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There is a subtle little path leading into the woods off of a quiet dirt road deep in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 3:26pm

While grilling the last of last year's salmon the other day, I got to wondering about what other people did with salmon. Curious, I e-mailed 20 people, asking them for their favorite salmon recipes.

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 3:26pm

With a thundering crash, the metal gate containing a nervous bull was thrown open and Anchorage rider Bobby Smith was sent on one of the wildest rides an adrenaline junkie can experience.

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 3:26pm

Globe artichokes have much to contribute to home gardens, from providing thin layers of leathery leaves for delectable dining to serving as flowery backdrops in border settings. Pollinators like their purple, thistle-like blooms, too.

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 3:26pm

High water levels on the Kenai and Russian rivers have made fishing slow on the Kenai so far this summer.

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 7:26pm

Many fishermen are familiar with the feeling of getting a fishhook stuck in their hand, arm or elsewhere. Usually, it's a quick fix if the fisherman can jump in a car and head to an emergency room or to a clinic.

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 7:26pm

The term "beer garden" doesn't quite suit the backyard of the Alaska Roadhouse Bar and Grill, but between the beer and the soft sound of trees looming over the high fences, it passes for one.

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:45pm

As early runs of king and sockeye return to streams of the Kenai Peninsula, they bring more than the roe and milt that brings about the cycle of life.

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:45pm

In the 40-some years I've been freezing fish, I've learned a lot of things, and some were learned the hard way. Here's some of what I've learned. Before you start fishing, it's best to figure out how many salmon you need to catch.

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:45pm

My delphiniums are now in all their stately glory, the 5-foot, blue spires reaching for the sky as they guard the gate to my vegetable garden. I have to admit that besides their beauty, I also enjoy growing delphiniums to show off.

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:45pm


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