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Refuge Notebook: The lively winter life of quaking aspen

...magnificent stand of quaking aspens along the ridge near...time of year. Quaking aspen is known variously by...fragilities, why is quaking aspen so persistent and widespread...mostly dormant, quaking aspens keep producing sugar...furrowed bark.Why does the aspen quake? The leaf stalk...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-02-12/refuge-notebook-the-lively-winte
Outdoors
Soldotna's Davis earns silver in X Games Aspen long jump

Soldotna's Cory Davis won a silver medal in the long jump competition Friday night to claim another medal at X Games Aspen.Davis, 26, had also captured the bronze in the speed-and-style competition Thursday.Davis now has six medals total...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2015-01-24/soldotnas-davis-earns-silver-in-x-
Sports
Homer soccer sweeps Nikiski

...afternoon. In the girls contest, Uliana Reutov and Megan Pitzman each had a pair of goals to lead the charge, while teammate Aspen Daigle scored one as well. Homer improved to 3-8-2 with the win, while Nikiski dropped to 3-7 overall. Homer coach...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2015-05-09/nikiski-weekend-soccer-roundup
Sports
Refuge Notebook: Nature's first green is gold

...several seasons' overall weather trends all contribute to each plant's seasonal progress. Some plants, like the quaking aspen, tend to leaf out all at once at the same time in a large area, as they are often giant genetic clones cued to the same changes...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-05-07/refuge-notebook-natures-first-gr
Outdoors
Cooper Landing

...kind: the annual run of silver salmon up the Kenai River coincides with the brilliant gold of fall foliage on the region's aspens and birches. Cooper Landing is an easy day trip from Kenai, or a nice stopping point on a trip to Seward, Riverside lodges...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/explore-the-kenai/places/cooper-landing
Places
Learning after the burn: Fish and Game to study moose population

...the willows, birch, and aspen have grown out of the reach...also have the trees, birch, aspen and willows, either sprout...of moist-wooded birch and aspen also burnt less easily than...food - moist-wooded willows, aspens, and birches - burn poorly...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-11-22
News
Soccer season preview: Hot start to the season

...to three region titles in his time, said his team features a good mix of juniors and sophomores, but will be led by seniors Aspen Daigle and Jane Rohr. Junior Sam Draves will be getting the most time in goal for the Mariners.Todd said the 18 games Homer...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2015-04-18/soccer-season-preview-hot-start-to
Sports
North Aspen SAD fails

...a special assessment district for North Aspen Drive at its Wednesday night meeting...construction season and may need North Aspen as an alternative traffic route. Proposed improvements to North Aspen Drive, according to the resolution, included...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-01-09/north-aspen-sad-fails
News
Soldotna votes down North Aspen SAD project

...City Council voted down a special assessment district for North Aspen Road at its Wednesday night meeting. All six council members...as listed in the resolution. Proposed improvements to North Aspen Road, according to the resolution, included paving, rolled...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-01-08/soldotna-votes-down-north-aspen-sad-
News

...unearthly, and autumn is one of the best times to experience it. Aspen trees turn brilliant yellow; the bugle-like mating calls...views of more peaks through forests of spruce, fir and quaking aspens, along the dramatic Alberta Falls waterfall, back to the trailhead...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-08-14-0
Outdoors

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