Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)

Sports in brief

High school sporting events schedule

Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)
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                                Deep fissures cross the summit of Alpine Ridge above Grewingk Lake.

Refuge Notebook: Landslides awakening in our glaciated mountains

‘Across Alaska, climate change is driving retreating glaciers’

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                                Deep fissures cross the summit of Alpine Ridge above Grewingk Lake.
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Nick Varney
Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)

Sports in brief

Upcoming events Community Spit Run: This Spit run will take place at 11 a.m. this Saturday from the park at Bishop’s Beach to the end… Continue reading

Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)

Coaches look ahead at fall sports season

Homer fall sports are forging ahead with their respective seasons, even though there is no clear picture of what those seasons will look like just… Continue reading

Reeling ‘Em In: Try out Nick’s smokin’ salmon brine recipe

I was watching some cool looking, single engine, private jets rocketing out of the airport the other day when I realized they were a nice… Continue reading

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Kachemak Bay State Park trails report

The trails report is provided by Park Specialist Eric Clarke. General information and announcements Please contact park staff to report problems or to file complaints… Continue reading

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                                A Key deer, the smallest member of the deer family.

Refuge Notebook: Fire: The Common Denominator

At first glance, the boreal forest of Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and the pine rocklands of Key Deer National Wildlife Refuge have very little, if… Continue reading

  • Aug 19, 2020
  • By BRIAN PIPPIN Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
  • Outdoors
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                                A Key deer, the smallest member of the deer family.
Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)

Sports in brief

Upcoming events Game and event schedules are subject to change. Football: The Homer Football team will participate in a jamboree at 11 a.m. this Saturday… Continue reading

Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)

Youth softball program ends season, continues to develop

In an abnormal time, a burgeoning youth softball program in Homer grew into some normalcy in its second season this summer. The USA Softball sanctioned… Continue reading

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Kachemak Bay State Park trails report

The trails report is provided by Park Specialist Eric Clarke. General information and announcements Please contact park staff to report problems or to file complaints… Continue reading

Alaska State Parks logo. (Image courtesy Alaska State Parks)

Out of the Office: COVID camping is about slowing down and relaxing

Recreating during a pandemic presents some challenges. Is the great outdoors great enough? How do you social distance on a narrow wilderness trail? How toxic… Continue reading

Reeling ‘Em In: Skill level of some fish filletters is surreal

Last weekend as I was cruising the Homer Spit’s cleaning tables to see what was flopping on the cutting counters, I came across a surreal… Continue reading

Refuge Notebook: Migrations of the Kenai Lowland caribou

Being a seasonal biology technician has its perks. Every summer is a new adventure full of incredible fieldwork, new friends and amazing locations. Much like… Continue reading

Alaska State Parks logo. (Image courtesy Alaska State Parks)

Kachemak Bay State Park trails report

The trails report is provided by Park Specialist Eric Clarke. General information and announcements Please contact park staff to report problems or to file complaints… Continue reading

Alaska State Parks logo. (Image courtesy Alaska State Parks)
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                                Homer High School.

School district staff continue to plan for fall sports

While schedules and the reality of what fall sports will look like in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has yet to take shape,… Continue reading

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                                Homer High School.

Reeling ‘Em In: Nick offers tips for catching those cohos

I’m still receiving complaints that the smug silvers are continuing to drive some of you nuts at the Fishing Hole. Remember they are fish and… Continue reading

Refuge Notebook: What happened when the ocean warmed

The 2014 to 2016 marine heatwave, or “the blob,” in the Gulf of Alaska was connected to one of the largest known seabird die-offs globally.… Continue reading

Alaska State Parks logo. (Image courtesy Alaska State Parks)

Kachemak Bay State Park trails report

The trails report is provided by Park Specialist Eric Clarke. General information and announcements Please contact park staff to report problems or to file complaints… Continue reading

Alaska State Parks logo. (Image courtesy Alaska State Parks)
Eve Brau, Ivy Bloom, Maggie LaRue, Kenneth Schneider, Mary Bowe, Flynn Bloom, Elsie Smith, Hannah LaRue, Ryan Eckert, Melanie Fay, Tommy Bowe, Joe Ravin, Douglas Dean, Michael Swoboda, Jordan Raymond and James Reid celebrate their victory as the winners of the Homer Softball League’s championship tournament the weekend of July 25-26, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Heath Smith)

Nadpoles win Homer Softball League championship tourney

The Nadpoles team came away victorious this past weekend as the winners of the Homer Softball League’s championship tournament. “Homer softball lore is rarely shared… Continue reading

Eve Brau, Ivy Bloom, Maggie LaRue, Kenneth Schneider, Mary Bowe, Flynn Bloom, Elsie Smith, Hannah LaRue, Ryan Eckert, Melanie Fay, Tommy Bowe, Joe Ravin, Douglas Dean, Michael Swoboda, Jordan Raymond and James Reid celebrate their victory as the winners of the Homer Softball League’s championship tournament the weekend of July 25-26, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Heath Smith)