One of the worst returns of chum salmon on record has prompted the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to shut down sport fishing for chums in the Kuskokwim River drainage.

Lisa Demer
As summer heats up, anglers have a plethora of promising angling options, including king salmon, rainbow trout, halibut and ling cod. Matt Tunseth
Alaska’s largest sockeye salmon fishery was predicted to have a near-record return this summer, but so far the reds have only trickled into Bristol Bay’s rivers.Dave Bendinger | KDLG News
A Utah woman was rescued from Flattop Mountain Sunday and flown by helicopter to a local hospital after she was hurt in a fall, Alaska State Troopers said.Alaska Dispatch News
At the Sled Dog Sanctuary, Raven Vinter takes in abandoned Alaskan huskies that have nowhere else to go.Laurel Andrews
During low tide in Kachemak Bay, a beautiful and slimy world of sea stars, tube worms, anemones and more is within our grasp.Erin McKittrick

Ketchikan has gone back to work after a plane crash June 25 killed eight tourists, and its skies are once again buzzing with floatplanes. The crash was an off-limits topic at the many other flying services in town.

Bob Hallinen
Ketchikan has gone back to work after a plane crash June 25 killed eight tourists, and its skies are once again buzzing with floatplanes. The crash was an off-limits topic at the many other flying services in town.Nathaniel Herz,Tegan Hanlon
A pilot and paragliding instructor wants to build an aerial adventure course and zip line at Hilltop Ski Area, but that plan has been snarled by a conflict between the city and the operator of the ski area.Devin Kelly

Alaska's roads -- and the ones that bring people in and out of the state -- offer visual rewards during the long summer days.

Alaska Dispatch News