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Bearfest kicks off Wednesday in Wrangell

...Fairbanks; Lance Craighead, executive director of the Craighead Institute in Bozeman, Montana; Bobbie Jo Skibo, Russian River interagency management coordinator with the Chugach National Forest; Dee Galla, outdoor recreation planner for the...
Kenai bear protection at center of battle

...on their porches and wreaking havoc in their yards, and while fishermen now nervously eye bears gathered along the Russian River during sockeye runs, hunting brown bears is a different matter, Spraker said."To actually get a bear in your sights...
Statewide salmon harvest tops 2005 record

...River, the count through Aug. 26 was 727 fish, nearly double the 2012 count by the same date.The coho count at the Russian River weir hit 649 fish as of Aug. 27, more than the 169 counted by the same day in 2012, and also more than other recent...
Visitors learn on hike to remote site

...At the highest point on the Russian River rests a rustic cabin near an's trap.The early run Russian River fish swim 77 miles up the Kenai...journey at Goat Creek, or Upper Russian River."That's primarily where those...
In the Stacks: New fiction

...Augie Boyer decides he needs a vacation, he leaves the snows of Minnesota for the milder climate of California's Russian River, a place where marijuana is easy to find, religion is brutal, and Augie's good friend Bobby is celebrating the...
My Turn: Trapping questions

...a weird carte-blanche with no penalties and just suggestions? What if fishing regulations "suggested" when the Russian River Sanctuary is closed and "encouraged" everyone to be responsible by not surpassing their limits?The protesting public...
Alaska Digest

...Biologists identified the bear by a tag the department placed in its ear after its mother was illegally shot near the Russian River in 2003. The female and her two brothers were orphaned. More than $70 million going to Ketchikan Shipyard over 5...
Fishing heats up on the Russian River

...The "sanctuary" area of the Russian River was opened up to sockeye salmon...markers just downstream of the Russian River ferry crossing upstream to markers...waters around the island near the Russian River mouth - as well as the lower 100...
Alaska Digest

...Sunday in the Kenai River. Richard Blakeslee Sr., 64, and Jane Blakeslee, 52, were fishing downstream of the Russian River Bridge when their drift boat capsized. Richard Blakeslee was pulled out of the water by a nearby fisherman, troopers...
This Day in History

...burned to the ground. In 1969, more than 2,300 acres of prime recreation forest was blackened by a fire in the Russian River area on the Kenai Peninsula. In the nation In 1868, Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention...


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