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If you’ve been at all interested in fishing for halibut — as opposed to buying them from a store — you know that charter-boat owners have been fighting for their livelihoods in recent years.

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 8:00am

"On a geezer's run," Glenn Frick said. "No man is left behind." This was said with roughly two hours left in a planned run in the mountains. I had just looked at one last climb up toward the end of the Juneau Ridge.

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 8:00am

Wild berry season has arrived on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. To find out which berries are safe for people, join us at Kenai National Wildlife Refuge for our special Wild Berry Fun Day.

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 8:00am

What do you get when you combine a wind meter, cloud chart, bag of crayons and children’s creativity? Visitors to the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters in Soldotna will soon find out!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 10:12am

The other day, I was sitting on the bank of the Kenai River, patiently waiting for a salmon to contemplate my bait, when I got to thinking about weighty matters.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 10:08am

I'm off the plane from the East Coast, leaving behind its 100 degree heat and humidity. As I walk outside in mid-June, I'm hit by a blast of cold air. My second feeling is one of awe as I look up at the mountains that encircle Cook Inlet, each one capped with snow. I'm in Alaska, volunteering with s...

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 11:24am

I yanked on Dooley’s lead rope. He finally gave in and trotted forward. Then he kept going, coming up past my horse, Thunder, and I had to wiggle the lead rope in front of him. He slowed down and once again fell in line behind and to the right of Thunder. Thunder pinned his ear back briefly, t...

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 11:07am

Since arriving in Alaska shortly after the 1964 earthquake, I’ve seen more than a few changes that have affected fishing, hunting and the outdoors in general.

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 10:40am

On a glorious, sunny day in late June, a small team of entomologists convened at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge to do what entomologists do best: collect insects.

Fri, 08/05/2011 - 10:02am

Earlier this week, I was thinking about nothing in particular when onto the fly-specked screen of my memory flickered a scene from the distant past, and I found myself yelling, “Annie Annie Over!”

Fri, 08/05/2011 - 10:01am


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