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Join us for a variety of fun, fall activities at Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 1:29pm

This has little or nothing to do with the outdoors, but maybe you've noticed, people are constantly making up new words and expressions. Trouble is, some of my favorites are being forgotten and abused.

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 1:29pm

I want more lilies. A lot more. And I mean true lilies (Lilium spp.) rather than daylilies (Hemerocallis spp.). Casa Blanca is the variety that has put me in such a state.

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 1:28pm

I spent a morning recently with some other fishermen at the Captain Cook State Recreation Area waiting for the tide to bring some fresh coho (silver) salmon into the Swanson River.

Thu, 08/29/2013 - 1:07pm

We Alaskans occasionally need to be reminded of how fortunate we are to live where salmon still have a place to come home to. In Washington, where I was born and raised, salmon abundance has declined dramatically over the past several decades.

Thu, 08/29/2013 - 1:07pm

In the May 2013 issue of the journal IMA Fungus, Dr. Marcin Piatek of the Polish Academy of Sciences described a new kind of smut from the Kenai Peninsula.

Thu, 08/22/2013 - 2:34pm

The recent threat of flooding along the lower Kenai River didn't surprise me. I've seen it happen so many times, I now equate silver fishing with high water. This is the season when the Kenai River is most likely to be high and to flood.

Thu, 08/22/2013 - 2:33pm

(Author's note: This column first appeared in the Clarion on April 4, 2008. Nothing has changed. LP) Slowly but surely, I'm figuring out women. For example, I recently deduced why they spend so much time shopping. This is no casual observation.

Thu, 08/15/2013 - 3:25pm

We had a scare the other day. Staff at the Kenai Municipal Airport suspected elodea, a nasty invasive freshwater plant, was in their floatplane basin, so we scrambled to see what was there.

Thu, 08/01/2013 - 4:26pm

Ceviche is a favorite seafood dish at our house. Quick and easy to prepare, we have it as either an appetizer or a light meal.

Thu, 08/01/2013 - 4:27pm

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