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  • Eileen Becker was clear about her reason for organizing Tuesday’s debate between Republican candidates for U.S. Senate, Joe Miller, Dan Sullivan and Mead Treadwell. “As a staunch Republican, my main objective is to get rid of (U.S. Senator Mark) Begich. I’m up front about that,” said Becker....

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:30pm
  • Crowds of spectators lined Pioneer Avenue on Friday to watch the annual Fourth of July parade. Organized by the Homer Chamber of Commerce, the event was sponsored by Wells Fargo.  Daisy Lee Bitter reigned over the proceedings at this year’s grand marshal. From the viewing stand on the balcony...

    Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:31pm
  • It was standing room only at the Ninilchik Rodeo on Saturday, as a crowd of more than 650 squeezed into the bleachers to whoop and holler for 145 competing cowboys and cowgirls. With the sun playing peek-a-boo on Sunday, the audience was a bit smaller, down to about 350, but “it was still a pretty...

    Wed, 07/09/2014 - 3:44pm
  • More than 25 people showed up for Tuesday’s “Ballot Measure No. 1: Referendum to Repeal SB 21” dialogue held at the Homer Public Library. It was booked as an open discussion with all viewpoints welcome.  One element was missing, however: someone supporting a “vote no” position.  ...

    Wed, 07/09/2014 - 3:39pm
  • As last year’s third-place winner in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby, Jim Morgan wasn’t in the running for cash prizes. This year the Anchorage angler has improved his record, thanks to a tagged halibut Morgan hooked July 3. “The fish was worth $1,000, sponsored by the Fish Connection,” said...

    Wed, 07/09/2014 - 2:27pm
  • Built in 1972, the one-lane, steel stringer, wooden-decked Ninilchik River bridge leading into the village near the mouth of the river is finally being replaced.  The bridge sustained flood damage in 2002. However, replacement had been in the planning since 1991, according to information provid...

    Wed, 07/09/2014 - 10:59am
  • From the East Coast to the end of the road — Sterling Highway, that is — America’s birthday party is picking up momentum as Friday marks the United States’ 238th birthday. The celebration has already begun on the last 40 mile stretch of the road, with the emphasis on July 4th, but continuing...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 4:13pm
  • In his second bid to become Alaska’s governor, Bill Walker is running neither as a Republican nor a Democrat. Following advice he said he received from the late Gov. Wally Hickel — advice he ignored at the time — Walker is running as an independent. “I did this once before and Gov. Hickel en...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 3:56pm
  • The board of directors of the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center has unanimously voted to oppose a proposed borough-wide bed tax. The chamber board’s decision follows last week’s forum, sponsored by the chamber to educate its members and the public on the tax. The decision came in time...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 3:20pm
  • Two days of sunshine, but more importantly two days of an accommodating wind on Kachemak Bay drew eight boats out for Saturday’s start of the 18th annual Homer Yacht Club-Land’s End Resort Regatta. Six completed both days of the two-day event, with Arctica taking first place.  “I want to ...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 3:06pm

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