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New shop in town supports local music culture

Legendary vocalist, guitarist and founding member of the Rolling Stones Keith Richards said: "Music is a language that doesn't speak in particular words. It speaks in emotions, and if it's in the bones, it's in the bones."


Troopers nab 33,000 pounds of illegal salmon

According to a release, troopers apprehended five fishing vessels near Homer transporting 33,328 pounds of illegally-caught salmon in late July. Charges were filed in the Homer District Court against three Homer residents and one man from Anchor Point for their roles in the incident.


 American Grown Flowers: We’re Returning To Alaska In 2019

The 2017 American Grown Field to Vase Dinner in Homer, Alaska was one for the memory books. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce (well in advance, because we can’t contain our excitement) that we’ll be returning to Alaska in 2019!


Work and play in Kachemak Bay State Park

Guided hikes are for a variety of interests and fitness levels, and include a challenging climb along the beautiful Alpine Ridge Trail, a full-day, one-way traverse along the spectacular Grace Ridge Trail, and a meandering beach walk from Glacier Spit. Artists of all mediums are invited to get out a


M's to kick of 2018 season on Friday

Homer, which posted an 8-2 run in Walter Love's first season at the helm, will roll into the showdown with a dramatically younger team that finished last season as the Division III state runner-up.


Aspen not obligated to defend trademark infringement suit - Business Insurance

In September 2015, Homer, Alaska-based Land’s End Acquisition Corp., which operates hotels and resorts in Alaska, sent a cease-and-desist order accusing Treasure Island, Florida-based Land’s End at Sunset Beach Community Association Inc. of improperly using its “Land’s End” trademark, according to T


Fishermen made ‘dedicated effort’ to harvest illegal salmon near Homer, Troopers say

Wildlife Troopers Detachment Commander Rex Leath said troopers observed operators of the commercial seine vessels Little Star, Relentless, Northstar and Windstar making a “dedicated effort” in Dog Fish Bay south of Homer to drive salmon out of waters closed to commercial seining.


Homer locals hoping to expand chess program statewide

HOMER, Alaska (AP) — Picture this: two people playing chess. Did your mind automatically conjure an image of two elderly men, possibly in tweed or cardigans, hunched over a chessboard in a local park? If it did, you wouldn't be alone.Here in Homer, there's a new demographic dominating the chess scen


Afternoon power outage affects about 3,400 people

Roughly 3,400 people on the southern Kenai Peninsula and Nikiski went without power for a short period of time this afternoon. Homer Electric Association spokesperson Bruce Shelley says the power went out at around 3:45 p.m. and was restored about 20 minutes later. Shelly says there were issues wit


Small bones, big impact on fish harvesting regulations

HOMER, Alaska (KTUU) -Summer is the season in which many Alaskans look to fill the freezer while scientists spend their days in the field collecting data from some of the daily catches."We went out for halibut and we came back with halibut," sport angler Fred Coffifield said. He, his wife and a few


City aims to be 'good neighbor' at Jack Gist Park

"I've met with some of the people who are having concerns with the noise at Jack Gist Park," said Koster at the July 23 meeting. "We are working on some signage, and working with the disc golf association to help with those. We are certainly interested in being a good neighbor."


Filing for city elections underway

Two council positions, as well as that of mayor, will be determined on Oct. 2 during the general election. Candidates seeking to run for the positions were able to file with the Homer city clerk beginning on Aug. 1. The filing period will run through Aug. 15.


Summer is in full swing and so is the local art scene

Summer is in full swing and so is the local art scene, with First Friday exhibits, activities and events at local galleries.


Begich visits Homer for governor campaign visit

“I think what’s missing in this election cycle, honestly, was the lack of talk about where we were going to be 10 years from now in Alaska — the vision,” he said in an interview last Thursday.


Farmers Market: When early farmer turns 90, it’s time to party

They waited until they saw him. They knew he would be coming to the Market, of course. They had already passed a card around for all the vendors to sign, a 90th birthday card for the beloved Dave Schroer.


City updates water, sewer rates

Based on the water and sewer rate model the city adopted from the Water Sewer Rate Task Force in 2013, “adjustments to the rates are recommended and warranted to reflect the true cost of water and sewer services,” according to the resolution.


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New hands take US Coast Guard Cutter Hickory’s helm

With the Alaska sun shining, the blue waters of Kachemak Bay sparkling, and boats going in and out of Homer’s small boat harbor, U.S. Coast Guard Commander Andrew Passic bid good-bye to the crew of the USCGC Hickory on July 18 and, with a reading of orders, handed command of the ship for the next th


DOT to close Old Sterling Highway near Anchor Point

The State of Alaska Department of Transportation will be temporarily closing the Old Sterling Highway between Anchor Point Road and the Kenai Peninsula Borough waste transfer site for repairs to the abutment of bridge No. 910.The closure will take place from approximately 8 a.m. July 30, and run thr


Therapists help patients climb back to their physical peaks

"Summit and excellence" are two watchwords at Summit Physical Therapy, where the therapists are eager and committed to helping each patient reach their own summit and their own level of obtainable achievement, according to one of the therapist/owners, Jay Cherok.