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Refuge notebook: The difference between predicting climate change and its ecological outcomes

The University of Alaska Fairbanks has a great online climate forecasting tool. Simply type in a town, the future decade(s), an emission scenario and voila… Continue reading

Results posted for ABC Life Choices Celebrate Life! 5K Run and Walk

Michael Maloney and Tanis Lorring won the 5-kilometer ABC Life Choices Celebrate Life! 5K Run and Walk on Saturday in Soldotna. Maloney finished in 17… Continue reading

Seward’s Jacoby wins Junior National swim title

Seward swimmer Lydia Jacoby continued her meteoric career arc Tuesday with a championship win at the 2019 Speedo Junior National Championships at Stanford University, California.… Continue reading

Owens, Brennan take 5th in shortened Soggy Bottom Challenge

Sterling’s Tyle Owens, 17, and Soldotna’s Angie Brennan, 45, led Kenai Peninsula riders Saturday in the Soggy Bottom Challenge mountain bike race. The men’s race… Continue reading

Race roundup: Wildlife Resuce Run and Walk; Matanuska Peak Challenge

Patrick Lewis and Kristen Sieminski won the 21st annual Alaska Wildlife Rescue Run and Walk on Saturday in Seward. Lewis finished the 5-kilometer course in… Continue reading

Steffensen goes from collecting Oilers foul balls to hitting them

An excited kid came up to Paul Steffensen after a game this year with one of Steffensen’s foul balls. “I told him that used to… Continue reading

Ostrander named Boise State Female Track Athlete of Year

Recently turned pro runner Allie Ostrander picked up one more award from her illustrious career at Boise State University, picking up the Boise State 2018-19… Continue reading

Crawford, Baeten win Soldotna Cycle Series #5

Mike Crawford took home the victory in the 12-kilometer race Thursday night at race No. 5 of the Soldotna Cycle Series, while Brady Baeten won… Continue reading

Bucs eliminate Oilers from playoffs

The underdog story ended Saturday for the Peninsula Oilers with a 4-0 loss to the Anchorage Bucs at Mulcahy Stadium. After avoiding elimination and forcing… Continue reading

Oilers blow 6-0 lead, drop playoff game 1 to Bucs

The underdog Peninsula Oilers learned another painful lesson as to why the Anchorage Bucs are the top team in the Alaska Baseball League in 2019,… Continue reading

Parks, Youngren take SRS Week 4

Jason Parks put a stop to Bradley Walters’ winning streak Wednesday at the Salmon Run Series, winning the 5-kilometer race at the Tsalteshi Trails in… Continue reading

Refuge notebook: Rethinking nonnative species in a human-driven world

Wow. In the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s 2019-2020 hunting regulations, mule deer and white-tailed deer can now be harvested. These two nonnative species… Continue reading

Out of the office: Taking our time on Tutka Backdoor Trail

“21 miles and 6,000 feet of climb? In four days?” The scene was the lobby of the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center in mid-April, immediately… Continue reading

Oilers ready for ABL playoffs

Now that the Peninsula Oilers have made it to the big show, it’s time for them to shine. The Oilers slipped into the Alaska Baseball… Continue reading

Reeling ‘Em In: Finicky silvers have specific bait requirements, doncha know

It’s time to take a look at the fishing report for the week of July 30 - Aug. 5.

Chinooks help Oilers clinch ABL playoff spot

The Peninsula Oilers officially clinched a playoff spot in the Alaska Baseball League postseason Tuesday night without ever taking the field. The Oilers (15-29) ended… Continue reading

Oilers split doubleheader with Bucs, wait for playoff fate

The Peninsula Oilers finished their regular season Sunday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai by splitting a doubleheader against the Anchorage Bucs. Now, Peninsula… Continue reading

Boise State redshirt junior and Kenai Central graduate Allie Ostrander throws up her arms after winning the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase title Saturday, June 8, 2019, at the Div. I track and field championships in Austin, Texas. (Photo provided by Boise State Athletics)

Ostrander takes 4th at nationals, qualifies for worlds

Allie Ostrander, a 2015 graduate of Kenai Central, qualified for the world track and field championsips in Qatar by taking fourth place in the 3,000-meter… Continue reading

Boise State redshirt junior and Kenai Central graduate Allie Ostrander throws up her arms after winning the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase title Saturday, June 8, 2019, at the Div. I track and field championships in Austin, Texas. (Photo provided by Boise State Athletics)

Race roundup: Cirque Series Alyeska, Moose Nugget Triathlon

Seward’s Erik Johnson and Anchorage’s Julianne Dickerson led mountain runners with Kenai Peninsula ties Sunday at the Cirque Series Alyeska mountain race. Runners can register… Continue reading