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Homer residents support beluga endangered listing

A Resource Development Council representative might have felt like a beluga whale facing a pack of orcas Thursday night at a public hearing held by the National Marine Fisheries Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center in Homer.
School district's grade rises

Making the grade
1 trip to D.C. not enough for intern

An earlier trip to Washington, D.C., was enough to whet Peter Walsworth's appetite. The opportunity to return to the nation's capital this summer as an intern for Sen. Ted Stevens was just what he was looking for.
Fair weather for some fun

If you're "barn to be wild," it takes more than gray clouds and the threat of rain to dampen your enthusiasm. This weekend, the fun was shining bright at the Kenai Peninsula State Fair where the theme "barn to be wild" was custom-made for the waterproof crowd.
Senator brings buddy to Homer

The two elder statesman stood together Thursday a Republican from Alaska and a Democrat from Hawaii swapping stories, tag-teaming a few questions and praising each other for a job well done.
SkyHi boys win borough running title

Blue skies and fast times marked the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District cross country championship Saturday in Homer, as teams from Seward and Skyview battled for the top two spots.
Homer, SkyHi win boroughs

The Homer girls turned a bluebird Saturday at the McNeil Canyon trails in Homer into a blue-and-gold Kenai Peninsula Borough cross-country skiing
Keeping the message afloat

With Memorial Day weekend -- the official start of another Alaska summer -- just around the corner, the focus shifts from snow-covered terrain to lakes, rivers, bays and inlets. If there?s water, there?s boats. And if there are boats, there?s the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Forestry tells Oil Well residents to evacuate

Ninilchik residents filled the bleachers and lined the walls of Ninilchik School gym Thursday night, eager for an update on the Caribou Lake Fire. Where was the fire at that moment? Which direction was it moving? What could the public do to help?
Built to stand the test of time

As Homer High senior Brittney Gaethle hung the bucket from her bridge and started carefully placing iron weights in it, all eyes watched.


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