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Home-rule signature gathering begins clerk, nine petition packets have been distributed. "Right now my book has only one signature, my own," said Ken Castner, who, along with Ginny Espinshade, is leading the effort. Currently, Homer is a first-class city. As a home-rule...
Essays provide inside view of commercial fishing

...the Life," is literally that. An excerpt from her book "Fish Camp," she tells of a day's work with her husband Ken Castner setting and picking nets. One paragraph describes the Zen trance of fishing. "I love when it's like this - the...
Homer's Nutcracker tradition leaps forward: Ballet closes this weekend with a mix of emotions

...production manager Joy Steward and assistant to Berryman and costume mistress Marianne Markelz. Longtime producer Ken Castner will stay to help with the transition to what he calls "Nutcracker: The Next Generation." "This is my swan song...
Kenai rolls into conference tourney style and do everything they can to play well and advance as far as they can in region and in state.? Homer coach Ken Castner believes his team?s one-goal setback to Kenai should serve as a major confidence boost. ?Everybody down here in Homer...
19 years later, Exxon Valdez spill checks have been mailed

...receives depends on complicated calculations that includes things like the value of a fishery affected by a spill. Ken Castner said he should get $77,000 after legal fees. Back when the punitive award was higher, like many Castner expected...
Supreme Court slashes Valdez damage award

...Homer fisherman Andy Wills, who fished herring in Prince William Sound. "We lost a way of life." Homer fisherman Ken Castner criticized the Supreme Court's calculation that there should be a 1-to-1 ratio between compensatory damages and...


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