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Compost or mulch? People often confuse the two, although each fulfills a different function in gardening. Which one you want depends on your needs.

Thu, 11/21/2013 - 2:44pm

In the fall of 2012 when contractors cleared dead spruce trees from the Diamond Creek State Recreation Area, they not only provided firewood for local residents and mitigated fire danger, they also opened up land for possible future trails.

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 4:26pm

As an ornithologist and bird watcher, I am not only intrigued by the occurrence of rare birds on the Kenai Peninsula, but also their patterns of occurrence.

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 4:27pm

Cohoe resident Dennis Randa has a proposal that's bound to be controversial. Randa is a long-time fishing guide who I've known since the 1980s.

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 4:27pm

NEW YORK - For years, scientists have been dogged by this evolution question: Just where did man's best friend first appear? The earliest known doglike fossils come from Europe. But DNA studies have implicated east Asia and the Middle East.

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 4:26pm

Bubba has all the qualities of a top quality matchmaker; he understands what males and females look for in potential mates and then uses that knowledge to bring them together.

Tue, 11/12/2013 - 10:39pm

Mark Twain was supposedly fond of saying "I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one.

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 4:24pm

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. - John Ackerman is a big-time landlord of subterranean real estate.

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 4:24pm

Allergies can put a serious crimp in gardening: A runny nose, itchy eyes, or a wheezing and persistent cough can drive allergy sufferers indoors during the growing season.

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 4:24pm

After three weeks of nearly continuous rain in August on the Kenai Peninsula, the second Sunday in September was Indian summer perfection: sunny with just a hint of autumn crispness.

Thu, 10/31/2013 - 4:17pm


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