Ketchikan artist delves into mystery of Southeast Alaska ‘fire trees’

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:26

It was more than a decade ago that painter Mary Ida Henrikson began her quest for knowledge about fire trees.

Fireside Lecture series schedule change

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 05:42

The U.S. Forest Service announced a change of schedule for the first Fireside Lecture at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Photographer Mark Kelley is not able to show his images on Friday, Jan. 12 so instead, Jim Beedle will show images of wildlife in Katmai National Park. His presentation “What Makes Katmai Wildlife So Special?” will share moments of watching brown bears feed on a beached whale and being herded from Brooks Camp by a Park Service employee.

Breath of Wilderness

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 09:22

Off the Beaten Path.

Board of Game calls for proposals

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 05:41

Want to influence Alaska’s hunting regulations? The Alaska Board of Game has called for proposed changes to hunting and trapping rules for Southeast and Southcentral regions of Alaska.

Image of porcupine herd travels cross country

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:36

John Wright of Fairbanks believes he has an Alaska version of what that photo might have been.

History of Treadwell Ditch Trail subject of Saturday lecture

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:29

The Treadwell Ditch Trail is one of the only flat lengthy hiking trails in the Juneau area.

Spruce tips bring a touch of spring in winter

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 11:53

In Alaska, many of us spend all spring and summer harvesting foods so we can enjoy good food and nutrition all winter.

There’s more to fat than you may think

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 09:27

On the Trails.

Dippers swim Alaska rivers throughout winter

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 06:23

On the upper Chena River in the heart of a cold winter, a songbird appeared on a gravel bar next to gurgling water that somehow remained unfrozen in 20-below zero air. Then the bird jumped in, disappeared underwater, and popped up a few feet upstream.

Wild Shots: Reader-submitted images of Mother Nature in Southeast Alaska

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 05:54

Submit your wild shots: The Empire Outdoors page is looking for superb images of Alaska’s wildlife, scenery or plant life. Send your photos to: Outdoors Editor, For all photos include the name of the photographer, a description of what is shown in the picture, when it was taken and any other pertinent information. Images will run as space allows.


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