Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • Let’s get real here. There are some of you who flay at fish rather than fillet them. It is astounding to watch seriously filleting impaired fishermen turn beautiful salmon sides into something resembling the aftermath of being jammed through a nuclear powered juicer. Believe me, I’m not close to...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 12:46pm
  • The Mariner softball team had a rocky start to the season and found it hard to score a win. As the season progressed they found their footing as a team and pulled together in time for the Alaska School Activities Association state softball tournament last Friday and Saturday and were awarded third p...

    Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:41am
  • Summer or winter, the city of Homer Parks and Recreation offers plenty of ways to stay active. If there’s an interest in a specific activity that isn’t on the schedule, Mike Illg, the program coordinator, will do what he can to make it available. “I always tell people the recreation program is...

    Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:41am
  • The massive wildfire that recently engulfed a good chunk of the Kenai Peninsula landscape may look like a bleak, uninviting place for some time, but regenerative ecological forces are already at work. As we embrace the hard work, dedicated suppression efforts, and good fortune that resulted in a pos...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:37pm
  • The action is definitely picking up in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby since it began May 15. Currently leading the “big fish” category is Molly Malthby of Cheboygan, Mich., with a 196.80-pound halibut caught June 6. Malthby hooked into the monster while fishing with Capt. Ben Martin aboard the ...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 3:41pm
  • Fishing Alert: On Wednesday, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced the Anchor River, Deep Creek, Ninilchik River and Stariski Creek are closed to fishing beginning Friday....

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 3:29pm
  • This spring Karen Hornaday Park got a lot of love. And not just from young people. Between 40 and 50 volunteers, coordinated through Church on the Rock Homer, prepared the playground, campground and ball fields for a summer of fun. Through the City of Homer’s Adopt-A-Park Program, the church, whic...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 3:24pm
  • Before the Saturday morning bustle had a chance to begin, volunteer teams with the 17th annual Trails Day had already embarked to the Kachemak Bay State Park from Homer to tackle nine different trail clearing and building projects. In spite of the drizzling showers, all 79 local and visiting volunte...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 3:22pm
  • I just don’t get it. For weeks, information has been bouncing around the Internet and printed media that, for right now, fishermen and fisherettes may only use one unbaited, single-hook, artificial lure on the Anchor River, Deep Creek and Ninilchik River.  Pretty straight forward right? ...

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 10:59am
  • The seventh annual Homer Kitefest returns 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday through Sunday at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit. Homer’s annual kite surfing festival, the event features clinics, personal instruction, gear swaps or sales, and product demonstrations for sponsors Ozone kiteboarding, HQ Kites, Crazy...

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 10:46am

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