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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.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 2:28pm

If the scientific community is right about the current "Out of Africa" theory, the earliest anatomically modern humans were living in East Africa between 200,000 and 150,000 years ago.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 2:28pm

Henry Anderson is a self-described ice-time regular.

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 6:58pm

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.

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 6:58pm

JUNEAU (AP) - U.S. Sen. Mark Begich says there's no question in his mind that drilling in the Arctic will continue to move forward.

Thu, 01/10/2013 - 8:48pm

Local birders participated in the 113th Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC) on Saturday, December 15, 2012. The Soldotna count circle overlays portions of Soldotna, Kenai, and Kasilof.

Thu, 01/10/2013 - 5:47pm

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.

Thu, 01/10/2013 - 5:47pm

I tried one last time in mid-December to fill my caribou harvest permit from the Kenai Mountain herd.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 4:08pm

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. - After nearly 50 years of living in the Rocky Mountains, I thought I knew how to enjoy the winter. I've gone skiing, skating, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, tobogganing, sleigh riding, dog-sledding and more.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 4:08pm

Naturalist and early advocate for the preservation of wilderness John Muir once said "In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." Always pragmatic, ecologists have their own term for nature's gifts - ecosystem services.

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 3:39pm


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