King crab and black bears

I pulled the crab pot this morning, and had 20 king crab in my dungeness pot. Little female crab, and the season is closed anyway, so they were just taking up the pot. So, tossed them all back, rebaited with fish heads, then returned home.

Tonight, I’m watching a black bear across the Gastineau Channel, up on the mountainside behind the high school. The jet black bears really stick out against the drab brown grass and alders. As soon as things green up, we don’t get to see them much.

Listening to the radio tonight about the Utah Jazz game. Hard to believe Carlos Boozer, now an NBA star, came from this isolated town. I think the only people not surprised at how well he’s now doing are the people here who watched him grow up, and saw his improvement and potential every year.