Kachemak Bay State Park trails report

General announcements Please report problems, complaints or compliments at 907-235-7024 or 907-262-5581. Email: eric.clarke@alaska.gov and jason.okuly@alaska.gov Advisory: Trails in KBSP are rough, with steep grades… Continue reading

 

Iskatel at sea earlier this summer. Last Thursday morning, Aug. 30, 2018, the inflatable catamaran arrived at the Homer, Alaska, harbor after a two-year trip from Lake Baikal, Russia, to Homer, arriving Aug. 26. (Photo provided/Baikal-Alaska Expedition)

Russian catamaran completes 2-year voyage from Siberia to Homer

Adventurers have sailed or paddled before to Homer in boats and kayaks, finishing arduous journeys across thousands of miles. Last week, a pair of Russian… Continue reading

 

Kachemak Bay State Park trails report

General announcements Please contact staff to report problems, or file complaints or compliments at 907-235-7024 or 907-262-5581. Email: eric.clarke@alaska.gov and jason.okuly@alaska.gov Advisory: Trails in KBSP… Continue reading

 

Unhinged Alaska: Slip slidin’ away

Can you feel it yet? There is definitely something different about nature’s pulse and the actions of her minions. It started several weeks back while… Continue reading

Kachemak Bay State Park trails report

General announcements Please contact staff to report problems, or file complaints or compliments at 907-235-7024 or 907-262-5581. Email: eric.clarke@alaska.gov and jason.okuly@alaska.gov Advisory: Trails in KBSP… Continue reading

Kachemak Bay State Park trails report

General announcements Please contact staff to report problems, or file complaints or compliments at 907-235-7024 or 907-262-5581. Email: eric.clarke@alaska.gov and jason.okuly@alaska.gov Advisory: Trails in KBSP… Continue reading

Kachemak Bay State Park trails report

General announcements Please contact staff to report problems, file complaints, or compliments at 907-235-7024 or 907-262-5581. Email: eric.clarke@alaska.gov or jason.okuly@alaska.gov. Advisory: Trails in Kachemak Bay… Continue reading

Kachemak Bay State Park trails report

General announcements Please contact park staff to report problem or file complaints at 907-235-7024 or 907-262-5581. Email eric.clarke@alaska.gov or jason.okuly@alaska.gov. Advisory: Trails in Kachemak Bay… Continue reading

Kachemak Bay State Park trails report

General announcements Please report problems, file complaints, or compliments at 907-235-7024 or 907-262-5581. Email: eric.clarke@alaska.gov and jason.okuly@alaska.gov Advisory: Trails in Kachemak Bay State Park are… Continue reading

Kids let loose with their parents in annual Mud Games

When Homer gets hot, Homerites get muddy. Families turned out by the dozens on Sunday to escape the heat and sun by frolicking in a… Continue reading

Kachemak Bay State Park Trails report

General announcements Please contact Kachemak Bay State Park to report problems and file complaints, or compliments, at 907-235-7024, or 907-262-5581. Email: eric.clarke@alaska.gov and jason.okuly@alaska.gov Advisory:… Continue reading

Chariots of Fur 5K enters third year, benefits Homer Animal Friends

Dogs, and their humans, of all shapes and sizes took to the sand last Saturday for the third annual Chariots of Fur 5K at Mariner… Continue reading

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                                Bevilyn Wright, right, of Dalhart, Texas, stands next to her 194-pound halibut with Capt. Jared Berg, left.

194-pound halibut leads derby

A 194-pound halibut caught by Bevilyn Wright of Dalhart, Texas, leads the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby. Wright caught the barn door while fishing with Capt.… Continue reading

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                                Bevilyn Wright, right, of Dalhart, Texas, stands next to her 194-pound halibut with Capt. Jared Berg, left.

Kachemak Bay State Park trails report

Overall conditions: Majority of trails are very brushy in sub-alpine and trail locations can be hard to follow in alpine areas. Look for chainsaw cuts… Continue reading

A novice competitor prepares to throw a braemar stone during the Kachemak Bay Scottish Highland Games on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Karen Hornaday Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Annual highland games a show of strength and culture

Locals and sassenachs alike descended upon Homer last weekend for the Eighth Annual Kachemak Bay Scottish HighlandGames, and the kilted competitors did not disappoint.

A novice competitor prepares to throw a braemar stone during the Kachemak Bay Scottish Highland Games on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Karen Hornaday Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
From left to right: Leah Evans Cloud, Jonah Cloud, Jeff Dean, Brad Thornburgh and Ranja Dean chat outside the Deans’ home down East End Road before a tour on Friday, July 6, 2018 near Homer, Alaska. The Deans open their farm and art studios to interested visitors. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Local artists open home, farm to tourists

Down the road a piece, nestled in the woods just off East End Road, is a homemaker’s paradise — Jeff and Ranja Dean’s home, farm and art studio.

From left to right: Leah Evans Cloud, Jonah Cloud, Jeff Dean, Brad Thornburgh and Ranja Dean chat outside the Deans’ home down East End Road before a tour on Friday, July 6, 2018 near Homer, Alaska. The Deans open their farm and art studios to interested visitors. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Kachemak Bay State Park Trails Report

General announcements Please report problems, file complaints or compliments at 907-235-7024 or 907-262-5581. Email: eric.clarke@alaska.gov and jason.okuly@alaska.gov. Advisory: Trails in Kachemak Bay State Park are… Continue reading

Butt ugly lingcod make bad pets but great eating

It’s been a few years but last weekend I was asked again what I thought of lingcod and if they are worth the effort. Answer.… Continue reading

Sophie George prepares to mount her bicycle for a trip from Alaska to Argentina with her husband, Chris Haag, on Monday, July 2, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. The pair set off from a yurt they rented on Hidden Way. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Utah couple takes off on two-year cycling tour from Homer to Argentina

There was no big send off, no crowd, no big to-do — just some logistical chit chat and long farewell hugs. With that, Sophie George… Continue reading

Sophie George prepares to mount her bicycle for a trip from Alaska to Argentina with her husband, Chris Haag, on Monday, July 2, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. The pair set off from a yurt they rented on Hidden Way. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Torrin Bartlett tosses the caber (a cardboard tube) during the children’s events in the July 3, 2017 Kachemak Bay Scottish Club Games at Karen Hornaday Park as Dave Brann, left, watches. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Highland Games to keep brining culture to Homer

Kilt up, laddies and lasses. The highland games are upon us. Thanks to the efforts of the Kachemak Bay Scottish Club, the annual Kachemak Bay… Continue reading

Torrin Bartlett tosses the caber (a cardboard tube) during the children’s events in the July 3, 2017 Kachemak Bay Scottish Club Games at Karen Hornaday Park as Dave Brann, left, watches. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)