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For those of you who don't know it, Marmot Day is on February 2. Celebrated in many lower 48 states as Groundhog Day, the name change was recognized by the 26th Alaska State Legislature as an official holiday.

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:38pm

Earlier this week, billionaire Bill Gates announced on his Internet blog that a new kind of sewage-treatment plant, an “Omniprocessor,” had been built that can turn feces into pure water and provide enough electricity to run the plant, with some to spare. On a YouTube video, Gates can be seen dr...

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:38pm

SAN FRANCISCO - Two men are roughly halfway through what has been called the hardest rock climb in the world: a free climb of a half-mile section of exposed granite in California's Yosemite National Park.

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:37pm

Did I see a glint of mocking laughter in a friend's eyes when I mentioned the new addition to my garden, a gazing globe? These mirrored glass ornaments were popular until about 50 years ago, when they fell from their pedestals, figuratively speaking.

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:37pm

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is advising anglers to be careful while fishing in the state's rivers and streams this winter.

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:37pm

Editor's note: Due to a technical issue, the Refuge Notebook was not published in Friday's Clarion. Short days and little to no snow - not a pleasant combination for most Alaskans who treasure their winter outdoor recreational pursuits.

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 1:13pm

After a 60-year hiatus from building model airplanes, I'm doing it again. Please bear with me while I explain what this has to do with fishing and hunting. A few years ago, I bought a 1/72-scale model airplane kit.

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 3:53pm

BOZEMAN, Mont. - On a recent cross-country ski trip in the Bridger Mountains, I noticed my dog was walking a little funny. It was a frigid day and close to a foot of snow had fallen the night before.

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 3:53pm

PIEDRA HERRADA, Mexico - More Monarch butterflies appear to have made the long flight from the U.S. and Canada to their winter nesting ground in western Mexico, raising hopes after their number dropped to a record low last year.

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 3:52pm

Most recreational boaters stay home and mow their lawns when the weather threatens, but for those willing to take come-what-may, the rewards are many. 

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 4:07pm

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