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Cold and snowy winters agree with me just fine. Still, as a northern gardener, my mouth waters and my hands itch to be able to pluck ripe citrus from a home-grown tree in winter.

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 5:42pm

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Snowshoers and snow bikers appear to be forging a relationship that could expand the reach of single-track trails during winter.

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 5:42pm

Last week, during yet another winter meltdown on the Kenai Peninsula, I heard three stories about bears on the prowl.

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 5:42pm

As I lurch and groan through the so-called golden years, I find myself thinking more and more about dead people. When you attain a certain age, you apparently reach a point where you know more dead people than live ones.

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 5:42pm

A couple of years ago I was given a remarkable, beautiful hat by my friend Dominique Collet. This cap is made of a soft, brown material with decorative, stamped trim of the same. Light and velvety, it is reminiscent of wool felt but finer and smoother.

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 4:55pm

Uncertainty is the natural order of things. In fishing, it's often the only thing you can count on. You never know what will happen when you lower a hook and line into the water.

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 4:55pm

Before every serve in a game of pickleball, Juanita Owens called to Tony Kaser to ask what the score was. If other people tried to answer, she'd wave them off, insisting he knows it. After a second of pondering, he answered, usually correctly.

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 4:55pm

Why bother mowing thirsty lawns when you can grow edibles? Replace those sorry-looking patches of grass around trees, pathways and slopes with mint, thyme, strawberries, and a host of attractive and practical fruits, vegetables and herbs.

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 4:55pm

A proposed wildlife management rule puts the federal Fish and Wildlife Service's ecosystem conservation priorities in conflict with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's game management priorities.

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 9:25pm

I don't know about you, but I'm tired of hearing bad news about global warming. To hear it, you'd think everyone aboard Earth is heading for the Apocalypse.

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 6:22pm


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