A set of massive whale bones rests on the bottom of the Newport, Oregon, bay. Scientists from Oregon State University put them there with a plan for a future display on shore. But they’re having trouble finding the money to retrieve the rare blue whale skeleton from beneath the waves.
Master Gardener Ed Buyarski has some tips for homeowners who are trying to preserve their trees and shrubs while major home improvement projects are underway. Also, the annual Harvest Fair and Farmer’s Market is Saturday, August 16 at the Juneau Community Garden.
The death of a pack-rafter in Wrangell St. Elias National Park this month raised awareness about proper preparation for the increasingly popular sport of floating backcountry rivers in tiny ultralight inflatable boats.
Fresh, homegrown herbs like sage, rosemary, thyme, cilantro, chives, dill, basil, tarragon and oregano can really add that extra pop to any dish. Some herbs best retain their flavor and aroma depending on whether they are frozen or dried.
If you live in Alaska, you live in bear country. The worst could happen even while the risk of a bear encounter or attack is low. Since last summer, there have been three bear-related deaths, with the latest earlier this summer in Eagle River.