Alaska Rep. Paul Seaton (right) grills salmon with the help of his son, Rand, (left) and daughter-in-law, Lauren during a barbecue at Karen Hornaday Park for Alaska Wild Salmon Day on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Photos: Alaska Wild Salmon Day

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From left to right: Candidates for Alaska governor William Toien, Mead Treadwell and current Governor Bill Walker participate in a forum Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 held at Alice’s Champagne Palace in Homer, Alaska. They are joined in the race by Democrat Mark Begich and Republican Mike Dunleavy. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Governor candidates vie for Homer votes

Homer area voters got an earful on Tuesday about how the five candidates for governor of Alaska feel about issues… Continue reading

Dorothy Drive easement petition pulled

Dorothy Drive landowners pulled their petition to vacate the last 2,000 feet of the East Skyline Drive area subdivision road… Continue reading

Two file for Homer mayor, three for city council seats

Editor’s note: Mayoral candidate Ken Castner said that in 1977 he did not challenge Homer’s 1-year residency requirement to run… Continue reading

Cox takes second run for District 31 rep

In a second run at the Republican Party nomination for the Alaska House of Representative District 31 seat, Anchor Point… Continue reading

Henry “Hank” Kroll, candidate for the Republican Party nomination, District 31 Representative. (Photo provided)

Kroll: Lifelong Alaskan brings sourdough perspective to race

If the mold got broken making a classic Republican Alaska politician like Jay Hammond or Yule Kilcher, picking up the… Continue reading

Alaska opioid deaths increased by 77 percent in last decade, report says

The rate of Alaskans who died from opioid overdoses increased 77 percent over the last decade, with the highest overall… Continue reading

Kachemak Bay Campus Director Carol Swartz, left, speaks June 8, 2018, at the opening of the 2018 Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference at Land’s End Resort in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Kachemak Bay Campus director set to retire

Carol Swartz, director of Kachemak Bay Campus, will retire from the University of Alaska System effective Dec. 31 of this Continue reading...

Pratt to close this winter for renovations

The Pratt Museum will close to the public for major renovations from Sept. 5, 2018, to May 4, 2019, museum Continue reading...

Trinity White, 10, and Alexa Richards, 12, chase pigs down the track during the pig races at the Kenai Peninsula Fair on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 in Ninilchik, Alaska. Race organizers need volunteer chasers to keep the pigs going in the right direction. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Pigs, sword swallowers and magic, oh my: it’s fair time

Kenai Peninsula Fair The Kenai Peninsula Fair runs Friday through Sunday at the fairgrounds in Ninilchik. Events include up-and-coming country-western Continue reading...

A spawning chum salmon looks to return to the waters of Salmon Creek on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Supreme Court approves Stand for Salmon ballot initiative

The Alaska Supreme Court on Wednesday approved the Stand for Salmon ballot initiative for this fall’s elections, but not before deleting some provisions that violate the Alaska Constitution.

Sports
Justin Sumption (16) and Dawson Felde (3) come off the field celebrating with their teammates after defeating Ben Eielson High School in a playoff game Oct. 7, 2017 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. The Mariners went on to lose the ASAA First National Bowl Series Division III Championship game to the Barrow Whalers. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Football: Mariners fall to Kodiak in season opener

After a whirlwind season that ultimately ended in heartbreak for the Mariners, the Homer football team is debuting with an… Continue reading

 

Morin nabs Morgan title

Homer’s Chris Morin is back on top at Kenai Golf Course. From 2014 to 2016, Morin swept the two-day tournaments… Continue reading

 

Opinion

Letters to the editor

Trawler fleets to blame for king salmon losses In reference to a July 26 letter in the Anchorage Daily News, “Kings Continue reading...

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Community
Trinity White, 10, and Alexa Richards, 12, chase pigs down the track during the pig races at the Kenai Peninsula Fair on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 in Ninilchik, Alaska. Race organizers need volunteer chasers to keep the pigs going in the right direction. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Pigs, sword swallowers and magic, oh my: it’s fair time

Kenai Peninsula Fair The Kenai Peninsula Fair runs Friday through Sunday at the fairgrounds in Ninilchik. Events include up-and-coming country-western… Continue reading

 

Galen and Arlene Gordon, 2018.

Galen and Arlene Gordon

Galen and Arlene Gordon Congratulations to Galen and Arlene Gordon on their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married on Aug.… Continue reading

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Obituaries

Lillian P. and Benjamin G. Laughlin

Lillian P. Laughlin July 11, 1941-Jan. 31, 2018 Benjamin G. Laughlin Oct. 22, 1938-Jan. 31, 2018 Lillian Porter Laughlin, 76,… Continue reading

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Brenda Steenblock

Brenda Steenblock Aug. 6, 1940-Aug. 6, 2018 Brenda Steenblock, 78, died peacefully in her sleep on her birthday at South… Continue reading

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