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  • It isn’t a train, a streetcar or a bus. It’s a brand new Dodge minivan with room for four passengers or two wheelchairs and available for public transportation the end of this month. Through a program dubbed “Outside the Bus” by Joyanna Geisler, executive director of the Independent Living C...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 6:21pm
  • The first two families that landed on Ninilchik’s shores in the mid-1800s could never have imagined a gathering like last weekend’s Salmonstock. However, when it comes to supporting future runs of Alaska salmon, a long-time staple of Ninilchik diets, they undoubtedly would have joined the crowd ...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 6:05pm
  • The Ninilchik fairgrounds was home to two days of rodeo excitement in July. Last weekend it was the site of Salmonstock, a three-day celebration of “fish, fun and music” presented by the Renewable Resources Foundation. ...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 3:08pm
  • The 2013 Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby began May 15 and ends until Sept. 15. That means anglers still have plenty of time to land a prize-worthy fish.  Gene Jones of Bellevue, Iowa, has maintained his lead in the big-fish category with a 236.2-pound flatfish he caught July 25 while fishing with C...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 3:04pm
  • Make that one more delay for the M/V Tustumena, the 49-year-old, 296-foot vessel of the Alaska Marine Highway System that provides service between Homer, Seldovia and Kodiak Island communities. Between April and October, the Tustumena also makes stops at Chignik, Sand Point, King Cove, Cold Bay, Fal...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 1:22pm
  • Pilot cars, new pavement, new striping. Homer’s seen it all this summer. And it isn’t over yet.  The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is holding an open house from 4-7 p.m. Aug. 5 at Cowles Council Chambers to provide information on seven upcoming projects in the Ho...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 5:26pm
  • If you ever wondered why an elected official voted this way or that, or were determined you could do a better job, here’s your chance. The Oct. 1 election for city and borough positions is just around the corner and candidate filing is getting underway. Homer Candidacy filing begi...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 5:24pm
  • In spite of its name and leading character, there’s nothing slow-moving about “Slugs Forever!’...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 1:21pm
  • Think “garden,” think flowers or vegetables or grasses or trees. Think sweeping landscaped areas or a single pot of flowers. Think acres or a tiny balcony.  Gardens are all that and more. The Homer Garden Club’s seventh annual Gardeners’ Weekend is a good way to see multiple meanings fo...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 1:07pm
  • An Iowa angler has taken over the lead in this year’s Homer Halibut Jackpot Derby. On July 25, Gene Jones of Bellevue, Iowa, reeled in a 236.2-pound monster flatfish while fishing with Capt. David Bayes of Central Charters aboard the Grand Aleutian. In Homer for the first time, Jones, his brother,...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 12:52pm

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