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Seawatch: Russian seafood embargo hurts Alaska fishing

While the U.S. trade war with China gets most of the headlines, there has been an ongoing embargo on U.S. seafood headed for Russia that… Continue reading

 

Adult league teams battle for basketball championship

Adult basketball players sponsored by South Peninsula Hospital battled it out for the win against another community recreation team on Monday in the championship game… Continue reading

 

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According to the beliefs of many Christian faiths, this weekend marks the end of the Carnival season, that time when much celebration can be had… Continue reading

 

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Friday — Basketball vs Redington: JV girls play at 3:30 p.m., JV boys at 5 p.m., varsity girls at 6:30 p.m. and… Continue reading

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                                Hallie Bergwall makes a move in a Scrabble game at Resurrect Art Coffee House in Seward, Alaska. Bergwall took home the win.

Tangled Up in Blue: Piecing together a win

My friend Joseph is a Scrabble savant by my standards and, I would think, by many other’s standards too. He excels at anagrams, staring at… Continue reading

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                                Hallie Bergwall makes a move in a Scrabble game at Resurrect Art Coffee House in Seward, Alaska. Bergwall took home the win.

Seawatch: Most halibut quotas set lower

The International Pacific Halibut Commission wrapped up its meeting in Anchorage last week with all areas of Alaska except the western Gulf of Alaska seeing… Continue reading

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Today — Parent Teacher Conference Evening Event. Visit with teachers from 5-8 p.m. in the Commons. Chili Contest from 5-8 p.m. in… Continue reading

Kachemak Cuisine: Make Valentine’s Day dishes with love — and chocolate

Friday is Valentine’s Day, and on this special day I make the Other Fisherman something extra delicious for dinner if we don’t venture out to… Continue reading

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Fair warning, Betsterites. Tomorrow is the day that strikes terror into the hearts of men. You guys can face down a raging Bering Sea storm,… Continue reading

Bob Griffin, senior education research fellow from the Alaska Policy Forum, left, and Sen. Tom Begich, D-Anchorage, at a Senate Education Committee meeting on Tuesday. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
Bob Griffin, senior education research fellow from the Alaska Policy Forum, left, and Sen. Tom Begich, D-Anchorage, at a Senate Education Committee meeting on Tuesday. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Seawatch: ADFG predicts low king runs

As Upper Cook Inlet fishermen prepare for the always-contentious Alaska Board of Fisheries meetings for the area starting Friday, the Alaska Department of Fish and… Continue reading

White Sands National Monument in New Mexico could almost be mistaken for a snowy hillside. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Out of the Office: El Paso or bust

It was minus 22 when we left for the Anchorage airport earlier this month. It was a sunny, beautiful drive north. The kind of bitter-cold… Continue reading

White Sands National Monument in New Mexico could almost be mistaken for a snowy hillside. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Thursday-Saturday — Homer Winter Carnival Basketball Tournament, starting 3 p.m. daily at the Alice Witte Gym Feb 10-11 — High School Mass… Continue reading

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If it feels like January has been a solid ice block of a month, yeah, you’re right — and science backs that claim. According to… Continue reading

Seawatch: Ocean acidification affecting crab shells

Just at a time when crab stocks in the central Gulf of Alaska are taking off, likely in part due to crashing cod populations, a… Continue reading

Once again, veto override fails

45 is a hard number to reach.

Photo by Mark Laker/USFWS 
                                Mosaic of burned and unburned rocky tundra in the Mystery Hills off of the Skyline Trail on Sept. 12, 2019.

Refuge Notebook: Wildfire in Kenai Mountains tundra

Late last summer, as I waited in a line of traffic on the Sterling Highway to get through the Swan Lake Fire, smoke rose from… Continue reading

Photo by Mark Laker/USFWS 
                                Mosaic of burned and unburned rocky tundra in the Mystery Hills off of the Skyline Trail on Sept. 12, 2019.
Photo by Kat Sorensen/For the Clarion 
                                Bear Lake. Seward, Alaska.

Tangled Up in Blue: A Bear Lake Loop

All summer long, you can find rowers, kayakers and more on Bear Lake just outside of Seward. Somewhere hidden on the west side, there’s a… Continue reading

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                                Bear Lake. Seward, Alaska.
Enthralled kids enjoy the community concert with Low and Lower on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Kim Fine)

Low and Lower plays to support youth music groups

Students from Fireweed Academy and Paul Bank Elementary School were treated to a visit from a cello and bass duo last week ahead of a… Continue reading

Enthralled kids enjoy the community concert with Low and Lower on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Kim Fine)
Light snow falls over Eldred Passage on the south side of Kachemak Bay on Monday afternoon, Jan. 20, 2020, near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armtrong/Homer News)

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“No drama.” In emails, text messages or even old-fashioned face-to-face conversations, that’s what people have been saying to the Betster. “Let’s not have any drama… Continue reading

Light snow falls over Eldred Passage on the south side of Kachemak Bay on Monday afternoon, Jan. 20, 2020, near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armtrong/Homer News)