4th of July in Seward: It hardly gets any better

Having grown up in the seaport city of Seward on the Kenai Peninsula, the 4th of July celebration in that community is close to my heart.

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The March of the Dandelions!

Though dandelions have been around a lot longer than me, their reach in southcentral Alaska has expanded dramatically during my lifetime.

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You Can Never Go Home Again, Or Can You?

I have returned to my home many times over the years to rediscover the subtle magic I knew as a child. That place is the town of Seward.

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Eagle River’s Trustworthy Hardware Earns its Name

Almost without exception, a couple of things you’ll do after visiting Trustworthy Hardware: You’ll recommend the store, and you’ll return.

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Gradual trails offer an Rx for troublesome knees

I find low-angled trails that would still take me into the mountains. Here are some relatively easy trails for summer and fall hiking.

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The best fisherman I have ever known

There were surely fishermen who caught more fish than Skeet and bigger ones, perhaps with better techniques; but no one loved fishing more.

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Chugiak-Eagle River Historical Society wishes to widen its community reach

Chugiak-Eagle River Historical Society (CERHS) members expressed a wish to expand membership and integrate itself more fully in the community

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Time for the toilsome trash tirade

This year’s Citywide cleanup is April 27 to May 4, and I strongly urge everyone to get out and clean anywhere you see garbage.

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Winter’s resurrection: What a difference five days make!

According to NWS records dating back 65 years for the Anchorage area, only 13 snowfalls greater than eight inches are recorded for April.

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Mining Ruins Tell Us a lot About Alaska’s Early Pioneers

If you’ve hiked in our state’s backcountry you’ve probably found the ruins; decaying artifacts from Alaska’s golden age of mining.

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