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  • It was standing room only at the Ninilchik Rodeo on Saturday, as a crowd of more than 650 squeezed into the bleachers to whoop and holler for 145 competing cowboys and cowgirls. With the sun playing peek-a-boo on Sunday, the audience was a bit smaller, down to about 350, but “it was still a pretty...

    Wed, 07/09/2014 - 2:44pm
  • More than 25 people showed up for Tuesday’s “Ballot Measure No. 1: Referendum to Repeal SB 21” dialogue held at the Homer Public Library. It was booked as an open discussion with all viewpoints welcome.  One element was missing, however: someone supporting a “vote no” position.  ...

    Wed, 07/09/2014 - 2:39pm
  • A double rainbow appears over Beluga Lake and the Kenai Mountains on Saturday. Although Homer had clear, sunny weather, a mist in the sky created the rainbows....

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 3:21pm
  • “Who needs the World Cup when we have Strut Your Mutt?” emcee David Alpin asked the crowd of humans and canines at Saturday’s 37th annual Strut Your Mutt event, organized by Homer Animal Friends. The afternoon was filled with games, with mutts and humans pairing up to win water relays and a do...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 3:20pm
  • Kilts, bagpipes, a fake halibut toss, vendors and face paint are a few highlights to look forward to at the 2014 Kachemak Bay Scottish Highland Games and Celtic Festival on Saturday.  A celebration of Celtic heritage, the games invite male and female athletes and event-goers to join the fun by ...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 3:16pm
  • From the East Coast to the end of the road — Sterling Highway, that is — America’s birthday party is picking up momentum as Friday marks the United States’ 238th birthday. The celebration has already begun on the last 40 mile stretch of the road, with the emphasis on July 4th, but continuing...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 3:13pm
  • With three Republican Party candidates fighting to oppose him in the general election, Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, visited Homer and Seldovia last weekend as part of a grassroots campaign laying the groundwork for the November election.  The Alaska Democratic Party soon plans to open a Homer of...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 3:01pm
  • In his second bid to become Alaska’s governor, Bill Walker is running neither as a Republican nor a Democrat. Following advice he said he received from the late Gov. Wally Hickel — advice he ignored at the time — Walker is running as an independent. “I did this once before and Gov. Hickel en...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 2:56pm
  • Kate Donelley, 7, runs along the lupine-lined Spit Trail during the 2014 Spit Run on Saturday. See related story....

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 2:49pm
  • Homer High School is need of an assistant swim coach and a head baseball coach for the 2014-2015 school year. Swim season is Aug. 11-Nov. 8; baseball season is March 2-June 6. For more information, call Sunny Mall at 235-4662.  ...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 2:48pm

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