Kayak building class keeps ancient Inuit art alive

I gently set my new skin-on-frame sea kayak into the Mariner Slough, and then shoehorned myself into the tight cockpit. As I readied myself, the… Continue reading

Dispatches From the WWOOF Capital of Alaska

Of the 80 or so farms, homesteads, ranches, hatcheries and homestays that make up the Worldwide Workers on Organic Farms, or WWOOF, network in Alaska,… Continue reading

The adventure trail

The idea behind any wilderness bicycling adventure is to ride as much as possible. This often means shifting into the lowest gear and focusing every… Continue reading

New trails complete at Karen Hornaday

As if there weren’t already enough reasons to love Homer’s Karen Hornaday Park, a group of service-minded volunteers just added a few more with several… Continue reading

‘Mud, mud, glorious mud’

“Whoever came up with this idea is a genius!” a young girl proclaimed as she slipped and splashed her way through a pit full of… Continue reading

Learning from the tourists: halibut fishing is a heck of a lot of fun

Every summer we jaded Homerites sometimes scoff at the sport halibut fishermen who head out almost daily (except Wednesdays) on charter boats. “Pukers,” we might… Continue reading

Big bird, big appetite

A bald eagle sits near its nest by the Homer motorhome dump on June 24, 2017, across the Sterling Highway from the Homer Post Office.… Continue reading

Dog jog photos

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Shorebird celebrates 25 years

The 25th annual Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival celebrates its silver anniversary with a look backward to one of the first birders to document the annual… Continue reading

24th Annual Winter King tournament is March 18

The Homer Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the 24th Annual Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament (WKT) on Saturday, March 18. Mark your calendars,… Continue reading

64 species, 10,492 individual birds seen during Homer’s annual Christmas bird count

Forty-two volunteers participated in Homer’s annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count, five watching feeders in their own yard and the others out in the field. The… Continue reading

Seldovia man hauls in monster halibut

To his great surprise and elation, Seldovia resident Dick Wyland caught a 245-pound halibut while fishing with Seldovia Fishing Adventures on July 15 after hooking… Continue reading

Strange fish found in deep waters

Jay Landreville, deckhand on the Arctic Envy of Silver Fox Charters, holds up a wolf-fish a client caught July 12 off Pogibshi Point. The client… Continue reading

Kayak smart and safe this summer

Kayaking, though a popular summer activity in Homer, can prove dangerous if not approached with the proper information and equipment.“Homer has had, I think, two… Continue reading

Synergy Gardens celebrates garlic, local produce

One greenhouse, two high tunnels, three fenced open-air garden plots and three-and-a-half years of work make up Synergy Gardens, a producer of Homer-grown vegetables.Located about… Continue reading

For the Shire! LARP group includes fun for all ages

Every Saturday from 4-7 p.m. in Homer, often at Karen Hornaday Park, brave warriors fight evil lizards, or escort a princess with a flag across… Continue reading

Park users can get free bear-resistant containers

Friends of Kachemak Bay State Park has launched a Bear-Resistant-Food-Container (BRFC) lending program to promote safe and clean camping. These bear-proof food storage containers are… Continue reading

Reeling ’em in: Fishing Hole kings hit or miss; halibut fishing picks up

Correction: This column has been updated to show that fishing is not allowed at Deep Creek. The chinook run at The Fishing Hole has been… Continue reading

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