Ed Haizer

Ed HuizerSeptember 15, 1923 April 27, 2015The caption under Ed Huizer's high school photo in the 1939 Newark, New Jersey yearbook refers to him as "cool, calm, and collectedand] conservative in dress and talk." For those who knew Ed during his
Portions of Unit 4 closed to mountain goat harvest

The Sitka District Ranger, under authority delegated by the Federal Subsistence Board, is taking action to close Blue Lake, Medvejie Lake and the southern half of the Katlian River watersheds to the harvest of mountain goats, according to a release this week from the Federal Subsistence Board.
Deer hunting season opens Saturday, Aug. 1

The general season Sitka black-tailed deer hunt for bucks only will begin Saturday, Aug. 1 for a portion of Game Management Unit 1 - Unit 1C to be exact, which encompasses Douglas, Lincoln, Shelter and Sullivan islands.
What's out there for the kids?

An in-the-works Discovery Southeast survey of organized outdoor recreational activities for Juneau youth shows gaps, especially for kids above elementary school age.
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for July 27, 2015

Thumbs up to debate. Tradition or terror? Eyesore or artistic? We could be talking about the Mississippi state flag, or we could be referring to the sculpture named Nimbus. We could even be speaking of a certain bronze whale. You decide.
Kenai River late-run kings looking better than recent lows

A dreary chinook run has plagued the Kenai River for the past few years, but numbers for 2015 shine a somewhat bright light on the state's most heavily fished river and most iconic species.
ADF&G figures show commercial pinks slow to arrive in Southeast

Southeast Alaska fishermen have pulled in almost 10 million salmon so far this summer even as the pace of fishing remains below five-year averages, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. On Sunday, ADF&G reported seiners had hauled in 4.
From bust to boom: Bristol Bay late red surge continues

Bristol Bay's sockeye run has not only blasted through a record-setting late finish, but bumped Alaska's statewide red salmon harvest near the sizable 2014 total in doing so. As of July 22, the Bristol Bay sockeye salmon harvest totaled 34.
Groups ask for government action on POW wolves

Six environmental groups on Thursday asked the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the Federal Subsistence Board and the U.S. Forest Service to take certain actions to prevent further reduction of the Prince of Wales area wolf population.
Boats, seals, and the water (not) between

Over the last 30 years, cruise ship traffic in glacial fjords has increased ten-fold.


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