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Some of my favorite memories are of being aboard a boat in some quiet, scenic cove, alone but for a friend or two, anchored for the night.

Thu, 02/21/2013 - 5:27pm

On a recent winter's night one of our Refuge biologists out doing owl surveys in the Skilak Wildlife Recreation Area witnessed a convoy of cars heading down the icy road. These visitors weren't headed to a special ice fishing trip or campout.

Thu, 02/21/2013 - 5:27pm

JUNEAU, Alaska - Bill Carter had been planning his bucket-list winter vacation to Alaska for 30 years, and he couldn't have picked a better time to take it. The retired chemist from Jesup, Ga.

Thu, 02/21/2013 - 5:26pm

Gary Turner got the idea for the Kenai Fishing Academy about 10 years ago from an unlikely source. Golf.

Wed, 02/20/2013 - 8:43pm

Extensive defoliation of deciduous shrubs and trees in Southcentral Alaska has received considerable attention over the last couple of years.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 5:10pm

In my lifetime, technological progress has given us television, jet aircraft, computers, cell phones and a spacecraft that's headed for Pluto at 36,000 mph. It has made it possible for us to work less, suffer less and live longer.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 5:10pm

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - Deep in the bowels of Alaska's Brooks Range, Dave Metz found himself performing a dry-land version of the breast stroke as he "swam" through miles and miles of thick brush.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 5:09pm

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - Cris Burnham grew up skiing on hills of Sun Valley Resort. The sport became a passion. But after nearly three decades of cutting through fresh powder and slashing through downhill runs, he decided something about this sport.

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 4:46pm

If accessing wilderness and remote areas on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, such as the Tustumena Bench, seems unrealistic because of cost or the difficulty of getting there, consider travel by horseback.

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 4:45pm

Predictably, the massacre of 20 first-graders and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December has started a battle for more gun-control laws.

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 4:45pm


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