The Haunted Hickory features ghouls, goblins and monsters from the USCGC Hickory. Haunted Hickory welcomes the easily-scared from 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26. The hardcore, you-can’t-scare-me crowd can can test the ship’s fear factor from 6-9 p.m. (Homer News file photo)

Homer embraces Halloween from the Hickory and beyond

Like pretty much everything it does, Homer puts its own stamp on traditions — including Halloween, the day when kids dress up as creepy monsters… Continue reading

 

Boy finds rare, ancient tapir fossil in Alaska

Boy finds rare, ancient tapir fossil in Alaska

What’s nicer than spending a day at the beach? With family and friends? Looking for interesting items to take home? That’s exactly what Janet Klein… Continue reading

 

Kendall Dellasperanza, a teacher at McNeil Canyon Elementary School, helps some of her fourth grade students transfer trash from one bag to another Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 during the Kachemak Bay CoastWalk at Mariner Park in Homer, Alaska. Citizen groups, including classes from multiple schools, adopt a section of Kachemak Bay shoreline to clean up during the annual event hosted by the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News.)

CoastWalk cleans up beaches and monitors ecology

Students from McNeil Canyon Elementary School walking the Homer Spit beaches last Friday have become the latest generation of citizen scientists participating in CoastWalk, the… Continue reading

 

Pinks run in places never seen before in bay

Pinks run in places never seen before in bay

All around Kachemak Bay the past weeks, people have reported large runs of pink salmon in places never seen before — at least in significant… Continue reading

Pinks run in places never seen before in bay
A row of skin kayaks is on display at a previous Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Festival last Saturday. (Homer News file photo)

Wooden boat fest celebrates big 2-5

Since its start in May 1993, the annual Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Society Festival has moved in both location and time of year. Now in… Continue reading

A row of skin kayaks is on display at a previous Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Festival last Saturday. (Homer News file photo)
Goshawk can’t stop enjoyment of ‘gem of a trail’

Goshawk can’t stop enjoyment of ‘gem of a trail’

Hikers walking Alaska’s many trails know to take water, food, extra clothing, a First Aid kit, and, in the event of bears, bear spray or… Continue reading

Goshawk can’t stop enjoyment of ‘gem of a trail’

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20 years ago in the Homer News One of two Homer Police officers accused of excessive force by a woman they arrested submitted his resignation… Continue reading

Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News Homer sent a proposal to the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council asking for an environmental assessment of… Continue reading

Gardeners Weekend explores challenging local climate

Gardeners Weekend explores challenging local climate

Homer gardens can be festive, or restive, refined, or wildly imaginative. Come July 29 and 30: Gardeners’ Weekend, sponsored by the Homer Garden Club, will… Continue reading

Gardeners Weekend explores challenging local climate

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20 years ago in the Homer News A homeowner found a 100-pound black bear entered her cabin through an unlocked door and got trapped when… Continue reading

Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News A legal dispute over grandfather rights has led to proposed changes in the city zoning code. The Homer… Continue reading

Time to tidepool

Time to tidepool

What happens rarely, features lots of red-and-green things and brings gifts? Nope — it’s not Christmas, but the big summer low tides. Since late April,… Continue reading

Time to tidepool

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20 years ago in the Homer News About 200 people turned out on a sunny Saturday to build the new Karen Hornaday Park Playground. Homer… Continue reading

Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News Gordie Vernon and Thai Verzone won the Hope-to-Homer Alaska Mountain Classic Race in 4 days, 9 hours and… Continue reading

Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News Homer’s growth rate has fueled a boom in home sales and construction. In the previous 10 years the… Continue reading

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20 years ago in the Homer News Homer Police officers doing bicycle patrols on the Spit received a warm reception from business owners, fishermen and… Continue reading

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20 years ago in the Homer News High temperatures over the weekend caused a swarm of spruce-bark beetles. Many said it was the worst infestation… Continue reading

Here’s the goal: To love every minute you tend your garden

Here’s the goal: To love every minute you tend your garden

Where to start? Much has been happening in this little garden. May I emphasize “little”? If there were another 10 square feet under cultivation I… Continue reading

Here’s the goal: To love every minute you tend your garden

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20 years ago in the Homer News The Homer High School class of 1997 made its mark in their choice of a unique cap-and-gown color… Continue reading

Colorful 5K draws enthusiastic crowd

Colorful 5K draws enthusiastic crowd

By McKibben Jackinsky For the Homer News In a fitting burst of color, on Saturday a throng of eager runners and walkers crossed the starting… Continue reading

Colorful 5K draws enthusiastic crowd
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