Coaches look ahead at fall sports season

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

Coaches look ahead at fall sports season
Reeling ‘Em In: Try out Nick’s smokin’ salmon brine recipe

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

Reeling ‘Em In: Try out Nick’s smokin’ salmon brine recipe
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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)
Photo provided by Kenai National Wildlife Refuge                                 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
Photo provided by Kenai National Wildlife Refuge                                 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

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

Youth softball program ends season, continues to develop
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)
Out of the Office: COVID camping is about slowing down and relaxing

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

Out of the Office: COVID camping is about slowing down and relaxing
Reeling ‘Em In: Skill level of some fish filletters is surreal

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

Reeling ‘Em In: Skill level of some fish filletters is surreal
Refuge Notebook: Migrations of the Kenai Lowland caribou

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

Refuge Notebook: Migrations of the Kenai Lowland caribou
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)
Homer News file photo                                 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

Homer News file photo                                 Homer High School.
Reeling ‘Em In: Nick offers tips for catching those cohos

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

Reeling ‘Em In: Nick offers tips for catching those cohos
Refuge Notebook: What happened when the ocean warmed

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

Refuge Notebook: What happened when the ocean warmed
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)
Alaska 20.

Alaska 20 sees season end

Alaska 20 saw its season end this past Sunday with a 4-3 loss to Chugiak at the Alliance State Tournament at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage.… Continue reading

Alaska 20.
Reeling ‘Em In: Silvers are still not strong in Fishing Hole

Reeling ‘Em In: Silvers are still not strong in Fishing Hole

While Turk and I were watching the water evaporate at The Fishing Hole early last week, a guy let fly with a rig composed of… Continue reading

Reeling ‘Em In: Silvers are still not strong in Fishing Hole
It pays to Firewise. This structure survived the 2007 Caribou Hills Fire. (Photo provided by Kenai National Wildlife Refuge)

Refuge Notebook: Are you Firewise?

As a young Idaho firefighter, enthusiasm and an eagerness to get dropped off on a remote mountain hillside to “slay the dragon” came in no… Continue reading

It pays to Firewise. This structure survived the 2007 Caribou Hills Fire. (Photo provided by Kenai National Wildlife Refuge)
Refuge Notebook: Battered sallow moth caterpillars come and go

Refuge Notebook: Battered sallow moth caterpillars come and go

In early June, I received multiple accounts of abundant black caterpillars stripping trees and shrubs of foliage around the Marsh Lake Trail off of Skilak… Continue reading

Refuge Notebook: Battered sallow moth caterpillars come and go