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Bilingual Sugt’estun teacher Sally Ash leads students at Nanwalek School in reciting the calendar months during Sugt’estun class on Dec. 15.

Nanwalek works to save dying Native language  updated 4:35pm

NANWALEK — “Do you know what your name means?” Sally Ash asks each student in the classroom, one at a time. Some nod, others shake their heads. She’s not asking about their English names. The ... Read More

City council considers ban on all commercial cannabis 02/10/16

Should Homer regulate commercial cannabis activities by zoning district and allow the cultivation, testing, manufacturing and sale of pot?

Or, should Homer opt out and...

Council OKs new beach policy 02/10/16

In a new beach policy action most everyone called a compromise, at its regular meeting on Monday, the Homer City Council unanimously passed an ordinance that would restrict driving on...

Elections

Smith unseats Burgess in run-off

Editor's note: This story was changed to correct the date of the special election for Proposition 1. The election is Dec. 1. In unofficial results in a run-off election for a Homer City Council ...

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Business

Bids sought for Tanner crab test fishery

Lobbying from Cordova residents has prompted the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to set up a test fishery for Tanner crab in Prince William Sound. Assistant area management biologist Maria ...

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Arts

February First Friday openings slim but amazing

Some of Homer’s galleries take January off to remodel or take a break. For First Friday in February, galleries start to reopen. Only a few shows premiere this month, but the exhibits look to be awesome.

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Schools

You’re famous, Dorian Murray

Sixth graders in Kris Owen’s class at Fireweed Academy and Deadliest Catch star Captain Johnathan Hillstrand pose with a sign telling 8-year-old Dorian Murray of Rhode Island that he is famous in ...

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Sports

Divas take 2nd at national competition

Jan Rumble, Shelly Laukitis, Karyn Noyes, Ingrid Harrald, Kay Brown, Di Carbonell and Emily Hutchison from the Homer Divas Women’s Hockey Team headed to Eagle River, Wis., last weekend to play in ...

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Outdoors

Now’s the time to assess your shrubs

This column is being written on Super Bowl Sunday. Taking into consideration that it would be impossible for me to care less about football I decided to address the mock orange that has graced the ...

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Opinion

Efforts to prevent sexual assault, domestic violence make a difference

The Council on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault supports the work of Alaska’s domestic violence and sexual assault shelters and violence prevention efforts statewide. To do that, the council ...

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