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Announcements

The Homer Native Plant Society field trip on mushroom identification scheduled for Saturday has been cancelled. “Return of the Bark Beetle? The Changing Forest of… Continue reading

Mariner Varsity runner Aurora Waclawski runs in the Tsalteshi Invitational Cross Country race on Aug. 22 in Soldota. The Homer girls placed six out of 16 teams. The Homer boys placed seventh out of 19 teams.-Photo by Ben Boettger, Morris News Service - Alaska

Mariners host Homer Invite Friday

Following a great performance at the Tsalteshi Invitational, the Mariners will host the Homer Invitational starting at 3 p.m. Friday. Although the Tsalteshi race doesn’t… Continue reading

Mariner Varsity runner Aurora Waclawski runs in the Tsalteshi Invitational Cross Country race on Aug. 22 in Soldota. The Homer girls placed six out of 16 teams. The Homer boys placed seventh out of 19 teams.-Photo by Ben Boettger, Morris News Service - Alaska
Life-saving tips: Learn to swim, wear a PFD

Life-saving tips: Learn to swim, wear a PFD

Last Monday I opened a voicemail from my compadre Turk. He was so riled up that residual smoke leaked out of the receiver. He started… Continue reading

Life-saving tips: Learn to swim, wear a PFD
Robert Campbell

Robert “Bob/Bobby” Campbell

Robert “Bob/Bobby” Campbell June 24, 1941 – Aug. 11, 2015 Pioneer Homer resident Robert “Bob/Bobby” Campbell, 74, died from throat cancer on Aug. 11, 2015,… Continue reading

Robert Campbell

Announcements

The Alaskan Warrior Class Community holds a #Stop22on22 Ruck March starting at 9 a.m. Aug. 22 at the base of the Homer Spit. #Stop22on22 is… Continue reading

Dan Young stands on Spit property he and his wife Pam own. Located on the west side of the Spit across from the Fishing Hole, the property once was an RV campground. Today there’s little left of the campground; erosion has swept it away.-Photo by Miranda Weiss

Time, tides change Spit

I t was an idyllic childhood on the Homer Spit that Mo Hillstrand enjoyed during the summertime, when her parents, Mary and Earl Hillstrand, original… Continue reading

Dan Young stands on Spit property he and his wife Pam own. Located on the west side of the Spit across from the Fishing Hole, the property once was an RV campground. Today there’s little left of the campground; erosion has swept it away.-Photo by Miranda Weiss

Less restrictive beach policy proposal to be introduced at Sept. 14 meeting

Citizens riled up about a proposed city of Homer ordinance that would ban year-round driving on Bishop’s Beach and summer driving on the Homer Spit… Continue reading

Announcements

The Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board holds it regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. today at the Diamond Ridge Fire Station, 65705 Diamond Ridge Road.… Continue reading

Nick shares recipe for salmon brine

Things have continued to roll along in the silver fishery along the east side of The Spit.  Remember last week when I hinted that if… Continue reading

Players line up for the first Human Foosball Tournement last year.

Down East to hold human Foosball event

Down East Saloon and Homer Events sponsor the second-annual Alaska Open Human Foosball Competition on Aug. 29 at Down East. Last year’s champions from the… Continue reading

Players line up for the first Human Foosball Tournement last year.
Members of the 1967 Homer Nordic ski team pose in front of Homer High School. In front row, from left, are Milli Morawitz, Sally Calhoun, Gayle Gregory and Sally Barnett; in back row, from left, are Lynn Cason, Robbie Hoedel, Larry Martin and Dave Schroer, who was recently inducted into the Alaska High School Hall of Fame.-Photo provided by the Schroer family

Homer’s Schroer inducted into Hall of Fame

When the state inducted a new class of luminaries into the Alaska High School Hall of Fame, the Kenai Peninsula had the chance to celebrate… Continue reading

Members of the 1967 Homer Nordic ski team pose in front of Homer High School. In front row, from left, are Milli Morawitz, Sally Calhoun, Gayle Gregory and Sally Barnett; in back row, from left, are Lynn Cason, Robbie Hoedel, Larry Martin and Dave Schroer, who was recently inducted into the Alaska High School Hall of Fame.-Photo provided by the Schroer family
Elizabeth Ann Johnson

Elizabeth Ann Johnson

Nov. 1, 1938-July 15, 2015 Homer educator Elizabeth Ann Johnson, 76, died of natural causes at her home on July 15, 2015. A memorial service… Continue reading

Elizabeth Ann Johnson

Announcements

The Omicron chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, a service organization of women educators, holds its annual Back to School Supplies Project. Help local children start… Continue reading

First Friday Events

First Friday Events

Art Shop Gallery 202 W. Pioneer Ave. Prints on steel by Taz Tally 5-7:30 p.m., First Friday Opening Reception Homer photographer Taz Tally presents his… Continue reading

First Friday Events

Woodard Creek connects us

Anyone who’s experienced the quiet, shimmering magic of a rippling creek knows what piece of mind it can bring.  We forget about the turmoil of… Continue reading

Not money well spent

Since I live out East End Road beyond the city limits, I don’t have a lot of say about what goes on in the city… Continue reading

Petals have started to fall off fireweed at the Homer Harbor on Tuesday — a sign that summer is either early or already fading.-Photo by Michael Armstrong

Nature of the Spit

In 1966, when Daisy Lee Bitter, then a middle school science teacher in Anchorage, first brought a school group down to Homer for a daylong… Continue reading

Petals have started to fall off fireweed at the Homer Harbor on Tuesday — a sign that summer is either early or already fading.-Photo by Michael Armstrong

Announcements

The Omicron chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, a service organization of women educators, holds its annual Back to School Supplies Project. Help local children start… Continue reading

Council knocks off 26-item punch list

With an agenda rivaling a contractor’s punch list of things to do before freeze up, the Homer City Council at its regular Monday night meeting… Continue reading

Ellen Field, niece of marine educator Carmen Field, gets covered in sea stars near the tip of the Spit during a minus tide.-Photo provided

Summertime Spots to See the Spit’s Wild Things

Tip of the Spit • Flat-bottomed sea stars litter the beach and dangle from pilings during very low tides • Sea birds — including black-legged… Continue reading

Ellen Field, niece of marine educator Carmen Field, gets covered in sea stars near the tip of the Spit during a minus tide.-Photo provided
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