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Before Technology, Bull Moose Came to the Aid of the Lost

This article was first published on Aug. 2, 2004 in the New Hampshire Union Leader.

WATERVILLE VALLEY – In the midst of the mountainside search for two Massachusetts teenagers missing earlier this month, a startling, if not preternatural, sound erupted from the dense forest off Tripoli Road. 864 more words

North Country History

The late arrivals

The rains came to Alaska’s Matanuska-Susitna rivers valley over the weekend. The water in local creeks and rivers rose. And the coho salmon, notorious for sprinting from the oceans to the mountains when the weather Gods signal, finally came. 664 more words


Mat-Su coho struggle

No sooner does one Cook Inlet salmon crisis pass than another erupts. This times its coho salmon in the spotlight.

Little Susitna River guide Andy Couch said Wednesday he felt like he’d been kicked in the teeth by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game after seeing the big coho catch in the Monday opening of the commercial drift gillnet fishery in upper Cook Inlet.  1,561 more words


Civilization kills

A massive grizzly bear sow with two young cubs that had been roaming neighborhoods near Service High School on the Anchorage Hillside is dead.

Officials of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game decided she posed too great a risk to public safety and killed her earlier this month, agency spokesman Ken Marsh said. 1,098 more words