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A gull intrudes at the Buttwhacker cleaning table.

Gulls descend on cleaning tables  updated 4:08pm

Cries of “fish on” and the splash of jumping silver salmon are welcome signs that after years of no activity, the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon is once again a hot spot on the Spit. Nearby cleaning ... Read More

One year later: Unsolved murder top priority for Homer police 07/30/14

A year after someone killed a Homer man near a popular downtown trail, Homer’s only unsolved murder remains a priority for Homer Police, Homer Police Chief Mark Robl said Tuesday....

City makes plans to clear brush from Town Center, library land 07/30/14

Walk down a trail from the Homer Public Library to the Poopdeck Trail, and with brush in full leaf at high summer, the trail turns into a green tunnel. Alder, fireweed, grass and...

Harvest from these gardens helps others 07/30/14

From swapping plant starts in the springtime to sharing ripe produce in the fall, gardens inspire an attitude of giving. This spring, Homer’s St. John the Baptist Catholic Church joined...

No decision on natural gas condo assessments 07/30/14

In spite of Superior Court Judge Charles Huguelet’s decision in Castner vs. the city of Homer, condominium owners within the Homer Natural Gas Special Assessment District will have to...

Business

Early blooms don’t hurt peony growers

Around the lower Kenai Peninsula as the calendar page turns to August, evidence of an early season can be seen in the hills and meadows. Fireweed flowers have bloomed almost to the end of their ...

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Arts

First Friday & Saturday events

Art Shop Gallery 202 W. Pioneer Avenue Black and white, photography by Taz Tally and glass work by Nancy Wise 5-7:30 p.m., First Friday Reception Taz Tally shows a new black-and-white ...

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Sports

Softball teams ready for upcoming tournament

The eight Homer Softball Association teams wind up their season with a bang next weekend during the annual Homer City Tournament at Jack Gist Park. The two-day, double elimination tournament will be held Aug. 9-10. Season standings will determine the tournament bracket schedule. The schedule ...

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Outdoors

Gardeners’ Weekend: A perennial event

One has only to look as far as the Homer Garden Club for a definition of “perennial.” The club’s roots can be found in a letter written to local gardener Shirley Forquer from Lois Schneyer in ...

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Opinion

Vote Yes: Some answers on Ballot Measure 1

The governor has the ability to veto any bill he does not think is in the best interest of the state. The people also have the veto through a difficult petition and election process as seen in ...

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Schools

Turf at last

With the 2014-2015 school year only weeks away, work is quickly wrapping on up on the turf installation at Homer High School.

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