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Petals have started to fall off fireweed at the Homer Harbor on Tuesday — a sign that summer is either early or already fading.

Nature of the Spit  updated 2:37pm

In 1966, when Daisy Lee Bitter, then a middle school science teacher in Anchorage, first brought a school group down to Homer for a daylong marine science field trip on the Spit, the group came by ... Read More

City may tax some junk food 07/30/15

In a meeting with an 8-page agenda and 26 items, the Homer City Council on Monday met until 10:10 p.m. — “my longest city council meeting yet,” first-term member Catriona Reynolds...

Building design moves forward 07/30/15

Recognizing some citizen reluctance to the idea of funding a public safety building that could cost as much as $30 million, the Homer City Council on Monday rejected a proposal to...

Homer feels Tuesday’s quake 07/30/15

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake that occurred Tuesday around 6:30 p.m had its epicenter on the west side of Cook Inlet in Lake Clark National Park, 58.8 miles northwest of Homer and...

Hospice honors cycles of life, community 07/30/15

At life’s most difficult times, hospice caregivers offer valuable help. Yet hospice relies on the community for help in return. Volunteers and donors make it work.

Business

Phone scams get tech twist

The man on the phone has a thick Indian accent. He says his name is James Mirrer and that he is calling from Microsoft technical support in Atlanta, Georgia. He’s received notification that there is a really dangerous virus on my computer. If I’m close to my computer, he assures me, he can ...

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Arts

Salmonfest casts a wider net

The first year of Salmonfest, the event formerly known as Salmonstock, promises the compelling combination of musical entertainment and salmon habitat conservation efforts that have drawn ...

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Schools

Eight Ninilchik grads ready for new adventures

 Eight graduates turned their tassels the evening of May 18 in the Ninilchik School gymnasium. The group of friends, who have studied, shared classrooms and participated in extracurriculars ...

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Sports

Homer man wins Wilderness Classic

In the grueling Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic, where contestants race unsupported through the wildest country of Alaska, just finishing can be an honor. But when you’re not only the first to ...

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Outdoors

Fishing? Know what you’re catching

I have received an unusual amount of email asking how to report angler evil-doers to the Alaska Wildlife Troopers without tying up 911.  The local number to turn in the violators is 907-235- 8239. Use it. Advise them where you are and what’s going down along with a description of the ...

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You don’t have to be an ichthyologist to figure out what’s what
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Opinion

Making place you call home more beautiful, one way to contribue

It’s that time of year when gardens are lush and summer growth at its peak. This summer seems to have out done itself. The other day I heard a tourist on the Spit comment, “Every direction I turn, ...

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