What to watch for: a strand of Elodea trying to hitchhike on a boat trailer from Sports Lake to another waterbody on the Kenai Peninsula. (Photo courtesy Kenai National Wildlife Refuge)

Refuge Notebook: Your photo can save salmon on the Kenai Peninsula

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Ann Berg
Pioneer Potluck: Fond memories of bonfires

We would spend all night in the middle of the summer around the bonfire.

Virginia Walters (Courtesy photo)
Life in the Pedestrian Lane: How’d We Get Here?

Our reliance on technology is growing fast as more gadgets take over small jobs.

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                                Ann Berg and her husband, Bob, can be seen in March 1995 during a -17-degree cold snap.
Pioneer Potluck: Not like the old days

A far cry from the days when we could brave freezing tempatures with no power

The two Jims, Part 3: More fun in the finding than in the having

“This is not a gold country, and don’t let anybody kid you.”

Minister’s Message: What is your 2020 plan?

The Bible speaks a lot about making plans.

Kachemak Cuisine: Make tasty oyster dishes with fresh, local seafood

The oysters farmed in Kachemak Bay are some of the best anywhere.

Ann Berg
Pioneer Potluck: Memories of my mom on her birthday

This week’s recipes: banana bread, stir-fried chicken, Mexican fiesta bake, sour cream lemon pie.

It’s a beautiful day

When I’m thinking casual wardrobe, a hooded sweatshirt isn’t the first thing that comes to mind.

Minister’s Message: A new year and new beginnings

Well, here we are again. It is a new year. Perhaps some… Continue reading

Carla Cope and her daughter, Nova, pose next to their paintings at left at the Nov. 8, 2019, opening of the 10x10 show at Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer, Alaska. Nova painted the background elements to the paintings and her mother added to that. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Cope’s ‘Burst’ show sparks light in dark of winter

Cope has been an almost lifelong artist who knew from age 2 she wanted to create.

Nick Varney
Unhinged Alaska: The Neanderthal and the procrastinator

On the eve of Christmas Eve, I received an annual phone call from a great friend.