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FAIRBANKS - It took a while but now that winter finally looks like it's here to stay - that might be an understatement after the past week, eh? - it's time to unveil my annual winter list of outdoor things to do. You know the routine by now.

Thu, 11/28/2013 - 12:56pm

There are few places in Alaska where you can see mountain dwelling ungulates from the roadside or on the casual day hike. We are fortunate to have such an opportunity in our back yard.

Thu, 11/21/2013 - 2:45pm

Some people have the impression that fishing is doing nothing and getting away with it. I wouldn't be surprised if these same people believe that there are reasons to live other than fishing. Fishing, it turns out, is good for your love life.

Thu, 11/21/2013 - 2:45pm

WILMINGTON, Vt. - Hey, mom, did you see that cool jump? That explosion of powder? How I squeezed between those trees? There are moments on the slopes when skiers wish all eyes were on them.

Thu, 11/21/2013 - 2:44pm

Compost or mulch? People often confuse the two, although each fulfills a different function in gardening. Which one you want depends on your needs.

Thu, 11/21/2013 - 2:44pm

In the fall of 2012 when contractors cleared dead spruce trees from the Diamond Creek State Recreation Area, they not only provided firewood for local residents and mitigated fire danger, they also opened up land for possible future trails.

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 4:26pm

As an ornithologist and bird watcher, I am not only intrigued by the occurrence of rare birds on the Kenai Peninsula, but also their patterns of occurrence.

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 4:27pm

Cohoe resident Dennis Randa has a proposal that's bound to be controversial. Randa is a long-time fishing guide who I've known since the 1980s.

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 4:27pm

NEW YORK - For years, scientists have been dogged by this evolution question: Just where did man's best friend first appear? The earliest known doglike fossils come from Europe. But DNA studies have implicated east Asia and the Middle East.

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 4:26pm

Bubba has all the qualities of a top quality matchmaker; he understands what males and females look for in potential mates and then uses that knowledge to bring them together.

Tue, 11/12/2013 - 10:39pm


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