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Colorful sunset

January 11th 10:38 am

An array of color is reflected off the partially frozen water at Beluga Slough during sunset on Jan. 2. Cooler temperatures in the area have allowed Homer's ponds and lakes to refreeze.

M's place fifth at Lime Solar tourney

January 11th 10:37 am

The Homer Mariners capped a solid showing at the ACS Lime Solar/Pepsi Invitational Basketball Tournament this past weekend by rolling to a fifth-place finish in the three-day tournament, which was held Jan. 4-6 at Anchorage Christian Schools.

First hike of the year a pleasant one in Homer

January 11th 10:34 am

Bright sunshine, brilliant blue skies and a bounty of new fallen snow were enjoyed by some three dozen Homer and Anchor Point residents, as well as some visiting skiers from Anchorage, who participated in the Friends of Kachemak Bay State Park sponsored First [...]

Homer artist's work is a tribute to parenting

January 11th 10:25 am

When her daughter left home two years ago to travel and attend college, Homer artist Marjorie Scholl was inspired to create a series of paintings as a tribute to both of her children called "The Jess and Tuck Show " (A Mother's upbringing).

Opinion: Senator has optimism for Alaska in 2018

January 11th 10:24 am

As Alaskans, there's no doubt we face significant challenges, including high crime rates, domestic violence and sexual assault, thousands of Alaskans struggling with addiction, and a continuing recession that has left too many without jobs. These are issues [...]

Opinion: Baby Mal saves 'Oz' for SWMNBMM

January 11th 10:22 am

When it comes to driving, She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Made-Mad and I have learned to divide the chores equally over the three decades since she tricked me into marrying her by saying she was rich. She's still laughing at that joke.

KBC art classes to start soon

January 11th 10:21 am

Registration for expanded fall art studio classes is now being held at the Kachenak Bay Campus.

Walker to speak at HNPS meeting on Sunday

January 11th 10:20 am

The Homer Native Plant Society will be holding a meeting at 2 p.m. Jan. 14 to discuss "What's f

KBC to hold Civil Rights Day meeting

January 11th 10:19 am

Kachemak Bay Campus-Kenai Peninsula College will hold a public lecture at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 15 in recognition of Civil Rights Day, "Protecting Subsistence for Rural Alaskans."

Musician's camaraderie sparks Tom Petty tribute

January 11th 10:18 am

Aaron Benolkin's desire to play music with some friends has taken a strange twist over the past few months. It'll also take them to the stage at Alice's Champagne Palace this Saturday evening for a special show honoring one of Rock and Roll's top performers.

Besh Cup to showcase top skiers

January 11th 10:00 am

The Besh Cup Ski Races, which annually attracts some of the top skiers from all over Alaska, will be held Jan 20 to 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lookout Mountain Ski Trails. While the majority of racers are high school and college skiers, these races are [...]

Geraldine Marion Eskelson

January 4th 9:51 am

Longtime Anchor Point resident Geraldine Marion Eskelson died Dec. 26, 2017 at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer.

Clinton Walter Hlebechuk

January 4th 9:47 am

Clinton Walter Hlebechuk, 69, passed away Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer.

First Friday events ring in the new year

January 4th 9:44 am

Celebrate the arrival of 2018 with a few of Homer's art galleries and community spaces as they present January art exhibits. Others take a break for the winter.

Wynn Nature Center trails enjoyable in winter

January 4th 9:42 am

The 150-acre Wynn Nature Center, located off North Skyline Drive, is a year-round, multi-natural-environment recreation area providing plenty of winter-time exploration opportunities and fun, including the Center for Alaska Coastal Studies' Wynn-ter Family [...]

Reflecting on fishing industry wins and losses in 2017

January 4th 9:39 am

For 27 years, this weekly column has featured news for and about Alaska's commercial fishing industry. It began in 1991 in the Anchorage Daily News, and now appears in more than 20 news outlets across Alaska, nationally and in the UK.

Nurse works to be positive force in her community

January 4th 9:38 am

Inspired to help her children grow up having the best possible outcome for themselves, nurse Stephanie Stillwell is passionate about fostering and creating a positive, motivating and healthy community in which her children can grow and learn.

Hunters rescued after trip goes awry

January 4th 9:36 am

The three Wasilla men planned their Prince William Sound deer hunt as a day trip. So friends and family were scared and nervous as that single day stretched to two, then three, then into a fourth, with 12-foot waves and gale-force winds hampering a search led [...]

Record number of skiers take on challenge to ski their age

January 4th 9:34 am

On the day after Christmas, a record number of skiers (more than 100), of all ages (from 2 to 74) and abilities (from first-time skiers to ski team members), gathered at the Lookout Mountain Ski Trails to participate in and enjoy this year's annual day-long [...]

State champ

December 27th 6:20 pm

Homer's McKenzie Cook celebrated her state title recently by winning a gold medal at the 2017 ASAA/First National Bank Girls Wrestling Championships in Anchorage.

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