A de Havilland Beaver aircraft floats upside down near the mouth of Tutka Bay, across Kachemak Bay from Homer, Alaska, on Friday, July 19, 2019. The plane had an accident during takeoff with seven people on board. (Photo courtesy Robert Williams)

1 killed in Tutka Bay plane accident; child in critical condition

3 p.m. update: The man who died Friday as a result of a floatplane accident near Tutka Bay was the… Continue reading

Anchorage woman arrested in Anchor Point shooting

An Anchorage woman has been arrested for allegedly shooting a man in the Anchor Point area earlier this week, according… Continue reading

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Lawmakers talk among themselves during a break of a joint session of the Alaska Legislature Thursday, July 11, 2019, in Juneau, Alaska. Lawmakers are meeting for a second day to consider overriding Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget vetoes, but still don’t have the needed 45 votes as about a third of lawmakers continue to meet in Wasilla instead of Juneau. (Michael Penn/The Juneau Empire via AP)

Efforts to override vetoes quashed

Without enough lawmakers in Juneau, legislators look to next steps

A view of the back burning operations being conducted on the Swan Lake Fire as seen from Watson Lake in June 2019. (Courtesy Jessica St. Laurent/BLM Alaska Fire Medic)

Swan Lake Fire growth stalled

The latest measurement of the fire puts it at 100,812 acres.

The University of Alaska has started a new Facebook page, UA Strong, for Alaskans to follow the state budget process, and learn about the impacts of proposed cuts on the University of Alaska. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Financial exigency delayed, but drastic changes ahead for University of Alaska

The University of Alaska of the future will not look like it does now.

(Image courtesy Set Free Alaska)

Addiction treatment center in search of a new location — again

A faith-based organization that’s been trying to set up an inpatient addiction treatment center in the Homer area for months… Continue reading

A Cook Inletkeeper volunteer does stream monitoring of Fish Creek, Alaska, in this 2011 file photo. (Photo provided/Cook Inletkeeper)

Deshka River measured at record-breaking stream temperature

Two years ago, Cook Inletkeeper Science Director Sue Mauger wrote a paper looking ahead at what Cook Inlet salmon streams… Continue reading

John Hakla from Eagle River heads back into the water while dipnetting on the North Kenai Beach on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Tightlines: Fishing forecast

More than 225,000 late-run sockeye have gone through the weir as of July 15, doubling last year’s run — which Continue reading...

Rep. Tammie Wilson, R-North Pole
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Homer Farmers Market: New farmers learn in modern ways — and some old

A lot has changed about farming since the Homer Farmers Market opened up 20 years ago. One of the biggest Continue reading...

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Kachemak Bay State Park trails report

General announcements Please contact park staff to report problems, or to file complaints or compliments at 907-235-7024 or 907-262-5581. Email: Continue reading...

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North Dakota man takes lead in Jackpot Halibut Derby

Homer’s 2019 Jackpot Halibut Derby has a new leader as of last Friday. Jason Schuler of Wahpeton, North Dakota caught… Continue reading

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Kat Sorensen runs along a crossover trail on the descent on July 4, 2019, during the 92nd Mount Marathon Race in Seward, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Kat Sorensen)

Tangled up in Blue: A few Irish steps

In their extravagant dresses and tightly wound curls, my cousins would dance their weekends away. Irish stepdancing is marked by… Continue reading



Pet of the Week: Cheyenne

Cheyenne is a 10-year-old female. It’s been a long life on the road for this sweet, old lady. Cheyenne came… Continue reading

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Cops and Courts

Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases. Anchor Point Fire… Continue reading

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John “Mike” Gorzek

John “Mike” Gorzek May 6, 1950 – June 20, 2019 Longtime Alaskan and Anchor Point resident, Mr. John “Mike” Gorzek, Continue reading...

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Patrick Lee Sharp

Obituary Patrick Lee Sharp Sept. 10, 1955 – Dec. 9, 2018 There will be a memorial service for Pat Sharp Continue reading...

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