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  • A red-breasted sapsucker was found up Spencer Street on Saturday’s Christmas Bird Count. A rare bird for Homer — only having been seen once or twice here previously — this was a significant find by Aaron Lang and his team covering the north side of East End Road. A spectacular, red Christmas-y...

    Thu, 12/24/2015 - 8:27am
  • Our family became dear friends with a butcher many years ago and we have enjoyed dining upon roasted prime ribs of beef for our Christmas Eve dinner many years now.  I am finally getting a handle on how best to cook a rib roast. When I go to the big kitchen in the sky, I would like “She final...

    Thu, 12/24/2015 - 8:19am
  • Homer Electric Association members will see rates drop about a penny with the quarterly Cost of Power Adjustment, or COPA, HEA announced on Wednesday. The COPA falls from 7.9 cents to 6.6 cents per kilowatt hour. That’s about a $6.88 a month savings for the average HEA customer using 550 kilowatt ...

    Thu, 12/24/2015 - 8:15am
  • Tonight, Nouredine Mama will celebrate Christmas for the first time.  The 16-year-old exchange student from Cameroon is Muslim, and though at home in the capital city of Douala he got a vacation from school in December, his religious holidays fell in the summer and fall. So the lighted tree in ...

    Thu, 12/24/2015 - 8:14am
  • It’s going to be a long five months. Before Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, starts packing for the trip to Juneau after the New Year, he stopped by Homer last week to meet with Senate District P constituents. Last Thursday Stevens visited the Homer Courthouse and the Homer Senior Center, spoke at the...

    Thu, 12/24/2015 - 8:11am
  • Like any 9-year-old boy, Isaiah wants all sorts of cool toys for Christmas — an Xbox, a go-cart, a motorcycle and a Nintendo. On Monday, the winter solstice, he got something a lot of kids take for granted: A home. “I was so excited, I wanted to cry,” Isaiah said of arriving in Homer for the h...

    Thu, 12/24/2015 - 8:09am
  • I  can’t type the word “home” without an “r” on the end of it. Our family has made Homer our home for more than 30 years and I am sure that is why.  We are fortunate to have both our sons home for the holidays again this year. Since the Other Fisherman and I married 38 years ago ...

    Thu, 12/17/2015 - 9:50am
  • Reality TV star Atz Kilcher withdrew last week an application to lease state land in the Fox River Flats for an art and music wilderness camp. Candace Snow, a natural resources specialist with the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, said Kilcher pulled his application on Dec. 10. ...

    Thu, 12/17/2015 - 9:45am
  • In a status hearing held in Homer District Court on Monday, Judge Margaret Murphy rejected a motion for dismissal filed by lawyers for Wilma TV in a case involving alleged hunting with helicopters associated with the Discovery Channel show, “Alaska: The Last Frontier.”...

    Thu, 12/17/2015 - 9:44am
  • In a courtroom filled with artists and supporters of Homer’s annual Burning Basket project, the 18-year-old Homer man accused of destroying this year’s basket on Tuesday pleaded guilty to fifth-degree criminal mischief. After accepting blame, Elias Graham said he had wanted earlier to make resti...

    Thu, 12/17/2015 - 9:41am

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