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Early run king catches have been slow on the southern Kenai Peninsula's streams. The late spring and high, murky waters are to blame, said Carol Kerkvliet, assistant Homer area management biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Wed, 05/29/2013 - 6:30pm

Three simple ingredients - a marshmallow, a piece of chocolate and two graham crackers. The symbol of summer and campfire snacking.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 9:08am

The chinook salmon escapement monitoring project on the Killey River is in its sophomore year, which fortunately means that the weir is already built and stored on-site for this season's fish run.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 9:06am

Until last year, I'd never eaten paella, let alone tried to pronounce it. Last year, at a restaurant in Kent, Wash., I finally did both. As for saying paella, I've found that few people will laugh out loud if you pronounce it "pie-ay-ah.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 9:06am

Ellen Zachos is a modern-day forager, gathering wild foods to enrich her cuisine. New York's Central Park provides the fixings for much of her larder, which includes wines, pickles, jams and jellies made from flavorful weeds.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 9:05am

KATMANDU, Nepal — An 80-year-old Japanese man who began the year with his fourth heart operation became the oldest conqueror of Mount Everest on Thursday, a feat he called “the world’s best feeling” even with an 81-year-old Nepalese climber not far behind him. Yuichiro Miura, a former extrem...

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 9:02am

Fishermen who are heading down to test the Ninilchik River king salmon opener this Memorial Day weekend might be discouraged by the numerous barriers presented by new regulations and the nature of the fishery itself. Single hook, no bait.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 6:35pm

CASCADE LOCKS, Ore. (AP) - Bill Hawley of Washougal started the field session of his class on water crossings at the Columbia Cascades Trail Skills College with an introduction of the tools and a safety chat.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 5:42pm

If you spend any time with my family in the woods, you'll find that we snack on berries, and mushrooms and other wild foods that are opportunistically encountered during our adventures.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 5:41pm

Now that I have more than 65 years of fishing behind me and lots of time to think about things, I've figured out that my most memorable times were not when the biggest fish were caught, but when catching a fish was completely unexpected.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 5:41pm


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