Homer News

  • In a repeat of the 2010 Hoka Hey motorcycle challenge, about 75 Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders left Key West, Fla., on Sunday and are headed to Homer.  This time, though, they’re riding for glory and not for a $500,000 prize for the first rider to hit Coal Point at the end of the Homer Spi...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:13pm
  • The incessant noise of the crowded Sterling Highway running through Soldotna faded quickly in a gravel lot behind Pizza Boys and the Shops Around the Corner Saturday where a group of five white tents clustered around a makeshift courtyard. Ella Fitzgerald sang about bringing her sweet daddy home as ...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:04pm
  • Who would have thought that those flamboyant peonies down at the Homer Farmers Market could get you a trip to the White House? Well, Rita Jo Shoultz has never done anything half way.  Now she can add to her long list of achievements that she is a finalist for the White House Champions of Change...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:01pm
  • You just can’t keep a good bar down. Yeah, that was the story in 1976, when the Club Bar rose from the ashes after a fire destroyed it. That was the story in 2007, when after three years Alice’s Champagne Palace, its name since 1980, once again reopened. That was the story in 2009, when after a ...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:56pm
  • After, well, who knows how many years exactly, a new Homer Harbormaster’s Office is finally going to happen. “The city has had a new harbormaster’s office on capital improvement lists for quite some time, but the actual planning and design of this has occurred in the last year,” said Carey M...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:39pm
  • Since the early days when the Peterson Bay Field Station opened in 1983, visitors to the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies environmental education center started their trip off with a little exercise. After arriving by boat from Homer, visitors got off at a floating dock and then onto a raft. Hauli...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:35pm
  • Eileen Becker was clear about her reason for organizing Tuesday’s debate between Republican candidates for U.S. Senate, Joe Miller, Dan Sullivan and Mead Treadwell. “As a staunch Republican, my main objective is to get rid of (U.S. Senator Mark) Begich. I’m up front about that,” said Becker....

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:30pm
  • JUNEAU — More than 100 Juneau residents filled the Mendenhall Valley Public Library Monday evening for a question and answer session with four state leaders on the oil tax referendum voters will decide on next month....

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 3:33pm
  • This time of the year is full of color with flowers in blossom everywhere. When cutting flowers from outside, or better yet the ones you get from the Homer Farmers Market, let me tell you how to make flowers last better in a vase. First, recut the stems, making sure to cut them at an angle so there ...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 3:25pm
  • NOME (AP) — Volunteers are in the process of building a new corral for a reindeer herd on St. Michael Island.The first fence posts were put up July 10, about three miles from the community of St. Michael. Construction is expected to completed by late July, KNOM reported.The herd is jointly owned b...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:24pm

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