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Memorial Day weekend marks the traditional start of salmon season on the Kenai Peninsula, and while numerous conservation measures are in place, there have been reports of good fishing for kings in Cook Inlet.

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 9:47pm

Blink and you'll miss one, but several thousand clouding the water is hard to miss.

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 9:47pm

Bird watchers come in all flavors from the hardcore lister to the person who casually watches birds at their backyard feeder.

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 5:09pm

LOS ANGELES - When her muscles locked and left her unable to move or speak, Wallis Brozman was glad she had a genius for a service dog.

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 5:09pm

"Plant seeds" may seem like an inane suggestion for a gardening column. But I'm serious. More and more people who garden these days put plants rather than seeds into the ground.

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 5:09pm

Well-managed turf care means more than simply firing up your lawn mower and buzzing around the yard. There's cutting at the right height, irrigating with the correct amount of water and fertilizing at the appropriate time, among other things.

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 4:29pm

Many of us are engaged this week in the annual spring sport of watching the birch trees begin to leaf out, and anticipating early spring-blooming wildflowers.

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 4:29pm

New twists on fish and shrimp by Les Palmer It happens now and then, and a few days ago, it happened again. I was overwhelmed by an urge to eat fish tacos. Sadly, all the fish that had wintered in our freezer had been eaten.

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 4:29pm

Author's note: My favorite outdoor writer/humorist, Ed Zern (1910-1994), left a legacy of ridiculous and hilarious stories. His ghost sometimes visits me, causing me to write something like what follows.

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 3:55pm

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Much of the Continental Divide in winter remains a place seldom visited by people - a harsh environment, windblown and seemingly void of wildlife.

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 3:56pm


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