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Homer’s Best Bets

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, started on Sunday. Yes, it’s now year 5,776, a pretty respectable run for a culture and a religion. It’s… Continue reading

 

Farmers, state agencies keep eye on local flocks

Alaska flocks have not yet been stricken by the largest avian influenza outbreak to hit the poultry industry in history. The risk, however, is still… Continue reading

 

Permanent Fund Corp. chief executive resigns

ANCHORAGE — The head of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. has resigned because of undisclosed health concerns. The departure of chief executive Mike Burns was… Continue reading

 

Homer’s Best Bets

When, oh when will our long seasonal nightmare end? Day after day, roaring blizzards have left maybe an inch of snow daily on our winter-weary… Continue reading

Homer’s Best Bets

The Betster always finds the Lower 48 response to a big East Coast blizzard amusing. If a winter storm that in Alaska we’d call “a… Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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

Weather observer wins national honor

At his home 8 miles northwest of Homer, weather observer Allan Crawford makes daily records of maximum and minimum temperature and precipitation.  “Weather is what… 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

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

Navarre: Health care tops his concerns

Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre is no stranger to campaigns. All told, this is his tenth, including his years in the Alaska State Legislature… Continue reading

Exxon Valdez oil spill response spurs area residents into action

Editor’s note: With 2014 marking the Homer News’ 50th anniversary, it’s the perfect time to look at Homer’s past. This month marks the 25th anniversary… Continue reading

Wind storm knocks out power in Homer, peninsula

A wind storm that blew in Thursday night has knocked out power throughout the Kenai Peninsula. As of 2:20 p.m., the outage affected Homer Electric… Continue reading

Spring-like weather sidelines skiers

The Homer High School Mariner cross country ski team was dealt a change of plans last weekend, when warm weather caused cancelation of a scheduled… Continue reading

ASMI fights rumors of tainted Alaska fish

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is waging an informational campaign against persistent rumors online and in social media that Alaska seafood is tainted by radiation… Continue reading

Young photographers explore issue of teen alcohol use

Whether it’s looking at the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, the impact of climate change or living with the tides, Homer artists have long used a… Continue reading

Winter Sundays warmer with Wynn’s bonfires

Oh, what a difference a few hundred feet in elevation can make. At sea level Sunday, it was spring-like. Green grass poked through melting layers… Continue reading

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