Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News
Homer High School students Evan Boyer, Sarah Wolf and Zane Boyer help with the Kachemak Bay Lions Thanksgiving Basket Program at the Homer United Methodist Church on Saturday morning.

Homer’s recipe for a happy Thanksgiving  updated 3:46pm

Forget the 9 a.m. posted start time for Kachemak Bay Lions Thanksgiving Basket Program’s packing of food boxes on Saturday. The parking lot outside the fellowship hall of Homer United Methodist ... Read More

Condo owners may pay for what they get 11/25/14

A recommendation from Tom Klinkner, attorney for the city of Homer, may mean local condo owners can relax when it comes to individual property assessments within the city’s natural gas...

Weather observer wins national honor 11/25/14

At his home 8 miles northwest of Homer, weather observer Allan Crawford makes daily records of maximum and minimum temperature and precipitation. 

“Weather is...

Business

Walker ousts Parnell from governor’s seat

ANCHORAGE — Independent candidate Bill Walker has won the Alaska governor’s race, following an aggressive challenge to Republican Gov. Sean Parnell that included joining campaigns with a Democratic rival. “I am beyond myself with excitement,” Walker said Friday evening. “It has been a long, long ...

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Arts

Poetry helps woman move toward healing

In the March 19, 2014, edition of the Homer News, a local woman submitted a couple of poems with the following words: “I am sharing in hopes of encouraging anyone who is suffering in silence ...

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Schools

Kindergarteners: ‘Let’s cook a turkey!’

The students in teacher Wendy Todd’s kindergarten class at Paul Banks Elementary School have, as in years past, generously donated their tips for making the perfect Thanksgiving turkey. Todd sparked the youngsters’ creativity with the lead sentence, “Let’s cook a turkey!” Details provided by the ...

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Sports

Mariners take second in End of Road Shootout

Four teams and six games kept the Kevin Bell Arena hopping with hockey action for the End of the Road Shootout, Nov. 20-22. Homer was host to the Soldotna Stars, Bartlett Golden Bears and Houston ...

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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

Homer’s spirit of giving pulls residents together in unique, powerful way

M y husband and I moved to Homer a year ago. The breathtaking (almost literally) beauty, clean air, and laid-back atmosphere enticed us, and as we’ve become more involved in the community we’ve ...

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