Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News
Ruby Holschen, left, and Mya Houglin display T-shirts supporting their friend Angelica Haakenson, 11, of Anchor Point who was injured in a Christmas Day wreck on the Sterling Highway.

Angelica has army of angels assisting 

Hold a spaghetti feed and auction benefit and you just never know what will happen.  In the case of Sunday’s event benefitting Angelica Haakenson, 11, of Anchor Point, and her family, ... Read More

Some assisted living homes to close because of Medicaid waiver denials 01/21/15

In the continuum of care for Homer’s senior population, a group in the middle not sick enough to require full nursing care but not well enough to live independently has fallen victim to...

Moving forward 01/21/15

With the Homer City Council’s blessing to proceed until the project is completed, the Public Safety Building Review Committee met Monday and authorized consultants to proceed with a...


Johnstone quits Board of Fisheries

Alaska Board of Fisheries Chairman Karl Johnstone resigned Tuesday, and a longtime Cook Inlet commercial fisheries advocate has been nominated to replace him. Gov. Bill Walker named Roland Maw, of Kasilof, to the fish board after calling Johnstone to express his disappointment with the board’s ...

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Forward into the past: ’60s Show crosses generational boundaries

Calling itself “a trip down Penny Lane” — uh, that would be a Beatles song — “The ’60s Show: A Curious Celebration of an Era” is more like a bridge between the past and present. With cast and crew ...

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DDF team set to entertain hometown fans

Following a meet at Service High School in Anchorage, the Homer High School Drama, Debate and Forensics Team, DDF for short, is preparing for two hometown events and encouraging the public to come ...

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Mariners lose battle to Stars, 3-2

The Mariners last at-home hockey game of the season was a bitter battle against the SoHi Stars Tuesday night. The Soldotna varsity team was the first onto the board, scoring two points in the ...

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Mountainfilm fest: a respite from snowless winter

Rain, ice and a drought of snow have made this winter almost unbearable for people who would rather be outdoors playing. As Homer hopes for fluffy white flakes falling from the sky, an annual ...

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Initiative all about greed, not saving Kenai’s kings

As you are out and about during this unusual winter, a clipboard-wielding stranger might approach you and ask if you want to save king salmon. Don’t be fooled. The petition being peddled by ...

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