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SALT LAKE CITY - A hard wind pelted exposed areas of our faces with tiny pellets of sleet and drove the 16-degree air through any chink in the ski gear covering my 4-year-old son Alex and me.

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 4:02pm

Gardening is a forgiving pursuit. Get it wrong one year and you can start fresh again the next, wiser, with lessons learned. Study up between planting seasons.

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 4:02pm

Two of the three species of North American weasels live on the Kenai Peninsula: the common short-tailed weasel (Mustela erminea), also known as the ermine when white in the winter, and the more secretive, less abundant and smallest weasel, the least weasel (Mustela nivalis). In Europe and Asia the s...

Thu, 11/28/2013 - 12:56pm

In recent years, whenever the Alaska Board of Fisheries meets to consider proposals for Upper Cook Inlet area fishing, the snagging issue comes up. Early in 2014, board members will wrestle with it again. The dialogue will be spirited.

Thu, 11/28/2013 - 12:56pm

FAIRBANKS - It took a while but now that winter finally looks like it's here to stay - that might be an understatement after the past week, eh? - it's time to unveil my annual winter list of outdoor things to do. You know the routine by now.

Thu, 11/28/2013 - 12:56pm

There are few places in Alaska where you can see mountain dwelling ungulates from the roadside or on the casual day hike. We are fortunate to have such an opportunity in our back yard.

Thu, 11/21/2013 - 2:45pm

Some people have the impression that fishing is doing nothing and getting away with it. I wouldn't be surprised if these same people believe that there are reasons to live other than fishing. Fishing, it turns out, is good for your love life.

Thu, 11/21/2013 - 2:45pm

WILMINGTON, Vt. - Hey, mom, did you see that cool jump? That explosion of powder? How I squeezed between those trees? There are moments on the slopes when skiers wish all eyes were on them.

Thu, 11/21/2013 - 2:44pm

Compost or mulch? People often confuse the two, although each fulfills a different function in gardening. Which one you want depends on your needs.

Thu, 11/21/2013 - 2:44pm

In the fall of 2012 when contractors cleared dead spruce trees from the Diamond Creek State Recreation Area, they not only provided firewood for local residents and mitigated fire danger, they also opened up land for possible future trails.

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 4:26pm


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