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Volunteer campground hosts meet with Refuge Rangers at Hidden Lake Campground. (Photo by Berkley Bedell/USFWS)

Refuge Notebook: How campers make good neighbors

There’s just something about dinner roasted over an open fire (maybe a s’more or two for dessert), birds singing and kids playing games that don’t… Continue reading

Volunteer campground hosts meet with Refuge Rangers at Hidden Lake Campground. (Photo by Berkley Bedell/USFWS)
Kenai River Brown Bears forward Max Helgeson chases the puck along the boards against the Fairbanks Ice Dogs on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Brown Bears select 8 in draft

Staff report The Kenai River Brown Bears selected eight players in the North American Hockey League Entry Draft held Wednesday. By drafting the player, the… Continue reading

Kenai River Brown Bears forward Max Helgeson chases the puck along the boards against the Fairbanks Ice Dogs on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Oilers starting pitcher Luke Yacinich delivers home during the team's home game against the Chugiak Chinooks at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. (Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion)

Oilers invoke run rule on Chinooks

The Peninsula Oilers cruised past the Chugiak Chinooks 12-2 on Wednesday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, invoking the mercy rule after seven innings.… Continue reading

Oilers starting pitcher Luke Yacinich delivers home during the team's home game against the Chugiak Chinooks at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. (Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion)
Oilers pitcher Liam Rocha fires off a pitch during the team’s home game against the Chugiak Chinooks on July 13, 2021, at Coral Seymour Memorial Ball Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion)

Oilers blank Chinooks

The Peninsula Oilers started off a 10-game homestand with a 6-0 victory over the Chugiak Chinooks on Tuesday in Alaska Baseball League play at Coral… Continue reading

Oilers pitcher Liam Rocha fires off a pitch during the team’s home game against the Chugiak Chinooks on July 13, 2021, at Coral Seymour Memorial Ball Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion)
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South tops Twins

The American Legion Twins lost 14-0 to South on Tuesday in Anchorage in a game stopped after five innings due to the mercy rule. The… Continue reading

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Palmer pro George Collum chips to the fourth green Monday, July 12, 2021, during the State Farm Pro and Skins Game at Birch Ridge Golf Course in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Kaiser, Collum take pro skins game

Palmer pro George Collum and Anchorage pro Brandon Kaiser won the skins game at the 2021 State Farm Pro Am and Skins Game on Monday… Continue reading

Palmer pro George Collum chips to the fourth green Monday, July 12, 2021, during the State Farm Pro and Skins Game at Birch Ridge Golf Course in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Twins swept on road

The American Legion Twins took a 9-2 league loss and a 14-2 nonleague loss in five innings on the road in Chugiak on Monday. The… Continue reading

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Twins, South postponed due to rain

Staff report The doubleheader between the American Legion Twins and South scheduled for Saturday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai was postponed due to… Continue reading

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Oilers end 2-8 road trip

The Peninsula Oilers finished up a 10-game road trip by losing to the Anchorage Bucs on Friday and the Mat-Su Miners on Saturday in Alaska… Continue reading

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Morgan Aldridge leads riders down a hill at the start of Week 3 of the Soldotna Cycle Series on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Tsalteshi Trails. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Seramur, Aldridge, Laker win at Soldotna Cycle Series

The Soldotna Cycle Series held its first race of the summer Thursday at Tsalteshi Trails after pausing in-person races for 2020 due to the coronavirus… Continue reading

Morgan Aldridge leads riders down a hill at the start of Week 3 of the Soldotna Cycle Series on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Tsalteshi Trails. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
The author starts the Mount Marathon Race on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, in Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Nicole Lawrence)

Tangled Up in Blue: 360 days to go

When I first heard about the Mount Marathon Race after moving to Kenai, I was ignorant to its heavyweight status. I hadn’t explored the state… Continue reading

The author starts the Mount Marathon Race on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, in Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Nicole Lawrence)
Peninsula Oilers pitcher Jacob Dillon delivers to the Mat-Su Miners on Thursday, July 8, 2021, at Hermon Brothers Field in Palmer, Alaska. (Photo by Tim Rockey/Frontiersman)

Miners take down Oilers

The Mat-Su Miners defeated the Peninsula Oilers 4-1 on Thursday at Hermon Brothers Field in Palmer in Alaska Baseball League play. The Miners improved their… Continue reading

Peninsula Oilers pitcher Jacob Dillon delivers to the Mat-Su Miners on Thursday, July 8, 2021, at Hermon Brothers Field in Palmer, Alaska. (Photo by Tim Rockey/Frontiersman)
A telephoto lens helps capture this photo of a black bear on the Kenai Peninsula while keeping a safe distance. (Photo by C. Canterbury/Kenai National Wildlife Refuge)

Being aware in bear country

I recently got a call from a friend that is a typical call we receive when living in places like the Kenai Peninsula. Our friends… Continue reading

A telephoto lens helps capture this photo of a black bear on the Kenai Peninsula while keeping a safe distance. (Photo by C. Canterbury/Kenai National Wildlife Refuge)
Hannah Lafleur, 32, of Seward defends her title in the women's Mount Marathon Race in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Lafleur, Norris rack up more MMR crowns

The 3.1-mile scramble up and scream down the mountain of about 3,000 feet returned to Seward after a pandemic-forced pause in 2020.

Hannah Lafleur, 32, of Seward defends her title in the women's Mount Marathon Race in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Chinooks topple Oilers

The Chugiak Chinooks defeated the Peninsula Oilers 3-2 on Wednesday at Lee Jordan Field in Alaska Baseball League play. The Oilers fall to 8-7 in… Continue reading

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Twins sweep West

The American Legion Twins swept West on Wednesday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park. The Twins won the league game 4-1 and the nonleague contest 14-3… Continue reading

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Oilers take down Bucs

The Peninsula Oilers defeated the Anchorage Bucs 4-3 on Tuesday at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage in Alaska Baseball League play. The Oilers improved to 5-4… Continue reading

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Hannah Lafleur of Seward, Alaska, runs at the top of the cliffs at the Mount Marathon Race on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, in Seward. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Mount Marathon Race returns

By JEFF HELMINIAK Peninsula Clarion The Mount Marathon Race in Seward is back, but it’s not quite back to normal. For the first time since… Continue reading

Hannah Lafleur of Seward, Alaska, runs at the top of the cliffs at the Mount Marathon Race on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, in Seward. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Mose Hayes of the Peninsula Oilers delivers to the Mat-Su Miners on Sunday, July 4, 2021, at Hermon Brothers Field in Palmer, Alaska. (Photo by Tim Rockey/Frontiersman)

Oilers take losses to Miners, Pilots

The Peninsula Oilers continued to struggle on the road with an 8-2 loss to the Miners on Sunday and a 5-1 loss to the Anchorage… Continue reading

Mose Hayes of the Peninsula Oilers delivers to the Mat-Su Miners on Sunday, July 4, 2021, at Hermon Brothers Field in Palmer, Alaska. (Photo by Tim Rockey/Frontiersman)
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Wasilla notches sweep of Twins

Wasilla notched a sweep of the American Legion Twins on Sunday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai. Wasilla moves to 3-6 in the league… Continue reading

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