Outdoor Features

  • 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
  • The Great Alaska Horse Expo, begun last summer by former Anchor Point resident Allison Trimble, is making a return appearance at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik this weekend. Trimble and returning instructors Kimberly Barber and Kade Mills will teach the courses. Barber is from Blaine, ...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 1:36pm
  • More than 30 years ago, at the urging of Carrol Martin, Shirley (Schollenberg) Cox began Horse Camp. Shirley was terrified. She had no children of her own at that time. She did have a love for horses and held Carrol in such high regard that she stepped out on faith and Horse Camp was born. Horse Cam...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 2:57pm
  • FAIRBANKS — A 30-pound dog reportedly survived a harrowing flip of a boat in an Alaska river and then a four-day ordeal without food as she remained trapped in the small craft. Boat owner Jeremy McDonald reached his damaged boat May 30 on the Chena River and heard noises inside, the Fairbanks Dail...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 2:08pm
  • A hunters organization has put up a $500 reward leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person who killed a cow moose on East Skyline Drive on May 31. The death orphaned a male calf. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game rescued the calf, and it is now at the Alaska Zoo waiting transportation ...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 2:05pm
  • No more pencils, no more books. Students at West Homer Elementary School spent the end of the academic year putting aside those implements of learning in exchange for shovels, rakes and wheelbarrows. The end result: a new trail and landscaping that have created an outdoor learning classroom designed...

    Wed, 05/29/2013 - 3:49pm

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