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  1. Writers conference is driving force of summer literary sceneRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2017 | Homer News

    At the first Kachemak Bay Writers Conference in 2002, keynote speaker Russell Banks drove a cherry-red Hummer to Homer for a magazine article he wrote. Now in its 16th year, the annual gathering of poets, writers and readers conference once again becomes the driving force of the summer literary arts scene.


  2. Homer's marine trades give burned boat new lifeRead the original story

    May 25, 2017 | Homer News

    Some people might have seen melted aluminum, charred wood and a hull filled with disgusting muck. Not Patrick O'Neill.


  3. Ratepayers to save millions under Railbelt utilities' power sharing dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2017 | Homer News

    Matanuska Electric Association, Anchorage's Municipal Light and Power and Chugach Electric Association submitted a new power pooling and joint dispatch agreement to the Regulatory Commission of Alaska, also on Jan. 30, that could cumulatively save between $12 million and $16 million per year, according to utility leaders. "This is really good for the consumer," Chugach Electric CEO Lee Thibert said.


  4. Oil and gas subsidy debate, which sank budget deal last year, is poised to returnRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2017 | Homer News

    A bill addressing North Slope oil and gas tax credits - the state's subsidy of drilling in the Arctic - is expected to surface next month in the House Resources Committee. "I think that there will be a bill within about two weeks, and it will be a central focus of the committee for some time," said Rep. Andy Josephson, D-Anchorage and co-chairman of the committee.


  5. Another steppe bison horn found in HomerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2017 | Homer News

    On a sunny winter day on Jan. 5, Holly and Jordin Keintz and their daughters Katie and Natalie hiked down to Diamond Creek to enjoy the remote beach at the bottom of a steep trail off the Sterling Highway near Diamond Ridge Road. They didn't expect to add more information to the story of Ice Age Homer.


  6. Game board to consider wolf control on lower peninsulaRead the original story

    Jan 4, 2017 | Homer News

    The Alaska Board of Game plans to debate a proposal at its Bethel meeting that would reauthorize a program allowing the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to eliminate all the wolves on a part of the lower Kenai Peninsula. The area in question, the Predation Control Area of Unit 15C, consists of all lands within the unit north of Kachemak Bay up to Tustumena Lake, including the Fox River Flats and a number of federal, state and private lands.


  7. After 27 years of caring for Homer's strays, Bess is taking some time offRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2016 | Homer News

    From a building smaller than a lot of Homer dry cabins to a modern, heated animal shelter, Animal Control Officer Sherry Bess has seen the city's pet-care facility grow. This Saturday, Bess, 66, retires after 22 years as the city animal control officer and 27 years working for or volunteering at the shelter.


  8. Alaska Federation of Natives celebrates 50 yearsRead the original story

    Oct 19, 2016 | Homer News

    On the morning of Oct. 18, 1966, Emil Notti, an Athabascan born in Koyukuk, called the first gathering of the Alaska Federation of Natives to order. Almost exactly five decades later, he is slated to give the keynote speech today at the 50th annual convention in Fairbanks.


  9. Alaska Railroad prepares for first U.S. shipments of natural gasRead the original story

    Sep 28, 2016 | Homer News

    The Alaska Railroad is making final preparations for the first U.S. rail shipments of liquefied natural gas, a fuel that could be used to alleviate air pollution problems in the state's second-largest city. The railroad Tuesday sent two loaded 40-foot LNG containers from Anchorage to Fairbanks as part of a demonstration.


  10. REC Room first to receive green light to teach sexual health under new lawRead the original story

    Sep 28, 2016 | Homer News

    When the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District approved the materials and presenters from Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic and teen center the R.E.C. Room at the Sept. 12 board meeting in Homer, they hit a milestone for the state.


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