• The Fourth of July weekend starts off with an affirmation of one of the basic rights of free people: to create art. As Homer hits the peak summer month, from Old Town to the Homer Spit galleries display exhibits. In her Homer debut at the Homer Council on the Arts, Homer-raised artist Hailey Smith p...

    Thu, 07/02/2015 - 8:05am
  • This year, the Fourth of July falls on Saturday, which means some good news for celebrants on the lower Kenai Peninsula: • Hey, you might get Friday off, too. City, borough, state and federal offices are closed Friday, as is the Homer Senior Center lunch. • That makes the holiday a three-day wee...

    Thu, 07/02/2015 - 7:50am
  • The Homer City Council set an apparent record at its regular Monday night meeting with what may be the largest council packet ever, a two-volume, 1,600-page tome that included 700 pages on beach policy recommendations.  Technically, the June 29 meeting was a special meeting since most council m...

    Thu, 07/02/2015 - 7:30am
  • Athletes at the seventh annual Kachemak Bay Celtic Club Scottish Highland Games set new field records last Saturday at Karen Hornaday Park. In a first for the games, Matthew Patterson of Fort Wainwright successfully threw the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1547 Challenge Caber...

    Thu, 06/25/2015 - 1:55pm
  • Firefighters and Homer Police responded to numerous calls last week for people burning campfires, but otherwise the lower Kenai Peninsula has been spared huge wildfires raging elsewhere in the state. With continued dry weather, low winter snowfall and equipment and firefighters spread thin around th...

    Thu, 06/25/2015 - 9:18am
  • When two artists join lives together, it’s inevitable that their art also will merge. For Asia Freeman and Michael Walsh, a couple who met through art and have been married for 5 years, sometimes that collaboration becomes a synthesis, as with their installation art work, “Backyard, Alaska,” s...

    Thu, 06/25/2015 - 8:07am
  • A single-car crash last week killed a Homer man. Alaska State Troopers said Bradley Dickey, 79, died of his injuries at the scene after his 1998 GMC Sierra truck left the road and hit a ditch about 4 p.m. June 17 near Mile 147 Sterling Highway near Stariski Creek....

    Thu, 06/25/2015 - 7:45am
  • More than a year ago, things looked bleak for the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve. The House Subcommittee on Fish and Game had cut annual funding. KBRR’s state partner, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, had told Homer’s community research program it would have to find another partner. All th...

    Thu, 06/25/2015 - 7:40am
  • Look closely at the textile art of Amy Meissner and signs of her evolving career emerge. The attention to detail and use of fine fabric show her background in the fashion field. Bold blocks of text reveal a writer’s sensibility. Children’s drawings done in stitching suggest she knows how to tell...

    Thu, 06/18/2015 - 8:12am
  • With only four Homer City Council members attending Monday’s special and regular meetings, it took unanimity to pass anything. Under council rules, to meet there must be a quorum of four members, but four votes also are needed to pass resolutions and ordinances. That meant the council postponed ac...

    Thu, 06/18/2015 - 7:36am

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