Driver in serious condition after hitting power pole 

An early morning car crash just east of McNeil Canyon seriously injured an Anchor Point woman after her car hit a power pole and a live power line landed on her car. Homer Electric Association ... Read More

Farmers reap honors for respecting stream 08/24/16

When working with nature, doing nothing often means a great deal.

Such is the case of Paul and Jen Castellani, the owners of Will Grow Farm, and their home located off the beaten path...

Animal owners take note: Don't let Fido ride loose or in your lap 08/24/16

At its regular meeting Monday night, the Homer City Council made amendments to the city’s animal control laws that ban a practice some might think of as Alaskan as log cabins and flannel shirts:...

LEDs may light up harbor 08/24/16

A proposed purchase of $30,000 in light-emitting diode lights for one harbor mast light pole could save the city up to $6,200 per light pole annually. At Monday’s regular Homer City Council, the...


Seaton easily wins Republican Party race for District 31 rep

Despite a well-funded, negative campaign by political action committees against him, incumbent Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, easily won election in Tuesday’s primary for the District 31 House ...

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Hemp proposed as agricultural crop for Alaska

When an oil spill occurs, one of the first reactions is to use something to mop it up. Respondents typically will use clay-based absorbents on land-based spills or polymer dispersants on water to ...

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'My Old Dog': Read it and be inspired

Seattle journalist Laura T. Coffey resisted when a reader suggested she write a story about a Los Angeles photographer who took pictures of older dogs in animal shelters in an effort to increase ...

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McNeil Canyon teacher moves to Homer with family in search of forever home

The first day of school is all about learning the ropes – new classroom, new rules, new names and new routines. In first grade teacher Anne Love’s class, the students were not the only ones ...

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2013 Homer High graduate returns as volleyball coach

Homer High School graduate and former varsity volleyball player Kristie Mastre has taken on a job that no one else wanted — head coach of the volleyball team. With the beginning of fall sports ...

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Berries bursting out all over

Where to start? The last two weeks have been so full, so interesting, so busy. And all of this in the garden. I can’t imagine life without it. So this column will be a bit disjointed, stick with ...

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Alaska’s mining industry can’t have it both ways

The Pebble Partnership has grabbed headlines recently by attacking an EPA scientist and claiming EPA somehow violated federal law by communicating with Alaskans.

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