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All we needed were red knit caps. On a recent weekday tour of Kachemak Bay, I felt like one of the crew of Jacques Cousteau's famous ocean exploring boat, the Calypso. OK, at 28-feet long, Capt.

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 2:47pm

The story "Into the Wild" is one of the most wildly popular Alaskan stories out there.

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 2:22pm

In the grueling Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic, where contestants race unsupported through the wildest country of Alaska, just finishing can be an honor.

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 2:23pm

There are more salmon streaming into central Kenai Peninsula streams, but anglers may have to put in some time to catch their limits.

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 6:07pm


Wed, 07/15/2015 - 6:07pm

Earlier this summer as I walked the beach north of the Kasilof River mouth, I did a double-take as I passed a shrub that seemed out of place in this lush wetland adjoining the beach. It was a mayday tree, a.k.a. Prunus padus or European bird cherry.

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 3:09pm

Seduced by the word "fish," I watched the reality TV show "Alaska Fish Wars" on National Geographic Channel last year.

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 3:09pm

JUNEAU ICEFIELD, CAMP 17 — At the Juneau Icefield Research Program’s Camp 17 this week, 32 students — and more faculty — got comfortable on skis, started ecological surveys, and settled in after the day-long hike and a 4,000 foot elevation gain from Lemon Creek Trail. JIRP, started by glacio...

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 3:08pm

The Kenai River opened to sport fishing for king salmon on Wednesday, and despite restrictions on bait and the area open to king fishing, a fair number of anglers were on the water to wet a line.

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 8:10pm

Perhaps the most common plant on the Kenai Peninsula is Calamagrostis canadensis, the bluejoint reedgrass. This perennial grass grows in dense colonies near the coast and along stream banks.

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 3:35pm


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