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Michael Schallock. (Photo provided)

Point of View: Understanding daylight saving time in Alaska

It would be healthiest if Alaska adjusted our clocks back two hours this fall

Michael Schallock. (Photo provided)
Salisbury steak, a classic of American cuisine, is served with mushrooms and broccoli. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

On the strawberry patch: The forgiving art of food

Salisbury steak painted in a new light

Salisbury steak, a classic of American cuisine, is served with mushrooms and broccoli. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Nick Varney

Unhinged Alaska: Here we go again …

If memory serves, the years leading up to 2008 inflation had quite a run

Nick Varney
Kenai Central's Malerie Nunn fights for the ball against Valdez defender Kylie Gilbert during the Class 3A girls basketball fourth-place semifinals at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, Alaska, on Thursday, March 24, 2022. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)

Kards end season with overtime loss at state

The Kenai Central girls fell to Valdez 49-44 in overtime at the Class 3A state basketball fourth-place semifinals at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage… Continue reading

Kenai Central's Malerie Nunn fights for the ball against Valdez defender Kylie Gilbert during the Class 3A girls basketball fourth-place semifinals at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, Alaska, on Thursday, March 24, 2022. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)
Some heart shaped rocks appear as bands of quartz. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Finding heart rocks

Like love, heart rocks appear when you’re not looking for them.

Some heart shaped rocks appear as bands of quartz. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Kris Inman speaks to a young girl, age 7, who hopes to be a veterinarian at the #IfThenSheCan-The Exhibit showcasing the Smithsonian Institute Womenճ Future Month. (Photo by Kim Spectre)

Seeing STEM: Science career ambassador in a national spotlight

What do you want to be when you grow up … Do you remember the first time you heard that question? What was your answer… Continue reading

Kris Inman speaks to a young girl, age 7, who hopes to be a veterinarian at the #IfThenSheCan-The Exhibit showcasing the Smithsonian Institute Womenճ Future Month. (Photo by Kim Spectre)
Homer's Carter Tennison takes a shot against Barrow's Uata Tuifua during the Class 3A boys basketball fourth-place semifinals at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, Alaska, on Thursday, March 24, 2022. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)

Barrow knocks Homer out of state basketball

The Homer boys basketball squad dropped their Class 3A state fourth-place semifinal game 55-46 against Barrow at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage on Thursday… Continue reading

Homer's Carter Tennison takes a shot against Barrow's Uata Tuifua during the Class 3A boys basketball fourth-place semifinals at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, Alaska, on Thursday, March 24, 2022. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)
A copy of “I am Malala” is seen on Saturday, March 19, 2022, near Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Off the Shelf: Taking back the pen

Malala Yousafzi writes of the struggle for education in Afghanistan

A copy of “I am Malala” is seen on Saturday, March 19, 2022, near Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Isabella Valenzuela prepares for the Forever Dance company showcase “Among Dreams” during a rehearsal on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium in Kenai, Alaska. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)

A dreamland for dancers

Forever Dance showcase ‘Among Dreams’ opens

Isabella Valenzuela prepares for the Forever Dance company showcase “Among Dreams” during a rehearsal on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium in Kenai, Alaska. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)
Bunnell Street Arts Center visiting artist-in-residence Berith Stennabb poses next to one of her pieces, "Anomicholistic ar.35." (Photo by Sean McDermott)

Connected threads: A Swedish and Alaska artist exchange

Stennabb is in Homer as part of a two-month-long artist in residency exchange with the Konstmuseet, Skövde Kulturhus in Sweden

Bunnell Street Arts Center visiting artist-in-residence Berith Stennabb poses next to one of her pieces, "Anomicholistic ar.35." (Photo by Sean McDermott)
Garbanzo beans and beets are topped with feta to provide a colorful dip for springtime crudité. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

Brighten up breakup

The vibrancy of beet hummus brings color to a gray season

Garbanzo beans and beets are topped with feta to provide a colorful dip for springtime crudité. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
A “Vote Here” sign is seen at the City of Kenai building on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Kenai, Alaska. (File)

Voices of the Peninsula: Let’s talk about why we vote

Democracy can hang by a thread and some political analysts write that today in the U.S. it may be shredding

A “Vote Here” sign is seen at the City of Kenai building on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Kenai, Alaska. (File)
The view from the van on Sunday, March 13, 2022. (Ashlyn O'Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Out of the Office: Of cars and cliches

It’s cliche to say that the journey is more important than the destination. Sometimes that looks like rerouting how you end up at the destination,… Continue reading

The view from the van on Sunday, March 13, 2022. (Ashlyn O'Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
The use of birding apps and iPhones to play songs has become a popular way to locate target species. (Photo by L. Eskelin/USFWS)

Refuge Notebook: Play that song one more time

Imagine hearing unrecognized voices in your backyard. Immediately, your heart rate shoots up, and you begin planning on whether to call 911 or go out… Continue reading

The use of birding apps and iPhones to play songs has become a popular way to locate target species. (Photo by L. Eskelin/USFWS)
“Selected Works and Sketches by Gaye Wolfe,” showing at the Homer Council on the Arts through March, includes these two paintings by Wolfe: a painting of a wildfire, right, and then a self-portrait of Wolfe, left, creating the painting. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Arts council shows eclectic collection of late artist

Gaye Wolfe estate donated vast collection of works to arts council.

“Selected Works and Sketches by Gaye Wolfe,” showing at the Homer Council on the Arts through March, includes these two paintings by Wolfe: a painting of a wildfire, right, and then a self-portrait of Wolfe, left, creating the painting. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Florence Given’s “Women Don’t Owe You Pretty” is a modern take on feminism and a reflection on the many ways patriarchy is still present in the lives of Generation Z’s young women. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)

Off the Shelf: ‘Women Don’t Owe You Pretty,’ a modern take on Generation Z feminism

The informal guidebook-style text explores many themes within feminism’s realm

Florence Given’s “Women Don’t Owe You Pretty” is a modern take on feminism and a reflection on the many ways patriarchy is still present in the lives of Generation Z’s young women. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)
Origami cranes are folded to symbolize peace in Ukraine. (Photo provided by the Kenai Art Center)

Folding for peace

Community event will create paper cranes for Ukraine

Origami cranes are folded to symbolize peace in Ukraine. (Photo provided by the Kenai Art Center)
These strawberry grain bars with zero processed sugar and a few nutrient-rich ingredients provide a healthy snack. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

On the strawberry patch: Baked goodness

Homemade grain bars with sugar-free jam offer a tasty snack for the pickiest of eaters

These strawberry grain bars with zero processed sugar and a few nutrient-rich ingredients provide a healthy snack. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Doug Vincent-Lang is commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. (Courtesy Photo)

What is the state doing to address bycatch?

Gov. Mike Dunleavy has established the Alaska Bycatch Review Task Force

Doug Vincent-Lang is commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. (Courtesy Photo)
Chester LeRoy Oughton was in his mid-60s and still serving a life sentence for first-degree murder in Alaska when these photos were taken at McNeil Island federal penitentiary in Washington in 1972. (Image courtesy of the National Archives in San Francisco)

The Seward jailbreak of 1952 — Part 2

Prisoners Frank Charles Oliver and Chester LeRoy Oughton had been foiled in their attempt to reach the central Kenai Peninsula

Chester LeRoy Oughton was in his mid-60s and still serving a life sentence for first-degree murder in Alaska when these photos were taken at McNeil Island federal penitentiary in Washington in 1972. (Image courtesy of the National Archives in San Francisco)