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Listen. Do you hear that? A deep, throaty croak pops through the air over the treetops, just out of sight. The children I am walking with stop and try to recognize the animal making these unique, reverberating sounds.

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 5:40pm

It's sometimes fun and always interesting to fish where most everything is outside the scope of your experience. For me, fishing for silver salmon at Deception Pass on Sunday was such a place.

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 5:39pm

Women skating for the roller derby teams Rage City Rollergirls, Boom Down Derby Dames, Denali Destroyer Dolls and Far North Derby rolled around the track in the Kenai Multipurpose Recreation Facility on Saturday.

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 5:39pm

DECEPTION PASS, Wash. - A respectable number of silver salmon are expected to return to the Skagit River this month and in early October, and many of them get there by way of Deception Pass.

Thu, 09/27/2012 - 4:48pm

It always happens on a Friday afternoon around 4:25. Computer is shutting down, projects not finished are piled to the side, and the weekend is calling.

Thu, 09/27/2012 - 4:49pm

Author's note: The following story first appeared in the April 1997 issue of Alaska magazine. It's been edited for brevity, but the best stuff is here. Alaska's outer coast can be a violent place. Winter gales pound forbidding cliffs.

Thu, 09/20/2012 - 4:24pm

About this time last year, I wrote a story about how subalpine willows in the Kenai Mountains were being defoliated by an outbreak of both native and exotic species of Geometrid moths.

Thu, 09/20/2012 - 4:24pm

Interagency biologists working on northern pike control last week in Captain Cook State Recreation Area noticed fragments of a bright green, whorled-leaf aquatic plant washed up on the shore near a boat launch.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 3:58pm

On Monday of this week, while fishing for silver salmon on the lower Kenai River, I boated a silver salmon. This fish was on the small side, about seven pounds, not one of the 10-pound-plus silvers that usually arrive this time of year.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 3:57pm

This year's 4-H Sustainable Harvest Camp may be over, but the knowledge shared among participants is likely to last a lifetime.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 3:58pm


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