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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2013-12-19/refuge-notebook-winter-solstice-
Outdoors
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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2011-12-06/for-those-suffering-help-is-availabl
News
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...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/122010/new_759169004.shtml
News
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.

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/121608/new_321506891.shtml

...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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2013-12-28
Community
Brown Bears' rookie Rudin makes adjustment to speed of NAHL

...to 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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2013-12-12/brown-bears-rookie-rudin-makes-adj
Sports
Unwrap Soldotna huge success for local businesses

...participating businesses. The campaign started on "Buy local Saturday" following Thanksgiving and concluded on winter solstice and end of the Mayan calendar Friday, December 21st. "It was a huge success! That we attribute to the residents...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/dispatch/2013-01-02/unwrap-soldotna-huge-success-for
Dispatch
Letters to the editor

...and for what reasons? I have a few ideas on this topic that always arises each year at the nearing or during the Winter Solstice in December around the 21st-25th. Is this really about worship of the Christ child's birth, or the worship of...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2012-12-13/letters-to-the-editor
Opinion
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...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/121707/people_3842.shtml
People
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...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/111909/pul_516114647.shtml

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