Photo by Michael Armstrong; Homer News
King Harald V poses for a photograph on the stern of the Rainbow Connection as it travels through Kachemak Bay on Tuesday morning.

Royalty among us  updated 5:39pm

His Majesty King Harald V of Norway visited Homer and Kachemak Bay on Tuesday as part of his visit to Alaska. An enthusiastic crowd of about 100 greeted him at the Homer Harbor load-launch ramp, ... Read More

Alaska Supreme Court denies city petition in Castner case 05/27/15

“Denied.”

In a terse, five-line ruling on May 21, the Alaska Supreme Court made that judgment on the city of Homer’s petition for review of Kenai Superior Judge Charles Huguelet’s order...

Jury finds Green guilty of murder 2 05/27/15

Second-degree murder: guilty.

Tampering with physical evidence: guilty.

Self-defense: not proved.

After three days of deliberation, a Homer jury last Thursday afternoon...

Assembly scheduled to vote on budget at June 2 meeting 05/28/15

Debate over the value of marketing, small business development and the Kenai Peninsula’s economic development district dominated budget discussion May 19 as Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly...

Homer Jackpot Halibut derby: lots of chances to win 05/28/15

This year’s halibut sport fishery has begun with both tradition and change. The tradition is the successful Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby, and the change is a set of new regulations.

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Business

Mumford tapped for fish board

Gov. Bill Walker’s office announced May 20 that Robert Mumford has been appointed to the vacant seat on the Alaska Board of Fisheries. “I am pleased to announce Bob Mumford as my appointee to the Board of Fish,” Walker said. “His vast range of experience in multiple fields — as a commercial ...

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Arts

Dinner in the Street dazzles

Dinner in the Street returns to Homer this Sunday with an evening of food, family and fun. Old Town will come alive with friends, artists, and the cooking of some of Homer’s finest ...

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Schools

Eight Ninilchik grads ready for new adventures

 Eight graduates turned their tassels the evening of May 18 in the Ninilchik School gymnasium. The group of friends, who have studied, shared classrooms and participated in extracurriculars ...

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Sports

20 Mariners head to State track-field meet

All went according to plan for the Mariners during last weekend’s Region III Track and Field championships at the Ed Hollier Field in Kenai. “Things went really well,” said Head Coach Bill Steyer.  Homer’s strong performance on both the girls and boys side means 20 Mariners will participate ...

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Outdoors

Learn from Gardener's mistakes

I’ve been fussing around with the delphiniums. Now is the time to stake these beauties, now — before they bloom and the wind tears into them and they topple into a soggy heap, all that ...

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