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The early bird catches the worm they always say, but what if you want to catch the bird? You get up even earlier. Hiking through the woods at 3 a.m., my excitement was only slightly marred by the exhaustion of getting up so early.

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 3:24pm

At daybreak one morning this week, I was fishing from the bank of the Kenai River for silver salmon. The air temperature was a balmy 38 degrees, but fog and a light breeze made it feel colder. Few other anglers were about.

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 3:24pm

When 14-year-old Owen Squires first looked through a pair of binoculars and told his mother the bird she'd seen flitting around the Juneau Community Garden's weed pile was a hooded oriole, she didn't believe him.

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 11:36am

I didn't know what to expect when I accepted the visitor services internship at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. I'm from Oklahoma, also known as the Sooner State. I grew up in a fairly large city so I can't help that I'm a city kid.

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 11:36am

Author's note: This is the third and final part of a story that first appeared in the the December/January 2003 issue of Alaska magazine. It's my take on 30 years of "progress" on a river being loved to death.

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 11:36am

As much as we hate to admit it, winter is approaching. For some of us winter means snow dances, aurora photos, and ski waxing clinics.

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 3:39pm

Author's note: This is the second part of a story that first appeared in the the December/January 2003 issue of Alaska magazine. It's my take on 30 years of "progress" on the much-loved Kenai River.

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 3:39pm

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - My new best friend has sketchy bowel control, is banned for life from national parks and I've caught him in bed with my wife, but he's an excellent hiking partner.

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 3:39pm

FAIRBANKS (AP) - Noyes Slough provides a behind-the-scenes tour of urban Fairbanks, complete with passage under nine bridges, glimpses into backyards and the occasional smell of sewage.

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 3:38pm

Fall is in the air. Last week, I took a quick walk through the woods. I watched golden leaves sail to the ground. A Varied Thrush popped onto a leafless branch in front of me while a small flock of these birds moved along the ground eating berries.

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 5:43pm
 

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