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  • In the world of halibut fishing, last week’s fishing activity has underscored an important reminder to anyone wanting to fish in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby: Before you go fishing, buy your $10 ticket.  In other words, no ticket, no prize....

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 1:42pm
  • What is all this talk about a Kenai Peninsula Borough bed tax? A forum tonight, sponsored by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, will help answer that question for chamber members and the public. The forum will be held at the Best Western Bidarka Inn at 6:30 p.m....

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 3:52pm
  • Michigan angler Molly Malthby continued to hold onto her lead in the 2014 Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby, with the 196.8-pound flat fish she caught June 6 while fishing with Capt. Ben Martin aboard the Fringe Benefit for North Country Charters. Michael Martini of Sunman, Ind., also managed to maintain ...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 3:48pm
  • It may be summer vacation, but a large number of Homer area youngsters just completed one more week of school last Friday. Vacation Bible School at Faith Lutheran Church, that is. “We’ve had 101 kids, ages 3-12,” said Gretchen McCullough, the church’s director of Christian education....

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 3:40pm
  • Condominium owners once again are expressing their concerns over the city’s assessment of condos within the Natural Gas Homer Special Assessment District. Margarida Kondak of the High Tide Condominium Association on Monday read a letter signed by numerous condo owners to the Homer City Council ask...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 3:15pm
  • It’s Olympic gold for Myrna Kuchenoff of Homer. Kuchenoff was one of two swimmers representing Alaska at the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in New Jersey. Kuchenoff earned the gold with a first-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle. Her teammate, Elizabeth Broeckel-Berryman of Anchorage won silv...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 3:02pm
  • When Bernie and Marion Simon arrived at their Kasitsna Bay cabin on June 19, they were greeted by a bald eagle that appeared to be suffering from a wing injury. “The poor guy was hungry and so cold and wet,” said Marion Simon. “He couldn’t hop around. He kept stepping on his wing.” The Sim...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 1:31pm
  • 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

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