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Refuge Notebook: Rutting moose and the social significance of antlers

...after the main rutting period, bulls scent mark by rubbing trees, digging rutting pits...cows to ovulate. Cow moose also scent mark in pits, but are more likely do so during...estrus condition. Bull moose also scent mark trees later in the rut perhaps to attract...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-12-25/refuge-notebook-rutting-moose-and
Opinion
Oregon's Horse Butte attracts winter mountain bikers

BEND, Ore. - To the west, the Cascade Range was obscured by a shroud of clouds. To the northeast, the Ochoco Mountains were specked with snow.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-12-25/oregons-horse-butte-attracts-win
Outdoors
Young to take lead on Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization

...will still be well represented in Washington, D.C., despite a recent shuffling of the legislative deck after former Sen. Mark Begich lost his re-election bid and his chairmanship of a key Senate subcommittee. Though Begich is gone, longtime Alaska...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-23/young-to-take-lead-on-magnuson-steve
News
Area skiers compete in 2nd Besh Cup

...Gibson was 13th in the race at 16:36.1.In the boys five-kilometer Under-14 and Under-16 race, Soldotna's John Mark Pothast led by area by finishing 10th in 13:52.2, 1:19 behind winner Gus Schumacher. Kenai's Karl Danielson was 13th...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2014-12-21/area-skiers-compete-in-2nd-besh-cu
Sports

...appreciation to everyone who made this possible. It is a wonderful tribute to our Purple Heart Veterans," said Nelson.City Manager Mark Dixon responded, "The City of Soldotna is pleased to have been designated by the Military Order of the Purple Heart as a Purple...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/dispatch/2014-12-22-2
Dispatch
'Frozen' the entertainer of the year

NEW YORK - If you have children, or know someone who does, or just listened to one recently, the choice of Associated Press Entertainer of the Year won't come as much of a shock: It's "Frozen," and in 2014, we just couldn't let it go.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2014-12-23/frozen-the-entertainer
Arts & Entertainment
SoHi JV boys, CIA girls claim Classic hoops titles

...the three days. The Stars compiled a 63.4 percent shooting mark from the charity stripe, while Seldovia ranked second with a 61 percent tally. "I don't care," said Seldovia coach Mark Janes with a smile. "We came here and wanted to do well...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2014-12-20/cia-classic-final-report
Sports
Pigskin Pick'em: Some NFL teams not feeling the holiday cheer

...to be determined. A capable 8-6-2 mark in week 15 boosts our season record to...Philip Rivers led offense to reach that mark. Chargers win 21-13MINNESOTA VIKINGS...posting losing records. I was off the mark with the Saints again last week. I haven't...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2014-12-17/pigskin-pickem-some-nfl-teams-not-
Sports
The Bookworm Sez: Raise a glass to Hollywood gossip

...glass, too. And in the new book "Of All the Gin Joints" by Mark Bailey, illustrated by Edward Hemingway (c.2014, Algonquin...to locales in which you can still belly up to the bar, author Mark Bailey pours readers a double shot of bad behavior from Hollywood's...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2014-12-17/the-bookworm-sez-raise
Arts & Entertainment
Gamble reflects after announcing retirement

...feels comfortable with - Gamble said it's time to retire. UA announced Monday that Gamble will retire June 1, which will mark five years in the position. In an interview with The Associated Press, Gamble said his proudest point as president has been...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-18-1
News

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