Nanuck, the dog, takes a flying leap into Heart Lake near Sitka on Thursday afternoon (9-20-12). Temperatures throughout the region topped 60, with clear skies and light winds. Elsewhere in the state, however, Anchorage and the Mat-Su experienced their second severe windstorm of the fall.
The Alaska Department of Fish & Game, which released its preliminary harvest level for the 2015 Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery. The preliminary harvest level is just over 8,700 tons. That would be the lowest level since 2003. And it’s about half of last year’s target. more