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Ellen Zachos is a modern-day forager, gathering wild foods to enrich her cuisine. New York's Central Park provides the fixings for much of her larder, which includes wines, pickles, jams and jellies made from flavorful weeds.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 10:05am

KATMANDU, Nepal — An 80-year-old Japanese man who began the year with his fourth heart operation became the oldest conqueror of Mount Everest on Thursday, a feat he called “the world’s best feeling” even with an 81-year-old Nepalese climber not far behind him. Yuichiro Miura, a former extrem...

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 10:02am

Fishermen who are heading down to test the Ninilchik River king salmon opener this Memorial Day weekend might be discouraged by the numerous barriers presented by new regulations and the nature of the fishery itself. Single hook, no bait.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 7:35pm

CASCADE LOCKS, Ore. (AP) - Bill Hawley of Washougal started the field session of his class on water crossings at the Columbia Cascades Trail Skills College with an introduction of the tools and a safety chat.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 6:42pm

If you spend any time with my family in the woods, you'll find that we snack on berries, and mushrooms and other wild foods that are opportunistically encountered during our adventures.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 6:41pm

Now that I have more than 65 years of fishing behind me and lots of time to think about things, I've figured out that my most memorable times were not when the biggest fish were caught, but when catching a fish was completely unexpected.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 6:41pm

PHOENIX - Obstacle course runners start on their feet, but eventually end up on their stomachs, sides, even backs at they clamber through mud, over shipping containers, across netting made of mangled ropes.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 6:41pm

The first Saturday in May, Derby Day, my TV screen is happily filled for hours with groups of thoroughbreds flying around the Churchill Downs racetrack at speeds over 39 mph.

Thu, 05/09/2013 - 5:18pm

Editor's note: Polly Crawford was a reporter and associate editor of The Peninsula Clarion from 1985-1988, when she wrote "Perils of Polly." She also has written a series of "Peril" columns about Australia, Asia, Central and South America.

Thu, 05/09/2013 - 5:16pm

When you're out on Prince William Sound in a boat, the water and land appear to be as pristine as they were on May 12, 1778, when Capt. James Cook sailed the HMS Resolution into the sound and "discovered" it.

Thu, 05/09/2013 - 5:15pm


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