Marvin Yoder

Interim city manager named 

A 22-year veteran in Alaska municipal government has been named interim city manager for Homer.  Marvin Yoder will start after Jan. 1, and in the last two weeks of December will visit Homer, ... Read More

Santa takes center stage 12/17/14

The Homer High School concert choir, directed by Kyle Schneider, is joined by a special guest during the school’s winter concert Monday evening.

Alice’s reopens Friday 12/17/14

On Monday as the owners and staff made final preparations for reopening Alice’s Champagne Palace, the atmosphere felt like final rehearsal week for the Nutcracker Ballet. 

Seldovia seeking new police chief 12/17/14

Following the resignation in late October of Seldovia Police Chief Shad Haller, the city of Seldovia is seeking a new chief. The Alaska State Troopers are providing law enforcement...

Murkowski, Sullivan receive committee assignments 12/17/14

JUNEAU (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has retained her spot on the Senate Appropriations Committee, while incoming senator Dan Sullivan was assigned to several committees he had hoped...

Business

President withdraws Bristol Bay from oil-gas exploration, drilling

ANCHORAGE — President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that he’s removing more than 52,000 square miles of waters off Alaska’s coast from consideration for oil and gas exploration or drilling. The president said in a video announcement that Bristol Bay and nearby waters, covering an area roughly ...

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Arts

Solstice Ball to benefit KBFPC

In an effort to crank up the heat and combat the darkness, a Winter White Solstice Ball will be held Saturday at Wasabi’s Fusion as a fundraiser for the Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic.  The party’s main attraction is a guest appearance from the Divas, a drag troupe that performs weekly ...

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Schools

Geo smart

Homer Middle School recently held their school-wide geography bee. Eighth-grader Levi Dabney, left, was the champion and fellow eighth-grader Dexter Lowe, right, finished as runner-up. Nearly 70 ...

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Sports

Girls first state wrestling competition a success

Wrestling in the State Championship Finals is a big deal. Lights go out, music cranks up and the spotlight illuminates just you and your opponent in a 40-foot diameter circle. Some people love ...

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Outdoors

Hummingbird, rabbit, snail found in garden — oh my!

So there I am, fussing around in the west garden and I get buzzed by a hummingbird. This is October. Granted, we had a family of four in residence all summer. I think there may be a nest to be ...

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Opinion

Let’s protect Bristol Bay

Too few Alaskans know the humbling beauty of the Alaska Peninsula and the imposing journey into Bristol Bay. But over the past nine years, I have had the good fortune of spending summers aboard ...

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