the summit,” said Navy SEAL Josh Jespersen, member of a mission to bear flags inscribed with the names of more than 350 fallen veterans to the 20,320-foot summit.Mike Campbell
Yukon Quest leaders announced a $38,000 surplus at their annual meeting Thursday, the largest surplus the organization has seen in 6 years.Associated Press
Anchorage's urban lakes are a great place for beginners and experts alike to get in some easy, early season angling. Matt Tunseth
A Denali National Park and Preserve field report issued Wednesday said there were 429 climbers on the mountain and another 112 who have finished climbing. Only Lonnie Dupre had reached the top, and his record-setting climb happened in January.  Mike Campbell
We Alaskans are blessed with the best wild terrain in the nation. Drive for an hour to reach rural Alaska. Spend two hours on the road and you can be remote. Trade the suit coat for a raincoat.John Schandelmeier
I’ve never felt bad that I ran on a trail. Even though I have dragged myself grumbling and moody to the trail head, knowing it will be a harder and more unpredictable than my usual jaunt along the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, I always finish happy I did it.Alli Harvey
Portage Pass weather is notoriously unpredictable, able to turn from pleasant to snotty to a deluge of rain quickly. Savvy Alaska hikers check the FAA webcam in Whitter before setting out.  Lisa Maloney

Anglers try their luck fishing for rainbow trout on a sunny Wednesday evening, May 27, 2015, at Anchorage area lakes stocked by ADF&G.