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  • The board of directors of the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center has unanimously voted to oppose a proposed borough-wide bed tax. The chamber board’s decision follows last week’s forum, sponsored by the chamber to educate its members and the public on the tax. The decision came in time...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 3:20pm
  • Two days of sunshine, but more importantly two days of an accommodating wind on Kachemak Bay drew eight boats out for Saturday’s start of the 18th annual Homer Yacht Club-Land’s End Resort Regatta. Six completed both days of the two-day event, with Arctica taking first place.  “I want to ...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 3:06pm
  • In the world of halibut fishing, last week’s fishing activity has underscored an important reminder to anyone wanting to fish in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby: Before you go fishing, buy your $10 ticket.  In other words, no ticket, no prize....

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 2:42pm
  • What is all this talk about a Kenai Peninsula Borough bed tax? A forum tonight, sponsored by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, will help answer that question for chamber members and the public. The forum will be held at the Best Western Bidarka Inn at 6:30 p.m....

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:52pm
  • Michigan angler Molly Malthby continued to hold onto her lead in the 2014 Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby, with the 196.8-pound flat fish she caught June 6 while fishing with Capt. Ben Martin aboard the Fringe Benefit for North Country Charters. Michael Martini of Sunman, Ind., also managed to maintain ...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:48pm
  • It may be summer vacation, but a large number of Homer area youngsters just completed one more week of school last Friday. Vacation Bible School at Faith Lutheran Church, that is. “We’ve had 101 kids, ages 3-12,” said Gretchen McCullough, the church’s director of Christian education....

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:40pm
  • Condominium owners once again are expressing their concerns over the city’s assessment of condos within the Natural Gas Homer Special Assessment District. Margarida Kondak of the High Tide Condominium Association on Monday read a letter signed by numerous condo owners to the Homer City Council ask...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:15pm
  • It’s Olympic gold for Myrna Kuchenoff of Homer. Kuchenoff was one of two swimmers representing Alaska at the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in New Jersey. Kuchenoff earned the gold with a first-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle. Her teammate, Elizabeth Broeckel-Berryman of Anchorage won silv...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:02pm
  • When Bernie and Marion Simon arrived at their Kasitsna Bay cabin on June 19, they were greeted by a bald eagle that appeared to be suffering from a wing injury. “The poor guy was hungry and so cold and wet,” said Marion Simon. “He couldn’t hop around. He kept stepping on his wing.” The Sim...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 2:31pm
  • Hired as chief of the Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Medical Service Area in January, Jim Dycus quickly saw the need for additional extrication equipment to help remove motorists from mangled vehicles. “When I had been here two months, we’d had six wrecks,” said Dycus of Sterling Highway vehi...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 1:07pm

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