• The Kenai Peninsula Fair’s 65th year marks a bittersweet milestone for the fair and its chief executive officer Lara McGinnis. After 12 years of cultivating a fair for the Kenai Peninsula community, this year’s fair will be McGinnis’ last....

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 2:10pm
  • 20 years ago in the Homer News: Following the crash of TWA Flight 800 the previous week off the coast of New York, the Era Airlines, which flew out of the Homer Airport, bumped up security regulations to strictly enforce checking passengers’ identification cards before boarding. Although the poli...

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 2:10pm
  • Biologists with Fish and Game charted a helicopter to conduct an aerial survey of several creeks and rivers on the Lower Kenai Peninsula, including Anchor River and Deep Creek. The group observed scarely inhabited rivers and streams, an unexpected find which left them looking for answers. “I don...

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 2:53pm
  • Library celebrates Homer readers A record number of people – a total of 423 kids, teens and adults – took on the Homer Public Library’s summer reading challenge, which received an upgrade due to a new program. The 10-week challenge is meant to keep kids engaged in learning during the summer mo...

    Thu, 08/04/2016 - 2:10pm
  • 20 years ago in the Homer News:  ...

    Wed, 07/27/2016 - 12:47pm
  • Ten years ago when the Homer Garden Club started its first tour of local gardens, organizers wanted to come up with a colorful way to make tickets. Rather than print tickets or badges, they made felt flower pins — 140 pins. The tour sold 170 tickets....

    Wed, 07/20/2016 - 2:20pm
  • July 30-31 COST: $10 for Saturday talks $15 for garden tours and reception Tickets at the Homer Bookstore Free to gardeners age 80 and older EVENTS: 4 p.m. Saturday, July 30, Kachemak Bay Campus: The Well Designed Mixed Garden, talk by Tracy Disabato-Aust 5:45 p.m. Saturday, July 30, Kachemak Bay Ca...

    Wed, 07/20/2016 - 2:19pm
  • A bull moose causes a traffic jam on FAA Drive — the road to the airport — about 3:40 p.m. last Thursday, July 7, before making it safely across the road. Peter MacDonald of Medford, Mass., took these photos from his motorhome. A captain with the Medford Fire Department, MacDonald works overtime...

    Thu, 07/14/2016 - 9:20am
  • O h me, oh my — five “grands” ages five to 11. What a crew. This little house is bursting at the seams. There are bouquets galore in various jelly jars, hither and yon, inside and out. Glorious. The soccer ball is being kicked into perennial beds, Jade the Dog is barking. It looks and sounds j...

    Wed, 07/13/2016 - 1:11pm
  • 20 years ago in the Homer News Lack of support for the Homer branch of the Cook Inlet Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse kept Homer from starting the Youth Early Intervention Program designed to catch youths when they are in the experimental stages of substance abuse. The program could not get starte...

    Wed, 07/13/2016 - 1:11pm

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