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  • Homer High School senior Robert Martin became the first Homer youth to receive the Summer of Heroes scholarship from Alaska Communications at the Alaska State Fair on Aug. 28. In partnership with Boys and Girls Club – Alaska, ACS presents six young adults with a $1,500 scholarship to recognize the...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 3:20pm
  • A single-vehicle crash late last Friday killed a 32-year-old Homer man. In a press release, Alaska State Troopers said Jonathan R. Osteen died of his injuries when he was ejected from his truck. Troopers said they believed Osteen died before they arrived at the scene. Kachemak Emergency Service medi...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 3:05pm
  • With his 3-year term expiring this October, veteran Homer City Council member Bryan Zak chose not to run for re-election and instead shifted his focus to another city office: Homer mayor. Like opponent David Lewis, Zak was first elected to the council in 2008. Zak, 60, won a 2-year seat that came op...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 3:05pm
  • Three-term Homer City Council member and Mayor Pro-Tempore David Lewis said he’s running for one simple reason. “I thought about it for a while. I wanted to see who put their name in,” he said. “I don’t think it should be a giveaway job. I think there should be competition.” Lewis, 62, f...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 3:05pm
  • KENAI — Gov. Bill Walker reiterated a call Monday for a fix to Alaska’s budget deficit while also signing into law a tax credit designed to encourage fertilizer company Agrium to reopen its Nikiski plant. With the sponsor, Speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, ...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 1:32pm
  • If you are also a big fan of the Homer Farmers Market, you probably get their e-newsletter and see that there are recipes in it every week. Some folks just know food and flavor so well that they make amazing dishes without recipes. Some, like me, only make good taste testers. But I get brave when th...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 1:31pm
  • Several organizations, including the Kenai Peninsula Borough, are opposing the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities’ selected route for a highway bypass around Cooper Landing....

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 1:20pm
  • JUNEAU — You can grow a 20-pound cucumber in Soldotna, but pay $5.79 for a one-pound bag of imported carrots in Kotzebue. When it comes to fruits and vegetables, Alaska varies region by region. Areas like the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and Tanana Valley are great for growing, where outside farming ...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 1:12pm
  • For the second year in a row, a vandal or vandals snuck in during the dark of early morning and tried to burn the Burning Basket at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit. As also happened last year, while badly damaged, the basket survived the torching. By noon Saturday, volunteers working with Mavis Mulle...

    Sat, 09/10/2016 - 1:23pm
  • Editor's note: This article was updated to include information from Alaska Wildlife Troopers regarding the legality of using blowguns and darts to hunt small game. Two Steller’s jays trying to fatten up for the winter almost met an early end last week. Someone in downtown Homer shot the bright-blu...

    Wed, 09/07/2016 - 3:06pm

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