Gardening season begins in earnest

February. The days are certainly noticeably longer. The weather certainly noticeably strange. Winter started three weeks ago. Does this mean that it will last until… Continue reading

Fatbike Homer: Big Fat Bike Festival is Feb. 21-23

For more than 100 years people have been doing amazing things with bicycles, in Alaska. In 1898 a handful of hardy souls rode over 1,000… Continue reading

Pigs, parade back for ’13 Ninilchik fair

The Ninilchik fairgrounds was home to two days of rodeo excitement in July. Last weekend it was the site of Salmonstock, a three-day celebration of… Continue reading

Dipnetting goes 24/7 on Kenai River

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game Monday announced the extension of Kenai River personal-use dipnet fishing to 24 hours per day through the end… Continue reading

Area shooters medal during black powder event held July 10-14

Four Anchor Point shooters and one Nikolaevsk shooter competed at the Alaska State Territorial Shoot July 10-14. Four of the participants earned gold, silver and… Continue reading

Dipnetters not allowed to keep kings

Dipnetters participating in the personal-use fishery at the mouth of the Kenai River are prohibited from retaining king salmon. The fishery opened July 10. Due… Continue reading

Rain can’t dampen rodeo excitement

One minute, Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds’ bleachers were empty and water-soaked clouds hovered above the rodeo arena. Within minutes, a much larger crowd had taken their… Continue reading

Morning Star wins regatta

Claiming first place for the first time in the Homer Yacht Club’s annual regatta was Capt. Ron Downing of Homer and his 28-foot Bristol Channel… Continue reading

Annual Homer Spit Run

The deadline to register online for the annual “10K to the Bay” Spit Run has passed, but registration can still be done before the event… Continue reading

Two-day regatta marks 17th year

In Homer’s version of the America’s Cup, the Homer Yacht Club-Land’s End Regatta is this weekend, with boats of all lengths, captains of varied experience… Continue reading

Homer kids discover nature, themselves on grand adventure

Few Homer and Anchor Point youth have been charged by a brown bear, but that’s something 12 middle and high school Girl Scouts recently experienced… Continue reading

Horse Expo returns to peninsula for second year

The Great Alaska Horse Expo, begun last summer by former Anchor Point resident Allison Trimble, is making a return appearance at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds… Continue reading

Horse Camp teaches campers life lessons

More than 30 years ago, at the urging of Carrol Martin, Shirley (Schollenberg) Cox began Horse Camp. Shirley was terrified. She had no children of… Continue reading

Dog survives 4 days in overturned river boat

FAIRBANKS — A 30-pound dog reportedly survived a harrowing flip of a boat in an Alaska river and then a four-day ordeal without food as… Continue reading

$500 reward offered in cow moose poaching; orphaned calf now at zoo

A hunters organization has put up a $500 reward leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person who killed a cow moose on East… Continue reading

New trail marks end of year at WHES

No more pencils, no more books. Students at West Homer Elementary School spent the end of the academic year putting aside those implements of learning… Continue reading

Biologist: Make a bear plan

Sometime during the night on May 19, likely when he was watching “The Voice” at a loud volume in his home, a brown bear tore… Continue reading

Homer Yacht Club launches racing season

In spite of less than perfect weather — fresh snow, wind and choppy water on Kachemak Bay — four captains, crews and sailboats crossed the… Continue reading

Track-field day for kids 9-14 slated for Saturday

Need to jump, throw or run off some out-of-school, summer energy? Sign up for this Saturday’s Hershey’s Track and Field Games for boys and girls,… Continue reading