Commercial harvesters in the famed Copper River salmon fishery boosted their catch by 190,000 reds, 1,400 kings and 2,300 chums in the second 12-hour opener May 20, about double that of the inclement weather endured for the May 16 opener.
During testimony, Friday, investigators learned that engine and electrical problems had plagued the Aiviq -- Shell's tug for its offshore Arctic drill rig, the Kulluk -- prior to the ill-fated late December journey across the Gulf of Alaska that ended abruptly off Sitkalidak Island.Suzanna Caldwell
Pilots, take note: there is a dangerous overlap of the Common Traffic Advisory Frequencies (CTAFs) that coupled with busy summer flying activity have made the Mat-Su region a potential breeding ground for accidents.Colleen Mondor
The last time Anchorage's airport got a makeover plan, the airport was riding a robust economy with increasing cargo traffic. Times have changed, though, and plans to add another runway would reroute a part of the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.Jerzy Shedlock