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Driving past the Refuge entrance sign last week, a group of boys gathered nearby caught my attention. It's an unusual hangout spot, so I stopped to check that everything was OK.

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 3:48pm

Author's note: This column first appeared in the Clarion on Aug. 16, 2002. I've edited it for clarity. In years ending with an even number, such as 2016, the Kenai River is blessed with vast numbers of pink salmon, bound for their spawning grounds.

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 3:48pm

A family trip in the Alaska wilderness can turn sour in a hurry if the proper precautions are not taken against the unassuming but dangerous plant known as "pushki.

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 3:48pm

If you saw my strawberry bed, you might think I don't like strawberries. The leaves have been lopped off, some plants were ripped out of the ground, and those that remain are partially buried in dirt. It's not a pretty sight.

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 3:48pm

With early morning settling in on the bright blue waters of the Kenai River, Andy Foor was prepared for a long morning of fishing when he heard screaming.

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 7:09pm

Anglers may have to work a little harder this week on the Kenai River as the fishing has slowed down.

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 7:08pm

Coyotes are perhaps the most adaptable carnivore in North America, ranging from the Atlantic to the Pacific coasts and from Central America north to Interior Alaska.

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 5:40pm

Back when I did more crazy things than I now do, I used to fish the Kenai far more than I now do. I didn't give a hoot what the river was doing. I fished when it was muddy enough to plow. I fished during floods.

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 5:40pm

Mid-summer is shirt-sleeve weather, an enjoyable time of year to be out and about with family and friends. But it also is the heart of mosquito season, so beware the escalating health risks caused by their bites. The No.

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 5:40pm

ANCHORAGE - A basic rule on what to do when encountering a bear in the wilderness is so common, it's long been a mantra: "If it's brown, you lie down. If it's black, you fight back." But there's a caveat for run-ins with brown - or grizzly - bears.

Sat, 07/09/2016 - 4:44pm


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