Homer says ‘Yes’ on Ballot Measure 1, but statewide vote favors ‘No’ position  updated 5:01pm

While early reports from the Alaska Division of Elections showed “yes” votes on Ballot Measure 1 in the lead, within three hours after polls closed on Tuesday and with more than half the precincts ... Read More

16-year-old angler reels in 335-pound halibut 08/20/14

When Jackson Hobbs, 16, begins school in his hometown of Franklin, Idaho, later this month, he’ll have quite a story to share about his summer vacation.

Begich to face Sullivan 08/20/14

A strong showing in Homer by Republican Party U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller surprised almost everybody — everybody except a spirited group of supporters on the lower Kenai Peninsula...

Four file for two council seats 08/20/14

Friday marked the end of the candidate filing period for the Oct. 7 municipal election.

On the city of Homer’s ballot, two changes occurred before the 5 p.m. deadline...

In early election results, “no” votes lead on Ballot Measure 1 08/19/14

As of 11 p.m. Tuesday, with 245 of 441 precincts reporting across the state, the unofficial results for Ballot Measure 1 were 53,550 votes saying “no” to the referendum, a repeal of Senate Bill 21...

Business

Branding seminar will help local ag producers enter world market

BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER Big corporations spend millions on branding and marketing their products in the international market. An entrepreneur doesn’t need a fancy advertising firm and a huge bank account to break into the world market. Small, local agricultural businesses ...

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Arts

Outrageous Jazz will make Pier One pop this weekend

When Pier One Theatre goes dark between its Youth Theatre production in late July and the closing show in late August, what’s the Homer Spit’s funky little red theater going to do? The silvers are ...

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Schools

Back to school

‘Meet your teacher’ at West Homer West Homer Elementary School will have ‘Meet Your Teacher’ orientation from 2-3 p.m. Friday. Class lists will be posted shortly before 2 p.m. in the windows to ...

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Sports

Dedication of Homer High’s new turf set for Saturday

The public is invited to come check out Homer High School’s newly redone lower field. The muddy, well-worn, uneven grass is gone. In its place is beautiful to look at, beautiful to play on ...

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Outdoors

Growing season marked by abundance

Yet another oddly gorgeous day. Who needs any more studies on climate change — just ask a gardener.  It started to drizzle while I was wrapping up the gardening this afternoon and it was WARM ...

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Opinion

Do voters know what’s on Tuesday’s ballot?

If you don’t have Tuesday, Aug. 19, marked on your calendar as a big day, you’ve been spending too much time fishing; you’ve been out of state for too long; or you never read a newspaper, listen ...

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