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.
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 www.peninsulaclarion.com.
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.
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.
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.
The City of Kenai has nearly completed its dune restoration project, which targets the dunes along the mouth of the Kenai River, said Bob Frates, parks and recreation director.
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.
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.
Sam Caswell always wanted to be a police officer, but didn't take the idea seriously until last year.
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