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  • To hear Richard Wilson “Toby” Tyler tell it, he hasn’t done anything award-worthy.  The Kachemak Heritage Land Trust disagrees.  Calling him a “prolific local artist, gardener supreme, scourge of invasive species and champion of the natural world,” the trust’s board presented T...

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 7:34am
  • If you’ve spent more than 10 minutes out on the end of the Spit any time in the last few weeks, the odds are pretty good that you’ve seen at least one large marine mammal — a tail flipping up as a humpback dives for feed, maybe, or a fountain of water shooting up from a blowhole....

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 7:22am
  • Gov. Bill Walker on Friday encouraged two diverse Homer audiences not to overreact or panic as the state makes some changes and figures its way out of a budget deficit of about $3.5 billion. Contrary to “Alaska being on the rocks,” as one BBC reporter said during a recent interview, Walker said,...

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 2:13pm
  • If you thought election season was over, think again.  On Monday night, the Homer City Council passed resolutions for two more elections over the next two months: on Nov. 3, a run-off between Heath Smith and Beau Burgess for the second available seat on the city council (see story this page...

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 1:50pm
  • A Nov. 3 run-off election will determine whether political newcomer Heath Smith or incumbent Beau Burgess is the winner of the second open seat on the Homer City Council. Donna Aderhold was the clear winner of one of the two open seats on the council, garnering 46 percent of half the total votes, wh...

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 1:49pm
  • Over the course of one day, the first woman documented to have driven solo across the contiguous United States spent 11 hours digging her car out of mud and then shot a charging coyote.  The year was 1915, and the woman was silent-movie star Anita King. She was undertaking the journey along the...

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 1:25pm
  • Whales swim through Kachemak Bay on Wednesday morning. Longtime residents report more humpback and Minke whales have stayed in Kachemak Bay longer than anyone can remember....

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 1:18pm
  • The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hickory will host the annual Haunted Hickory food drive on Oct. 29. The annual event, which dates back to when the Coast Guard Cutter Sedge was homeported in Homer, is sponsored by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hickory each year around Halloween.  Since i...

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 11:35am
  • Grade-school students from nearly 30 Kenai Peninsula schools got up close and personal with the fish Alaska is known for last week at salmon egg takes on the Anchor River and in Seward and Bear Creek.  The egg takes kicked off the 16th season of Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s Salmon in ...

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 10:08am
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is requesting input from interested persons at the districtwide KPBSD budget development meeting, scheduled for Oct. 15, 2015, starting at 6 p.m. at a school near you, via MS Lync. For inform...

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 10:05am

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