• Rattling along the deep ruts of the sand on the Kenai River’s south beach in a side-by-side, Jason Floyd took orders for mochas. He wheeled the vehicle expertly among dipnets, dipnetters, coolers and tents on the beach Monday — this crowd, though still thick, was nothing compared to the crowd th...

    Wed, 07/20/2016 - 12:49pm
  • Homer is known as a traveling community. It doesn’t take long to find someone who has spent considerable time abroad, bouncing from one hostel to the next, meeting others of a like mind. Wes Fazio, who bought property here only two years ago, is one of those travelers who now calls Homer home. He ...

    Wed, 07/20/2016 - 12:48pm
  • Homer Chamber of Commerce Communications and Member Relations Coordinator Jorge Davilla is leaving his position at the chamber and the town of Homer. Davilla, who has worked at the chamber for nearly two years, plans to leave Homer in late July or early August. His last day has not yet been determin...

    Wed, 07/20/2016 - 12:48pm
  • The A2 out of George Town, Cayman Islands, is moored at the Homer Harbor System 5 dock on Monday. The 154-foot superyacht sailed to Homer from Miami, Fla. The yacht is owned by billionaire George Lindemann of Palm Beach, Fla. The Feadship yacht was rebuilt in 2011 and 2012 by Pendennis shipyard, Uni...

    Thu, 07/14/2016 - 11:15am
  • Health care employment continues rising in the state, though economists are still unsure precisely what drives that growth to the levels observed. A state Bureau of Labor Statistics report released in May detailed that the Anchorage’s health care employee ranks rose by 1,000 year-over-year. This h...

    Wed, 07/13/2016 - 12:05pm
  • I made a huge mistake at the Homer Farmers Market last week. I told a friend who was visiting from out of town that I would meet him there. And then I forgot to specify the time. I didn’t have his number so I couldn’t call and check in. I just had to see if he came and hope I saw him in the crow...

    Wed, 07/13/2016 - 11:28am
  • The 29th Alaska Legislature on Monday began its fifth special session since the gavel first sounded in January 2015, but lawmakers appear uncertain on their path forward and unsure even what the next few days will bring. Gov. Bill Walker called the special session in an attempt to balance the state...

    Wed, 07/13/2016 - 11:28am
  • In a town that so highly values local business, anytime one closes its doors, it is an event of memory and mourning. Residents hold a certain fondness for each beloved small business, and Timeless Toys is no exception to this rule. Opened by Becky Pfeil in 1997, Timeless Toys has become an icon to H...

    Wed, 07/13/2016 - 11:28am
  • The Kenai Peninsula’s economy depends even more on the ocean and rivers than is apparent on paper....

    Wed, 07/06/2016 - 4:07pm
  • Agriculture in Homer has been evolving over the years. Before Alaska was a state, Alvin Mattox was running his cows down on the Beluga Flats (think Mattox Street), but when the dam was built to create Beluga Lake he moved to where Kachemak Selo is now so he could continue to run his cows on the mine...

    Wed, 07/06/2016 - 4:07pm

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