Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
The 765-foot Zhen Hua 15 loads the jack-up rig Endeavour-Spirit of Independence in Kachemak Bay off the Homer Spit on Monday. The Zhen Hua 15 is a float-on, float-off heavy-lift vessel that sinks part way to allow equipment like the Endeavour to be loaded on.

Endeavour leaving Cook Inlet 

In a delicate operation about as slow as watching the tide come in, on Monday the 765-foot heavy lift vessel Zhen Hua 15 loaded the jack-up rig Endeavour-Spirit of Independence in preparation for ... Read More

Outage cuts power to 16,000 meters 11/20/14

An outage at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday cut power to 16,000 Homer Electric Association meters and affected members from south Kachemak Bay to Nikiski on the Kenai Peninsula. HEA engineers fully...

Consultants gather info, brief community on PARC survey 11/19/14

As an Anchorage consulting firm continues working on the city’s Park, Art, Recreation and Culture, or PARC, assessment, last Thursday members of the firm held a community workshop at...

Business

Walker ousts Parnell from governor’s seat

ANCHORAGE — Independent candidate Bill Walker has won the Alaska governor’s race, following an aggressive challenge to Republican Gov. Sean Parnell that included joining campaigns with a Democratic rival. “I am beyond myself with excitement,” Walker said Friday evening. “It has been a long, long ...

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Arts

Bunnell’s 10 x 10 Members Show features small, affordable works of art

Sixty-three artists. One hundred eleven pieces of art. One gallery. To call it inspiring would be an understatement.  The 10x10 Members Show, which opened last Friday at the Bunnell Street ...

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Schools

DDF tournaments ahead, judges needed

With two tournaments under their belt, the Homer High School DDF — drama, debate and forensics — team is readying for more to come. “They’re looking really strong. There’s a lot of new kids on the team, but they’re stepping up to the challenges, digging in and going forth,” said Head Coach Amy ...

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Sports

Shootout brings ‘hot hockey action’ to arena

Bundle up against the keep-the-ice-frozen temps of the Kevin Bell Arena and prepare for some “hot hockey action” this weekend as the Homer Mariners take on teams from Houston, Bartlett and SoHi in ...

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Outdoors

Hummingbird, rabbit, snail found in garden — oh my!

So there I am, fussing around in the west garden and I get buzzed by a hummingbird. This is October. Granted, we had a family of four in residence all summer. I think there may be a nest to be ...

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Opinion

Info available if consumers really want to learn truth about Affordable Care Act

Recent letters to the editor regarding the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) make it very apparent that too many individuals are basing their opinions about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on what ...

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