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Raise high the windsock, sculptor 

Raise high the windsock, sculptor Anchorage artist Rachelle Dowdy, right, installs her fanciful loon sculpture with windsock at Bishop’s Beach Park on Monday. Assisting her are Michael Walsh, ... Read More

Panel recommends HERC site for new public safety building 10/15/14

With community members still asking for more discussion, a committee last week recommended city-owned property at the corner of the Sterling Highway and Pioneer Avenue as the site of...

State expert: Peninsula older than rest of state 10/15/14

Go to a play, shopping, an art opening or any public gathering, and you might notice something about south Kenai Peninsula residents: many of them have a bit more gray hair and wrinkles...

Business

Aging work force requiring businesses to rethink strategy, keep older workers

As America’s Baby Boomer work force ages and approaches retirement age, businesses face a challenge: How do you keep the most experienced workers in the labor force?  At last Friday’s Southern Peninsula Summit at the Homer Senior Center, speaker Sandra Heffern, owner of Effective Health ...

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Arts

Artist hopes to expand Cleveland, Homer tie

A Midwestern city of 700,000 and a coastal Alaska town of 5,300 might not seem to have much in common, but through a series of artists residencies held at Zygote Press, Cleveland, Ohio, and ...

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Schools

Students explore value of ‘justice circle’

In Fireweed Academy the sixth-graders are currently reading a book called “Touching Sprit Bear.” It involves a boy who rips a hole in the community and is helped by circle justice, but apparently ...

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Sports

Mariner wrestlers take on Nikiski, Voznesenka

The Mariner Mat Team held scrimmage matches against wrestlers from Nikiski and Voznesenka on Saturday. Homer’s 13 wrestlers won the majority of the matches; however, they were all ...

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Outdoors

More fish than anglers

If the Homer Elks annual winter king salmon derby is a good way to tell the changing of seasons, it must be winter. The 18th annual Homer Elks Winter King Salmon Derby was held Oct. 4 and 5. The two-day event drew 128 anglers who turned in 222 salmon. The total weight of the two-day catch was ...

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Opinion

More community discussion of options for public safety, HERC buildings needed

The Kenai Peninsula Borough’s Proposed Ordinance 2014-31: Authorizing the Repeal of a Deed Restriction on a parcel of land where the former Homer Intermediate School was located will allow this ...

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