Homer High School senior Eryn Gillam shows off a motorcar created by her and her teammates during an engineering lab activity at the ANSEP Accerlation Academy at University of Alaska Anchorage.

Students explore science, math on summer break 

Homer High School senior Eryn Gillam and Nikolaevsk School sophomore Chelsea Johnson chose to spend five weeks of their summer learning. The girls are in their second week of the Alaska Native ... Read More

It's a slow go for cannabis ops 07/20/16

In the five months since the Alaska Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office began accepting applications for commercial cannabis operations, just a half dozen businesses on the lower Kenai Peninsula...

Pokemon Go provides time capsules for Homer's past landmarks 07/20/16

When people in Homer play Pokemon Go — the augmented reality game that launched in the United States as a smartphone app on July 6 to mass popularity — a world in which they can catch...

Seldovia man hauls in monster halibut 07/20/16

To his great surprise and elation, Seldovia resident Dick Wyland caught a 245-pound halibut while fishing with Seldovia Fishing Adventures on July 15 after hooking a yellow eye. It turned out that...

Fire smoke hits Homer; burn permits suspended 07/20/16

Unusually warm temperatures, low humidity and dry brush and forest has put fire departments on edge across southcentral Alaska. The fire danger is high in Homer, and burn permits have been...

Elections

Republican Party ballot

Only members of the Republican Party or nonpartisan or undeclared voters may vote this ballot. All names are listed in the order and as they appear on the ballot. All candidates are Republican Party members.   U.S. Senate Lochner, Bob Murkowski, Lisa Kendall, Paul Lamb, Thomas   U.S. ...

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Business

Mud Wallow named for Carmen Field

BY ANNA FROST STAFF WRITER Homer kids and adults spent an afternoon wading in the mud on July 17, finding relief from temperatures that reached the high 60s. The 2016 Mud Wallow at Cottonwood Park ...

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Arts

Salmonfest 2016: Summer weekend of environmental consciousness, music, art

As the sun begins to set before 11 p.m. and an end to summer seems just around the corner, Salmonfest appears a reminder not to let the season slip away too quickly.

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Schools

New Fireweed Academy principal hired

Fireweed Academy’s academic policy committee offered the position of principal to Todd Hindman, who accepted. Hindman founded and worked as principal in Nome, Alaska’s Anvil City Science Academy. “We are very excited to welcome Todd to Homer and to our school,” wrote academic policy committee ...

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Sports

Youth rules the day at Spit Run

Homer and Anchor Point’s speedy young adults took over the top 10 in the runners division of the 6-K Homer Spit Run on Saturday, June 25. Pedro Ochoa, a 19-year-old Homer High School alumnus, ...

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Outdoors

Gardeners Weekend celebrates 10 years

Ten years ago when the Homer Garden Club started its first tour of local gardens, organizers wanted to come up with a colorful way to make tickets. Rather than print tickets or badges, they made ...

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Opinion

Homer's Best Bets

The other day while shopping the Betster noticed a disturbing trend. S-c-h-o-o-l supplies are on sale. For you carefree kids enjoying your summer holiday with nothing more taxing than maybe mowing ...

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