Ian Reed, second from left poses with his family after arriving in Homer on Friday afternoon in a Calidus gyrcopter aircraft, above, he flew from Seattle. From left to right are daughter Shannon Reed, Ian Reed, wife Linda Reed, daughter Anna Reed, daughter-in-law Abi Reed and son Lin Reed. The trip took 19 flying hours over five days, with mostly tail winds. It is the first Calidus to be flown to Alaska. Reed plans to offer gyrocopter instruction and be a sales agent for the German-made aircraft.

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Ian Reed, second from left poses with his family after arriving in Homer on Friday afternoon in a Calidus gyrcopter aircraft, above, he flew from Seattle. From left to right are daughter Shannon ... Read More

Adding up addiction’s costs 04/28/16

Megan Wiard returned to Homer in March to apologize. The last time she was in her hometown, about six years ago, Megan was an addict.

“I made amends to the people I...

Council debates roads, rec 04/28/16

At recent meetings, Homer City Council members have debated philosophical issues such as “Should Homer allow commercial cannabis?” Monday night, the council got down to the nuts and...

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

Togiak sac roe herring fishery opens to challenges

Bad weather, zero state funding to prosecute the fishery, and the early arrival of the fish has thrown a bit of a wrench in to the gears of the Togiak sac roe herring fishery. “Windier than all ...

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Arts

Homer shows pay tribute to pop artist David Bowie

Homer musician Tyler Munns has always been an avid David Bowie fan. So when the pop musician’s album “Blackstar” was released Jan. 8, Munns didn’t waste any time listening to it. He wasn’t ...

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Schools

Teens use art to promote community support

Homer’s teens want the community to stop making assumptions about them, and they’re using art to get everyone’s attention. The group of teens involved in Homer’s Lead On group is hosting an event to kick off a media campaign focusing on the negative effects of stereotyping from 6-8 p.m. Friday ...

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Sports

Former Mariner athlete honored

Thirty years after winning his second state title as a Mariner wrestler, the Alaska School Activities Association is inducting Homer High School alumnus Ian Pitzman into the Alaska High School ...

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Outdoors

Who would have thought we’d be mowing lawns in April?

Please, don’t let Al Gore know how much I’m loving this March and April. I feel like I should be wearing a hair shirt and walking on my knees to atone for my delight. I’ve often said that if you ...

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Opinion

PFD legislative history: Created in wisdom, subverted in folly

Alaska citizens are about to be written out as owners of the Alaska Permanent Fund. The Permanent Fund Dividend currently defines you as a shareholder in this massive investment fund. In fact, ...

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