Homer residents and visitors from abroad wrote down words of encouragement and support to show solidarity with the Orlando, Fla. LGBTQ community in their time of grief and mourning after the June 12 mass shooting at the nightclub Pulse.

Homer shows Love for Orlando 

A group of Homer residents and visitors gathered around the gazebo in WKFL Park on Friday evening and read the names of the 49 people who died in the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida ... Read More

Syringe exchange provides health services, sterile tools 06/22/16

If an intravenous drug user goes into The Exchange at the South Peninsula Hospital Training Center to dispose of their used needles, they can receive a “safer injection kit,” condoms, Narcan...

Deputy KES chief gets bail in sex abuse case 06/22/16

Homer District Court Judge Margaret Murphy set bail and conditions of release on Wednesday for Stephen R. Boyle, 43, a Homer man charged with six counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor....

It takes a village to raise a doctor 06/22/16

If all goes according to plan, one day Homer native Ben Kuhns will be a doctor. However, before deciding to pursue a medical career, he was a slope worker, crab fisherman and a gold miner. This...

Homer to see road projects in 2018 06/22/16

Downtown Homer will see two big road projects for summer 2018, a rehabilitation and drainage improvements for Lake Street between East End Road and the Sterling Highway, and repaving of Pioneer...

Elections

Sanders wins support of Dems across Alaska

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders stood out at the Alaska Democratic caucuses on Saturday as the clear winner. Sanders received 81.6 percent of the delegates and 79.6 percent of the ...

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Business

BlueCrest addresses fracking plans

Within a few weeks drivers passing between Anchor Point and Ninilchik may see a new feature on the coastline — BlueCrest Energy’s 30 foot-tall drill rig, scheduled to be erected soon on the oil company’s wellpad around Mile 151 of the Sterling Highway.

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Arts

New mural replaces Heath Street art

A mural project on a Kachemak Center retaining wall by Heath Street stirred up some controversy this month when people noticed a 25-year-old art work had been painted over. “Life Song,” conceived ...

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Schools

New Fireweed Academy principal hired

Fireweed Academy’s academic policy committee offered the position of principal to Todd Hindman, who accepted. Hindman founded and worked as principal in Nome, Alaska’s Anvil City Science Academy. “We are very excited to welcome Todd to Homer and to our school,” wrote academic policy committee ...

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Sports

Basketball takes Nikolaevsk native to next level

Two years ago, Nianiella Dorvall left her hometown of Nikolaevsk to attend Skagit Valley College in the state of Washington, making her Nikolaevsk School’s first female to play basketball at the ...

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Outdoors

Palmer resident still holds top seat for halibut derby

Three more anglers caught tagged fish in the week of June 13. However, none overthrew Marcella Kolberg of Palmer, AK from her seat as the current Jackpot Halibut leader. Kolberg caught a 142.4 pound halibut on May 29. Karla Fischer of Garrison, N.D. caught a 2016 tagged fish aboard the ...

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Opinion

Homer's Best Bets

While driving home to Chez Betster, yours truly passed a caravan of Land Rover campers with French flag decals that looked like they had come from Patagonia. In fact, as the Betster later found ...

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