Book advertising divides council; mayor votes to spend the money  updated 4:49pm

In a 3-3 tie broken by Mayor Beth Wythe, the Homer City Council at its regular meeting Monday approved an ordinance appropriating $31,000 to pay for eight pages of content in an upcoming revision ... Read More

Oh Buoy! & Barrels 04/16/14

Assembly defeats proposal to reduce its compensation 04/16/14

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly continued its debate about assembly member compensation at its Tuesday meeting in Seward.

For the second meeting in a row an...

Diving accident leaves Razdolna teen paralyzed 04/16/14

Medical appointments took Gavriil and Fenya Basargin of Razdolna and their four children to Anchorage in December. Turning the trip into a mini-vacation, the family decided to stay in...

Week of free, low-cost events designed to call attention to value of early childhood learning 04/16/14

This week, Best Beginnings of Homer celebrates the “Week of the Young Child” to bring attention to the needs of young children and their families and to recognize early childhood...

Business

ConocoPhillips to resume LNG shipments from Nikiski plant

ConocoPhillips is restarting its liquefied natural gas plant on the Kenai Peninsula and will resume shipments of LNG in May, the company announced Monday. Five shipments are planned this year, ConocoPhillips spokeswoman Amy Burnett said. The announcement came as the U.S. Department of Energy ...

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Arts

‘Bears’ highlights bears of Hallo Bay, opens Friday

The bears of Hallo Bay and other Alaska locations can be seen on the silver screen Friday, when Disneynature opens the curtains on “Bears,” a full-length “epic story of breathtaking scale.”“We’ve made a number of Disney nature films before,” said Keith Scholey, who, along with Alastair ...

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Sports

Sliding the stones

About 20 people showed up Sunday to try out the sport of curling at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena, part of Kevin Bell Appreciation Day events. A Homer Curling Club is being formed, with appeals to buy ...

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Outdoors

Gardener’s mantra: Be patient, spring is coming

What a glorious day.  The heat has been turned on in the greenhouse and the high/low thermometer is in place. If the heaters are holding the temperature no lower than 40 to 45 degrees, I will ...

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Opinion

Old Town leads by example as it tests new waters

We are growing and circulating creative currency through Old Town, and it is spreading throughout Homer.  Our recent Old Town Artist in Residence Jarod Charzewski and our Homer community worked nimbly to complete an attention-grabbing installation that reaches from the inside of the Arts ...

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Schools

School board approves budget, leans heavily on savings

With very little fanfare, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Board of Education passed a more than $161.2 million operating budget that leans heavily on unassigned fund balance, or district savings, to balance revenues and expenditures during the coming fiscal year.During Monday’s work session and ...

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