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Homer punches ticket to state finals with win

October 12th 11:39 am

Noah Fisk and Joe Ravin both came up with impressive scoring plays in the final seven minutes of play and helped power Homer to a resounding 33-21 victory over Eielson in the semifinal round of the Division III state football playoffs.

Opinion: Proposed income tax is a wolf in sheep's clothing

October 12th 11:38 am

I was able to attend the town hall on Oct. 5, held by Rep. Paul Seaton and Office of Management and Budget Director Pat Pitney.  They presented the governor's budget plan which calls for using the Permanent Fund earnings reserve, along with a newly imposed [...]

Pratt seeks mail-in art for exhibit

October 12th 11:37 am

Artists looking to participate in the Pratt Museum's upcoming sixth International Mail Art exhibit are facing this week's deadline to enter their pieces. The exhibit is open to all artists, writers and other art forms that fit the theme of "Root."

Kelsey entrusts midwifery practice to next generation

October 12th 11:27 am

Mary Lou Kelsey, CNM, didn't really plan to retire only 36 years into her (medical) midwifery career. She just happened to look up one day and discovered the practice she and her husband, Dr. Bill Bell, had helped start was fully staffed with some of the best [...]

Museum to donate to Puerto Rico aid

October 12th 11:22 am

The Pratt Museum will donate 10 percent of the net proceeds from its annual fundraiser to assist in disaster relief for communities in Puerto Rico. The museum's annual Ritz fundraiser will be held Oct. 21 at 7 p.m.

Mariners race to state runner-up honors

October 5th 4:24 pm

Jacob Davis knew going into the Alaska State Cross-Country Championships that a lot of people were trying to figure out the Mariners' secret to success. The truth is, he said, they just work really well as a team.

Daigle sprints to state XC title

October 5th 4:15 pm

ANCHORAGE - For the first 4.9 kilometers of Saturday's Alaska State Cross-Country Championships, Seward High School senior Ruby Lindquist pushed herself unmercifully and looked as if she was about to turn in the race of her life. Funny thing happened on the [...]

South Peninsula Hospital kicks off 'Walk with a Doc' program

October 5th 4:12 pm

South Peninsula Hospital is encouraging residents to take a step toward better health with Walk with a Doc, a program that brings doctors and healthcare providers in step with their patients and members of the community to walk and talk.

Mariners to face defending champs in state semifinals

October 5th 4:01 pm

The Homer Mariners will be hoping to add a double-dose of history to the books this weekend when they face off against two-time defending state champion Eielson in the Division III state semifinals. The two teams are scheduled to face off beginning at 2 p.m. [...]

Venuti, Lord net seats on council

October 5th 4:00 pm

Caroline Venuti and Rachel Lord will find themselves in new positions soon. Both were overwhelming choices by voters to fill the two vacant seats on the Homer City Council on Tuesday during the General Election.

City officials break ground on Boat House

October 3rd 6:33 pm

Pavilion to offer sheltered space for harbor visitors

Add-ons bring Mills' Derby win to more than $15,000

September 28th 3:41 pm

Sam Mills certainly enjoyed his return to Homer last week. And for good reason. The St. Maries, Idaho, angler who landed the largest halibut during this season's Homer Halibut Jackpot Derby pocketed more than $15,000 for his efforts.

Officials break ground on Boat House

September 28th 3:36 pm

It is official, a new maritime pavilion is going up on the Homer Spit. City officials, along with several residents, official broke ground on the Boat House project last week during a special ceremony. Construction on the new pavilion that is designed to [...]

Sandhill crane population remains stable at 200-250 birds

September 28th 3:35 pm

Thanks to reports to Kachemak Crane Watch we know that some of Homer's sandhill cranes migrated south on Sept. 7. Another group of roughly 80 cranes were observed migrating out at 11:30 a.m. the next day - September 8. Also on Sept. 8, cranes were reported [...]

Kilchers to hold special show on Oct. 4

September 28th 3:33 pm

Atz Kilcher and his children are going to put their time where their hearts are in a few days - near the homes. The Kilchers will take a brief break from launching a holiday tour to stage a benefit for the Coila Homestead on Oct. 4 at the Homer Theater. The [...]

2017 PFD checks to reach $1,100

September 28th 2:46 pm

The 2017 Alaska Permanent Fund checks will be $1,100. Eligible Alaskans can expect their checks to be disbursed on Oct. 5. This year's PFD is a small increase over last year's total. Last October, the PFD total was $1,022. Since 1982, a total of $38, 127.41 [...]

Obituary - William "John" Coila, Jr.

September 21st 2:42 pm

William "John" Coila, Jr. departed this plane of life on Sept. 1, 2017 at his homestead outside of Homer, AK. He was born in Vancouver, Wash., on Feb. 3, 1948 to Bill and Eylah Coila and grew up enjoying the streams and woods of Chelatchie Prairie, Wash.  He [...]

Mariners roll over Seward in Peninsula Conference opener

September 14th 7:05 pm

SEWARD - Homer head coach Walter Love didn't think his team's overall offensive performance Saturday on a muddy Steinbrecher Field in Seward was a work of art. In fact, he wasn't overly thrilled with the team's 45-0 victory over rival Seward in their [...]

DocFest set to light up screen in Homer

September 14th 7:01 pm

Better get your popcorn ready, friends. Beginning next Friday, there will be a lot of film being shown as the Homer Theatre stages its 14th-annual Documentary Film Festival on Sept. 21 through Sept. 28. A total of nine award-winning documentaries will be [...]

Voters will decide if city can give HART a new beat

September 14th 6:59 pm

The voters of Homer will be called on to decide whether the City of Homer can give the Homer Accelerated Roads and Trails (HART) program a new beat ... err, better make that a slightly new direction.

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