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  • “If you had to summarize the arts in Homer, two words: Mary Epperson,” retired Homer High School teacher Mark Robinson said on Mary Epperson Day, a big celebration of her life at the Homer Council on the Arts In June 2014. Called the “creative heart of Homer,” Epperson, 93, died after a shor...

    Thu, 04/14/2016 - 8:28am
  • For people addicted to opiates — or any other substance — there are many barriers to successful recovery, despite the quality of resources that may be available. In Homer, not only is there a lack of care for existing addicts, but there also is a lack of a coordinated approach to prevention....

    Thu, 04/14/2016 - 8:22am
  • Homer stands out as a major contributor to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska’s Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser, due to the efforts of Gina Pelaia and her team, the Rolling Realtors.  The Homer community’s Big Brother Big Sister branch held the event on April 2 and had seven teams part...

    Thu, 04/07/2016 - 10:12am
  • The Legislature must take strides to reduce the deficit, but the transition will be smoother if it is a multi-year process, according to a new analysis....

    Thu, 04/07/2016 - 9:24am
  • JUNEAU — Public smoking restrictions that recently passed the Alaska Senate could hurt proposed cannabis cafes in the state, a sponsor of the initiative that legalized recreational marijuana in Alaska said Friday. In a release, Tim Hinterberger said the bill would undermine the current regulatory ...

    Thu, 04/07/2016 - 9:13am
  • This month marks the 10th anniversary of Homer’s Kevin Bell Arena. That milestone will be celebrated Saturday, starting at 10 a.m. It will be a day packed with skating, a hockey skills competition, a barbecue, figure skating performances and even a referee contest....

    Thu, 04/07/2016 - 9:09am
  • A bald eagle brings a branch to another eagle sitting in a nest in a spruce tree near the Lake Street stoplight. Since 2010, a pair of bald eagles has nested in the area near Beluga Slough south of the Lake Street and Sterling Highway intersection. The first nest was destroyed when the tree ...

    Thu, 04/07/2016 - 8:52am
  • A Homer man found dead on the Spit last Saturday, Jeff Wraley, should be remembered for his intelligence, kindness and contributions to the community, said his close friend, Nina Faust. “I want him to be remembered as an incredibly generous, wonderful human being,” she said in a phone interview ...

    Thu, 04/07/2016 - 8:46am
  • A preliminary hearing for a Homer man charged with illegally growing marijuana was continued at the Homer District Courthouse on Tuesday. Homer District Court Judge Margaret Murphy, set a new date for Joseph Gabryszak, 32, to 3:30 p.m. April 19, also at the Homer Courthouse. The hearing will be for ...

    Thu, 04/07/2016 - 8:43am
  • A bill that would remove a state mandatory property-tax exemption for Alaska seniors failed to advance out of the House Community and Regional Affairs Committee and is unlikely to pass in its current form in the Alaska Legislature this session. Under legislative rules, as the Legislature is within t...

    Thu, 04/07/2016 - 8:38am

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