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Firefighters contain Funny River Road wildfire

...attack craft on scene near Robin Avenue where the fire began. A retardent-carrying aircraft was initially requested but has since been turned back, he said. The Robin Avenue fire was burning through spruce trees and black moss in the area.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-24/wildfire-breaks-out-near-funny-river
News
Records fall at Region III track meet

...is to dip under 9:20 at next weekend's state meet, his final as a high school athlete before he moves on to Division II Black Hills State University in South Dakota. "Better go out with a bang, I guess," Jonah said. Thomet broke another region...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2015-05-23/records-fall-at-region-iii-track-m
Sports
Sterling Judo Club holds promotions ceremony

...Nikyu - 2nd degree BrownSensei Kati Gibler Nidan - 2nd degree Black BeltSensei Bob Brink Shichidan - 7th degree Red and White BeltSterling...Sankyu; Brown Belt II - Nikyu; Brown Belt III - Ikkyu; Black Belt 1st Degree-5th Degree (shodan-godan); Red-White...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2015-05-23/sterling-judo-club-holds-promot
Community
Day 1 of Region III track meet: Ostrander, Thomet break 3,200 region marks

...is to dip under 9:20 at next weekend's state meet, his final as a high school athlete before he moves on to Division II Black Hills State University in South Dakota. "Better go out with a bang, I guess," Jonah said. In the girls race, Ostrander...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2015-05-23/day-1-of-region-iii-track-meet-ost
Sports
Mushroom hunters find tasty harvest on the Kenai Peninsula

...Spady said. The mushrooms are always tan in color, with hues that determine common names, he said. On the Kenai Peninsula, black and white morels are plentiful, he said. Cup-fungus, which also thrives in moist, burnt areas, is a good indicator that...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-23/good-for-morel
News
Anatomy of the worst fire year

...happened.May 2004 was warmer than average in the Interior, ground zero for Alaska's fires because of its heat and abundance of black spruce, which a firefighter once described as "gasoline on a stick." But that May was also wetter. Fairbanks received 2...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-05-21/anatomy-of-the-worst-fire-year
Outdoors
Refuge Notebook: The chaga warriors

...causing a white heart rot that eventually kills its host. Mature chaga ruptures the bark of the tree in places, exposing a black, crumbly, charcoal-like mass of fungal tissue I must conclude with rules and ethics. As with other mushrooms, it is permissible...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-05-21/the-chaga-warriors
Outdoors
Black Jaxx is back, long live the Bar-B-Que Bean Queen

...stack of fresh and aged alder in front of Black Jaxx Bar-B-Que on the Spur Highway...serve you. And something new this year at Black Jaxx is smoked turkey legs, "We've...special session in Juneau," joked Nikki. Black Jaxx is open 7 days a week from 11:00am...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/dispatch/2015-05-04/black-jaxx-is-back-long-live-the
Dispatch
Believe in seeds: They'll expand your gardening horizons

...Galahad seeds; for only dark blue flowers, sow a packet of Black Knight.By circumventing that seed-sowing step, you miss...7 feet tall. These sprites will one day become full-size black tupelo (Nyssa sylvatica) trees, soaring over 50 feet tall...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-05-14/believe-in-seeds-theyll-expand-y
Outdoors
Op-ed: Liberal policies failing America's cities

...the city have."Every single major urban center in America is run by Democrats - more specifically, liberal progressives, black or white," writes former Congressman Allen West.It is undeniable that it is liberal policies that have failed - from anti-poverty...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-16/op-ed-liberal-policies-failing-am
Opinion

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