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The idea of multiverses has been big lately, in this one at least. The theory goes that the world we live in is just one… Continue reading
The University of Alaska Fairbanks has a great online climate forecasting tool. Simply type in a town, the future decade(s), an emission scenario and voila… Continue reading
Our student learned fast and landed more than the “T Man” one morning.
Wow. In the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s 2019-2020 hunting regulations, mule deer and white-tailed deer can now be harvested. These two nonnative species… Continue reading
“21 miles and 6,000 feet of climb? In four days?” The scene was the lobby of the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center in mid-April, immediately… Continue reading
It’s time to take a look at the fishing report for the week of July 30 - Aug. 5.
What happens when the largest estuary on the Kenai Peninsula suddenly drops 2.3 meters in elevation and then rises slowly over the next half century?… Continue reading
I accidentally ripped my fingernail out just as I was about to meet a large group of people. They all extended their hands toward me,… Continue reading
The key to get into the winner’s bracket is to remember a few simple facts.
The net needed to be assembled. The two pieces, one very long rod, connected to a shorter rod with a large square net, is awkward… Continue reading
The smoke hung low in the valley as we walked down a dozer line to its end where a clearing had been created. Just weeks… Continue reading
It’s time to take a look at this Week of July 16 - July 22.
The commercial harvest of the five salmon species in Alaska was worth $586 million to fishermen in 2018. More than half of those gross earnings… Continue reading
In their extravagant dresses and tightly wound curls, my cousins would dance their weekends away. Irish stepdancing is marked by intricate footwork coupled with a… Continue reading
Slamming 10 to 40-pound flatfish with salmon tackle in shallow water is addicting.
On my days off I drive. I drive to mountains and rivers and through flats — pacing the highway with wheels looking for a groove… Continue reading
I was surprised to learn that despite the diverse wildlife in Alaska, the state has not a single reptile. Alaska’s cold conditions make life in… Continue reading
The tides are going to be rockin’ some righteous change-outs
My slanted, attic apartment downtown in Seward has a lot of charming flaws. I have to brush my teeth in my kitchen sink, for one,… Continue reading
This summer, I traveled from the East Coast to the Kenai Peninsula to intern with the biology program at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. As… Continue reading