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

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

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