If you visit a national park in the U.S., do not abandon your hiking companion or companions to a bear to save yourself. That is the rather odd advice now being offered […]
The chilliest winter in some years has come to an end in Alaska’s largest city with April looking to be the first month since December to end with the monthly average temperature […]
No public policy debate in the U.S. today involves more simple ignorance than the discussion of gun control, a fact presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke sadly underlined Thursday during the Democrat presidential debate. […]
I live in a state overloaded with guns, and I fear death. But it is not the guns that scare me. It is motor vehicles. Today it was a woman with a […]
Since 26-year-old Angel Heaton shot herself in the hip with the .40-caliber handgun intended to save her from bears, she’s pretty much become the poster child for the worst that can go […]
The recalcitrant black bear brought to an end a day when too much time was wasted on Facebook engaged in discussions about bears. They focused mainly on protection: bells, air horns, flares, […]
Most Alaskans live in neighborhoods full of guns. Should they be afraid?
Forty years ago, I surely wasn’t the only student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks with a shotgun in his dorm room. Was it legal? Who knows? Who asked?