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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Nearly 150 Juneauites trekked to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center recently for a lesson in surviving falling into icy waters.

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 5:19pm

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) - Matt Hass has spent a lot of time on the ice. That's a fairly common statement for the average 15-year-old student-athlete in central Wisconsin.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 5:19pm

With a modest grant from the National Geographic Society, I spent a few months living with the Cofan Indians in the late 1980s studying white-lipped peccaries along the Rio Aguarico in Ecuador.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 5:19pm

With an important Board of Fisheries meeting in the offing, I feel the urge to comment on some nagging king salmon issues. In recent years, we've seen what happens when king salmon returns to Cook Inlet are poor.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 5:19pm

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - You see them on the city's trail network: chunky black rubber tires powered by thunder-cracking thighs. Fat bikes are almost as ubiquitous as cross-country skis on some Anchorage trails.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 5:18pm

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - It was cold - almost freezing, actually. There was snow on top of ice and grass under the mud: Perfect conditions for a Four Corners Cyclocross Series race.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 4:52pm

Where did I come from? How did I get here? Why is it interesting to others? Being tasked with introducing myself, I realize it can be cumbersome.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 4:53pm

On Tuesday night of this week, New Year's Eve, I caught a 55-pound king salmon. The event was so exciting that I woke up and couldn't get back to sleep. I've dreamed about fish and fishing before, but this time was different.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 4:53pm

While many gardeners scan the newly arrived seed catalogs to plan their next growing season, the industry's visionaries are pouring talent and resources into products and ideas they hope will be sown in years to come.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 4:52pm

MARSHALL, Ind. (AP) - No bugs. No poison ivy. No crowds. First Day Hikes have become popular across the country as a great way to see state parks during a season when many people prefer to be warm at home on a holiday.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 4:52pm


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