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  • Hired as chief of the Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Medical Service Area in January, Jim Dycus quickly saw the need for additional extrication equipment to help remove motorists from mangled vehicles. “When I had been here two months, we’d had six wrecks,” said Dycus of Sterling Highway vehi...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 12:07pm
  • Sailors have been coming to the shores of Kachemak Bay for, well, who knows how long. Riding the waves, moved along by the current, driven by the wind.  Only makes sense a club and races would follow. The front page of the Aug. 17, 1967, Homer News carried the headline, “Sailing Club for Home...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 11:27am
  • If weather can predict election outcomes, Saturday’s sunshine bodes well for Ballot Measure 1, which seeks to repeal the state’s oil and gas tax structure as established in Senate Bill 21 and approved by the Legislature in 2013. “The turnout today is phenomenal. The weather is phenomenal. Whoe...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 2:45pm
  • School is out and area youngsters are looking for activities to enjoy during these long summer days. Little League offers that and then some. Take Mose Hayes, 12, and Annalynn Brown, 11. Involvement in Little League feeds a passion for these young athletes that they plan to follow in the future. Mos...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 2:41pm
  • Minnesota angler Molly Malthby held on to her lead in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby’s big-fish category, but the week saw other action in the four-month event, as well as one sobering reminder. “An angler staying at Homer Spit Campground had a halibut topping 239 pounds, but did not have a Hom...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 2:32pm
  • First-time Relay for Life of Homer event chairs Michelle Drake and Michelle Geagel definitely got their feet wet over the weekend. So did the other 185 registered relayers and weekend add-ons, thanks to heavy, wind-driven rain on Friday. That’s didn’t dampen Homer’s support of the event, which...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 12:38pm
  • There are changes afoot at Homer Senior Citizens Inc. “We’re redesigning the whole kit and kaboodle,” said Executive Director Keren Kelley. “That means we’re looking at defining and strengthening activities that are presented to the participants so we can make sure we’re doing cognitive,...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 10:16am
  • If it’s summer, it’s roadwork season in Alaska. From widening to repaving, new culverts to new bike paths, Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities crews are making their presence known.  Rehabilitation of East End Road, from mile 3.75-12.1, is among those projects in progr...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 10:01am
  • Summer or winter, the city of Homer Parks and Recreation offers plenty of ways to stay active. If there’s an interest in a specific activity that isn’t on the schedule, Mike Illg, the program coordinator, will do what he can to make it available. “I always tell people the recreation program is...

    Thu, 06/12/2014 - 9:41am
  • With June 2 the deadline to file as a political party candidate for the Aug. 19 primary election, and with redistricting drawing new election district boundaries, some communities have moved from one district to another. The ballot also will be a mix of familiar, as well as some unfamiliar names.&nb...

    Thu, 06/12/2014 - 9:30am

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