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Pike poisoning underway in Soldotna

They couldn't have timed it better. As the last of the interagency team of invasive northern pike killers stepped off of the Derks Lake on Thursday, it began to snow in Soldotna.
What others say: Weeding out the invasives

Orange hawkweed is so disruptive to native plant species, that farmers and gardeners in Europe and beyond have given it fanciful names such as "King Devil," '"Devil's Paintbrush" and "Grim the Collier.

...heightened by water diversions from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to farms and cities.The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is also putting together similar trucking plans for the Feather, American and Mokelumne rivers, which also...
Alaska salmon management: A unique process for a unique state

Editor's note: This is the fifth in the 10-part Morris Communications series "The case for conserving the Kenai king salmon." Find previous stories online at
News | Conserving the Kenai King
Washington chinook too young to be mammoth

HANFORD, Wash. (AP) - The fall chinook that return to the free-flowing Hanford Reach of the Columbia River are renown for including a few gargantuan survivors in the 50- to 60-pound range.
Oregon man takes lonely trek across Brooks Range

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - Deep in the bowels of Alaska's Brooks Range, Dave Metz found himself performing a dry-land version of the breast stroke as he "swam" through miles and miles of thick brush.
Outdoor learning at its best

On a brisk fall day, if you walk around the new Tustumena Elementary School's cross country trails will find native aspen, funky fungi and multi-colored berries galore - a great outdoor educational experience.
Thanks for help ROCin' the Kenai

I would like to express my sincere thank you to the community for recognizing and supporting the efforts of ROC the Kenai. ROC the Kenai stands for "Respect Our Community." My Caring for the Kenai project of finding a solution to the excessive fish waste and trash problem on the Kenai Beaches developed into a two year passion. This summer, numerous community members realized the significant dilemma that our beaches face during the month of July and helped out in many ways.
Swanson Lake fire ongoing

The fire reported Monday at 5:20 p.m. two miles west of Swanson Lake continues to burn, according to officials. Bud Sexton, fire information official, said that the Alaska Division of Forestry and US Department of Fish and Wildlife requested additional firefighters and air support to assist the eight choppers currently fighting the 60-acre fire and received two village crews to assist.
Youth sleuth: Teens introduced to law enforcement

Sam Caswell always wanted to be a police officer, but didn't take the idea seriously until last year.


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