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  • Everyday is like thisthe short and long of forgetting:a man with a walking stick, a limp;his daughter in a red sweatshirtcrossing the berm.  — “Listening for the Rain,” by Wendy Erd, one of her Beluga Slough poems BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 3:16pm
  • Following the fatal bombings at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, “Boston strong” became a guiding chant. For the city. For the 36,000 runners that ran the 26.2 miles on Monday. And for Homer’s Mike Illg. In October, Illg, who was raised in Boston and is the coordinator of the city ...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 3:13pm
  • House District 30 and the lower and central Kenai Peninsula could get $7 million in capital projects if a budget on the table in the Alaska Legislature passes. Of that amount, $2.2 million is for department requests or reappropriations. Funding for new projects totals $4.7 million. Topping the list ...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 3:11pm
  • Legislators have their boxes packed, computers have been shipped to local offices and some aides have boarded the ferry and left Juneau, but as of late Wednesday morning, the 28th session of the Alaska Legislature remained at work as a joint House-Senate conference committee struggled to resolve dis...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 3:08pm
  • Poet Wendy Erd, political commentator Shannyn Moore and community activist-artist Mavis Muller will be the honored guests at an Earth Day reception that begins at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. Here’s a little more about them. Wendy ErdOn her business card, poet Wen...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 2:44pm
  • What do electric cars, orchard pigs and prayer flags have in common? Stop by the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center Saturday to find out. Although Earth Day was officially April 22, Homer’s Earth Day Celebration starts at noon this Saturday....

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 2:30pm
  • Fifty years ago, much of Alaska, including Homer, was still shaken by the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake. For those that were here, the memories are still unsettling.All the more reason to fill Easter weekend with joyful celebrations American Legion Post 16 got a jump — or was that a hop? — on the ...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 2:24pm
  • A Homer man critically injured in a March 3 car crash near Anchor Point has died of his injuries. Mark Shufelt, 51, died April 3, Alaska State Troopers announced in a press release earlier this month. Shufelt was driving south in his 1998 Toyota Tacoma truck near Mile 155 Sterling Highway in Anchor ...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:03pm
  • Medical appointments took Gavriil and Fenya Basargin of Razdolna and their four children to Anchorage in December. Turning the trip into a mini-vacation, the family decided to stay in Anchorage a little longer. That decision led to a life-changing event for the family.  In March 2013, the Basar...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:59pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly continued its debate about assembly member compensation at its Tuesday meeting in Seward. For the second meeting in a row an ordinance to adjust compensation was up for public hearing, after being postponed at the April 1 meeting. The assembly defeated ordinance ...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:54pm

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