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For the birds

For the birds

It’s early Sunday morning and I’m sitting in the front of an SUV, creeping around Eagle River with a team of people I’ve just met: Tracy Lohman and her son, Lucas, 11, and his teacher, Kelsey Chalker, all who have driven in from Anchorage.
Kings in cycle: Salmon populations follow boom and bust pattern

Kings in cycle: Salmon populations follow boom and bust pattern

Dena’ina tradition holds that each spring when the Golden Crown Sparrow warbles its distinctive three-note song the first of the five Pacific salmon runs to the Cook Inlet have arrived.

Morris Communications presents “The case for conserving the Kenai king salmon”

For many years we have watched the ebb and flow of salmon in Alaska’s waters; in particular, the great king salmon and the world’s greatest salmon fishery, the Kenai River. Salmon of all types play a major role in the life and wellbeing of our state. They provide food, subsistence, income, commercial activity and sport.
State Fair open for fun

State Fair open for fun

Fishing heating up

Fishing heating up

STAR PHOTO by Matt Tunseth Eagle River’s Josh James, 15, fishes in Lower Fire Lake on Monday, June 10, 2013.
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Packing a simple signaling device significantly improves outdoor safety

Packing a simple signaling device significantly improves outdoor safety

Many outdoor adventurers, myself included, have learned that making a few simple preparations before venturing outdoors could significantly change outcomes when, for one reason or another, we get into trouble.
Chasing the sun on Eklutna Lake

Chasing the sun on Eklutna Lake

At roughly zero degrees Fahrenheit, the few inches of fluffy snow didn’t provide much glide as I skied across Eklutna Lake under clear blue skies. It was Jan. 25, and I hadn’t set any goals for the day except to get out on my skis for the first time this winter.
Quoth the raven: ‘I’m smart, and I know it’

Quoth the raven: ‘I’m smart, and I know it’

You need not spend much time outdoors in Alaska to have witnessed the antics of one of the most fascinating and intelligent birds in the Northern Hemisphere, or the entire world, for that matter: the Common Raven (Corvus corax).
Time in places, and places in time

Time in places, and places in time

We all live in places — in houses in neighborhoods within communities such as Anchorage, Eagle River, Peters Creek, Chugiak, Birchwood and beyond. But we sometimes live elsewhere — in places of the heart and mind and spirit.
Magical moonlight memories in Alaska

Magical moonlight memories in Alaska

Despite the fact it has been probed and studied for years and astronauts have left footprints on its surface, our moon still retains much of its mystery and magic, kindling deep emotions within us as it wanders slowly across the night sky.
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