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If you lived in the woods on the Kenai Peninsula in the 1990s, you may not want to read this article. Those were the years when the spruce bark beetle outbreak killed more than 3 million acres of mature spruce forest on the Kenai.

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 5:36pm

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Bonni Villaman and Deanna Wilson, both elementary school teachers, set the tone of the day early by ramming their canoe into a kayak being piloted by another teacher.

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 5:36pm

Bill Santos, who lives in Taunton, Mass., called me earlier this week, and the talk soon turned to fishing. For many years, Bill made the long trip to the Kenai Peninsula to fish for sockeyes on the Kenai.

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 9:55am

FAIRBANKS (AP) - Tires flung mud in our eyes and rain soaked every layer of clothing. The descent made our brake rotors too hot to touch, the metal sizzling in the wet conditions.

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 4:49pm

People are screaming and sirens are wailing throughout the city. Children are lost, stumbling lone through the streets. Parents and guardians scramble to sift through the hordes of zombie-like children to identify their own.

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 4:49pm

For weeks, rainbow trout fishing on the Kenai River has been hot.

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 7:45pm

While anglers should be cautious with rising water on the Kenai River from the release of the Snow Glacier-dammed lake, the event does come with a silver lining: the pulse of water will raise what have been lower than average water levels for fall fishing. “Some sections of river were getting a li...

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 7:46pm

The first fishing how-to in print was Izaak Walton's "The Compleat Angler," published in 1653, and writers have been writing how-tos ever since. Writing fishing how-tos isn't done for love or fame, and it's definitely not done for money.

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 4:09pm

There's a saying in Alaska that when the fireweed stops blooming that the wildfire season is over. This seems to be valid for most but not every year.

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 4:09pm

It doesn't take massive flowerbeds to make beneficial insects happy - just a few pollen- and nectar-rich plants in a small area, a "pollinator pocket." Common areas such as roadsides, schoolyards and parks make good candidates for pollinator pockets.

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 4:09pm


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