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  • A Homer resident called 911 to report that someone had broken into her home on Saturday, May 14 at 6:48 a.m. Homer Police responded and found that someone had entered the residence and taken several items from the home, including firearms. The firearms taken were described to police by the victim as...

    Thu, 05/19/2016 - 9:33am
  • “Disco!” yells an excited boy standing on top of a cluster of rocks on Otter Rock. The rest of the group comprised of fourth, fifth, and sixth graders and two naturalists look up from the tide pools and start moving towards him....

    Thu, 05/19/2016 - 9:31am
  • Three notable birders bestowed their knowledge on eager listeners during the Shorebird Festival keynote speeches. Festival-goers from all over Alaska and the lower-48 gathered in the Mariner Theatre on the evening of Saturday, May 14 to hear from Sharon Stiteler, Kevin T. Karlson and Dale Rosselet....

    Thu, 05/19/2016 - 9:23am
  • Homer resident and Quest College student Parker Sorensen, Quest graduate and Juneau-native Iris Neary, Quest student Giovanfrancesco “Frenchie” Varoli, and Swiss pre-med student Florence Nikles reached the summit of Denali on Friday, May 13 at 2 p.m. ...

    Thu, 05/19/2016 - 9:06am
  • Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Medical Services honored community members with Years of Service Awards at the annual training and awards banquet May 7. The event’s theme, “Honoring the Past,” focused on those who dedicated and sacrificed many years of their time to serve the citizens and visi...

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 11:10am
  • Homer residents brought 305 bags of trash and 39 bags of recyclables to the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center for Clean-Up Day on Saturday, according to a press release from the chamber. The chamber gave away eight prizes for winners in the group, individual, most recyclables and family c...

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 9:44am
  • The number of teenage parents in Alaska is continuing its downward trend. Nationwide, the birth rate among teenage women 15-19 years old has declined dramatically since 1991, from 61.8 per 1,000 teens to 24.2 out of every 1,000 by 2014, according to a May 3 bulletin issued by the Alaska Section of E...

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 9:43am
  • Professors Beth Graber and Michael Hawfield were awarded the honor of emeritus professor titles at the Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College graduation on May 4. The title of emeritus is given to retiring professors who exemplify principles of exemplary academic standards, great scholarship...

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 9:07am
  • Sian Young grew up in Wales hearing stories of her grandparent’s journeys around the world. As Young reached adulthood, she too began taking trips to various destinations in Europe and even going to India. Young, now a 31-year-old mental health nurse living in Bristol, England, is spending a month...

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 8:55am
  • Two years and ten months ago, Erika and Paul Piazza painted and renovated the interior of a Volkswagen van and left their home in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  On Monday, May 9, they arrived in Homer. The Piazzas began driving through South America in August 2013 after losing their jobs — Paul is...

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 8:53am

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