Buzgas welcome first baby of 2018

Jan 18th 1:03 pm By Tommy Wells

Brooke Addison Buzga became a part of Kenai Peninsula history on Jan. 4 when she earned the honor of being the first child born in Homer. The daughter of David and Jaime Buzga of Anchor Point was born at 8:29 a.m. at South Peninsula Hospital. Dr. Katie Ostrom delivered the child.

Statewide Stories

Opinion: Spring is perfect time to set limits for screen use in your home

May 5th 8:58 am

On Saturday, I happened to wander into the house for a minute from the sun-drenched gardens outside. It was a beautiful day, blustery, with birds singing and puddles all over the place. Inside, however, it was quiet, stone quiet, which could only mean one [...]

Salmon permit sales slump across state

May 5th 8:52 am

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Regional trusts proposed for lease of fish permits

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Communities could lease to fishermen who otherwise couldn't afford permits

Opinion: Education cuts will hurt, not help, economy

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Tundra swans take two distinct paths to Alaska

April 27th 5:45 pm

By Ned Rozell University of Alaska Fairbanks Skiing to work over a persistent spring snowpack, I looked up to see a large white bird flapping gracefully over the spruce tops. A few gentle honks confirmed it was a tundra swan. After a long winter when all [...]

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Homer youth values the education of life experience

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Since he was very young, Randall Anderson has been helping his father with his business ventures. Today, he is preparing to set out on his own, armed with an education from homeschooling and life experience.

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Joe J. Covault

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Longtime Alaskan Joe J. Covault, 66, passed away Jan. 10, 2018, at home. No services are planned at this time.

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