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  • Sharon Bond’s son, 14-year-old Trevor, has a close connection to the vessels of the Alaska Marine Highway System. Especially the M/V Tustumena, the ship that links the family’s hone in Seldovia to the rest of the world. “Sometimes children with autism need a focus on something. His is on the f...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 5:08pm
  • “You can’t see the forest for the trees” is a great description for what happens when you live in a place for long. The day-to-day stuff gets so distracting you don’t see the eagle nest on the Spit, the sea otter bobbing on the bay or the eagle outside your car window as it glides beside the...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 4:11pm
  • The halibut caught by Randy Haines might look little, especially next to the monster 198.2-pound halibut caught by Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby’s current leader James Jell, but it’s the tag on Haines’ fish that could make the Arizona angler a winner.  A very big winner....

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 1:50pm
  • In 2012, Simyra Taback of Homer and Hallo Bay Bear Camp found herself in an elite group of tour guides from around the world: one of more than 1,000 nominated for the Wanderlust World Guide Awards, a global effort by Wanderlust, a travel magazine based in the United Kingdom, to honor the efforts of ...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 12:18pm
  • Having just competed in the 17th annual two-day Homer Yacht Club Land’s End Regatta on June 29-30, local captains and crews were back on the starting line Saturday to celebrate the Fourth of July. It wasn’t exactly a firecracker start, however, due to a lack of sail-filling wind. “At the start...

    Thu, 07/11/2013 - 2:22pm
  • It’s a change in leaders — yet again — in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby, with James Jell of Moscow, Idaho, bringing in a 198.2-pound halibut. Jell hooked the monster fish on July 7 while fishing with Capt. Chad Kiesel of Silver Fox Charters aboard the Arctic Envy. “(It’s) another excitin...

    Thu, 07/11/2013 - 2:18pm
  • 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

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