Around town Calendar

February 17th 1:35 am

ThuFeb16 Power Flow with Asia Freeman 8:45-10:15 a.m. Many Rivers More info: 435-7538 Pre-K Puffins Early Learning Program 10 - 11:30 a.m. Islands and Ocean More info: 235-6961 Chair Yoga with Kayla Spaan 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Many Rivers. More info: [...]

Tara Schmidt dedicated to community service

February 17th 1:34 am

Local woman wants to make the world a more just place

Opinion: Alaskans wise to focus on important issues for state, not political slams

February 17th 1:33 am

While most would assume there is a bit of an uptick in interest in national politics given the current daily dramatic happenings in Washington, some questions remain about whether we in Alaska are paying attention to the right things. After all, there is so [...]

Council creates new safety building committee

February 17th 1:32 am

Committee to review two police station proposals

Coast Guard warns mariners to be cautious around Cook Inlet gas leak

February 17th 1:31 am

The U.S. Coast Guard is warning mariners in Cook Inlet to take caution while passing the area of a reported gas leak after a federal agency determined the risk of an explosion or fire from the leaking gas to be low. Oil and gas producer Hilcorp Alaska on [...]

Council considers new vote on HART fund tax

February 17th 12:29 am

City mulls cutting roads and trails tax by half, reallocating portion to general fund

Survey to gauge interest in Boys and Girls Club at Paul Banks

February 9th 3:19 pm

Program would cater to elementary-school students from southern Kenai Peninsula schools

Winter carnival to jazz up the town

February 9th 3:19 pm

Events start Friday with Mr. Homer contest

News briefs & announcements

February 9th 3:18 pm

Getting back to our roots That's root veggies — like onions, potatoes, carrots etc. Join the Kenai Peninsula Farm Bureau meeting on Feb. 14, with Julie Riley of the UAF's Cooperative Extension Services as guest speaker. Riley will present via OWL [...]

Dreams of traveling the world

February 9th 3:17 pm

Homer youth's wanderlust was inspired from a very young age

On Valentine's day, consider financial gifts

February 9th 3:16 pm

Last year, Americans spent more than $19 billion on Valentine's Day gifts, according to the National Retail Federation, with the majority of this money going to flowers, candy, cards and an evening out. These gifts were thoughtful, of course, and no doubt [...]

Opinion: Distraction of charter school debate will not serve Alaska students

February 9th 3:16 pm

Across most of Alaska, there are no choices about where you will send your child. There is one school, for better or worse, and that is the only option, unless you want to send your student out of town for their education. So Tuesday's news that the newly [...]

Opinion: Legislature disgraces us with legal corruption

February 9th 3:15 pm

The Alaska Legislature earns Alaskans' contempt through its own sleazy procedures. Rep. Jason Grenn, I-Anchorage, is acting the part of Jimmy Stewart in "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" by asking for open votes on legislators' conflicts of interest. But [...]

Opinion: Letters to the Editor

February 9th 3:14 pm

HOWL regrouping for 2018 HoWL (Homer Wilderness Leaders) has been empowering young leaders through outdoor education since 2009. By leading hundreds of kids on wilderness expeditions to learn leadership, stewardship and survival skills, HoWL has challenged [...]

Opinion: Alaska's delegation turns timid on federal overreach

February 9th 3:13 pm

The Alaska congressional delegation's outrage at presidential actions taken without consultation with Congress, which was off the charts under President Barack Obama, has all but disappeared in the last 12 days. Why else would Lisa, Dan and Don have been the [...]

Lawmakers consider larger fish board, other fisheries bills

February 9th 3:13 pm

Bills address value of state commercial fishing loans, Bristol Bay protections, changes to Board of Fisheries

Bristol Bay fisherman may return to state board

February 9th 3:12 pm

A Dillingham fisherman is seeking another term on the state Board of Fisheries. The seven-member board makes policy and allocative decisions for fisheries throughout Alaska. Most fisheries are considered on a triennial rotation, and Bristol Bay was last up [...]

Lack of sea ice and weather in the Lower 48

February 9th 3:11 pm

Some researchers say the northern ocean is affecting weather far from the Arctic

Sports Calendar

February 9th 3:10 pm

Thursday HWC GBB v Galena at HHS 6:30 p.m. HWC BBB v Galena at HHS 8 p.m. Friday  HMS Wrestling Invite at HMS 10 a.m. BBB C v Seward HWC GBB v N. Pole at HHS 6:30 p.m. HWC BBB v Sitka at HHS 8 p.m.   Saturday 

Mariner hockey edged by Stars

February 9th 3:10 pm

Homer's hockey team ended its season last Thursday in rather dramatic fashion as a Mariner goal against Soldotna, that would have tied the game and sent teams into overtime play, was waved off by officials with 23 seconds left in regulation play. The M's [...]

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