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  • 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
  • The strong connection between Seldovia’s booming past and its quieter present is spelled out at the Seldovia Village Tribe’s Museum and Visitor Center....

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 3:58pm
  • Less than a month into the 2013 Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby, April Saputski of Rathdrum, Idaho, has taken the lead with a 142.2-pound flat fish caught May 27, while fishing with Capt. Scott Glosser of Captain Scott’s Sport Fishing aboard the Mako....

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 2:18pm
  • No more pencils, no more books. Students at West Homer Elementary School spent the end of the academic year putting aside those implements of learning in exchange for shovels, rakes and wheelbarrows. The end result: a new trail and landscaping that have created an outdoor learning classroom designed...

    Wed, 05/29/2013 - 3:49pm
  • Retired Anchorage doctor Nancy Elliott Sydnam’s book “Sideways Rain” is fascinating in its telling of Sydnam’s 20 years providing medical care to Alaska’s farthest flung communities, villages on the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands.  Before getting into the details of the challenges she ...

    Wed, 05/29/2013 - 3:18pm
  • The Seldovia of today is a quiet, remote Alaska community of fewer than 300 residents.There was a time, however, when Seldovia was anything but quiet....

    Wed, 05/29/2013 - 2:30pm
  • The devastation of war is real enough when beamed into living rooms from across thousands of miles. For some, the reality lives in memories of those who were on the battlefront. For others, it’s the emptiness left by a family member who never returned from duty to his or her country....

    Thu, 05/23/2013 - 11:42am
  • “Tonight is all about you,” Dr. Allan Gee, Homer High School principal, told the graduates at Monday’s commencement ceremony.  The same could be said at schools across the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District this week as high school seniors are handed their diplomas and tell their hig...

    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 5:13pm
  • Need to jump, throw or run off some out-of-school, summer energy? Sign up for this Saturday’s Hershey’s Track and Field Games for boys and girls, with a full day of events planned for ages 9-14.Registration is free and can be done online or at the Homer High School track from 9-9:45 a.m. Saturda...

    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 4:20pm
  • The eye-catching Anchor Point landmark on the corner of the Sterling Highway and North Fork Road is about to go away. On July 1, Sharon Carrico is closing the doors of Lazy Sun Tanning and Tours and the blue building, with each side covered in figures painted by Anchor Point artist Bill Cummings, wi...

    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 12:53pm

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