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  • Publicly accessible land in and around Homer is arguably one of the town’s most precious commodities. Both citizens and visitors in Homer use the land for exercise, enjoyment and to learn more about Alaska’s natural heritage. Unfortunately, these well-loved properties are not immune to vandalism...

    Thu, 06/18/2015 - 8:34am
  • An exuberant mood ruled the 14th Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, held June 12-16 in Homer. The public readings crackled with enthusiasm. The radiant weather didn’t hurt, either. This year 127 attendees shared the power of the written and spoken word, and the inspiring camaraderie of those who ...

    Thu, 06/18/2015 - 8:32am
  • It took until last Thursday, but after endless days where most legislators waited for majority and minority leaders to reach a compromise, the Alaska Legislature finished its one big job: passing a budget. On Monday in separate phone interviews, Homer’s legislators, Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, an...

    Thu, 06/18/2015 - 8:28am
  • Tom Schroeder’s got time on his hands. So much time he’s booked about 150 hours so far this season at the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon, otherwise known as the Fishing Hole. Schroeder has fished the Hole since the first salmon returned after the original smolt were stocked here in 1984. When the fi...

    Thu, 06/18/2015 - 8:23am
  • Alaska Gov. Bill Walker met with Kenai Mayor Pat Porter and Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre on Wednesday to discuss state resource use, a potential statewide burning ban and a disaster declaration for the Kenai Peninsula. The more than 2,500-acre Card Street wildfire, alongside several sm...

    Thu, 06/18/2015 - 8:21am
  • As of noon Wednesday, Division of Forestry Public Information Officer Terry Anderson was unable to confirm the exact size of the Card Street Fire stating only that it has surpassed the previously reported 2,574 acres. One additional home was burned in the Kenai Keys subdivision Tuesday night, bringi...

    Thu, 06/18/2015 - 8:19am
  • As of noon Wednesday, Division of Forestry Public Information Officer Terry Anderson was unable to confirm the exact size of the Card Street Fire stating only that it has surpassed the previously reported 2,574 acres. One additional home was burned in the Kenai Keys subdivision Tuesday night, bringi...

    Thu, 06/18/2015 - 8:19am
  • Updated 10:40 a.m. June 18 to add that campfires are now prohibited. Lessening winds and higher humidity caused the National Weather Service to lift a red flag warning for the Kenai Peninsula, but the fire danger remained at extreme on the upper peninsula and very high on the lower peninsula....

    Thu, 06/18/2015 - 8:18am
  • Because of high temperatures and low humidity, the National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning until 10 p.m. Monday for most of Southcentral Alaska, including the western Kenai Peninsula. A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are imminent or occurring now or will ...

    Mon, 06/15/2015 - 2:58pm
  • In a press release this morning, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced that because of a strong number of king salmon returning to the Anchor River, it is lifting restrictions previously placed on king salmon fishing in the Anchor River and nearby marine waters....

    Thu, 06/11/2015 - 1:35pm

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