Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
Wet soils caused a section of Kachemak Drive to collapse on Sunday morning. The road is closed about a half mile from the Homer Spit Road to the top of the hill near the old airport. Kachemak Drive remains open from the East End Road intersection to the old airport.

Slide closes Kachemak Drive at Spit end 

A collapse of the bluff along the west end of Kachemak Drive has closed the Homer Spit end of the road. The road is closed indefinitely from about a half-mile in from the Homer Spit Road to the ... Read More

Commission wrapping up beach policy suggestions 04/15/15

Whether it’s dog poop, loose dogs, birds, driftwood, bonfires, coal picking and off-road cruising, since last fall the Homer Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission has been meeting...

City, Castner agree to stay in judge’s order 04/17/15

The city of Homer and Ken Castner have agreed to a stay of a judge’s order enforcing a decision in Castner’s favor regarding the Homer Natural Gas Special Assessment District. On April 3, Kenai...

Business

Lower prices could mean more markets for state’s wild salmon

Too much red and pink salmon could be a blessing in an ugly disguise for 2015.  The commercial fishing industry has a pessimistic outlook for the price of Alaska salmon in 2015, due in large part to one of the largest pink and sockeye salmon run forecasts in 50 years. A healthy U.S. economy ...

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Arts

Orchestra educates, entertains

For Mellisa Nill, participating in the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra is all about the personal connection with both fellow players and like-minded music lovers in the audience.  “When the ...

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Schools

Board votes to retain challenged history text

A textbook that has been criticized as having a biased view of history has been approved for continued use after Kenai Peninsula Board of Education members voted to retain it. Some board members said they had issues with the book, but ultimately found that it would be cost-prohibitive to find ...

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Sports

Mariner girls kick off soccer season with win against Nikiski

The Mariner girls christened the newly installed turf field with a well-earned win against Nikiski on Tuesday in their first home soccer game of the season. Homer maintained the majority of the ...

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Outdoors

Gardening all about enjoying it

It WILL snow. Do not fear it. Our environment needs water and snow is one way to get it. However much we get won’t last long. Think of it as adding nitrogen to the soil. Think of it as a plus. Or ...

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Opinion

Expansion of Medicaid makes sense for Alaska

W hy does it make sense to take on Medicaid expansion in these times of fiscal challenges and diminished budgets?  Aren’t we supposed to be tightening our belts right about now, boring new ...

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