• Last week our colleagues at the Peninsula Clarion ran the above photo with the headline “That time of year.” The photo showed traffic backed up for more than a mile on a stretch of the Kenai Spur Highway that connects Kenai and Soldotna. We hate to admit it, but the reason for the pileup stumped...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 4:30pm
  • The annual Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival has come of age. If it was a young adult, this year’s 21st festival would be celebrating full legal rights. As one of Homer’s many weekend events that draw visitors to town, the shorebird festival ranks up there with Memorial Day and the  Fourth of...

    Wed, 05/08/2013 - 5:29pm
  • Sometimes the problems of this world seem so huge it feels pointless to try and do anything about them. “Being part of the solution” often sounds like a feel-good phrase and actions to match it appear largely symbolic. But, so what? A Kenai River guide has provided inspiration to do what you can...

    Wed, 05/01/2013 - 4:41pm
  • Last year as the merits of natural gas coming to Homer were discussed, there were a couple of recurring questions: Why aren't we talking about renewable energy? Wouldn't an investment in renewable energy be better for residents and the planet?...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 4:25pm
  • Next time you’re tempted to whine about how much you pay in taxes, you might reconsider with this information: “Tax Freedom Day” for Alaskans falls on Saturday this year. For most Americans, the date is April 18. And for the unlucky folks who live in Connecticut the day doesn’t arrive until ...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 5:07pm
  • Remember that old ’60s slogan, “You’ve come a long way, baby”?  It implied that women were making progress when it came to equal rights with their male counterparts, that life for the female gender was getting better. A new study released Tuesday indicates Alaska still has a long way to...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 4:14pm
  • This week marks a milestone in the Homer News’ almost 50-year-long history: a renovated website. For those of us at the Homer News, the website is noteworthy for its upgraded technology. Our webmaster Adam Bauer is breathing a sigh of relief — perhaps you heard him — because for quite some tim...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 5:07pm
  • Barring an appeal, a federal jury's decision last week exonerating three Homer police officers in the March 1, 2006, Homer Airport shooting brings closure to the seven-year-old case for the city and police department....

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:48pm
  • Last Saturday, some good policing by an alert Alaska State Trooper got a potentially dangerous device off our streets. After making a routine traffic stop, Wildlife Trooper David Chaffin saw what looked to be a meth lab in a car driven by a 26-year-old man. Troopers seized what they believe is a one...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 4:19pm
  • One of the barriers to some people embracing the flow of natural gas to Homer homes is the cost of replacing appliances, particularly their heating systems. A bill currently making its way through the Alaska House of Representatives would help with some of those concerns....

    Fri, 02/22/2013 - 1:02pm

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