Reeling ‘Em In: Silvers not coming easily in lagoon

Reeling ‘Em In: Silvers not coming easily in lagoon

I have found myself challenged by a perplexing conundrum brought to my attention by some exceptionally annoyed piscatorians haunting the fishing lagoon in search of… Continue reading

Reeling ‘Em In: Silvers not coming easily in lagoon
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)
Alaska 20.

Alaska 20 qualifies for state

Alaska 20, which has a number of Homer players including recent Homer High graduate Mose Hayes, has qualified for the Alliance Baseball League State Tournament.… Continue reading

Alaska 20.
Out of the Office: There and back again

Out of the Office: There and back again

In a recent display of tenacity, mediocre coordination skills and a deep love for the outdoors, some friends and I strapped on our packs for… Continue reading

Out of the Office: There and back again
Reeling ‘Em In: Dolly Varden fishing opening up; silvers sneaking in

Reeling ‘Em In: Dolly Varden fishing opening up; silvers sneaking in

The staff at the Reeling ‘Em In headquarters has been diligently sifting through a myriad of cyber correspondence from fisherpersonage bemoaning the fact that they… Continue reading

Reeling ‘Em In: Dolly Varden fishing opening up; silvers sneaking in
Alaska 20.

Alaska 20 splits league games in Anchorage

Now, Alaska 20 plays the waiting game. The local nine finished up its Alliance Baseball League schedule Tuesday in Anchorage, defeating Juneau 3-2 and losing… Continue reading

Alaska 20.
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)
Photo provided by Kenai National Wildlife Refuge                                 Huge sweeping vistas of inspiration are a guarantee for refuge visitors during these uncertain times.

Refuge Notebook: This land is your land, this land is my land

Bucket list! Once-in-a-lifetime! Saved up for years! Not enough time to see it all! Dream destination! I hear these exclamations at the refuge’s visitor center… Continue reading

Photo provided by Kenai National Wildlife Refuge                                 Huge sweeping vistas of inspiration are a guarantee for refuge visitors during these uncertain times.
Along the shores of Resurrection Bay is a good place to read a good book. (Photo by Kat Sorensen)

Tangled Up in Blue: Dog-eared

I never used bookmarks when I was growing up. I devoured books, both with my avid reading and my pervasive habit of marking all the… Continue reading

Along the shores of Resurrection Bay is a good place to read a good book. (Photo by Kat Sorensen)
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

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)
Ninilchik Rodeo returns to its roots over July Fourth weekend

Ninilchik Rodeo returns to its roots over July Fourth weekend

The annual Ninilchik Rodeo, held every July Fourth weekend, celebrated 60 years this past weekend under blue skies and soaring temperatures at the Kenai Peninsula… Continue reading

Ninilchik Rodeo returns to its roots over July Fourth weekend
Nick Varney

Reeling ‘Em In: Kings still around at fishing hole while silvers not yet here

The weather was phenomenal over the Fourth of July weekend. Visitors, as well as locals, seemed to enjoy barbecuing themselves along with the goodies they… Continue reading

Nick Varney
In addition to hiking trails, the Kenai National Wildlife trail crew maintains canoe trails in the Swanson and Swan canoe trail routes as well as the Swanson River. (Photo by Kasey Renfro/Kenai National Wildlife Refuge)

Refuge Notebook: Rains, rocks and trail work on the Swanson River

Rain pounded against the windshield, encouraging a creeping melancholy as I drove myself and a volunteer north on the Sterling Highway toward Swanson River Road.… Continue reading

In addition to hiking trails, the Kenai National Wildlife trail crew maintains canoe trails in the Swanson and Swan canoe trail routes as well as the Swanson River. (Photo by Kasey Renfro/Kenai National Wildlife Refuge)
The view from Slaughter Gulch trail on June 20, 2020 in Cooper Landing, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Out of the Office: Life on the Edge

Are you a planner? An organizer? A list-maker? I’m not. I love not knowing what tomorrow will bring, and when it comes to taking a… Continue reading

The view from Slaughter Gulch trail on June 20, 2020 in Cooper Landing, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
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)
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)
Reeling ‘Em In: Fishing Hole snagarama ends today

Reeling ‘Em In: Fishing Hole snagarama ends today

The Spit’s Fishing Hole has been sort of drag lately. In fact, things became so grim that the lagoon’s mayor, Tom, gave up the ghost… Continue reading

Reeling ‘Em In: Fishing Hole snagarama ends today
Yearling brown bear cubs near the Russian River Ferry recently. (Photo by Matt Conner/Kenai National Wildlife Refuge)

Refuge Notebook: Tales of a federal wildlife officer — Brown bears at Russian River

The opening of this year’s sockeye fishery at the Kenai/Russian River confluence brought reports of two yearling brown bear cubs making regular appearances along the… Continue reading

Yearling brown bear cubs near the Russian River Ferry recently. (Photo by Matt Conner/Kenai National Wildlife Refuge)
The view of Seward, Alaska from the top of Mt. Marathon was a cloudy one on Thursday, June 18, 2020. (Photo by Kat Sorensen)

Tangled Up in Blue: Shifting clouds

Every cloudy day is different. On a bluebird day, from the window above my bed to the shores of Resurrection Bay, the view is the… Continue reading

The view of Seward, Alaska from the top of Mt. Marathon was a cloudy one on Thursday, June 18, 2020. (Photo by Kat Sorensen)
Activities return to district facilities

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

Activities return to district facilities