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My favorite place to birdwatch, or "bird," on the Kenai Peninsula is the Kenai Flats. "The Flats" are not merely the wetlands you see from Bridge Access Road or from the bluff near the Kenai Senior Center.

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 1:48pm

On Aug. 8, I attended the Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Kenai. One of the films really raised my hackles. "Long Live the King," a Fly Out Media video, is sponsored by makers of high-end gear and apparel, among them Orvis, Patagonia, and Smith Optics.

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 1:48pm

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Anyone can move a canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard over the water, but precious few have savored the joy of paddling efficiently.

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 1:47pm

While understanding the ecological system of the place where you work and inhabit is an invaluable, lengthy process, the chance to occasionally visit new places for collaborative research and data collection is an exciting opportunity for a vegetation ecologist. My recent trip to a number of Aleutia...

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 2:26pm

The dramatic loss of honeybees to changing land use, viruses and pesticides is alarming, and they are irreplaceable as pollinators.

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 2:26pm

GARDINER, Mont. (AP) - Mike Yochim asked for help up from a blue chair in his living room with windows overlooking a cloud-covered Electric Peak. Using a walker, he slowly moved across the room to the staircase.

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 2:25pm

SALT LAKE CITY — Federal officials have proposed a two-year ban on rope-swinging from iconic Utah arches and other high-flying activities at two popular landmarks that have led to deaths and injuries witnessed by visitors flocking to the sites for peaceful reflection. The Bureau of Land Managemen...

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 2:52pm

CASPER, Wyo. - One of the snowmobiles looks a little like a 1970s space-pod with tracks. A rider sits inside, like a car, and the roof is convertible. The power comes from one, big wide track.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 2:52pm

In the summer of 2006 I was fortunate enough to meet Gary Titus and so began the story of this trans-Atlantic partnership between the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska and Banchory Academy in Scotland.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 2:52pm

Author's note: This week's column first appeared Nov. 13, 1987, in "The Tides," a Clarion supplement. By looking back, we can see how different people helped to shape us and make us the way we are today.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 2:51pm


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