Archive of: Recreation Features



Got fish? July Issue 4 2012

Got fish?

There’s still plenty of time to head into winter with a freezer full of fish.

Brown bear attacks ER man July Issue 4 2012

Brown bear attacks ER man

A brown bear mauled and seriously injured a hiker in the woods above Eagle River Road on Sunday afternoon.

Bear necessities July Issue 3 2012

Bear necessities

Thousands of people went on safari over the weekend without having to leave Eagle River.

Bear Paw is here July Issue 2 2012

Bear Paw is here

Get ready for all the activities you can handle.

July Issue 2 2012

Festival activities offer a little something for everyone

The five fun-filled days of the 2012 Bear Paw Festival continue today (Thursday, July 12) throughout Chugiak-Eagle River.

Fun in the sun at annual Scottish Highland Games July Issue 1 2012

Fun in the sun at annual Scottish Highland Games

Sunny skies likely drew a record crowd to this year’s Alaska Scottish Highland Games.

Welcome to bear country June Issue 3 2012

Welcome to bear country

Eagle River is having a bear of a summer. Already this year, two people have been attacked by brown bears in this community, while a third attack near Bird Creek involved an Eagle River man out for an early-morning hike.

Big release June Issue 3 2012

Big release

That’s what was going through the mind of Dr. Dan Hull during this year’s Eagle River Nature Center spring auction, where the recent Alaska transplant submitted the winning bid to release a rehabilitated bald eagle back into the wild.

June Issue 2 2012

Eagle River man mauled by bear near Bird Creek

A brown bear mauled an Eagle River man who was hiking alone on a trail near Bird Creek early Sunday morning, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Fish on! June Issue 1 2012

Fish on!

When Dustin Slinker first arrived in Anchorage as a member of the U.S. Army, he couldn’t wait to go find out how to catch Alaska’s famous salmon. Six years later, he’s someone locals ask for advice.

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