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  • Take the Spit Run, chop the 6.2-mile distance in half, stand it on its ear and what do you have? Seward’s annual Mt. Marathon Race, a Fourth of July event that begins in downtown Seward and, for the senior or adult division, ascends to the mountain’s 3,022-foot elevation, where the course pulls ...

    Thu, 07/11/2013 - 2:02pm
  • One minute, Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds’ bleachers were empty and water-soaked clouds hovered above the rodeo arena. Within minutes, a much larger crowd had taken their seats and, in spite of occasional rain, eagerly soaked up the action at the Ninilchik Family Style Rodeo on Saturday and Sunday.&...

    Thu, 07/11/2013 - 10:53am
  • A year ago, volunteers young and old, locals as well as visitors turned out in force to transform Karen Hornaday Park’s aging playground into a wonderland for children of all ages. Wednesday, the spotlight was on Bayview Park, where community members gathered to work and to share ideas for improvi...

    Wed, 07/10/2013 - 5:08pm
  • The Fourth of July wasn’t the only crowd-drawing attraction in Seldovia on Thursday. An impressive line-up of dignitaries turned shovels of dirt, marking the beginning of construction at an old cannery site of a 100-by-60-foot steel frame structure planned to house Seldovia Wild Seafood.  The...

    Wed, 07/10/2013 - 2:11pm
  • With the Fourth of July falling on Thursday, that leaves a nice long weekend to celebrate the nation’s independence. Parades and games, barbecues and cook-offs, bucking broncos and antiques cars.  The party stretches from Thursday through Sunday, from Ninilchik to Seldovia.    ...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 4:07pm
  • With so much boat traffic in and out of the Homer Harbor, it’s easy to think the harbor is all about fishing. Not true. The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies’ twice-daily Creatures of the Dock tour offers an hour with a naturalist to learn about the intertidal life existing in the harbor. The P...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 3:58pm
  • Sunshine hadn't been predicted for Saturday, but it, along with more than 300 participants, were on hand for the 10K to the Bay Spit Run. For the second year in a row, Jake Moe of Anchorage was the first to complete the course that began at the Homer High School parking lot and ended at the end of t...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 3:08pm
  • Claiming first place for the first time in the Homer Yacht Club’s annual regatta was Capt. Ron Downing of Homer and his 28-foot Bristol Channel Cutter, Morning Star. Saturday’s thick fog and Sunday’s lack of wind threw a couple of curve balls into the two-day event, adding to the excitement. D...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 2:57pm
  • Colorado angler Christopher Johnson managed to keep his lead with the biggest fish caught in this year’s Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby, but more tagged halibut were brought to the derby weigh-in station on the Spit. It’s the tagged halibut that offer more opportunities to win in this year’s May ...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 2:51pm
  • Under sunny skies, more than 300 runners, walkers and strollers covered the distance between the Homer High School parking lot and the tip of the Homer Spit in the 10K Run for the Bay Spit Run today. For the second year in a row, Jake Moe of Anchorage took first place for the men, finishing in 32:...

    Sat, 06/29/2013 - 3:52pm

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