The countdown to the 20th annual Winter King Salmon Tournament, sponsored by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, has begun.
With online registration available, fishermen are already making clear their intentions to catch the winning fish.
Snowshoe hares, especially during years of high populations, like those that have occurred here over the last couple of years, can have significant effects on vegetation that both hares and moose feed upon during winter.
By powerfully voicing an opinion, the minority can easily drown out the opinion of the majority. This fact stresses the importance of finding a way to hear everyone's opinion when there are decisions to make that affect the entire community.
John Voelker, under the pen name Robert Trever, wrote "Testament of a Fisherman." The now-famous essay contains his reasons for fishing, among which is this: … "because mercifully there are no telephones on trout waters" …
That was half a century ago.