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If you live on the Kenai Peninsula, you live either in or near black spruce, Picea mariana. This is a tree that actually prefers acidic soil and cold, harsh conditions.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 1:02pm

For the 22nd year, Paul Sayer, a Homer physician, is getting ready to take the same two-week, mid-winter vacation he has taken every year before: traveling by snowmachine along the Iditarod sled dog race course to Nome.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 5:47pm

On a frosty morning in February 1985, biologists from the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge hunkered down in the bushes waiting for takers on their carefully laid trap.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 5:47pm

UTICA, Ill. (AP) - Year-round tourist attraction Starved Rock State Park does not attract mountaineers every year.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 5:46pm

Are you interested in working at one of the premier wildlife refuges in the nation this summer? The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge has a few challenging, yet rewarding, job opportunities for summer 2014.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 4:23pm

The Homer Cycling Club's Big Fat Bike Festival is today through Sunday. Events include beach bonfires, a group ride from Anchor Point to Homer, burger and brew, silent and live auction, obstacle course and much more.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 4:23pm

MCCALL, Idaho (AP) — You’ve probably seen these in a bike shop, in a bike rack, or even hanging from the ceiling of a bar or restaurant and wondered, “What the heck is that?” They’re known as “fat bikes,” rather than “fat tire” bikes, which was an early nickname for all mountain bi...

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 4:22pm

NEW YORK - A tenacious New Yorker who has been trying for nearly a decade to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean, but has been plagued by bad luck, shipwreck and maybe a little early naiveté, has embarked on his fourth attempt at the epic journey.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 4:22pm

NORTH CONWAY, N.H. - Allison Willette's first few skiing lessons left her with a sore butt and aching knees but not a lot of skills. But one day's worth of terrain-based learning made all the difference.

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 2:14pm

There are 1,786 plant and animal species known on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. That's extraordinary biodiversity for this latitude with perhaps another 3,000 species, by my estimation, yet to be found.

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 2:14pm

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