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Want to become a hero? Use your time, talents to help local nonprofits

Want to become a hero? Use your time, talents to help local nonprofits

T he theme for the Homer Public Library’s Summer Reading Program is “Heroes,” and not just the kind with super-powers and capes.  Of course, there… Continue reading

Want to become a hero? Use your time, talents to help local nonprofits

Thanks to Homer Foundation

Dear Homer Foundation, The City of Homer received a grant from the Homer Foundation to connect the fireplace at the Homer Public Library to natural… Continue reading

Fishermen concerned by Young’s MSA changes

Fishermen concerned by Young’s MSA changes

Congressman Don Young, never a friend to environmentalists but never before a foe of fishermen, is coming under fire for his proposed changes to the… Continue reading

Fishermen concerned by Young’s MSA changes
Connecting the coast

Connecting the coast

A small but formative fraction of my life has been spent gazing out salt-sprayed windows at rugged terrain and open ocean.  My father’s silhouette was always… Continue reading

Connecting the coast

Sullivan talks states’ rights, EPA, energy

JUNEAU — With polarizing issues facing the Alaska Legislature, there couldn’t have been a more interesting time for the state’s freshman U.S. senator to make… Continue reading

Don’t trash beauty out East End Road

The view out East End Road is one of the most spectacular Homer has to offer. It has changed over the decades as the dense… Continue reading

Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization moves forward

Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization moves forward

Almost 40 years ago, without regard for the conservation of our fisheries or the needs of the Alaskan people, foreign fishing fleets dominated the waters… Continue reading

Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization moves forward
This is one of the structures built by a community of Krishna Venta followers more than half a century ago. Addressing their dilapidated state is part of the Kachemak Heritage Conservation Area’s management plan for the future.-From the Helen Jackson collection at the Pratt Museums

Krishna Venta Conservation Area: Protected for Perpetuity

While Homer talks about being open for business, expanding the harbor, upgrading streets and all the things that allow a city to meet the needs… Continue reading

This is one of the structures built by a community of Krishna Venta followers more than half a century ago. Addressing their dilapidated state is part of the Kachemak Heritage Conservation Area’s management plan for the future.-From the Helen Jackson collection at the Pratt Museums

Dog poop real health concern

Many people scoff at the need to clean up dog feces. I am my dog’s dedicated “Poop Fairy.” There are many reasons why all those… Continue reading

President withdraws Bristol Bay from oil-gas exploration, drilling

ANCHORAGE — President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that he’s removing more than 52,000 square miles of waters off Alaska’s coast from consideration for oil and… Continue reading

Here’s idea for helping those in need

Here is an idea toward a more equitable, sustainable economy locally, now, using the system in place. We are an extraction state. The money is… Continue reading

Recycling is smart stewardship

I urge all Homer area residents to recycle their paper and corrugated cardboard boxes this Christmas season.  Most Christmas gift wrapping and boxes are recyclable. … Continue reading

State’s high cost of living  makes financial hardships common on peninsula

State’s high cost of living makes financial hardships common on peninsula

As a community we are identifying the best ways to support and increase family well-being. When families get the support they need and are resilient,… Continue reading

State’s high cost of living  makes financial hardships common on peninsula
From left, Dawson Roberts, JJ Sonnen, Anton Kuzmin and Clem Tillion catch their breath after practicing with the Mariner Co-Op Hockey Team at the Kevin Bell Arena on Monday. -Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Mariners talk hockey, teamwork, importance of Kevin Bell ice arena

By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer With the End of the Road Shootout behind them, the Mariner Co-Op Hockey Team, comprised of high school athletes from… Continue reading

From left, Dawson Roberts, JJ Sonnen, Anton Kuzmin and Clem Tillion catch their breath after practicing with the Mariner Co-Op Hockey Team at the Kevin Bell Arena on Monday. -Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News
From left, Dawson Roberts, JJ Sonnen, Anton Kuzmin and Clem Tillion catch their breath after practicing with the Mariner Co-Op Hockey Team at the Kevin Bell Arena on Monday. -Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Mariners talk hockey, teamwork, importance of Kevin Bell ice arena

By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer With the End of the Road Shootout behind them, the Mariner Co-Op Hockey Team, comprised of high school athletes from… Continue reading

From left, Dawson Roberts, JJ Sonnen, Anton Kuzmin and Clem Tillion catch their breath after practicing with the Mariner Co-Op Hockey Team at the Kevin Bell Arena on Monday. -Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News
Geologist Mike McCarthy stands at the base of a recent slide on the beach just west of the end of Saltwater Drive.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Homer: city on the move

Editor's Note:  Last week, the Homer News looked at erosion affecting residents of Judy Rebecca Court in the Baycrest Subdivision. This week, the causes of… Continue reading

Geologist Mike McCarthy stands at the base of a recent slide on the beach just west of the end of Saltwater Drive.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News
Seaton, Stevens clear winners; other results remain cloudy

Seaton, Stevens clear winners; other results remain cloudy

They’re back. With all precincts reporting, Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, and Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, will be the southern Kenai Peninsula’s voices when the Legislature… Continue reading

Seaton, Stevens clear winners; other results remain cloudy

Seaton, Stevens races not too close to call

With Election Day nearing an end, and less than 15 percent of the precincts yet to report, some races are still too close to comfortably… Continue reading

We can show we care by voting

We Alaskans have the opportunity to show the rest of the United States how much we care about the future of Alaska and the U.S.… Continue reading

Pike poisoning under way in Soldotna

SOLDOTNA — They couldn’t have timed it better. As the last of the interagency team of invasive northern pike killers stepped off Derks Lake on… Continue reading

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