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The four mountaineers camped on the tundra before reaching the base of Denali, where they traversed over ridges and glaciers to reach the summit.

Homer local first to summit Denali for 2016 season 

Homer resident and Quest College student Parker Sorensen, Quest graduate and Juneau-native Iris Neary, Quest student Giovanfrancesco “Frenchie” Varoli, and Swiss pre-med student Florence Nikles ... Read More

Shorebird Festival keynotes mix comedy, beauty, science 05/19/16

Three notable birders bestowed their knowledge on eager listeners during the Shorebird Festival keynote speeches. Festival-goers from all over Alaska and the lower-48 gathered in the...

Peterson Bay Field Station teaches value of nature 05/19/16

“Disco!” yells an excited boy standing on top of a cluster of rocks on Otter Rock. The rest of the group comprised of fourth, fifth, and sixth graders and two naturalists look up from...


Sanders wins support of Dems across Alaska

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders stood out at the Alaska Democratic caucuses on Saturday as the clear winner. Sanders received 81.6 percent of the delegates and 79.6 percent of the ...

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Even with lots of fish, halibut prices high

A mini-price war on the Homer docks turned out to be a boon for a small handful of halibut fishermen this week, with one fishermen selling his large fish, over 40 pounds, for $7.80 per pound. The ...

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Writers’ conference includes graphic narrative in the mix, celebrates 15th year

The Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference will mark changing tides in the literary world and the Homer community with its 15th year. Sarah Leavitt, a writer from Vancouver, British Columbia, will give ...

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Homer students use video technology to learn in a classroom without walls

Homer High School social studies teacher Kendra Nelson’s first period world history class includes students from Homer High School and Kenai Central High School, yet neither school has to make ...

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Seniors to be honored in Saturday’s soccer games

The Homer varsity girls will play a home game against the Voznesenka soccer team at 4 p.m. Friday. Boys and girls varsity then face off against Seward at noon and 3 p.m. Saturday. Seniors will be ...

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Legislature must approve a fiscal plan

It’s time to solve our fiscal problem. The price of inaction is too high. As the Legislature nears the end of the constitutional 120-day session, I am gravely concerned about the possible outcome. Our state is in a difficult fiscal position. Due mainly to world oil prices and our over-dependence ...

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