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We got to San Antonio de Areca, near Buenos Aires, by nightfall and camped in a crowded park spilling over with visitors here for Carnaval.

Fri, 08/10/2012 - 8:36am

(Author’s note: With humpback salmon now running in the Kenai River, this is a good time to run this story in the Clarion. It first appeared in Alaska magazine in August 2001. It has been edited for brevity.)  When someone says the fish are so thick, you can walk across the river on ...

Fri, 08/10/2012 - 8:29am

I spent last week “bear viewing” at the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary on the other side of the Cook Inlet. I put quotation marks around this activity because it was so much more than just watching brown bears do their thing in the wild. It was about  interacting with bears in a way that...

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 8:38am

My sister and I only had three days left before our plane left Buenos Aires. We’d been all the way down to the Southernmost city, Ushuaia, up through Chile to the Atacama Desert, and made it to Iguazu Falls. There was only one more place I really wanted to go: Ibera wetlands. Lonely Planet said it was the place to see wildlife.


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Fri, 08/03/2012 - 8:20am

You hear it at Alaska Board of Fisheries meetings. During the public testimony part of the goings on, after most everything has been said on the subject of how the board should allocate salmon, some naive soul inevitably says, “There’s enough fish for everyone.” I thought about that remark Wed...

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 8:16am

Robert Frost quotes the 17th Century proverb “good fences make good neighbors” in his Mending Wall poem. He questions why fences make good neighbors, asking what he was walling in or walling out, and to whom he may be giving offence by building a wall. He concludes his musings by asking “Why d...

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 8:49am

Editor’s note: Polly Crawford was a reporter and associate editor of The Peninsula Clarion from 1985-1988, when she wrote “Perils of Polly.” She also has written a series of “Peril” columns about Australia, Asia, and Central America. Her perils continue in Argentina an...

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 8:44am

While trying to fathom what’s happening fishing-wise on the Kenai Peninsula this summer, I recalled one of my earliest fishing adventures, fishing in a mud puddle on the edge of the road near my house. I didn’t catch anything in that murky puddle, but at least I was fishing, unlike what many of ...

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 8:33am

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to travel up to Barrow and work as a wildlife tech on the Lemming Project. As an aspiring wildlife student from Georgia, this was an opportunity of a lifetime. Full of excitement, I immediately started doing research on lemmings. Through both my research an...

Fri, 07/20/2012 - 8:47am


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