Outdoor Features

  • The Ninilchik fairgrounds was home to two days of rodeo excitement in July. Last weekend it was the site of Salmonstock, a three-day celebration of “fish, fun and music” presented by the Renewable Resources Foundation. ...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 3:08pm
  • The Alaska Department of Fish and Game Monday announced the extension of Kenai River personal-use dipnet fishing to 24 hours per day through the end of the month. The department is allowed by state law to extend fishing hours when the Kenai River late sockeye salmon run is expected to exceed 2.3 mil...

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 12:58pm
  • After four days of dwindling late run king salmon counts on the Kenai River, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced Tuesday that anglers would be restricted to catch-and-release and trophy king salmon fishing through the rest of the season. Beginning Thursday, any king between 20 inches an...

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 12:57pm
  • Four Anchor Point shooters and one Nikolaevsk shooter competed at the Alaska State Territorial Shoot July 10-14. Four of the participants earned gold, silver and bronze medals for their accuracy in shooting black powder guns. For 10-year-old Abigail Thomas of Anchor Point it was the first time to pa...

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 12:50pm
  • Dipnetters participating in the personal-use fishery at the mouth of the Kenai River are prohibited from retaining king salmon. The fishery opened July 10. Due to poor performance of king salmon stocks in Cook Inlet and other parts of the state, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is taking manag...

    Thu, 07/11/2013 - 2:20pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • The deadline to register online for the annual “10K to the Bay” Spit Run has passed, but registration can still be done before the event begins on Saturday.  The run will take place at 10 a.m. It begins at the Homer High School and ends at Land’s End Resort. Registration on the day o...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 1:50pm
  • In Homer’s version of the America’s Cup, the Homer Yacht Club-Land’s End Regatta is this weekend, with boats of all lengths, captains of varied experience and crews eager for some adventure welcome to accept the challenge. Carlin Rauch, the club’s commodore and captain of the Martha J, has n...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 1:45pm
  • Few Homer and Anchor Point youth have been charged by a brown bear, but that’s something 12 middle and high school Girl Scouts recently experienced as they ventured across Cook Inlet to explore and understand Alaska wilderness. Despite the shock and eye-opening experience, however, the young women...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 1:42pm

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