Refuge Notebook: The Kenai Isthmus is a management conundrum

...to travel across the isthmus. I read one account that it was used by miners around the time of the 1898 Gold Rush to reach Sunrise City on the Kenai Peninsula. Now, of course, that same isthmus is partially consumed by the human footprint: the town of...

Erlend Hoag

...Chemical plant and after 25 years retired from UNOCAL. He loved Alaska and its beauty. When Erlend saw the beauty of an Alaska sunrise, sunset, or clouds, he often stated, "Only in Alaska."As a widower, Erlend was introduced to the widow Jean Collins...

Paperwork in paradise: New administrative officer joins refuge staff

...I sit at my office window and watch the passing moose, the occasional chickadees flit by, and experience the beautiful sunrises. Simply beautiful! So why Alaska? This is why: Snow covered mountains that turn pink at sunset, the smell of crisp, cold...

When growing old

...OldDolores RusinThinking big thoughts during the nightSometimes sleep eludesThoughts run rampant through my brainLike worry at Sunrise what should I doThe question comes do you have plansI may just sit aroundCall me crazy but I hate bingoSimple knitting, crocheting...

Arts & Entertainment
Lamar Odom's spiral leaves ex-NBA star fighting for his life

...3:15 p.m. Tuesday. The 6-foot-10 Odom was too tall for an available helicopter, so he was driven by ambulance to Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center in Las Vegas.Hof told the AP that his staff had picked up Odom from a home in Las Vegas on Saturday...

Arts & Entertainment

...have established a tuba-playing altitude record.The pair left for the summit at 10:30 p.m. with the goal of seeing sunrise from the top. The final 4,000-foot ascent was dark and frigid.The temperature was 10 degrees, minus the wind chill...

Sterling Community News

...about living in Sterling in the winter is the beautiful long sunrises we have. I think that living here, we sometimes get desensitized...by Solid Rock Bible Camp just to stare at the horizon. The sunrise was every color of gold, orange and pink you can imagine and...

Kenai Golf Report

...course is not necessarily a good thing. The northern lights were pretty spectacular Saturday morning about 3 a.m. and the sunrises Saturday and Sunday were breathtaking. A Birdie Told Me Dan Young eagled No. 11 from about 160 yards out. And how about...

No, we haven't got it backward: Winter is the perfect time to enjoy the Kenai Peninsula's backcountry

...first coat of snow on the ground. We just never lose that affinity for snow. "Plus, in the winter it's tough to miss the sunrises and sunsets because they happen so closely together. The colors of the light this far north, reflected off a fresh blanket...


BOISE, Idaho - A hunting derby with $1,000 each for whoever kills the most wolves and coyotes is scheduled to start at sunrise Friday in east-central Idaho.Idaho for Wildlife's three-day Predator Hunting Contest and Fur Rendezvous is planned...



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