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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.