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A radio-tagged wolverine moves across the Greater Yellowstone.

Refuge Notebook: Wolverines show how knowledge leads to conservation

As I contemplated a topic for this week’s Refuge Notebook article, I turned to a few of my trusted colleagues, throwing out a few ideas.… Continue reading

 

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Kenai girls, Homer boys swimmers win Homer Invite

The Kenai girls and Homer boys won the Homer Invitational on Saturday in Homer. The Kardinals girls scored 97 points, while Homer had 94, Soldotna… Continue reading

 

Carter Tennison scores a touchdown for the Homer Mariners against Kodiak High School on Saturday, Aug.28. The Mariners won 34-0. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

Houston football shuts out Homer

The host Houston football team defeated Homer 42-0 on Friday night in Mid Alaska Conference play. Houston moves to 2-0 in the league and 3-2… Continue reading

 

Homer’s Frida Renner competes during the varsity girls race of the George Plumley Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, at Palmer High School. (Photo by Jeremiah Bartz/Frontiersman)

Kenai runners lead area at Plumley Invite

West Valley senior Daniel Abromowicz and Chugiak junior Campbell Peterson won the varsity races during the George Plumley Invitational on Saturday at Palmer High School.… Continue reading

Homer’s Frida Renner competes during the varsity girls race of the George Plumley Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, at Palmer High School. (Photo by Jeremiah Bartz/Frontiersman)
Lydia Jacoby of the United States swims in a heat during the women’s 100-meter breaststroke at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Jacoby named to National Team

Seward senior Lydia Jacoby, 17, has been named to the 2021-22 National Team roster by USA Swimming. Jacoby won a gold medal in the 100-meter… Continue reading

Lydia Jacoby of the United States swims in a heat during the women’s 100-meter breaststroke at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
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Results posted for The Gauntlet

The Gauntlet, the season-ending mountain bike event at Tsalteshi Trails, was held Saturday at the trail system just outside of Soldotna. The format of the… Continue reading

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Sports in brief

Football The Sept. 17 junior varsity football game vs. Kenai was canceled. The varsity game was rescheduled for 5 p.m. Upcoming games: 5 p.m. Friday,… Continue reading

Michael, Sarah, Pete, Becky, Will and Margaret take a picture in front of Exit Glacier in Seward on Aug. 21.

Out of the Office: Finally feeling at home

Homer News reporter Sarah Knapp explores Alaska with Tennessee family.

Michael, Sarah, Pete, Becky, Will and Margaret take a picture in front of Exit Glacier in Seward on Aug. 21.

Sports in brief

Football COVID-19 issues with the Seward Seahawks caused the football team to cancel its game last week against Homer. Upcoming games: 7 p.m. Friday, Sept.… Continue reading

Photo by Kat Sorensen 
Fireweed in Seward, Alaska.

Tangled Up in Blue: Hand Dipped

The Lost Lake Run was a long one. I ran over 15 miles, from Primrose to the Bear Creek Fire Station, with just two granola… Continue reading

Photo by Kat Sorensen 
Fireweed in Seward, Alaska.
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Grace runners sweep Homer Invitational

The Grace Christian girls and boys cross-country teams swept the Homer Invitational on Friday at the Lookout Mountain Ski Trails just outside of Homer. On… Continue reading

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A Student Conservation Association team builds traditions around a game of Catan in a tent by Funny River. (Photo by US Fish and Wildlife Service)

Refuge Notebook: Settlers of Catan in the backcountry

By SANJA ZELEN Kenai National Wildlife Refuge It was 10 miles out in the backcountry, just off the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge’s Hansen Horse Trail,… Continue reading

A Student Conservation Association team builds traditions around a game of Catan in a tent by Funny River. (Photo by US Fish and Wildlife Service)
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University of Alaska Anchorage Chancellor Sean Parnell, second from right, announces the reinstatement of the hockey team at a news conference Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, in the hockey locker room in Anchorage, Alaska. From left are Kathie Bethard, Save Seawolf Hockey chairwoman; university athletic director Greg Myford; Parnell; and former hockey player Jim Mayes. Donors, including the NHL’s newest team, raised over $3 million after the program was eliminated.

College hockey returns to Anchorage; Kraken get an assist

ANCHORAGE — Hockey is returning to the University of Alaska Anchorage after donors, including the NHL’s newest team, raised over $3 million after the program… Continue reading

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University of Alaska Anchorage Chancellor Sean Parnell, second from right, announces the reinstatement of the hockey team at a news conference Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, in the hockey locker room in Anchorage, Alaska. From left are Kathie Bethard, Save Seawolf Hockey chairwoman; university athletic director Greg Myford; Parnell; and former hockey player Jim Mayes. Donors, including the NHL’s newest team, raised over $3 million after the program was eliminated.
Seamus McDonough sprints toward the finish during the Colony Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, at Colony High School. McDonough placed eighth. (Photo by Jeremiah Bartz/Frontiersman)

Grace cross-country sweeps Colony Invite

The Grace Christian girls and boys cross-country teams swept the Colony Invitational on Saturday in the Matanuska-Susitna valleys. The Grace girls won with 40 points,… Continue reading

Seamus McDonough sprints toward the finish during the Colony Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, at Colony High School. McDonough placed eighth. (Photo by Jeremiah Bartz/Frontiersman)
Carter Tennison scores a touchdown for the Homer Mariners against Kodiak High School on Saturday, Aug.28. The Mariners won 34-0. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

Sports in brief

Football Upcoming games: 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3: Varsity vs. Seward, Seward High School 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4: Junior Varsity vs. Nikiski, Nikiski High… Continue reading

Carter Tennison scores a touchdown for the Homer Mariners against Kodiak High School on Saturday, Aug.28. The Mariners won 34-0. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
The pump track at Kachemak City Park is now open for use when the park is dry. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

Kachemak City Park pump track open for use

Bikes are pumping at the new Kachemak City Park pump track, located on East End Road. The new recreation area was designed and built by… Continue reading

The pump track at Kachemak City Park is now open for use when the park is dry. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
Carter Tennison scores a touchdown for the Homer Mariners against Kodiak High School on Saturday, Aug.28. The Mariners won 34-0. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

Football roundup: SoHi, Homer secure wins

The Soldotna football team got a big boost from freshmen and sophomores in notching a 35-0 Northern Lights Conference victory at Chugiak on Friday night.… Continue reading

Carter Tennison scores a touchdown for the Homer Mariners against Kodiak High School on Saturday, Aug.28. The Mariners won 34-0. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
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Kenai, Homer volleyball notch wins

The host Kenai Central volleyball team moved to 2-0 in nontournament play with a nonconference sweep of Bethel on Thursday. The Kardinals notched 25-21, 25-11… Continue reading

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Fireweed blooms along the Skyline Trail on Aug. 13, 2021, on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska.

Refuge Notebook: Alaska ‘Super Bloom’: The beauty of regrowth

By SANJA ZELEN Kenai National Wildlife Refuge It was March 16 of 2019 when I first heard of the ecological phenomenon known as a “super… Continue reading

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Fireweed blooms along the Skyline Trail on Aug. 13, 2021, on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska.
The Lost Lake Trail just outside of Seward, Alaska, on Sept. 12, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Inokuma, Fletcher win Lost Lake Run

Palmer’s Meg Inokuma and Anchorage’s Aaron Fletcher picked up victories at the Lost Lake Run on Saturday outside of Seward. The run uses the Lost… Continue reading

The Lost Lake Trail just outside of Seward, Alaska, on Sept. 12, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)