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Author's note: The Clarion first published this column on Mar. 17, 2009, the 20th anniversary of Alaska's worst environmental disaster to date. Lest we forget, its message bears repeating, and often.

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 2:38pm

BEND, Ore. - It has been called the Tour de France of mountain bike stage races. The eight-day Cape Epic in South Africa spans nearly 500 miles and includes 50,000 feet of elevation gain in temperatures that can soar above 100 degrees.

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 2:37pm

BOISE, Idaho - If you're a shooter, you know putting holes in paper can get boring. No matter how tight a group you can shoot, it can be just as satisfying to make an aluminum can dance with a .22 rifle.

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 2:37pm

A couple weeks ago, a small flock of Steller's Jays flew across the Sterling Highway as I drove past the Welcome to Soldotna sign. Their dark bodies, crested heads, rounded wings, and long tails make them fairly easy to identify from a distance.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 2:40pm

Fishing and writing have taken me on trips to the wild places I imagined as a kid while reading stories about British Columbia and Alaska. A fly-in trip to the Kamishak River comes to mind.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 2:40pm

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - It's the skinny skier's version of venturing off-piste at Mount Spokane's Cross-Country Ski Park. Unannounced by signs, a discrete series of orange diamonds leads into the forest off the groomed Nordic trails.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 2:40pm

While a few of his former teammates were competing for gold, silver and bronze, Sean Busby was rounding out a set hardly any Olympian can dream of.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 2:39pm

NEW YORK - The dinosaurs are ready to roar across America again - but they're sporting a new look. "Walking with Dinosaurs, the Arena Spectacular" is coming back to the U.S.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 2:41pm

Up from the icy ground adjacent to the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters in Soldotna, a building has grown.

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 2:57pm

My wife and I and another couple were all cranked up and ready to go king salmon fishing out of Homer Monday morning, but an ill wind blew, and our trip was cancelled.

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 2:57pm

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