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Statebound skiers ready to finish season of misery

...Road trips, including multiple times off the Kenai Peninsula, just to find snow. Pool workouts. Ice skating on Headquarters Lake. And spinning at The Fitness Place.What a long, strange season it's been.One of the most challenging high...
Refuge Notebook: The lively winter life of quaking aspen

From the warmth of my office, the view includes a magnificent stand of quaking aspens along the ridge near Headquarters Lake. During particularly frosty days as we've recently experienced, I always wonder how these seemingly delicate...
Kenai ski teams, Soldotna's Fox take ski titles at Colony Invitational

...bit of everything during the recent snow drought, from bounding on Kenai Golf Course with poles to ice skating on Headquarters Lake.On Friday and Saturday in the Colony Invitational at Government Peak, it all paid off.The Kardinals were tops...
On going wild

...around the headquarters are a good, accessible place to view wildlife. In particular, the trail along the nearby Headquarters Lake is a good place to spot Aleutian terns, loons and the occasional moose, Morton said. Moose and caribou are most...
Local ski studs hope to see state glory Dan Harbison said conditions at Tsalteshi are better than many may think. After a few days of skiing around Headquarters Lake, Harbison said his Stars team has been glad to get back to trail skiing."It hasn't been great that we're...
Ski season starts with Flat-out Flight Races

...season opened with the Flat-out Flight Races on Headquarters Lake in Soldotna on Saturday. "People were really happy...Michaud of Kenai at 12:48. Flat-out Flight Races Headquarters Lake 6 kilometers Boys Flight 1 1. Dillon Jensen, Sol...
Search for the Rusty Blackbird begins

...information to track specific species.Eskelin said six years ago he encountered a family of Rusty Blackbirds at Headquarters Lake, but last year was the first year he didn't see them nest there."They like to nest next to a lake or boggy...
Refuge Notebook: Winter Solstice is for the birds

...about our daily business in 6 hours of winter twilight. Arctic and Aleutian Terns nest in a small mixed colony on Headquarters Lake. They are very similar in appearance so the less-than-avid-birder might not appreciate that these really are...
Marketing 'Kenai' in the science world

...because it was first collected here on the Refuge at Headquarters Lake. As an aside, Sphagnum bergianum was also collected for the first time at Headquarters Lake and was so named to honor Dr. Ed Berg, the long-time...
Photo feature: Golden opportunity

Photo by M. Scott Moon David Johnson heads out for a cross-country ski outing on Headquarters Lake behind Kenai National Wildlife Refuge headquarters in Soldotna on Thursday afternoon. While local trails are too bare for boards, nearby lakes are in a pretty good shape for skiers.


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