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  • For most of his life, William Strutz has enjoyed the fresh taste of spring water found on the 80 acres of land his parents, Louie Strutz and Jean Yenney, homesteaded on Ohlson Mountain. For the past year, Strutz and his wife, Mary Lou, have been sharing that water with a growing number of people. Si...

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 11:48am
  • At a recent meeting of concerned community members, actions were discussed to help meet the needs of local teens. “We talked to people at The Center, the R.E.C. Room, local businesses, a youth job training program, everybody we could think of to see how teenagers are taken care of during the summe...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 5:18pm
  • With the sun shining outside, a six-woman crew inside the Homer United Methodist Church’s kitchen were busy last Friday putting together sack lunches to be offered to Homer teens needing a helping hand. ...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 5:16pm
  • Light up the grill and invite some friends. It’s picnic time in Homer. In this case, the free community picnic, one of five governor’s picnics to be held around the state, with the public invited to share the festivities with Governor and First Lady Sean and Sandy Parnell, Lt. Governor Mead Trea...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 5:09pm
  • Sharon Bond’s son, 14-year-old Trevor, has a close connection to the vessels of the Alaska Marine Highway System. Especially the M/V Tustumena, the ship that links the family’s hone in Seldovia to the rest of the world. “Sometimes children with autism need a focus on something. His is on the f...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 5:08pm
  • “You can’t see the forest for the trees” is a great description for what happens when you live in a place for long. The day-to-day stuff gets so distracting you don’t see the eagle nest on the Spit, the sea otter bobbing on the bay or the eagle outside your car window as it glides beside the...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 4:11pm
  • The halibut caught by Randy Haines might look little, especially next to the monster 198.2-pound halibut caught by Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby’s current leader James Jell, but it’s the tag on Haines’ fish that could make the Arizona angler a winner.  A very big winner....

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 1:50pm
  • In 2012, Simyra Taback of Homer and Hallo Bay Bear Camp found herself in an elite group of tour guides from around the world: one of more than 1,000 nominated for the Wanderlust World Guide Awards, a global effort by Wanderlust, a travel magazine based in the United Kingdom, to honor the efforts of ...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 12:18pm
  • Having just competed in the 17th annual two-day Homer Yacht Club Land’s End Regatta on June 29-30, local captains and crews were back on the starting line Saturday to celebrate the Fourth of July. It wasn’t exactly a firecracker start, however, due to a lack of sail-filling wind. “At the start...

    Thu, 07/11/2013 - 2:22pm
  • It’s a change in leaders — yet again — in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby, with James Jell of Moscow, Idaho, bringing in a 198.2-pound halibut. Jell hooked the monster fish on July 7 while fishing with Capt. Chad Kiesel of Silver Fox Charters aboard the Arctic Envy. “(It’s) another excitin...

    Thu, 07/11/2013 - 2:18pm

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