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Homer youth values the education of life experience

January 18th 12:30 pm

Since he was very young, Randall Anderson has been helping his father with his business ventures. Today, he is preparing to set out on his own, armed with an education from homeschooling and life experience.

Woman helps others learn to move more freely

January 18th 12:29 pm

Walk into the Homer Council on the Arts building on any given Wednesday night beginning in February and you will find individuals sitting in chairs, arms stretched above their heads or lying on the floor, legs raised out in front of them.

Mariners go 1-2 in trip to Mat-Su Valley

January 18th 12:28 pm

The Homer Mariners went into their recent trip into the Mat-Su Valley looking to solidify their stranglehold on the conference lead. Unfortunately, it didn't work out quite as well as they had hoped.

Homer skiers take 4th at GPRA Invitational

January 18th 12:27 pm

The Homer Mariners' boys' and girls' cross-country ski teams might not have won the GPRA Invitational team championship, but they did turn more than a few heads.

Warriors split games with Birchwood Christian

January 18th 12:25 pm

The Nikolaevsk Lady Warriors sent a clear message to the rest of the Peninsula Conference teams on Friday. The message was simple — the Lady Warriors are for real.

Friday Night Lights ski event is reborn

January 18th 12:22 pm

The beauty and fun of the Friday Night Lights ski event is back and more beautiful and more fun than ever. From 6 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 26, the annual firelight ski event is being held at the hay field's loop located at the Lookout Mountain Ski Trails off Olson [...]

Couple creates unique artisanal chocolates

January 18th 12:21 pm

A truffle is a confection to be enjoyed and savored slowly and with attention, according to Homer Truffle Co. owners and confectioners, David and Evangelina Briggs.

Daymon Lee Allison

January 18th 12:20 pm

Daymon Lee Allison, age 53, passed away on Dec. 25, 2017 at his home in Anchor Point, Alaska. He was born on July 10, 1964, in Van Buren, Ark. Allison moved to Alaska in 1998, residing in Barrow, Anchorage, and finally Anchor Point. He worked for the state [...]

Joe J. Covault

January 18th 12:19 pm

Longtime Alaskan Joe J. Covault, 66, passed away Jan. 10, 2018, at home. No services are planned at this time.

Jack Berg

January 18th 12:17 pm

Homer resident Jack Berg, 63, died Dec. 19, 2017, at his home in Homer. No services will be held at this time.

FISH FACTOR: Fish heads, parts being examined for potential markets

January 18th 12:15 pm

State seafood marketers are rebranding fish parts as "specialty" products and mapping a path for millions more dollars in sales.

Opinion: Despite skeptics, the Earth is not flat, and man-made climate change is real

January 18th 12:15 pm

Over the last couple of years, the Flat Earth theory has been gaining support. There are conventions, videos, websites, and even brave pioneers, who plan to launch steam-powered rockets into the air to prove once and for all just how big of a hoax NASA has [...]

Martinez to speak at SPARC on Jan. 20

January 18th 12:13 pm

Join South Peninsula Hospital and Dr. Christy Martinez at SPARC for the next "Walk with a Doc" program from 9 to 10 a.m. Jan. 20. Hear a brief talk on "Simple Steps to Lower Cholesterol" then spend the rest of the hour walking at your own pace, chatting and [...]

School district to hold developmental screenings

January 18th 12:12 pm

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will hold free screenings to learn a child's early development, motor skills, speech, early learning concepts, vision and hearing for children ranging from newborn to age 5 this month.

City grants available for nonprofits

January 18th 12:12 pm

Application forms for the 2018 city of Homer grants program are now available. The grants program is funded through an annual allocation from the city, along with earnings from the city of Homer Fund and the Kachemak City Fund at the Homer Foundation.

Remembering Edgar Bailey, conservation activist and explorer

January 18th 12:06 pm

Edgar P. Bailey passed away peacefully in his sleep on Jan. 14 in Homer after a protracted debilitating illness.

Buzgas welcome first baby of 2018

January 18th 12:03 pm

Brooke Addison Buzga became a part of Kenai Peninsula history on Jan. 4 when she earned the honor of being the first child born in Homer. The daughter of David and Jaime Buzga of Anchor Point was born at 8:29 a.m. at South Peninsula Hospital. Dr. Katie Ostrom [...]

Colorful sunset

January 11th 10:38 am

An array of color is reflected off the partially frozen water at Beluga Slough during sunset on Jan. 2. Cooler temperatures in the area have allowed Homer's ponds and lakes to refreeze.

M's place fifth at Lime Solar tourney

January 11th 10:37 am

The Homer Mariners capped a solid showing at the ACS Lime Solar/Pepsi Invitational Basketball Tournament this past weekend by rolling to a fifth-place finish in the three-day tournament, which was held Jan. 4-6 at Anchorage Christian Schools.

First hike of the year a pleasant one in Homer

January 11th 10:34 am

Bright sunshine, brilliant blue skies and a bounty of new fallen snow were enjoyed by some three dozen Homer and Anchor Point residents, as well as some visiting skiers from Anchorage, who participated in the Friends of Kachemak Bay State Park sponsored First [...]

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