Refine your search
These tag channels match your search request. Click the tag for collection of related articles and information.Sam Cook, Outdoors With Sam Cook, Sam Cook column
Articles: 109 results from the past year. For older articles, see advanced options.
We awaken on a rocky point in Canada’s canoe country. Birds are singing in the red pines that dominate the peninsula. Sun slants through the canopy.
Friday, June, 22, 2012 - Duluth News Tribune - News
SAM COOK COLUMN: It rained and it rained and it rained and it rained. All night long, we listened to it drumming on the roof, tapping on the window sills, peppering the maple leaves. Thunder growled. Lightning bolted.
Thursday, June, 21, 2012 - Duluth News Tribune - News
So, summer has started around the Matuszak household, and I’m woefully behind on my semi-important seasonal projects.
Wednesday, June, 13, 2012 - For the Budgeteer News - Budgeteer
Summertime. Livin’ is good. You’re takin’ it easy, just as you should. Little bit of night and a whole lot of day. Lonesome loon hooting down the bay.
Friday, June, 08, 2012 - Duluth News Tribune - News
The two of us stood at the edge of the slough in the early morning sunlight. The day had dawned perfectly still. Birdsong drifted from the woods. Our canoe was loaded. We shoved off into the slough, its waters murky with red-clay runoff from recent rains.
Friday, June, 01, 2012 - Duluth News Tribune - News
He was just a kid, 18 years old, but all of that changed when he was drafted in 1943. World War II was raging in Europe and the South Pacific, and it wasn’t long before Paul Hanten, who had grown up in Virginia, was a Navy Seabee stationed in the bleak Aleutian Islands off the coast of mainland Alaska.
Friday, May, 25, 2012 - Duluth News Tribune - News
In a column this month, the News Tribune’s Sam Cook pondered the proposed PolyMet copper mine north of Hoyt Lakes and what might be left behind for our grandchildren. He mentioned the possibility of “streams devoid of fish, rivers and lakes devoid of wild rice, (and) wells full of undrinkable water” in, “Trust at heart of copper mine debate,” as the column was headlined.
Tuesday, May, 22, 2012 - Duluth News Tribune - Opinion
We could see the point jutting into the lake up ahead of us. On the small spit of land, someone had built a simple fire ring of rocks. You see these little camps all over the canoe country, wherever a level piece of granite offers enough room for a fire and maybe a place to pitch a tent.
Sunday, May, 20, 2012 - Duluth News Tribune - Outdoors
Mother Nature usually wins in the end, and you know it’s not nice to upset Mother Nature.
Sunday, May, 20, 2012 - Duluth News Tribune - Opinion