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"Mayday! The engine has failed! This is an emergency! Prepare for ditching!" These dreaded words hopefully no one hears.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 3:25pm

Author's note: Part one of a series of two. The vitality of the Kenai River is threatened. Power boat wakes and stream bank development have contributed to the erosion of the river's banks and the degradation of its fish beds.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 3:25pm

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Once upon a time, bikes were pretty simple and durable machines, but as they've improved mechanically, they've also become more complex. If you want your bike to ride smooth and efficiently, it's time for a quick tune-up.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 3:25pm

In her 2008 book, "Kachemak Bay communities, their histories, their mysteries," Janet Klein first published information about the fossils of extinct woolly mammoths found along beaches between Homer and Anchor Point.

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 5:06pm

Angling - fishing with hook and line - has a long history. It was already highly developed when Stone Age artists were painting fishing and hunting scenes on the walls of caves. The idea that angling is more than just gathering food is ancient. In 500 B.

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 5:06pm

When Scott Simmons received a wooden duck call in college, he was instantly intrigued by the possibility of making one.

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 5:06pm

OURAY, Colo. - The timpani beat of cramponed boots thudding into ice. The treble tick-tock of scythe-like picks digging the next foothold. A sudden chord of shattering ice.

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 5:05pm

Yurok tribal tradition holds California condors as sacred, with ancient stories saying the giant birds fly closest to the sun and are the best messengers to carry prayers.

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 3:45pm

Now that the calendar has rolled over to May and the days have grown longer, the great outdoors is beckoning to be explored. Don't let pesky mosquitoes or a hectic work schedule slow down the Alaskan adventurous spirit.

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 2:33pm

Periodically, even through the cold of winter, I drive into Boat Launch Road at the Port of Kenai to use the wildlife viewing platform. It's a convenient vantage point from which to search the Kenai Flats for signs of bird life.

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 2:34pm


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