Women skating for the roller derby teams Rage City Rollergirls, Boom Down Derby Dames, Denali Destroyer Dolls and Far North Derby rolled around the track in the Kenai Multipurpose Recreation Facility on Saturday.
Author's note: The following story first appeared in the April 1997 issue of Alaska magazine. It's been edited for brevity, but the best stuff is here.
Alaska's outer coast can be a violent place. Winter gales pound forbidding cliffs.
Interagency biologists working on northern pike control last week in Captain Cook State Recreation Area noticed fragments of a bright green, whorled-leaf aquatic plant washed up on the shore near a boat launch.
On Monday of this week, while fishing for silver salmon on the lower Kenai River, I boated a silver salmon. This fish was on the small side, about seven pounds, not one of the 10-pound-plus silvers that usually arrive this time of year.
Thu, 09/13/2012 - 3:57pm
This year's 4-H Sustainable Harvest Camp may be over, but the knowledge shared among participants is likely to last a lifetime.
On the lower Kenai River, where Dillon Kimple and I fished for silver salmon Tuesday morning, only two other boats were within shouting distance, and nobody was shouting.
For two hours, no one caught anything but an occasional hapless pink salmon.