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  • It may be summer vacation, but a large number of Homer area youngsters just completed one more week of school last Friday. Vacation Bible School at Faith Lutheran Church, that is. “We’ve had 101 kids, ages 3-12,” said Gretchen McCullough, the church’s director of Christian education....

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:40pm
  • From 5 to 7 p.m. today, the Pratt Museum holds an event celebrating a $900,000 grant it received in the state capital budget. The money will give a major boost to the museum’s capital funding campaign for a new museum building. ...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:39pm
  • The city of Homer has settled with two of three property owners who filed claims in a sewer line backup that pushed raw sewage into three homes on the north shore of Beluga Lake in January 2013. Homeowner Steve Bambakidis accepted a $45,000 settlement and homeowner Ken Halpin accepted a $250,000 set...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:39pm
  • Less than a week after one of his primary opponents, Joe Miller, spoke in Homer for Father’s Day, last Thursday Dan Sullivan visited town for two public meetings and some boots-on-the ground campaigning. Sullivan, 49, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, is running against Mille...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:26pm
  • ANCHORAGE (AP) — A judge in Anchorage is conducting a trial in a voting rights lawsuit filed by several Alaska villages that alleges the state has failed to provide accurate, complete translations of voting materials into Alaska Native languages. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the case wen...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:24pm
  • Condominium owners once again are expressing their concerns over the city’s assessment of condos within the Natural Gas Homer Special Assessment District. Margarida Kondak of the High Tide Condominium Association on Monday read a letter signed by numerous condo owners to the Homer City Council ask...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:15pm
  • Shoshana Sadow rides Tauronus during jumping clinics on the beach at Mariner Park June 19th...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:12pm
  • Now that it’s summer and the roads and trails have been swept, walkers and bicyclists have become more common. The completion of the Homer Spit trail from Kachemak Drive to Land’s End has brought more traffic to the new trail winding along the harbor. With more users has come conflict, and a pus...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:11pm
  • As a part of the Chinook Salmon Research Initiative, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is looking at the genetic stock composition of the marine king salmon fishery. There are port samplers stationed at the Homer Harbor, and Deep Creek and Anchor Point tractor launches conducting quick intervie...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 2:52pm
  • When Bernie and Marion Simon arrived at their Kasitsna Bay cabin on June 19, they were greeted by a bald eagle that appeared to be suffering from a wing injury. “The poor guy was hungry and so cold and wet,” said Marion Simon. “He couldn’t hop around. He kept stepping on his wing.” The Sim...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 2:31pm

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