120 arrows. 104 bull's eyes. Not bad for an 11-year-old, huh?
That was the performance Kasilof's Abby DiPaolo, a student at Soldotna Montessori Charter School, put on at the Alaska State Indoor Archery Tournament on Jan. 12 and 13.
A recent article in the Journal of Wildlife Management documented the expansion of cougars - also called mountain lions, pumas or panthers - into midwestern North America where they have been absent since being exterminated in the early 1900s.
The cold, dark days of winter offer plenty of opportunity for fishermen to be adventurous with cooking frozen fish they've accumulated during the summer.
Some fishermen might be tired of having fish again and again in the same way they've always known.
In recent years, it has become increasingly obvious that providing Alaskans with a means of putting nutritious food on their tables - we're talking salmon - is not only a noble idea, but a popular one.