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...about. Its short curved bill is built for feeding on seeds and fruit. Below, near the banks of Bozeman Creek, the bright red hulls of berries litter the snow. It's these morsels of food, mountain ash berries, for which the pine grosbeak has come.The...
Gov. names Hull, Mezirow as top picks federal fishery panel

...manages most fisheries in federal waters. The terms of two Alaska members were due to expire this summer. Anchorage resident Dan Hull, who currently chairs the council, was selected as the top pick for the small boat commercial representative seat. He fishes...
Kenai fire department acquires boat

A 25-foot long aluminum-hull boat is the Kenai Fire Department's...boat, a 1985 19-foot long rigid-hull inflatable, include greater speed...originally intended to get a similar rigid-hull inflatable before discovering the current...
Kenai Rescue gets new response craft

...boat for the department," said Chief Jeff Tucker on a perfect spring day. "The department has had for many years a rigid hull inflatable craft which gave us good capabilities within the river and out in the inlet. What this boat does is gives us an extra...
Casting shadows during Sunshine Week

...dutifully filed the request March 16 at 4 p.m. We eventually got a response from Walker's public records specialist Angela Hull that it had been received as we neared press deadline on March 18.In the meantime, however, we had already gone ahead and...
Choose the right mulch for your garden

...based on local supply," Smith said. That includes pine needles in the South, hazelnut shells in the Northwest and buckwheat hulls in the Southeast.Some different mulch materials from which to choose:- Shredded bark, wood chips and shavings. Easy to...

...wing sail looks and acts like an airplane wing, improving the yacht's speed and maneuverability. The seven-ton boat's hulls are lifted out of the water and it skims along the waves on "foils," reducing the drag on the boat and increasing speed dramatically...
Kenai discusses rescue boat, virtual city council

...memo from Kenai fire chief Jay Tucker to city manager Rick Koch, the 25-foot aluminum-hull boat will replace Kenai's current 1985 inflatable-hull rescue boat. The council then debated an ordinance introduced by member Tim Navarre to allow...
Coast Guard black hulls meet in Juneau. The roundup gives the buoy tender crews opportunities to share ideas and build camaraderie among the "black hull" fleet, a term given to the buoy tender class. Crews aboard Coast Guard buoy tenders in Alaska service 1,250 navigational...
Canning for a new generation

...put the pulp in a large saucepan and the hulls in a wide 6- to 8-quart preserving pan...boil, stirring occasionally, until the hulls are tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the plums...cup (or to taste), and boil the pulp, hulls, and remaining ingredients together just...


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