Sports

Graduate student Sue Ives used this portable acrylic chamber with an infrared gas analyzer to measure carbon flow in a peatland on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. (Photo provided by the refuge)

Refuge notebook: Healthy peatlands store carbon and help salmon

After this last summer’s lightning, fires and long drought, it should be obvious that our local climate is becoming warmer and drier than longtime residents… Continue reading

Graduate student Sue Ives used this portable acrylic chamber with an infrared gas analyzer to measure carbon flow in a peatland on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. (Photo provided by the refuge)
A brave volunteer dressed up in a bat costume to help peers visualize the anatomy of a bat resulted in an unusual question. (Photo provided by Kenai National Wildlife Refuge)

Refuge notebook: No silly questions

“Why don’t bats get dizzy from hanging upside down?” A second grade student at Tustumena Elementary School posed this excellent question to me. I stood… Continue reading

A brave volunteer dressed up in a bat costume to help peers visualize the anatomy of a bat resulted in an unusual question. (Photo provided by Kenai National Wildlife Refuge)

Refuge notebook: Swan Lake Fire Story Map

The Swan Lake Fire was reported at 6:52 p.m. on June 5. Over the next 145 days, more than than 3,000 firefighters and support personnel… Continue reading

  • Dec 3, 2019
This adult male Bobolink was singing and displaying in a distant field near Homer, Alaska. With the aid of a 500mm lens, astute birders documented the first occurrence of this species on the Kenai Peninsula. (Photo by Sarah Dzielski)

Refuge Notebook: The Future of the Bobolink

June 23, 2019 started as almost every other day this summer. Hot, dry weather dominated from Hope to Seldovia. It was, however, unique in the… Continue reading

This adult male Bobolink was singing and displaying in a distant field near Homer, Alaska. With the aid of a 500mm lens, astute birders documented the first occurrence of this species on the Kenai Peninsula. (Photo by Sarah Dzielski)

Cooper opens biathlon season in Sweden

Kenai’s Travis Cooper opened up the 2019-20 World Cup biathlon season with a 108th-place finish Sunday in Oestersund, Sweden. Johannes Thingnes Boe of Norway won… Continue reading

Brown Bears’ 10-game win streak snapped by Magicians

Whether it was the tryptophan from Thanksgiving Day turkey or the pressure of maintaining a win streak, the Kenai River Brown Bears couldn’t find the… Continue reading

Next level: Former Nikiski grad to play Div. I soccer College Cup

Nikiski’s Rachel Johnson (formerly Thompson) took another step in her soccer career as a collegiate goaltender after being announced to the College Cup team roster… Continue reading

Next level: Ninilchik’s White leads Treasure Valley CC to win

Ninilchik’s Austin White is already making an impact for his new college hoops team, Treasure Valley Community College, as a starting player. White was instrumental… Continue reading

The field of runners make their way down the Unity Trail early on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, at the Turkey Trot in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Runners tackle sloppy conditions at Turkey Trot

Slushy pathways and icy roads couldn’t dampen the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday for the 91 runners that turned out for the annual Turkey Trot… Continue reading

The field of runners make their way down the Unity Trail early on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, at the Turkey Trot in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai River Brown Bears forward Theo Thrun brings the puck up the ice on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, against the Minnesota Magicians at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Streaking Brown Bears head into series vs. Magicians

The red-hot Kenai River Brown Bears open a two-game weekend series at home against the Minnesota Magicians, with the puck dropping Friday and Saturday at… Continue reading

Kenai River Brown Bears forward Theo Thrun brings the puck up the ice on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, against the Minnesota Magicians at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Helgeson finds right fit with resurgent Brown Bears

When Anchorage’s Max Helgeson walked into the Kenai River Brown Bears main training camp in August as a free agent in the North American Hockey… Continue reading

Tangled Up In Blue: Running Through a Refuge

The Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge isn’t quiet. When I ran through the Kenai Wildlife Refuge in November, the only thing I heard was crunching… Continue reading

SoHi takes down slimmed-down Homer in dual meet

A handful of forfeits on the part of the Homer Mariners helped the Soldotna wrestling team to victory Wednesday during a dual meet between the… Continue reading

Brown Bears promote Hedlund to GM role

The Kenai River Brown Bears announced the promotion of Chris Hedlund to General Manager in a press release Wednesday. Hedlund will take over the GM… Continue reading

Pigskin Pick ‘Em: Plentiful reasons to be thankful, even amid poor season

A slew of near misses in the NFL’s 12th week has dropped our season total to 75-93 against the spread. With only five weeks left… Continue reading

Bears’ Pavlisin gets Midwest Division Star of Week

Kenai River Brown Bears goaltender Landon Pavlisin was named the Bauer Midwest Division Star of the Week on Monday by the North American Hockey League.… Continue reading

Boonstra, Youngren, Dahl take Freezer Food Series run

The running portion of the Freezer Food Series at Tsalteshi Trails wrapped up with a 7-kilometer ice run Sunday. The win went to Todd Boonstra… Continue reading

Area swimmers do well at Turkey Time Invitational

The Turkey Time Invitational youth swim meet was held Friday and Saturday in Homer. Winners from Kenai Peninsula clubs follow: Girls 15 and over 200-yard… Continue reading

Brown Bears sweep Ice Dogs, win 10th straight

The Kenai River Brown Bears kept the good vibes rolling Saturday night with a 4-3 shootout victory over the Fairbanks Ice Dogs, capping a three-game… Continue reading

SoHi commands round of wrestling duals over peninsula rivals

The Soldotna wrestling team went 3-0 Friday in a round of dual meets at Soldotna High School, beating Kenai Central, Nikiski and Homer. The Stars… Continue reading