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Domestic violence survivor spreads hope to others
Compassionate and empathetic, Karri Wickstrom knows what it is like to struggle and for years, has been committed to helping others through their own challenges. "I've felt down about all kinds of things in my life, but most of the time, I come to realize I need to push through and with the help and
Fish Factor: Sisters merge tundra, sea in wellness products
An Alaskan sisterhood of sorts is advancing a line of tundra botanicals mixed with the sea to create potent anti-aging skin care products bearing the best of both. A wild salmon Skin Serum is the first wellness product the Salmon Sisters have added to their popular line that features original design
A Trip Inside Alaska’s Frozen Caves Is Positively Surreal
Inside one of Alaska’s incredible glaciers is a magical place that looks like it’s from a dream. The Mendenhall Ice Caves are absolutely beautiful, glittering with an unearthly blue and shimmering in the cool light. You’ll adore a visit to the ice caves in Alaska for a winter adventure you’ll never
Alaska Supreme Court denies post-opinion recusal in easement dispute
FAIRBANKS — The Alaska Supreme Court on Nov. 16 denied a motion for Justice Craig Stowers to withdraw his opinion in a yearslong easement dispute between two prominent Fairbanks families.
Old gear returning as solution to Alaska longliners' whale problem
Just about a month after halibut and black cod fishing came to a close, fishermen are taking stock of their seasons. Some longliners using a new piece of gear, known as longline pots, to prevent whales from stealing their catch are returning happier than others.
Youth activity center looks for community support to stay open
A new space for teens and youth is looking for community support to stay afloat. Noiseland-Webtech Factory is a youth activity center complete with games, a pool table and computers.
< Alaska Fishermen Hauling A Bigger Catch With Gear They Get To Use For The First Time
Alaska's halibut and black cod fishermen are in a food fight with killer whales. But some fishermen are now using a new piece of gear that prevents the whales from stealing their catch. From member station KBBI in Homer, Alaska, Aaron Bolton reports.
First Friday events add color and joy to holidays
The holiday season is upon us and Homer's art scene lights up the night with galleries and public spaces hosting First Friday art openings. Art Shop Gallery presents Barbara Lavallee showing her newest whimsical watercolor originals. Painting in Alaska since the early 1970s, Lavallee presents her su
Alaska man charged with ISIS-related threats at Lafayette College, school president says
An Alaska man is behind a series of tweets in May claiming a Lafayette College student had converted to Islam, joined ISIS and threatened an attack on the campus, according to an email distributed Saturday by the college president.
Alaska Fishermen Hauling A Bigger Catch With Gear They Get To Use For The First Time
Peter Neaton and his crew unload black cod pots in Homer, Alaska after a November fishing trip in the Gulf of Alaska. Longtime Alaska fisherman Bill Harrington has a few choices words about killer whales.
Schmid named regional forester of the Alaska Region
David E. Schmid, who has served as acting regional forester for the Alaska region since this past spring, has been named permanently to that U.S. Forest Service post in Juneau.
Mariners claim 4th straight Kachemak Conference title
The Homer Mariners are right where they wanted to be when the 2018 prep wrestling season began. On top of the Kachemak Conference. Homer wrapped up its fourth consecutive conference wrestling championship this past weekend with an impressive outing at Redington High School. The Mariners rolled up 22
Homer scientist opens toy store for fun, education
Walk through the doors of the Captain's Toy Chest and you walk into a world of toys, board games, puzzles, creative art and science kits, and indoor and outdoor play products. Shelves are filled with science-based biology and chemistry kits, a wide array of arts and craft kits and card games for bot
OPINION: Join in for annual Christmas Bird Count
This year marks the 119th annual National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count - the longest running citizen science survey in the world, and it provides critical data on bird population trends. Tens of thousands of volunteers from across all 50 states, every Canadian province, parts of Central and
Hike, ski or snowshoe into 2019 at First Day event
Having more outdoor fun should be part of your New Year's resolutions and participating in Homer's First Day Hike, sponsored by Friends of Kachemak Bay State Park, and this year organized by Dave Brann and Robert Archibald, is the perfect way to begin your new year.
Voznesenka sending five wrestlers to state tournament
The Voznesenka Cougars will be well represented this weekend at the Division II state wrestling tournament in Anchorage. The Cougars had five wrestlers qualify for the meet by turning in outstanding performances this past weekend at the Kachemak Conference tournament.
Alaska DOT identifies 100 areas of earthquake damage
The Alaska Department of Transportation has identified 100 locations of earthquake damage to DOT infrastructure. The list includes locations in the Mat-Su, the Kenai, Eagle River and Anchorage. DOT indicates damage on the Kenai Spur Highway at Mileposts 19, 35.1 and 35.7.
Kodiak moment makes Alaska Sports Hall of Fame
One of the greatest moments in Kodiak sports history will be part of the Class of 2019 Alaska Sports Hall of Fame, announced the organization Thursday. Kodiak’s upset of perennial powerhouse East Anchorage in the 2001 high school state boy’s basketball title game was selected from the moment categor
Alaska legislators vote to accept $25 million in additional earthquake aid
JUNEAU — An Alaska legislative committee voted unanimously to allow the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to accept up to $25 million in additional federal money to pay for rebuilding roads and bridges following the Nov. 30 Southcentral earthquake.
Alaska Groups Sue EPA to Enforce Clean Air Law in Fairbanks
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Three Alaska groups are suing the Environmental Protection Agency for a fourth time, claiming the agency has not enforced federal clean air law around Alaska's second largest city.