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Friday: Outdoors

Outdoors North: Wilderness can grab a hold of us

“In the misty moonlight, by the flickering firelight, any place is alright as long as I’m with you,” — Cindy Walker It’s a strange and usually complicated occurrence when someone goes missing, especially when the circumstances cannot be easily explained. In most disappearance ...

Not a ‘pass-through spectator’

MARQUETTE — Pixie foam lichen, blue toadflax, eastern prickly pear cactus — they’ve all been part of Ryne Rutherford’s world lately. And it’s a world most people don’t get to see. Rutherford is ecologist and owner of Biophilia, LLC, and a doctoral student at Michigan Tech. ...

Fisheries manager Whelan earns national honor

LANSING — In his nearly 40 years as a professional fisheries biologist — 35 of those with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources — Gary Whelan has touched and influenced fisheries management in many and long-lasting ways. Because of that body of work, the Association of Fish & ...

Outdoors North

Out in the wind today, I heard November knocking on the door with a tap of her fingernails at first and then with a louder bang that pounding of a little, clenched fist. Impetuous, wild and unpredictable as she is, I told her she would have to wait until her time had come. This was still the ...

Incoming winter alters watch

“And then right on time you came and changed the game,” — Marshall Crenshaw Waking up, having once again fallen asleep on the couch watching television into the early morning hours, I sat pulling my mind together hoping to wrap it around some thoughts or at least something I could ...

Fisheries exhibit set at NMU

MARQUETTE — The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University is featuring an exhibition titled “Above/Under the Surface: The Fisheries of the Upper Great Lakes” through December in its Gries Hall gallery. The exhibition looks at the changes that have taken place in the ...