BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Hank Patterson is the funniest man in fly fishing. OK, maybe that's setting the bar a little low, but a low bar is how "Hank Patterson" came to be.
Hank is the alter ego of Travis Swartz of Boise.
WINTER PARK, Colo. - Taking a deep breath, Wally Mozdzierz points his skis down the icy slope and leans forward. He hears the snow crunch and feels the contours change beneath him as he glides swiftly down the mountain, his guide following close behind.
My name is Les, and I'm a Mexican food addict.
It started in 1958. I was in the Air Force, stationed in southern California. Quite by accident, a buddy and I found ourselves in a hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurant in Oxnard.
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.