Kat Sorensen

Meet the Clarion: Pressman Sean Jones

Sean Jones is on his seventh year and counting with the Peninsula Clarion.

Fishermen took to the mouth of the Kasilof River for opening day of dipnetting, on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in Kasilof, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Tight Lines: weekly fishing report

King salmon fishing continues to be slow on the Kenai River

Fishermen took to the mouth of the Kasilof River for opening day of dipnetting, on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in Kasilof, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
The winning fish in this year’s halibut tournament was reeled in by Guy Minske, left, and weighed 257.8 pounds. (Photo submitted by Seward Chamber of Commerce)

Anchorage man takes home Seward Halibut Tournament win

The fish was caught in early June, which is unusual for the tournament.

The winning fish in this year’s halibut tournament was reeled in by Guy Minske, left, and weighed 257.8 pounds. (Photo submitted by Seward Chamber of Commerce)
A rescued dog is pictured at the Kenai Animal Shelter on Thursday, May 17, 2018. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna, Kenai to consolidate animal shelters

Starting July 1, Soldotna will pay $42,000 to Kenai for the care of 150 animals

A rescued dog is pictured at the Kenai Animal Shelter on Thursday, May 17, 2018. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)
The old windows in Kat Sorensen’s apartment are painted shut from the inside and the outside which can cause some issues on hot, Alaska afternoons. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Tangled up in Blue: Windows

My slanted, attic apartment downtown in Seward has a lot of charming flaws. I have to brush my teeth in my kitchen sink, for one,… Continue reading

The old windows in Kat Sorensen’s apartment are painted shut from the inside and the outside which can cause some issues on hot, Alaska afternoons. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)
Sarah Walters of Seward snags for sockeye salmon in the saltwaters of Resurrection Bay near Seward. Snagging for salmon is only allowed in saltwater. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Tight Lines: Fish and Game timid about king fishing

The use of bait on the late-run king salmon fishery will be prohibited starting July 1

Sarah Walters of Seward snags for sockeye salmon in the saltwaters of Resurrection Bay near Seward. Snagging for salmon is only allowed in saltwater. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Meet the Clarion: Mail room leader Jason Antebi

Antebi just celebrated his fifth year with the Peninsula Clarion

Resurrection Bay is photographed from Seward, Alaska, in March, 2018. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Seward launches birding festival

The event includes art and food vendors, kid activities, birding competitions, talks and boat tours

Resurrection Bay is photographed from Seward, Alaska, in March, 2018. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)
Geoff Grier shows off his catch on Saturday, June 15, 2019 on the Upper Kenai River. (Photo courtesy of Shelby Harris)

Sockeye return continues to impress anglers

The bag limit on the Russian River and Upper Kenai is nine fish per day with 18 fish in possession.

Geoff Grier shows off his catch on Saturday, June 15, 2019 on the Upper Kenai River. (Photo courtesy of Shelby Harris)
Shelby Harris shows off a sockeye caught on the Upper Kenai River on Saturday, June 15, 2019. (Photo submitted by Shelby Harris)

Russian River and Upper Kenai limits increased

As of June 17, 50,641 sockeye have been counted at the Russian River weir for the early sockeye run.

Shelby Harris shows off a sockeye caught on the Upper Kenai River on Saturday, June 15, 2019. (Photo submitted by Shelby Harris)
Peninsula Clarion publisher Jeff Hayden (left) congratulates Greg Harrington on 15 years of work at the newspaper. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Ad salesman Greg Harrington celebrates 15 years at the Clarion

When he’s not working within the community, Greg is enjoying Alaska with his wife and stepdaughter.

Peninsula Clarion publisher Jeff Hayden (left) congratulates Greg Harrington on 15 years of work at the newspaper. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Hallie Bergwall makes a move in a Scrabble game on Thursday at Resurrect Art Coffee House in Seward, Alaska. Bergwall took home the win. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Tangled up in Blue: Just playin’

I learned how to play a new card game. Pinochle, according to Wikipedia, is a trick-taking, Ace-Ten card game played with a 48-card deck originally… Continue reading

Hallie Bergwall makes a move in a Scrabble game on Thursday at Resurrect Art Coffee House in Seward, Alaska. Bergwall took home the win. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)
An angler shows off his early run sockeye on the Kenai River in June 2019 near Kenai, Alaska. (Photo submitted by Jason Foster)

Strong sockeye run moving toward Russian River

“The first run of sockeye is better than I’ve ever seen it.”

An angler shows off his early run sockeye on the Kenai River in June 2019 near Kenai, Alaska. (Photo submitted by Jason Foster)
Kenai Fjords National Park employees and representatives from the Nanwalek tribe cut the ribbon at the newly renovated visitors center on Fourth Avenue. (Photo submitted by NPS Shauna Potocky)

Kenai Fjords celebrates renovated visitor center

Located in the Seward harbor, the visitor center aims to be a hub for visitors and the community

Kenai Fjords National Park employees and representatives from the Nanwalek tribe cut the ribbon at the newly renovated visitors center on Fourth Avenue. (Photo submitted by NPS Shauna Potocky)
Homer News Editor Michael Armstrong, left, is presented with an award from Publisher Jeff Hayden. (Photo provided by the Homer News)

Homer News editor celebrates 20 years

Michael joined the Homer News team in 1999

Homer News Editor Michael Armstrong, left, is presented with an award from Publisher Jeff Hayden. (Photo provided by the Homer News)

Seward runner completes marathon on Mt. Marathon

The mountain goats dotting the face of Mount Marathon had climbing competition last Saturday in Joe Nyholm. The 28-year-old Seward runner spent 18.5 hours straight… Continue reading

Tight Lines: Seward sees start of snagging season

“Fish are coming in thick … People are catching limits daily.”

Circulation Director Randalee Keaton celebrated her 12th year working with the paper in May. (Photo courtesy Randalee Keaton)

Meet the Clarion: Circulation Director Randalee Keaton

“I only have 19 giraffe or giraffe-related items on my desk.”

Circulation Director Randalee Keaton celebrated her 12th year working with the paper in May. (Photo courtesy Randalee Keaton)

Tangled up in Blue: Showing up

The competition is constantly changing, wherever you go. A few weeks ago at the Exit Glacier Race, I came in second during the 5-kilometer race.… Continue reading

King season sees slow holiday start

The Ninilchik River was the best bet for fishing, but was pretty light.