Refuge Notebook: Tracking time in the New and Old Worlds

...regimes on the Kenai Lowlands of Alaska," this study analyzed pollen and plant macrofossils found in sediment cores from three lakes on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Although humans have been in the Mediterranean for the past 100,000 years, North...


...fairly common curiosities.However, the damage to Firehole Lake Drive is unusually severe and could take several days to fix...visitors past Great Fountain Geyser, White Dome Geyser and Firehole Lake.Unusually warm weather for Yellowstone - with high temperatures...

Long haul: Adventurer plans on hiking, biking 16,000 remote miles

...charged by a black bear in Idaho and being ambushed by a shirtless, meth-fueled felon in the middle of the night just off Hunter Lake Road near Reno. Each experience had a practical lesson, be it about giving wide berth to wildlife or camping far from roads...

Strong, early sockeye returns highlight salmon season

...sockeyes and 9,541 kings, according to the Sound report. Through July 8, nearly 960,000 sockeyes had passed the Miles Lake counter on the Copper.The upper escapement goal for the fishery, which is counted through July 27, is 750,000 sockeyes...

Flooding mitigation effort needed now

...know the seriousness of our situation. We appreciate all of the work that the borough did in putting in culverts and creating "Lake Karluk" as a holding area for the water drained, sending people to look at the damage and speak with us during the flood...

Planes: Fire & Rescue

Opens Friday, Jul 18, 2014 Synopsis: Adventure flies higher than ever before in this sequel that finds championship air-racer Dusty Crophopper (voice of Dane Cook) beginning an exciting new career fighting forest fires. In the wake of another successful racing season, Dusty returns home to Propwash Junction to resume his training. But a debilitating injury forces Rusty to consider a new career path. Before long Rusty is training with the Aerial Fire Fighters at Piston Peak Air Attack Base. Becoming a Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT) is no simple task for an injured plane, but with the guidance of seasoned fire-and-rescue helicopter Blade Ranger (voice of Ed Harris), fearless leader of the Piston Peak Air Attack team, Rusty is soon soaring through the clouds once again. Meanwhile, as Rusty gets up to speed, his presence in the unit catches the attention of Dipper (voice of Julie Bowen), a cargo hauler-turned-water scooper capable of skimming lake water to combat raging fires. A major racing fan, Dipper can hardly contain her excitement at the prospect of working alongside Rusty, and meanwhile wise, heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter (voice of Wes Studi) has never encountered a fire he couldn't conquer. In no time Rusty has made a whole host of new friends at Piston Peak, including hulking transport plane Cabbie (voice of Dale Dye), the brave grounded firefighters known as the Smokejumpers, the Secretary of the Interior (voice of Fred Willard), and Nick "Loop'n" Lopez (voice of Erik Estrada), a helicopter cop with an illustrious past. And though learning the secrets to dousing forest fires is sure to take time, Rusty is a fast learner, and eager to pitch in. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Dane Cook, Julie Bowen Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

...ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greece has its own lake monster - and it's no Nessie. The Fire...crocodile was spotted last week in a man-made lake near the seaside town of Rethymno. Crocodiles...told private Antenna TV that parts of the lake have been fenced off and efforts will be...

Arts & Entertainment
Kenai Peninsula Peony industry a growing one

...included stops at Cook Inlet Gardens, Cool Cache Farms LLC and Echo Lake Peonies, all members of the newly formed Alaska Peony Market...improving production for years. Richard Repper, owner of Echo Lake Peonies, has plants almost ripe for picking this season, he...

Sitka roof project raises echo of 1804 battle

...Russians and the Tlingits.Carter, whose master's thesis was about the arms and armaments of a British warship that sank in Lake Champlain, said he's in the initial phase of the investigation, and will start by finding out who the contractor was on the...



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