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NORTH CONWAY, N.H. - Allison Willette's first few skiing lessons left her with a sore butt and aching knees but not a lot of skills. But one day's worth of terrain-based learning made all the difference.

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 2:14pm

There are 1,786 plant and animal species known on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. That's extraordinary biodiversity for this latitude with perhaps another 3,000 species, by my estimation, yet to be found.

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 2:14pm

Like your first kiss, you never forget your first king salmon. I was born in 1937, and raised in Sedro-Woolley, Washington, within walking distance of the Skagit River. In the 1930s, the Skagit became world famous for its large king salmon.

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 2:14pm

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Man against nature. The theme is as old as time, or as old as man has existed in time.

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 2:13pm

PARADISE, Wash. (AP) - It seems simple enough: strap, stand, step - one foot in front of the other. But synchronizing your steps atop snowshoes is an art - one that was practiced well before its rise in popularity as a winter recreation.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 4:26pm

Imagine you are at the controls of a Piper Super Cub flying at tree-top level 150 feet above the ground.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 4:26pm

The unexpected can make a fishing trip memorable. By "unexpected," I don't mean the times when the outboard quits and can't be resuscitated. I mean the pleasant kind. The kind you want to remember.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 4:26pm

With Valentine's Day coming up, thoughts naturally turn to chocolate. How nice it would be for gardeners to give their beloved a living, growing, chocolate expression of affection.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 4:25pm

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Donnie Kolb has been organizing gravel bicycle rides for the past five years.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 4:25pm

This unprecedented warm spell has us all thinking about climate, and the dramatic effects abnormal temperatures have on our seasonal expectations. Favorite winter activities have been curtailed by the warm, wet weather hunched over the region.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 3:44pm


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