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  • Moose have trampled on its art. Vandals have stolen and trashed works. Some sculptures have been left in place, slowly returning back to the earth. Since 1994, Facing the Elements has merged art and nature on the Pratt Museum’s Forest Trail, testing creative ingenuity and inspiring imaginations. T...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 5:02pm
  • Several years ago, realizing that the fairgrounds was much more than “the Ninilchik Fair” and wanting to play a much more supportive role on the Kenai Peninsula as whole, the fair board rewrote its mission statement to be sure it included the entire Kenai Peninsula. ...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 3:56pm
  • George Overpeck and Trace Carlos live for extreme sports in Alaska, but it’s not snow they crave — but wind and water.  This year they are organizing and instructing kiteboarding at Homer KiteFest 2013. It’s been six years since Homer’s first kite festival, and each year more and more k...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 4:14pm
  • While gathering coal on Mariner’s beach with her husband and friends one day in 1976, Judy Winn of Homer found a curious piece of — something.  “I sort of wandered and was beachcombing and found it in the rocks,” said Winn of spotting the object that was about 20 inches long, seven inch...

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 4:06pm
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    Wed, 05/29/2013 - 2:55pm
  • “Ah, mom and dad, there’s nothing to do.”...

    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 5:36pm
  • If visitors to the 21st annual Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival thought they might have been skunked last Thursday with relatively few western sandpipers showing up, all they had to do was wait a day....

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 3:27pm
  • When angler James “Jimmie” Peeples of Chico, Calif., hooked into a 323.2-pound halibut last August, he and his fishing buddies “were amazed, flipping out,” he told the Homer News at the time. “I couldn’t believe it.” That day of fishing netted more than food for the freezer. It put Pee...

    Wed, 05/08/2013 - 2:11pm
  • Some nations celebrate the start of May with Beltane, the Celtic festival marking the halfway point between the spring equinox and the summer solstices. Other countries consider May Day as labor day, the day to honor workers. In Homer, we get down and dirty the first Saturday of May with our annual ...

    Wed, 05/01/2013 - 5:28pm
  • Think you know all there is to know about washing germs off your hands? Stick them under Scrub Club’s black light at Saturday’s 21st annual Safe Kids Fair and see how much you really know.That and more activities, information and special guests will be available in the Homer High School commons ...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 11:12am

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