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Alaska Electric Light & Power Inc. has purchased a piece of equipment - a long-range receiver that mounts to a helicopter - that will make avalanche rescues faster, more efficient and less dangerous for rescue workers.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 1:02pm

SUNRIVER, Ore. (AP) - "What did you think about ice skating?" I asked my daughter Lucy. "Eh. It was OK," she replied, distracted by her reading.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 1:03pm

Before we moved to Alaska, my family and I lived two years in South Africa's Kruger National Park (KNP), where I conducted research on African leopards.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 1:03pm

CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) - It was the kind of day where beards sprouted icicles, wearing wool socks was an exercise in wishful thinking, and your beer rattled frozen inside its can. That is to say, the perfect afternoon for pond hockey.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 1:02pm

If you live on the Kenai Peninsula, you live either in or near black spruce, Picea mariana. This is a tree that actually prefers acidic soil and cold, harsh conditions.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 1:02pm

For the 22nd year, Paul Sayer, a Homer physician, is getting ready to take the same two-week, mid-winter vacation he has taken every year before: traveling by snowmachine along the Iditarod sled dog race course to Nome.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 5:47pm

On a frosty morning in February 1985, biologists from the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge hunkered down in the bushes waiting for takers on their carefully laid trap.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 5:47pm

UTICA, Ill. (AP) - Year-round tourist attraction Starved Rock State Park does not attract mountaineers every year.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 5:46pm

Are you interested in working at one of the premier wildlife refuges in the nation this summer? The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge has a few challenging, yet rewarding, job opportunities for summer 2014.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 4:23pm

The Homer Cycling Club's Big Fat Bike Festival is today through Sunday. Events include beach bonfires, a group ride from Anchor Point to Homer, burger and brew, silent and live auction, obstacle course and much more.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 4:23pm


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