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Mystery defoliation at treeline in the Kenai Mountains

...I wrote a story about how subalpine willows in the Kenai Mountains were being defoliated...caterpillars of these insects were grazing on willow leaves that grow at high elevation near...to see subalpine stands of Barclay's willow, a favorite winter food for moose, recovering...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2012-09-20/mystery-defoliation-at-treeline-
Outdoors
Central Kenai Peninsula Residents talk about what Progress Days mean to them

...Girls Club. Kitchens' younger sister Willow said she has watched her sister walk in...The streets are completely full," Willow said. "But it's not usually overwhelming."For Willow, the biggest draw is the items handed...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-22/central-kenai-peninsula-residents-ta
News
Arctic Spring

Pussy willows, soft as pillows Arctic Spring again. Daylight hours sprout tundra flowers That sun...farewell. Alas, we sing bout this joyous thing, Our long lost warmly friend Pussy willows, soft as pillows Arctic Spring again.

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/040810/pul_603564051.shtml
Pulse
Fresh, new and a surprise, or two: Waiting at a Market Near You

...unexpected caught my eye. There, just beyond the produce, amongst flowers like tulips, lilies and irises, were bunches of pussy willows, a vision I've not seen in a very, very long time. Onions notwithstanding, in that moment, I knew spring had arrived...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/033110/foo_598586625.shtml
Food
Refuge Notebook: Tracking time in the New and Old Worlds

...were indeed being laid down in the Kenai Lowlands 18,000 years ago. As white spruce colonized woodlands composed of alder, willow and birch on the Kenai Lowlands 8500 years ago, Neolithic humans in the Mediterranean were transitioning to early agriculture...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-07-10/refuge-notebook-tracking-time-in
Outdoors
David Burnett

...at the Kenai Senior Center. The remembrance will begin at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Dave's memory be made to the Kenai Firefighter's Association (105 South Willow Street, Kenai, AK 99611).

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000171740687
Landmark urethane igloo in Alaska for sale

...nearest community at Cantwell, is prime snowmobiling country in winter and hiking in summer, a land of rolling hills and willows surrounded by mountains and splendid views.Fisher, 55, envisions the igloo as an eye-catching seasonal restaurant and...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-04-29/landmark-urethane-igloo-in-alaska-fo
News
Fourth of July in Kenai

...parade. The deadline to enter the parade is 10 a.m. Friday. The parade route starts down Fidalgo Avenue then turns left on Willow Street to the Kenai Spur Highway and ends at the Main Street Loop.Beech said they typically get 75 to 90 parade entries and...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-02/fourth-of-july-in-kenai
News
Allie Ostrander beats all the boys in junior Mount Marathon race

...Estes, Moose Pass, 1:47:19; 207. Sarah Rawson, Kenai, 1:51:09; 216. Carey Quiring, Seward, 1:55:58; 217. Willow Hetrick, Moose Pass, 1:56:00; 221. Cathern Zweifel, Seward, 1:56:34; 223. Frances Evarts, Homer, 1:56...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2014-07-05/allie-ostrander-beats-all-the-boys
Sports
3rd annual Mud Run gets messy

...Cierra Vandeney 46:38; 25. Brenden Seiffer 46:39; 26. Jacqueline Van Hatten 47:00; 27. Tina Williamson 47:12; 28. Willow Kitchens 48:10; 29. Jackie Oliva 50:15; 30. Leah English 50:47; 31. Julie English 50:49; 32. Charlene Spiers...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2014-06-21/3rd-annual-mud-run-gets-messy
Sports

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