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Homer artist Jenna Gerrety straightens paintings currently being shown at Sustainable Wares. (Photo by McKibben Jackinsky)

Regeneration of art and man: Gerrety finds inspiration in nature

Put nature and man together and what do you get? For starters, a sky brilliantly colored by the sun with oranges and reds, mountains deep… Continue reading

 

A detail from Desiree Hagen’s show, “Seven Years,” from an artist residency she did at Bunnell Street Arts Center in January 2016 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Fritz Creek artist receives Rasmuson award — again

She is one of 25 Alaska artists to receive a $7,500 Project Award.

 

At a change of command ceremony on July 18, 2018 command of the USCGC Hickory is handed from Commander Andrew Passic (left) to Lt. Commander Adam Legget (second to right) at the Homer Boat House in Homer, Alaska. Overseeing the change of command is Capt. Patrick Hilbert (second to left) and Chaplain Lt. Gary Pepper (right). The ceremony took place in the new Homer Boat House at the Homer Harbor. (Photo by PO2 Andrew Keenan, Marine Safety Detachment Homer, United States Coast Guard)                                At a change of command ceremony on July 18, 2018 command of the USCGC Hickory is handed from Commander Andrew Passic (left) to Lt. Commander Adam Legget (second to right) at the Homer Boat House in Homer, Alaska. Overseeing the change of command is Capt. Patrick Hilbert (second to left) and Chaplain Lt. Gary Pepper (right). The ceremony took place in the new Homer Boat House at the Homer Harbor. (Photo by PO2 Andrew Keenan, Marine Safety Detachment Homer, United States Coast Guard)

Coast Guard, Homer celebrate 50-year continual partnership

If you look way back in Homer’s history, back to last century, back before statehood, back all the way to November 1948, you’d see the… Continue reading

 

Air ambulances save lives

Air ambulances save lives

Like many Alaskans, Milli Martin thrives on physical activity. She hikes, skis, horseback rides, picks berries and gardens. When Martin needs more than that, she… Continue reading

Air ambulances save lives
Backyard Country BBQ comes to the Kenai

Backyard Country BBQ comes to the Kenai

Backyard Country BBQ Featuring music by Jerrod Niemann Trick Pony The Ken Peltier Band June 29: Soldotna Creek Park, Soldotna June 30: Outside Don Jose’s,… Continue reading

Backyard Country BBQ comes to the Kenai
Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly President Kelly Cooper, left, of Homer presents Wilma Gregory, right, of Homer with a borough proclamation naming Saturday Wilma Gregory Day in honor of Gregory’s 100th birthday. Friends and family celebrated with Gregory at a birthday party held at McNeil Canyon Elementary School. (Photo by McKibben Jackinsky)

Local woman turns the big 100

When it comes to strong women, Homer has a former Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly president, city council members, scientists, business owners and teachers. They fly… Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly President Kelly Cooper, left, of Homer presents Wilma Gregory, right, of Homer with a borough proclamation naming Saturday Wilma Gregory Day in honor of Gregory’s 100th birthday. Friends and family celebrated with Gregory at a birthday party held at McNeil Canyon Elementary School. (Photo by McKibben Jackinsky)

Voices of the Peninsula: On fracking, too little science, too much risk

When southern Kenai Peninsula residents heard BlueCrest’s plans for the Cosmopolitan project just north of Anchor Point, it brought two new words into our vocabulary:… Continue reading

Stevens on the ballot for southern, central Kenai Peninsula

Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, was in Homer recently to meet with voters of the recently formed Senate District P, a product of redistricting. While the… Continue reading

Henrichs running to represent District P

With less that two weeks left until the Nov. 4 general election, Cordova-born Robert “Moose” Henrichs is busy spreading the word that he is running… Continue reading

Safety stop puts motorist into conflict with Homer city code

Long hours of fishing near the Barren Islands over the Fourth of July weekend and a 4 a.m. arrival back in the Homer Small Boat… Continue reading

Sebold to be keynote speaker at writers’ conference

Crack open the cover of any of the three books written by Alice Sebold, the keynote speaker of this year’s Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, and… Continue reading

Dorvall makes history at Nikolaevsk

Dorvall makes history at Nikolaevsk

Following Nikolaevsk School’s end-of-the-year awards assembly on May 19, the students, faculty, staff and a scattering of parents were asked to stay seated. There was… Continue reading

Dorvall makes history at Nikolaevsk
Ninilchik high school class of 2014 - Robert Delgado, Jessica Rogers and Matthew Thorne -  leave the May 21 commencement ceremonies, applauded by Ladawn Druce, school counselor; Jim White, director of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District's information services department;  Joe Arness, KPBSD School Board president; and Jeff Ambrosier, principal of NInilchik School.

Scholarships boost future plans of Ninilchik graduates

When a high school graduating class has a total of three students, an impressive ranking is guaranteed. That was a point Ninilchik teacher Bryan Hickey… Continue reading

Ninilchik high school class of 2014 - Robert Delgado, Jessica Rogers and Matthew Thorne -  leave the May 21 commencement ceremonies, applauded by Ladawn Druce, school counselor; Jim White, director of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District's information services department;  Joe Arness, KPBSD School Board president; and Jeff Ambrosier, principal of NInilchik School.
With a king salmon weighing 30.60 pounds, Raymond B. Tepp of Kenai takes first place in the Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament. Fishing aboard the Inlet Plunder, Tepp's first-place cash prize was $19,026.

Kenai angler wins winter king tournament

Reeling in a 30.60-pound king salmon, Raymond B. Tepp of Kenai is the first-place winner in the 2014 Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament held Saturday.… Continue reading

With a king salmon weighing 30.60 pounds, Raymond B. Tepp of Kenai takes first place in the Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament. Fishing aboard the Inlet Plunder, Tepp's first-place cash prize was $19,026.
With a king salmon weighing 30.60 pounds, Raymond B. Tepp of Kenai takes first place in the Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament. Fishing aboard the Inlet Plunder, Tepp's first-place cash prize was $19,026.

Kenai angler wins winter king tournament

Reeling in a 30.60-pound king salmon, Raymond B. Tepp of Kenai is the first-place winner in the 2014 Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament held Saturday.… Continue reading

With a king salmon weighing 30.60 pounds, Raymond B. Tepp of Kenai takes first place in the Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament. Fishing aboard the Inlet Plunder, Tepp's first-place cash prize was $19,026.

The power of reading

Students at Paul Banks Elementary School, a K-2 school on East End Road that also offers a preschool program, are known as “Peanuts.” However, there’s… Continue reading