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End of winter heralds arrive of mosquitoes

...overwinter as eggs, deposited by the female in just about any place that water can accumulate. Alaska's many sloughs, bogs and marshes provide an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes, much to the misery of human and animal alike. Mosquitoes and other biting...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-02/end-of-winter-heralds-arrive-of-mosq
News
Flocking together: Weather affects bird migration, still plenty for birders to see

...patterns have been changing from historical norms and while the Kenai River flats are a critical stopover spot, the wide open marshes and lack of snow dictate what the general birder will see. Wildlife photographer Robert Parsons agreed. Parsons has spent...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-25/weather-affects-bird-migration-still
News

...said Fish and Wildlife has a 1905 water right, the same as the irrigation project, and should be using it to put water on marshes, instead of passing it on to farmers leasing refuge land to grow crops. He added that the water-sharing agreements fail...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/jeff-barnard/2015-04-08
State, federal officials euthanize relocated black bears

...while the driver was still in it, said Ken Marsh, spokesman for the Alaska Department of...yearling bears actually went into the van," Marsh said. "(The van's occupant) turned...bears make them difficult to relocate, Marsh said."They have a very strong instinct...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-23/state-federal-officials-euthanize-re
News
Businesses support Soldotna seniors

...River Brewing, Auto Zone, North Country Fair, 4 D Carpet One, Alaska Bolt and Chain, O'Reilly's Auto Parts, Margarette Marsh, Sweeney's, River City Books, Nita Douthit, Katie MacLeod, Don Jose's, Arby's, Susan's Bath and Body Boutique...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2015-06-24/businesses-support-soldot
Letters
State records fall at sizzling track meet

...Sew, 119-2; 4. Matthew Green, Hai, 117-10; 5. Evan Marsh, Pet, 115-4; 6. Casey Bradford, Hai, 112-5. High jump...Seward, 45-3; 2. Luke Johnson, Nikiski, 44-9; 3. Evan Marsh, Petersburg, 41-3.5; 4. Randy Kohutek, ACS, 39-3...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2015-05-30/state-track-meet-2015
Sports
Relocating bears doesn't change people's behavior

...generally become bear aware to prevent similar situations in the future.As to the bears themselves, Fish and Game spokesman Ken Marsh told KTUU that black bears are difficult to relocate because they tend to either return to their place of origin, or cause...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-06-25/relocating-bears-doesnt-change-pe
Opinion
Refuge Notebook - Thanksgiving: Remembering those who trusted, encouraged and inspired us

...inspired me by their writings - "Walden" by Henry David Thoreau, "A Sand County Almanac" by Aldo Leopold, and "Of Men and Marshes" by Paul Errington. And those who inspired me by their efforts, some of whom I was fortunate to eventually meet - Durwood...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-11-27/refuge-notebook-thanksgiving-rem
Outdoors
Online tool aids oil-spill response

...shoreline, which would be damaged less than a salt marsh. "(A salt marsh) is like a sponge," Saupe said. "They just soak...for years, if not decades. And responding in a salt marsh can be very detrimental. Those are the type of areas...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-21/online-tool-aids-oil-spill-response
News
Ostrander, Thomet highlight day 1 of state track meet

...134-5; 2. Luke Johnson, Nik, 126-2; 3. Howie Hubbard, Sew, 119-2; 4. Matthew Green, Hai, 117-10; 5. Evan Marsh, Pet, 115-4; 6. Casey Bradford, Hai, 112-5. High jump - 1. Brody Neufeld, WLC, 6-0; 2. Lucas Button, Mon...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2015-05-30/ostrander-thomet-highlight-day-1-o
Sports

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