Teen incident tells us: It’s time for a change

Homer revels in its image as the Cosmic Hamlet by the Sea and its reputation, as the bumper sticker goes, of being a "quaint drinking… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2012

School Events

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Chapman School Oct. 10: Parent group meeting, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Connections Ongoing: Registration, call 226-1880. Fireweed Academy The Academic Policy Committee,… Continue reading

Local student, now professor, brings students home

If you think only the edible parts of halibut are valuable, think again. Throughout the summer and into Alaska Pacific University's current school year, Dr.… Continue reading

Family appreciates loving care

We really want to thank everyone who came out to Dons celebration of life and those who shared publicly and privately. Hearing your stories was… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2012

Many thanks to Anchor River Inn

The friends and family of Gary Collins would like to give a big thank you to the Anchor River Inn for their donation of the… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2012


I listened to Mitt Romney at his $50,000 a plate fundraiser feast. Im here to tell you, Im aghast at the chutzpah of the 47… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2012

Many thanks to theater

When I first considered moving to Homer to teach at Homer High School, I was drawn by the vibrant community that appreciated the arts. Particularly,… Continue reading

Shame on you, Homer

A few weeks ago a young person here in Homer was victimized, traumatized and assaulted at a party by a group of Homers supposed role… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2012

Graffiti: a different interpretation

It is with sincere gratitude that I thank Jo Going for her courageous letter. I also appreciate Michael Armstrongs article on the graffiti that appeared… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2012

Farmers’ Market

What a beautiful Saturday to have the Harvest Party. The crisp air filled with sun, the vendors’ booths overflowing with veggies, music from the stage,… Continue reading

Researchers leave Pebble mine review

    JUNEAU — One researcher has withdrawn and another has been excused from participation in the upcoming review of studies released by the group… Continue reading

Sobriety is message of new video from Ahtna

Driving to the funeral of a Copper Center teenage girl whose death was alcohol-related, Ken Johns, of the Glennallen area wondered what he could do… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2012
  • By McKibben Jackinsky
  • Business

Court temporarily halts Alaska rail extension

By    JUNEAU — A federal appeals court panel has halted work on a railroad extension project in southcentral Alaska, pending a full hearing on… Continue reading

Chef Dixon serves all-Alaska meal

  The University of Alaska Anchorage Culinary Arts Department hosted the 20th annual Celebrity Chef Invitational Sept. 19 at the Lucy Cuddy Hall. This year,… Continue reading

Homer Recorders Office will be closed temporarily

  The state of Alaska Homer Recorders Office will be temporarily closed beginning Monday and reopening Oct. 15 at 8:30 a.m. Alternate recording will be… Continue reading

Chamber schedules October luncheon, mixer

  Jerry Rombach, director of administration and public outreach for the Cook Inlet  Regional Citizens Advisory Council, will be the guest speaker at the next… Continue reading

KBFPC working to raise breast cancer awareness

  With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic is helping raise breast cancer awareness through two programs. Gift certificates… Continue reading

Buccaneer Energy seeking permits for project 20 miles east of Homer

Work on the jack-up rig Endeavour-Spirit of Independence, with its three 410-foot legs towering above the harbor, isn't Buccaneer Energy's only work on the southern… Continue reading

Haggerty re-elected to borough assembly

Tuesday's election for two Kenai Peninsula Borough races saw two incumbents re-elected, although in the race for the District 8 School Board seat, board member… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2012
  • By Michael Armstrong and McKibben Jackinsky
  • Local News

Wythe gets mayor’s job, creating vacancy

With 809 or 18 percent of 4,375 registered voters going to the polls, Homer has a new mayor, two returning council members and, as a… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2012
  • By Michael Armstrong and McKibben Jackinsky
  • Local News