McKibben Jackinsky

The 180-foot USCGC Ironwood, the first Coast Guard vessel to be homeported in Homer, was decommissioned in Kodiak on Oct. 6, 2000, and now serves as a training vessel for the Job Corps’ Tongue Point Seamanship Academy in Astoria, Oregon. (Photo courtesy of Daily Astorian).

Coast Guard, Homer celebrate 50-year continual partnership

Editor’s note: The story has been corrected to state that this is the U.S. Coast Guard’s golden, or 50th, anniversary in Homer. If you look… Continue reading

 

In a photo taken on Nov. 16, 2018, Aaron Carpenter holds a mammoth tooth he found on the beach north of Diamond Creek on Oct. 27, 2018, near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Three new finds add to ancient Homer bone collection; citizen science pieces together peninsula’s past

There was a time when scientists thought the southern Kenai Peninsula’s distant past, as in tens of thousands of years ago, could be described in… Continue reading

 

The staff and partners in the Homer Bookstore pose for a photo in the store’s cafe in Homer, Alaska, on Oct. 29, 2018. From left to right are Sue Post, partner; Jennifer Norton, staff; Jennifer Stroyeck, partner; Nancy Vait, staff; Sara Reinert, staff; and Lee Post, partner. The sculpture on the table is of bookstore matriarch Joy Post, mother of Sue and Lee Post, and was sculpted by artist Barbara Jo Auburn House. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

40 years and counting for The Homer Bookstore

“…(T)his store is showing positive growth, and with these three terrific owners and their experience I think they have a bright future. People, if they… Continue reading

 

Women veterans visiting from Fairbanks joined their hosts, Homer Emblem Club 350, for breakfast at Duncan House. From left: Kathy VanSandt-Barger, Homer; Jessica McCargish, Fairbanks; Sierra Nelson, Fairbanks; Kaley Maben, Fairbanks; Cynthia Nelson, Fairbanks; Deidra Neeley, Fairbanks; Sherry Parish, Homer; Monserrat Guzman, Fairbanks; Peggy Parsons, Homer; Fran VanSandt, Homer; Shari Daugherty, Homer. (Photo by McKibben Jackinsky)

Homer welcomes visiting women vets

Editor’s note: The article has been updated to make it clear that Sierra Nelson is a Purple Heart recipient. She also hooked a salmon shark.… Continue reading

Women veterans visiting from Fairbanks joined their hosts, Homer Emblem Club 350, for breakfast at Duncan House. From left: Kathy VanSandt-Barger, Homer; Jessica McCargish, Fairbanks; Sierra Nelson, Fairbanks; Kaley Maben, Fairbanks; Cynthia Nelson, Fairbanks; Deidra Neeley, Fairbanks; Sherry Parish, Homer; Monserrat Guzman, Fairbanks; Peggy Parsons, Homer; Fran VanSandt, Homer; Shari Daugherty, Homer. (Photo by McKibben Jackinsky)
Dr. Paul Eneboe poses for a photo in his pottery shop in August 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by McKibben Jackinsky)

Homer doctor celebrates 50 years caring for community

Editor’s note: McKibben Jackinsky is a former Homer News reporter who currently writes as a freelancer for the paper. This article was commissioned from Jackinsky… Continue reading

Dr. Paul Eneboe poses for a photo in his pottery shop in August 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by McKibben Jackinsky)
It was a humble beginning 40 years ago for Kate Mitchell and the Homer, Alaska, business that was to become NOMAR. (Photo provided)

NOMAR celebrates 40 years

From a school bus to a dirt-floored Quonset hut to a base of operations in the center of Homer and 16 year-round employees, NOMAR and… Continue reading

It was a humble beginning 40 years ago for Kate Mitchell and the Homer, Alaska, business that was to become NOMAR. (Photo provided)

Air ambulances save lives

Like many Alaskans, Milli Martin thrives on physical activity. She hikes, skis, horseback rides, picks berries and gardens. When Martin needs more than that, she… Continue reading