Reeling ’em in

When fishing starts heating up in the pristine waters of the lower Kenai it’s akin to being in Vegas and rolling consecutive sevens from dusk… Continue reading

Kenai River late-run kings stronger than recent years

A dreary chinook run has plagued the Kenai River for the past few years, but numbers for 2015 shine a somewhat bright light on the… Continue reading

Weather calls for wait-and-see attitude

“... and o, the winds do blow. ...” Cold winds. Single digits for the next five days or so. Who knows?  I have been coaching… Continue reading

Hummingbird, rabbit, snail found in garden — oh my!

So there I am, fussing around in the west garden and I get buzzed by a hummingbird. This is October. Granted, we had a family… Continue reading

Moose hunters’ chances good as season opens

For hunters heading out at the start of the fall moose hunting season this week, as in 2013, the odds of getting a moose should… Continue reading

Adventurer speaks about world journey

British adventurer Sarah Outen speaks at 7 p.m. today at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center about her  “London2London: Via the World” journey. With… Continue reading

Onward to New York

Sarah Outen touches the Seafarers Memorial statue after she and Justine Curgenven landed on the Homer Spit on Aug. 14 after a 1,300-mile kayak journey… Continue reading

Growing season marked by abundance

Yet another oddly gorgeous day. Who needs any more studies on climate change — just ask a gardener.  It started to drizzle while I was… Continue reading

Scientist, author focuses on salmon at Inletkeeper’s annual Splash Bash

Not every scientist starts out a talk playing guitar, but David Montgomery, the speaker at Cook Inletkeeper’s 17th annual Splash Bash on July 31, isn’t… Continue reading

Remember this glorious summer come January

Hold this growing season close to your heart. Treat it like a treasure to be taken from its cache in the depths of January and… Continue reading

Arctica wins 18th annual regatta

Two days of sunshine, but more importantly two days of an accommodating wind on Kachemak Bay drew eight boats out for Saturday’s start of the… Continue reading

Weeds may be ‘medicine at your front door’

What use does a dandelion have besides being a weed in a garden? Does devil’s club really have medicinal qualities? That and many more questions… Continue reading

Breeding Bird Survey conducted by listening to songs

I saw the moon for the first time this summer. Waking up at 2 a.m. brings a new perspective to the seemingly perpetual daylight of… Continue reading

Plants thrive after wildfire

The massive wildfire that recently engulfed a good chunk of the Kenai Peninsula landscape may look like a bleak, uninviting place for some time, but… Continue reading

Church gives park plenty of TLC

This spring Karen Hornaday Park got a lot of love. And not just from young people. Between 40 and 50 volunteers, coordinated through Church on… Continue reading

Volunteers work, learn on Trails Day

Before the Saturday morning bustle had a chance to begin, volunteer teams with the 17th annual Trails Day had already embarked to the Kachemak Bay… Continue reading

Gardening reminder: Make yourself happy

Zounds! It is late Saturday and I have spent the day stuffing every available space in the perennial beds with annuals. I know, don’t plant… Continue reading

Don’t overthink it, just garden

Be prepared to shift your expectations. Anything can happen in March: single digits, a ton of snow, wind. Name it, and be ready. I won’t… Continue reading

Sloppy weather proves mettle of fat bikes

Cold temperatures and wet sand didn’t stop the cyclists at Bishop’s Beach last Friday as they celebrated 2014’s Big Fat Bike Festival.  Whipping their large… Continue reading