Nick Varney

Unhinged Alaska: The conundrum

My fishing buds religiously turn on the guy who gets a bite and misses it or, dare I say, loses it.

  • Jun 15, 2019
Nick Varney
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)

Minister’s Message: Cleansing our lives

Is our life honoring to God’s holiness, or are we sullying God’s holiness?

  • Jun 13, 2019

Reeling ‘Em In: Blackmouths getting bigger at Fishin’ Hole

Things are much better this season compared to the last go around

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Pioneer Potluck: Measuring distance in Alaska and hosting summer potlatches

Smoke salmon cream cheese dip, salmon pot pie, salmon salad, broccoli bacon salad

  • Jun 11, 2019
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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)

Life in the Pedestrian Lane: Future generations might not be so bad after all

I am taking another long look at the Millennials

  • Jun 8, 2019
Savanna Bradley, Pratt Museum collections manager, stands in the newly remodeled collections area on May 28, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. Some reorganization is ongoing, but when done, where she’s standing will be a space for community meetings and talks. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Pratt reopens with more accessibility

“Accessibility and collections care were the main priorities — and visitor experience”

Savanna Bradley, Pratt Museum collections manager, stands in the newly remodeled collections area on May 28, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. Some reorganization is ongoing, but when done, where she’s standing will be a space for community meetings and talks. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Pioneer Potluck: About summer, sunshine and long, long Alaska Days

Recipes: Mexican crab enchiladas, crab-stuffed mushrooms, crab-stuffed chili relleno casserole

  • Jun 4, 2019

Class of 2019, it’s time to tell your own stories

As much as they’ve grown up and matured, they’re still the same kids at heart that I’ve always known.

  • Jun 1, 2019
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)

Minister’s Message: The call to ministry

I knew it was going to be difficult, but if it wasn’t impossible then I would keep going.

  • May 30, 2019

Pioneer Potluck: Growing up in the ’40s and ’50s

Susan’s crab cakes, Susan’s halibut a la Fairbanks, Jalapeno-stuffed smoked crab, hot seafood salad

  • May 28, 2019
Kevin Calhoun passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2019.

A heartfelt thanks for helping in my time of need

I can never thank you enough for making the hardest day of my life a little bit easier.

  • May 25, 2019
Kevin Calhoun passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2019.
The cast of “An Ideal Husband” pose for a photo during a rehearsal on May 19, 2019, at Pier One Theatre in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Pier One season opens with Wilde play

First performed in 1893, ‘An Ideal Husband’ takes place at a London dinner party.

The cast of “An Ideal Husband” pose for a photo during a rehearsal on May 19, 2019, at Pier One Theatre in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)
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Pioneer Potluck: About bears and more bears

Mexicali goulash, Mexican hot dish, Southwestern potato pepper jack cheese soup, Mexican moose steak

  • May 21, 2019
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Advertising Account Executive Beth Ulrickson is the go-to person at the Peninsula Clarion. (Photo courtesy Beth Ulrickson)

Meet the Clarion: Ad Executive Beth Ulrickson

“I love to know things, and to do a variety of jobs to keep my mind busy”

Advertising Account Executive Beth Ulrickson is the go-to person at the Peninsula Clarion. (Photo courtesy Beth Ulrickson)
Sandhill cranes feed in Beluga Slough on May 11, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Unhinged Alaska: To tweet or not to tweet

The annual Shorebird Festival in Homer is now over so the guests of honor should arrive any day now. The expected migratory pulse of feather… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2019
Sandhill cranes feed in Beluga Slough on May 11, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Pioneer Potluck: About the advancement of the telephone

This week: Quick topping for vanilla ice cream, Mexicalli-chicken Pot Pie, Bob’s spaghetti sauce

  • May 14, 2019