Monday, June 30, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
All traffic was brought to a halt on the Richardson Hwy Tuesday due to loud noise and high gusts. Also known as Eielson Air Force Base - Photos of the Thunderbirds.
Not much to report weather wise in Valdez besides cloudy skies and/or windy rain bursts.
Friday, June 20, 2008
Today I'm heading up to Fairbanks for the Midnight Sun Baseball game Saturday night!
Midnight Sun Game
The 103rd edition of the Midnight Sun Game is scheduled for 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Growden Memorial Park when the Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks take on the California Running Birds.
Bill “Spaceman” Lee, who started the 1967 game when the Goldpanners suffered a 10-3 loss to Kumagai-Bumi of Japan in front of the largest crowd in Goldpanner history as 5,200 fans packed into Growden, will be on the mound again on Saturday night.
This year’s game is expected to draw another crowd of 4,000 or more. Tickets for all seats are $10 and are available during tonight’s 7 p.m. game against the Running Birds, or at Growden Park most of the day on Saturday.
For more information go to www.goldpanners.com.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Look for Debbie's Candy Van down on O'Brien Creek in Chitina.
newsminer.com • Weather is hot at Chitina but not the dip netting
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
The Alaskan Peoples Heritage Museum
Pictures via Update on the ACL & Camp Redington.
Road trip this weekend for the FishTaxi. Heading over Thompson Pass to the Copper River Basin down into Chitina.
Staying overnight in Kenny Lake at Camp Redington.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
JAMES POULSON / Daily Sitka Sentinel
Charlie Wilber, holding a king salmon, gives a tour of the Seafood Producers processing plant in Sitka for chef Alton Brown, left, and Kristine Kidd, food editor of Bon Appetit.
TV chef takes in Copper River frenzy
SHOW: Celebrity cook preaches sustainability in what we eat.
By MIKE PETERSmpeters@adn.com
Published: May 30th, 2008 02:02 AMLast Modified: May 30th, 2008 02:22 AM
Chef Alton Brown of the Food Network was in Alaska last week taking in the start of salmon season and collecting footage for upcoming shows. He also was taping for an Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute video in Juneau.
~My favorite part of the interview:
Q. What was the most interesting morsel you put in your mouth on this visit?
A. Rockfish! It's bycatch, so it's completely impossible to get where I live (Atlanta). I haven't eaten it a lot -- I'm still learning about it -- but I'm surprised there isn't serious demand for it.
But my favorite is black cod. Good smoked black cod -- there is just nothing like it. So I'm glad I've been able to develop connections to ship great fish like that to me.
~Rockfish and black cod are the best eating. Alton, can't wait to see your show on Alaska's sustainable fisheries!
Full story here:
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
David Gatch of Fairbanks became the first angler to bring in a derby fish of more than 200 pounds in Southcentral this year, with a 207.2-pound flatfish he caught between the lips Monday to take the lead in The Valdez Halibut Derby.
Monday, June 09, 2008
Saturday, June 07, 2008
Friday, June 06, 2008
Thursday, June 05, 2008
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
The Tahitian Princess docked in Port Valdez today. The first phase of the dock renovation was completed in time for Valdez's first cruise ship in years. Before the ships had to dock at the container dock 4 miles out of town. Which didn't make Valdez a popular destination with the cruise ship crowd.