A series of massive solar flares have in recent days erupted off the stormy surface of the sun; the last two were big enough to disrupt radio transmissions on Earth and likely produce aurora borealis shows that Southcentral Alaskans may witness after midnight, when the sun has finally gone down.
Early season clammers are already testing the waters of Cook Inlet, anticipating great tides for clamming over Memorial Day weekend. Most are looking for Pacific razor clams, although butter and littleneck clams are also available on some area beaches.
Are women just too wimpy to cut it in the Alaska wild, or is National Geographic just too cowardly to put them on the air? It's a question that has to be asked with the new reality TV show "Ultimate Survival Alaska" due out this month as an all-boy affair.Craig Medred
Denali National Park rangers say they will not be deterred by the icy grip of a lingering winter, with lingering snow and chilly nighttime temps. Migrant bird species are starting to arrive. Craig Medred
A Fairbanks man has paid almost $1,800 in recent months to repeatedly bail his runaway Siberian husky Toby out of doggy jail. Then he shot a moose, ostensibly to protect the wayward dog, but now Toby's owner could face jail time himself.Craig Medred