Jeff Helminiak

Alaska 20 player Mose Hayes pitches during an Alliance Baseball League game against Dimond on Saturday, July 4, 2020 at Karen Hornaday Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer splits July Fourth games with Dimond

In a rare appearance in Homer, Alaska 20 split an Independence Day doubleheader with Dimond on Saturday. Alaska 20 moved to 3-2 in the Alliance… Continue reading

 

Activities return to district facilities

The Soldotna High School football team has won 12 of the last 14 state championships in the small- and then medium-schools divisions using a punishing… Continue reading

 

Lost Lake, Soggy Bottom 100 canceled

The U.S. Forest Service will not be allowing any recreational permits for the remainder of 2020.

 

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                                The women’s field takes to the course Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at the Mount Marathon Race in Seward. Eventual winner Allie Ostrander is to the right of Christy Marvin (1).

Mount Marathon Race canceled for 2020

The 93rd running of the race up and down the 3,022-foot mountain is rescheduled for July 4, 2021.

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                                The women’s field takes to the course Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at the Mount Marathon Race in Seward. Eventual winner Allie Ostrander is to the right of Christy Marvin (1).

Klaiches step away from Nikolaevsk basketball

Steve Klaich is retiring after teaching in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District for 32 years.

Post 20 first baseman Seth Adkins tags out Axel Shanks of Napoleon (Ohio) Post 300 on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. Twins pitcher Mose Hayes picked off Shanks. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Peninsula will have high school summer baseball

By JEFF HELMINIAK Peninsula Clarion There will be high school baseball this summer. Only it will have nothing to do with American Legion, and the… Continue reading

Post 20 first baseman Seth Adkins tags out Axel Shanks of Napoleon (Ohio) Post 300 on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. Twins pitcher Mose Hayes picked off Shanks. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Mills Creek on April 29, 2020 in the pass between Cooper Landing and the Turnagain Arm. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak)

Out of the office: Summer arrives

What was I doing? I asked myself that as a struggled frantically to wiggle my telemark boots into the bindings and continue down the miners… Continue reading

Mills Creek on April 29, 2020 in the pass between Cooper Landing and the Turnagain Arm. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak)

ACS sweeps Southcentral titles

Both Homer basketball teams placed third in the Southcentral Conference Championships this past weekend in Anchorage. Homer girls coach Chad Felice was named coach of… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Bradley Walters won the boys varsity race during the Government Peak Invitational on Friday. (Photo by Tim Rockey/Frontiersman)

Area skiers, bikers excel at Tour of Anchorage

Kenai Peninsula endurance athletes put together a host of top finishes Sunday at the Tour of Anchorage, a series of ski and fat bike races… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Bradley Walters won the boys varsity race during the Government Peak Invitational on Friday. (Photo by Tim Rockey/Frontiersman)

Soldotna’s Youngren calls trials ‘one of the most amazing experiences of my life’

Soldotna’s Megan Youngren, 28, finished 230th with a time of 2 hours, 50 minutes, 27 seconds, Saturday in the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta.… Continue reading

Homer’s Autumn Daigle climbs a hill at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Nordic ski championships Saturday at Tsalteshi Trails just outside of Soldotna. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

SoHi relay ski squad takes borough title

The Soldotna relay team of Quinn Cox, Cameron Blackwell, Erika Arthur and Bradley Walters won the Kenai Peninsula Borough Nordic ski championships at Tsalteshi Trails… Continue reading

Homer’s Autumn Daigle climbs a hill at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Nordic ski championships Saturday at Tsalteshi Trails just outside of Soldotna. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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                                Martha Story and David Story cruise down a hill in the Fat Freddie’s Bike Race and Ramble on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in the Caribou Hills near Freddie’s Roadhouse.

Freddie’s Roadhouse closes doors

Freddie’s became more and more of a gateway to the Caribou Hills as the years went on.

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                                Martha Story and David Story cruise down a hill in the Fat Freddie’s Bike Race and Ramble on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in the Caribou Hills near Freddie’s Roadhouse.
Palmer’s Zoe Copp, Grace Christian’s Anna McLaughlin and Homer’s Autumn Daigle lead the pack at the start of the Kenai Klassic on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, at Kenai Golf Course in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer’s Daigle notches Kenai Klassic win

Skiers at Friday’s Kenai Klassic at the Kenai Golf Course were able to handle the subzero cold. They had no answer for Homer’s Autumn Daigle… Continue reading

Palmer’s Zoe Copp, Grace Christian’s Anna McLaughlin and Homer’s Autumn Daigle lead the pack at the start of the Kenai Klassic on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, at Kenai Golf Course in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Nikiski JV girls, Ninilchik boys notch victories

The Nikiski junior varsity and Ninilchik split nonconference basketball games Tuesday in Ninilchik. Nikiski JV took the girls game 40-28. The Bulldogs led 12-8 after… Continue reading

Homer hockey tops Kenai

When the Homer hockey team got to work, Kenai Central had a hard time stopping the Mariners. Homer notched a 7-0 Railbelt Conference victory over… Continue reading

Hoops roundup: Peninsula Conference action

The Nikolaevsk and Ninilchik basketball teams split Peninsula Conference games Wednesday in Nikolaevsk. The Nikolaevsk girls topped Ninilchik 48-20, with Elizabeth Fefelov leading the way… Continue reading

Peninsula skiers compete at Besh Cup

The first weekend of Besh Cup racing was held Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 21-22, at Kincaid Park in Anchorage. Besh Cup racing is used to… Continue reading

Homer’s Edson Knapp works to turn Seward’s Lucas Brockman during a consolation match at 171 pounds on the first day of the Kachemak Conference Championships Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, at Redington Jr/Sr High School. (Photo by Tim Rockey/Frontiersman)

Homer defends Kachemak Conference title for 5th year

The Homer wrestling dynasty rolled on Saturday with a fifth straight Kachemak Conference team championship at host Joe Redington Jr/Sr High School. The Homer girls… Continue reading

Homer’s Edson Knapp works to turn Seward’s Lucas Brockman during a consolation match at 171 pounds on the first day of the Kachemak Conference Championships Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, at Redington Jr/Sr High School. (Photo by Tim Rockey/Frontiersman)

Nikolaevsk volleyball takes 4th place at Mix Six state

The Nikolaevsk volleyball team took fourth place at the Mix Six state tournament Saturday at Dimond High School in Anchorage. Elizabeth Fefelov and Zachary Trail… Continue reading

Dr. Alan Boraas leads a tour of Kalifornsky Village, a former Native settlement, in April 2014. Boraas was a professor of anthropology at Kenai Peninsula College, an honorary member of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe and the driving force behind the creation, maintenance and expansion of the Tsalteshi Ski Trails. (Photo courtesy of Jenny Neyman)

KPC professor Boraas dies at 72

Community celebrates the legacy of educator who was the driving force behind the Tsalteshi trails.

Dr. Alan Boraas leads a tour of Kalifornsky Village, a former Native settlement, in April 2014. Boraas was a professor of anthropology at Kenai Peninsula College, an honorary member of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe and the driving force behind the creation, maintenance and expansion of the Tsalteshi Ski Trails. (Photo courtesy of Jenny Neyman)