Aryn Young

  • The Kachemak Shellfish Mariculture Association, or KSMA, has been cultivating its dream of a local oyster hatchery in Homer since 2012. The hatchery raised more than 6 million oysters last spring and placed them into Kachemak Bay’s waters to grow to size over the winter months.   With headqua...

    Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:03am
  • It’s no secret that Homer has a vibrant boating community. Beyond the halibut hopefuls, however, Homer draws a different type of boater a bit unexpected for the far north: the sailor.   Founded in 1983, the Homer Yacht Club has been sailing in Homer for about 30 years. But Erik Pullman, curre...

    Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:25am
  • Although 10 boats competed in the annual Land’s End Regatta put on by the Homer Yacht Club, most agreed that the tide was the real winner.   Two days of sailing with no wind left participants in the regatta being pushed backward by the tide and disheartened. “The tide definitely won over th...

    Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:24am
  • Publicly accessible land in and around Homer is arguably one of the town’s most precious commodities. Both citizens and visitors in Homer use the land for exercise, enjoyment and to learn more about Alaska’s natural heritage. Unfortunately, these well-loved properties are not immune to vandalism...

    Thu, 06/18/2015 - 8:34am
  • Don’t be surprised to hear the haunting refrain of bagpipes as musicians gear up for the upcoming Kachemak Bay CeltFest at Karen Hornaday Park. On June 19-20, kilts, fiddles and Celtic heritage will abound as the Kachemak Bay Celtic Club puts on the two-day CeltFest and Highland Games.  ...

    Thu, 06/11/2015 - 9:28am
  • The Homer High School track and field season ended with success as the girls team secured second overall at the State Championships last weekend. The girls team chalked up 80 points during the meet, losing out to Anchorage Christian who scored 95.    “I really couldn’t be happier,” s...

    Thu, 06/04/2015 - 9:05am
  • Far from a solemn march, Homer’s Relay for Life event promises to celebrate the successes achieved by cancer survivors and the strength shown by those continuing to battle the disease. ...

    Thu, 06/04/2015 - 8:46am
  • The Homer High School Track and Field teams finished strong during the Borough Championships this past Saturday, placing third overall.   “We concentrated on everybody’s better events or events they needed to get a qualifying regional time in,” said Head Coach Bill Steyer.  “They a...

    Thu, 05/21/2015 - 10:11am
  • It’s no secret people are captivated by salmon. We fish for them, hold music festivals in their honor, pay homage to them in artwork and depend on them for our livelihoods. They’re inspiring. So much so that Coowe Walker, researcher at the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve, has dedicated a large ma...

    Wed, 05/20/2015 - 5:46pm
  • There was an air of hope and thanksgiving as family and friends gathered to watch nine students from Homer Flex High School graduate Tuesday. Christopher Bice, Kaylynn Bunnell, Crystal Campbell, Anton Kuzmin, Michael Peltier, Tyler Post, Samantha Tangman, Sage Van Hooser and Alexia Wrenn all receive...

    Wed, 05/20/2015 - 4:24pm

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