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  • On June 6 for Mary Epperson Day, artists Judy Wynn and Laura and Jennifer Norton once again transformed Epperson’s Etude Studio. A swirling keyboard and other designs decorate it. Etude hasn’t always been a music studio, and since its start as a small trailer in the 1950s, has been a house and s...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 11:40am
  • The current residents of Kachemak City — all 472 of them according to the 2010 census — weren’t the first ones interested in this small stretch of land east of Homer. Russians took a liking to the area more than 200 years ago and set up house near a settlement of Dena’ina. No physical eviden...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 1:28pm
  • Editor’s note: With 2014 marking the Homer News’ 50th anniversary, the newspaper is looking at some milestone events in Homer’s past.  ...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 3:45pm
  • Editor’s note: With 2014 marking the Homer News’ 50th anniversary, it’s the perfect time to look at Homer’s past.   If it’s May, it’s graduation season, a time to celebrate what’s been accomplished and a time to begin something new.   “Hom...

    Wed, 05/21/2014 - 2:49pm
  • July 1, 1964: University of Alaska Board of Regents approves request by the Kenai City School District to form Kenai Peninsula College.1966: Kenai Peninsula College offers classes through Homer Branch.1970: Gail Sibson, later known as Gail Ammerman, becomes part-time coordinator at a salary of $300....

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 12:26pm
  • When the Kachemak Bay Campus, Kenai Peninsula College, University of Alaska Anchorage awarded degrees or certificates to 151 people last Wednesday night, the event marked not just a milestone for the women and men graduating. It marked a milestone for the college, too. This year, Kenai Peninsula Col...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 12:24pm
  • Yes, indeed, there is a Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival (see related story, page 1). The arrival of winged visitors from the tip of South America, Central America and all along the Pacific Coast as they make their way to northern nesting grounds is cause for more than a festival, however. It marks a...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 10:36am
  • More fossil finds by Homer beachcombers have expanded scientists’ knowledge of the animals that lived here during an interglacial period from 27,000 to 55,000 years ago — what’s called stage 3, between the last two Penultimate and Naptowne glaciations. Radiocarbon tests were done for a horse t...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 1:10pm
  • It’s been almost a year since Peter Zollars came upon the metal cross along the beach of a Kachemak Bay island. Since then, he and local historian Janet Klein have been searching for information about its origin and purpose. They have been able to find little information, making it clear there is ...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:34pm
  • Stories about Homer’s bygone days fill the pages of books. On April 3, the public had an opportunity to hear the stories told by the ones that wrote them at “Meet the People,” an event co-sponsored by the Pioneers of Alaska and the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies.  Introduced by CACS E...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 1:50pm

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