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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

Author's note: The December/January 2003 issue of Alaska magazine contained a photo-essay about the Kenai River, in which I wrote: "The Kenai River is many things to many people. People float down it in rafts and zoom up it in motorboats.

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 5:43pm

DENALI NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE - Summer travel is winding down at Denali National Park and Preserve, ending the season that sees the vast majority of visitors to this largely wild place.

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 5:43pm

If you lived in the woods on the Kenai Peninsula in the 1990s, you may not want to read this article. Those were the years when the spruce bark beetle outbreak killed more than 3 million acres of mature spruce forest on the Kenai.

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 4:36pm

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Bonni Villaman and Deanna Wilson, both elementary school teachers, set the tone of the day early by ramming their canoe into a kayak being piloted by another teacher.

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 4:36pm

Bill Santos, who lives in Taunton, Mass., called me earlier this week, and the talk soon turned to fishing. For many years, Bill made the long trip to the Kenai Peninsula to fish for sockeyes on the Kenai.

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 8:55am

FAIRBANKS (AP) - Tires flung mud in our eyes and rain soaked every layer of clothing. The descent made our brake rotors too hot to touch, the metal sizzling in the wet conditions.

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 3:49pm
 

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