Smith introduces ordinance to ban commercial cannabis in Homer 

A new ordinance to completely ban commercial cannabis in the city of Homer has been introduced by council member Heath Smith. The council has been considering and introduced another ordinance ... Read More

Lessons shake down from quake 02/04/16

When the 7.1 magnitude Iniskin earthquake hit at about 1:30 a.m. Jan. 24, it didn’t wake one Homer-grown seismologist — but that’s because Kasey Aderhold, a 2006 Homer High School...

Board names ‘Zen’ Kelly to empty seat 02/04/16

The Board of Education has found a representative for southern Kenai Peninsula residents.

John “Zen” Kelly will be filling the District 9 seat left unoccupied for...

Elections

Smith unseats Burgess in run-off

Editor's note: This story was changed to correct the date of the special election for Proposition 1. The election is Dec. 1. In unofficial results in a run-off election for a Homer City Council ...

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Business

Halibut quotas up for most areas

Halibut fishermen in most areas of the state got good news last week when the International Pacific Halibut Commission raised quotas for all areas except 3A, the Central Gulf of Alaska that ...

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Arts

February First Friday openings slim but amazing

Some of Homer’s galleries take January off to remodel or take a break. For First Friday in February, galleries start to reopen. Only a few shows premiere this month, but the exhibits look to be awesome.

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Schools

HHS students sweep skills competition

The 21 students representing Homer High School in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District 2016 Career and Technical Student Organization Conference showed off their skills and picked up awards ...

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Sports

Mariners fall to Soldotna High at regions

Mariner hockey went up against the Soldotna Stars in the first game of the North Star Conference hockey tournament on Feb. 4 at Sport Center in Soldotna. The game was close in the first and second ...

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Outdoors

Gardening turns to game of wait-and-see

Never ever have I had a garden take such a leisurely farewell. Well, maybe last year’s. Maybe I need to get used to leisurely.   Most of the annuals are still blooming, granted they are on ...

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Opinion

Healthy you key to healthy community

Editor’s Note: MAPP,  Mobilizing for Action through Planning & Partnerships, is a local coalition that aims to use and build upon our strengths to improve our individual, ...

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