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...over 200 million crab, which was one of the largest we've had going back to the early 1980s," said Mark Stichert, area manager at the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game in Kodiak. "We saw those crab again in 2014 and they were a year older and a...
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Warm water, low rivers killing fish in Anchorage, Mat-Su

...species that return multiple age classes, I wouldn't characterize it as a disaster," said Mike Bethe, Mat-Su area manager for the Habitat Division of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.Temperatures this summer are among the warmest...
Uncertainty about kings despite promising numbers

...progresses managers can project the run strength and estimate run timing with more confidence.Despite the uncertainty, area managers are still hearing from anglers who see the strong, early numbers as a sign that the king salmon runs are regaining...
ADFG forecasts more kings on the Kenai River is more than twice the 2014 forecast for the struggling salmon run.Despite the promising uptick in numbers, area manager Robert Begich said the upcoming fishing season would likely be managed similarly to last season. In 2014, managers...
Eaglecrest remains optimistic look on the snowy side."As ski area operators, we are eternal optimists when it comes to weather," said ski area manager Matt Lillard. Also, they say, other years have been worse, at least in terms of ski area closures. In 2003, Eaglecrest...
My Turn: Reconsider the ferry system

...miles away to Auke Bay, there were Juneau people and Foss Trucking officials who opposed it. Hank Noble, the Juneau-area manager of Foss Trucking, said, "I can understand why the ferry system people would want to move from their operational standpoint...
My Turn: Empowered board for Juneau's pools makes sense

...more responsive way. The CBJ aquatics director will report directly to the empowered board just as the Eaglecrest Ski Area manager reports to the Eaglecrest BoardThe Assembly will still retain oversight by its power to appoint board members and to decide...
Biologist finds no invasive species on drill rig

...Erikson wrote that some of the shells might have been from an earlier period in the rig's history.Ginny Litchfield, area manager of Fish and Game's habitat division, told the Peninsula Clarion by email that the department has received the report...
Swansons celebrate 50 years

...28, 1962 at the Calvary Presbyterian Church in Enumclaw, Wash.He retired from his position as the Eaglecrest Ski Area Manager in 2004 after a 41-year career in the ski industry. Today, he continues to serve the Juneau ski community as a volunteer...
Eaglecrest backers to host berry festival

...welcomes the formation of Friends of Eaglecrest as a way to increase its year-round visibility, said Paul Swanson, ski area manager. "I see them doing a lot of good with putting a good vibe out in the community so people know there are a lot of skiers...


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