May 25th 6:57 pm By Carey Restino
Each graduating class to walk across the stage of Homer High School is distinctive, said school Principal Douglas Waclawski on Monday night, shortly before honoring the 69 graduates with diplomas. What makes the class of 2017 stand out is their heart, he said. "This class gives back," he said, noting the many volunteer awards, community involvement and the overwhelming support for classmate Hoxie Parks as he faced cancer mid-way through the year.
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 [...]
May 5th 8:52 am
Buyers and sellers are still feeling hangover from last year's tough fishing season The values of Alaska salmon permits are on a downward slide, while prices for quota shares of other catches continue to skyrocket. Despite an optimistic outlook this year [...]
April 27th 6:37 pm
Communities could lease to fishermen who otherwise couldn't afford permits
April 27th 5:54 pm
The current proposal by the Alaska Senate majority to cut education 5.7 percent while failing to offer up any new solutions to the state's fiscal crisis should infuriate every Alaskan, not only those with children currently in school or college in the state [...]
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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