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Walrus leaving ice, coming ashore

...near Point Lay, an Inupiat Eskimo village 700 miles northwest of Anchorage and 300 miles southwest of Barrow. Walrus have been coming...continental shelf waters and over water that exceeds 2 miles deep, beyond the diving range of an adult walrus...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/dan-joling/2015-08-27
News
The fishing how-to

...record numbers, attracting even larger hordes of anglers to the banks. In those three years, the shoreline of the lower 50 miles of river were pretty much denuded of vegetation, greatly increasing the rate of bank erosion and reducing the amount of riparian...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-08-27/the-fishing-how-to
Outdoors
Outdoors club celebrates centennial

...includes 531,539 acres hugging more than 50 miles of the U.S.-Canada border north of...closures. Daily mileages would exceed 16 miles on at least two days. Some trail stretches...shuttled to Harts Pass Trailhead - 100-plus miles.The number of people encountered in the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-08-20/outdoors-club-celebrates-centenn
Outdoors
Reimer leads Peninsula runners at Lost Lake

...Quinn won the women's race in 1:53:46.The course is 16 miles on a U.S. Forest Service trail, starting at Primrose Campground...Mandy Ng 4:13:00 359. Deb Scola 4:13:06 360. Priscilla Miles 4:13:08 361. Lynne Farrington 4:13:09 362. Rochelle...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2015-08-22/reimer-leads-peninsula-runners-at-
Sports
Investigation of fatal Kasilof plane crash underway

...plane crash that killed two on Saturday in Kasilof.Air Safety Investigator Shaun Williams said he arrived on the scene about 3 miles down South Cohoe Loop Road at "about 12:30 in the morning." He completed an on-scene investigation of the Cessna 180...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-24/investigation-of-fatal-kasilof-plane
News
What others say: Fighting the fires

...experienced its second biggest fire season on record. This season's record 5.1 million acres is the equivalent of 8,010 square miles or three and a half times the distance between Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. With rain calming blazes in Alaska, firefighters...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-08-24/what-others-say-fighting-the-fire
Opinion
Refuge Notebook: Bear Mountain Trail offers photo, berry-picking options

...population on it daily, Bear Mountain Trail sits idle waiting for happy hikers to travel up her smooth trail. Being only 0.8 miles from parking lot to summit, it is a short trail with a fair climb of 400 feet in elevation, enough to get any heart pumping...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-08-20/refuge-notebook-bear-mountain-tr
Outdoors
DNR hears arguments for Chuitna water rights

...the establishment of water rights aimed at salmon habitat preservation.The mine would require PacRim to dewater 20 square miles of salmon spawning grounds to dig a strip mine for low sulphur coal. Chuitna Citizens Coalition, Cook Inletkeeper, and the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-22/dnr-hears-arguments-for-chuitna-wate
News
Keeping it fresh: Farmers markets boost farms, economies

...Velma Bittick and husband Tom Gotcher own a garden, complete with plots, greenhouses, high tunnels, located within five miles of the Farmers Fresh Market. The couple took up their old hobby after retirement, and two years ago improved production to...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-23/small-event-big-impact-farmers-marke
News
Clothe your soil: Cover crops help enrich it

...which "plow" through the soil. Once those roots die, they become valuable organic matter - lots of it. For example, 385 miles of roots have been estimated to lie beneath a single rye plant! Legumes' roots are less extensive, but harbor microorganisms...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-08-20/clothe-your-soil-cover-crops-hel
Outdoors

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