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  • Sitting on a toy store shelf, a yo-yo is nothing but wood and string. In the hands of Julius, the yo-yo guy, that simple toy comes alive, making it a bit harder to describe, but a whole lot of fun to watch....

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 4:23pm
  • If things were ho-hum in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby last week, it’s a whole new song and dance this week. “It was action like you would not believe,” said Paula Frisinger, coordinator of the May 15-Sept. 16 event sponsored by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center. On June 20, G...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 2:42pm
  • In Homer’s version of the America’s Cup, the Homer Yacht Club-Land’s End Regatta is this weekend, with boats of all lengths, captains of varied experience and crews eager for some adventure welcome to accept the challenge. Carlin Rauch, the club’s commodore and captain of the Martha J, has n...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 1:45pm
  • Some businesses struggle to stay afloat. Not Zech Bennett. His focus is on staying beneath the surface. As the owner and operator of C&C Diving and Salvage, Bennett and his crew — Jim Parker, Seth Sanford, and, occasionally Cecil Cheatwood, former owner of the business — offer everything fro...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 1:16pm
  • Some new fish — one pushing the scales to 153.2 pounds and two wearing tags — have heated up the action in this year’s Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby. ...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 2:42pm
  • Sixteen local athletes competed in the 2013 Special Olympics Alaska Summer Games in Anchorage the weekend of June 7, winning the second-place silver medal in basketball and setting individual personal records in swimming. The basketball competition began with the Homer team challenging Juneau. “Th...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 2:09pm
  • Let’s hear it for the women anglers leading the 2013 Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby.  On May 27, April Saputski of Rathdrum, Idaho, hooked into a 142.2-pound halibut while fishing with Capt. Scott Glosser of Captain Scott’s Sport Fishing aboard the Mako. With the largest fish caught to date in...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 4:33pm
  • Seldovia’s long history has been marked with highs and lows. Alaska Native groups came to the area to meet and trade. In the first half of the 1900s, fishing, mining and logging helped drive the population up to nearly 1,000. However, the opening of the Kenai Peninsula’s Sterling Highway, a decl...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 3:44pm
  • With the ground finally thawing, Ninilchik Emergency Services held the official groundbreaking at the site for its new building Saturday. “Thanks to our then legislators, Mike Chenault, Tom Wagoner and Kurt Olson, we obtained a legislative grant of $2.275 million to build a new building,” said S...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 11:54am
  • While gathering coal on Mariner’s beach with her husband and friends one day in 1976, Judy Winn of Homer found a curious piece of — something.  “I sort of wandered and was beachcombing and found it in the rocks,” said Winn of spotting the object that was about 20 inches long, seven inch...

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 4:06pm

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