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Well-managed turf care means more than simply firing up your lawn mower and buzzing around the yard. There's cutting at the right height, irrigating with the correct amount of water and fertilizing at the appropriate time, among other things.

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 4:29pm

Many of us are engaged this week in the annual spring sport of watching the birch trees begin to leaf out, and anticipating early spring-blooming wildflowers.

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 4:29pm

New twists on fish and shrimp by Les Palmer It happens now and then, and a few days ago, it happened again. I was overwhelmed by an urge to eat fish tacos. Sadly, all the fish that had wintered in our freezer had been eaten.

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 4:29pm

Author's note: My favorite outdoor writer/humorist, Ed Zern (1910-1994), left a legacy of ridiculous and hilarious stories. His ghost sometimes visits me, causing me to write something like what follows.

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 3:55pm

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Much of the Continental Divide in winter remains a place seldom visited by people - a harsh environment, windblown and seemingly void of wildlife.

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 3:56pm

This past weekend, the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge hosted the 2015 Youth Game Warden Camp.

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 3:56pm

Crabapple branches drenched in white, pink or red blossoms are a strong enticement to go out and buy one of these trees. First, however, put a little thought into which variety you plant.

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 3:55pm

Bear spray is a weapon. Just like any weapon, you've got to know how to use it so it stops what you want it to stop (a bear) and doesn't stop you.

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 3:43pm

I was disappointed Sunday when state legislators voted against confirming Soldotna resident Robert Ruffner's appointment to the Alaska Board of Fisheries.

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 3:43pm

NEW YORK - "Ian, Ian, Ian," squeals 8-year-old Anna as she spots her friend across a pool in the South Bronx. She splashes with excitement until he gingerly joins her in the water. Five years ago, Anna wouldn't even utter "Mama.

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 3:43pm


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