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  • Well, we all knew it couldn’t last. Here we’ve been on an awesome super sunny day roll, and what happens? A big fire flares up 50 miles north of us, and a smoke plume the size of Godzilla rolls over Kachemak Bay. Holy Beijing! Despite all our clean living and responsible environmentalism, this w...

    Wed, 05/21/2014 - 4:51pm
  • 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 - 3:49pm
  • Zounds! It is late Saturday and I have spent the day stuffing every available space in the perennial beds with annuals. I know, don’t plant out your tender starts on a sunny day, but there hasn’t been anything else so one needs to get the job done, and done it is. What a relief....

    Wed, 05/21/2014 - 12:11pm
  • You could finally see it starting last weekend, the welcome sight of the tents going up at the Homer Farmers Market.  This Memorial Day weekend the Market starts at 10 a.m. Saturday.  As the weather would suggest, things are growing like crazy so you will be able to find all kinds of eager...

    Wed, 05/21/2014 - 10:35am
  • Here at the News it takes a Cray supercomputer to keep track of everyone’s summer vacation schedules. We’re guessing a lot of small businesses around town have this problem. Most of you work super hard and can multitask almost as well as a single parent balancing a full-time job, college classes...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 1:58pm
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    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 1:56pm
  • On loan from the Anchorage Musuem, “Dena’inaq’ Huch’ulyeshi: The Dena’ina Way of Living” opens Friday with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Pratt Museum, the first Alaska museum to show the traveling exhibit. The reception includes music by Jon Ross of the Kenaitze tribe and a talk at...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 1:52pm
  • Friends of Homer Public Library get Big Read grant...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 1:49pm
  • 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 - 1:26pm
  • 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 - 1:24pm

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