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  • The Thanksgiving countdown has begun. Seven days from now families and friends will sit down to meals of turkey and stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, and all the fixings. For may of us, however, reality is a bit harsher. Finances are stretched. Unemployment isn’t just a statistic. Family is tho...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 3:36pm
  • In summer, thousands of visitors hike, raft, fish and camp in Kachemak Bay State Park and Kachemak Bay Wilderness State Park. Many of them make their own way there by private boat, but others arrive through water taxis, air taxis and guides, all permitted under Alaska State Parks regulations. In the...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 3:26pm
  • A Sept. 9 teen drinking party in which a 17-year-old boy was sexually assaulted has caused Homer to look at the issues of sexual assault, bullying and underage drinking. Fourteen student athletes at the Sept. 9 party were suspended from sports, and two high school students and one college student have been charged with sexual assault in that case.

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 3:14pm
  • A find here and a find there is one thing. Put all those finds together and a picture starts to take shape. Such has been the case with evidence of creatures that once made their home on the southern Kenai Peninsula.  The 2011 radiocarbon dating of two remains — an ankle bone and a tusk — i...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 3:08pm
  • Led by a U.S. Coast Guard Color Guard, the Veterans’ Day Parade heads down the Sterling Highway on Sunday to the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center....

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 2:59pm
  • Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska Information about healthy aging vs. Alzheimer’s and free memory screenings Baha’i Faith of Homer Messages of well being and the benefits of prayer and meditation for adults and children Bay Club LLC Updated infor...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 1:53pm
  • Ask Mike Gracz about the Rotary Health Fair and he’ll tell you it and the comprehensive blood analysis offered through the fair saved his life. “I hardly even knew I was getting a PSA (prostate-specific antigen) test, but it was at the health fair and I just checked the box,” said Gracz, who w...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 1:52pm
  • Hard to imagine, but in its 29th year the Rotary Health Fair just keeps improving. “We are full, we are excited, we have new exhibitors,” said fair coordinator Sharon Minsch of Homer Kachemak Bay Rotary. This year’s theme is “It’s Your Life — Take a Day To Be Well.” More than 60 exhibi...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 1:49pm
  •   The Kachemak Ski Club will show the latest Warren Miller film, “Flow State,” beginning at 7 p.m. today at the Homer Theater. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for adults.  This is Miller’s 63rd feature film; it “brings audiences to a place only recently identified by scientist...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 1:30pm
  • The Kachemak Bay Water Trail Steering Committee will hold open house meetings Nov. 13-16.  The purpose of the meetings is to provide an opportunity for organizations, agencies and the general public to look at maps and suggest locations around Kachemak Bay suitable as “Water...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 1:29pm

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