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Volleyball roundup: SoHi, Homer notch wins

Volleyball roundup: SoHi, Homer notch wins

Stars top Nikiski in 5

Volleyball roundup: SoHi, Homer notch wins
Back in service

Back in service

Volleyball returns to central peninsula as Kenai sweeps Nikiski

Back in service
Nick Varney

Reeling ‘Em In: Nick wraps up his summer fishing column

It was a short, strange, summer but it looks like the season for doubling the layers of my rain gear has finally arrived. Soon the… Continue reading

Nick Varney
Refuge Notebook: Kenai birches came from Asia

Refuge Notebook: Kenai birches came from Asia

Evidence still needed to show what Kenai birch conclusively is

Refuge Notebook: Kenai birches came from Asia
Tangled Up in Blue: Last looks

Tangled Up in Blue: Last looks

From a splendidly placed saddle near Callisto Peak, you can see Bear Glacier and it’s iceberg-laden lagoon. The ridgeline isn’t an easy trek, or well… Continue reading

Tangled Up in Blue: Last looks
Prep sports roundup

Prep sports roundup

Seward, Homer compete in football, volleyball, cross-country

Prep sports roundup
Rally aims to save Seawolves

Rally aims to save Seawolves

Hockey could be cut after 2020-21 season

Rally aims to save Seawolves
Out of the office: Checking items off the list
Out of the office: Checking items off the list
Nick Varney
Nick Varney
Refuge Notebook: Mosquito serves as unofficial Alaska state bird
Refuge Notebook: Mosquito serves as unofficial Alaska state bird
Homer, Seward face off in cross-country, volleyball

Homer, Seward face off in cross-country, volleyball

The Homer and Seward cross-country teams opened up the cross-country season with a dual meet Friday in Seward. Seward’s Maranatha Brueckner won the girls race… Continue reading

Homer, Seward face off in cross-country, volleyball
Nick Varney

Reeling ‘Em In: Try out Nick’s smokin’ salmon brine recipe

I was watching some cool looking, single engine, private jets rocketing out of the airport the other day when I realized they were a nice… Continue reading

Nick Varney
Fireweed dots the landscape on Skyline Trail on Sunday, August 16, 2020. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Tangled Up in Blue: Something about Taylor Swift

I had an interesting style during my middle and high school years, to put it softly. I showed up to school photos sporting a bowl… Continue reading

Fireweed dots the landscape on Skyline Trail on Sunday, August 16, 2020. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Refuge Notebook: Landslides awakening in our glaciated mountains

Refuge Notebook: Landslides awakening in our glaciated mountains

In 2015, a slope above Taan Fiord — an arm of Icy Bay not too far from Yakutat — suddenly collapsed. It had been creeping… Continue reading

Refuge Notebook: Landslides awakening in our glaciated mountains
Eagle River’s Zach Krajnik and teammates celebrate the second-period goal of Michael Spethmann against the Chippewa (Wisconsin) Steel on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

UAA proposes cutting 4 sports, including hockey

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The University of Alaska Anchorage will drop its men’s hockey program and three other sports next year because of significant reductions… Continue reading

  • Aug 19, 2020
Eagle River’s Zach Krajnik and teammates celebrate the second-period goal of Michael Spethmann against the Chippewa (Wisconsin) Steel on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Nick Varney

Reeling ‘Em In: Skill level of some fish filletters is surreal

Last weekend as I was cruising the Homer Spit’s cleaning tables to see what was flopping on the cutting counters, I came across a surreal… Continue reading

Nick Varney
Sun dapples the mountains near the U.S. Forest Service Trail River Campground on July 22, 2020, near Moose Pass, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

COVID camping is about slowing down and relaxing

Recreating during a pandemic presents some challenges. Is the great outdoors great enough? How do you social distance on a narrow wilderness trail? How toxic… Continue reading

Sun dapples the mountains near the U.S. Forest Service Trail River Campground on July 22, 2020, near Moose Pass, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Refuge Notebook: Fire: The Common Denominator

Refuge Notebook: Fire: The Common Denominator

At first glance, the boreal forest of Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and the pine rocklands of Key Deer National Wildlife Refuge have very little, if… Continue reading

Refuge Notebook: Fire: The Common Denominator
Konrath-Bera, McDonough triumph at Res Pass

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

Konrath-Bera, McDonough triumph at Res Pass
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

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