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  • With so much boat traffic in and out of the Homer Harbor, it’s easy to think the harbor is all about fishing. Not true. The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies’ twice-daily Creatures of the Dock tour offers an hour with a naturalist to learn about the intertidal life existing in the harbor. The P...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 3:58pm
  • Sunshine hadn't been predicted for Saturday, but it, along with more than 300 participants, were on hand for the 10K to the Bay Spit Run. For the second year in a row, Jake Moe of Anchorage was the first to complete the course that began at the Homer High School parking lot and ended at the end of t...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 3:08pm
  • Claiming first place for the first time in the Homer Yacht Club’s annual regatta was Capt. Ron Downing of Homer and his 28-foot Bristol Channel Cutter, Morning Star. Saturday’s thick fog and Sunday’s lack of wind threw a couple of curve balls into the two-day event, adding to the excitement. D...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 2:57pm
  • Colorado angler Christopher Johnson managed to keep his lead with the biggest fish caught in this year’s Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby, but more tagged halibut were brought to the derby weigh-in station on the Spit. It’s the tagged halibut that offer more opportunities to win in this year’s May ...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 2:51pm
  • Under sunny skies, more than 300 runners, walkers and strollers covered the distance between the Homer High School parking lot and the tip of the Homer Spit in the 10K Run for the Bay Spit Run today. For the second year in a row, Jake Moe of Anchorage took first place for the men, finishing in 32:...

    Sat, 06/29/2013 - 3:52pm
  • Craig Pennock, great-grandson of Homer’s namesake, Homer Pennock, and a resident of West Palm Beach, Fla., made his first visit to Homer this week. Traveling with him were his fiancee, Marti Kauffman, and Kauffman’s daughter and her fiancé, Michelle Kauffman and Matt Staber. Kauffman said when ...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 5:11pm
  • With a short break from her duties in Washington, D.C., Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski is spending two days with residents of the southern Kenai Peninsula in both Homer and Seldovia....

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 4:58pm
  • At 9:36 a.m. Tuesday, handheld radios buzzed to life at South Peninsula Hospital as Bob Letson, the hospital’s chief executive officer, announced the beginning of a drill to test the facility’s evacuation procedures. Under the watchful eye of Bob Becker, a certified healthcare emergency professi...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 4:52pm
  • 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

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