Alaska Airlines flights return to normal

SEATTLE — Alaska Airlines said flights were running close to normal late Monday after a fiber-optic outage shut down its ticketing system for more than… Continue reading

Resetarits brothers released on bail

The two brothers charged with sexual assault of a drunk boy at a Sept. 8 East End Road teen drinking party were released from jail… Continue reading

Teen assault stuns community

Following the arrest last week of two brothers for second-degree sexual assault at a Sept. 8 teenage drinking party, Homer confronted the larger issue of… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2012
  • By Michael Armstrong and McKibben Jackinsky
  • Local News

Buccaneer’s jack-up rig to leave by Oct. 31

Buccaneer Energy’s jack-up rig Endeavour-Spirit of Independence will leave the Homer Deep Water Dock and Kachemak Bay by Oct. 31, said Buccaneer vice president Mark… Continue reading

Three business workshops scheduled for October

The Alaska Small Business Develop-ment Center has scheduled three workshops for October at the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center building. • There will… Continue reading

Homer Inn and Day Spa to host chamber mixer

Homer Inn and Day Spa will host the next chamber mixer. It will be from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 18 at the inn and spa, 895… Continue reading

Homer Recorders Office will reopen on Oct. 15

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 done… Continue reading

Business conference set for Oct. 15-16 at Land’s End

Land’s End will host its fourth annual Business, Marketing and Technology Conference Oct. 15-16 at Land’s End Resort. The conference is co-sponsored by the Kenai… Continue reading

Overcoming violence: A time to unite

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and I can't think of a better time to address our community.  Haven House has been providing crisis intervention,… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2012
  • By Jessica Lawmaster

Will new travel brochures show drilling rigs in Kachemak Bay?

Anyone coming over Baycrest Hill these days encounters a stark new addition to the Kachemak Bay skyline: Buccaneer Oil's jack-up drilling rig "Endeavour." For some,… Continue reading

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