Sports

Konrath-Bera, McDonough triumph at Res Pass

Jacob Konrath-Bera, Laura McDonough, Chad Trammell and Meg Inokuma took titles at the Resurrection Pass Ultras on Saturday. Konrath-Bera won the 100-miler in 23 hours,… Continue reading

 

Runners take off at the start of the Salmon Run Series in Soldotna, Alaska, on July 8, 2020. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Salmon Run Series wraps up

The Salmon Run Series completed its fifth and final race of the summer this week. The series went to a virtual format after the second… Continue reading

 

Reece Tousignant, 15, of Green Bay, Wisconsin, poses with a pink salmon he caught on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, at the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon in Homer, Alsaka. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Reeling ‘Em In: Nick offers tips for catching those cohos

I’m still receiving complaints that the smug silvers are continuing to drive some of you nuts at the Fishing Hole. Remember, they are fish and… Continue reading

 

Refuge Notebook: Migrations of the Kenai Lowland caribou

Being a seasonal biology technician has its perks. Every summer is a new adventure full of incredible fieldwork, new friends and amazing locations. Much like… Continue reading

The author is seen here in July pleasantly enjoying a mountaintop in Denali National Park, with no training in mind. (Photo courtesy of Gillian Braver)

Tangled Up in Blue: Pandemic Priorities

I had a lot of goals at the start of this year. I was well on my way to not using a single, single-use coffee… Continue reading

The author is seen here in July pleasantly enjoying a mountaintop in Denali National Park, with no training in mind. (Photo courtesy of Gillian Braver)

Kenai Watershed Forum holds golf event

The Kenai Watershed Forum held its first golf outing Saturday at Kenai Golf Course. The Kenai Golf Course team of Doug Jung, Gordon Griffin, Tom… Continue reading

Runners take off at the start of the Salmon Run Series in Soldotna, Alaska, on July 8, 2020. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Salmon Run Series enters final week

The Salmon Run Series, which was moved to a virtual race series after the second week, is entering the fifth and final week. Details of… Continue reading

Runners take off at the start of the Salmon Run Series in Soldotna, Alaska, on July 8, 2020. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Fishermen try to catch silver and pink salmon on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at the mouth of Resurrection Creek in Hope, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Reeling ‘Em In: Silvers are still not strong in Fishing Hole

While Turk and I were watching the water evaporate at The Fishing Hole early last week, a guy let fly with a rig composed of… Continue reading

Fishermen try to catch silver and pink salmon on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at the mouth of Resurrection Creek in Hope, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Refuge Notebook: What happened when the ocean warmed

The 2014 to 2016 marine heatwave, or “the blob,” in the Gulf of Alaska was connected to one of the largest known seabird die-offs globally.… Continue reading

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Alaska 20 sees season end

Alaska 20 saw its season end Sunday with a 4-3 loss to Chugiak at the Alliance State Tournament at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage. Alaska 20… Continue reading

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Alaska 20 drops first 2 games at state

Alaska 20, the No. 7 seed, got off to a rough start Friday and Saturday at the Alliance State Tournament at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage.… Continue reading

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Alaska 20 set for state

Three members of Alaska 20 were part of a dramatic game between the American Division All-Stars and Legion Legends on Wednesday. The Legion Legends held… Continue reading

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Nick Varney

Reeling ‘Em In: Silvers not coming easily in lagoon

I have found myself challenged by a perplexing conundrum brought to my attention by some exceptionally annoyed piscatorians haunting the fishing lagoon in search of… Continue reading

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Turnagain Arm, as seen from Mount Alyeska in Girdwood, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Tangled Up in Blue: Short and sweet

I went on a little vacation. It was nothing too involved, and how could it have been? While we traverse the unknown world of a… Continue reading

Turnagain Arm, as seen from Mount Alyeska in Girdwood, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
It pays to Firewise. This structure survived the 2007 Caribou Hills Fire. (Photo provided by Kenai National Wildlife Refuge)

Refuge Notebook: Are you Firewise?

As a young Idaho firefighter, enthusiasm and an eagerness to get dropped off on a remote mountain hillside to “slay the dragon” came in no… Continue reading

It pays to Firewise. This structure survived the 2007 Caribou Hills Fire. (Photo provided by Kenai National Wildlife Refuge)
Kenai River Brown Bears head coach Kevin Murdock.

Brown Bears coach Murdock happy with draft

Despite getting relatively few chances to scout players in person, Kenai River Brown Bears head coach Kevin Murdock said he was pleased with the way… Continue reading

Kenai River Brown Bears head coach Kevin Murdock.
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Alaska 20 qualifies for state

Alaska 20 has qualified for the Alliance Baseball League State Tournament. Alaska 20, which put up a 5-5 record in league play, secured the No.… Continue reading

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Cowan, Kaiser team to win All Alaskan Skins Game

Zac Cowan, co-owner of Birch Ridge Golf Course, and Brandon Kaiser won $1,700 of the $2,000 pot to win the 2020 All Alaskan Skins Game… Continue reading

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Alaska 20 swept by South Open

Alaska 20 finished up its regular season with 6-4 and 13-1 losses to South’s Open team Friday at the Soldotna Little League fields. Both the… Continue reading

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Out of the Office: There and back again

In a recent display of tenacity, mediocre coordination skills and a deep love for the outdoors, some friends and I strapped on our packs for… Continue reading