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Refuge Notebook: Winter Solstice is for the birds

Saturday is the winter solstice. As most Alaskans know, this is when the sun reaches its lowest...while others fly south as "snowbirds." I'm just glad that the winter solstice is almost behind us. John Morton is the supervisory biologist...
For those suffering, help is available

As the winter solstice approaches, so increases the chances residents might feel the onset...starts, most people have a real difficulty with depression after the winter solstice as the days begin to get longer. Suicide rates in Alaska are highest...
Dog days of winter: Skiers, skijorers enjoy day on the trail

...Saturday as part of the second annual Tustumena 200 Winter Solstice Cross-Country Ski Event. Thirteen skiers and a...10-kilometer skijor, clocking 23:10. Tustumena 200 Winter Solstice Cross-Country Ski Event Saturday at Tsalteshi Trails...
Photo feature: Glowing

The setting sun reflects in windows at Vintage Pointe Manor senior housing above the Kenai River flats last weekend. Next week the short days of winter start getting longer after the winter solstice passes Sunday.

...celebrate winter?""No, sir. My pastor wouldn't like that.""Well, if you ever do, I'll send you a 'Happy Winter Solstice' card. Until then, please just stick to the facts and wish Christmas shoppers a Merry Christmas."As I left...
Brown Bears' rookie Rudin makes adjustment to speed of NAHL learn that this is pretty much as dark as it gets. Kenai will lose less than 10 minutes of daylight before the winter solstice on Dec. 21. "I didn't know that," he said. "I thought it was going to be dark all day." Like the daylight...
Nikiski Community News

Seasons greetings and happy winter Solstice to all of my Nikiski neighbors. I am excited that the shortest day of the year is Saturday and then we will again be gaining light...
Melodramatic meant to be fun: Will the world end on the winter solstice of 2012?

...interested in the Mayan prophecy, and I wanted more about it in this movie. I don't believe the world will end on the winter solstice of 2012, but it's interesting that these ancient peoples developed this sophisticated calendar with such lengthy...
Photo feature: Catching a little sun

Janne Lillestol and Mark Moe walk on the beach Saturday in Kenai as the day's last light hits the Chigmit Mountains on the west side of Cook Inlet. In one week, on winter solstice, daylight slowly will begin increasing.
Photo feature: Sunrise over Kenai

...way to Cook Inlet on Sunday. Today the sun rose at approximately 9:48 a.m. and will set at 4:01 p.m. giving us six hours and 13 minutes of daylight. On Dec. 22, the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, will occur.


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