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President Barack Obama on Kanakanak Beach in Dillingham, Alaska, with two locals and a soon-to-be-viral spawning salmon. Photo credit: The White House. Story re-posted from The Arctic Sounder By Jenny Weis The sitting president of the United States visited Dillingham, Alaska in 2015 and picked fish [ READ MORE... ]
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The Bristol Bay region of Alaska is wet, wild and full of fish. Photo by Fly Out Media By Jenny Weis A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck southcentral Alaska’s population center in Anchorage on Friday, Nov. 30 at 8:29 am. While the earth and my house thundered and moved around me, I could hear bowls [ READ MORE... ]
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Damage from the Nov. 30, 7.0 magnitude earthquake on the highway exit ramp nearest to the Trout Unlimited office in Anchorage.  By Jenny Weis I found myself still tip-toeing around my house Saturday morning as I cleaned broken glass and straightened bookshelves, over 24 hours after the 7.0 [ READ MORE... ]
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The a few attendees — human and canine — supporting Ballot Measure 1 in front of Beach Lake. All photos by Brian Ohlen By Eric Booton. A year is frequently simplified into seasons, and in Southcentral Alaska we have witnessed the unique collision of three different seasons. While winter has been [ READ MORE... ]
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For several months when the sun is at its peak and salmon are making their upstream journey, Alaskans are fishing, harvesting, and exploring to the fullest extent possible. Summer is brief, and we hone our skills to seize every free moment. Now though, with changing colors and cooler temperatures [ READ MORE... ]
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Russian River Falls. Photo from Flickr Creative Commons By Jenny Weis I was momentarily upset when a member/supporter event for work, “Community Fishing Day,” got scheduled the same Saturday as Ladies Backpacking Weekend. Summer goes by so fast, and with visitors, salmon fishing, travel and jam- [ READ MORE... ]
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Anglers demonstrate support for Ballot Measure 1 while fishing the Kenai River. Photo courtesy of Eric Booton By Eric Booton “I came from one of your possible futures: California. Not too long ago, our king salmon runs were bigger than yours, our salmon were bigger than yours, and there still are [ READ MORE... ]
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The group at Wilderness Place Lodge. By: Jenny Weis “So, have you thought of your lede yet?”  Francesca, a retired PR specialist for the U.S. Air Force, turned to ask me as we waded through a shallow stream on our hike back to the lodge after a long afternoon of fishing. Francesca and I were on a [ READ MORE... ]
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Bristol Bay sockeye. Photo by FlyOut Media By: Nelli Williams When Alaskans go to the polls in November we will have the opportunity to vote on a ballot measure 1 called, “An Act providing for protection of wild salmon and fish and wildlife habitat.” You may have already heard of this as the [ READ MORE... ]
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By Jenny Weis The familiar routine of hooking up the boat to the hitch took only a couple minutes. By the time I was done, my friend Sam had met me at Eric’s house and I was pleased, but not surprised, to see him holding a box of donuts. We had a couple-hour drive ahead of us to meet up with Eric, [ READ MORE... ]
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