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  • It’s been a warm summer. It seems everything is ripening a little early. Even though we are not even through August yet, berries seem to be falling to the ground — except for the ones picked and sold at the Homer Farmers Market.  Last week I saw black and red currants, red and golden raspbe...

    Thu, 08/20/2015 - 11:04am
  • Standard and Poor’s Ratings Services lowered the outlook on the State of Alaska’s credit rating from “stable” to “negative” on Aug. 18, and gave politicians one year to reorganize the fiscal house before the downgrades accelerate. Standard and Poor’s wrote that the current budget defic...

    Thu, 08/20/2015 - 11:03am
  • In a change from 2014, moose hunting season in game management unit 15C, the lower Kenai Peninsula, opens on Sept. 1, later this year than in 2014. It runs through Sept. 25. Antlerless moose hunting opens on Oct. 20 and runs through Nov. 20. Resident moose hunters can take one bull with a spike on a...

    Thu, 08/20/2015 - 10:59am
  • Editor's note: The story on a sentencing hearing for Demarqus Green has been updated on Aug. 21, 2015, to show a new date for sentencing. Rototiller operator ruptures gas line Residents in the Soundview Avenue area escaped injury last Thursday when a rototiller operator hit and rupt...

    Thu, 08/20/2015 - 10:39am
  • Nanwalek School’s 80 students finally received their iPads on Tuesday. The long-awaited celebration was not a quiet one.  Staff and students clustered into the village school’s gymnasium to receive the various Apple gadgets granted in 2014 through the ConnectED initiative’s partnership wi...

    Thu, 08/20/2015 - 10:13am
  • For 22 years, Homer’s annual Run for Women, later the Breast Cancer Run, has raised awareness of breast cancer. Sponsored by Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic, this year the annual August run supports another of its programs, youth services, with a new name, the Resiliency Run and Ride. The venu...

    Thu, 08/20/2015 - 9:43am
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    Thu, 08/20/2015 - 9:42am
  • The 2015 Kenai Peninsula Fair is slated to be three days packed with an eclectic blend of entertainment, Friday through Sunday, at the Ninilchik Fairgrounds.  This year’s homey theme, “Country Nights and Carnival Lights,” was chosen, not only to highlight that for the second year the fest...

    Thu, 08/20/2015 - 8:45am
  • I t was an idyllic childhood on the Homer Spit that Mo Hillstrand enjoyed during the summertime, when her parents, Mary and Earl Hillstrand, original owners of Land’s End, ran the hotel.  Beginning with the hotel’s opening in 1958, the family would migrate down from Anchorage each summer an...

    Thu, 08/20/2015 - 8:37am
  • A last-day filing by three candidates on Monday boosted the Homer City Council election from four candidates last Friday to seven as of 5 p.m. Aug. 17.  In Kenai Peninsula Borough elections, Anchor Point resident Dawson Slaughter made the election for the District 9 borough assembly seat a cont...

    Thu, 08/20/2015 - 8:24am

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Lupin bloom at the head of the bay