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Judge rules in favor of recall election

May 23rd 9:39 pm

Judge rules First Amendment rights do not protect council members from recall petition

Judge rules in favor of recall election

May 23rd 9:39 pm

Judge rules First Amendment rights do not protect council members from recall petition

Judge rules in favor of recall election

May 23rd 9:39 pm

Judge rules First Amendment rights do not protect council members from recall petition

Judge rules in favor of recall election

May 23rd 9:39 pm

Judge rules First Amendment rights do not protect council members from recall petition

Register for writers' conference

May 18th 7:19 pm

General registration is open for the upcoming highly-acclaimed 2017 Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference to be held June 9-13 at Land's End Resort in Homer and presented by Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College-University of Alaska Anchorage.

Pebble continues to face hurdles

May 18th 7:18 pm

Now that they've settled their case with the Environmental Protection Agency, Pebble mine developers say they plan to scale back their proposal for the Bristol Bay watershed, though they haven't yet revealed what that will look like.

Velsko returns to provide health care to community

May 18th 7:16 pm

In 2015, Amy Velsko was hired to work as a primary healthcare provider in remote communities across the bay from Homer. Well equipped to face the challenges of living and working in an isolated location, Velsko was in fact, coming home. Velsko was born in [...]

FYI - News briefs & announcements - May 18

May 18th 7:15 pm

What can you learn about microalgae biodiversity? The Homer Native Plant Society Meeting on Tuesday, May 23, will feature Tania Spurkland and focus on Exploration of Kachemak Bay's Microalgae Biodiversity. The presentation will touch on the taxonomy, [...]

Tutka Bay hatchery debate resurfaces

May 18th 7:07 pm

The debate over placing hatchery net pens filled with 100 million pink salmon fry at the head of Tutka Bay sprang back to life this week, drawing a crowd of 150 to a "listening session" sponsored by state regulators, who approved the hatchery plans [...]

Homer launches halibut derby

May 18th 7:06 pm

Alaska's longest-running halibut derby kicked off on Monday with organizers hoping to end an era of slender winners — and charter boat captains wondering if recent restrictions on the fishery will turn clients away. For three of the last four years, [...]

Is your portfolio 'healthy'?

May 18th 7:05 pm

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. If you can exercise regularly, you'll help yourself feel better, control your weight and even reduce the chances of developing certain diseases. But why not extend the concept of "fitness" to other [...]

Opinion: Talk to your children about alcohol

May 18th 7:04 pm

School's nearly out for the summer and that means a lot of great things, especially here in Alaska. It also means that your kids are about to have much more free time on their hands, an opportunity for creativity and learning but also for risky activities. [...]

Opinion: Wasilla representative's comments a backward slide of racism, sexism

May 18th 7:04 pm

When Wasilla Republican Rep. David Eastman stated that village women try to get pregnant to get a free trip to the city for an abortion, many people cringed. You see, Alaska has a bad reputation as being behind the progressive curve in stamping out social [...]

Opinion: Letters - May 18

May 18th 7:02 pm

Hypocritical notions Yet again, I find myself compelled to write a letter on the upcoming recall and the lawsuit from the ACLU on the city.   The recalled city council members cry that they have first amendment rights, but if it was somebody else bringing [...]

Obituary: Lois Mae Phipps Schachle

May 18th 7:01 pm

Lois Mae Phipps Schachle passed from this life on April 26, 2017 at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska. Lois was 99 years young at the time of her passing, having been born on August 22, 1917. Lois was preceded in death by her late husbands- Stephen [...]

Opinion: Recall petition may not hold up to Alaska law

May 18th 7:01 pm

Over the last two decades, recalls have become a nationwide phenomena, and Alaska is no exception to the rule. Three members of the Homer City Council are finding this out, as their support for protestors of the Dakota Pipeline has led to petitions against [...]

Community news - May 18

May 18th 6:56 pm

Reutov awarded CIRCAC scholarship Homer High School 2015 graduate Filip Reutov was awarded the CIRCAC Captain Barry Eldridge Memorial Scholarship in Maritime Studies, and has enrolled at the Marine Mechanics Institute in Orlando, Fla. He begins a 51-week [...]

Pier One starts season

May 18th 6:55 pm

Homer's local theater starts its season this week with a kickoff and membership party on Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m.. at the theater on the Homer Spit. The event will include a reading of the tongue-in-cheek "Empire Striketh Back" by Ian [...]

Softball sharpens game against large schools

May 18th 6:50 pm

Last spring, Homer High School coach Bill Bell lost five softball seniors to graduation. For many coaches, that's a good time to start throwing around phrases like "rebuilding year" and "program development" when the next season comes [...]

Kachemak Swim Club finishes season

May 18th 6:48 pm

Kachemak Swim Club closed out its season over the weekend with some stellar performances at their annual Spring Splash Invitational Meet at Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center. Camille Dayton picked up four gold medals in the girls 15-and older-division: one each in [...]

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