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FORT BENTON, Mont. (AP) - Just down river from Fort Benton stands Signal Point. The knob along the Missouri River is made up of glacier till, deposited during multiple periods in geologic history when much of the area was covered in glaciers.

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 2:58pm

Winter is coming. That is probably one of my favorite phrases from the Game of Thrones' character, Eddard Stark, Lord of Winterfell. As Alaskans, I am sure that the same phrase reverberates from our lips every September.

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:16pm

Arrr! Avast, matey! Pump yer bilge, weigh yer anchor, and batten down yer hatches. Sept. 19 be International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:16pm

As the bumper sticker on my truck reads, "Compost Happens." Sometimes, however, it doesn't happen fast enough. That problem usually can be traced to some limiting factor in what a pile is fed, or to issues of moisture or aeration.

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:16pm

SISTERS, Ore. (AP) - As first-time climber Adam Rosalez stood in the shadow of Oregon's third-tallest mountain on a perfect September morning, he couldn't help but wonder exactly what he was getting into.

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:15pm

Last summer, my boyfriend Bjorn and I went for a three-day sun-drenched kayak trip at Admiralty Island's Windfall Harbor. We squinted into the merciless horizon to see an orca with a hooked fin swimming slowly past us.

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 1:48pm

My favorite place to birdwatch, or "bird," on the Kenai Peninsula is the Kenai Flats. "The Flats" are not merely the wetlands you see from Bridge Access Road or from the bluff near the Kenai Senior Center.

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 1:48pm

On Aug. 8, I attended the Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Kenai. One of the films really raised my hackles. "Long Live the King," a Fly Out Media video, is sponsored by makers of high-end gear and apparel, among them Orvis, Patagonia, and Smith Optics.

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 1:48pm

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Anyone can move a canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard over the water, but precious few have savored the joy of paddling efficiently.

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 1:47pm

While understanding the ecological system of the place where you work and inhabit is an invaluable, lengthy process, the chance to occasionally visit new places for collaborative research and data collection is an exciting opportunity for a vegetation ecologist. My recent trip to a number of Aleutia...

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 2:26pm

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