Photo by Ryan Long, Homer News
At a 2009 Homer City Council meeting, City Manager Walt Wrede chalks up the city's spending that was passed in the 2010 budget.

Homer city manager gives notice 

Homer City Manager Walt Wrede will not seek renewal of his employment contract. In a letter sent to Mayor Beth Wythe and Homer City Council members on Thursday, Wrede gave his three-month notice ... Read More

Wythe wants to keep project momentum going 09/24/14

Note: In Homer’s two-person mayoral race, citizens might have noticed something missing from the contest between incumbent Mayor Beth Wythe and challenger Lindianne Sarno: yard signs....

Sarno wants to make people love Homer, listen 09/24/14

Note: In Homer’s two-person mayoral race, citizens might have noticed something missing from the contest between incumbent Mayor Beth Wythe and challenger Lindianne Sarno: yard signs....

Golden days 09/24/14

A birch tree bright with yellow leaves provides some fall color on West Hill Road earlier this week. The weekend forecast calls for sunshine and then rain.

Prop presents opportunity for new options 09/24/14

While the Oct. 7 municipal election has several Kenai Peninsula Borough propositions, there is only one on the city of Homer ballot: Shall a charter commission be elected to prepare a...

Business

After years of being put on hold, Fat Olives Coffee Shop opens its doors

It’s a damp September morning in Homer. The front door swings open.  “Pretty little shop here,” a lady says, crossing the wide plank floor to the counter.  There’s a view of the bay from ...

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Arts

Doc Fest brings eclectic batch of films this weekend

What’s become a fall tradition as sure as the migration of sandhill cranes continues this weekend with the 11th annual Homer Documentary Film Festival. “Celebrating over a decade of the best ...

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Schools

Connections: It’s about working together

Identifying what stands out about Connections, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s homeschool program for grades K-12, was easy for Lee Young, principal of the program for the past 10 ...

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Sports

XC girls take first, boys tie for second

With the Kenai Mountains as a backdrop and Kachemak Bay to their left and right, high school cross-country runners from Kachemak Selo, Nikiski, Nikolaevsk, Soldotna and Homer took to the Spit ...

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Outdoors

Opinion

Homer’s Best Bets

You know that metaphor about trying to nail Jell-O to a table? The Betster has had a week like that. That’s situation normal here in the news business, where every week some story comes up that ...

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