Three Peninsula residents take up the challenge of wilderness endurance race in Big Lake

...Gibson said. "It was quite a bit different than I thought it would be."Of the three racers, Moon seemingly had the most pleasant outing, although it is easy to describe the Kenai resident's race as such when compared to the difficulties of Gibson and...

On the wild slide: Lake Placid site offers skeleton rides

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - Sledding can be pleasant and pastoral, with big toboggans, snowy hills and rosy cheeks. And then there's skeleton sledding: belly down, head first...

Here's the thing: The next big thing

...life? A big transition. A big decision. When standing still doesn't seem like much of an option. Every now and then the pleasant monotony gets rattled by a fresh dream or an achievable goal. Inspiration starts to stir, but you're not sure if you want...

Here's the Thing: Do the best you can

...uptight ladies, there was a smorgasbord of Alaskans. Unless they were reading or pretending to read, everyone seemed quite pleasant for being redirected from their daily life. We have good people, folks.Sitting there in the crowded room I realized to...


...The welcome mat is out throughout the shrub-steppe lands between Spokane and the Cascades as frosty mornings thaw into pleasant afternoons.In April, these areas will be green and lit up with showy yellow and green floral arrangements of arrowleaf balsamroot...

Larson's "Dead Wake" a scary glimpse into a tragedy

...those aboard Unterseeboot-20, Schweiger was also renowned for his "callousness." Life aboard a German U-boat was not pleasant, but Schweiger ensured that his men were happy. He had much less compassion for anyone on a ship in his sights.On May 1...

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The Bookworm Sez: Enjoy the mayhem in 'Shark Skin Suite'

...equally inexperienced colleague would be co-counsel. It was obvious from the beginning that the case was doomed.The only pleasant thing was that proceedings were moved to Key West, and Brook knew that area well. Back when she was a paralegal, she fell...

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Refuge Notebook: Missing the missing snow

...a technical issue, the Refuge Notebook was not published in Friday's Clarion.Short days and little to no snow - not a pleasant combination for most Alaskans who treasure their winter outdoor recreational pursuits. A recent news story about Anchorage...

The house that is off the beaten tracks

...morning at 8:04 sharp, Rachel Watson took the train from her Ashbury apartment into London. It wasn't a particularly pleasant ride ? the train was generally packed and often late ? but to make the time pass quicker, she admired houses along the...

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The Bookworm Sez: 'The Silent Sister' has plenty to say

...26.99, 346 pages), a daughter wishes she'd stopped looking...Riley MacPherson knew the task ahead wouldn't be a pleasant one.After her father died unexpectedly, it fell to her to clean his house and sell his assets; she was, after all, his...

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