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  • You can’t venture onto the Homer Spit without noticing something new and interesting — totes of beautiful red rockfish just unloaded at the Fish Dock; dark gray seabirds, shearwaters, among the scores of kittiwakes and gulls off the tip of the Spit; the 90-year-old wooden halibut schooner, the G...

    Thu, 07/23/2015 - 9:30am
  • Eighteen riders and horses practice their jumps at Mariner Beach Friday. It was the wrap-up to a five-day clinic in which instructor Jim Briggs of Washington taught dressage, show jumping and cross-country jumping....

    Thu, 07/23/2015 - 9:25am
  • Driving in downtown Homer traffic can be a hassle. Is it better to drive all the way around to avoid turning left? Residents and the state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT) have pondered upgrades for years....

    Thu, 07/23/2015 - 9:14am
  • The city of Homer convened a town-hall meeting Monday evening. Part of agenda was to discuss the city budget. But the focus was on a bigger issue: What services does the city need to provide and how will it pay for them over the long term? The crux of the matter is that the public, based on past vot...

    Thu, 07/23/2015 - 9:13am
  • After news of the Iranian nuclear deal was announced, members of Alaska’s Congressional delegation released announcements with their opinions. Each item is taken from an email sent by that delegate:...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 9:52am
  • Gorgeous weather and a great turnout made the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust’s Anchor River Celebration, “Take Me to the River,” a success. At least 250 people flocked to the Coho Campground at the Anchor River State Recreation Area for the July 9 event, the first of its kind. The land trust hel...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 9:27am
  • When you pull over Baycrest Hill and catch a glimpse of the Spit, it almost looks like a hook dangling in the gaping mouth of Kachemak Bay.  And then you pass the sign proclaiming Homer to be the “Halibut Fishing Capital of the World.” Last year, 2.8 million pounds of halibut came over the ...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 8:22am
  • Safe kids, healthy families, peaceful communities – and bargain shopping. Homer Thrift strives to provide all those things, although not all are tangibly available off the shelf....

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 8:07am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and the Voznesenka Community Council Inc. have not yet reached a lease agreement for the upcoming school year for the buildings that house the village school’s students. Changes in the assessed fair market value and summer fish runs have postponed mutual...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 8:02am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is starting the budget process four months early for the 2016-2017 school year. Assistant Superintendent Dave Jones is asking program directors to begin reviewing department expenditures and potential internal cuts. The concern is how those reductions may ...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 8:01am

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