Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
Carey Meyer, public works director, right, and Steve Delehanty, Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge director, second from right, talk with Angie Otteson, parks maintenance director, about installing a Wendy Erd poem on the Beluga Slough Trail. Camp fee collector Bruce Babbitt is at left.

Celebrating Earth Day 

Everyday is like thisthe short and long of forgetting:a man with a walking stick, a limp;his daughter in a red sweatshirtcrossing the berm.  — ... Read More

Session goes on, but end in sight 04/23/14

Legislators have their boxes packed, computers have been shipped to local offices and some aides have boarded the ferry and left Juneau, but as of late Wednesday morning, the 28th...

District 30 could get $7 million in capital projects 04/23/14

House District 30 and the lower and central Kenai Peninsula could get $7 million in capital projects if a budget on the table in the Alaska Legislature passes. Of that amount, $2.2 million is for...

Homer’s Mike Illg finishes Boston Marathon strong 04/23/14

Following the fatal bombings at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, “Boston strong” became a guiding chant. For the city. For the 36,000 runners that ran the 26.2 miles on...

‘The Dynamic Three’ featured in Homer Earth Day celebration 04/23/14

Poet Wendy Erd, political commentator Shannyn Moore and community activist-artist Mavis Muller will be the honored guests at an Earth Day reception that begins at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Alaska...


Ray DeMeo, Anchor Point’s hidden luthier

Hidden away about a mile off the Old Sterling Highway in Anchor Point is a musician’s paradise. On a small patch of tundra, surrounded by trees in a house that doubles as an impressive woodworking ...

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Kenai boys, Soldotna girls take first in Homer Invite

The Homer Invite attracted athletes from 15 schools on and off the Kenai Peninsula Friday and Saturday. In the boys’ competition, Kenai Central took first place, with Soldotna first for the girls. ...

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Get your ducks in a row, be ready to plant

This is the very most excellent time of year. I found myself in the unenviable position of cooling my heels in a waiting room, on a beautiful afternoon no less. No one wants this experience, but there I was. As I settled down to read a time-worn and uninteresting magazine I noticed that the ...

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Homer gets creative when it comes to filling pantry

“What should we say in this article about the Homer Food Pantry?” I asked some fellow volunteers. “What happens here? What makes us unique?” There were lots of suggestions. Mostly we give food to ...

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