On Saturday, June 4, the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge kicks off our summer programs with a very special program. At 11 AM, cinematographers Kennan and Karen Ward will share their 90 minute film - Big Sur - Redwoods to the Sea.
Having spent a day this week reading through proposals to change fishing regulations, I can say with some authority that some of them definitely will heat up the proceedings at the upcoming Board of Fisheries meeting.
Spring is a good time to start eating plants, according to Dena'ina Wellness Center traditional healer Estelle Thomson. "All the things that are in those new shoots are things that your body needs to perk itself up for the summer," Thomson said.
At the First Annual Running of the Goats, recently held in Coventry, Kentucky, six of the devious critters went rogue, veering from the run's planned route and causing chaos and consternation for the townsfolk and their police force.
It was a warm, windy day in southern New Mexico in the 1940s when a small bear cub was rescued from a wildfire. With burned paws he was clinging to a tree when firefighters spotted the cub and took him to a local veterinarian.
Author's note: This column first appeared in the Clarion 23 years ago. I've edited it for brevity.
Sunday, May 16, 1993
It's 9 p.m., and Ed Marsters and I have just finished pitching camp on the beach at Whiskey Gulch.
A mile is a relatively short walk - until one has to walk it after a severe accident. Teeming with lakes and trails and overlapping with the Chugach National Forest and Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, the Kenai Peninsula is a hiker's dream playground.