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...ways' when it was easy to 'unfocus' and be disconnected for a few minutes or hours just to see what life might put in my way.Virginia Walters can be reached at
Grandpa's advice still ingrained

...years old, in order to out do the other boys, I worked my way about a mile or more up the Ninilchik River. The kings...I struggled dragging it home, showing it off as I made my way. But then I met Grandpa! I was grinning with excitement...

...flurry of votes related to "Obamacare.""It's not as if they haven't voted on them before," Harkin griped. "My way of thinking is, 'Hell, you've already voted on it. Your record's there.'" Harkin blamed Senate Democratic leaders...
Dena'ina Wellness Center to celebrate three-day grand opening

...said Kyle Ferguson, Information Technology site manager. "I really like the design and oftentimes it's out of my way to walk down those stairs but I'll do it anyway. I like the feel of it."A demonstration kitchen sits just behind...
Alaskans always willing to help

...thanks and appreciation to Don Johnson and the two passing truckers who helped me out about six weeks ago. I was on my way into town when two moose came out of the woods and crossed the road in front of me. I hit one, but in trying to avoid...
O Fortuna baby rig with bald tires and no weight in the back; a fact I was reminded of when I saw four rollover accidents on my way to work. I was listening to Carmina Burana, the emotionally potent Carl Orff creation that has been in the background...
Assistance after accident appreciated

I was on my way home on Friday evning when I hit a caribou it pulled me off the road and down the embankment. There were so many people who stopped...
Birds and Dogs Don't Mix

The crunch of my feet sounded thunderous as I made my way out to the freshwater pond on the Kenai Flats. The frost was just melting away as the first rays of sun touched my back. My target...
The Hogs of Spring

...springtime and my, until now, ability resist leaping onto over a quarter ton of screaming steel to try and Evel Knievel my way across the frost heaves our Department of Transportation has declared as roads. It all started innocently enough when...
Fostering conservation through the Adopt-a-Stream Program

...coworkers come to my aid, and though their rescue was not flawless, eventually the third vehicle freed us both, and I was on my way. You probably wonder how a Cheechako like me ends up in a place like Soldotna, Alaska. I've come here from northeast...


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